rOSEHIP seed OIL
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Rosa Carina (Rosehip Seed Oil)
Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.
By using a cold-press extraction process, the oil is separated from the hips and seeds. For facial skin care, rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally. It protects the skin and increases cell turnover because it contains beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), vitamin C and vitamin E which are all antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
Rosehip oil’s healing properties are due to its chemical structure. As I noted, it’s rich in essential fatty acids, but more specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Rosehip oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA), and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
It is also one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C which is another reason why rosehip oil is such a great choice for the skin and more.
The extraction of rosehip oil is one of the most important steps to ensuring the best quality rosehip oil. The quality of rosehip oil is revealed in its colour and smell which should be a golden amber colour, and an earthy, herb like scent. Methods for extraction include cold-pressing, chemical (solvent) extraction, and supercritical extraction.
Nova Argan uses the seed along with the skin the fruit of the rosehip this gives us the extra vitamin A, lycopene and Beta-carotene which have amazing healing powers. To preserve the maximum amount of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, our oil is extracted from the rose hips using a heat-free and solvent-free process called supercritical extraction. We super critically extract our rosehip oil under very low temperatures as it keeps all the oils valuable components intact. Heat, air, water and light can all affect the quality of rose hip oil and so these are avoided as much as possible during the manufacturing process.
Nova Argan’s supercritical extraction process of rose hip oil is a process which starts by collecting the organically grown rose hips and then placing the hips into a pressure vessel. This pressure vessel is sealed and then has liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) gently run through it. Pressure is applied and the liquid CO2 is able to remove the rose hip oil from the hips. This liquid is then collected and as the pressure and temperature are changed the CO2 reverts back to a gas leaving the pure rose hip oil behind. This super critical extraction process has the advantage of leaving zero amounts of any solvent (CO2) behind with the rose hip oil and does not involve high temperatures which may also adversely affect the natural aroma and colour of the rose hip oil.
It is an organically certified process which produces the highest quality oil, guarantees purity and gives the product a higher shelf life.