Pom The Bomb - Ingredient Deep Dive
Packed with skin loving polyphenols, this beauty in red hasn’t received much attention in the skincare world yet, but that’s about to change. The hero ingredient in all our products, pomegranate is one of those superfoods that packs a punch and is so good for our health and skin in so many ways but has never got the hype it deserves.
But at Sunday Skin, we’ve discovered that Pom truly is the Bomb and it's time for everyone to know that. Keep reading to find out why this sweet but feisty ingredient is all that your skin needs after a long day at work.
Protects Against UV Rays: Due to its antioxidant properties, pomegranate also does wonders in protecting the skin against sun damage. With sun-protective compounds that protect the skin against free radicals (AKA atoms that damage cell proteins), it has the ability to even the deadliest forms of skin cancer.
Is An Anti Aging Hero: Brimming with polyphenols, bioflavonoids and other antioxidants like anthocyanins, pomegranate is the true anti-aging hero. Since environmental factors and prolonged sun exposure are responsible for premature skin ageing, pomegranate is the secret ingredient that can truly reverse this process. By creating a protective barrier that arrests free radicals, this skin-loving powerhouse truly is the secret to healthy, youthful, glowing skin.
Soothes Dry Skin: If there’s anything you’ve learned from our previous blog posts, it is that after a day out in the sun, your skin needs a whole lot of love. With it’s underrated incredibly hydrating properties, pomegranate has the ability to seep into your skin and hydrate all its layers. Anti-inflammatory and rich in fatty acids like omega 5, it acts like an injection of hydration that instantly moisturises the skin. And it doesn’t just stop there. Apart from instantly moisturising the skin, it also has the ability to lock in the moisture and prevent it from getting out, Keeping your skin soft and well moisturised all the time.
Speeds Up Cell Regeneration: One of the most important benefits of pomegranate on the skin is that it has a very special ability to speed up cell regeneration. If you read our blog post “5 Ways The Sun Is Damaging Your Skin Everyday”you probably learnt that prolonged sun exposure causes the breakdown of skin cells and a slow down of cell regeneration. But pomegranate can actually completely change that. With the ability to boost circulation, it allows for quick tissue regeneration which subsequently boosts the birth of new skin cells.
Detoxifies The Skin: With the ability to remove toxins, pomegranate has the innate ability to detoxify the skin. Packed with 48% Vitamin C and other antioxidants like anthocyanins, tannins and ellagic acid, this skin loving superfood has everything your skin needs to feel plump, supple and restored after a day in the sun.
Acts As A Natural Exfoliant: Pomegranate acts as a natural exfoliant that scrubs off dead skin cells. With the ability to clear out blockages that don’t allow skincare products to penetrate into the skin effectively, it does wonders to rejuvenate the skin. Leaving it brighter, more radiant and silky smooth.
Provides An Antimicrobial Effect On The Skin:: One of the greatest benefits of pomegranate on the skin is that it acts like an antimicrobial. Which means it has the ability to kill bacteria and dirt and prevent acne. This antimicrobial ability enables it to not only prevent breakouts, but also treat it, reduce scarring and soothe irritation. By balancing out the skin’s oil levels, it helps keep acne at bay and remove excessive oil from the skin and keep it in check at all times.
So there you have it - a glimpse into what makes pomegranate such a special ingredient in skincare (suncare especially). But there’s a lot more to this little red powerhouse than meets the eye. So we’ll be back soon to give you more reasons to love Pom The Bomb.