INCI: Rosa rubiginosa seed oil
What is Rosa rubiginosa seed oil?
Rosa rubiginosa, commonly known as sweet briar, is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and Western Asia. It grows densely, bearing prickles and pink-colored flowers. The plant is used as an ornamental plant, and the flowers are used for their fragrance. The seeds of the plant are used to extract oil, which is used in many cosmetic products.
Use & Benefits:
Anti-aging: Rosa rubiginosa seed oil is known for its anti-aging benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from free radical damage, a major contributor to skin aging. The oil also contains retinol, a form of vitamin A, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisturizing: The oil is an excellent moisturizer, due to its high levels of essential fatty acids, specifically linoleic acid and oleic acid. These fatty acids help to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Scar healing: Rosa rubiginosa seed oil is also known for its ability to help reduce the appearance of scars. It contains high levels of vitamin C, which can help stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. The oil also contains vitamin E, which can help promote skin healing and reduce inflammation.
Brightening: The oil contains beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which can help brighten the skin and even out skin tone.
Anti-inflammatory: Rosa rubiginosa seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin.
Acne-fighting: The oil has a high linoleic acid content, which has been shown to help regulate sebum production and prevent clogged pores, making it beneficial for those with acne-prone skin.
UV protection: The oil contains a natural form of sun protection, due to its high levels of antioxidants and vitamin A.
Hair care: Rosa rubiginosa seed oil can also be used to improve the health of hair. It can help hydrate the scalp and hair, reduce dandruff, and promote hair growth.
Overall, Rosa rubiginosa seed oil is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for both skin and hair care.
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