- Diminishes scars and pits
- Lightens pigmentation
- Re-hydrates dry skin
- Good moisturizer
- Reduces stretch marks
Rosa Canina Seed Extract is an extract of the seeds of the wild rose, also known as dog rose or rosa canina. For centures rose canina seeds have been used by native tribes for its medicinal benefits.
As it is a natural source of vitamin C, wild rose hips demonstrate significant repairing action on fine lines and pigmentation disorders. Moreover, it is also reach source of linoleic and linolenic acid, which gives wild rose excellent moisturizing properties, as well as healing and softening properties.
Believed to improve the skin by stimulating production of collagen in fibroblast cells, extraction of seeds from wild rose is a very common for use in organic facial skin care. It also forms a protective film on the skin that helps the cell regeneration and improves the texture of the epidermis. Because of this, rose canina seed extract is believed to reduce skin blemishes and irritations, improve overall hydration and lessen the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
As said above, wild rose seed is the best source of vitamin C, containing 50% more vitamin C than oranges. Furthermore wild rose hips also contain vitamins A, D and E, as well as essential fatty acids, and high levels of antioxidant flavonoids, well known for their anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antiallergenic properties.
Vitamins in the wild rose extract help the body to heal itself from deep within. It is beneficial in lessening the puckering, swelling, and the redness that occurs from scarring. Wild rose extract even prevents occurrence of keloid or the pinkish tissue bordering the wounded area on the skin.
Believed to be a magic ingredient for all skin types, wild rose nourishes the skin from deep within and re-hydrates the skin, making it great nourishment for dry skin. Furthermore, it is a good nourishing agent for oily skin also, because it is absorbed by the skin so well that it even drinks in the extra oil from skin pores.
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Scientists also investigated the effects of compounds isolated from the wild rose on melanoma cells and the possible mechanisms responsible for the inhibition of melanin biosynthesis. They isolated compound called quercetin from the wild rose seeds and found that it inhibited tyrosinase protein expression, suggesting rosa canina extract may have potent skin lightening properties.
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- Biosc Biotech Biochem. 2009 Sep; 73: (9) 989-1993. – Inhibitory Effect of Quercetin Isolated from Rose Hip (Rosa canina L.) against Melanogenesis by Mouse Melanoma Cells