So, we now know by reading this blog that Rosemary essential oil is a powerful healing herb.
Here we look at the key components of Rosemary.
Ursolic Acid is a key component of Rosemary and is often used in skincare.
This is an extremely biological compound, that is found in the waxy covering of Apples, Lavender and Sage, and Basil.
Properties and Uses
A groundbreaking study testing different Rosemary extracts, found that Ursolic Acid, actually redirected our skin’s cells to make more lipids.
These were not just any lipids but ceramides, an important component in our skin, which is responsible for creating a smooth texture and a healthy youthful glow.
The same study was carried out on a controlled clinical study of volunteers.
They were amazed to find, that skin treated with Ursolic Acid was amazingly rejuvenated.
Relieves dry skin conditions:
Ursolic Acid increases the production of ceramides in the skin’s tissues.
Ceramides are often found in high concentrations in youthful skin, but as we age, the level significantly reduces.
Ensuring a high level of ceramides and collagen in the skin, is one of the best ways to fight the ageing process.
Ursolic Acid contains pentacyclic triterpenes, this is what gives Frankincense and Liquorice Root (glycyrrhizin), their skin soothing properties.
Increases skin collagen content:
Ursolic Acid helps to increase collagen in the skin by encouraging the production of fibroblast cells in the dermis.
These are the cells responsible for creating collagen and elastin in the skin; they are essentially your internal scaffolding.
The Naked Truth
Claims that Rosemary extract is in a product, isn’t the same as using a potent and purified form of Ursolic Acid, which is derived from Rosemary.
When using Ursolic Acid, in The Naked Chemist products, we state it in the ingredients list, proving that we are number 1 for transparency in beauty.