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51 Uses for Rosehip Oil South AFrica

Regardless of how well you care for your skin, outside variables, for example, the ever changing climate, lack of hydration and pollution can rapidly inflict significant damage on your appearance, bringing about dehydration, blemishes and irritation. Regain a more youthful glowing appearance to your skin by using Rosehip oil from South Africa provided by nature’s garden and crafted in Africa.

This brilliant multi-tasking oil has been specifically developed to improve, illuminate and clear up uneven skin. This approved organic oil is enhanced with Vitamins A and E as well as Omegas 9, 3 and 6 essential fatty acids (no less than 80%) derived from intensely effective Rosehip seeds. Many celebrities use this well-kept beauty secret, such as Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to name a few.

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Miranda Kerr personally wears rosehip oil under her moisturiser because she has found that it helps to rejuvenate her skin as it’s full of anti-oxidants. Model David Gandy and Duchess of Cambridge Kat Middleton have also praised the oil. Well-known for its capability to restore skin cells, maintain moisture and improve elasticity, this highly acclaimed multi-purpose oil helps to diminish the visible signs of ageing as well as reduce the appearance of scars, stretch-marks and discolouration. Want bright, luminous and youthfully looking skin? Simply apply 3-4 drops to your fingertips after washing and toning and gently massage onto face and décolletage.

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Use for Rosehip Oil

1. You can make your own skin moisturising lotion by applying a few drops directly onto your skin or by adding a couple drops of rosehip oil to some coconut oil and applying it to the dry skin. Those who have irritated skin may even use this combination to alleviate their skin as coconut oil is antibacterial. Moisture levels in the skin increase because of its high vitamin, antioxidant and essential fatty acid ingredients, this oil makes for an exceptional chemical-free skin moisturiser.

Skin Treatment

2. Improve your skin’s natural luminescence by applying it under your current day or night cream. Combine Rosehip and Shea moisturiser for an instant boost.

3. At times our skin becomes rough, dry, and flaky especially during the more dry months when there is a lack of moisture in the air, replenish dehydrated skin with the application of Rosehip Oil on targeted areas, i.e. elbows and knees. Use this treatment daily until your skin becomes supple and is restored.


4. Sunburn leaves the skin feeling tight and uncomfortable, gently apply the oil onto the sunburnt skin as an after sun soother. Rosehip oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so you should feel instant relief once the oil has been rubbed directly on to the burn.

UV Damage

5. It can help correct UV damage and pigmentation from the sun. Over-exposure to the sun causes skin discoloration and wrinkles to appear, it is one of the top 10 causes of premature skin ageing. The antioxidants in this oil repairs damage while the essential fatty acid properties restore skin tone, blemishes and texture. Excessive sun exposure causes damage to the production of collagen and the levels of collagen drop naturally as you age. However rosehip can help restore the collagen production back to normal due to its high vitamin C content. Red on for more uses for rosehip oil.

6. Aids in plumping up the surface of the skin which helps to reduce dehydration lines. Rosehip oil is high in vitamin C which has a natural skin anti-aging agent and aids in the production of collagen. The body naturally produces collagen which supports flexibility and elasticity of the skin. So when using Rosehip oil the high vitamin C content will fuel the collagen synthesis engine. This nifty oil also contains vitamin A necessary for healthier looking skin as it decreases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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7. Use as an intensive moisturising, natural massage oil for the body and face. It is great to be pampered every now and then especially in this fast paste life style that takes a toll on our mind and body, so grab your Rosehip oil and treat yourself to a relaxing massage which will not only leave you feeling relaxed but uplifted as well. Take some time out to indulge and improve the look and feel of your complexion. You can use the oil directly on the skin or add rosehip oil to some melted coconut oil with a few drops of lavender oil, and then gently apply the mixture in circular motions all over the body and face, helping the muscles relax and the body to unwind.

8. This oil can be used as a smoothing neck treatment, it will provide moisture and radiance as this area struggles to stay hydrated. Lack of moisture and dehydration of the neck skin causes sagging, it tends to look dull and prematurely aged. Hydrating this area with Rosehip oil keeps your skin cells plump so your skin looks smoother giving you a more youthful appearance.

Ideal for Travel

9. Rosehip Oil is the perfect size for travel, so you can shoot through baggage control, it is also contained in a dark glass bottle to protect the contents from the sun and heat.

10. This oil is the perfect travel companion to refresh and revive tired, tight and dull skin during plane flights. The air inside the plane cabin can be harsh on your skin, causing it to become dry, flaky, and itchy. You can rehydrate your skin from the inside by drinking plenty of water and from the outside by applying Rosehip to your face and hands.

11. If you would like to help smooth and create sheen to your hair, pop a drop of oil in your hands and rub together and apply it to wet hair, begin with a small amount and add more if necessary. The Vitamins A,C, and E in Rosehip oil help put the shine back in dull hair and reduce dandruff as well.

12. If you have split ends use this weightless, dry oil to smooth the hair follicles.

Hair Treatment

13. Tame those unruly fly-aways and De frizz your hair, by using Rosehip oil as a finishing oil – perfect for up-dos on humid nights.

14. This oil also aids in the cellular renewal process of the skin so it is perfect to use it as a night time rejuvenating treatment.

15. The more sensitive skin types will also benefit from this oil as it desensitises and neutralises the skin.

16. Use on angry, red, irritated skin as it has calming and soothing benefits.

17. The décolleté area is the area most exposed to the sun, using Rosehip oil in this area helps to even out the skin tone.

Hands and Nail Treatment

18. Use on hands, nail and cuticle area to strengthen and relieve dry, cracking skin. When the outer layer of skin is compromised, the skin becomes dry, cracked and rough. Skin is built to hold onto moisture and to naturally renew itself, however exposure to the sun, cold air, wind, dirt, chemicals, and more, can gradually damage this layer, so that the skin can no longer retain moisture. Damaged skin is also more susceptible to environmental pollutants and UV radiation, which can accelerate dryness and aging.

Heel Treatment

19. This oil is perfect for softening and restoring cracked dry heels apply it every evening for optimum results.

20. Apply a drop to your index finger and smooth over your eyebrows to soften coarse eyebrow hair and make them more manageable.

21. Use as a pre-shave treatment to protect skin from damage caused by shaving, and to soften the hair pre-shave. Shaving can strip away the outermost layer of your skin which is responsible for locking in moisture. When shaving disrupts it you can easily end up with dry, peely skin. So be sure to use Rosehip oil to maintain healthy skin before and after you shave. Need even more uses for rosehip oil, then continue reading.

Perfect for Beard Oil

22. Want to soften up your beard? Simply apply as much as needed to your hands and run through your beard to maintain healthy hair.

23. Apply on blemishes and marks to clear and reduce uneven pigmentation.

Treats Scar Tissue

24. Massage into scar tissue to soften the tissue and help obtain much needed omegas, vitamins and fatty acids from the oil back into the skin as it is often damaged after trauma.

25. Use to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and to even the skin tone around the affected area.

Face Mask Booster

26. Add a few drops of Rosehip Oil to boost a moisturising face mask.

27. On those days when your foundation is drying out your skin mix a couple of drops together with your foundation for aluminous, natural healthy glow.

28. By mixing Rosehip oil with a moisturising body lotion it will add a glamorous glow to your body.

29. Give yourself a youthful glow by polishing the Rosehip Oil over your shoulders and brow bones as finishing oil.

30. Want to maximise your products benefits? Apply the oil before using a gel to help penetrate deeper into the skin.

Treat Dry Flacky Lips

31. Amoungest other uses for rosehip oill is the treatment of dry, flaky lips. If you have dry and flaky lips apply a couple of drops on to your lips to soften and smooth – it can also be applied under lip balm/lip stick.

32. It minimises the appearance of scars and burns, and prohibits the skin from drying up after burning.

Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles

33. Rosehip oil strengthens the cell wall which treats fine lines and wrinkles.

34. Use to strengthen and restore brittle, damaged nails. This treatment will come in especially handy after wearing gel or acrylic nails as we know that artificial nails destroy the nails matrix among other negative effects. Having these false nails and chemicals put onto the nail also dry out the natural oils that the nail produces. So be sure to give your nails the much needed rest and restoring period between applying artificial products and add this oil to your nail care regimen.

Treats Eczema

35. If you have eczema and psoriasis this oil is perfect remedy to help soothe these affected areas.

36. One of the many unknown uses for rosehip oil is the treatment of tatoos. Use as an aftercare treatment for tattoos – it helps the healing process by protecting the skin from drying out.

37. Can be used as an intensive hand treatment, apply before you pop on dish washing gloves and begin washing the dishes. Turn dishwashing into a mini treatment!


38. Use this oil as an intensive body envelopment, mix with a little moisturiser and apply it to the entire body to pamper your skin. Ideal for dehydrated or stressed skin as it will replenish, nourish and revitalise the whole body.

Dreadlock Treatment

39. Dreadlock rejuvenator – helps to maintain the condition of the hair.

Foot Treatment

40. Overnight soothing foot treatment – apply the oil all over the feet and then cover with soft cotton socks before heading to bed. You will wake to softer, smoother skin and heels as it will help lock in the moisture for hours.

Treatment for your scalp

41. Massage into scalp to help alleviate dandruff and damage caused by hair dye and the sun.

Exfoliate Rub

42. Mix with sugar to make a more intensive deep treatment or polish, as the sugar will exfoliate the skin and the oil will be more easily absorbed.

43. One of the many unknown uses for rosehip oil is the treatment of  skin after illness. Apply to cracked skin caused after an illness. After having hay fever, the flu or a cold the nose and lip area tend to dry out and become sensitive, irritated and red. Use Rosehip oil to soothe and restore the broken skin.

44. Gently press into nappy rash area to help soothe inflamed, irritated skin.

45. Use after tanning to keep skin from drying out and to prevent peeling. It will also enhance the tan by adding a beautiful golden glow, prolonging that holiday feeling.

46. Take this convenient travel size oil along on skiing holidays to prevent skin from chapping in the cold winds.

47. Apply the day before fake tanning to prep skin to promote a more even coverage that will last longer. First exfoliate your skin, this removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, unclogs your pores and prevents uneven skin tone. Followed by thoroughly cleansing your skin and lastly apply Rosehip oil to moisturise these steps will ensure an even application of self-tan.

48. Use as an after bite treatment to reduce inflammation and redness, protect skin, and to soothe itching.

Correct pH Levels in Your Skin

49. It corrects the pH levels in your skin especially after using harsh stripping agents and products.

50. Rosehip Oil is rich in fatty acids, lycopene, and vitamins A and C which protects skin prone to broken capillaries.

Eye Shadow Enhancment

51. Add rosehip oil to your eye shadow or pigment and it will create a wet or foiled look to your eye makeup.

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