ABS Pomegranate Sterols

This super fruit ingredient can be used as a natural replacement for synthetic materials such as petrolatum and animal-derived materials, like lanolin. ABS Pomegranate Sterols is capable of increasing moisture levels on the skin while enhancing the skin’s barrier function to protect against environmental stress responsible for extrinsic again. As we know, many oils extracted from pomegranates are beneficial skin and hair care ingredients. The combined benefits, compliments of pomegranate’s essential fatty acid content and known antioxidant properties, make ABS Pomegranate Sterols a one-two punch, perfectly designed by nature to quench our skin while providing protection.

Efficacy Assays

  • Sensory Assessment of Formulations

    Assesses a material in a finished goods product compared to a control... Read More

  • Sensory Assessment of Formulations

    A shampoo containing ABS Pomegranate Sterols provided rich and creamy foam, and it gave a smooth, moist, and supple result, compared to a shampoo containing Lanolin which gave poor foam and made the hair feel “squeaky” while rinsing. The conditioning treatment containing ABS Pomegranate Sterols also provided a silky smooth, moist, and supple feeling, while Lanolin made the hair feel heavy. ABS Pomegranate Sterols in the hair cream and wax had good affinity, gave moisture, smoothness, gloss, and a natural styling ability. ABS Pomegranate Sterols is ideal as a moisturizer and hydrator in hair products.

  • Moisturization Assay

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  • Moisturization Assay

    The results indicate that ABS Pomegranate Sterols is an effective hydrating ingredient. After 21 days, 5.0% ABS Pomegranate Sterols was improved hydration by 24.0% compared to baseline hydration values. The comparison to the control lotion showed that after 21 days, test sites treated with ABS Pomegranate Sterols had a 19.0% improvement in hydration.

  • Hydration Potential

    Quantifies of water holding capacity... Read More

  • Hydration Potential

    The results indicate that ABS Pomegranate Sterols is an excellent all natural and botanical alternative to Lanolin as it is capable of holding 200% of its weight in water. Data analysis also reveals that compared to Avocado Sterols, Petrolatum, and Jojoba Oil, ABS Pomegranate Sterols exhibited superior hydration potential with respective improvements in water holding capacity of 60%, 900% and 3900%.

  • Coefficient of Permeability

    Measures a material's barrier properties on the skin... Read More

  • Coefficient of Permeability

    A higher number for the Coefficient of Permeability means that more liquid was able to seep through into the solution, and thus a lower barrier function. ABS Pomegranate Sterols has a lower Coefficient of Permeability than Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Mineral Oil, and Lanolin, meaning ABS Pomegranate Sterols is better for protecting against Transepidermal Water Loss.

  • High Resolution Skin Imaging Ultrasound Assay

    Improves skin density... Read More

  • High Resolution Skin Imaging Ultrasound Assay

    As evidenced in a 4 week efficacy study, ABS Pomegranate Sterols improved skin density by 29.20% after 24 hours and by 44.19% after 4 weeks when compared to the untreated control. When compared to the base cream ABS Pomegranate Sterols improved skin density by 32.23% after 24 hours and after 4 weeks ABS Pomegranate Sterols improved density by 32.20%. Results indicate that ABS Pomegranate Sterols is capable of improving skin density when compared to both the untreated control as well as the base lotion.

Product Information

Product Code
10247
INCI Name
Punica Granatum Sterols
INCI Status
Approved
Source
Botanical
Potential Applications
Anhydrous, Sensorial, Skin, Hair, Decorative Cosmetics
Suggested Use Levels
0.5 - 5.0%
Solubility
Oil Soluble
Solvent
N/A
Benefits
Enhances Barrier Function, Reduces TEWL, Moisturizing, Aesthetic Modifier
Preservation System
Preservative Free

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