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As the name almost suggests, the rose hip seed oil is obtained from the seeds of the oval dog rose, which is also known as dog rose (Rosa Canina). The pure oil is available in both conventional and organic quality. The scent of the wild rose oil is very intense and is reminiscent of a sweet-sour to nut-like odor. Just like argan oil, the oil from rose hip kernels is also one of the comedogenic oils. This means that the oil from Rosa Canina does not clog pores like other beauty oils. 

But the ingredients are even more important : the rose hip oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Here is a brief overview:

  • saturated and unsaturated fatty acids such as palmitic acid, oleic acid, linsolic acid and linolenic acids
  • Lycopene
  • Tocopherol, better known as vitamin E.
  • Beta carotene
  • B vitamins
  • vitamin C
  • zinc
  • sodium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • iron
  • copper 
  • Phosphorus 

Now you are probably wondering what effect the individual ingredients have? While the color-giving carotenoids, which are understood as a precursor of vitamin A , are known as boosters for collagen production, it is also worth taking a look at the B vitamins. The B2 contained, for example, is one of the antioxidants and can therefore protect the skin from free radicals. 

The Vitamin C is a real secret weapon for a flawless complexion. It should be able to solve all skin problems . Impurities such as pimples and even pigment spots would be fought and reduced. 

Also worth mentioning are the unsaturated fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acid , which are found in large quantities in rose hips. They are said to have anti-inflammatory properties , for example , and are often found in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and care products. Among other things, they are used in acne to soothe the scars. 

Linoleic acid is also one of the most important nutrients for the human organism, as it promises great care for the body.