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04/06/2015

Ingredients in the spotlight: Pomegranate

Ingredients in the spotlight: Pomegranate

We love our certified organic Rosehip Oil (clearly!) but we also love lots of other amazing organic oils and have used them in various products within our range.

One of these is certified organic Pomegranate Oil, which we have used in our gorgeous Body Oil. Once you read a bit about this magical oil, you’ll see why it was a no-brainer to have included this when we were developing an oil that would deliver soft, smooth results to the hard-working skin on our bodies – especially for those mums-to-be and their precious baby bumps!

Pomegranate fruit has long been regarded a super food, and the seed of the pomegranate provides us with an amazing oil, with gorgeous results. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that Pomegranate Oil stimulates 'keratinocytes', which are the major cells found in the epidermis – the outer layer of the skin.

Anti-inflammatory: Skin inflammation can be caused by a number of things, including the sun, diet, and exposure to toxins. Pomegranate Seed Oil has a unique polyunsaturated acid called 'punicic acid' – an Omega 5 fatty acid – which has strong anti-inflammatory powers.

Antioxidant protection: Just like the pomegranate fruit is prized for its high antioxidant content, the seed oil is also coveted for its antioxidant protection. By fending off damaging free radicals, the oil keeps skin looking youthful.

Moisturisation: Like most natural oils, Pomegranate Seed Oil provides superior hydration, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture.

Soothing: Because of all its properties together, Pomegranate Seed Oil provides soothing, hydrating relief for those with extra-dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or sunburned skin. The anti-inflammatory properties calm redness and irritation, the natural moisturisers hydrate, and the magical regeneration properties help heal wounds and restore skin health.