In the present scenario, everyone is apprehensive about visage. When we search for beauty products, we are as fascinated by the ingredients and their impact on the skin. The hunt for a new marvel in the beauty industry is never-ending. A recent riff through labels of bathroom shelf staples has uncovered a new constituent: Vitis vinifera.
Vitis vinifera is the technical name given to grape seed extract that has been in use since the Neolithic period. It has existed for more than 6000 years and has been utilised by medical practitioners to address numerous medical issues such as memory loss, fatigue, depression, hypertension, diarrhoea, indigestion, and bloating. There are currently 5,000 to 10,000 varieties of Vitis vinifera varieties that have been employed for medicinal, nutritional and ceremonial values. It is rich in sugars, flavonoids, resveratrol, anthocyanins and proanthocyanins, organic acids, tannin, mineral salts and vitamins. It exhibits anti-dandruff, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and UV absorption properties, therefore seen in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products. Let's explore more about cosmetic applications of grape seed extract:
Balances oil production: Grape seed oil is rich in linoleic acid that reduces clogged pores and overproduction of oil. It has no comedogenic characteristics making it ideal for oily and acne prone skin.
Lightens skin tone: Grapeseed extract is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E which helps in improving skin tone and provides skin lightening benefits.
Anti-ageing effects: Grape seed extract helps defend against ageing by increasing the activity of enzymes that protect mitochondrial DNA. The natural antioxidant capacity helps to protect skin from free radical damage and reverse the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. It also contains vitamin C that aids in the formation of collagen, a fibre-like protein that helps retain skin elasticity and reverses ageing.
Makes skin supple and soft: Vitamin E present in grape seed extract acts as an exfoliant and retains the moisture of the skin. It removes dead cells, resulting in healthier and smoother skin.
Protection against skin burns: Proanthocyanidins and resveratrol are the powerful antioxidants that protect skin against harmful ultraviolet radiation. It also helps in reducing the redness due to sunburns and also minimises the damage borne by the skin cells.
Improves elasticity of skin: Polyphenols present in grape seed extract has the excellent ability to bind collagen fibres that will enhance the overall appearance of the skin. It astringent nature helps to tighten skin, minimises the appearance of wrinkles and increase elasticity.
Provides wound healing effects: The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory aspects of grape seed extract helps to eliminate symptoms of psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and many other allergic reactions of the skin. It also helps in the growth of new cells and protects the skin from infections.
Excellent makeup remover: Grapeseed extract is used to remove makeup due to the relaxing effect on the skin.
What's the takeaway?
Grape seed extract is a natural, promising, powerful and safe ingredient that can improve your skin's appearance and reduce some signs of ageing with little risk. It is a boon for skincare and more popular than ever in this day and age when more and more people are concerned for natural treatments and preventative care.
Derma Essentia Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50 Gel PA+++ is true gel based sunscreen with anti-pollution, UV and IR protection. This sunscreen is devised with the goodness of Vitis vinifera extract that offers numerous skincare benefits.
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