INCI: Aqua & Punica Granatum Fruit Extract & Lactobacillus Ferment
Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0%
Solubility: Water Soluble
Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Yellow to Amber Liquid
pH (Direct): 3.0 - 5.0 Polyphenols (UV): 3.0% Maximum ISO 16128 value: - Natural Index (NI): 1
- Natural Origin Index (NOI): 1
Since ancient times, pomegranates have been known for their medicinal and beauty benefits. In many cultures, it is touted as a symbol of prosperity and abundance.
Today, pomegranate is not only a delicious, juicy fruit, but it is a known superfood with numerous health and skincare benefits due to its high nutrient profile.
When it comes to skincare, the power of this fruit lies in its antioxidant polyphenols.
Pomegranates contain high levels of polyphenols including punicalagin, ellagic acid, gallotannins, anthocyanins, and other flavonoids.
The phenolic hydroxyl groups of polyphenols can decrease levels of free radicals and can also be used as scavengers to inhibit or eliminate the formation of free radicals.
Polyphenols are able to prevent or delay senescence formation by affecting molecular pathways of senescence and, thus, can exert beneficial effects on skin aging and age-associated skin diseases.
FSS PomeaShield is an antioxidant and anti-aging powerhouse ingredient.
Its antioxidant polyphenols scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) to help prevent premature aging.
FSS PomeaShield employs polyphenols to delay senescent cells which contribute to cellular aging.
This innovative ingredient technology helps to increase elastin synthesis in fibroblasts which is key to the skin’s structural integrity.
Additionally, it capitalizes on a strong sustainability story with a Cradle to Cradle approach. Cradle to Cradle is a philosophy that raw material waste is not thrown away (known as ‘from cradle to grave’) but is repurposed to create new ingredient technologies. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and suppliers, we utilize every part possible of the plant material. By this approach, the waste that is produced is minimized, all while producing incredible ingredients with scientific efficacy. The Italian facility sources pomegranates from the Valencian region of Spain. Always GMO-free, pesticide-free, and organic, ecological farmers are committed to practices that are sustainable and beneficial for their land yet effective for crop yield.
Storage: Store in a dry place at temperatures not exceeding 32°C. Based on stability studies, the optimum storage temperature for maximization of shelf life is 23 - 25°C.
However, it may be stored at temperatures between 16 and 32°C if such specific temperature control is not available. Do not freeze.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
**This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate**