Pomegranate seed oil is extracted from the seeds of pomegrantes, or Punica granatum, and is one of the most luxurious and prized anti aging oils available for skin care and beauty. The name pomegranate is derived from Latin and means “seeded apple”; pomegranates have been named Chinese apples by some.
Pomegranates traditionally are grown in the Mediterranean, Asia, North Africa, and neighboring areas, and can also be grown in the warmer climates in North and South America. Grenadine syrup is derived from pomegranate seeds and is used for the classic non alcoholic beverage known as the Shirley Temple.
Pomegranate seed oil is rich and antioxidants and vitamins and penetrates deeply into the skin to moisturize and rejuvenate all skin types. It takes nearly 200 pounds of pomegranate seeds to make just one pound of pomegranate seed oil; a little goes a long way is skin care formulations due to it’s potency and deep skin penetration. Pomegranate seed oil contains flavonoids, antioxidants and punicic acid, and unique antioxidant which protects the skin against free radicals and help repair skin damaged from aging and the environment.
Pomegranate seed oil is beneficial for aging skin as well as acne prone skin, as the oil penetrates without leaving an oily residue and does it’s work deep in the layers of the skin cells called keratinocytes. It both protects these cells, decreases inflammation, and helps them to grow in a healthy manner resulting in beautiful healthy youthful skin.
Pomegranate seed oil has been successful in alleviating skin irritations, rashes, skin redness, scars and aiding in cellular generation. It can also sooth sun burned skin.
There is ongoing research into the benefits of taking pomegranate seed oil internally for arthritis, cancer prevention and lowering blood pressure for heart health.
Pomegranate seed oil is rich, and concentrated with lipids, antioxidants and free radical fighting ingredients, and has remarkable skin benefits for all ages. It penetrates to the cellular level, and both reverses skin aging and protects against free radicals to leave your skin young, fresh and silky smooth.