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Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract

Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract

Also-called-like-this: Grape Seed Extract
What-it-does: antioxidant


We wholeheartedly support the rise of seedless grapes as fruit snacks, but when it comes to skincare, we are big fans of the seeds.

They contain the majority of the skin goodies that -  similar to green tea - are mostly polyphenols (but not the same ones as in tea). The most abundant ones in grape are called proanthocyanidins, and 60-70% of them are found in the seeds (it's also often abbreviated as GSP - grape seed proanthocyanidins). In general, the darker the fruit, the more GSPs and other flavonoids it contains.

So what's so special about GSPs? Well, they are super-potent antioxidants, much stronger than Vitamin C or Vitamin E. And if that's not enough, GSPs and other flavonoids in grape also show UV protecting and anti-cancer properties.

It's definitely a goodie to spot on the INCI list.

Show me some proof

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 9 (3) – Sep 1, 2010, Original Contribution: Top 10 botanical ingredients in 2010 anti‐aging creams
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Volume 37 (5) – Oct 1, 2015, Polyphenols as active ingredients for cosmetic products
  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Grape Seed Extract - pages 301-302

Products with Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract

Garden of Wisdom Anti-Aging Multipeptide Serum Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum Paula's Choice Skincare Earth Sourced Purely Natural Refreshing Toner Yuri Pibu Parsley Herb Toner Babe Lash Eyelash Growth Serum Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum Petal Fresh Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gel Grape Seed & Olive Oil Radical Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads Vinoble Eye Gel Men Blithe Vital Treatment - 9 Essential Seeds Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser Life Brand Brightening Face Mask Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist Maelove The Glow Maker Paula's Choice Resist Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% Bha Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid Spf 50 Petal Fresh Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion (Grape Seed & Olive Oil) VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser Ishizawa - SHIGAISEN YOHOU Make Keep Powder Mizon Night Repair Seruming Ampoule Serum Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% Bha Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion Neostrata Daytime Protection Cream Spf 23 Paula's Choice Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier Ultrasun Ultrasun Sports Gel Spf50 VENeffect Micro-Exfoliant Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser VENeffec Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Bliss Eye Do All Things Bliss Micro Magic Neostrata Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum Soleil Toujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist Tailor Skincare Renew Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster Spf 50 Everysun Anti-Age Spf50 Face Cream Murad Hydrating Toner Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum The Naked Bee Orange Blossom Honey Conditioner Ultrasun Family Spf30 VENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque Image Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque