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Remove Wrinkles with Rose Hip Seed Oil

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Rose hip seed oil has been used for centuries to prevent wrinkles, but no scientific proof for the method existed until 1988. At that time, Dr. Bertha Paraja, Principal Professor, Faculty of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, from the University of San Marcos in Lima Peru, and Dr. Horst Kehl from the School of Pharmacology at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, made a scientific discovery. Due to rose hip oils high content of oleic, linoleic, and linolenic oils, commonly referred to as unsaturated essential fatty acids, noticeable skin regeneration really does take place when rose hip oil is used regularly. The active compound found in rose hip oil is called trans-retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A, which is also known as retinol. For some 30 years retinol has been used as a topical facial product. Unfortunately it has some unpleasant side effects. Because of its strength, retinol is only used while under the supervision of a physician. Using rose hip oil, however, can be done in the privacy of your own home without a physicians care.

How Rose Hip Oil Works

Though rose hip oil can be applied directly to the skin and then massaged in gently, care should be taken with any new product. Test a section of skin first to see if there is any reaction. Rose hip oil has the ability to reduce wrinkles and lines, fade age and sun spots, smooth and moisturize skin and also improve the appearance of lumpy disfiguring scars, both from surgical procedures and from everyday occurrences. With continuous use of rose hip oil as a facial moisturizer, users will notice positive signs by about the third month. By the fourth month results from faded spots and reduced lines will be visible to the naked eye. Because rose hip oil has plenty of vitamin C, it is also an antioxidant. The essential oils found in rose hips, more exactly in the seeds of rose hips, are filled with vitamins and antioxidants. Their hormone-like activity is necessary for healthy skin, but, unfortunately, these oils are not created within the body. Rose hip oil is also an excellent way to deal with stretch marks as well as old blemish scars. Its also good for those who suffer from eczema. It is an excellent moisturizer because it is absorbed quickly and because it is rich in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A boosts the growth of new skin and collagen, and vitamin C is an antioxidant, an anti-aging component, and also repairs damaged skin.

Other Uses for Rose Hips

  • Rose hips are used in cancer research as deterrents. Rose hips have been determined to reduce tumor growth, especially in prostrate cancer patients.
  • The juice from rose hips can be added to tea or mixed into a juice that has the ability to soothe a cold.

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