Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, has the ideal conditions for growing grapes. In a region with a high number of sunlight hours (more than 2,250), the vines here naturally learn to protect themselves from the sun’s fierce rays.
This inherent sun protection takes the form of antioxidants including proanthocyanidins and resveratrol – proven to have potent free radical scavenging properties.
In fact, super antioxidant New Zealand grapeseed extract from Sauvignon Blanc grapes in SKIN by ecostore produce an incredibly high level of antioxidant protection – 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C.
Eating (and drinking) grapes has been scientifically proven to offer various health benefits. In terms of their benefits for our skin, flavonoids from grapes also contain powerful anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial compounds. So when we use ingredients naturally-derived from grapes in skincare, we get those benefits for skin.
As well as burning, exposure to UV light also ages skin. There’s no substitute for the mighty trio of sunscreen, sunglasses and big floppy hat to protect the skin on your face from the sun. But research has shown that when grapeseed extract is applied to skin prior to UV light exposure, the compounds may offer some protection, helping to reduce redness and cell damage.
But the goodness within this miracle berry (yes, grapes are berries) doesn’t end there. The seeds of grapes also contain linoleic acid, a fantastic natural chemical for people with acne-prone skin, both for helping to prevent breakouts and healing spots.
Try it for yourself.
To find skincare with ingredients derived from grapes, look for Vitis Vinifera on the label. You’ll also find super antioxidant New Zealand grapeseed extract in these SKIN by ecostore products:
Meanwhile, our hardworking Multi-nutrient Facial Oil is loaded with nutrient rich, replenishing oils including Grapeseed, Jojoba, Apricot, Avocado, Blackcurrant and Kiwifruit seed.
And because it’s made by ecostore, you can trust that the range is cruelty free, dermatologically tested, and contains no ingredients that may harm your skin.