Winter skin-care wonder: Pomegranate
It’s not the latest superfruit to leap from the produce aisle to the beauty one. But pomegranate, known as a restorative antioxidant with serious skin-care prowess, is a staple in new nighttime products intended for winter-weary skin.
That makes sense, since while you’re sleeping, your body is working overtime, firing up and circulating growth hormones, and focusing on repair—skin included. The omega-5 fatty acids and antioxidants from ellagic acid in pomegranate lock in moisture and help correct environmental damage, by soothing your dry, blotchy, chapped, and uncomfortably tight skin.
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Amala Hydrate Treatment Oil
This trio of pomegranate seed oil, certified organic Jasmine, and avocado oil (a fatty acid), makes skin less tight and dry, helping to restore that all-but-lost summertime suppleness. $116, www.spiritbeautylounge.com
Pomega5 Intensive Nightly Repair Serum
Bearberry (a botanical brightener) and fruit-based glycolic acid give this light, barely scented serum both radiance-boosting and soothing skin-care benefits. It’s from an indie natural line entirely devoted to the power of pomegranate. $95, www.pomega5.com
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Collective Wellbeing Night Balm
Pomegranate seed oil gives this nourishing shea butter balm a silkiness, as does silicone (just FYI). Bonus: It contains lavender, which is a skin calmer and sleep-inducer. It’s sold at Whole Foods stores. $27, www.collectivewellbeing.com
Acure Organics Chlorella + Pomegranate Night Cream
Organic chlorella and a blend of superfruit berries combine to fortify skin proteins (aka elastin and collagen) and winter-weary skin. $19.99, www.spiritbeautylounge.com — Melisse Gelula