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Powerhouse Pomegranate Oil

by Lisa Mazzarella

Pomegranate oil is one of the main ingredients in Karisma Face Elixir.  It is an absolute powerhouse ingredient. Pomegranate seed oil is the only source of Punicic acid. The benefits of Punicic acid are little known but extraordinary.   It’s referred to as the “anti” ingredient because it is anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and an extraordinary anti-oxidant. It also regulates the skins hormonal balance in men and women and controls ad repairs UV damage. Sound too good to be true?  Here are just some of the benefits backed up by years of scientific research.

Pomegranate the “Sacred Fruit,” believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis, the god of beauty, represented a symbol of prosperity, ambition, fertility, and fruitfulness in many Ancient cultures.

Pomegranate seed oil not only protects our skin from harmful cancerous and skin diseases, but it also acts as a natural beautifying agent by reducing signs of aging (kiss dull and thin skin goodbye) and healing other undesirable conditions, such as dry, red, itchy, and scaly skin, and eczema. It is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no greasy residue, and nourishes, moisturizes, and hydrates skin thoroughly. Pomegranate seed oil improves the skin’s elasticity, which is an important factor when retaining a youthful appearance.  Elastic skin means fewer wrinkles and fine lines (who doesn’t want that?).

Being the plant-based seed oil in the world containing punicic, it is a powerful and unique beautifying gem. It is recommended to include pomegranate seed oil in daily skin care at all life stages, but especially in mature years, when skin begins to get dry. It nourishes our skin by delivering nutrients directly into skin cells, enhancing skin’s natural regeneration processes, leading to healthy, younger looking skin. What more could you ask for as part of your skincare and wellness regimen?

It’s time you get to know about this “Supercharged” ingredient.

Pomegranate seeds are source of essential nutrients, such as vitamins B, C, potassium, and magnesium. An astonishing 95% of pomegranate seed oil is made up of the fatty acids, and 65% of those fatty acids is rare omega-5 fatty acid, believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants known to modern science.

Introducing punicic acid, your new best friend…

PUNICIC ACID — THE FOUNTAIN OF HEALTH AND YOUTH

In addition to having a positive influence on the immune, hormonal, circulatory, and metabolic systems, punicic acid has numerous preventative and healing benefits for your entire body.

These can be summed up in the following four “Anti’s”:

  • anti-oxidant,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • anti-carcinogenic, and
  • anti-aging.

Punicic acid contained in pomegranate seed oil, consists of antioxidants, key players in supporting skin cell resilience, by destroying harmful free radicals that may cause cellular degradation and aging skin.

Pomegranate seed oil is the “fountain of youth for mature skin”. Inflammation prevention is considered to be one of punicic acid’s most important functions…

Another—and likely to be the most essential—compound are polyphenols, antioxidants that act as anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic regeneration and rejuvenation agents.
It supports skin health by regulating the skin’s hormonal balance (both for men and women!), and it alleviates unpleasant side effects of menopause on skin.

THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-CANCER SUPERMAN

As skin gets progressively thinner with age, it becomes less resistant to disease. An unpleasant side-effect is “puffy” skin. As mentioned earlier, pomegranate seed oil acts as an anti-inflammatory mediator, supporting the skin’s own ability to fight diseases and alleviate pain. This one of a kind oil efficiently fights signs of stress, toxins, and poor diet on our skin, which add to an aged appearance. It repairs damaged skin cells that become weakened as a result of the aging process or influences of external elements (like sun exposure), and protects them. Hence, it works for your wellness and anti-aging regimes from the inside out and the outside in.

Pomegranate seed oil increases the number of keratinocytes, cell types that help restore the barrier function of skin cells, enabling the skin to fight sun damage and enhance the healing processes. Finally, research shows that pomegranate seed oil also prevents thinning of the epidermis, literally helping us to “grow a thicker skin.”  While this alone is enough to make you run to get your hands on this “sacred” oil for your skin read on for its most astonishing wellness qualities.

UV DAMAGE CONTROL & REPAIR

The beneficial characteristics of pomegranate seed oil are directly linked to one of its most important roles: skin damage control, caused by UVA and UVB action. Protection against UVA and UVB radiation is particularly crucial when the skin’s repairing and protecting abilities start to decline. UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin, causing genetic skin mutations and photoaging (skin aging and wrinkling induced by chronic UVA and UVB light exposure). Though both are harmful for our skin, UVB rays are one of the most cancer-causing forms of radiation!

It is scientifically proven that pomegranate seed oil offers protection from damaging sun rays. By supporting the skin’s natural collagen production, pomegranate seed oil not only ensures healthy-looking skin, it also supports skin regeneration by reversing the damaging effects after sun exposure.

The second cancer-preventing feature of pomegranate seed oil is the inhibition of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), an enzyme that enables cancer cell growth and replication. By inhibiting ODC, pomegranate seed oil also prevents cancer-related conditions, such as skin edemas (an excess of fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) and hyperplasia (enlarged skin formations of yellow color, often occurring as an initial stage in the development of cancer).

THE VERDICT IS CLEAR

To reap the beauty and wellness benefits of this scared fruit it’s time to incorporate pomegranate oil into your daily skincare routine.  Karisma Elixir is supercharged with pomegranate oil to support your wellness and provide unparalleled beautifying results for your skin.