When it comes to beauty, I love using oils in almost every part of my beauty routine. I religiously use oils whenever I wash my hair, I use them on my body post-shower, I use them on my face as part of my skincare routine and I’ve even been using oil on my lashes and eyebrows in a bid to try and improve their condition.
I love a good beauty oil so when I was kindly given the opportunity to try the Fushi Pomegranate Oil 80%+, I was interested to see how it could be used. I’ve featured a couple of Fushi posts on my blog so far (here and here), but they’re a really lovely wellbeing, pure and ethical beauty brand, that combine the purest organic, cold-pressed oils and freshly infused herbs, sourced from the world’s most ethical producers, and hand blend them in their London workshop to create award-winning health and beauty products.
I had no idea that pomegranate oil was even a thing, it’s amazing how many fruits can be used for making oils. Looking online when researching pomegranate oil, it contains high omega 5 fatty acids (punicic acid) levels which have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties by helping to fend off free radicals. It apparently also helps unclog pores on the face to help in relieve the symptoms of acne as well as assisting with unclogging scalp pores to promote hair growth.
The Fushi Pomegranate Oil 80%+ is £20 and it’s incredible how much information Fushi give on their website for every single one of their products. It really helps to educate about ingredients and their products which is fab for products like the Fushi Pomegranate Oil which I’d never normally look at as I had no idea it was even a fabulous oil for your beauty regime. I can’t possibly copy and paste everything Fushi have to say about this oil as there’s masses of information, but the following points are what Fushi say the oil is important for:
• Rare source of the Omega 5 fatty acid, punicic acid.
• Omega 5 for the skin is known to be a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.
• Skin rejuvenating, nourishing and promotes elasticity of the skin.
• High in flavonoids, linoleic acid, oleic acid and vitamin C, all beneficial for internal health.
• The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Omega 5 can strengthen the immune system of your body.
• Omega 5 also has a positive influence on the hormonal, circulatory and metabolic systems of your body
• Combination of phytochemicals, mono- and polyunsaturated fats can have an overall positive impact on heart health
Something I found particularly interesting was that this 50ml bottle of freshly pressed bottle of oil was made from approx. 2kg antioxidant rich Pomegranate seeds – it’s crazy how many seeds are needed in order to create this oil. This oil can be used both internally as it’s food grade as well as externally. It can be taken 1-3 tablespoons daily with food, drizzled over a salad or blended into a smoothie.
For external use it can be massaged into the skin, and it has a two year shelf life which surprised me considering it’s virgin fresh pressed, but Fushi promise a replacement if rancidity occurs within six months of purchase which is fantastic customer service.
I haven’t used the Fushi Pomegranate Oil 80%+ as a dietary supplement but I have enjoyed using it on my face, neck and body as a skincare oil. It is quite a rich oil, and the bottle lid isn’t ideal for use as a skincare product as you have to pour it out, but it’s been the perfect body oil to use during the colder weather as it’s so nourishing and rich.
I find it to be a little too rich for using on my face if I’m applying makeup, but applied sparingly in the evening it’s such a treat for the skin. I haven’t yet tried this oil on my hair, but I think it would perhaps work as a really great overnight oil as a conditioning treatment. I just love using oils within my beauty routine, and I’m pleased to have discovered another potent oil thanks to the Fushi Pomegranate Oil 80%+.
Have you ever tried a pomegranate oil before?
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