When you think about oils for your skin, there's arguably a few that promptly ring a bell. Among them are Coconut oil, olive oil, rosehip oil, and almond oil. And keeping in mind that these well known oils have unquestionably become famous in the beauty circle, there are extra oils that also boast cosmetic benefits that you might not have known about, or even knew you required in your beauty cabinet. One such oil is grapeseed oil. To understand the advantages of grapeseed oil, and how you can include it into your skin care routine, and to know if grapeseed oil should be the new oil front-runner in your skin care routine? Continue reading to find out!
WHAT IS GRAPESEED OIL?
Grapeseed oil originates from—you guessed it—grapes. More specifically, it's a result of the wine-making process, and is rich in phenolic compound, fatty acid, and vitamins. According to an article published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, grapeseed oil boasts a number of beneficial properties, making it a valuable ingredient for both the health, cosmetic, and culinary industries.
THE BENEFITS OF GRAPESEED OIL
The benefits of grapeseed oil are aplenty, but we’re deep-diving into three of them, below.
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1. MOISTURIZE THE SKIN
As we mentioned, grapeseed oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamins, so it should come as no surprise that the ingredient can often be found in a number of moisturizers. What’s more, when we asked Dr. Engelman for her recommendations on how to incorporate grapeseed oil into a skin care routine, she suggested using it as a cleansing oil or as a moisturizer.
2. PREVENT CLOGGED PORES
According to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Dendy Engelman, one of the most ideal candidates for grapeseed oil are those with skin that’s prone to breakouts. “Grapeseed oil is great for those with acneic skin,” Dr. Engelman says. More specifically, Dr. Engelman tells us that grapeseed oil contains high amounts of linoleic acid, which can help reduce clogged pores.
3. DELAY THE AGING PROCESS
According to the NCBI, vitamin E contributes to the beneficial effects of grapeseed oil because of its high antioxidant activity. If you don’t already know, antioxidants play a crucial role for the skin, helping to protect it against damage that can cause visible signs of aging.