There are so many various ingredients that are used in skin care. Some which are more beneficial than you may know. In the upcoming newsletters we will be focusing on various ingredients that are in our products and partner products to educate our customers on the benefit of these ingredients.

This month we are going to highlight Grape-seed Oil. What are the benefits? Why should you look for it in your products?

Grape-seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and contains high levels of linoleic acid, which doesn't clog pores. It is commonly used in moisturizers for acne-prone and sensitive skin.

Grape seed oil is easily absorbed and a gentle oil that is light on the skin. Known in the cosmetics industry as a carrier oil, grape seed oil can be found in wide range of available products for you to benefit from. Listed below are a few of the benefits of this ingredient:

Wrinkle and Scar Reduction
In addition to an ideal viscosity, the oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E. It also happens to have a concentration of essential fatty acids like palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids have shown to help prevent wrinkles. They have also proven to be effective at minimizing the prominence and size of scars.

Prevention of Acne and Aging
Nutrient-rich grape seed oil is rich in polyphenols. These polyphenols are anti-inflammatory antioxidants known to slow down the aging process and prevent acne outbreaks. Consequently, a number of acne creams and toners use grape seed oil as a carrier oil.

Skin Balancing
While it may seem counter-intuitive to use an oil to treat oily skin, that is exactly what grape seed oil is used for. The last thing you want to do with oily skin is dry it out. In fact, that oiliness is a reaction of skin that is too dry. Grape seed oil is light to the touch and never leaves skin feeling heavy with oil.  It effectively moisturizes the skin, balancing both dry and oily patches. When used as a toner, grape seed oil can penetrate blocked pores and even cleanse breakouts.

Restoration of Collagen
Biochemical research into grape seed oil has has shown that it is rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Also known by the acronym OPC, these flavonoids remove free radicals and promote the restoration of collagen at the cellular level, making your skin feel more firm and minimizing more signs of damage.