Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Women around the world want smooth, young looking, silky soft, glowing, wrinkle free skin and Mother Nature has provided a wonderful rosehip oil to achieve this. It is made from a wild rose called Rosa Affines Rubiginosa, commonly known as Rosa Mosqueta, which grows in the southern slopes high in the Chilean Andes. 

Its fabulous anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating properties have been the best kept beauty secret of South American women for centuries. For those of you who like a bit of science, the oil has been well researched since the 1980’s and have been found to contain exceptionally high levels of essential fatty acids (mainly Omega 3 and 6) which are essential to skin regeneration, as well as Retinoic acid, which is a derivative of Retinol (vitamin A). 

It is these essential acids that are used by the body to produce hormone-like substances which encourage cell growth. These new ‘perfect’ cells slowly migrate to the surface, creating fresh new hydrated skin and eventually fading scars and blemishes.

In clinical research, both in Europe and South America, pure Rosa Mosqueta oil has been proven repeatedly to significantly reduce scars and stretch marks – including severe post-operative scarring - and combat wrinkles and other signs of skin ageing. It is very useful for fighting the effects of sun damage, which is characterised by wrinkles, rough, leathery inelastic skin with brown age spots.

The brand we prefer at Elixir is Rio Rosa Mosqueta, and many of you already know how well the oil and the Day & Night Cream work. I am therefore really pleased to introduce the brand new products in the range, which now includes Cream Cleanser, Skin Brightening Exfoliator, Eye Contour Cream and Face & Decolletage Firming Serum.

All the products include the amazing Rosa Mosqueta rosehip oil, which I guess I shall never stop raving about. Additionally, the range contains some ingredients you will be familiar with such as shea butter, avocado extract and aloe vera, plus a few you may not have come across before.

Babassu butter is made from a seed oil from the Amazon with similar properties to coconut oil, which is deeply moisturising and helps plump away fine lines. Sacha Inchi oil is high in essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9, and also rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and E. Manilkara leaf extract has anti-ageing properties, and Golden Bamboo hydrates, soothes and nourishes the skin. White Tea and Chamomile extract helps to refresh, tighten and brighten.

Regular use of these lovely products will help rejuvenate your skin day after day. You should not use the oil on an unhealed or open wound, but it can be applied to scar tissue as soon as the wound is knitting together or the stitches have been removed. Rosa Mosqueta oil is excellent for reducing scars, but should not be used on active acne, open eczema or very oily skin. 

Randi Henderson
View the Rio Rosa Skincare Range at Elixirhealth.co.uk

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