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More than just a moisturiser

16th December 2014 Print
Skin tone

Rosehip oil has seen a dramatic rise to beauty fame recently as supermodel, and wife of Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr claimed it is one of the secrets behind her luminous skin and was quoted as saying ‘I put it on at night and I wake up glowing’. It was also revealed that facialist Deborah Mitchell adds rosehip oil to her signature therapy treatments, popular with the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham.

A new range of products, based on rosehip oil, now hopes to show that you don’t need the purse strings of a supermodel or celebrity to benefit from the fruits powerful properties and that there is much more to it than simply acting as a skin moisturiser…

Rosehip oil acts as more than just a moisturiser and can also help with the recovery of scars and stretch marks. The reasons behind this are thought to be two fold. The oil is found to be particularly rich in essential fatty acids, the building blocks for healthy skin cells and one of the foundations of the protective layers the skin forms. Furthermore, Rosehips are also crammed with substances called bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are found in certain plants and known to be powerful anti-oxidants that have been shown to protect the body and skin against harmful substances called oxygen free radicals – the main culprits thought to be responsible for aging skin. Rosehips also contain a natural vitamin derivative, which, when tested by scientists in the US, has been found to help reduce wrinkles and smooth skin tones. 

An exciting new range from Phytacol has been designed specifically to capture the power of rosehips and moisturises and tones the skin, and improves the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Available in two different blends, Phytaoil and Phytalotion, the range allows you to choose the treatment type you prefer and both come with a convenient spray dispenser allowing you to precisely apply the right amount, reducing waste.

Easily absorbed in to the skin, Phytaoil and Phtyalotion use a blend of natural plant oils with both whole rosehip extract and rosehip seed oil. The rosehip combines with vitamins A and E (both known to help maintain healthy skin), and the natural oils of apricot kernel, jojoba seed, lavender, lime and geranium, which help the skin's regenerative process. What’s more Phytaoil and Phytalotion contain no mineral oils, synthetic preservatives or fragrances.

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Skin tone