BOTANICAL NAME: Rosa canina (of dogs: Dog Rose)
EXTRACTION: CO2 (Supercritical Extraction): A method of extracting plant chemicals by using pressurized CO2 as a solvent. It is one of the most efficient extractions to create a substance that embodies the entire plant rather than just the essential oils or triglycerides (cold-pressed oils).
DESCRIPTION: Rosehip (Rosa Canina) oil is pressed from the seeds of the rose fruit, also referred to as "hips." The rose hips harvested for Cocoon products are from the rosa rubiginosa species which is native to Europe and western Asia. Rosehip oil has been used for centuries to sooth skin, and it is thought that its use dates back to Ancient Egypt. The seeds of the rosehip from the rose bush are packed with the two essential fatty acids - omega 6 linoleic acid and omega 3 linolenic acid - that are known for their soothing barrier repair and maintenance. This CO2 also contains skin-penetrating oleic acid, beta-carotene, phytosterols, and vitamin E. It is often golden orange in colour and has a light vegetable smell.
KEY COMPONENTS: Linoleic, linolenic and oleic acids