If you enjoy eating grapes for their amazing health benefits, you should definitely try grapeseed oil. Also known as Vitis Vinifera Oil, this light and nutrient-rich oil brimming with essential fatty acids and antioxidants is made by pressing the tiny seeds found in grapes.
There are plenty of ways to use grapeseed oil, especially in cooking and personal care. Using grapeseed oil for face as well as hair has a wide range of benefits. The oil is rich in tocotrienol(i.e Vitamin E), linolenic acid (Omega 6), resveratrol, tannins, proanthocyanidins, carotenoids, and various phytosterols.
These vital nutrients help soothe, nourish, and protect your skin and hair. You will often see it as a key ingredient in moisturizers as well as facial oils.
Grapeseed oil sinks easily into the skin and doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind. This makes it a wonderful choice for you if you have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin type.
9 Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Face
Grapeseed oil is one of the most lightweight and antioxidant-rich facial oil that can be used for healthy, radiant, and supple skin. The comedogenic rating of oil is just 1, so the chances of it clogging pores is also very low. Here are some key benefits you can enjoy while using grapeseed oil for face.
Balances Oily Skin
People with oily skin have lower amounts of linoleic acid in their skin which ends up clogging their pores easily. Using grapeseed oil for face will balance sebum by replenishing your skin with linoleic acid, an essential Omega 6 fatty acid.
Helps Controls Acne
By balancing sebum production and preventing clogged pores, grapeseed oil can reduce the occurrence of blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help manage acne-prone skin.
Grapeseed oil is very soothing in nature due to the phytosterols in it. It can help fade redness as well as minimize irritations caused by pollutants or harsh skin care products. It also strengthens your skin’s protective barrier function by fortifying it with Omega fats.
Prevents Sun Damage
Since the oil has lots of antioxidants in it, it can protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. It keeps our skin healthy by neutralizing free radicals i.e unstable molecules formed due to sun exposure that attack healthy cells.
Improves Skin Texture
Using grapeseed oil for face can improve your skin’s elasticity. Just a few drops of this oil can keep your skin hydrated, firm, and supple all day. It can also help fade the appearance of stretch marks on your body.
Anti Aging Benefits
Grapeseed oil is also useful in maintaining your skin’s youthful look. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots by minimizing damage caused by environmental aggressors such as sun rays, smoke, and pollution.
The various phytochemicals present in grapeseed oil protect the skin from free radicals while the fatty acids keep the skin moist and hydrated. This can help your wounds heal faster. Grapeseed oil also has Vitamin E and sterols which help reduce inflammation and boosts collagen synthesis.
Even men can use grapeseed oil as a moisturizer or beard oil. Since the oil is lightweight and gets absorbed easily into our skin, it can help tame unruly beard hair. It softens and conditions the hair and keeps the skin moisturized at the same time.
Get Even Toned Skin
Grapeseed can also promote an even-toned complexion by reducing blemishes, scarring, and acne breakouts. It is a great moisturizer for sun-damaged, pigmented, and sensitive skin types.
5 Different Ways To Use Grapeseed Oil in Your Skincare Routine
To enjoy all these benefits of grapeseed oil for the skin, you need to choose the right type of grapeseed oil.
Cold-pressed grapeseed oil is considered best since it is extracted at lower temperatures and without the use of any solvents like hexane. This helps retain its rich nutrient profile.
Our Cold-Pressed Grapeseed Oil is certified organic by Ecocert and is 100% pure and unrefined. Here are some ways to use this lightweight oil in your skincare routine.
As a Facial Oil
Take a few drops of grapeseed oil and gently massage it into clean skin to nourish and moisturize it.
As a Carrier oil
Use the oil as a base to dilute your favorite essential oils for therapeutic rituals. We recommend keeping the concentration of essential oils less than 1% of the total concoction. So if you are using 100ml of grapeseed oil, the quantity of essential oil used should be no more than 1ml.
Here are some essential oils you can use along with grapeseed oil.
- tea tree oil for oily, acne-prone skin
- rosemary oil for itchy scalp, beard
- lavender oil for sensitive, irritated skin.
As an Under Eye Oil
Take 1-2 drops of grapeseed oil and massage it gently around your eyes using your ring finger to keep it hydrated.
For Double Cleansing
Massage a small quantity of oil into your face to break down dirt and makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with a second cleanse using one of our organic face cleansers.
For Beard Care
Rub a few drops of oil into your beard every night to condition the hair and keep it moisturized.
Juicy Chemistry's Range Of Products Enriched With Grapeseed Oil
- Cedarwood & Hemp Beard Oil: A nourishing blend of oil that conditions your beard and moisturizes the skin well.
- Prickly Pear, Chia & Tamanu Eye Rollon: A fast-absorbing oil that hydrates your undereye area and reduces dark circles, fine lines as well as puffiness.
- Damask Rose & Coffee Eye Cream: A deeply moisturizing eye cream that reduces dark circles and fine lines around the undereye area.
- Jasmine, Lemon & Tea Organic Body Butter: A soothing body moisturizer that heals damaged skin, reduces scarring, and improves skin texture.
- Grapefruit & Camellia Body Oil: A lightweight body oil that hydrates your skin and promotes an even skin tone.
- Neroli, Rosehip & Tamanu Organic Body Butter: A body moisturizer that reduces the appearance of stretch marks, pigmentation, sagging skin, and dry patchy skin.
What skin types can use grapeseed oil?
Grapeseed oil can be used by all skin types but will suit oily, acne-prone skin best.
How often can I use grapeseed oil for face?
You can use grapeseed oil every day in your AM and PM routine.
As what step should I use grapeseed oil?
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.
Are there any side effects of using grapeseed oil for face?
Grapeseed is generally considered safe unless you are allergic to it. We always recommend conducting a patch first to rule out any chances of sensitivity or an allergic reaction.
Can I use grapeseed oil for my hair?
Yes, you can use grapeseed oil on towel-dried hair to condition your hair and tame frizz.
If you have oil or acne-prone skin, definitely use grapeseed oil for face to prevent breakouts and get even-toned skin.