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Ingredient Truths: Calm Your Skin With Grape Extract

by kelly / July, 8 2020 01:30

Picture of purple grapes on a vine

Grapes are what I call nature’s candy. They are bite sized and totally delicious. Can something that tastes so good also be good for your body and more importantly your skin? In this case the answer is yes as grapes are packed with so much goodness.

Grapes Soothe Your Skin

Grape, or its official name vitis vinifera, has many benefits. For centuries goodness has been extracted from the skin and seed oil of grapes. For example, European folk healers sought to cure eye and skin disease with grapes.

Today studies from around the world show that grape extract has the potential to provide anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and wound healing benefits. For example: two different studies, one in 2002 and another in 2011, found that due to the pharmacologically active phytochemicals in grapes – they have the possibility to provide dermal wound healing.

Additionally, one of the main active ingredients of grapeseed oil is resveratrol. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic antioxidant that offers skin calming properties and has the ability to minimize the look of redness.

We also can’t forget to mention that grapes are full of antioxidants such as gallic acid, monomeric catechin, epicatechin and vitamin E.

There’s so much to love about grapes!

Block Island Organics and Grape Extract

Due to all the overwhelming benefits of grapes we included it as a featured ingredient in our Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser. It helps leave your skin feeling nourished and healthy after washing.

Ingredient Truths

Our goal is to be open and honest about what goes into our products. We want you to know why we choose our ingredients because we believe ingredients matter.

For information about all of our ingredients check out Our Ingredients page or our Ingredient Truths blog series.


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