We chatted with Russell Diamond, the General Manager of Rose-Hip Vital. Here's what he had to say about all things Rosehip...
What is your business' philosophy in ten words or less?
We are committed to bringing the finest Rosehip products to market that enhance inner health and beauty.
Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® was first imported here in 2002 – which means this year marks ten years in Australia! How have you seen recognition for the product change and grow, as well as how Rosehip as a naturally holistic ingredient has gained more recognition?
Since the 2002 we have dedicated most of our resources to educating people about the benefits of our product and the science that backs it, as a result we now have over 4500 outlets stocking Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® all over the country. One of the most important signs of the recognition of the product are the testimonials we receive almost every day about how the Rose-Hip Vital ® with GOPO® has changed people’s quality of life which is extremely rewarding. There are over 30 scientific papers unique to Rose-Hip Vital ® including 4 clinical trials supporting the product for its efficacy as a natural anti-inflammatory, along with its potent anti-oxidant and natural Vitamin C properties. As result, Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® has gained respect in the industry as a natural anti-inflammatory which delivers pain relief results for people suffering from all forms of arthritis and joint pain.
Rosehip (generic) was recently listed on the respected Arthritis Australia Complementary Medicines Information Sheet as a natural Complementary Therapy, which gave us even more confidence in our brand.
We receive a great deal of press, most recently the Australian Family Physician, one of Australia’s most highly regarded medical journals, published a paper written by Prof Marc Cohen, head of Complementary Therapies at RMIT, indicating that Rosehip may be used as a first line therapy for the relief of joint pain.
Evidence is solid that Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® is works as a natural anti-inflammatory and a rich source of potent Vitamin C. We are very proud that the brand is acknowledged as the leader in its field.
Rosehip oil is now renowned for its nourishing properties in skincare. What are the benefits of implementing it into ones beauty regime?
Rosehip oil is a must have. Our Rosehip PLUS Rosehip Oil is a 100% pure and natural Australian Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. Packed full of naturally occurring nutrients such as:
- Bioflavonoids which are vitamin like substances that act as potent anti-oxidants.
- Omega’s 3, 6 & 9 which helps to keep the skin hydrated, moisturised and younger looking.
- Lycopene which helps provide protection from environmental damage, whilst strengthening the skin by enhancing its ability to produce collagen.
- Beta Carotene enhances the skin by helping to restore suppleness and adding a ‘glowing’ pigment that evens out skin tone.
It can be used for both face and body and can be used on scars, fine lines and improves overall skin hydration and texture. No-one should be without it!
Is there a moment that you feel most proud of during your years at The Rosehip Specialists?
Each day we achieve a new milestone on this exciting Rosehip journey. There are so many moments to recall –but most importantly, we are proud that each day we know our products are helping thousands of Australians with natural pain relief by using Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® or gaining beautiful skin through using our Rosehip PLUS Oil .
One of this year’s key moments is the recent registration of our new brand Rose-Hip Vital® Canine in Australia. It is the first natural product registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) since new guidelines for the registration of Complementary Herbal Remedies were introduced in 2009 and we are extremely excited at the thought of being able to help Dogs who suffer from joint pain and offer their owners the opportunity to give relief to their much loved pets.
Working in a natural wellness industry, how do you like to stay healthy and well yourself?
My kids keep me very active and I also try to have a balanced approach to healthy eating. Exercise is important too, and I always take Rose-Hip Vital every day.
Do you have a favourite grooming product you can’t live without, outside of the Rosehip range?
Not really – I am pretty much dedicated to our Rosehip oil which I use every time I shave – couldn’t do without it.
Last stamp in the passport was from Chile. Next trip is to Hong Kong to attend the world renowned Cosmoprof Expo!
Describe your perfect day off…
Spending the day with my kids!
Happiness to me is…
Good food, good wine, good company!
You can check out Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip Oil here in the bellabox online store, as well as in selected bellaboxes this month! Have you tried it? Would you like to? Thanks to Russell and the entire team at Rose-Hip Vital! - Lauren