Grape seed extract and Grape Seed Oil are a potent age-fighting ingredients we also use in our Ageless Perfection Cream. These powerhouse botanicals are becoming more and more common in natural skin care products today, as research continues to prove its benefits in caring for damaged and aging skin.
Reason #1: Fight against free radicals -Reduce signs of aging
Grape seeds contain polyphenols, which are widely considered to be the best free radical fighters available today. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons. They wreak havoc on our body’s cells, increasing the rate at which our bodies age and deteriorate. Polyphenols fight free radicals by acting as scavengers, scooping up the free radicals and helping to prevent cell and tissue damage.
Reason #2: Reservatrol – Defeat the sun damage
Grape skins and grape seed extract contain resveratrol, a proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Studies have shown grape seed extract to be twenty times stronger than vitamin C and fifty times stronger than vitamin A. Both of these vitamins have traditionally been included in anti aging formulations due to their strong antioxidant and age-fighting properties. Now more skin care products are adding grape seed extract (either by itself or in addition to these vitamins) to their formulas to create an even stronger age-fighting product.
Reason #3: Grape Seed Extract & Nutrients -Nourish your skin
Grape seed extract has been shown to strengthen blood vessels and improve blood circulation and increase blood flow to the skin. This helps to ensure vital nutrients are delivered to the skin, helping to reduce the breakdown of collagen. Collagen is critical to youthful skin, as it creates the plump, firm texture of healthy, vibrant skin. As collagen breaks down, skin sags and wrinkles. Though this is a natural part of aging, the resveratrol in grape seed extract can help reduce the rate at which collagen breaks down, leading to more youthful looking skin for a longer period of time.
Reason #4: AHAs – Smooth your skin
Grape seed extract also contains malic acid, which is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), which helps to exfoliate the outer layers of skin. This results in improved texture and skin tone. This also allows other cosmetic ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin to soothe and correct other skin concerns. While some may be reluctant to use AHAs because the peeling of an outer skin layer may increase the risk of ultraviolet (UV) ray damage, grape seed extract contains special UV absorbing properties, which may minimize this sort of damage to the skin.
Reason #5: Soften rough texture
Grape seed extract has been shown to deliver vitamin E, a nutrient that concentrates in the membranes of skin cells and helps hold on to moisture to soften the rough feeling texture and the extra skin hydrating benefits.
Overall, grape seed extract is an excellent ingredient to use for all types of damaged or problematic skin. It excels in anti-aging formulas and is certainly worth using if you’re seeking younger looking skin.