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Ingredient Truths: Gentle Cleansing Power of Rosemary

by kelly / September, 18 2019 01:30

Photo of rosemary plants outside

Rosemary is an ingredient I often add to my food to give it that extra punch. It’s flavorful and blends in well into a recipe. So imagine my excitement when I found out rosemary has benefits beyond heightening cooking. It also has wonderful powers to freshen up any skin care routine.

Rosemary Cleans & Calms the Skin

Rosemary, or its official name rosmarinus officinalis, comes from the rosemary plant. Ok nothing to surprising there but when you read up on the studies regarding this awesome plant – wow!

Rosemary has natural antiseptic properties that can clear the skin of bacteria, dirt, and other impurities.

In fact, in one study rosemary was tested against 3 bacterial strains and 6 fungi. The researchers discovered rosemary showcased antibacterial activity and a significant rate of antifungal activity.

Another study found that rosemary may be effective in the treatment and prevention of emergent resistant strains in nosocomial infection (health care associated infections).

That’s pretty powerful stuff. But don’t worry rosemary isn’t rough.

It actually can do all this fighting and be gentle on the skin. Rosemary is made up of rosmarinic acid. Rosmarinic acid has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has a natural calming effect on the skin.

So you get all this good stuff that works even on the most sensitive of skin.

Block Island Organics and Rosemary

Of course after researching all the benefits of rosemary we just had to include it in our Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser and Organic Revitalizing Night Cream as these two products are charged with gently cleaning and soothing your skin.

More Ingredient Truths

We love sharing the research behind why we picked our ingredients. It’s part of our mission to be open and honest. So feel free to check out all of our ingredients on Our Ingredients page and our Ingredient Truths blog series.


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