You may already know that grapes are packed with antioxidants that can help you stay healthy. But did you know that grape seeds can keep your skin healthy?
After grapes are used to make wine, the seeds are processed to produce grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is renowned for its high antioxidant concentration and linolenic acid profile. Plus, unlike many other oils, it’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your skin’s pores!
This also makes grapeseed oil ideal for all skin types. The lightweight oil quickly penetrates the skin and can be used once a day. Do note, however, that it’s best to avoid using it with skincare ingredients that can dry out the skin, such as salicylic acid and retinol.
Still not convinced? Here are some more remarkable benefits of grapeseed oil that will surely make you want to add it to your own skincare routine.
Grapeseed oil softens the skin and improves elasticity
Are you suffering from rough skin? You can improve its softness with grapeseed oil. It works by introducing powerful antioxidants to the skin, most notably vitamins C and E. Grapeseed oil also improves the elasticity of skin, making it look and feel rejuvenated and more youthful.
Grapeseed oil helps get your acne breakouts under control
Acne breakouts are among the most common skin complaints—and not just among teenagers. Acne can be particularly awkward as an adult, but grapeseed oil is an effective way to fight back. It does so in three ways:
- Grapeseed oil has antimicrobial properties, making it ideal for neutralizing the bacteria in the skin’s pores.
- Grapeseed oil also contains a high concentration of linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Many people with acne-prone skin are deficient in linolenic acid. When your skin lacks sufficient amounts of this important compound, the skin’s sebum (oil) becomes thicker and stickier. That makes it more likely to clog the pores. Applying grapeseed oil introduces more linolenic acid to your skin, which helps keep the pores clear.
- As an added bonus, the vitamin E in grapeseed oil can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Grapeseed oil guards against free radical damage
Every day, your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun, as well as airborne pollutants and other contaminants. This causes free radical damage, making your skin look aged and dull.
The antioxidants in grapeseed oil include vitamins C, D, E, beta-carotene, polyphenols, and proanthocyanidin. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals to protect your skin from damage and cancerous changes. Vitamins C and E are also known to leave the skin feeling smoother and firmer.
Grapeseed oil replenishes your skin’s moisture
Dry, itchy skin is a common problem. The fatty acids found in grapeseed oil, such as linolenic acid, build up the skin’s natural barrier to reduce water loss. In addition, the oil contains vitamin E to restore lost lipids in the skin.
Introduce grapeseed oil into your skincare routine
You can treat your skin to the soothing, nourishing properties of clean ingredients like grapeseed oil when you shop for skincare products by KNESKO. Our new Amethyst Hydrate Collection includes grapeseed oil and other ingredients your skin will love—like squalane, marine collagen, and amethyst powder. Try our amethyst face mask and amethyst eye mask today. Add an amethyst gemstone roller to complete your rejuvenating spa experience. With each product sold at KNESKO, we commit to planting one tree. So, as you nourish your skin, we’ll help to nourish the Earth.