Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

Why you need Grapeseed Oil in your Skincare routine

Live a clog-free pore life.

words by: Natasha Marsh
Mar 31, 2022

It’s very hard to keep up with all the trending ingredients that seem to populate almost daily in the buzzy world of skincare. The truth is, not all oils are created the same. In fact, most are universally different and have very specific benefits for certain skin types. Luckily, there is a growing desire for formalists to create oils that are lightweight and non-comedogenic (read: won’t clog pores or cause breakouts) that will bring tons of benefits to the skin. This week, we are speaking about grapeseed oil.

 

What is grapeseed oil?

Put simply, grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes, and are typically the ones that are left over from winemaking. It’s lightweight and acts as an effective moisturizer that packs in a ton of benefits.

 

As an emollient, grapeseed oil forms a protective layer over the skin to trap in moisture. And as an occlusive, it creates a barrier between your skin and the air. Whereas, as a humectant, it draws in moisture to the top layer of the skin. Grapeseed oil is unique in the fact that it both locks in moisture for retention and hydrates while nourishing the skin.

 

A few more benefits. Grapeseed oil contains high amounts of fatty acids and Vitamin E. Which is a common reason as to why it’s found in loads of moisturizers and facial creams. As an antioxidant, grapeseed oil also helps to reduce signs of aging, sun spots, fine lines, or wrinkles. It is also an anti-inflammatory, reduces hyperpigmentation, evens out skin tone and texture, increases collagen production, and prevents free radical damage.

 

It sounds awesome, but can anyone use it?

Because it is rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants, it can be used on any skin type, safely. Essentially, grapeseed oil helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and reduce the amount of water loss that naturally happens within the skin. It’s lightweight, non-comedogenic, and works great on oily or acne-prone skin by reducing redness and any inflammation.

 

Doctors also recommend grapeseed-infused skincare products to combat fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles. It can help in this pre-aging stage by limiting photo damage—just don’t forget to still wear sunscreen.

 

So how do you use it?

First thing’s first, you can use grapeseed oil daily, either in the morning as a moisturizer, or at night as a serum or cream. It will help retain hydration while you sleep and work to improve the skin’s tone and texture.

 

For the most optimal results, use it with other hydrating oils like coconut, avocado, and jojoba oil, or with other antioxidants to help boost its free radical-fighting power. For acne-fighting benefits, use grapeseed oil in tandem with essential oils like lavender or frankincense for softer skin.

 

Now that you know about grapeseed oil, why not read up on cypress oil and why it’s the GOAT oil.