Spotlight on Ingredients: Grapeseed Extract

Spotlight on Ingredients: Grapeseed Extract

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 Here at Velettá, we are proud to provide honest insights into the ingredients that we use in our 100% natural skincare products. We know that there’s no better way than the way that Mother Nature intended it, so we’re more than happy to shed some light on what we use in the range. Today in the spotlight is grapeseed extract.

Grapeseed extract is a natural ingredient that has actually been used for hundreds of years. It is derived from the seeds of typically red wine grapes that are ground up, and it has been used in the past to treat many different types of medical conditions, including cardiovascular issues. However, it's only been recently that it has gained a bit of traction as an excellent, natural ingredient in beauty products, thanks to more research being done.

This means that there are actually many benefits to including grapeseed extract in our products, so let’s talk about it.

Why We Use Grapeseed Extract

While there are many benefits to using grapeseed extract in natural beauty products, but one of the main ones is that it's anti-inflammatory. It contains antioxidants and anti-microbial properties as well, making it a well-rounded ingredient to include in products that are meant to be used on the skin every day. There's nothing quite like being able to use completely natural ingredients on your face so that you can preserve its health naturally. 

The Benefits of Grapeseed Extract

Helps Your Skin Product Collagen

One of the most important aspects of having young-looking skin is your collagen levels. As we get older, our skin struggles to produce the same levels of collagen, which is why our skin ages. Grapeseed has proven that it can actively repair your collagen networks under the skin, as well as boost its production in general. If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, then this is a great place to start.

Protects Your Skin Against Free Radicals

There are a number of different antioxidants in grapeseed oil, including vitamin E and vitamin C. Vitamins like this is really beneficial for protecting your skin against the harsh environment of everyday wear. They can also protect it from free radical damage that is caused by harmful UV rays.

Hydrates the Skin

Another reason why you'll want to find a skincare product that has vitamin E in it is that it's known for being incredibly moisturizing. A lot of the time, big cosmetic companies include grapeseed extract in expensive eye creams because it can help hydrate your under eyes overnight and prevent them from being dry and puffy in the morning.

Helps Prevent Blemishes

Another ingredient that you’ll find in grapeseed extract is linoleic acid. This omega-6 acid is great for managing outbreaks and blemishes by helping to keep your pores free from dirt and grime. One of the main reasons why you are suffering from breakouts in the first place is actually due to a lack of linoleic acid in the skin that keeps everything nice and free-flowing. When you don't have enough of this acid, it's easy for sebum to become thick, which of course, is going to clog your pores. Another reason why it's such a great ingredient to use in skin care for acne-prone skin is that it is anti-microbial.

Helps with Redness

Because grapeseed extract is anti-inflammatory, you don’t have to worry about your skin going red after you’ve used it. As well as being able to calm red skin, it can also help retain the right water levels for your skin so that it doesn't dry out and become inflamed.

Treats Scars

As well as all the brilliant vitamins and minerals and grapeseed oil contain, it also comes with a few powerful antioxidants that can assist with the skin's ability to heal itself. The more antioxidants you have working against things like dark spots and scars, the quicker they will heal up.

Helps Maintain Even Skintone

Another popular beauty product that grapeseed oil is often used in is a toner because it's excellent for smoothing out your skin and creating an even skin tone. It can reduce the pigmentation of your pores as well so that you can start the day with a nice fresh, supple face.

Helps with Blood Pressure

Grapeseed extract goes far beyond just your skin, which means that it is holistic – something that we’re all about. As well as helping out your skin and maintaining its flawless look, this naturally occurring ingredient can also help improve your blood flow, as well as your blood pressure. Of course, this is going to benefit your skin as well, reducing that redness and even reducing the appearance of veins.

We Only Use Naturally-Occurring Ingredients

One thing that you’ll love about Velettá is that we only ever use naturally-occurring ingredients in our skincare products. We believe that everything you need for clear, youthful-looking skin is found in Mother Nature, and it's our mission to bring these to you in a luxury, vegan, cruelty-free skincare range. This way, you can take care of your skin and know exactly what you're putting on it without having any doubts. There are too many beauty products out there that choose to take shortcuts and put your skin's health at risk in the process. 

For a beautiful natural start to the day with grapeseed oil, try our Cleansing Oil, followed up by our nourishing moisturizer.  When you are taking care of what’s on the outside, you feel better on the inside – and it’s always nice knowing that you’re treating your skin to Mother Nature’s best every day.

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