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 for the skin. We’ll also discuss how to use rosemary leaf extract in your skincare routine.
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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.
Recommended Products: So Clean! Facial Cleanser.
What Is Rosemary Leaf Extract?
Officially known as “Rosmarinus officinalis,” rosemary is an evergreen herb that’s found primarily in the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia. Well-known as a great cooking ingredient, it’s also been used for centuries for its medicinal properties to help everything from sore throats to baldness. While rosemary does indeed offer a plethora of health and beauty benefits, some of these early “cures” might be more superstition than actual fact.
Benefits of Rosemary Leaf Extract
Here are just a few of the benefits of rosemary for skin:
- Rosemary leaf extract is calming.
- Rosemary leaf extract purifies the skin & offers cleansing properties.
- Rosemary leaf extract protects the skin with its antioxidant properties.
- Rosemary leaf extract is anti-aging and can firm and tighten your complexion due to its antioxidant properties.
- Rosemary leaf extract combines well with other ingredients.
- Rosemary leaf extract helps hydrate the skin.
- Rosemary leaf extract is suitable for all skin types.
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. It’s much easier to incorporate rosemary for skin into your routine. Let’s discuss how to use it in your daily regimen:
Cleanse Your Skin
The first step of any good skincare routine is cleaning. This is where we have included rosemary leaf extract in our skincare lineup. Our So Clean! facial cleanser cleanses the skin without drying it out and 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 gently cleanse your skin and prep it for the rest of your routine.
Tone the Skin
While there are several types of toners available, everyone will benefit from a soothing rosewater toner like Rose and Shine to help restore hydration to your skin after cleaning.
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. 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 nourishes the skin and 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 CoQ10 to protect.
Apply Eye Cream
It’s never too early to begin treating the delicate skin around your eyes with an eye cream. Just a few dabs of our Eyes Eyes Baby anti-aging eye cream is enough to brighten the eye area, reduce puffiness, bags, and fine lines.
Hopefully this inspires you to incorporate rosemary leaf extract in your skincare routine. Its many benefits are worth looking out for it on your ingredients labels.