Rosa mosqueta, sweetbriar or Chilean wild rosehip, belongs to the wild rose family which numbers over 100 species. It inhabits the wild slopes of the Andes, and is another proof of how something most beautiful can flourish even in the harshest of conditions. In addition to its beauty, this plant has many useful properties. In Chile, it has been used for centuries for skin care and treatment and is known as the “fruit of eternal youth”, precisely because it has an extraordinary power to heal and regenerate the skin.
And why is it Chilean? Although the rose grows all over the world, the one that grows in Chile is considered to be of the highest quality. This plant has taken root around the Andes mountain range, and it is in Chile that its medicinal value has been recognised and the plant is harvested there en masse and made into cold-pressed oil. Rosa mosqueta makes up a large part of Chilean agriculture and industry and its oil is exported worldwide. According to numerous studies done in Latin America, this oil has an exceptional composition and very healing properties. Chilean rose, i.e. its fruit – rosehip – is a strong antioxidant, it protects the body from diseases, helps it fight infections, strengthens the immune system, improves digestion, has a laxative and diuretic effect. Thanks to it, the tired, exhausted body regains strength.
IDEAL FOR THE SKIN
The therapeutic properties of this rose work best on our skin. Its oil is very effective in stimulating skin cell regeneration. It is rich in vitamins B, C and K, beta carotene and tannins. Its most therapeutic properties are found in unsaturated fatty acids: oleic, linolenic, linoleic and retinoic. Retinoic acid is the metabolite of vitamin A. Carotenes, which play an important role in protecting the skin from harmful sun exposure (neochrome, lutein, zeaxanthin, rubixanthin, lycopene and beta carotene) are all ingredients of this oil. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, additionally strengthens skin’s immunity. Chilean rose oil is also rich in minerals: phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and zinc – which give it additional antioxidant properties. Research has shown that Chilean wild rosehip extract has an important cytotoxic effect against melanoma and sarcoma cells, i.e. it protects the skin from malign changes.
WHAT ARE BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF CHILEAN WILD ROSEHIP?
The oil of this extraordinary plant has been scientifically proven to have the following therapeutic benefits:
- it removes scars – caused by wounds, surgery, acne and burns
- it increases the skin’s elasticity and stimulates the formation of collagen
- it prevents the formation of stretch-marks and smoothes out the existing ones
- it reduces wrinkles, even the deep ones
- it accelerates the healing of burns, including burns caused by sun exposure
- it protects the skin from harmful sun rays and the resultant ageing
- it balances out the complexion
- it heals baby’s skin after rashes and the skin affected by bedsores
- it reduces and eliminates freckles, both those caused by sun exposure and old age
- it shrinks pores and restores the skin’s youthful appearance
- it protects the skin from infections and prevents the development of malignant cells
- it moisturises the skin without blocking the pores
- it removes dermatitis, prevents and soothes eczema, soothes skin dryness and itchiness caused by psoriasis and speeds up epithelialization of damaged skin
- it balances skin oil levels – whether the skin is oily or dry, thanks to this oil the skin becomes smooth and velvety
- it strengthens the nails.
IT MAKES SCARS DISAPPEAR
This oil is best known as a scar healer. One clinical study has examined the effect of rose oil on scars after surgery. In patients who applied rose oil twice a day, significant differences were observed compared to the control group, not only in the healing and the reduction of scars, but also in erythema – skin redness. Improvements in skin atrophy, scar colour and levels of skin inflammation have also been reported. The conclusion of the study is that high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, primarily linoleic and oleic acids, as well as carotenoids and polyphenols which have a strong antioxidant action, speed up the healing process, especially when the oil is applied at an early stage. Chilean wild rosehip oil can even be applied to open wounds, which has been studied and proven, although serious wounds require expert intervention. When it comes to skin atrophy, retinoic acid is considered to be the substance that tones the skin, which is why it is often used in dermatology, both for skin affected by acne and for injuries. Retinoic acid plays a key role in rejuvenating the skin, repairing the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin and strengthening the skin’s immunity.
Thanks to its strong healing effect, Chilean wild rosehip oil has been proven to help with skin ulcers and bed sores, causing no side effects. Chilean wild rosehip oil is completely safe to use by everyone: from the earliest childhood, through adolescence, pregnancy, middle age and adulthood to old age.
This herb has another great benefit for the people who suffer from psoriasis. Wild rose oil with its regenerative properties and the ability to create a protective film on the skin heals psoriatic lesions, prevents inflammation and itching and promotes skin regeneration.
In addition to many high-quality ingredients, Devi skin regeneration balm and Devi heel care balm also contain Chilean wild rosehip. Devi skin regeneration balm nourishes and regenerates the skin, prevents drying, reduces scars, flaking and irritation. It is suitable for healthy skin, but also for skin affected by eczema and psoriasis. Devi balm for heel care regenerates, nourishes and softens heels, removes unpleasant odours and prevents infections and fungal diseases. Another product from the Devi collection contains this great oil: Devi bust and decolleatage gel. In addition to the nourishing oils of Chilean wild rosehip, jojoba, evening primrose, bergamot and geranium, Devi bust and decolletage gel contains hops and fenugreek, which naturally increase breast volume and firmness. Devi balms and Chilean wild rosehip bring eternal youth!
This plant is in the following products: