Pomegranate has long been used in traditional medicine and is now gaining popularity in skincare formulations due to its amazing skin benefits. Technological advancements have also improved the many different compounds that can be extracted from the pomegranate, opening up a whole new chapter of what this powerful fruit can do for the skin.
Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in calming inflamed skin and reducing redness. It has even been shown to have anti-aging effects on the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pomegranate can also help improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother, more supple and glow.
Pomegranate Benefits for Skin
Pomegranate extracts appear to be a promising ingredient in skincare formulations due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging benefits to the skin. If you are interested in incorporating pomegranate into your skincare routine, be sure to look for products that contain a high concentration of pomegranate and choose those that are formulated for your skin type.
Three of the compounds found in pomegranate that contribute to their skin benefits are:
How Its Used
Pomegranates can be used in skincare formulations in a number of ways, either by incorporating the juice, seeds or the oils extracted to a skincare formula. The juice of the pomegranate fruit can be used as a toner or added to creams and lotions. The seeds of the fruit can be ground up and used as a physical exfoliant to slough-off dead skin cells. Pomegranate oil, which can be extracted from the seeds of the fruit, may be used as a facial oil or added to other skincare products.
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There have been several studies conducted on the use of pomegranate in skincare formulations. One study published in 2010 found that pomegranate extract was effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin elasticity. Another study found that pomegranate extract had anti-inflammatory effects on the skin and helped to reduce redness and swelling.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Vol 2, Issue 128, 2010, Pg. 146-51
Journal of Dermatological Science, Vol 1, Issue 62, 2011, Pg. 37-42