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What-it-does: antioxidant


If you are looking for a reason why red wine is good for you, good news, you have found it! Resveratrol, aka the "red grape antioxidant" is the thing that's suspected to keep the French from coronary heart disease despite their not so healthy eating habits (such as high saturated fat intake).

So resveratrol, found in the seed and skin of the red grape (and berries), is a pretty well-known and well-studied molecule that has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic abilities. Most of the studies were done examining resveratrol's promising anti-cancer properties, but as for skin care, it shows a potent protective effect against UV-caused oxidative stress as well as promising effects against multiple types of skin cancer including the most severe one, melanoma (as an adjuvant therapy). 

When it comes to skincare and antioxidants, "the more the merrier", so resveratrol is definitely a nice addition to any skincare routine.

Show me some proof

  • Ndiaye, Mary, et al. "The grape antioxidant resveratrol for skin disorders: promise, prospects, and challenges." Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 508.2 (2011): 164-170.
  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Resveratrol - page 301

Products with Resveratrol

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