Punica Granatum Extract



Punica Granatum Extract description

_Punica granatum_ extract (commonly known as pomegranate) offers antioxidant properties that can help improve the appearance of ageing skin by inhibiting damaging environmental stressors. It can also have a soothing effect on skin. When consumed orally via fresh food, juice, or supplement, pomegranate helps the body defend itself against things that can lead to health concerns while minimising oxidative damage via its nutrient profile, largely driven by antioxidant ellagic acid.

Punica Granatum Extract references

  • Frontiers in Pharmacology, May 2018, ePublication
  • Oncology Reviews, January 2018, ePublication
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2010, issue 6 supplement, pages S72-S81
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2009, issue 6 supplement, pages S5-S9
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, January 2002, issue 1, pages 166-171

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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