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I' m not sure about this: "11% solution gives 1% EGCG content in final product." What is the weight of final product? .. ...»
Vesna Hanich
Tried this on my week-old rash from flea bites. Got an almost instant relief and rash healed in 2 days. Tried it on my daughter who has eczema for a very long time. The rashes calmed down after a few days and her skin is now healing well. Really great product. Just put in order for another jar.... ...»
This is great stuff. I add it to my liquid face soap and it does an excellent job in preventing acne and gently exfoliating the skin... ...»
Really loving this product. I make the best Centella toner and most concentrated ever. 2 g of centella extract dissolved in 10g of alcohol(you have to stir a lot) plus 88 grams of water and you get a very concentrated toner. Creams, toners, ampoules... all have only 0,1% of triterpenes, this toner i make have 1,4%. I am loving it, will see the results. .. ...»
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Wonderful base cream! Only multi-lamellar structured cream I've found on the market. Cream itself is lightweight (no oil) yet very conditioning/hydrating. Easily accepts water-soluble active ingredients as well as oil-soluble ones. I've even pushed the additional ingred % up to 20 (meaning 80% this cream, 20% added) without any separation issues. Ideal base cream for delivering actives. Personal favorite recipe calls for 5% straight Grapeseed Oil with 5% SebumREG oil active + Panthenol 1% + E Ac.. ...»
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
Carla, Many medications can be and are applied topically by prescription. With that in mind, realize that this particular ingredient is wonderful but understand that this is indeed one of those that may create sensitivity with those already using topical hormones or just use sparingly and see how you respond. Sorry for the very late response..... ...»
Very good product! Only been using it for a short time, its already made a difference. .. ...»
muy satisfecho profesionales, y envio sin problemas ,ya que soy de españa producto bien envasado , un placer ser cliente porque dan comnfianza y calidad.gracias un saludo.. ...»
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Buy Pomegranate Seed Oil For Skin Care

Seed oil extracted from the pomegranate fruit contains high amounts of fatty acids, particularly punicic acid. Pomegranate seed oil is the only seed oil with punicic acid, making this a unique extract. Punicic seed is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Present in smaller amounts in this seed oil are estrogen-like compounds which have potential to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Studies with pomegranate seed oil show it acts as a powerful antioxidant by decreasing reactive oxygen species that harm the body. It also protects against sun damage, and can repair sun-related damage to the skin by increasing skin thickness and barrier cell replication. This effect also aids in wound healing and can reduce skin thinning with age.  

Key benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil in skin care:

  • anti-oxidant [1][3][5][6][7][8][9][10][12]
  • anti-inflammatory [3][7][8][10)
  • sun damage repair [1][6][2]
  • sun damage protection [1][9]
  • wound healing support [2]
  • restore barrier function [2][11]
  • natural phyto estrogens [7]
  • moisturizing and hydration
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

Pomegranate Seed Oil skin care active ingredients
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Pomegranate Seed Oil

About Pomegranate Seed Oil in DIY Skin Care

pomegranate seed oil skin careThe pomegranate tree (Punica granatum L.), native to regions of Iran and Iraq, has been hailed since ancient times for the medicinal properties of its fruit (8, 11). The fruit is sacred in many cultures and medicinal systems, including Ayurvedic medicine (6).

18% of the seed weight is an oil that can be cold-press extracted (12). Over 95% of the seed oil composition is fatty acids (8). Fatty acids are compounds that provide the characteristic “oily” texture of oils. 65% of the fatty acids in pomegranate seed oil are punicic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid structurally similar to α-linolenic acid, a known bioactive fatty acid (8, 10). Present in smaller amounts of pomegranate seed oil are polyphenols, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-carcinogenic (2, 9). The most prominent polyphenol in pomegranate seed oil is ellagic acid (5). The seed oil also has compounds structurally similar to human estrogen that may be helpful for treating menopausal symptoms (7).

The major component of pomegranate seed oil, punicic acid, is unique to this seed oil. Punicic acid has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties (3, 8). It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis (7, 10). Prostaglandins are important inflammatory mediators and are known to induce blood clotting (10). Punicic acid also inhibits lipoxygenase, the enzyme that produces leukotrienes, another important inflammatory mediator (10). It was also found to inhibit the production of inflammatory proteins such as TNFα (3). By inhibiting these pathways, pomegranate seed oil decreases inflammation.

The antioxidant activity of pomegranate seed oil is more than red wine and as high as that of green tea (6, 10). An in vitro (outside the body) study shows pomegranate seed oil protects against ultraviolet radiation, particularly UVB radiation, and may help repair sun-damaged skin due to its antioxidant properties (1). UVB radiation is thought to be the most carcinogenic form of radiation (5). Pomegranate seed oil acts as an anti-carcinogenic by inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) that cause DNA and protein damage, which can lead to cancer (1, 3, 9). Another in vitro study shows pomegranate fruit extract containing seed oil reduces death of fibroblasts (cells that make collagen) and decreases the amount of ROS after UV exposure (9).

In vitro studies with pomegranate seed oil show it thickens the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and increases the number of keratinocytes, cells that help make up the barrier function of the epidermis and have roles in wound healing and sun damage repair (2). Since the skin thins with age, pomegranate seed oil shows promise as a topical anti-aging treatment.

Pomegranate seed oil has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties. A topical treatment with 5% pomegranate seed oil significantly reduced skin cancer tumors in mice (4). The oil inhibits the action of an enzyme called ornithine­­ decarboxylase (ODC), which is thought to help cancer cells grow (4, 7). Inhibition of ODC can also reduce skin edemas (fluid trapped beneath skin) and hyperplasia (yellowish growths on the skin) (12). In another study, 50μg/mL pomegranate seed oil was shown to increase death of human breast cancer cells (7). The mechanism for this anti-cancer effect has to do with inhibition of cancer cell replication (7).

Fatty Acid Content in Pomegranate Oil

Stearic     1.7%
Palmitic    2.47%
Oleic acid (Omega 9)   4.63%
Linoleic acid (Omega 6)   9.78%
Linolenic acid (Omega 3)  < 1.0%
Punicic acid (Omega 5)  66.7-80.0%  
Fatty Acid Distribution  
Saturated Fat       6.45%
Monounsaturated Fat     5.06%
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids 68.34%
Total Fatty Acids   80.08%    
Campesterol     4.7%
Stigmasterol     5.6%
Beta sitosterol    4.7% 
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

CAS#: 084961-57-9
INCI: Punica Granatum
Appearance: Soft Amber colored oil
Odor:  Characteristic/Slightly Fruity
Peroxide Value: 3.60
Specific Gravity: 0.939
Saponification Value: 190
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Suggested percentage: 1% to 100%

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of Origin: Turkey

Fatty Acid Content in Pomegranate Oil

Stearic     1.7%
Palmitic    2.47%
Oleic acid (Omega 9)   4.63%
Linoleic acid (Omega 6)   9.78%
Linolenic acid (Omega 3)  < 1.0%
Punicic acid (Omega 5)  66.7-80.0%  
Fatty Acid Distribution  
Saturated Fat       6.45%
Monounsaturated Fat     5.06%
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids 68.34%
Total Fatty Acids   80.08%    
Campesterol     4.7%
Stigmasterol     5.6%
Beta sitosterol    4.7% 
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
[1]  F. Afaq, M.A. Zaid, N. Khan, M. Dreher, and H. Mukhtar, “Protective effect of pomegranate derived products on UVB-mediated damage in human reconstituted skin,” Experimental Dermatology,               vol. 18, issue 6, pp. 553–561, June 2009.
[2]  M.N. Aslam, E.P. Lansky, and J. Varani, “Pomegranate as a cosmeceutical source: Pomegranate fractions promote proliferation and procollagen synthesis and inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-1 production in human skin cells,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 103, pp. 311–318, 2006.
[3]  T. Boussetta, H. Raad, P. Lettéron, M.A. Gougerot-Pocidalo, J.C. Marie, F. Driss, and J. El-Benna,  “Punicic Acid a Conjugated Linolenic Acid Inhibits TNFα-Induced Neutrophil Hyperactivation and        Protects from Experimental Colon Inflammation in Rats,” PLoS One, vol. 4, issue 7, July 2009.
[4]  J.J. Hora, E.R. Maydew, E.P. Lansky, and C. Dwivedi, “Chemopreventive effects of pomegranate seed oil on skin tumor development in CD1 mice,” J Med Food, vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 157-161, fall 2003.
[5]  S.D. Johanningsmeier and G.K. Harris, “Pomegranate as a Functional Food and Nutraceutical Source,” Annu. Rev. Food Sci. Technol., vol. 2, pp. 181-201, 2011.
[6]  J. Jurenka, “Therapeutic Applications of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.): A Review,” Alternative  Medicine Review, vol. 13, number 2, pp. 128-144, 2008.
[7]  E.P. Lansky and R.A Newman, “Punica granatum (pomegranate) and its potential for prevention and treatment of inflammation and cancer,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 109, pp. 177–206, 2007.
[8]  I.L.P Melo, E.B.T Carvalho, and J. Mancini-Filho, “Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum L.): A Source of Punicic Acid (Conjugated α-Linolenic Acid),” J Hum Nutr Food Sci, vol. 2, issue 1, pp.       1024-1035, 2014.
[9]  L.A. Pacheco-Palencia, G. Noratto, L. Hingorani, S.T. Talcott, and S.U. Mertens-Talcott, “Protective Effects of Standardized Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Polyphenolic Extract in Ultraviolet- Irradiated Human Skin Fibroblasts,” J. Agric. Food Chem., vol. 56, pp. 8434–8441, 2008.
[10]  S.Y. Schubert, E.P. Lansky, and I. Neeman, “Antioxidant and eicosanoid enzyme inhibition properties of pomegranate seed oil and fermented juice flavonoids,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 66, pp. 11–17, 1999.
[11]  M. Viuda-Martos, J. Fernandez-Lopez, and J.A. Perez-Alvarez, “Pomegranate and its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review,” Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science  and Food Safety, vol.9, pp. 635-654, 2010. 
[12] A. Zarfeshany, S. Asgary, and S.H. Javanmard, “Potent health effects of pomegranate,” Adv Biomed  Res, vol. 3 pp. 100-129, 2014.

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