By Viella Galvez-Cui

Anti-aging. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-oxidant. Skin rejuvenating.

Apparently, rosehip seed oil (or rosehip oil) is Wonderwoman’s equivalent to the warzone that’s your skin: god-like, and armed with only the best tools to protect and heal.

When cold pressed, rosehip oil fully retains its polyunsaturated essential fatty acids content (linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, which make omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), thus making it a true powerhouse in fighting signs of photo aging and minimizing rosacea and even osteoarthritis.

These ingredients make sure that your skin stays tight, firm, blemish- and stretch mark-free, and moisturized. So stand aside, botox.

Aside from being rich in essential fatty acids, rosehip oil contains antioxidant Vitamin C, β- carotene (a provitamin A, or precursor of Vitamin A), lycopene, transretinoic acid (used in the treatment of acne), and tannins and flavonoids as well. All are commonly found in plants and found to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal function.

We get it. It’s so great, it could be the next coconut oil!

But exactly where is this oil from, and why are we only hearing about its magical properties till now?

Rose bushes with the best quality rosehip seed oil grow wild in dry mountain regions, like the foothills of the Andean Mountains in Chile, which doesn’t make it a surprise to hear that ancient Native American civilizations have been brewing rosehip tea, making rosehip jam, and extracting precious oil from its seeds for its many healing properties.

Trilogy’s Rosehip Seed Oil is from Chile and Lesotho, southern Africa, the latter a community which Trilogy has made a social investment in, or in their words, “impact investing”, by committing to support the locals who make it their living to hand-pick, press, and supply precious rosehip seed oil to Trilogy for distribution around the world. This symbiotic relationship has proved a winning combination, what with Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil winning back-to-back awards in 2015 (Best Beauty Buys, InSTYLE) and 2016 (Best of the Best, Bazaar Beauty).

Trilogy’s bestselling rosehip oil products have been available locally thanks to @glamourboxph! Check out the rest of Trilogy’s skin-saving loot here.