Grape seed oil

Grapeseed Oil & its Benefits for your Skin

Natural oils - there are many of them out there with some more well-known than others. One oil that has been making its way into skincare formulations is grapeseed oil. And for a good reason! Grapeseed oil offers a myriad of great benefits and we're going to explain all of them. But first, let's discover more about what grapeseed oil is and why it belongs in your skin care routine.

What is grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil is a natural oil that is extracted from grapes after they have been pressed for wine. Grapeseed oil is packed full of nutrients including antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega fatty acids and vitamin E.

Is grapeseed oil good for all skin types?

Yes! Grapeseed oil is a hydrating ingredient packed with Vitamin E making it great for those with dry skin. Unlike some other natural oils e.g. coconut oil, grapeseed oil is also non-comedogenic and therefore won't clog pores. This makes it great for those with sensitive skin. Furthermore, due to its anti-microbial properties, it's great for those with oily skin, breakout-prone or acne prone skin.

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The benefits of grapeseed oil for skin

Grapeseed oil helps acne prone and oily skin

Grapeseed oil can be great for those wanting to combat breakouts including oily skin types and those who suffer acne breakouts. Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil with antimicrobial properties. This means that it can help to get deep down into your pores to remove any build-up of excess oil or dirt which could then lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

Grapeseed oil is packed with linoleic acid

Grapeseed oil is also high in linoleic acid. Research shows that those with oily or acne prone skin, often don't have enough linoleic acid in their skin and this lack of linoleic acid causes the skin to overproduce more sebum which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

Grapeseed oil improves skin elasticity

Grapeseed oil benefits also extend to those with dry skin and those concerned with signs of ageing. The vitamin E in grapeseed oil helps to increase skin hydration and skin softness whilst the fatty acids can help to rebuild collagen in the skin for a youthful bounce and glow.

Grapeseed oil evens skin tone

Grapeseed oil contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidin. This powerful antioxidant may even out skin tone and help reduce hyperpigmentation when it’s used on your skin consistently.

Grapeseed is an anti-inflammatory

Great news for those with sensitive skin, grapeseed oil has been known to show anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it will help to reduce inflammation and heal the skin's barrier when experiencing symptoms such as redness, itching or burning.

Grapeseed oil helps prevent free radical damage

Grapeseed oil is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E, C, D, and proanthocyanidin. This means that they can help to prevent free radical damage caused by pollution or sun damage from UV rays. In helping to prevent free radical damage, these antioxidants help minimise fine lines and wrinkles, provide enhanced protection against sun damage and photoaging, reduce inflammation and help reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation.

Best skincare products with grapeseed oil

SKINICIAN Purifying Cleansing Gel
Purifying Cleansing Gel (£19.95 / €24.94)

A refreshing and rebalancing cleansing gel formulated with grapeseed oil, green tea, witch hazel and chamomile. This daily facial wash is perfect if you have oily, combination, acne or breakout-prone skin as it deeply cleanses the skin and refines pores whilst also helping to soothe and reduce inflammation caused by breakouts.

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Cream Cleanser with Grape Seed Oil

Revitalising Cleanser (£17.95 / €22.44)

A lightweight cleansing milk that gently removes daily impurities without stripping or drying the skin, to leave it feeling soft, supple and clean. Perfect for those with normal, dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin, the Revitalising Cleanser combines powerful, natural ingredients including grapeseed oil, green tea and chamomile to soothe and hydrate.

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Body lotion with grape seed oil

Daily Body Lotion (£15.00 / €18.75)

A beautifully rich moisturising body lotion formulated with deeply hydrating Shea butter, grapeseed oil and anti-ageing Vitamin E to leave skin soft and moisturised. Its invigorating aromas of eucalyptus and orange help to relieve stress and strain whilst citrus lemon revitalises the body and mind.

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Exfoliating Body Scrub

Exfoliating Body Scrub (£15.00 / €18.75)

A luxury body scrub that is highly effective yet gentle on the skin. Formulated with corn cob granules, japanese seaweed, shea butter and grapeseed oil, the scrub effortlessly polishes away dead cells to leave you with smoother, softer, more radiant healthy skin.

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