Standardized Pomegranate Extract

INCI Name: Punica Granatum Fruit Extract
Part Used: Fruit
Chemistry: Ellagic Acid 40%
Plant Description: This deciduous shrub grows to 6 meters with whorls of lance-shaped leaves, scarlet flowers and round fruit containing pulpcovered seeds.
Pomegranate Attributes: Studies have indicated the following:
Powerful Antioxidant/Free-radical
scavenger (4,6)
Anti-aging (4)
Anti-inflammatory (4)
Protects against UVA,UVB (1,2,3,4)
Protects against collagen damage (2,4)
Antibacterial (5)
Applications: Skin Care
References:
  1. Afaq F Mukhtar H., “Botanical antioxidants in the prevention of photocarcinogeneses and photoaging”, Experimental Dermatology; 15: 678-684; 2006
  2. Bae JY, Choi JS, Dang SW, et al, “Dietary compound ellagic acid alleviates skin wrinkle and inflammation induced by UV-B irradiation”; Exp Dermatol. Aug; 19(8):e182-90, 2010
  3. Afaq F, Zaid MA, Khan N. “Protective effect of pomegranate derived products on UVB-mediated damage in human reconstituted skin”, Exp Dermatol; Jun; 18(6):553-61; 2009
  4. Lisbeth A, Pacheco-Palencia, et al; “Protective Effects of Standardized Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Polyphenolic Extract in UltravioletIrradiated Human Skin Fibroblasts”, J. Agric. Food Chem; 56, 8434-8441; 2008
  5. L.C. Braga, J.W.Shupp, et al; “Pomegranate extract inhibits Staphylococcus aureus growth and subsequent enterotoxin production”; Journal of Ethnoharmacology, 96:335-339; 2005
  6. Magdalena C. Kowalczyk, Zbigniew Walaszek, et al; “Differential effects of several phytchemicals and their derivatives on murine keratinocytes in vitro and in vivo: implications for skin cancer prevention”, Carcinogenesis vol 30 no 6, 1008-1015; 2009