Rosemary Leaf Extract for Skin: Benefits, How to Use

Rosemary Leaf Extract for Skin: Benefits, How to Use

How we love the scent of rosemary! Used frequently in cooking, it gives food a wonderfully subtle, slightly herbal taste to food, but did you know that rosemary leaf extract is also used in skincare? Yes, that’s right! As we’ll see from this article, rosemary leaf extract has some wonderful benefits and they have nothing to do with pizzas or artisanal bread!


Main Takeaways: Rosemary leaf extract has multiple benefits for the skin including anti-aging and purifying properties.

Good to Know: Although rosemary leaf can be taken in supplements, it also benefits the skin better when used in skincare products.

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What Is Rosemary Leaf Extract?

Officially known as “Rosmarinus officinalis,” rosemary is an evergreen herb that’s found primarily in the Mediterranean region (no wonder it’s used so much in Italian cooking!) and parts of Asia. Well-known as a great cooking ingredient, it’s also been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, used to help everything from sore throats to baldness, and while it’s thought that rosemary does in fact, cure some issues, some early “cures” might be more superstition than actual fact.

If you happen to remember your high school Shakespeare, you might remember that it was used in several of his plays, including “Romeo and Juliet.” In fact, Romeo lays a sprig of rosemary on Juliet in preparation for her burial. “Stick your rosemary on this fair corpse!”

Benefits of Rosemary Leaf Extract

Thankfully, rosemary is even more effective if you’re actually alive, especially when it comes to skincare! Here are just a few of the benefits of rosemary for skin:

  • Rosemary leaf extract is calming - If you have skin that gets irritated easily, you might want to try some rosemary leaf extract as it’s known for its ability to calm the skin.
  • Rosemary leaf extract purifies the skin - Even if you have good skin, that doesn’t mean it always looks its best. A little rosemary leaf extract is a great way to purify and restore the skin, bringing it back to its most healthy state.
  • Rosemary leaf extract protects the skin - Rosemary leaf extract has antioxidant properties which means it helps protect the skin from environmental factors trying to harm it.
  • Rosemary leaf extract is anti-aging - Because rosemary leaf extract does such a great job protecting your skin from environmental elements, it helps keep fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
  • Rosemary leaf extract helps firm and tighten your look - As we age, our skin has a tendency to lose its elasticity, making skin look loose and saggy. Rosemary leaf extract will help tighten the skin so it looks younger!
  • Rosemary leaf extract has cleansing properties - As we know, the cleaner your skin is, the healthier it is which is why we love that rosemary leaf extract has cleansing properties!
  • Rosemary leaf extract has a gentle effect on the skin - If you have skin that is sensitive, rosemary leaf extract might be a great solution.
  • Rosemary leaf extract combines well with other ingredients - There is nothing like a great team player and rosemary oil for skin is more or less a captain when it comes to working well with other skincare ingredients.
  • Rosemary leaf extract helps hydrate the skin - Funnily enough, actual rosemary leaves look and feel pretty dry, yet rosemary leaf extract hydrates the skin.
  • Rosemary leaf extract is suitable for all skin types - There’s no need to wonder whether rosemary leaf extract will work with your skin type as it works well with all of them!

How to Use Rosemary Leaf Extract

Although rosemary for skin can be taken in supplement form, the capsules are often large and hard to swallow (and rosemary oil can be a little much to ingest orally). What’s probably easier is to incorporate rosemary for skin into your routine. In fact, it may be a part of your skincare routine without you even knowing it! If it isn’t, however, we’ve got a simple solution for that as you can see from the skincare routine below!

Cleanse Your Skin

You literally cannot have great skin without having clean skin so the first step to any great skincare routine should be to cleanse the skin. Fleur & Bee’s So Clean! facial cleanser not only cleans the skin but takes off makeup as well. In addition to cleaning the skin without drying it out, it helps promote smoother skin. Packed with wonderfully natural ingredients like coconut oil to remove dirt and makeup, organic aloe to hydrate the skin, and yup–rosemary leaf extract to help purify and decongest pores, it will get your skin squeaky clean while keeping it hydrated!

Tone the Skin

If there is one step to a great skin care routine that is super easy, it has to be toning the skin! With our Rose and Shine rose water toner, all you have to do is just spritz a couple of sprizes on your face and you’re good to go!

Apply Serum

Almost everyone experiences a little dullness in their skin from time to time which is why we’re so crazy about our Nectar of the C vitamin C serum. If you’re familiar with vitamin C then you probably know how great it is at helping brighten your skin. Not only does it brighten your skin but it helps even out skin tone and even helps diminish the appearance of dark spots. Packed with great hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and organic jojoba, it will also help keep your skin moisturized.


No matter how old you are, no matter what kind of skin you have, you must make sure your skin is moisturized. Our Crème de la Cream brightening moisturizer not only helps hydrate the skin, it helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Like all our products, it’s full of great natural ingredients like vitamin E to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, glycerin to attract and retain moisture, and coenzyme 10 to help protect the skin against environmental stressors that try to harm it.

Apply Eye Cream

Like moisturizer, you really, really need to apply eye cream no matter how old you are or what your skin is like. Just a few dabs of our Eyes Eyes Baby anti-aging eye cream is enough to brighten the eye area, reduce puffiness, bags, and even wrinkles. Just remember to use your ring finger when you apply it–it will make you less likely to tug at the delicate skin around your eyes.

Treat Yourself to a Mask

You’ve worked hard to get your skin in great shape–why not reward yourself with a little treat? Our Prince Charcoal detox mask is the perfect way to give your skin a little extra cleansing. Known as our “spa in a jar,” it contains activated coconut charcoal to really clean your skin out, kaolin and bentonite clays to soothe and soften skin as well as balance oils, and organic green tea to plump the skin. Not only that, but it smells and feels fantastic!

Hopefully this inspires you to incorporate a little rosemary leaf extract in your skincare routine. At the very least, it will probably make you look at Italian food a little differently!