That’s right, the flowering plant you have seen so many times in gardens and front yards is a helpful herb! Though you can use the entire plant, we use the small, seed pods of the plant, called rosehips. Rose has a beautiful, light aromatic smell, which is why it is such a popular flower.
Why You Might Find it Helpful
Rosehips contain anti-inflammatory fatty acids and several antioxidants (vitamins A and C) to fade scars and blemishes. Studies have even shown that rosehip powder noticeably moisturized and increased collagen levels in subjects’ skin.
Rosehips also contains lycopene and beta-carotene, which is said to have skin-lightening properties to assist with hyperpigmentation. Due to this, Motherlove uses rosehips in our Pregnant Belly Oil, Pregnant Belly Salve, and C-Section Cream to help prevent scarring and soothe irritated skin.
What It Looks Like
Roses have long, thorn-covered stalks that flower with five petals. Each petal is defined by two distinct lobes that range in color from red, pink, white, or yellow.
Things to Know
Rosehips allergic reactions can occur. If you experience allergy symptoms, please refrain from continually using products with rosehips as an ingredient.