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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil — Hydrating, moisturizing and powerfully antioxidant, pomegranate seed oil also contains a magical rare form of conjugated linolenic fatty acid (an omega 5 fatty acid) – known as Punicic acid.  Punicic acid reduces skin inflammation, and aids in skin repair.  It also helps thicken your skin and improve elasticity which is particularly beneficial for aging skin.  Pomegranate seed oil is close to 70% punicic acid.  As if this isn’t enough, pomegranate seed oil contains a high concentration of ellagic acid, a polyphenolic compound that has been shown to help prevent skin cancer as well as preventing UV damage (anti-oxidant) and wrinkle formation.  Ellagic acid also lightens and brightens the skin.  Pomegranate seed oil is easily absorbed by the skin and does not leave a greasy after feel.  All this makes pomegranate seed oil one of the absolute best oils for anti-aging blends, as well as those meant to heal damaged skin.