Rosehip Extract

Rosehip Extract

Rosehip extract is a potent and highly concentrated extract of the fruit of the rose plant. This extract is created by using a sustainable process, which yields an oil that is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. When applied topically to the skin, rosehip extract has numerous benefits that can help improve skin health and appearance.

It is renowned for its rich composition of essential fatty acids. With high levels of linolenic fatty acid (omega-3), it boasts potent anti-inflammatory properties, effectively reducing redness and soothing irritated skin. Additionally, its content of linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid facilitates the penetration of bioactives deep into the skin, enhancing their efficacy and promoting overall skin health.

Rosehip extract contains beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, that functions as a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against free radical damage caused by environmental stressors such as UV radiation and pollution. It also plays a role in promoting cell turnover and renewal, contributing to a smoother a complexion. Additionally, beta-carotene has been shown to have photoprotective properties, helping to reduce the risk of sunburn and UV-induced skin damage.

Similarly, lycopene, a carotenoid pigment found in rosehip extract, acts as a potent antioxidant. Like beta-carotene, lycopene helps neutralize free radicals, thereby protecting the skin from oxidative stress and premature aging. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin.


EXTRACTION: CO2 (Supercritical Extraction): A method of extracting plant chemicals by using pressurized CO2 as a solvent. It is one of the most efficient extractions to create a substance that embodies the entire plant rather than just the essential oils or triglycerides (cold-pressed oils).  

DESCRIPTION: Rosehip (Rosa canina) CO2 is extracted from the seeds of the rose fruit, also referred to as "hips."  The rose hips harvested for Cocoon products are from the Rosa canina species which is native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.  

KEY COMPONENTS: Linoleic, linolenic, oleic fatty acids, beta-carotene, lycopene, catechin.

FOUND IN: Carotene Glow Antioxidant Booster, Rosey Cheeks Facial Oil Serum