For the past few years, we’ve been hearing lots about the benefits of argan oil for hair and skin, with many hailing it as “liquid gold”! Argan oil undoubtedly has its benefits, but there’s a new super oil on the block – and it’s pomegranate oil. This fresh, fruity oil, made by cold-pressing the seeds of a pomegranate, is lightweight, hyper-absorbent, and packed with antioxidants – for unparalleled effects on skin, hair, and overall health!
Benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil
Stimulates hair growth
Not only does pomegranate oil leave your locks silky smooth, but it also works to promote hair growth! Its rich vitamin and antioxidant content stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn encourages your hair to grow at a faster rate. Pomegranate oil is also ideal for those suffering from dandruff or dry scalp, as it moisturizes deeply (without leaving any of that dreaded greasy residue!)
Boosts skin tone
Pomegranate oil is effective for all skin types, and is a great way to maintain the health of the collagen in your skin. This daily face oil deeply nourishes the outer layer of skin, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving the skin’s overall elasticity. An added bonus is that unlike counterparts like coconut or argan oil, pomegranate oil is ultra lightweight face moisturizer, and absorbs rapidly. Its superior absorbency allows it to quickly penetrate deeper layers of the skin, and deliver vitamins A, D, K and E to the subcellular epidermis, making it an ideal choice for those looking to rapidly repair dry or damaged skin.
Reduces skin damage
Pomegranate seed oil is rich in ellagic acid (a natural antioxidant) and Omega-5 fatty acids, both of which fight off free radicals that can lead to premature signs of aging. Research has shown that using this absolute anti aging face oil can also have an impressive effect on lowering sun damage and the risk of skin cancer. When added to sunscreen, one study indicated a whopping 20% reduction in skin damage! (Howard Murad M.D, University of Wisconsin)
Improves the immune system
Pomegranate seed oil can be used internally, as well as externally, as the fatty acids found in the oil provide an illness-fighting boost for your immune system! Antimicrobial properties found in pomegranates can help fight off harmful bacteria in the stomach even as they promote good bacteria and help maintain digestive health. The antioxidants in pomegranate also have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce skin irritation and promote regeneration.
Kind to the heart
If you’re not already sold on pomegranate oil, you should also know that this skin rejuvenation oil is beneficial for heart health! There is growing evidence to suggest that adding pomegranate to your diet, via either food or supplements, can improve the quality of your heart’s oxygen supply, thereby helping to combat high blood pressure, heart disease, and other heart ailments.
With its plethora of skin, hair, and health benefits, pomegranate oil is well on its way to becoming the next stand out in the world of oils. At Uma, we’ve loved it from the start, and use it as the carrier oil for many of our blends. Learn more about our pomegranate-rich Ultimate Brightening, Absolute Anti-Aging, and Total Rejuvenation Face Oils now!