Rosehip oil is considered one of the great natural oils, as is camellia oil. We compare the two oils and see their benefits, properties and strengths.
The formula that worked so well in the last decades of the last century, of a technical cosmetic, based on constant laboratory innovations, always looking for new active ingredients that promise us the moon and immediate effects, has been taking place for some time now have to make a place on the shelves for humble natural oils, which are increasingly known and used for their benefits for skin and hair.
“Less is more”
Oils are increasingly in demand because we are returning to a more natural and minimalist approach to beauty routines. This “diet” for skin care consists of using fewer products but containing higher concentrations of effective ingredients. An approach in which the watchword is consistency and the use of pure and versatile ingredients. Fewer products, but more effective, and this is precisely what characterizes a good natural oil, simplicity.
“Recovering ancestral knowledge”
In the 21st century, scientific studies not only corroborate the properties attributed to natural oils and many of the plants that have been traditionally used in different cultures for skin care, in addition to finding out their rich composition in fatty acids, vitamins , terpenes, phenolic compounds, etc., reveal the mechanisms by which they act. They find that there are active ingredients in nature that are as or more powerful and effective than those from the laboratories of major brands.
“Science corroborates it”
Several studies demonstrate the properties that these oils provide when it comes to regenerating skin that has suffered major trauma -such as surgery-. The doctors are clear and they will recommend that you treat your scar with an oil that helps your skin in that task, the best known in these latitudes for that use is Rosehip oil.
Since the stone age, the fruits or rose hips of the different varieties of wild roses have traditionally been consumed in infusion, jams and other preparations. Considered a functional food for its very high content of vitamins of groups B and C. Today it is used in vitamin supplements, however, these vitamins are water soluble and are hardly found in the oil extracted from the seeds.
In addition to its healing power, the oil extracted from the seeds of rosehip has earned a great reputation as a cosmetic thanks to its unique combination of fatty acids that bind to make it an excellent remedy for scarring, hyper-pigmentation and sun damaged skin.
Although it can work well with oily and acne-prone skin types – as it has a low comedogenic index (level of occlusive power of pores) – its application directly on active acne is not recommended because it is known to aggravate infections. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil has a short shelf life and can go rancid very easily. To avoid this, this delicate oil must be refrigerated or kept in a cool and dark place, changes in color and smell will warn us of its rancidity.
Of more ancestral use in Asia and like that extracted from the seeds of the rosehip, the Oil of Japanese Camellia (tsubaki oil) is one of the other natural oils with great healing power. Its ability to maintain homeostatic balance and the integrity of the stratum corneum, improving its water retention capacity TEWL (Trans EpidermalWaterLoss, is a measurable index), are essential to restore stressed skin, whether due to burns, cuts, irritations, rashes , redness, etc
Comparison between rosehip oil and camellia oil
Camellia and Rosehip Oils are two of the great regenerating oils, ideal for aiding healing and with magnificent cosmetic properties, recognized worldwide for their numerous benefits for the skin. On a cosmetic level, its fatty acids penetrate deep into the skin, where they work to neutralize free radicals, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and increase permeability, they have the ability to dramatically change the condition of the skin.
“Facts are loves”
Many people have realized that, if attacked skin clearly benefits from the use of a good natural oil with regenerating properties, its cosmetic use on healthy skin will provide it with the nutrients and water retention capacity of TEWL with More effective than any cream, and what is essential for mature skin, young skin will help visibly in sebum regulation and cleaning. A recurring testimony is that when you discover what a good natural oil can do for your skin, the only thing you feel is not having known it before.
Camellia Oil on the other hand, in addition to the relief that it can provide to skin with problems, can be used on wounds and pimples, since in addition to being slightly analgesic and bactericidal, it is also anti-inflammatory, accelerating the closure and healing of small cuts like shaving and small household wounds.
Another difference to highlight between the two oils is that, although both are revitalizing the skin after exposing it to the sun – as they prevent and correct photoaging and skin problems – rosehip is photosensitizing and it should be noted to avoid its use before sun exposure. Both oils share many uses and properties, but each has its uniqueness.
In the following table you can see which is the best oil for each need.