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Organic Pomegranate Glycerol Extract

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Inci:Glycerin, Aqua, Punica granatum Fruit Extract

A glycerin extract of pomegranate pulp, giving good polyphenol protection as well as a good humectant to keep the skin supple.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A pale amber coloured liquid made by using glycerin as a means of extracting the active components from pomegranate pulp.
 
Pomegranate seeds that are extracted into glycerin 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 pure glycerin extracts.
 
It is sterilised by filtration so no preservative is necessary to keep the extract in its pure form.
Pomegranate contains ellagic acid which, together with other polyphenols, help to regulate cell turnover and give the cell time to divide normally and form completely.
 
To read a more scientific comprehensive review of pomegranate, click here.
 
Read more about the history of pomegranates here.
 

The individual materials that make up Pomegranate Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Pomegranate Glycerol Extract is a good replacement for glycerin in skin products as it has the humectant effect needed but also a strong polyphenol action.
 
Add to after shave products like skin soothers and moisturisers as it strengthen the cell membranes and keeps moisture in the skin.
 
It can be used as a moisturiser in antioxidant creams and lotions. It also has an anti inflammatory effect.
 
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.
 
This is ideal in night creams and anti aging serums. Combine with hydrolates to make facial toners and spritzes for targeting specific areas or for general moisturisation. Especially effective after sunburn.
 
Very calming and soothing when used in after shave creams and lotions or spritzes.
 
Equally effective for using after waxing or other hair removal.
Hair Care
Strengthening the cell membranes will help the hair follicles to work the best they can.
 
Add to shampoos and hair conditioners to restore the structure of damaged hair giving more shine and elasticity.
 
Recommended for oily hair that has a tendency to have dandruff.
 
Other
Use at 3% to 6%.
 
It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the end product may feel a little sticky.
 
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only products.
 
Once opened do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working and after use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation and seal tightly.
 
Store in a cool, dry place.
 
Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Add to floral waters to make toners and facial spritzes.

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