The Pomegranate is an ancient sacred fruit that is known to have multiple health benefits.
The English name "pomegranate" is derived from Middle French—pomme garnete or “seeded apple.” Pomegranates are believed to have originated in Iran, known at that time as Persia.
In Greek mythology, Pomegranates represent the cycle of death and rebirth.
Referred to as “The Fruit of Life”, Pomegranates were a significant fruit for several religious, cultural, spiritual, and medical practices.
In modern skincare we have re-discovered those ancient recipes and formulations and have incorporated this healthy superfood into highly effective skincare products.
But let’s take a closer look into the benefits and compounds of this miracle plant.
Anti Aging Antioxidants: One Pomegranate contains almost half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, but also multiple other antioxidants such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannins.
This makes it an important ally in preventing and repairing free radical damage, which is a big cause of skin aging,
Cell Regeneration: Pomegranates are helping to protect the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) and are able to support skin cell regeneration in the epidermis and dermis (inner layer), as well as aiding in tissue repair and wound healing.
Sun Protection: They have sun protective compounds that may protect the skin against free radical damage, help prevent skin cancer, relieve sunburn and reduce the signs of sun damage. Researchers have found that ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant found in large quantities in pomegranates, could inhibit the growth of skin tumors.4
Skin Conditioning: Pomegranates can promote smooth and firm skin by boosting collagen and elastin production.
To conclude, Pomegranate oil is a great ingredient for skincare because it penetrates deeply into the skin. Furthermore it is known to support hormonal balance in both men and women, thereby enhancing skin texture. Aside from lending moisturising and firming properties, it nourishes skin while offering soothing and protective properties, especially to skin that is irritated and sunburned. It has been found to reduce the appearance of scarring.
It works for most skin types depending on the skin care ingredients pomegranate is combined with.
- Dry Skin: Since pomegranate oil penetrates deeply into the skin, it is effective for treating dry skin. It soothes dry, cracked, and irritated skin. It contains punicic acid, an omega 5 fatty acid that hydrates and prevents moisture loss.7
- Oily Skin/Combination Skin: Pomegranate oil even works for oily skin and the use of pomegranates have been beneficial for acne prone skin, to combat breakouts, reduce scarring, and soothe minor irritations.8
If you would like to experience the amazing benefits of this 'Nature's Power Fruit" for yourself, try fuishena’s Divine Ambrosia Moisturiser with Certified organic Pomegranate Seed Oil.