About Dog Rose Oil
Rosa canina is a climbing, wild rose that is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia, and is now commonly found in North American and New Zealand. Notably high in vitamin C, this plant also contains high levels of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Produced using a chilly press removal system, the oil is extracted from the hip, or fruit, of the rose grow, hence the common name of Dog Rose oil.
Traditionally used to make syrups, teas, marmalades and even wine, the plethora of fatty acids and other beneficial attributes of this oil also make it a great addition to skin care products. As an added benefit, it is easily absorbed into the skin and therefore, doesn’t leave an oily or greasy residue.
How It Works
Containing linoleic, oleic and linolenic acids, antioxidants, vitamins, lycopene and beta-carotene C, dog rose oil offers incredible benefits to the skin.
The omega-6 fatty acids aid the membrane layers of skin cells, omega-9 fatty acids work to keep skin hydrated and supple, and omega-3 fatty acids have great moisturizing properties. This oil also works to protect the skin against, and repair it from, free radical damage caused by the sun and other environmental toxins.
With high levels of antioxidants, dog rose oil adds effective anti-aging benefits to a formulation because they help slow down, and even decrease, the signs of aging.
dog rose oil’s ability to absorb quickly and create a protective barrier prevents skin or hair from becoming dehydrated.
Dog rose fruit oil is considered safe, non-toxic, and a non-irritant. While allergies to the oil can occur in those with highly sensitive skin, these instances are rare.
Binomial Name: Rosa Canina
Common Name: Dog Rose Oil, Rosehip
Source: Hips (fruit) of the Rosa Canina plant
EWG Score: 1
Proven and Possible Benefits
Acne Anti-aging Brittle nails Moisturizing Shiny, healthy hair
Arthritis Dermatitis Eczema Scarring Sunburn
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