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Rose hip seed extract and oil


Rosehip seed extract  Rosa rubignosa, Rosa mosquetta

Rosehip seed essential oil and Rose hip seed oil are extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush, Rosa rubignosa, also referred to as Rosa mosquetta, which grows primarily in the southern Andes mountains of South America. 

The rose grows in thick spiny bushes that protect the flowers and tiny seeds which are attached to hair like fronds that are very itchy and are fatal if breathed into the lungs. (...It has been used to make itching powder.)

Color: golden yellow to orange

Aroma:  mild, pleasantly nutty


Traditionally, the Andean Indians of Chile have relied on the nourishment and anti-inflammatory benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil in their medicinal practices, skin and hair care regimens.  It was also be used by ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its amazing healing properties.

Rosehip oil was made into a syrup and rationed in Britain during wartime to ensure children's resistance to infection. A syrup made from the empty seed cases also helped to relieve diarrhea, stomach and menstrua l cramps, nausea and indigestion. 

Beneficial Constituents for Skin Care  

Essential Fatty Acids - Rosehip seed extract is rich in Linoleic (omega 6) and Linolenic ( omega 3) fatty acids, which help the skin to stay hydrated, plump and moist, thereby maintaining a youthful, vibrant and healthy appearance.  These fatty acids also make it beneficial for use with dry, weathered, dehydrated skin. 

Antioxidants - Rosehip seed extract is abundantly rich with an array of antioxidants, esuch as vitamin C, which is key to the production of Collagen; and beta carotene a precursor to Vitamin A. It contains trans-retinoid acid or tretinoin, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from oxidation damage and encourages the skin's natural repair function.

The rich content of antioxidants A, C, E and Lycopene together help to brighten the skin and reduce uneven skin tone and discoloration.

Rosehip seed extract is effective for treating skin infections and damaged skin tissue caused by scalds and burns. It's cell renewal capability is beneficial for healing scars after surgery, wrinkles, dark 'age' spots, drying effects of sun exposure, crows ' feet around eyes, mouth and stretch marks.    

With regular use, Rosehip seed extract conditions the skin, improving skin firmness and elasticity.

Suited to All Skin Types - Normal, Sensitive, Dry, Mature, Combination; As a natural anti-inflammatory, it is effective for Acne and Rosacea.  And it is safe for use during Pregnancy.

Supercritical CO2 Extract Rosehip seed delivers the complete and concentrated properties of the plant. It contains no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, and no heavy metals.

This is the form of Rosehips seed extract that we use in all Garden of Eve face creams: 

Wise Woman Emollient;

        Elegantly Aging & Normal 

Nature's Renewal; 

        Elegantly Aging & Normal 

Clearly Lovely; Acne prone  

Calm Face Cream;  Rosacea prone 

Expectantly Lovely;  - Safe for Pregnancy  

Adam's Face Cream -  Men's Face Cream


ALSO Outdoor FUN Face & Body Cream contains cold pressed Rosehip seed oil



Medicinal Benefits

Danish and Norwegian studies have found that Rosehip seed powder reduces pain and improves movement for osteoarthritis sufferers. Preliminary studies have also shown that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in Rosehip may help to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's and Heart disease. According to the University of Maryland Rosehip tea has been found to be beneficial to reduce inflammation.


Author, Eve Stahl, is a Health Consultant, Herbalist and Skin Care expert. She specializes in using nature’s plants to enhance the health of people and to protect the health of our planet. To achieve this purpose she has created Garden of Eve Skin Care products for sensitive skin and all skin types. You can visit her company at: www.gardenofeve.com Prospective Affiliates visit: www.gardenofeveskincare.com/affiliate-application

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