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Are there any dangers associated with the use of pomegranate extract?

Pomegranate extract is included in beauty treatments for various reasons. Among other things, it helps to hydrate the skin, accelerate wound healing, and promote hair growth. What about the potential dangers or contraindications related to its use? We clarify these points in this article.

The pomegranate and its juice in a few lines.

The name "Punica granatum" is used to refer to both the tree and the fruit of the pomegranate. This is a tree that grows between 2 to 5 metres high, belonging to the Punicaceae family. Originally from Persia, the pomegranate is cultivated in the Mediterranean basin since antiquity. In addition to adding flavour and colour to dishes, it is known for its medicinal properties. Its components are believed to have beneficial effects on inflammatory responses, cardiovascular diseases, cancer... Being a mythical fruit, numerous benefits are attributed to the pomegranate. In Egyptian mythology, it is considered a symbol of fertility. Its use also extends to medicine, and recently, to skin and hair care.

In cosmetics, to harness all its benefits, the pomegranate is utilised in the form of an extract. This plant-based active ingredient is obtained following an alcoholic extraction and maceration of the fruits in water and glycerine. The extract of pomegranate fruit is a slightly amber liquid with a characteristic odour, soluble in water or another hydrophilic medium. The recommended dosage of this ingredient in a skincare product ranges from 0.5% to 2%.

Thepomegranate extract is found in various skincare products such as creams, serums, lip balms, and even sunscreens. It is used for:

  • Alleviate irritated and sensitised skin through the use of tannins, vitamins, and flavonoids it contains;

  • Restoring firmness and elasticity to the epidermis due to its vitamin C content;

  • Diminishing brown spots and wrinkles through the use of antioxidants;

  • Repairing dehydrated skin or skin lacking radiance. These benefits are due to the presence of punicic acid in pomegranate extract.

Does pomegranate extract present any dangers or contraindications in cosmetics?

Pomegranate extract is tolerated by all skin types. Sensitive skin benefits from its soothing and moisturising properties. As for oily skin, it benefits from a gentle exfoliation, given that pomegranate extract eliminates excess sebum and restores radiance to the complexion.

When applied topically, this active ingredient seldom leads to side effects. Potential risks include allergic reactions or signs of sensitivity. These manifest as itching, redness, and swelling.

Furthermore, there are no known contraindications regarding the use of pomegranate extract. Finally, no studies indicate that combining this ingredient with other active substances is discouraged.


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