Science-Backed Reasons Why You’ll Love Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranate seed oil is the newest ingredient to be cited as a must-have among skincare experts. Here’s the science behind it...
The skincare world has become increasingly interested in superfoods and the benefits they impart on skin. That’s why companies have begun to advertise ingredients like hemp oil, carrot seed oil, and others. Some companies, like GLAUX CHEM®, make a point to work exclusively with organic ingredients that have been clinically proven to improve the quality of skin.
One of the newest ingredients to get the seal of approval from scientists is pomegranate seed oil, and if your skincare routine isn’t including this ingredient in it, you’re missing out. Here’s why you need more pomegranate seed oil in your skincare products—and why you’ll love it once you try it.
It’s got extremely high amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds.
Pomegranate seed oil is rich in in punicic acid, a unique unsaturated omega-5 fatty acid. Studies have shown that punicic acid is a potent anti-inflammatory molecule that directly blocks inflammation caused by immune system problems and prevents flare ups from happening.
Since acne is literally an inflammation under the skin, it’s easy to see how this could help someone who is suffering from skin-related issues.
Pomegranate seed oil has also been shown to help skin conditions characterized by redness and puffiness.
The high amount of anti-inflammatory compounds found in this special oil has been shown to help with with chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It even helps with skin irritation.
The way that this oil helps things out is simple: it reduces both the puffiness and redness that characterize these kinds of issues. The puffiness is the body’s natural reaction to an immune response and the redness is a side effect and results from increased blood flow or vascularization to the site.
Pomegranate seed oil has moisture-locking traits.
Studies have shown that pomegranate seed oil supports the health of skin by stimulating cellular regeneration of keratinocytes in the top layer of your skin. Keratinocytes produce an important protein called keratin, which helps prevent water loss through the skin.
If you have been struggling with keeping your skin moist and supple, then this oil will help lock in the dewy texture that healthy skin offers.
This ingredient is an antioxidant powerhouse.
The presence of vitamins E and C and omega fatty acids means that pomegranate seed oil carries antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are the compounds that help reduce the amount of free radicals in your system—the very same free radicals that tend to exacerbate UV damage, increase the speed of aging, and cause cancer.
Antioxidants help you fight sun damage, prevent premature aging, and give you a healthy glow.
Stretch marks that are treated with it fade.
Anyone who has been pregnant, gained weight, or even grown up knows how bad stretch marks can be for your skin and self-confidence. On a scientific level, stretch marks are characterized by loss of collagen, elastin, pigmentation and thinning of the skin.
In one study, the daily application of a pomegranate cream to stretch marks for six weeks led to a 9 percent increase in the elasticity of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. This same study also found that the pomegranate cream restored the loss of pigmentation associated with marks. The end result was improved texture and appearance of the skin and reduced visibility of the stretch marks.
Maybe that’s why so many new moms have been raving about GLAUX CHEM®’s stretch-mark fighting power; the company’s Face and Body Oil features pomegranate seed oil as an ingredient.
It’ll give you thicker skin.
Your skin consists of a layer of dead skin cells and serves a critical role in protecting our body from damage, water loss, while helping absorb water and nutrients. Putting pomegranate oil on your skin increases the thickness of this protective layer.
A thicker protective layer of skin translates to better skin quality, fewer wrinkles, and better nutrient absorption. Clinical studies have found, for example, that the thickness of the epidermis increased by 30 percent after using a pomegranate derived cream for a period of 6 weeks.
Pomegranate seed oil also stops premature aging of the skin.
Think about what kind of traits aging skin is known for. Aging skin is usually characterized by dryness, wrinkles, loss of color and elasticity and can come from a number factors like dehydration, smoking, sun damage, and oxidation after the exposure to free radicals.
Pomegranate products have been shown to moisturize and reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.
Pomegranate oil is a beach bum’s best friend.
UV rays are notorious producers of free radicals—your skin’s worst nightmare. UV radiation from the sun is one of the most common causes of skin damage, and this damage is linked the premature aging of skin, water loss, and the development of skin cancers like melanoma.
The ability of pomegranate seed oil to protect the skin and prevent damage from UVB rays is noted in the scientific literature. Animal and human studies have found that the application of pomegranate seed oil to the skin before the exposure to UV rays prevented cell death and oxidative damage to keratinocytes.
In other words, sun burns and sun damage can both be helped with the application of pomegranate oil.
Finally, it’s an amazing skin softener.
GLAUX CHEM®’s Face and Body Oil has become famous for keeping skin touchably soft, and part of the reason why it works so well is because of the inclusion of pomegranate seed oil. This is a powerful emollient that helps moisturize skin and lock its moisture into place.
How much of a moisturizer is it, you ask? One study showed that skin hydration levels were found to increase by 30 percent after sex weeks of applying a pomegranate cream to the skin once a day. Woohoo!