Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Science Behind It All: Pomegranate Oil

Second in this series: Pomegranate Oil

I've been using my Burt's Bees with pomegranate oil for the longest time, so I wanted to see what pomegranate oil can actually do for you!

What is Pomegranate Oil? 
-The pomegranate is a fruit that contains hundreds of seeds inside. It contains many phytochemicals with antioxidant actions.

What are the benefits? 
-Studies have shown that pomegranate oil is effective at killing and preventing the formation of both estrogen dependent and non-estrogen dependent cancer cells.
-Pomegranate seed oil is used to heal, protect and moisturize dry, cracked, mature and irritated skin.
-Anti-inflammatory, improves skin elasticity

What is it used in? 
-Commonly used to revitalize dull or mature skin, assist with wrinkles, and to soothe minor skin irritations

How to use? 
-You can buy pure pomegranate oil and just use a little bit where ever you want to add moisture
-Or look for products that contain pomegranate oil like Burt's Bee's lip balm!

Interesting Fact:
It takes over 200 pounds of fresh pomegranates to produce one pound of pomegranate seed oil

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