Why do we keep on reading grapeseed oil in a lot of our skincare products? Could it be the holy grail of oils?
Natural ingredients give us a sense of safety and efficiency, but there are also lots of synthetic ingredients that are also safe and effective. But why does grapeseed oil is present in so many skincare products?
First things first, let’s begin by saying what it is. Grapeseed oil is extracted out of the seeds of grapes, which are a byproduct of wine. The best quality oils are extracted by cold-pressing the seeds.
Benefits of grapeseed oil
It is a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off free-radical damage. The antioxidants are derived from polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E that can add some UV protection –always combined with sunscreen.
It is a great moisturizer for dull, dehydrated skin, it can even out your skin tone and plump your complexion.
It can improve your barrier function without leading to oiliness.
It has acne-fighting properties because it is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and unlike coconut oil, it is noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.
You can include a grapeseed oil serum, a blend of facial oils, or even hand creams and body scrubs.