Pomegranates are a good source of vitamin B and C, and are rich in tannins and potent antioxidant phenols. They are also a fusion of pink and burgundy colors which make them pretty to look at. This little, funny looking fruit is considered a “superfood’ in natural circles and has made its way into the skincare hall of fame. Current research on ingredients such as pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries and acai has shown that you can significantly reduce the impact of free radicals with the help of these powerful antioxidants, which is why we see pomegranate showing up in everything from shampoo to cleansing wipes.
Korres Pomegranate Scrub
This creamy scrub for oily to combination skin contains naturally derived exfoliating grains that refine pores for a radiant complexion. It includes pomegranate extract for antioxidant protection and Greek olive stones to refine the look of pores and remove excess sebum. $21, korresusa.com.
Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF
A lightweight, oil-free hydrator, this daily moisturizer features Murad’s Energizing Pomegranate Complex to infuse skin with a natural glow. The formulation also includes artemia to stimulate cell function, as well as zinc and copper to condition and balance the skin. $33, murad.com.
Archipelago Botanicals Pomegranate Body Lotion
In addition to natural pomegranate, this hydrating body lotion contains jojoba esters, aloe vera, grape seed and chamomile extracts. Enzyme boosters help keep skin looking young and healthy. $29, archipelago-usa.com.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Face Serum
Featuring antioxidant rich organic pomegranate juice and organic golden millet, which is laden with vitamin E, this intensive treatment aids your skin’s own ability to regenerate. The face serum helps reduce signs of aging while deeply moisturizing. Recommended for use with the Pomegranate Firming Day Cream and Pomegranate Firming Night Cream $45, www.usa.weleda.com.
John Masters Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil
Going beyond a simple moisturizer this blend of 14 organic plant and essential oils is formulated to penetrate nourish dry and/or mature skin. Pomegranate seed oil is a key ingredient along with evening primrose oil, rosewood oil, sage, olive oil and geranium oil. It can be used alone or with any moisturizer for extra hydration. $30, www.johnmasters.com.
Whish Pomegranate Shave Crave Shaving Cream
This luscious whip helps you get a close shave on legs or underarms without any drying. It’s natural ingredients leave you feeling smooth, pampered, and moisturized. $20, whishbody.com.
Klorane Pomegranate Hair Care
This three product collection of pomegranate infused hair-care products has been specially selected for color-treated hair. All of the products in the line are formulated with Moroccan-grown pomegranate to help bind color to the keratin in hair. The collection includes shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in treatment. $14-$18, drugstore.com.
Grassroots Research Labs Pomegranate Super Antixoidant Cream with Himalayan Goji Berry
Free radicals won’t stand a chance with this antioxidant loaded duo of a Cream and Overnight Recovery Serum. $32.50 each at kohls.com
June Jacobs Spa Collection Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque
Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious masque combines pomegranate with cranberry extract, shea butter and sunflower seed oil to replenish the skin. Additional antioxidant power comes from white, red and green tea extracts and grape seed oil to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. $60, www.drugstore.com.
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
This is a soothing, nourishing and hydrating balm that is infused with pomegranate oil to replenish moisture and promote smooth, healthy lips. $2.99, www.drugstore.com.