The Pomegranate extract is a rich source of tannins, anthocyanins, vitamins (A, C, E) and minerals and is widely used for its antioxidant properties. One pomegranate contains three times the antioxidant properties of red wine or green tea. This high level of antioxidants found in pomegranate is effective in combating free radicals that cause premature ageing of skin cells. Pomegranate extract has also significant astringent properties, due to the contained tannins. As a result, it tightens the pores and strengthens the skin epidermis, thus being ideal for oily and combination skin. Pomegranate, a deciduous shrub that can grow to the size of a small tree, has been cultivated in Greece since prehistoric times. Punica gratanum, according to its botanical name has small but glossy and beautiful leaves and big, striking red flowers and fruit. In Greece, Pomegranate used to symbolise passion, abundance and fertility. On New Year’s Day, the householders crack a pomegranate on the doorstep, so that the seeds disperse and bring good luck.
How to use:
- Use as daily lip care: Smooth on lips alone or over lipstick.
- Apply throughout the day when lips are in need of soothing nourishment.