Rosehip skincare ingredient for exfoliating.TITLE: Beyond Ordinary Exfoliation – The Rosehip Rejuvenation

Today’s hot topic – EXFOLIATION!

Exfoliation is crucial in any skincare routine, as it offers numerous benefits for your skin. By removing dead skin cells and debris from the surface, exfoliation helps to rejuvenate and revitalise your complexion. Here’s why exfoliation is so important:

  1. Enhanced Skin Texture: Exfoliating regularly helps to smooth the skin’s texture by buffing away rough patches and uneven areas. It leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and velvety smooth.
  2. Brighter Complexion: Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and lackluster. Exfoliation sweeps away these dulling cells, revealing a fresh layer of skin that is brighter and more radiant.
  3. Improved Product Absorption: When you exfoliate, you create a clean canvas for your skincare products to penetrate more effectively. By removing the barrier of dead skin cells, your moisturisers, serums, and treatments can better absorb into the skin, maximising their benefits.
  4. Prevents Clogged Pores: Exfoliation helps unclog pores and removes built-up dirt, oil, and impurities. By keeping your pores clear, you reduce the chances of developing acne breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads.
  5. Evens Out Skin Tone: Uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and dark spots can be improved          through regular exfoliation. By sloughing off dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, exfoliation can help fade hyperpigmentation and create a more even complexion.
  1. Anti-Ageing Benefits: Exfoliation can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Promoting cell regeneration and stimulating collagen production can contribute to a smoother and more youthful-looking complexion.

What is important to know? It’s essential to choose the right exfoliator for your skin type and be mindful of how often you exfoliate. Gentle exfoliation, 1-2 times per week, is generally recommended for most skin types. Always listen to your skin and adjust your exfoliation routine as needed. Incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare regimen can truly make a noticeable difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Now, we know what you must be thinking…There is a sea of exfoliators that claim to do the job, but how do you know if you are really choosing a good exfoliator?

First thing you should be looking out for – INGREDIENTS!

Opting for natural and skin-friendly ingredients is key for a gentle yet effective experience. Natural ingredients such as fruit enzymes, oatmeal, sugar, and gentle clays offer the benefits of exfoliation without the risk of causing harm to your skin. Fruit enzymes, derived from fruits like papaya or pineapple, gently dissolve dead skin cells, revealing a brighter complexion (more about that later in the text).

A good exfoliator should be gentle while effectively removing dead skin cells. Avoid products with harsh particles or abrasive ingredients that can cause micro-tears or irritation.

Also, a good exfoliator should not leave your skin feeling stripped or dry. Look for products that offer moisturizing and nourishing properties to help balance the skin’s moisture levels.

Well if you have been following us for some time now, you know we go above and beyond to make our products best for you and nature. We are truly on a mission to make a change and to show everyone what the power of plants can do for our skin!

That’s why we created The Rosehip & Madonna Lily Face Exfoliator! – our nominee for the Best Exfoliator category at the Natural Health Beauty Awards 2023!

In the beginning, when it came down to creating our range we knew that an exfoliator is a must-have.

We didn’t really like the idea of rubbing and scrubbing. You know it’s common to end up red and sore after using that kind of exfoliator and we really didn’t want to have that in our range.

That’s how our search for the right ingredients began.

We learned about different gradients of glass or husk. Also about 25 different gradients of rice and cheap microbeads. All this was used by big and famous skincare brands despite the fact all of it could get through our filter systems and get into our oceans, being eaten by our fish. All this was known 20 years ago and no one took notice!

When it comes to microbeads, glass particles, and husks, their small size allows them to easily pass through the filtration systems. Microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles commonly found in cosmetic and personal care products, can be as small as 1 micrometer in diameter. Glass particles, whether from broken glass or products like exfoliators containing micro glass beads, can also be very small and can easily slip through filtration systems. Same with the husk.

Once these particles make their way into rivers, lakes, or oceans, they become part of the marine ecosystem. The tiny size of these particles makes them easily mistaken for food by marine organisms, including fish. The ingestion of these particles by fish and other marine life can lead to serious consequences. The particles can accumulate in their digestive systems, causing blockages and impairing their ability to absorb nutrients. Furthermore, these particles can carry harmful chemicals and pollutants, which can be absorbed by marine organisms and potentially enter the food chain.

And that’s how our search leads us to ROSEHIP SEEDS!

What are Rosehip seeds?

These small seeds, derived from the wild rose plant, are packed with beneficial compounds that can enhance the exfoliation process and promote healthier skin.

When incorporated into exfoliators, rosehip seeds provide a gentle yet effective way to revitalise the skin, leaving it smoother, brighter, and more nourished. Their natural properties make them suitable for various skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. By harnessing the benefits of rosehip seeds, exfoliators can deliver not only a refreshing exfoliation experience but also additional skin-enhancing effects.

