BOTANICAL NAME: Rosa rubiginosa (rusty-red)
EXTRACTION: Cold pressed
DESCRIPTION: Rosehip oil is pressed from the seeds of the rose fruit, also referred to as "hips." The rose hips harvested for Cocoon products are from the rosa rubiginosa species which is native to Europe and western Asia. Rosehip oil has been used for centuries to sooth skin, and it is thought that its use dates back to Ancient Egypt. Rosehip oil is obtained through cold pressing and is rich in essential fatty acids including omega 3 - alpha linolenic acid. These fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and help to carry nutrients deep into layers of the dermis. This oil has a high carotenoid content which protects the skin, and also contains tretinoin which is an anti-aging, regenerative bioactive that is suitable for acne as well as diminishes fine wrinkles. The oil is pale yellow to deep golden in colour and and has a light vegetable aroma.
KEY COMPONENTS: Linolenic and linoleic acids