The magic of grape seed oil
Grape seed oil is an oil of extremely fine texture (used to lubricate the clock mechanism!), rich in linoleic fatty acid, sterols, and cold pressed oil also contains vitamin E, a high content of tocotrienols (stronger antioxidants than tocopherols) and smaller amounts of proanthocyanidins. The oil is quickly absorbed and leaves the skin satin soft without a trace of oil. It is great for the care of all skin types, and especially for sensitive and dehydrated oily skin.
It is obtained by the process of cold pressing grape seeds, and then by gentle refining to remove the unpleasant odor.
The oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids, which strengthen skin cells and help hydrate them. It contains a large amount of vitamin E. It leaves a beautiful satin feeling on the skin. It is highly recommended for acne-prone skin and for oily skin. It has a mild astringent effect, but penetrates well into the skin, which is why it is used in aromatherapy. It is an excellent addition to creams, lotions, lip balms, especially for those intended for dry and prematurely aged skin.
And of course, it is impossible not to notice the fact that grape seed oil is useful for improving immunity, has an antitumor effect and protects the cells of our body from the action of free radicals and toxic substances. That is why it has long been valued as a product that preserves health, beauty and youth.
Grape seed oil is one of the highest quality oils
Beneficial effect of grape seed oil
How grape seed oil benefits your skin
Protects against free radicals
Antioxidants found in grape seed oil, such as vitamin C, vitamin E and proantrocyanidin, can help prevent and reverse pollution and skin damage caused by free radicals and UVs. The result? Skin that is smooth and firm - and better protected from more serious problems, such as skin cancer. (Remember: Free radicals are unstable molecules that can destroy the cells of your body).
Moisturizes and balances the skin
Return to fatty acids, which can help improve skin moisture levels by reducing transepidermal water losses (where the skin loses water from the surrounding environment by evaporation). Linoleic acid integrates into cell membranes, thus strengthening the skin barrier, smoothing and softening the skin.
Meanwhile, vitamin E compensates for lost lipids (natural skin fats that help maintain a protective barrier and retain moisture). If your skin is on the oily side, this moisture boost will also help slow down oil production, which usually attacks because your skin thinks it’s too dry.
Some studies show that linoleic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce inflammation in the epidermal (upper) and dermal (middle) layers of the skin. In addition, phytosterols (a type of molecule found in plants) of grape seeds can help control the inflammatory response of the skin. This can be helpful for the oil if you have an inflammatory disorder like eczema or rosacea.
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
In addition to fatty acids, grape seed oil contains polyphenols that help fight premature aging. It is known that polyphenols not only slow down the aging process, but also reverse the signs of aging, such as sunspots, thin lines and wrinkles. The oil also contains natural astringent properties, resulting in firmer skin.
Effects of grape seed oil on health
The beneficial properties of grape seeds are manifested in relation to various body systems, its youth and general condition. The main thing for which a meal is worth - the content of a huge amount of antioxidants. Virtually all the biologically active substances that make up the product have such properties, and their complex makes a powerful weapon against free radicals, heavy metal salts, which means premature aging, tissue wear and oncological formation. The antitumor properties of the meal have been known for a long time, as traditional healers once used it to treat oncology.
Second, the most well-known medicinal property of grape seeds is the ability to maintain the health of the heart and blood vessels, as well as the functioning of the vascular apparatus at an optimal level. Thus, the meal is related to the content of organic acids, flavonoids and chlorophyll, which act on the body in the following ways:
- normalize blood viscosity
- helps strengthen and repair damaged capillaries and blood vessels, and this increases circulation and prevents various complications
- grape seed oil can increase heart and cardiovascular health by lowering bad LDL cholesterol levels and increasing good HDL cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
- strengthen the vascular wall
- normalizes the resistance of veins and arteries
- eliminate fibrous growths in the lumen of blood vessels
- grape seed oil contains linoleic acid which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is very useful for people who have diabetes
- optimize the work of the heart muscle
- normalize heart rate
- prevent varicose veins
- reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack
- warn of hemorrhoids
- improve blood circulation in peripheral tissues
- after any surgery or injury, grape seed oil reduces swelling
Unlike grape pulp, the seeds do not contain a large amount of sugar, so they can be safely consumed internally with diabetes, as an antioxidant and pancreatic regulator. In this disease, the vasoprotective properties of the product are also suitable. Bones protect vision, prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy.
