Rosehip is renowned as a traditional remedy for scars, but does it actually work?
Well, in answering that question the first thing to note is that rosehip oil has been used in skincare for centuries, and is a remedy dating back to ancient civilisations!
So, yes, we think it’s really good for scars! Of course, as with any issue to do with skincare and general skin health, there’s an abundance of opinions and recommendations of treatments and remedies out there, ranging from traditional medicines to mass-produced over-the-counter products, and pretty much everything else in between!
Whether you prefer to go the conventional medical route or try home remedies, there are so many options that it can be difficult to know which route to take, but it’s fair to say that everyone agrees the right nutrient-rich oil can help reduce the appearance of scars.
Is rosehip oil better than other oils for scars?
Yes, we believe so! There are many options - geranium, lavender, cedar wood or sea buckthorn, for example - but here at Balmonds we wholeheartedly recommend rosehip oil as the best way to go if you want to support the regeneration and repair of damaged skin, because of the extraordinary richness of nutrients it contains.
Rosehip is great for treating post-operative scars, wrinkles, acne scars, and generally improving the condition of your skin anywhere on your body. And rosehip oil also makes a perfect carrier oil for essential oils to help treat specific skin conditions, so you can mix and match with other nourishing ingredients (as we do in our blended Rosehip Scar Oil).
How does rosehip oil work?
There’s been some sound medical research conducted concerning the effectiveness of rosehip oil as a treatment for scars.
A 2015 study, published in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, presented information stating that research had revealed that in the instances of post-surgical scars, when applying rosehip oil twice a day, every day, for a period of 12 weeks, the consistent results were considerably less discoloration, redness and atrophy than if rosehip hadn’t been not used.
It seems that rosehips are full of exactly the right kind of vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids that the skin needs to support its natural cycle of repair and regeneration; rosehip basically feeds the body with the building blocks of healthy skin, and applying it topically means those nutrients get just where they’re needed.
So if you’ve got scars, pigmentation, or skin damaged by itchy flare-ups, why not give rosehip oil a go!
Balmonds Rosehip Scar Oil with rosehip, lavender & chamomile (£18.99 for 50ml)