This seasonal favorite may hold the key to younger-looking skin.
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Pomegranate is the latest wonder ingredient in anti-aging skin care. This colorful fruit has three times more antioxidants than green tea and red wine, which helps neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage and visible signs of aging.
Pomegranate was found to have more polyphenols than “superfoods” açai or white tea. Polyphenols are a naturally occurring family of plant chemicals that function as antioxidants in the body, helping reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease and the effects of aging on the skin.
Pomegranates are packed with vitamins C and E, which slow the signs of aging by preventing the breakdown of collagen and aid the growth of fibroblasts, the cells that produce elastin and collagen. They’re also rich in zinc, a mineral that regulates the growth of basal cells, which develop into mature skin tissue and assist in wound healing. Plus, pomegranates contain copper, which is needed to produce melanin, a pigment responsible for the color of skin, eyes, and hair that also provides natural sun protection.
Another important constituent of the fruit, ellagic acid (a polyphenol antioxidant), helps prevent pigmentation and age spots. Recent research reveals that ellagic acid may also inhibit the growth of skin cancer. Specifically, the effects of ellagic acid on melanoma cells demonstrated “an inhibitory effect on cell proliferation at specific concentrations.”
Several studies show that pomegranate seeds’ rich oil helps to accelerate healing by protecting the outer layers of the skin and encouraging cells to regenerate. The oil is an ideal moisturizer for dry skin, and a potent source of flavonoids and punicic acid, which reduces inflammation and improves skin elasticity.
Pomegranates have three times the antioxidant power of green tea and red wine.
Rejuvenate dry and mature skin with John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. This potent blend of 12 organic plant and essential oils (pomegranate seed, evening primrose, rosewood, sage, olive, geranium, sunflower, lavender, ylang ylang, petitgrain, tangerine peel, and rosemary leaf) instantly penetrates to hydrate, improve elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and repair sun damage. Use alone or add to any moisturizer for extra hydration.
Renew and tighten aging skin with Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum. Organic pomegranate juice and golden millet moisturize and help reduce wrinkles and improve elasticity. This light serum feels refreshing as it strengthens and supports skin cell regeneration.
Designed for all skin types, even sensitive and acne-prone skin, Reviva Labs Microdermabrasion Pomegranate Scrub features nonabrasive magnesium oxide crystals, pomegranate, and organic oils, all of which exfoliate dead skin cells and help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and rough skin. Skin is left feeling fresh, smooth, and glowing.
Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil has a delicate pomegranate flavor and is packed with antioxidant-rich pomegranate oil to revitalize dry, parched lips. This nourishing balm glides over lips, leaving them hydrated and plump-looking with a hint of color.
Moisturize, soften, and color your lips with 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipstick. This purse-friendly pop of color is concentrated with pomegranate oil, shea butter, and color from fruit pigment. Available in eight delicious colors, these all-natural lipsticks provide a long-lasting, matte finish fragranced with the scent of pomegranate.
Pomegranate seed oil is an ideal moisturizer for dry skin, and a potent source of flavonoids and punicic acid, which improves elasticity.