Pomegranates have impressive age-defying benefits. They help protect your skin from sun damage, boost collagen production, hydrate your skin, and more!
Pomegranates have long been prized for their beautifying properties and revered as a symbol of health, fertility, prosperity, and longevity. Modern science now verifies the ancient wisdom that pomegranates offer a bounty of age-defying benefits from the inside-out and the outside-in to nourish, protect, and rejuvenate skin.
Pomegranates protect and strengthen skin cells on the surface and regenerate cells in the deeper layers of skin. Both the fruit and the oil from its seeds strengthen the outer layers (epidermis) and repair deeper layers (dermis) of skin as well as stimulate keratinocytes (the skin cells in charge on the surface), which promotes cellular regeneration big-time.
Collagen is the basic building block of our skin and the key protein that maintains firm, smooth, perky skin. Special compounds in pomegranates not only inhibit enzymes that break down collagen, but also extend the life of fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen and elastin) to support skin´s integrity and improve skin elasticity.
Pomegranates offer serious sun protection, thanks to the unique profile of antioxidants, including gallic and ellagic acid, which ward off sun damage, skin cancer, the visible effects of photo aging and even relieve sunburn symptoms.
Pomegranate´s powerful antioxidants fight and repair free-radical damage from the sun and environmental factors that age skin, including hyperpigmentation and age spots. Anthocyanidins, ellagic acid, and punicalagin work in harmony to increase microcirculation to renew cells, prevent and smooth wrinkles, and boost the production our body´s own built-in antioxidants for age-defying action.
Inflammation can wreak havoc on your skin and lead to premature aging. Pomegranates contain champion anti-inflammatory compounds, including a bevy of polyphenol antioxidants. As one of the few plant sources of conjugated fatty acids, pomegranates are a unilateral ally to soothe and heal skin from the chronic, aggravating effects of oxidative and environmental stress caused by free radicals.
Pomegranate seed oil easily and deeply penetrates skin to fortify moisture where it is needed most. Plus, it´s loaded with punicic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid, which helps lock in moisture and keep out bacteria.