Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil

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INCI: Punica Granatum Seed Oil

A hydrating and soothing oil rich in omega-5 and ellagic acid. This versatile oil is a potent natural antioxidant offering several benefits for all skin types.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Our organic pomegranate seed oil is a bright yellow oil with a thin consistency and a slightly fruity or nutty aroma. It’s extracted by cold pressing the washed seeds of organic pomegranate fruits. It takes over 500kg of fresh pomegranates to produce just 1kg of oil. This oil is so potent that you can use as little as 1% for effective results in skin and hair care products.

Organic pomegranate oil is rich in punicic acid (omega-5), a rare essential fatty acid with several benefits for the skin. Omega-5 is a natural antioxidant that protects the skin from premature ageing, promotes regeneration of the epidermis and stimulates collagen production to keep skin looking smooth, firm and youthful. Studies suggest that omega-5 can be used on sun-damaged skin as a repairing and rejuvenating treatment, though it should not be used as an SPF. As the only known botanical source of punicic acid, pomegranate seed oil is a cosmetic staple for any skincare or cosmetics enthusiast.

As well as omega-5, pure pomegranate oil also contains ellagic acid. This is a natural phenol antioxidant that can protect and brighten the skin. As it’s so packed with antioxidants, organic pomegranate oil is an excellent ingredient for homemade skincare products and hair treatments.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile of Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil:

Palmitic Acid

C16:0

Stearic Acid

C18:0

Oleic Acid

(Omega 9)

C18:1

Linoleic Acid

(Omega 6)

C18:2

Gamma-Linolenic Acid
(GLA)
C18:3

2.29%

1.67%

4.12%

4%

86.44%

Our organic pomegranate seed oil has an SAP value of 185.

Cosmetic Functions:

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), organic pomegranate oil is a skin-conditioning emollient.

HOW TO USE IT

  • Use 1% to 100%. As this is a potent oil, we find that using 1%-3% is effective.
  • Organic pomegranate seed oil is oil-soluble and unsuitable for use in water-only products. However, you may use small amounts in water-based gels, where the oil is held in suspension.
  • When making creams and lotions, organic pomegranate oil is heat tolerant and can be used in the fat stage (stage 1).

As pure pomegranate oil is so rich in skin-boosting antioxidants, it should be blended with other antioxidants like vitamin E or organic rosemary antioxidant to protect the oil from oxidation.

Adding just 2% organic pomegranate oil to a sports massage blend is very effective — even more so if you include fragonia essential oil and plai essential oil.

Combine organic pomegranate seed oil with organic pomegranate glycerol extract in creams and lotions. This will give your skincare products anti-ageing benefits.

This oil can also be used in hair products for excellent results. We love it mixed with argan oil, coconut oil and camellia seed oil for a nourishing hair and scalp treatment.

Benefits of Organic Pomegranate Oil in Skincare:

  • Soothing and hydrating when used directly on the skin or in formulations.
  • Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D and E.
  • Omega-5 content limits free radical damage from sun exposure.
  • An excellent anti-ageing ingredient that promotes collagen production and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Triggers skin renewal for a revitalised look.
  • Organic pomegranate seed oil is suitable for all skin types, offering several benefits.
  • Dry skin: acts as an effective moisturiser/emollient.
  • Oily skin: penetrates quickly into the skin with no greasy residue.
  • Mature skin: improves skin tone, keeps skin pliable and replenishes the outer layer.
  • Normal skin: a great antioxidant that delays signs of premature ageing.
  • This oil can also be used in after-sun products, offering moisturising benefits.

Benefits of Organic Pomegranate Oil in Hair Care:

  • Detangles the hair and makes it smooth and shiny.
  • Improves blood flow to the scalp and balances pH levels. Use pure pomegranate oil with geranium essential oil for a soothing scalp treatment.
  • Can be used as a hair oil to reduce frizz.
  • Softens and strengthens the hair.
  • Provides some protection against heated styling tools.
  • Protects the hair from oxidative stress.
  • A natural cleanser and emulsifier.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Organic pomegranate seed oil provides amazing results across an extensive range of cosmetic products. Below are some of our favourite recipes using this nourishing natural ingredient:

Pomegranate Night Cream

Regenerative Scalp Oil

Daily Facial Serum