Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Roses are synonymous with beauty and love; did you know that they also provide one of Nature’s best kept secrets for fighting wrinkles?

The seeds in the hips (fruits) of the Rosa mosqueta bush, a wild rose that grows in the Andes of Chile and Argentina, are pressed to yield a rich, orange-colored oil. This luxurious oil is rich in essential fatty acids that nourish the skin, and natural retinoic acid (vitamin A) that assists with cell regeneration and production of collagen and elastin. These promote a smoother texture and firmer, more youthful skin, with greater elasticity.

The oil is also high in vitamin C & bioflavonoids, and vitamin E – everything your skin needs for glowing health!

Even better is the oil that’s pressed from both the seeds AND skin of the rosehip. This oil contains high amounts of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that imparts an even deeper, richer shade of orange to the oil.

•Wrinkles & mature skin
•Dry & damaged skin
•Age spots
•Stretch marks

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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