It’s no secret that when it comes to skincare, we love to go mostly au naturale. Quite often, the foods we eat are packed with vitamins and minerals that work wonders on our skin. Take pomegranate for instance; not only is it super delicious, but it has been used in the skincare world for hundreds of years! More recently, pomegranate skin care has become even more popular, thanks to its skin-loving properties. Hey, it is the symbol of prosperity after all! So, let’s dive into why we’re a little bit obsessed with this superfood.
Pomegranate Benefits for Skin
To understand why we love pomegranates in skin care so much, we have to dig a little deeper. It is not so much the pomegranate itself, but rather what is inside it. Ever heard of polyphenols? Yeah, we don’t blame you. They are powerful antioxidants and rich in vitamin C - think of them like the fairy dust in pomegranate that is going to give you some incredible results. Pomegranate’s skin care benefits are far and wide, from its antioxidant properties and anti-ageing capabilities, to its brightening and anti-inflammation powers. Plus, let’s not forget its ability to protect us from those nasty UV rays.
Antioxidants and Anti-Ageing
The primary benefit of pomegranate for skin lies in its antioxidant powers. This fruit is packed with vitamin C and other winning antioxidants, giving you unparalleled protection against free radicals. If you’re new here, free radicals are unstable molecules that latch onto the skin cells and cause damage. These little suckers can even break down collagen, granting you a one way ticket to dull and sunken skin.
Speaking of collagen, the vitamin C in pomegranate is key in the collagen production process. So, loading the skin up with it is going to rewind the ageing process, tell fine lines and wrinkles where to go, and give you that ‘glazed donut’ radiance every day.
That vitamin C in pomegranate we love so much? It also helps to brighten any hyperpigmentation you might be experiencing. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme that produces melanin in the skin, helping fade any sun or age spots overtime. Honestly, is there anything vitamin C can’t do?!
Pomegranate contains a little something called ellagitannin (don’t worry, there won’t be a quiz at the end), which calms inflammation. Pomegranate benefits skin that has redness from dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Protects the Skin from UV Rays
There is evidence to suggest that pomegranate can protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays. Remember those antioxidants we mentioned earlier? Yeah, basically they fight off the free radical damage, helping provide some natural protection. But let’s get one thing straight - this is not your cue to skimp on the daily sunscreen. Layer your pomegranate skincare under your sunscreen for the ultimate sun protection and the kind of anti-ageing magic Jennifer Lopez seems to have access to (seriously, how does she do it?).
Who is Pomegranate Skincare Best For?
Want to hear the good news? All skin types will reap those sweet sweet pomegranate skin care benefits. Having said that, it is a super brightening ingredient, so if you experience hyperpigmentation from a range of factors like hormonal changes, sun exposure or ageing, pomegranate is going to become your new best friend.
And if acne has taken up residence on your skin, pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory powers will soothe that redness right down. It also doesn’t clog pores which is just the icing on the cake!
Skincare with Pomegranate
Now that you’re a total pomegranate convert, you may be wondering, “do I need to rub a pomegranate all over my face to see these benefits?” While we would love to see that, there’s an easier, less messy way.
Our Pomegranate Brightening Serum is, as the name suggests, packed with pomegranate (shocker!). It is a potent brightening, anti-pigmentation serum with powerful melanin inhibitors, skin lightening ingredients and powerful antioxidants. It will lift any pigmentation and brighten sallow skin. To really level up its vitamin C game, this serum also contains Kakadu Plum which has the world’s highest levels of vitamin C. Can you tell we’re big vitamin C fans yet? Reach out to skin service team, as this is an active skin treat and we want to ensure your skin is ready to introduce this into your routine!
As a little bonus, our Rose and Bamboo Gentle-Foliant also features the magic powers of pomegranate to exfoliate and brighten the skin for a stunning glow! Use it to buff away dead skin after cleansing - you can thank us later.
The pomegranate benefits for skin are just about endless! Not only can it brighten the skin and fight free radicals, it can also slow signs of ageing, reduce inflammation and protect the skin from dreaded UV rays. If you’re not sure whether pomegranate is right for you, or you’re just not sure how to incorporate it in your skincare routine, our friendly skincare consultants are here to help!