Organic rosehip (Rosa canina) oil is well known for its prevention of long-term facial skin damage. To use pure rosehip seed oil on the face, simply dot the oil on skin after cleansing, as a serum. Rosehip oil contains trans-retinoic acid which is unique and may be the constituent that is so effective on the skin.
Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil is made from cold-pressed rose fruit (hip) seeds, which contain essential fatty acids known for skin conditioning. Rosehip seed oil can be combined with macadamia oil for stability and even better hydration in body and facial care products.
Though originally native to Europe, Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil comes from Chile. Rosa canina was introduced to Chile in the 1800s and rapidly naturalized in the southern Andes. It now grows throughout the region and has been harvested there for 100 years.The harvest season is relatively short but intense. A special tool and protective clothing are used for harvesting the hips from the thorny bushes. Harvested hips are dried, then the seeds are separated and ground up before being cold-pressed into the beautifully colored rosehip seed oil.
What’s the difference between organic rosehip oil and conventional rosehip oil? Organic oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).