Tehran Medical University researchers have developed an anti-wrinkle cream from pomegranate extract which also rejuvenates skin.
The cream combines intense moisturizing with powerful defense against the sun’s harmful rays.
Dr. Jamaleddin Jamali, who led the research, said pomegranate contains antioxidant and collagen, which prevent elastin fibers from breaking.
He added that the researchers are also developing a cream and pill for treating acne from beehive.
Previously, Dr. Jamali’s team had produced a herbal antidepressant called Safromod from saffron flower and Safrotin, which reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Elastin is a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many body tissues to regain their shape after stretching or contracting. It helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched. In humans, elastin is encoded by the ELN gene.
Vitamin B and minerals found in pomegranates give nutrition and vitality to the skin and aid in the composition of collagen. It is effective in soothing and providing nutrients to help the skin remain supple and wrinkle-free.