During Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia says, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you love, remember.”
This beautiful quote illustrates the belief that rosemary has long been thought to improve memory. But did you know it can also work wonders on rejuvenating your skin? Due to its high content of carnosic acid and carnosol, this extract has strong antioxidant properties, turning it into a free radical fighting powerhouse.
What are the benefits of Rosemary Extract
Rosemary’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities, both topically and below the epidermis, make it a wonderful additive to any cosmetic formula.
Used topically, rosemary extract helps strengthen the capillaries and increase circulation; two activities known to have rejuvenating effects on the skin.
Recent studies have also highlighted rosemary extract’s ability to fight age-related skin damage, since monoterpenes, phenolic diterpenes and flavonoids (components of rosemary) aid in slowing down the production of cell-damaging free radicals.
Rosemary extract is also a rich source of vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant, which helps further in the fight against free radicals.
So don’t forget to harness the power of this unique antioxdant in your beauty routine! If you’re using Afterglow Cosmetics, you may already be benefitting from the effects of rosemary. Click here to see which products include USDA Certified Organic Rosemary Extract.