Benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil

I began using pomegranate seed oil on a daily basis in January 2011, for a skin rash. Most products didn’t cause the rash, but a hefty chunk of them made the situation worse. Kukui nut oil and organic jojoba oil were both very soothing but did not offer the same benefits I experienced after adding pomegranate seed oil to my daily regimen.

Improvements After Using Pomegranate Seed Oil

  • Firmer, more supple skin
  • Better skin texture in general
  • More even coloring, including a slight lightening of hyperpigmented areas (those brown spots we all want to zap away)

Pomegranate seed oil is derived from the fruit’s seeds — not from the juice or flesh of the pomegranate. It takes a lot of seeds to create an ounce of oil, so the oil is can be a bit more expensive than many others but is definitely worth the cost, and just a few drops will do the trick. I think of it as my liquid gold.

I often use pomegranate seed oil by itself, but now that my rash is under control I sometimes mix the oil with a serum. Serums can be intense, and an irritant if applied directly to sensitive skin. Try the mix-trick (combine the serum with a moisturizer before applying to skin) to see how your skin reacts. Another combo that I love is rosehip seed oil mixed with pomegranate seed oil. The lighter weight of the rose hip seed oil makes the thick pomegranate oil easier to apply evenly and brings its own set of skin love to the mix.

I have seen excellent results after suggesting pomegranate seed oil to many clients, no matter what type of skin they have, but do keep in mind that your skin may have different needs.