According to an in vitro study from Eurecat, Pomegranate extract (Included in both versions of Micro and MacroMoisture+) reduces signs of skin aging such as hyperpigmentation, skin dryness and loss of elasticity by reducing melanogenesis and oxidative stress while modulating collagen and hyaluronic acid metabolism.
The results from this proof-of-concept in vitro assay with fibroblast cells suggest that Pomegranate extract is a promising ingredient. Further Analyses from Eurecat showed that cells exposed to UV, both preventive and regenerative treatments with Punica Granatum Fruit Extract positively influenced hyaluronic acid metabolism and decreased ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) levels. A significant decrease in levels of MMP1, the main inhibitor of collagen synthesis, was also verified as well as a significant inhibitory effect on tyrosinase activity, potentially reducing hyperpigmentation by decreasing melanin synthesis.
Pomegranate extract has been shown to have several benefits for the skin, including:
Antioxidant protection: Pomegranate is rich in the antioxidants, polyphenols and ellagic acid, which help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can cause premature aging and damage to skin cells.
Anti-inflammatory properties: that can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with sensitive skin or conditions such as rosacea and acne.
Moisturizing properties: Pomegranate extract can help to improve skin hydration by increasing the skin's ability to retain moisture through healthy barrier function. This can help prevent dryness and flakiness, and leave the skin soft and supple.
Collagen production: Pomegranate extract has been shown to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sun damage protection: Although not a traditional SPF, Pomegranate extract has been found to help protect the skin against sun damage, including UV-induced skin cancer. This is due to its ability to neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, a great addition to daily sun screen use.