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Grapeseed Oil

| [grāp-sēd, oil] |

Categories:
Antioxidants, Plant Extracts

Grapeseed Oil Skin Benefits:
Antioxidant
Astringent

Grapeseed oil or grape seed extract is taken from grinding up the seeds of red wine grapes and is most commonly used for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are molecules that are able to neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. Studies have shown grape seed extract may potentially contain levels of antioxidant protection comparable to Vitamin C and Vitamin E. 1

Grape seed extract also possesses proanthocyanidins, which can contribute astringent properties to further enhance the ingredient’s skin protecting properties. 1 2 Grapeseed oil benefits can be implemented in a wide variety of different topical formulations. However, it is most commonly used alongside other antioxidants in order to combine their effectiveness as opposed to being the only or primary ingredient. 1 2

  1. Shi, J. et al. Polyphenolics in grape seeds-biochemistry and functionality. Journal of medicinal food 6.4, 291-290 (2003)
  2. Hemmati, A. et al. The Topical Effect of Grape Seed Extract 2% Cream on Surgery Wound Healing. GJHS Global Journal of Health Science 7.3 (2014)