Grape Seed Oil

What is grape seed oil?

  • Grape seed oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes
  • A preferred cosmetic ingredient for control of skin moisturization
  • Light and thin
  • Leaves a glossy film over the skin when used as a carrier oil for essential oils in aromatherapy
  • Grape seeds contain antioxidants

What are the benefits of grape seed oil?

  • Grape seed oil has adequate astringent qualities
  • It leads to tightened and toned skin
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Mixes well with most emulsions
  • Absorbs rapidly
  • It adds moisture
  • Helps to clear acne

Grape See contains the following:

  • Palmitic
  • Palmitoleic
  • Stearic
  • Oleic
  • Linoleic
  • Alpha linolenic, icosanoic, icosenoic and docosanoic fatty acids

Grape seed oil has shown up in many under eye serums in recent time, so it’s important we understand just what its potential skin benefits are.  Research shows that Grape seed oil has adequate astringent qualities, leading to tightened and toned skin, making it a quality cosmetic ingredient for anti-aging skin products.  Non-comedogenic, it is a light ingredient that will mix with most emulsions and absorb rapidly.  Other benefits include its ability to add moisture and it has even been a common ingredient in acne treatments.

Perhaps most impressive, Grape Seed contains proanthocyanidins, which are highly potent antioxidants.  These anti-oxidants help get rid of sun damage, which is perhaps why it’s used in the Gold Eye Serum by Venetian Beauty.  Proanthocyanidins are also powerful in helping heal wounds.

Grape seed oils can be found most everywhere, from local drug stores to national chains to online stores.

As with most fruit extracts, grape seed oil is mostly used for its help in fighting free radicals and oxidative stress.  This is the job of all antioxidants, and when you neutralize free radicals, you can essentially slow down the visible signs of aging.  (Also see acai berry, resveratrol, and a-lipoic acid.  These are all powerful antioxidants.)

The antioxidant effect of this oil is most useful when fighting the ravages of aging, as the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which are neutralized by antioxidants, is one of the major factors that cause signs of aging to appear.

Lastly, research has found that grape seed oil is a solid restructuring ingredient.  This helps cells repair and revitalize, creating younger looking skin.