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How Do I Incorporate RoseHips Into My Diet and Skincare Regimen - #AskCharlotte - Charlotte's Book
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#AskCharlotte: How Can I work Rose Hips Into My Diet And Skincare?

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April 28, 2015

Charlotteā€™s Book isĀ a trusted placeĀ to find and share information on the best in skincare, anti-aging, aesthetics, and wellness.Ā Ask Charlotte your beauty or wellness question,Ā and weā€™ll call upon one of the experts inĀ The BookĀ to provide you with the most up-to-date information.

Recently, a Charlotteā€™s Book readerĀ reached out about the benefits of rose hips and how toĀ incorporateĀ themĀ  into her diet and skincare regimen:
Q: “I’ve been hearing about rose hips for a long time now and I’m very interested in incorporating them into my diet and skin care routine.Ā  I live in rural Arkansas so it’s very difficult to find anything outside of the mainstream. Can you please direct me how to procure quality sources online?”

Rose Syrup From River Cottage - Charlotte's Book

We tapped medical herbalist Daniela Turley MCPP, AHGĀ to answer this question. She’sĀ been conducting herbal medicine consultations and formulating herbal capsules, tinctures, and tea remedies for her upscale clientele for over a decadeā€”andĀ her skin has quite an enviable glow. Here’s what she said:Ā 
A:Ā “Rosehips are a great super food packed high with bioflavanoids and vitamins. They have a long history of use in Europe, traditionally made into syrups to be taken as a winter tonic to ward of ailments brought on by the lack of fruits and vegetables. It has now been picked up by the skincare world and rightly so. Rosehip seed oil has unique healing properties and a little can go a long way for use to diminish fine lines and improve skin healing. From your question, where to get rose hip products to incorporate into your diet? Since you live in rural Arkansas, the first thing that sprung to mind is that you find localĀ wild rose hips and create your own elixirs, such as this rose hip syrupĀ recipe from River Cottage.Ā As a budding herbal medicine student in England, I would look forward to rose hip season in the fall. The vermilion syrup you can make with them marks a time of abundance with trees laden with elderberry and hawthorne all vying for attention. But if you can’t wait till the fall, luckily there are some great products you can buy out there. Two of my favorites that are available online areĀ Revitalizing Therapy Rosehip Seed Oil from Aubrey Organics, $14, andĀ Alvita Organic Rosehip Tea, $7.

Charlotte Knows…
Though the use rose hips in skincare dates back to ancient Egypt times, rose hip oil has become one of today’s hottest ingredients. For one, Kate Middleton recently credited her pregnant-with-toddler-in-tow glow to Trilogy Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, $44. Ā Celebrity aesthetician and Charlotte’s Book Prestige Provider Joanna Vargas, who counts Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Sofia Coppola as clients, has a Rejuvenating Serum, $100, which contains rose hip oil and is hard to keep in stock. Another amazing find:Ā The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream, $88, which not only smells heavenly but makes your skin feel cushiony and petal soft.

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