Lately, studies have shown that pomegranate extract can reverse signs of aging, help people lose weight, prevent heart disease and reduce chances of cancer.
What so great about pomegranate?
Pomegranate contains a super antioxidant called ellagic acid, which is even more powerful than the antioxidants in green tea. Studies have shown that commercially prepared pomegranate juice has three times the antioxidant activity, ounce for ounce, of red wine or green tea.
Pomegranate also appears to be effective against viruses, destroying them on contact. And it is especially effective in protecting cells from free radical damage.
The powerful antioxidants in pomegranate work by boosting the levels of glutathione, a natural antioxidant in the body that helps protect the DNA in cells from free radical damage. Glutathione is also essential in helping the body recycle hormones such as estrogen, which also protect the skin cells.
Ellagic acid inhibits the formation of harmful enzymes that causes cells to grow out of control. It is also thought to strengthen the cell membrane, making it less susceptible to free radical damage and preventing water loss.
Pomegranate skin care benefits
In recent years, many cosmetic companies have started including pomegranate as the key ingredient in their skin care products. Not only promegranate is a potent antioxidant, it is also an excellent source of moisture, making it especially suitable for people suffering from dry skin.
It is said that creams and lotions that contain pomegranate have great impact on wrinkles. By properly moisturizing the skin, the chances of skin cracking and wrinkling are greatly reduce. Some studies have shown that pomegranate not only promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which give strength and support to the skin, it also helps to brighten or lighten the skin tone.
Research has shown that promegranate helps to reduce inflammation, making it an excellent remedy to cure acne. It is also control skin irritations like sun burn or eczema.
Pomegranate skin care products
Dr. Brandt Anti-oxidant Water Booster : Pomegranate
2.00 oz | 60ml | US$35
Dr. Brandt has joined his expertise with certified clinical nutritionists to take antioxidants one step further, in the form of a liquid supplement. A new, innovative and easy way to harness the power of green and white teas, anti-oxidant water booster will help to repair skin and slow future signs of aging from the inside out. Calorie-free, caffeine-free, sugar-free and made with 100% natural extracts, it’s an easy way to integrate powerful antioxidants to promote overall health.
This flavor features pomegranate extract, a potent antioxidant. One full dropper is equivalent to 15 cups of green tea. Contains 60 servings.
Burt’s Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm
0.15 oz | US$3.50
This replenishing and hydrating natural lip balm is infused with the antioxidant goodness of Pomegranate oil. It replenishes moisture and restores texture to reveal smooth, healthy lips, and coats them for a smooth, even-toned appearance.
Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15
2.0 oz | US$33
This lightweight, oil-free, hydrator that diffuses excess oil while delivering potent, broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection. Contains Murad’s powerful Energizing Pomegranate Complex with artemia to stimulate healthy cell function and pomegranate antioxidants to guard against environmental damage so skin stays healthy.
Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask (6 piece)
6 treatments | US$22.50
This antioxidant-rich mask uses ginkgo biloba and pomegranate extracts to neutralize age-accelerating free radicals while fruit enzymes and AHAs thoroughly exfoliate the entire complexion. These actions help to heal and prevent damage while releasing trapped impurities, leading to a clearer and healthier appearance. Finally, sodium PCA hydrates and softens the skin for a smooth, conditioned and supple texture, as well as a radiant tone.
Korres Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizing SPF 6
40 ml | US$29.50
A moisturising cream-gel based on vegetable emulsifiers, which are fully compatible with the epidermis. Carob tree and provitamin B5 combine an immediate moisturising effect with long-term hydration balancing activity. Zinc regulates the sebum secretion, while Pomegranate tightens the pores. The natural sunscreen Titanium dioxide, in combination with the Avocado extract, prevents premature skin aging.
Korres Pomegranate Make Up Removing Wipes – for oily and combination skin
25 wipes | US$12
Refreshing wipes that cleanse the skin and remove make-up efficiently from face and eyes. Pomegranate extract, rich in antioxidants, tightens the pores while toning and refreshing the skin.
Pomega5 Pomegranate Cleansing Bar
3.5oz | 100g | US$18
Made by hand and dried in the Mediterranean sun, Pomega5 Cleansing Bar draws on centuries of traditional soap-making practices. This natural facial cleanser is formulated using edible grade extra virgin olive oil, precious pomegranate seed oil, herbs, and biodynamic essential oils to cleanse and purify skin, keeping it nourished, clear and soft all day long.
Pomega5 Revitalizing Nourishing Toner
3.4 oz | US$36
Rich and nourishing fatty acids and essential oils, this pure, plant-based toning mist clarifies skin while providing lightweight moisture and restoring natural PH. Antioxidant pomegranate seed oil fights free radicals, hydrates and protects; astringent which hazel disinfects; and fresh cucumber and arnica calm stressed skin. Entirely alcohol-free, Pomega5 Revitalizing Nourishing Toner is based on distilled rosewater and infused with citrus essential oils for a delicate, uplifting scent you will fall in love with. Biodynamic and organic ingredients. Botanically preserved; contains no parabens, synthetic chemicals or fragrances. Not tested on animals. Made in France.