What's red and sweet and bumpy all over? The pomegranate, of course. Crimson red, these lovely globe-shaped fruits are grown in mineral rich soil and bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, making them delicious, nutritious and full of antioxidants. Naturally, they lend themselves well to juices, but they are also wonderful additions to skincare and body products. With their nourishing properties, pomegranates provide just what your skin and your body both need this time of year - nutrients, vitamins and much more. And when used on the skin, pomegranates have been found to help prevent skin cancer. So give pomegranates a try and find out for yourself how amazingly versatile these fruits can be!
Pomega5 Healing Cream ($42) is a highly concentrated, emollient moisturizer sufficiently potent to heal irritated or damaged skin made from biodynamic and organic ingredients. Crafted with active botanicals known for their restorative and nourishing properties, this cream is gentle enough for daily use for normal or dry skin (and who doesn't have dry skin this time of year?) Pomega5 Healing Cream is made with pomegranate seed oil, a potent, natural antioxidant to fight free radicals and restore suppleness and vitality to skin, and also contains carrot seed oil to nourish and rejuvenate, while oils of arnica and calendula disinfect, sooth and reduce inflammation.
Keep your lips moisturized and looking their holiday best with Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector from Murad ($7.99). Infused with shea butter and antioxidants, it helps your lips fight off the dry weather while imparting a delicious pomegranate flavor.
Start with pomegranates and add blackberries, bananas, and sweet oranges. You'll have the new Pomagranate Sunshine smoothie from Sunkist Naturals. This delicious and healthy burst of flavor offers up a rich blend of vitamins, antioxidants and all-natural goodness, without any added sugar. Just what we all need this time of year as we move through our jam-packed days. Available at Whole Foods Market for about $2.99 each.