It’s still pomegranate season, which means you’ll be seeing this jewel-toned seed in everything from salads to mimosas — but did you know that pomegranate is a skin superfood? Pomegranates are packed with flavonoids, which nourish the skin, and antioxidants, which protect the skin from damage and prevent skin cancer. Pomegranates can also reduce signs of aging. The seeds are said to lengthen the life of the proteins needed for the production of collagen and elastin, which are what keeps your skin firm and youthful.
One of the best ways to get the benefits of pomegranate is to eat the seeds or drink the juice but using a skincare product made with pomegranate is going to be a lot easier, so here are a few of our favourite products that are made with this skin superfood. No need to make a mess in the kitchen. You’re welcome.
The Body Shop: Pomegranate Firming Day Cream
The Pomegranate Firming Day Cream from The Body Shop, like the rest of their pomegranate line, is perfect for preventing signs of aging. This day cream will leave your skin looking and feeling softer, firmer and brighter and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Korres: Pomegranate Moisturising and Balancing Cream-Gel
The Pomegranate Moisturising and Balancing Cream-Gel from Korres, made with pomegranate water and pomegranate extract, will tone and balance your skin and reduce the appearance of pores. This cream is perfect for oily or combination skin.
Origins: High-Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil
The High-Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil from Origins, made with pomegranate, cranberry and sage, is for all you facial oil addicts. You’ll love the aroma of neroli and vanilla and the radiant skin you wake up with in the morning.
Estée Lauder: Nutritious Radiant Vitality Essence Oil
The Nutritious Radiant Vitality Essence Oil from Estée Lauder is another facial oil that is infused with pomegranate. This oil is light, which makes it perfect for your morning routine, and the natural lipids that it contains will protect the skin against damage during the day.
Sephora: Pomegranate Sleeping Mask
The Pomegranate Sleeping Mask from Sephora is a cream mask that melts into the skin, so you get to soak up the benefits of pomegranate while you sleep and wake up with toned, energized and revitalized skin.