BOTANICAL NAME: Punica granatum (Many-seeded)
EXTRACTION: CO2 (Supercritical Extraction): A method of extracting plant chemicals by using pressurized CO2 as a solvent. It is one of the most efficient extractions to create a substance that embodies the entire plant rather than just the essential oils or triglycerides (cold-pressed oils).
DESCRIPTION: Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) CO2 is extracted from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. The Pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Western Himalayas of Northern India and has been cultivated for over 4000 years throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. The juices, seeds, leaves, flowers and bark all have been used historically for many medicinal purposes from healing ulcers to lowering fevers. The pomegranate has been held sacred by many religions and nations and traditionally have been seen to signify abundance, eternal life, hope, ambition and beauty. The CO2 is transparent, golden orange in colour and has a rich nutty aroma. The seeds of the pomegranate yield a lipid that contains 70% of the rare omega 5 fatty acid called punicic acid, which acts as a strong antioxidant to repair and regenerate skin. Pomegranate seed CO2 also boasts other firming components such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, vitamin E, phytosterols, and squalene. The combination of these bioactives help repair skin’s moisture barrier and support elasticity.
KEY COMPONENTS: Punicic, linoleic, oleic, vitamin E and squalene
FOUND IN: Carotene Glow Antioxidant Booster