Pomegranate oil has been cultivated and used by humans for hundreds of centuries, with documented use dating back to the Babylonian era, several thousands of years ago. As well as being a major food source pomegranates often represent prosperity and fertility to different cultures of the world.
Benefits in skin care
Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that give oil natural protection qualities, shielding skin from UV and free radical damage.
It supports cell regeneration. Pomegranate oil regenerates and repairs skin and effectively reduces fine lines in the epidermis
- It has antimicrobial properties
- It is effective in being anti inflammatory
- It has intense hydrating and nourishing ingredients
Pomegranate oil is considered a carrier oil due to its multiple benefits and high performance effect on skin. It has a medium absorption rate and offers potent hydrating, softening, regenerating and protecting qualities. It is safe to be applied directly onto skin as it is a carrier oil and does not need dilution.
Vitamins and minerals
Rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals including
- Vitamin k
Polyphenolic compounds such as punicic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and tannins. Polyphenols are naturally occurring in plants they offer protective qualities. They fight against free radicals and protect against damaging UV rays.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties pomegranate oil is helpful to people with redness in their skin or anyone who suffers from intense dryness and itching. Likewise, pomegranate oil is perfect with those with normal or combination skin as an extra tool in hydration.
It is advisable to perform a patch test before using any new oil. Simply apply 3 to 4 drops directly onto forearm, wait 24 hours. If no redness or irritation then continue use as normal.
How to use Pomegranate Oil
Pomegranate oil is a great addition to your skin or hair care routine.
Simply add a couple of drops to your favourite hair or skin products for extra hydration or apply on its own for an intense hydration hit when your skin needs some extra love.
Alternatively, it can be used as a nail treatment by rubbing it into your cuticles to keep them soft and prevent dryness