Rosa rubiginosa

Prehistoric findings of rosehips suggest that ancient people valued and treasured this precious flower. It has been ultivated for thousands of years for medicinal and culinary purposes in Europe, Asia and South America. The remarkable effects of this oil on the skin were known to the ancient Andean peoples, and recently these have been brought to light by modern scientific research in Chile, Germany and the US.

Rosehips have been used for centuries and studied at length for their ability to reduce the appearance of scars, repair deep cellular damage, and minimise the appearance of fine lines by supporting collagen and connective tissue.

The oils from both fruit and seed are used in Lusan preparations, meaning there is a greater variety of vitamins and nutrients available. With an impressively long list of potent active compounds including powerful antioxidants and nourishing vitamins, rosehip fruit and seed oils excel at repair for hyperpigmentation, scarring and sun damage of all kinds and provide the ultimate treatment to keep skin healthy and glowing. Rosehip really is natures gift to us.

Rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A and C, polyphenols, carotenoids and trace amounts of trans-retinoic acid, Rosehip oil can prevent the signs and symptoms of premature ageing, support collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots while simultaneously protecting and strengthening the skin from environmental damage.

There are no oils that match the unique chemical profile of Rosehip Oil, with nearly equal percentages of alpha-linolenic and linoleic acids. These essential fatty acids are vital for the synthesis of prostaglandins which control inflammation, immune response and repair. This supports the regeneration of cell membranes, cell's defence mechanism, speeds up the healing process, stimulates circulation and supports barrier function and repair, offering relief for inflammatory conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.

This delicate, dry oil immediately soaks into the skin, leaving it deeply hydrated yet free of any heavy residue.

Rosehip oil at a glance

Moisturisation: Rosehip oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that can help to moisturise and hydrate the skin, making it look and feel smoother and softer.

Anti-aging effects: Rosehip oil is high in vitamin A, which is known to have anti-aging properties. Regular use of rosehip oil can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.

Scar reduction: Rosehip oil is also believed to have scar-reducing properties. It can help to minimise the appearance of scars and improve skin elasticity, making it a popular choice for those who have undergone surgery or have acne scars.

Sun damage protection: Rosehip oil has natural sun-protective properties, thanks to its high levels of antioxidants. It can help to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation and prevent sun damage.