The majority of our Puraveda Organics’ skin care products contain cold-pressed grapeseed oil as one of the important base ingredients. Why is this? Grapeseed oil/extract has the exceptional combination of Vitamin E, Omega 6 fatty acids and potent antioxidants that promote superior skin health.
Grapeseed oil is obtained from grape seeds that are a by-product of wine making (due to high Resveratrol levels) with several natural skin improvement components that benefit all skin types. Here are 5 major ways that grapeseed oil can transform your skin.
1. Prevents Dryness:
Being silky and lightweight in texture, Grapeseed oil maintains optimal moisture levels in the skin, without making your skin feel greasy or oily. Infused into our serum treatments, the fatty acids in Grapeseed restore natural hydration levels and fortify the skin barrier. GSO is also infused into our @PVOs Vanilla Silk Shea Body Butter providing deep moisturization, while drying quickly without heavy residue, resulting in renewed and refreshed skin. Regular application will also help prevent stretch marks.
2. Slowed Aging of the Skin:
Grapeseed oil/ extract is also an important ingredient in our best-selling anti-aging serum treatments – BioScience Peptide Complex, Collagen Boost Serum and SBR Serum. The powerful combination of Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids and Antioxidants like Polyphenols and Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins assist in collagen production and restores an even complexion. Regular application detoxifies the skin from free radicals and improves firmness, strength and elasticity.
Grapeseed oil also soothes the symptoms of rosacea, redness and eczema.
3. Sun Damage Protection:
Being rich in proanthocyanidins, the Grapeseed Oil defends the skin against UV damage. It is super hydrating and sun protective working in sync with mineralized Zinc Oxide in our SunProtect SPF 30+ to help prevent UVA, UVB and UVC damage. It also helps reduce sun spots and hyperpigmentation.
4. Treats Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Grapeseed oil is a well-known botanical for reducing dark circles and puffy eyes. Massaging the skin around the eyes with our Aloe Eye Serum improves blood circulation and pumps antioxidants to tired-looking eyes. Apply twice daily when trying to eliminate dark circles.
Use of our @PVO Aloe Eye Serum along with our Eyeline Prevention Oil (for Night time) will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet.
5. Cleanses Pores
High in linoleic acid and omega 6 fatty acids, Grapeseed oil helps control acne blemishes by keeping pores clear. This superior ingredient can be found in our Daily Foaming Cleanser (for normal/vata skin), Pore Perfect Cleanser (for oily/kapha skin) and SBR Cleanser (for sensitive, blemished and rosacea skin) that balances, cleanses and hydrates the skin naturally. With a low comedogenic rating of 1, Grapeseed is highly suitable for use on oily (or kapha) skin. If you have sudden breakouts, our On the Spot Blemish Treatment (Day & Night) will help unblock pores and calm both redness and inflammation almost immediately!
Lightweight and non-greasy, pure grapeseed oil is one of the best-known moisturizing agents we have discovered so far. By obtaining raw materials from organic, sustainable sources, we use cold-pressed methods, and then infuse the oil into our product formulas – with no greenwashing whatsoever. In our next blog post, read how grapeseed oil boosts shiny, voluminous, vibrantly healthy hair.