For those of you that are not familiar with Rose hips we have spotlighted this plant to give you reasons why it is so amazing.
Rose hips are found within the fruit of the wild thorny rose bush. For thousands of years the extracted oil has been used not only for the skin but also their medicinal properties. Now, new research is showing that Rose hips may be used to help fight obesity.
Early research demonstrated that Rose hip extract inhibits weight gain and decreases visceral fat in animals, but it wasn’t clear whether it could also help people. That’s when Japanese researchers decided to check it out.
The research team measured abdominal fat, body fat percentage, body weight, and body mass index (BMI) throughout the trial.
Every day of the study, the participants received a tablet that was either a placebo, or 100 mg of Rose hip extract. During the study, the participants did not change their diets.
After the study, BMI levels were all significantly decreased in the Rose hip group when compared to the placebo group.
But, Rose hip benefits do not stop here, when included in your skin care regimen they are said to be nature's answer to skin imperfections.
Rose hip oil is Omega-3 rich and has been thoroughly tested over the past two decades. The miraculous healing benefits have been show to rejuvenate damaged skin from sun, age spots, and even old scars fade after as little as four months of use.
Studies on the effects of this oil that were done in the 1980's showed impressive results. In 1983, patients with severe scarring showed improvements beyond what was thought possible. After a mere 4 months treatment, people with various types of damage and discoloration including acne, burns, aging, facial scarring, radiation, stretch marks, dermatitis, and other skin damage faded and skin began to revert to its original color.
In 1988 a study group that had sun damage from years of exposure began treatment and in 4 months time, the evidence of sun exposure was almost completely erased.
The high content of essential nutrients found in Rose hip seed oil nourishes and repairs damaged skin. It contains vitamins A, E, and other essential nutrients including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This oil is the only vegetable source of omega-3.
Rose hip seed oil is a natural source of retinoic acid. Retin-A, Renova and Tretinoin are all pharmaceutical preparations containing a synthetic source of retinoic acid which are being sold to treat wrinkles and the effects of premature aging and photo-aged skin.
Vitamin A delays the effects of age on cells and promotes cell regeneration. This makes skin more elastic decreasing wrinkles and giving a smoother and firmer look and feel. Skin looks younger because the cells are being replaced faster so in effect the skin is new.
Rose hip seed oil is a natural moisturizer. The oil has a heavy scent and goes on light. It sinks into the skin quickly and can be used under cosmetics or alone. Since it sinks in quickly, this oil doesn't leave behind a greasy feeling.
Overall, it is possibly the most useful beauty aid available, which is why we formulated a serum made of Rose hip oil that contains a serious vitamin cocktail, power-packed with regenerating and indulgent plant and botanical oils.
If your skincare routine is becoming a little ‘stuck’ and you feel your skin needs a boost, a natural serum is for you. Our A Few Less Wrinkles Serum is a unique, concentrated plant infused serum that hydrates, tightens and brightens the skin while slowing the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ref: [i] Nagatomo A et al, "Daily intake of rosehip extract decreases abdominal visceral fat in preobese subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial." Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2015 Mar 6;8:147-56. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S78623. eCollection 2015.