Rose hip oil (Rosa canina) is obtained from the seeds of the wild rose bush, normally found in Chile.
Cold-pressing ensures that the nutrient content of the seeds is preserved.
It is believed that the Chileans fiercely guarded the secrets of rose hip oil before it was put to scientific testing to prove its efficacy on the skin.
Rose hip oil has a high content of unsaturated, essential fatty acids, namely oleic (15-20%), linoleic (44-50%) and linolenic (30-35%). They are called ‘essential’ because