Glycerine, Punica granatum What is it?
Now also in 50ml! Pomegranate seeds that are extracted into glycerine by a proprietary process. This unique extraction process is qualified by the Soil Association and it results in a sparkling extract, which is not as sticky as purely glycerine extracts. It is sterilised by filtration so no preservative is necessary to keep the extract (but obviously add preservatives as appropriate to the products you are making it if using it in recipes). By extracting an active raw material into glycerine, you get both the benefit of the active raw material and also the benefit of the glycerine’s humectant moisturiser properties, making this a 2-in-1 moisturiser/active product. It is a pale amber/gold colour.
Pomegranate seed is a by-product of the juice extraction process. It contains mainly ellagic acid, which is a polyphenols antioxidant found in fruits and berries. The highest ellagic acid content is found in raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates.
Historic use of pomegranate
Pomegranate juice makes an excellent external astringent for oily skin. It has also been used as a body dye. The pomegranate grows on the Mediterranean shores, Persia, China, and other countries of Asia, and has been naturalised in the West. The rose-coloured, juicy, acid pulp is edible, and is very useful for feverish patients. The rind of the fruit is astringent and has been used for arresting chronic mucous discharge, passive haemorrhages, night sweats, and diarrhoea. Pomegranate is one of the oldest of drugs. Pomegranate is also a source of citric acid.
Pomegranate is high in ellagic acid, which has many health benefits, for example, it is a powerful scavenger of free radicals, and extremely effective in increasing the body’s own built-in antioxidant, glutathione, which in turn helps protect the DNA in cells from free radical damage. Polyphenols, such as ellagic acid, also inhibit the formation of harmful enzymes that cause cells to grow out of control. This is important in terms of cancer prevention because out-of-control cell division is a hallmark of cancer. By inhibiting specific enzymes, Ellagic acid and other polyphenols regulate cell turnover and give the cell time to divide normally and form completely. Ellagic acid is also thought to strengthen the cell membrane, making it less susceptible to free radical damage and preventing water loss from the cell.
Which products to use it in
It is a good replacement for plain glycerine moisturiser in skin products.
Particularly good in after shave facial toners/waters/spritzers/sprays.
Use as a moisturiser in aftershave creams and gels.
You can also mix it together in hydrolates to make facial toners and spritzers.
In all sun care products a sit protects the skin from ultraviolet rays.
Moisturising and antioxidant creams and lotions.
Bath care products.
Water or oil-soluble?
Can I add it to oil serums or ready-made products?
You cannot add it to purely oil-based blends as it will separate but you can mix it into already-made products such as creams.
Recommended dosage and how to use in products
Dosage: 3-6% in all water-based products.
Storage and shelf life
2 years (see label for best before date). Store cool and dark.
Full spectrum sun protection to block UVA and UVB rays
Combine pomegranate glycerol extract with microfine titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
In Skin products
Use pomegranate glycerol extract to replace ordinary glycerine.
In Shaving products
Combine pomegranate glycerol extract with witch hazel glycerol extract and other witch hazel products, or comfrey glycerol extract and other comfrey products; as well as D-Panthenol.
In products to neutralise damaging free radicals
Combine pomegranate glycerol extract with other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E oil, rosemary CO2 extract, cranberry seed CO2 extract.
To soothe and prevent skin redness
Combine pomegranate glycerol extract with other anti-inflammatory agents such as chamomile products (such as bisabolol); comfrey products (such as the macerated oil, the glycerol extract or allantoin).
To boost topical hydration in the cells
Combine pomegranate glycerol extract with other hydrating ingredients such as pseudocollagen and all other moisturisers.
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50ml SKU 50340 £5.40
100ml SKU 50346 £8.65
500ml SKU 50347 £23.65
1L SKU 50348 £43.00
5L SKU 50349 £193.35
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