Pomegranates have long been around and celebrated for their health and beauty benefits. In different religions and cultures, this fruit is known as the “fruit of life” and serves as a symbol of legend, abundance, power, and prosperity.
The word “pomegranate” is derived from the Latin words “pōmum” and “grānātum,” which mean “seeded apple” when put together. This fruit is said to have originated in Iran (then Persia) and have since been ingrained in its culture and lifestyle.
Over the years, pomegranates have been considered as a superfood — and for good reason! Read on to discover more about this wonder fruit, why it’s good for you and your skin, and what we use it in.
What are pomegranates?
Often red-purple in color, a pomegranate fruit, when cut open, reveals juicy and edible seeds that boast a lot of nutrients and health benefits.
This fruit is rich in Vitamin C and potassium, as well as polyphenols, which are micronutrients that are often derived from plants and packed with antioxidants. Specifically, pomegranates are found to have high content of anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannins — all of which are antioxidants that are great for boosting health and reducing the risk of illnesses, particularly heart-related ones.
What do pomegranates do for skin?
The fact that pomegranates are rich in antioxidants means wonders for skin! Here are just some of their many benefits:
UV protection and reduced signs of aging
Pomegranates have a lot of polyphenols and antioxidants. Their primary role is to fight off damage from free radicals that cause the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and sunburn. Some studies also show that pomegranates are able to provide extra UV protection. However, it’s still important to use sunscreen everyday!
Promotion of collagen production
Pomegranates can help make skin look plumper and more youthful by promoting the production of collagen. As we grow older, we lose more collagen, which causes our skin to sag. Thanks to its Vitamin C and ellagic acid components, this fruit is able to counter that by boosting blood circulation and triggering our body’s fibroblasts, which are cells that produce collagen.
Anti-acne and anti-inflammatory properties
When pores get clogged with oil and dirt, bacteria feed off of these clogs. The body then sends neutrophils (a form of white blood cells) to the area where these clogs are at, so that they can kill the bacteria by “digesting” them. This whole process triggers an inflammatory response in the body — which is where pomegranate comes in! This fruit’s properties work by attacking acne-causing bacteria and controlling their growth to reduce inflammation. Definitely a plus for oily and acne-prone skin!
Skin hydration and regeneration
Because pomegranates are rich in Vitamin C, they effectively improve skin texture and rejuvenate dry, rough skin. The molecules in this fruit are able to penetrate the skin easily, delivering punicic acid that keeps skin hydrated and prevents loss of moisture.
What do we use it in?
Pomegranate extract is the star of the Uplift Hydrating Serum Spray from our new serum collection, formulated to help you get your glow on! The Uplift serum spray is formulated with 89.6% pomegranate extract, packed with antioxidants to provide nourishing and boosting benefits to skin.
Our Uplift Hydrating Serum Spray is designed to help you achieve a bright and glass-like complexion. It also keeps skin hydrated and minimizes irritation, making it great for delicate skin. Pomegranate extract works together with bokbunja (Korean black raspberry) extract, grapefruit extract, and carrot extract to protect skin from free radical damage.
This multi-benefit skincare spray is also infused with niacinamide, raspberry extract, and apple extract to brighten skin and tighten pores, all of which work together to nurture skin and keep it healthy.
In case you were wondering why this fruit is often referred to as the “fruit of life,” now you know why. Experience the skin-boosting benefits of pomegranate through the Uplift serum spray for soft, supple, and radiant skin that glows!