INCI:Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Use Levels:1.0% - 10.0% Solubility: Water Soluble Appearance: Slightly Hazy to Hazy Viscous Liquid pH: 3.5 - 7.5 Efficacy:In-vivo | In-vitro
Pomegranates may be one of the oldest medicines known to man, its use going back perhaps as far as 8000 years. Originating in the area ranging from Persia to Northern India this fruit has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean since ancient times. The genus name comes from Punica the Roman name for Carthage; the original source for the Italian peninsula. Now used primarily in food products, pomegranates have been used as a source of tannins as well as a means to produce inks and dyes. In Japan the wood has been used as the source of an insecticide. Also a source of citric acid, pomegranate juice can be used to treat dyspepsia and has been indicated for leprosy. Traditionally extracts from the plant have been used for astringent applications.
In personal care, fruit enzymes have been used as a safe means of exfoliation. Exfoliation is an important segment of a skin care regimen, which serves to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that traps both
bacteria and sebum. Utilizing pomegranate enzymes for this purpose is appealing to consumers due to the medicinal qualities associated with this ancient fruit. Pomegranates also contain proteolytic enzymes, which help to gently breakdown and digest large proteins that have accumulated on the hair and scalp. Fruit enzymes, particularly proteolytic enzymes, serve as a safe means of removing product build up from hair strands. Sustainably manufactured, FSS Modified Pomegranate Enzyme PF is extracted from the unused residual fruit pulp, along with the intact chaperone proteins, which help increase stability and maximize shelf life. We then ferment the macerated fruit with Lactobacillus lactis to make the desired phytochemicals readily available for enhanced benefits.
Pomegranates also contain chlorogenic acid, which functions as an antiinflammatory, and has antimicrobial properties, both excellent for skin and scalp care appliactions.
FSS Modified Pomegranate Enzyme PF is ideal for skin and hair care applications to promote gentle, yet effective, exfoliation by capitalizing on the properties of proteolytic enzymes. This product is optimal for revealing shiny, clean hair and revitalized skin!