Rosehip seeds have a slightly abrasive texture that provides gentle exfoliation. They help remove dead skin cells and impurities, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion without causing excessive irritation or damage to the skin. They are abundant in vitamins, particularly vitamin C and vitamin A. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps brighten the skin, even out skin tone, and stimulate collagen production. Vitamin A, in the form of retinol, promotes cell turnover, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves overall skin texture.

Rosehip seeds contain essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, which help nourish and hydrate the skin. These fatty acids contribute to maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier, preventing dryness, and promoting a supple and plump complexion.

They are also rich in antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene. These antioxidants help protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation. By reducing oxidative stress, they can help prevent premature ageing and maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.

Are they good for the ocean?

YES, this was important info for us when we were creating a formula for this exfoliator. Rosehip seeds are considered environmentally friendly and are generally considered safe for the ocean. Unlike many synthetic exfoliating ingredients (mentioned before), rosehip seeds are biodegradable, meaning they can naturally break down over time without causing harm to marine life or polluting water sources.

Now let’s talk about other ingredients in this powerful blend.

At the heart of this exfoliator lies the extraordinary power of Madonna Lily plant cells. We love them so much that we incorporated them into a few of our products. Why? These active plant cells work wonders to prevent and decrease dark patches on the skin. They also supercharge cell renewal, expelling melanin from the epidermis and assisting in the reduction of dark spots.

They help to accelerate the natural process of shedding old skin cells and replacing them with new ones, leading to a more vibrant and youthful complexion. By boosting cell turnover, these plant cells contribute to the overall rejuvenation of the skin and can help diminish the signs of ageing.

Enter Papaya enzymes. Papaya enzymes are a popular ingredient used in exfoliators due to their remarkable ability to gently remove dead skin cells and promote a brighter, more even complexion. Derived from the papaya fruit (Carica papaya), these enzymes offer several benefits for the skin.

The key component of papaya enzymes is called papain, which is a proteolytic enzyme. Proteolytic enzymes have the ability to break down proteins, including those found on the surface of the skin. When applied topically, papaya enzymes work by effectively dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be sloughed off more easily.

One of the major advantages of papaya enzymes in exfoliators is their gentle nature. Unlike physical exfoliators that rely on scrubbing particles or harsh chemicals, papaya enzymes provide a more delicate and non-abrasive form of exfoliation. This makes them suitable for a wide range of skin types, including sensitive or easily irritated skin.

What about the grape seeds? One of the key advantages of grapeseed in exfoliators is its ability to restore and maintain skin elasticity. Grapeseed oil is known for its high concentration of linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid that helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. By improving the skin’s elasticity, grape seed helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin looking smoother and more youthful.

Grape Seed extract also contains powerful antioxidants, such as proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, and vitamin E. These antioxidants help to protect the skin from free radical damage. In addition to its antioxidant properties, grapeseed oil is lightweight and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. This makes it suitable for all skin types, including oily or acne-prone skin.

Sweet almond oil is a versatile and nourishing ingredient used in our exfoliator due to its numerous skincare benefits. Derived from the kernels of sweet almonds (Prunus dulcis), this light and gentle oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that help improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.

One of the key advantages of sweet almond oil is its moisturising properties. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin, providing deep hydration without leaving a greasy residue. This helps to replenish and maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, resulting in softer, smoother, and more supple skin. It’s rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E, as well as minerals like zinc and potassium. These nutrients help nourish and rejuvenate the skin, supporting its natural healing processes and promoting a more youthful appearance.

And to top it all off with a touch of smoothness and calmness, we sprinkled some Allantoin into the blend.

Allantoin has soothing and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It can help calm irritation, redness, and inflammation, making it suitable for sensitive or compromised skin. By reducing inflammation, Allantoin contributes to the overall health and comfort of the skin during and after exfoliation.

In addition to its exfoliating and moisturising properties, Allantoin also supports the skin’s natural healing processes. It can aid in wound healing, reduce the appearance of scars, and promote the repair of damaged skin. This makes it a valuable ingredient in our exfoliator, as it helps to minimise any potential skin damage caused by the exfoliation process itself.

We think it’s safe to say that incorporating an exfoliator into your skincare routine can be a game-changer for achieving brighter, smoother, and more youthful skin. By harnessing the power of natural ingredients in our Rosehip Exfoliator you can experience the incredible benefits of exfoliation without compromising the health of your skin or the environment. 

It has been nominated for the Best Exfoliator category at the Natural Health Beauty Awards, two years running

Remember, the key to successful exfoliation is moderation and mindfulness. Listen to your skin’s needs! If you want to experience exfoliation powered by plants then our Rosehip exfoliator is the only thing you are missing in your life. Head over to our shop and try it for yourself!

Until then we are patiently waiting for your feedback!

Trust us and your skin will thank you!Rosehip skincare ingredient for exfoliating.