A Rosy Outlook for Your Skin
By Anna Jimenez, Editorial Video Director |
First, lets break down the basics. There are rare and precious resources that grow naturally on the planet that can fix even the most problematic skin. Rose hip seed oil is one of them. It comes from the seeds of a rose bush native to the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina. But luckily for you, there is no need to book a flight or dust off your hiking boots in order to get your hands on this precious oil. Due to its unique skin rejuvenating properties, beauty brands are bottling it up for you.
It is the uniqueness of this oil that has everyone so excited. Not only does it contain vitamin A (nature's retinol) and vitamin C, it also contains extremely high levels of essential fatty acids—more than argan and grapeseed oil. No other natural oil has all of these nutrients. And the effects of this extremely dry oil include reducing pore size, evening out skin tone and texture, improving wrinkles and reducing acne as well as sun damage.
The founder of M. Steves Skincare, Mally Steves Chakola, personally discovered the power of rose hip seed oil after she witnessed the effects it had on a 20-year-old scar. After two weeks of use, she found that the scar dramatically reduced in size and color. That's why she incorporated the oil into every single product she put out into the market. The M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($64) contains the highest concentration of the oil out of all her products and can be added to boost most of her other products.
OLEHENRIKSEN also recently came out with Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil ($45), which contains 100 percent organic cold pressed rose hip seed oil. It absorbs quickly into the skin to heal, nourish, and hydrate.