Rosehip Oil's healing properties are due to its chemical structure. It is rich in essential fatty acids, but more specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Rosehip oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA). When absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
It is also one of the richest plant sources of vitamin C which is another reason why Rosehip Oil is such a great choice for skincare.