Organic Rose Hip SNO (Sunflower Oil)
Roses were among the first plants, if not the first, that were grown for
beauty’s sake alone. The practice began in Asia and spread to the Middle East
before becoming a gardening trend in European nations1. With
such emphasis on the aesthetic beauty of this flower, it is no surprise that
there was spiked curiosity in wondering if this plant would impart cosmetic
benefits that it so flawlessly portrayed.
The rose bush is still to this day displayed as a way to aesthetically
enhance gardens, rooms, porches, etc. More impressively, the rose bush tends to
bloom in the middle of winter. This quality can be attributed to rose’s
distinct ability to absorb moisture in the most brutal, restrictive
environmental conditions. Unlike a rose blossom, the skin becomes stressed when
subjected to harsh environmental conditions resulting in moisture depletion and
an aged complexion. Rose hip extract is intensely hydrating with a high absorbing
level, helping penetrate the skin almost immediately2. Furthermore,
Rose hip can be used topically to reduce the pace of aging. Photo-aging occurs
when free radicals from UV radiation cause preventable damage to the skin.
However, it is possible to diminish the visible signs of skin damage caused by
photo-exposure. Rose hip contains topical retinoic acid (vitamin A) that is
found in a natural, bio-available form. The retinoic acid found in Rose hip
helps promote protein synthesis and cell regeneration2. By
increasing the skin’s capacity to produce new tissue and rejuvenate matrix
stability, younger-looking skin is achieved. The retinoic acid works to
stimulate metabolic changes in the skin and therefore, accelerates normal cell
growth. The result of this cell rejuvenating mechanism is a smoother, more
radiant complexion and the decreased appearance fine lines and wrinkles.
Organic Rose Hip SNO is ideal for incorporation in organic skin care formulations which
promote beneficial conditioning properties. An anhydrous product extracted in
sunflower oil, Organic Rose Hip SNO imparts moisturizing benefits for a
luxurious, skin-nourishing experience that mimics the idea of indulging for
beauty’s sake alone!
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Rosa Canina Fruit Extract
Yellow to Light Amber
Storage: Protected from direct
light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
This product should be added to a formulation at the
recommended usage rate
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.