How to choose a good quality Rosehip Oil

Ria Pattni 6 Min Read
How to choose a good quality Rosehip Oil

Why choose Rosehip oil?

Rosehip is a cherished and effective oil for so many and we are going to explore all of the qualities of the best Rosehip oil! Find out what are the most important factors for choosing the best Rosehip oil! 

The best formulation is completely natural and unrefined, with its own unique scent, which can be verification of its pure nature. 

What are Rosehips?

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and usually form in late summer and autumn, after the rose plant has been pollinated. Once the rose bud falls off, many people forget about the roses, although the fruit of the plant follows.

The colour of a rosehip is usually red, although sometimes they can vary and be orange or purple. Fushi Rosehip oil is unrefined and natural that the colour and scent can vary between the batches. The oil being in its most natural state is so important to us at Fushi, which is why we only source the best possible quality Rosehips.
Rosehip oil is the one of the most nutritionally packed fruits of any plant, which is why it has become such a sought after product around the globe. Traditionally, Rosehips have been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years, by cultures such as the early populations of the Americas, and also parts of Europe.
Rosehip oil has gained momentum in recent years after many people have learnt about the incredible qualities of the oil. There are many benefits to this oil, and the most well known is the anti-aging properties the oils possesses. Rosehip is a versatile oil which is deeply moisturising and can be used to completely rejuvenate the skin. 

Where is Fushi Rosehip Oil sourced from?
At Fushi, we believe in sourcing the best possible ingredients for our oils, which means we have to find the best regions in the world where Rosehips grow naturally. Our Rosehips are exclusively grown for us by a small-scale farm in a mountainous region in Ukraine. An ecologically clean place, with fresh air and clean soil, the Rosehips here grow biodynamically. Our oil is always pressed fresh from harvest to preserve its potency and quality. The results are a pure amber unrefined oil with an abundance of vitamin A and E. 



What is the method of pressing the best Rosehip oil?
It is important that the rosehip berries are picked and then cold-pressed. Cold pressing is extremely important of any oil as it retains the nutrients and keeps the oil in its best condition. By using a cold-press extraction process, the oil is then separated from the hips and seeds. Each fresh seed is then cold-pressed to produce a fresh, light and dry oil. This method should happen in small amounts, to ensure the quality of the oil. It is also important the oil is fresh pressed from the season's harvest, to ensure a potent and effective oil. 

How can I tell if a Rosehip Oil is high quality?
To recognise a good quality Rosehip oil, the colour, smell and consistency of the oil are the two factors which matter the most. There are many Rosehip oils which claim to be unrefined and 100% natural, although today this is becoming increasingly rare to find. The majority of the Rosehip oils on the market today originate from Chile, as it is widely available. At Fushi, decided to  research the quality of the Rosehips and discovered the best place for Rosehip to grow to their best quality is in the mountains, as they need cooler climates. In the mountainous regions of Ukraine, the Rosehips grow naturally and are not cultivated. The berries are handpicked, and are cold pressed by mechanical pressing in small batches which assures the best quality, retaining their nutrients. 

The best Rosehip oil is organic and bio-dynamically grown. We were lucky enough to be able to source Rosehip from a small family business, that fresh press this Rosehip and understand how the oil should be in its most natural form. Premium Rosehip oil will have an amber hue.

How to find a good quality Rosehip Oil:

The rosehip seeds should be cold, fresh pressed from harvest which preserves the oils quality and potency. 

What should the Rosehip oil look like?
Top quality rosehip oil is a pure amber colour due to it's abundance of Vitamin A and E. The colour of a Rosehip is usually red, though sometimes they can be orange or purple. Paler colours are an indication that the oil may have oxidised - you can keep oils fresh by keeping them in a cool place, out of direct sunlight and avoid leaving unsealed for prolonged periods of time.
The texture should be smooth, but thick, and never of a thin consistency. The scent of the Rosehip is distinctive, therefore is very hard to replicate. Many people expect it to smell of roses, when in fact this oil has a herbaceous and earthy fragrance. Fushi Rosehip Oil is unrefined and natural, which is why the potency of the smell may vary between batches. It is important to remember that cold pressing an oil is the best way to ensure quality, maximum potency, and the highest vitamin and mineral content.


What is the nutritional value of the best Rosehip oil?
In the cold weather our skin can become dry and dehydrated. Rosehip oil is an amazing way to bring back some moisture into the skin as it absorbs well and sinks into the skin, without leaving a greasy finish. To boost the hydration of the skin, you can try adding a drop or two to your daily moisturiser which will act to brighten and revive your skin this winter.
The best Rosehip oil is high in Vitamins E, A and C. They are so important and beneficial for the skin. These vitamins can help to reduce the aging and pigmentation of the skin, as well as aiding in skin regeneration, and helping to even out the skin tone. Pure Rosehip is rich is Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), especially omega 3 and 6. As your body does not produce EFA's, it is vital you get these from your diet or other means. This oil is unique mainly due to the composition of Oleic, Palmitic, Linoleic and Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA). Rosehip is a powerful antioxidant which is really beneficial for the body as a whole.
 
Why is it important for Rosehip Oil to be certified organic?
Whenever we get the opportunity to source organic products, we do. It makes a big difference as we can have entirely chemical and preservative free products which also makes a great difference to the efficacy of the oils. Our skin is so important, it is the largest organ of our body that absorbs anything applied onto the skin into the bloodstream including the chemicals in the environment, and even those in products that we use. This is why we use organic products and give these to our customer. Our Organic Rosehip Oil is completely unrefined and can help maintain a glowing, healthy complexion.
 
What are the benefits of using good quality Rosehip Oil?
Choosing a top quality Rosehip Oil maximises the benefits of this oil in your skin. Rosehip has a number of uses which the oil is known and used for. Rosehip is a great anti-aging oil. The oil is used for stretch marks, scars, blemishes, as well as certain skin conditions. Rosehip is a special oil in the way that it can give your skin a healthy looking glow. Not only does it help minimise skin marks and lines, but it brightens up the skin. The Essential fatty acids can work wonders for the skin, and can work to soothe inflammation and act as an antioxidant.

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