INCI: Glycerin, Aqua, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Pomegranate is highly digestive and due to its many applications, Muslims considered it as the medicine fruit. The pulp is astringent and detoxifying, and it helps cleanse the body. Its juice is used as an extended cure to modify the condition of blood, detoxifying it and allowing blood regeneration. Moreover, due to its richness in minerals, it has a recognized action against anemia.
Regulating activity of sebaceous secretion
The entire pomegranate plant contains tannins and other substances that make it antibacterial, antiviral and astringent. The pericarp of its fruit contains tannins and gallic and ellagic acid, among other substances, which provide interesting properties for cosmetic products with an astringent action and regulators of sebaceous secretion. Topically, tannins waterproof the outermost layers of skin and mucous membranes, protecting the underlying layers. They also have a vasoconstrictive effect on small superficial vessels. By limiting the loss of fluids and preventing external aggressions, tannins promote the regeneration of tissues (healing action) in cases of superficial wounds or burns. Therefore, Pomegranate is very useful for cosmetic products with an astringent and regulatory activity of sebum on skin and hair.
Vitamin C is very important for skin, as it helps maintain the integrity of the structure of collagen in the dermis, preventing and reducing aging symptoms. The fruit's pulp and membrane constitute 13% of the overall composition of the fruit and, therefore, a study was carried out to analyze its composition. The methanol extract was fractionated by HPLC and a compound (punicalagin) was obtained, with a powerful anti-free radical activity and EC50 values of 16.7 ± 2.3 and 54.2 ± 4.6 against DPPH free radicals and superoxide radicals, respectively. A powerful inhibiting activity of lipid peroxidation was shown in a liposomal model, with EC50 values of 54.2 ± 0.9. Its antioxidant capacity is due to its ability to scavenge radicals.
The presence of vitamin E also increases the antioxidant activity of pomegranate for two reasons:
· Antioxidant activity: reduction in the formation of lipoperoxides on skin. The oxidation of the highly unsaturated phospolipids in the cellular membrane generates lipoperoxides that destabilize it and cause skin aging.
· Radical scavenging activity: it protects cells against free radicals released by lipoperoxides, which are involved in skin aging.
Therefore, Pomegranate is highly recommended for cosmetic products with antioxidant and anti-free
radicals activity, for body, face or hair.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is associated with certain chronic conditions, such as burns, edemas, hyperplasia, immunosuppression, photoaging and skin cancer.
Anti-inflammatory activity is partly due to the content in vitamin E. An experiment was conducted in which for seven consecutive days a cream with α-tocopherol at 2% was applied in animals. Once the treatment was finished, irritation was induced in the area. It was observed that, compared to the control group, inflammation intensity, injury magnitude and dermatitis duration was significantly reduced in the group treated with vitamin E. Another consequence of pomegranate's activity against the formation of lipoperoxides is its anti-inflammatory activity, as it prevents that inflammationcausing prostaglandins are synthesized from arachidonic acid, and therefore, when applied topically, it shows an antiedematous and antierythematous effect. On the other hand, zinc is closely related to tissues with high metabolic, immunological and inflammatory activity. This element and its derivatives are used to treat oily skin, to regenerate tissues and in anti-dandruff products. Therefore, Pomegranate is recommended for cosmetic products with anti-inflammatory activity and for hair products.
||Hair care, face care, dry skin, anti-ageing,
||From 2% to 5%
||Given on the label