Pomegranate and its extracts have antioxidant properties that, while not conclusively demonstrated on human skin, show promise in animal and in vitro studies. Topical application of products containing pomegranate may improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by soothing skin and inhibiting damaging environmental stressors. When consumed orally via fresh food, juice, or supplement, pomegranate helps the body defend itself against things that can lead to health concerns while minimizing oxidative damage via its nutrient profile, largely driven by antioxidant ellagic acid.
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