The Pomegranate is experiencing it’s 15 minutes of fame, but there’s not doubt in my mind has staying power. First it was the Pom Wonderful and now everywhere you look, there are new products popping up containing pomegranate – from juice drinks to bath and skin care and sun care. Major brands are attracted to fruit because of it’s antioxidant levels, which help to protenct DNA cells from free radical damage including envorinmental damage and sun damage. These brands include Korres, Borba, Back to Basics, and of course, the ring leader, Murad. Not to mention the zillions of different supplements and drinks. Which leads me to the question, is it better to straight up take the supplments? I’ve been eyeing that Murad cleanser for quite some time now until I read this from the Cosmetic Cop:
“Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser ($22.00 for 5.1 ounces) is a standard, detergent-based cleanser that contains a tiny amount of pomegranate, a good antioxidant, but whose benefit would be rinsed down the drain before it could work. The witch hazel distillate in here, which contains a large amount of alcohol, may be drying and irritating for skin.”
Buzz Kill – I was looking forward to buying that with the Sephora Friends and Family discount….