Fenchem is launching an organic rosemary extract with excellent antioxidant and antimicrobial properties aimed at natural personal care formulations. The company is now moving closer to certification for this ingredient, to be achieved in the very early next year, under which the product will meet both United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) and European Union standards.
EssenRose™ comes from the leaves of organic Rosmarinus officinalis and is processed according to NOP and EU standards. Two rosemary extracts are supplied : EssenRose™-OS, which is an oil-soluble rosemary extract rich in carnosic acid, and EssenRose™-WS, which is water-soluble rich in rosmarinic acid.
The two lines have demonstrated excellent antioxidant and anti-aging properties in personal care formulations. EssenRose™-OS is ideal when used to protect cosmetic oils from oxidation and rancidity and therefore extending shelf life. It can be used in body lotions, sunscreens and massage oils. Due to the anti-inflammatory activity of rosmarinic acid, EssenRose™-WS is highly recommended when formulating cosmetic products for sensitive or irritated skin. It can be widely used in shampoo, perfumes and other cosmetics. Moreover, the two lines are also allergen-free, GMO-free and non-irradiation. They are ideal natural alternative to synthetic alternatives such as BHA and BHT.
We will present our new organic rosemary extract at the coming in-cosmetics expo in April 13-15th in France.