If you’ve never explored Murad’s Vitalic® line of skin care products, then you probably haven’t discovered how the power of pomegranate can benefit your skin. You may be asking yourself, “Why is pomegranate so good for my skin?” The answer is that pomegranate, both topically and as a part of a healthy skin diet, is an antioxidant “super food.” And when you combine an antioxidant-rich diet with antioxidant-infused skin care products, the result is glowing, healthy skin.
Why Are Antioxidants So Important?
Every day, environmental factors and the stress of daily life affect the health of your body and skin. Part of this process is the release of free radicals into your system. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that are missing an electron, so they attack other molecules within the body looking to replace that electron. Typically, the molecules that they attack are lipids and proteins that support healthy skin. Antioxidants counteract free radicals, preventing skin damage.
For a powerful source of antioxidants, you don’t need to look much further than the luscious pomegranate. In fact, a study conducted at UCLA ranked ten beverages according to their antioxidant-fighting power. Pomegranate juice came in first. Pomegranate outranked blueberry juice, an antioxidant staple, and blew “super food” acai juice out of the water. That’s how full of health-building, skin-saving antioxidants pomegranates are.
Why Vitalic Skin Care?
Vitalic skin care products infuse skin with the intense antioxidant power of Pomegranate Extract. The line features a cleanser; a moisturizer; and Murad’s best-selling face mask, Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask, to balance and perfect any skin type. While these skin care products are particularly good for combination or normal skin, Vitalic is also gentle enough to be used on dry or acne-prone skin. Taking care of your skin with topical antioxidant skin treatments like Murad Vitalic skin care products will leave it radiant and healthy.
Recommended Product: Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser
This dual-action cleanser from the Vitalic line features AHAs and Pomegranate Extract to tone and cleanse skin in just one step.
Customer Review: Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser
“I first received this product as a freebie when I bought some other products. And WOW! I use it daily and my skin feels so fresh and clean afterwards. It even washes away makeup residue—including eye makeup/mascara residue. My skin really does feel soft and smooth, without making it dry.” Sally000, Maryland
Eating Your Antioxidants Through Pomegranate
Beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and eating pomegranate is beneficial for your skin too. Though they’re available all year long in most stores, pomegranates are in season from September to January. When selecting a pomegranate, look for a deeply colored one that feels heavy and is free of cracks and soft spots. If you’re planning on keeping pomegranates around for a while, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they should last for up to a month.
There are a number of great pomegranate recipes out there, but we’re fond of this healthy recipe for roasted vegetables with pomegranate vinaigrette from Martha Stewart. There are also a number of pomegranate juice drinks available in just about every market these days. Just be sure to look for pomegranate juice that’s made from real pomegranate and not just from flavoring and sugars!
Nourish Your Health Inside and Out
Both internally and topically, pomegranate improves skin tone and fights free radical damage. To nourish your health inside and out, incorporate this fruit into your diet and your skin care regimen.
Recommended Product: Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
This weekly treatment frees skin of dull, dry surface cells to restore brightness and smooth texture while Pomegranate Extract provides powerful antioxidant protection.
Customer Review: Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
“I started using this mask a few years ago and every time I have the same reaction—amazing! I love the way it makes my face feel, so refreshed and clean. It clears away the small blackheads around my nose as well. I highly recommend giving this product a try; you won’t be sorry!” all4murad, New York, NY