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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

Antipodes Juliet Brightening Gel Cleanser Garden of Wisdom Anti-Aging Multipeptide Serum in her element Petal Skin Rose Clay Mask Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum Arcona Wine Oil™ Eminence Organic Skin Care Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner Antipodes Worship Antioxidant Serum Eminence Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum Nuva Skin Hyaluronic Acid Serum Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture Crème Yuri Pibu Parsley Herb Toner Arcona Cranberry Toner™ Arcona Triad Pads Babe Lash Eyelash Growth Serum Morphe Continuous Setting Mist Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream Arcona Men Clarity Aftershave Pads™ Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum Clinique All About Eyes™ Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage DR.BELMEUR Spot Plaster Band Healthy Care Opc Antioxidant Facial Toner Herbal Dynamics Beauty Hyaluronic Acid 62% Hydrating Serum Petal Fresh Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gel Grape Seed & Olive Oil SEPHORA COLLECTION Grape Seed Energizing Essence Lotion UV Natural Sunscreen Spf 30+ Arcona Tabula Rasa Spot Repair Treatment Cellex-C Advanced C Eye Toning Gel Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ Anti-Fatigue Depuffing Eye Gel Jordan Samuel Siero Antiossidante Antioxidant Serum Natio Pore Unclogging Face Scrub Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Bha Gel Exfoliant Radical Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads Vinoble Eye Gel Men Arcona Booster Defense Serum® Blithe Vital Treatment - 9 Essential Seeds Dr Sturm Space Antioxidant Booster Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Crème Neogen Bio-Peel Gentle Gauze Peeling Wine Rosacea Care Willowherb Serum With Vitamin K Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser Life Brand Brightening Face Mask Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel Skimono Beauty Face Mask For Anti-Ageing Somethinc Hyaluronic B5 Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops