As it is so rich in antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin, it should be blended with other antioxidants such as Vitamin E or Rosemary Antioxidant to protect the oil itself from oxidation.
Adding just 2% Pomegranate Seed Oil to a massage blend for aching muscles and joints is very effective. It is even more so if Fragonia Essential Oil and PlaiEssential Oil are included as well.
The aqueous extract of pomegranate has also been shown to boost procollagen production so combine with Pomegranate Glycerol Extract in creams and lotions for anti ageing benefits.
It takes over 500kg of fresh pomegranates to produce just 1kg of oil that also contains Vitamins A, B, D and E.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 1% to 5%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 2% to 10%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 3% to 20%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 3% to 15%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 5%
C18:3 Punicic Acid (Omega 5) 60% to 86%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Pomegranate Seed Oil are:
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