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Rose Hip Oil for Skin

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Rose Hip Oil for Skin
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If you're new to the idea of using oil on your face and didn't listen to our advice to start using argan oil, you're not going to want to miss the benefits your skin will get from rose hip oil.

What is Rose Hip Oil?

You know that big "pod" on your rose bush that stays after all of the petals fall off? That's where the rose hip oil is extracted from. It is great for all skin types from oil to very dry. It is particularly great at healing scars, such as acne or even sunburns. (Aloe alternative?) It also has the amazing ability to reverse and fight off the signs of aging.

What makes it so special is what's inside of the oil: vitamin A (think retinoids) , vitamin E (antioxidant), essential fatty acids (effect cell structure), linolenic and linolenic acids (diminishes scars such as acne and age spots). It can be used on hair, nails and skin and after learning all about it, we're stocking up.

Product Pick

Trilogy has a certified organic rose hip oil that is 100% pure oil - no other added ingredients. (compare prices) It is about 1.5 ounces and currently retails for $24. Just note that rose hip oil goes rancid after about six months, so use up!

Have your own rose bushes and want to make your own rose hip oil? Here are some simple directions. And if you're intrigued and want to know more about oils for skin, check out what good can come out of avocado oil.

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