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Study: Can Fermented Pomegranate Protect the Skin Against Aging?


A study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology investigated whether fermented pomegranate extracts can protect against oxidative stress and skin aging.

The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has recently published a double-blind study on fermented pomegranate (FPE) and its potential benefits to the skin as a supplement and a cosmetic ingredient.1

The object of the investigation was to determine the effects of FPE both in vitro and in vivo as a FPE drink (FPE-D) and FPE serum (FPE-S) in patients.

There were 40 patients that were randomly put into 2 groups, FPE-D or placebo drink, with each patient drinking 50 mL of the selected drink daily for 8 weeks. Another 40 patients were randomized into either FPE-S or placebo serum, with each patient using a daily treatment of 3 mL of either serum daily or nightly for 4 weeks.

The results showed FDE-D improved the moisture, brightness, elasticity, and collagen density of most patients’ skin by week 8 compared to baseline vs placebo. After 4 weeks, the FPE-S patients showed that moisture, brightness, elasticity, spots, UV spots, and collagen density of skin were slightly better than baseline.

This study showed the potential to use FPE in anti-aging treatments.


1. Chan L-P, Tseng Y-P, Liu C, Liang C-H. Fermented pomegranate extracts protect against oxidative stress and aging of skin. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. n/a(n/a). doi:10.1111/jocd.14379

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