Friday, June 02, 2006

Pomegranate Pretty

The fruit is legendary, but just recently are pomegranate extracts appearing in beauty products and cosmetics, with manufacturers capitalizing on the perks offered by the bulbous fruit.
Photo compliments of Food Network.

Pomegranates are high in polyphenols, believed to be the superior antioxidant in combating aging and fighting illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. In addition, the sweet-tart smell of the fruit lends a luxurious and fresh feel to beauty products and cosmetics.

Murad's Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser foams to cleanse and tone skin, as well as stimulate new cell regeneration. The pomegranate extract includes powerful antioxidants to protect skin from the damaging effects of environmental elements.

Murad also makes Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 To Go, providing the same antioxidant-rich benefits as the cleanser.

Bath and Body Works line of Pure Simplicity products boasts a Polishing Face Scrub in Pomegranate. The scrub encourages skin cell turnover and gently sloughs away impurities, while the Pomegranate extracts promote healthy, evenly-toned skin.

One of the most cost-effective, pomegranate-inspired, beauty solutions is Softsoap's Pomegranate & Mango Moisturizing Body Wash. This giant bottle of sweetly-scented, exotic body wash leaves you energized and your body smooth. The price-tag is just as much a benefit as its moisturizing capabilities!

Engage in some post-shower moisturizing with Bath and Body Works Temptations Shimmer Lotion in Pomegranate Martini.

Demeter, well known for their accurate portrayal of hundreds of fragrances, makes a pomegranate eau de cologne spray, called Pick-Me-Up Spray without any unnecessary fragrance notes. The pomegranate eau de cologne is simply reminiscent of the fruit itself. It's subtle and light, and easy on the pocketbook.

While it's not considered a traditional cosmetic or beauty product, POM Wonderful is a nice addition to any beauty regime. POM Wonderful juices and teas start from the inside out in guarding against premature aging and illness. They're a refreshing and tasty way to promote good health using pomegranates' powerful antioxidants.

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