Known as a superfood for its high antioxidant content, Pomegranate is beneficial for the health and radiance of our skin. Like blueberries, pomegranate is high in the deeply pigmented antioxidants known as anthocyanins. More importantly, the peel of pomegranate is an incredibly potent source of Ellagic Acid. Ellagic acid has been shown to prevent the degradation of collagen. Pomeganate added to skincare is known to reduce photoaging while hydrating the skin and increasing the presence of collagen.
Pomegranate is a key ingredient in many skincare products, but is also one you can easily incorporate into DIY formulations. Pomegranate powder (link HERE) can be used in DIY face masks. Mix a spoonful of pomegranate powder with a spoonful of cacao powder and use rosewater to form a paste. Apply to cleansed skin and remove after 10 minutes. Pomegranate oil (link HERE) can be used as a a facial oil or combined with crushed oats or coffee grounds and used as a gentle face scrub.
Quality skincare products I recommend that feature pomegranate as a key ingredient include:
OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost– OSEA products are all formulated with beauty promoting algae ingredients as well as other radiance enhancing botanicals. This face mist is created with red algae as well as pomegrante and resveratrol. Link HERE
John Masters Organics Overnight Face Mask with Pomegranate and Moroccan Rose– An excellent overnight enzyme exfoliation treatment that includes hydrating and anti-aging ingredients like pomegranate and rose. Slough off dead skin cells while nourishing your skin. Link HERE
Shir-Organic Pure Pomegranate Serum– Includes pomegranate extract as well as pomegranate oil ensuring high potency antioxidants for radiant, glowing skin. This is a silky and hydrating serum great for normal-dry skin. Link HERE
Pomegranate is great for health and beauty applied topically or consumed internally. DoTerra now has a supplement created around their Yarrow and Pomegranate blend, Yarrow|Pom Capsules are intended for promoting beautiful healthy skin from the inside out. Link HERE
Thank you for reading as always! I hope you’ve found these suggestions helpful. Check back for more clean beauty ideas!