Rosa canina fruit extract is an anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, repairing, firming, anti-acne, whitening and brightening agent. It is rich in Vitamin C, polyphenols and flavonoids and has an attractive colour and fruity fragrance.



Rosa canina fruit extract, glycerine or propanediol, water


Appearance: Reddish orange liquid

Solubility: Water soluble, partially soluble in ethanol 

pH: 4.79

pH range: 3.0–5.0

  • Non-irritant
  • Derived from nature
  • Safe and clinically tested
  • Traditionally used
  • Safe


Use level: 1–6%

Shelf-life: 24 months


  • Anti-ageing
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Repairing
  • Lightening and brightening


The wild roses of the subspecies Rosa canina, grow naturally as a creeping plant at an altitude of over 2000 metres among the peaks and valleys in the Dragon Mountains (Drakensberg) of the kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa. Community-based collectors harvest the rosehip fruits and pack them onto donkeys where they are delivered to middlemen or traders. They then begin a journey down from the mountains to processors who prepare rosehip oil and rosehip shells. Zuplex sources only mature rosehip fruit shells with the best plant active ingredients available globally.


Images of roses and their medicinal use have been found among the hieroglyphs of the ancient Egyptians and there are references to its use to treat wounds among the Romans more than 2100 years ago. This remarkable plant was also associated with protection from negative spirits in the Middle Ages. It has been used medicinally throughout the ages to treat wounds, inflammation, joint disease, scurvy, kidney and urinary complaints.

From a cosmetic point of view, rosehip oil is well known for its anti-ageing and renewing properties but more recently rosehip shell extract has been targeted at skin healing, skin brightening and skin renewal.


RosaVive is based on the high natural occurrence of vitamin C in the rosehip fruits from the Dragon Mountains (Drakensberg). Rosehips also contain carotenoids, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and some bioflavonoids, which are well known for their conditioning beneficial activities.


Rosehip extract with its high VitaminC (Ascorbic Acid) and other antioxidant compounds is ideal for usage in a variety of cosmetic preparations and formulations for the renewal, protection, soothing, firming, conditioning, and strengthening of both skin and hair.

In skincare products, RosaVive improves the skin elasticity and has a clear effect on dull or even hyper-pigmented skin complexions or areas of skin and age spots. Rosa-Vive has beneficial effects on dry and flaking skin, wrinkles and age spots and skin which has declining suppleness. The acidic phenols in RosaViveare also positive building blocks for collagen synthesis.

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