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9 Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Skin

9 Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Skin

Grapeseed oil, also known as Vitis Vinifera Oil, is a light, nutrient-rich oil brimming with essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is made by cold pressing the seeds found in grapes.

There are plenty of ways to use organic grapeseed oil, especially in cooking and personal care. Using cold pressed grapeseed oil for skin care has many benefits. It is rich in tocotrienol (Vitamin E), linolenic acid (Omega 6), resveratrol, tannins, proanthocyanidins, carotenoids, and phytosterols that help soothe, nourish, and protect your skin.

100% pure grapeseed oil sinks into your skin easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind. This makes it a wonderful choice for people with oily, acne-prone and combination skin.

9 Grapeseed Oil Benefits For Skin Care

Cold pressed grapeseed oil is lightweight and it is rich in antioxidants. Its comedogenic rating is 1, so the chances of it clogging your pores is also very low. Here are some benefits of including organic grapeseed oil in your skin care routine -

1. Balances Oily Skin -

Oily skin is more prone to pore-clogging. Using organic grapeseed oil on your face balances sebum production by replenishing your skin with linoleic acid, an essential Omega 6 fatty acid. 

2. Helps Control Acne -

By balancing sebum production and preventing clogged pores, cold pressed grapeseed oil can reduce the occurrence of blackheads, whiteheads, and pustules. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which keep acne-prone skin clear.

3. Reduces Inflammation -

Grapeseed oil is soothing in nature due to its phytosterol content. It reduces redness and irritation caused by pollutants or unsuitable skin care products. It also strengthens your skin’s protective barrier by fortifying it with healthy fats.

4. Prevents Sun Damage -

Antioxidants in organic grapeseed oil repair photodamaged skin and neutralise free radicals that attack healthy cells.

5. Improves Skin Texture -

Cold pressed grapeseed oil improves your skin’s elasticity and keeps it supple all day. It also improves the appearance of stretch marks on your body.

6. Anti-Aging Benefits -

Organic grapeseed oil gives your skin a youthful look. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots by minimising damage caused due to environmental aggressors.

7. Heals Wounds -

Phytochemicals present in cold pressed grapeseed oil protect your skin from free radicals and its fatty acids keep your skin moisturised. Grapeseed oil also has vitamin E and sterols which reduce inflammation and boost collagen synthesis. This promotes wound-healing.

8. Simplifies Beard Care -

Organic grapeseed oil can be used by everyone. It also acts as a moisturiser for facial hair. Since the oil is lightweight and gets absorbed easily into your skin, it can help tame unruly beard hair. It softens and conditions your hair and keeps your skin moisturised at the same time.

9. Brightens Skin -

Organic grapeseed oil promotes an even-toned complexion by reducing blemishes, acne scars and pigmented marks. It is an effective moisturiser for reducing sun spots and age spots too.


How To Use Grapeseed Oil For Skin Care?

1. As A Facial Oil -

Take a few drops of organic grapeseed oil and gently massage it on damp skin to moisturise it.

2. As A Carrier Oil -

Use cold pressed grapeseed oil as a base to dilute your favourite essential oils such as organic tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil or rosemary essential oil for benefitting from their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Note - We recommend keeping the concentration of essential oils at less than 1% of the total concoction. So if you are using 100 ml of grapeseed oil, the quantity of essential oil used should be no more than 1 ml. Don’t forget to patch test the prepared blend before using it.

3. As An Under Eye Oil -

Take 1-2 drops of organic grapeseed oil and massage it gently around your eyes using your ring finger to keep your under-eye region and eyelids nourished.

4. For Double Cleansing -

Massage a small quantity of cold pressed grapeseed oil on your face to break down dirt and makeup. Wipe your skin gently with a soft, damp cloth and follow up with a second cleanse using one of our organic face cleansers.

5. For Beard Care -

Rubbing a few drops of organic grapeseed oil on beard hair every night keeps it conditioned, healthy and soft.


Juicy Chemistry Products Enriched With Grapeseed Oil

Cold-pressed extraction technique gives the best grapeseed oil because it is extracted at a low temperature and without the use of any solvents. This helps the oil retain its rich nutrient profile. Here are some Juicy Chemistry formulations that are made with cold pressed grapeseed oil -

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Which skin types can use grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil can be used by all skin types, especially oily and acne-prone skin.

How often can I use grapeseed oil on my face?

Cold pressed grapeseed oil can be used every day in your AM and PM routine.

At which step should I use grapeseed oil in my routine?

Grapeseed oil can be used after cleansing and toning in your skincare routine to seal moisture. 

Should I apply grapeseed oil first or sunscreen?

Sunscreen should always be the last step of your AM skincare routine. So apply grapeseed oil before using sunscreen.

Can I use grapeseed oil on my hair?

Yes, you can use organic grapeseed oil on towel-dried hair to condition your hair and tame frizz.

References 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988453/

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/1/70/htm

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2016/7965689/