Despite the name, there isn't just one (genuine) superfruit in Grassroots Research Pomegranate Super Antioxidant Cream, but two. I can't quite believe that this scrapes in at just under $29.50 for 50ml. This potion was launched last month and puts many of the pricier botanical creams to shame.

There is blueberry, the original superfruit antioxidant, which has recently been put in the shade by pomegranate and goji. There aren't too many creams around with goji berry (there is the new range from upmarket spa, Canyon Ranch, but Grassroots delivers much better value for money). The ORAC test, which was adopted by the Department of Agriculture to measure antioxidant levels, gives goji berries an ORAC rating of 25,300. Pomegranate scores 3,307 and blueberries come in at 2,400. Grassroots has all three.

It also has antioxidant grape and yeast extracts. Then there are a couple of interesting botanicals: gentian root is anti-inflammatory and possibly anti-bacterial; scutellaria baicalensis (commony known as skullcap) is rich in flavenoids; and rice bran is a natural sunscreen.

Sure, there are a few emollients and the usual suspects in the preservative department. But so are there in creams that cost eight times as much as Grassroots. If you are looking for a decent inflation-beater, you could do a lot worse than check this out.

Ingredients in Grassroots Research Pomegranate Super Antioxidant Cream


Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Sucrose, Ascorbyl Glycol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Juice, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Limonene, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera(Grape) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fuit Extract, Lycium Chinense (Gogi Berry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cholesterol,Linoleic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Yeast Extract\ Faex\Extrait deLevure, PEG-100 Stearate, Simethicone, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Sodium Mannose Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disdium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol. PAO 24M. ILN33796. *Essential Oil.