Punica Granatum Fruit Extract



Punica Granatum Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Also known as pomegranate fruit extract
  • Has antioxidant properties
  • May soothe skin
  • Addresses visible damage from environmental stressors

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract description

_Punica granatum_ fruit extract, also known as pomegranate fruit extract, has antioxidant properties that, have been conclusively demonstrated on human skin as well as in vitro studies. Topical application of products containing pomegranate may improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by soothing skin and addressing the visible damage caused by environmental stressors. It’s a rich source of a group of antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which give the fruit its deep red colour. These and other antioxidants present in the fruit, seeds, and skin give pomegranate skin-soothing properties. Typical usage level of pomegranate fruit extract in skin care ranges from 0.1–0.5%, although higher amounts may be used if desired. When consumed orally via fresh food, juice, or supplement, pomegranate helps the body defend itself against things that can lead to health concerns while minimizing oxidative damage via its nutrient profile, largely driven by potent antioxidant ellagic acid.

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract references

  • The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, December 2021, pages 983-990
  • Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, December 2020, pages 477-486
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology, May 2018, ePublication
  • Oncology Reviews, January 2018, ePublication
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2010, pages S72-S81 and June 2009, 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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