By now, you’ve probably noticed the hype surrounding grapeseed oil for skin on your social media feeds. We’re big fans of staying up to date with the latest skin care ingredients—and chances are, if you’re here, you are too! Being knowledgeable about popular ingredients makes it that much easier to pick out new skin care products from what can be an overwhelming shelf, which is why we’re here to give you the scoop on grapeseed oil. If you’re only cooking with it for your health, you’re missing out on some serious benefits it can have on your complexion. Read on to learn more about this oil and how it can take your skin care routine to the next level.
THE BENEFITS OF GRAPESEED OIL FOR SKIN
Based on all the praise, you can guess that having grapeseed oil in your face and skin products may have its perks, but what are they? Below, we’re sharing four benefits of products formulated with grapeseed oil that can help boost the look of your complexion.
Grapeseed Oil Benefit #1: Exfoliation
According to a study from the United States Patent Office, evidence suggests exfoliators with grapeseed oil exhibit significantly better exfoliant activity when compared to other vegetable oils containing vitamin E, such as corn and canola oil.
Grapeseed Oil Benefit #2: Reducing Hyperpigmentation
A study from the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (IJCS) found that a water-in-oil cream formulated with grapeseed extract worked to improve the appearance of isolated incidents of hyperpigmentation. So if dark spots plague you, reach for a cleanser or serum formulated with grapeseed oil.
Want another great serum option for reducing the look of dark spots? Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, which evens skin tone, reduces wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.
Grapeseed Oil Benefit #3: Reversing Sagging Skin
As we age, our skin loses elasticity. The IJCS study also found that a cream formulated with grapeseed extract helped firm sagging skin.
Grapeseed Oil Benefit #4: UV Damage Protection
It’s no secret that ultraviolet (UV) radiation can result in premature aging. Fortunately, per a study from the United States Patent Office, the topical application of a grapeseed oil-containing composition suggests the ability of this ingredient to protect skin’s surface from damaging free-radicals, such as exposure to UV radiation. Of course, you still want to wear sunscreen or products formulated with an SPF factor of 30 or more every day—like the L’Oréal Paris Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30—in addition to your products with grapeseed oil. Consider it going the extra mile for anti-aging sun protection.