It is also known about the beneficial effects of the product on the condition of the digestive system. The nucleus cleanses the intestines, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Fatty and organic acids stimulate the removal of bile, improve fat digestion and reduce cholesterol levels. The ability of seeds to improve metabolic processes and cleanse the body is useful in the weight loss process. The properties of grape seeds are important for the male body, because the product:
- improves spermatogenesis
- prevents impotence
- protects the prostate from cell degeneration
- improves blood circulation in the pelvis
For women, a special advantage of the product lies in its ability to keep the skin young, prevent gynecological diseases, regulate the cycle. Phytosterols in combination with calcium and ergocalciferol contribute to maintaining bone strength and prevent menopausal osteoporosis.
Grape seed oil for healthy hair
Grape seed oil can improve the condition of your hair and scalp. If you have dandruff, which is often caused by dry scalp, applying moist grape seed oil to the skin can help loosen dead skin and restore moisture. Some natural oils, including olive oil and coconut oil, are good for your hair, but make it greasy and heavy. Grape seed oil is light and has no such effect. When applied to the hair, grape seed oil adds moisture, strength and shine.
Try massaging a few tablespoons of grape seed oil (more or less, depending on the length of your hair) into your hair and scalp before shampooing.
Grape seed oil is used as a natural remedy for baldness. Linolenic acid is thought to promote hair growth. The oil contains flavonoids called procyanidin oligomers. These are powerful antioxidants. In vitro and in vivo studies show that procyanidin oligomers can promote hair growth, but more research is needed.
Benefits of grape seed oil for hands and nails
The nail plate is exposed to external stimuli on a daily basis. Nails are affected by weather conditions, household chemicals, abrasive particles. So you have to constantly take care of your hands. Systematic use of grape seed-based oils will prevent the separation of nail plates, their fragility and partially remove the yellow color (important for smokers). The composition has a favorable effect on the cuticle and periungual roller, softening the skin in those areas. It becomes a particularly useful product in summer and winter, when frost and the scorching sun negatively affect the hands.
Tocopherol, present in the oil, is considered a natural anti-fungal vitamin. Therefore, the composition of grapes can be applied to the soil by fungal formations.
Uses grape seed oil for pregnant women
During pregnancy, a woman’s body changes completely. The look does not go unnoticed. Breasts increase significantly, stretch marks remain after a growing belly. In order not to face many problems after pregnancy, it is necessary to raise the tone and elasticity of the skin in advance. Grape seed oil must be used in the massage technique. Performing regular procedures, rub the composition into the skin of the chest and abdomen.
This process should be maintained daily throughout the pregnancy. Among other things, the epidermis will find better elasticity. With grape seed oil, the body receives a large number of valuable elements needed by the baby and the young mother through the pores.
Side effects of grape seed oil
Short-term treatment with this oil usually does not produce any side effects. Experts recommend limiting treatment with this oil to no more than 12 weeks to reduce the risk of developing side effects.
Mild oil-related side effects include:
- high blood pressure
You may also find that your scalp becomes unusually dry and causes severe itching. If you experience any of these symptoms and are concerned, consult your doctor.
People allergic to grapes will not be able to take this oil. Those taking various cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure medications should first talk to their doctor before taking any extracts, including grape seed oil.
La PIEL products in which one of the ingredients is grape seed oil:
Hydra BABE - Rich and hydrating body milk with Q10, hyaluronic acid and 7 nourishing oils
Beach BABE unicorn - Its shades adapt and change according to the environment you are in, and it looks best in the sun. It has both a superior and nourishing component - it consists of oils such as almonds, apricots, walnuts, olives and grape seeds, with the addition of tiny sequins and beautiful sifting pigments.