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Ingredient Spotlight: Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil has amazing benefits for the skin. It’s a very light oil with barely any fragrance, and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to heal damaged skin, while tightening and moisturizing. This amazing essential oil can be found in our Apres Sport Massage Melt. This massage melt smells as divine as it feels. It has a smooth feel, not sticky or too oily and leaves skin supple and smooth. It's great to use for a massage, as a moisturizer or even as a spot treatment. A multi purpose product indeed. February 01, 2014--004 Here are a few of the many benefits to grapeseed oil for skin: Get Rid of Acne Skin needs a good supply of linoleic acid to help to strengthen cell membranes and improve skin health generally. Grapeseed oil contains this fatty acid, so it can be a good solution to improve or cure various skin conditions such as acne. The oil also has a considerable amount of antioxidant ability thus it can prevent the pores from clogging. Clogged pores usually trigger acne breakouts, so regular application of grapeseed oil may prevent the problems. Another good thing is that the oil possesses anti inflammatory properties. Therefore, it does not only prevent acne breakouts, but it also helps to cure any existing acne problems. Skin Tightening Astringent is one of the most important ingredients contained in grapeseed oil. The substance will stimulate biological tissues to contract and draw together. It is medically useful for various purposes especially for reducing swelling. Cosmetic companies also sell a lot of products that use this substance as an ingredient. Regular application of grapeseed oil will basically deliver a good amount of astringent which is useful for skin toning and tightening. For these purposes, people with oily skin will take the most of grapeseed oil’s advantages. Minimize Under-eye Circles Dark circles are common facial skin problems as the results of sun exposure, dehydration, excessive alcohol drinking, etc. The problems usually appear in adulthood, but children may develop the same conditions as well. People with sensitive eye often find that applying cosmetic products on those circles may not be comfortable to the eyes. Chemical substances contained in the products are probably the main causes. Fortunately, removing under-eye circles is one of the greatest abilities of grapeseed oil for skin. The compound will not be able to bring noticeable results overnight indeed, but regular application for a week can completely eliminate the appearance of those circles. Moisturizer Almost all types of essential oils can be used as skin moisturizer. The most common problem is the residue or oily coating on the skin after application. Grapeseed oil is very light thus it is easily absorbed by the skin and it will not leave any oil residue. People with sensitive skin can even apply the oil without developing any allergic reaction. Minimize Skin Aging The antioxidant properties contained in grapeseed oil are excellent for minimizing skin aging. Fine lines and wrinkles are common indications of aging processes, but the oil may help to reduce the appearance of those signs by providing moisture and enough protections against free radicals. Other good benefits of grapeseed oil for skin include the abilities to maintain the existence of collagen and elastin. Pretty amazing benefits hey? Personally, the Apres Sport Massage Melt is one of my favourite products and I would recommend it to anyone. XO Kimberley



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