S5 Desert Pomegranate
Desert Pomegranate oil, one of S5’s hero ingredients, is taken from the Desert ecosystem where daytime temperatures can exceed 60ºC/140ºF, and then suddenly drop to below 0ºF/32ºF overnight. To survive these conditions, organisms have developed special mechanisms to maintain cellular stability and hydration levels. Pomegranate oil is rich in omega 5 and punicic acid, one of the most potent anti oxidants known to man, which supports hormone function and defends against free radicals.
Pomegranate has long been treasured for its health benefits and as a traditional healing substance, with its oil in particular noted and used for its richness in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A native plant of Northern Africa, it has long been used in remedies for different health matters that have been documented in some of the oldest Ancient Egyptian records. This rich oil is also known to have aided ancient and modern topical remedies, to help restore and heal the skin with its potent and active properties.
Scientific Data and Benefits
Pomegranate oil, taken from this extreme desert ecosystem, has proven to hydrate and nourish the skin, reversing the appearance of dryness and dehydration. Rich in omega 5, it prevents inflammation on cellular levels, soothes and moisturises, greatly benefitting skin that is prone to conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Desert pomegranate oil is also a rich source of antioxidants and of the beneficial fatty acid, punicic acid, which helps regenerate the skin and improve elasticity. It has been shown to have an anti-ageing effect on the skin, promoting the production of collagen and elastin that helps support and give strength to the skin.
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