S5 Alpine Chilean Rosehip Oil
High altitude rosehip oil is one of S5’s hero ingredients, taken from the Alpine ecosystem where organisms have developed highly advanced defensive mechanisms to survive the extreme heights with low oxygen levels, extreme cold and high level exposure to solar radiation.
Rosehip oil for a long time has been utilised in various folklore treatments and remedies, with its known healing abilities and efficacy powers to combat surgical, acne and sun scarring that was officially documented in 1983 by research at the University of Santiago. Since then, rosehip oil has undergone extensive research before reaching its widely accepted position today as an effective treatment for scars.
Scientific Data and Benefits
Rosehip oil is rich in bio-retinol and helps promote cellular renewal to significantly improve the condition of skin with scars; a perfect treatment to help heal marks on the body, with proven results. Clinical trials of Rosehip oil have confirmed a 41% improvement in the colour of scars, a 27% improvement in the appearance of scars and a 26% improvement in visible areas of scars.
As well as containing notable amounts of the antioxidant, Vitamin C, rosehip oil also has a high content of the fatty acids omega 6 and 9 that are responsible for creating an outer skin barrier that soothes and repairs the skin. Research at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Centre in San Francisco found that such an oil-based skin barrier could accelerate the healing of skin layers by increasing epidermal DNA synthesis.
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