Scar & hyperpigmentation serum recipe

Many of my clients over the years have had good results from using my scar/hyperpigmentation oil.

Rosa rubignosa from Chile used for 3 months as a serum/moisturiser twice a day, will most likely reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scars. The older the scars/hyperpimentaion are, the harder they are to treat.

Cold pressed, unrefined Rosa rubignosa is rich in omega 3 and 6, and is thought to contain beta carotene, a pro vitamin A and vitamin C. If the oil is from rosehips grown in Chile it can be rich in the star constituent, trans retinoic acid, a pro vitamin A, which is what is attributed to reducing scars and hyperpigmentation. The oil should be deep orange in colour (that's the beta carotene!) and it will have a fairly strong odour (that's the omega 3 aroma).

I like to make a blend, to maximise benefits from properties from other plant oils 

You could add the below oils to the rosehip seed oil

up to 10% buriti oil - rich in a pro vitamin A - beta carotene and carotenoids.

up to 3% tamanu oil - many skin benefiting properties - aids scar reduction

up to 10% watermelon seed oil, if scar is very new - thought to be rich in zinc

1% sea buckthorn - potent oil rich in antioxidants, 

1% Vitamin E (or 0.4% rosemary antioxidant)

Essential oils to improve therapeutic effects and aroma

up to 1% essential oils 

Essential oils commonly used for scars include helichrysunm italicum & lavender (Lavendula angustifolia). 

Consider if rosehip seed oil is suitable for your skin.

If you are prone to congested skin or eczema rosehip in high concentrations may not suit you. If rosehip seed oil does not suit, Buriti is an alternative oil to try. 

Those with sensitive or allergy prone skin may wish to exclude essential oils. It is best to patch test new products at least twice, keep on all day, as you would normally, but on a small area before using on large areas or whole face. If you have a reaction, remove immediately. Please bear in mind sometimes reactions can take days to appear.

Oil suppliers

It is key to use the absolute finest quality. An inferior oil will not have the desired effect. Certain oils which are rare or in demand can be poor quality, fake or adulterated - it is important to recognise oils properties. As I mentioned before - check latin name, check the colour is correct, Rosa rubignosa should be deep orange and check aroma, Rosa rubignosa should have a fairly strong odour.

I have only been able to find 2 suppliers of very good cold pressed, unrefined Rosa rubignosa available in UK this year: Oshadhi and Florihana, they also sell to EU, I am not sure if the export outside EU. CO2 extracted Rosa rubignosa would also work well, ensure it is organic and from Chile.

Skin health workshops/consultations are available in South Warwickshire and London, please email vedanibotanicals@gmail for more details

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