What's So Great About Grapeseed Oil

What’s So Great About Grapeseed Oil
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, or grapeseed oil, is a lightweight oil that is extracted from the seeds of grapes and penetrates the skin quickly, leaving the skin soft, supple, and moisturized.  The strong antioxidant capacities of grapeseed can help reduce the signs of aging, such as sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Benefits of Grapeseed Oil
  • Combats breakouts: Grapeseed oil is excellent for treating oily or acne-prone skin. It’s high in linoleic acid, also known as omega-6 fatty acid, which in addition to fortifying the skin’s barrier and helping to reduce water loss from the skin, may help with acne.
  • Lessens redness: Some studies have also shown linoleic acid to be anti-inflammatory, great for inflamed and red skin often associated with breakouts.
  • Lightens scars: Grapeseed oil contains powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids that work together to fade dark spots and lighten scars.
  • Hydrates and firms: Being that grapeseed oil contains vitamin E—an ingredient commonly found in expensive eye creams that reduces inflammation— as well as moisturizing fatty acids, it may help skin appear tighter and more youthful.
  • Boosts collagen: Studies have shown that grapeseed oil can protect against sun damage and promote collagen repair. In fact, it may reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.
  • Anti-microbial: Grapeseed oil's anti-microbial properties mean that it deeply cleanses the skin.
  • Prevents free-radical damage: Grapeseed oil is rich in many other advantageous compounds, including beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, E, and polyphenols.  These compounds have excellent antioxidant abilities making grapeseed oil a strong source of antioxidant benefits, including free radical scavenging and protection from environmental aggressors such as UV radiation or pollution.
  • Lessens hyperpigmentation: In addition to fighting breakouts, it helps with sun damage and hyerpigmentation.  Grapeseed oil is often used as an ingredient in products designed for oily or acne prone skin as well as dry skin and hyperpigmentation.
  • Evens skin tone: As it contains the antioxidant proanthocyanidin, grapeseed oil may help to even out skin tone when used consistently.
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