Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and have numerous health benefits. What’s good for the inside seems to be good for the outside. Studies have shown that pomegranate also has benefits for the skin. A few of the benefits—a defense against free radical damage caused by exposure to the sun and other environmental stressors, an aid in cell regeneration, and it helps replenish the skin with moisture. Here are a few of my top picks of moisturizers and other pomegranate-infused products.
This wonderful body cream is from the Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Midnight Pomegranate line. It contains a triple complex of conditioning milk proteins, hydrating rice bran and acai berry extract. The non-greasy formula conditions and moisturizes skin. Especially effective on dry spots and I love, love, love the fragrance. 8 oz, $12. For more information visit BathandBodyWorks.com.
With a blend of essential oils, including pomegranate seed oil along with shea butter, this body butter hydrates and soothes dry, itchy skin. Soybean, borage and grapeseed oil calms and repairs and rejuvenates the skin. 4 oz, $30.
No. 1812 Lemon & Pomegranate lip cream has antioxidant rich lemon oil extract and pomegranate oil to keep lips hydrated and defend against free radicals. .5 oz, $7.50.
Find out more about how pomegranate helps defend the skin against free radicals in The Skin Care Benefits of Pomegranates
If you want natural deodorant protection, Crystal Essence is made of 100% natural mineral salts and is scented with pomegranate essential oils and extracts. It’s also non-sticky and non-staining and doesn’t leave a white residue. If you’re concerned about chemicals in your deodorant, it is free of aluminum chlorohydrate, yet creates a barrier to odor-causing bacteria. It’s long lasting. I don’t sweat a lot, but it did last through an hour of yoga, plus it has a pleasant scent. 2.25 fl oz, $4.99.
This hand and body lotion from the Avon Naturals line has a refreshing fruity pomegranate and mango scent. It's formulated with BioSeed Extract and pomegranate and mango extracts to provide 24-hour moisturization. For more information visit Avon.com.
This sensual fragrance has top notes of pomegranate, citrus, dewberry, anise, cinnamon and nutmeg, with mid-notes including cassis, blackberry, raspberry and jasmine and bottom notes of musk, sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli. $29.50. For more information visit BathandBodyWorks.com.
Wake up your senses with this fruity pomegranate and mango scent. This body spray has a fresh, invigorating fragrance that isn’t too sweet or too fruity. I sometimes prefer body mists and sprays to perfumes and colognes, especially when using heavily scented body washes or lotions. Of course you can layer this scent with the shower gel and the aforementioned lotion. 8.4 fl oz, $9.
Read about the Pomegranate & Mango Shower Gel in 8 Great Pomegranate-Infused Cleansers