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This ingredient has done more for my skin than anything else I've ever used. I put it into a spray facial toner and use it morning and night. I noticed the effects immediately, they were that dramatic. I will use this forever, no question... ...»
Marie
Love the fine powder ascorbic acid. I use it in a recipe for skin care along with hyaluronic acid. I'm 65 years old and absolutely no one believes it 'cause I've been doing this for years... ...»
Kathy
Purchased this some time ago from BulkActives and here to buy some more! Great stuff!!!!.. ...»
Kathy
I've been using Bulkactives green tea EGCG for four years. No complaints, it blends nicely my DIY anti-aging cream. I can feel a bit of toning and definitely notice the anti-inflammatory effects on my skin. Two observations that keep the rating 4 stars instead of 5: (1) A package of green tea contains significantly less weight/volume than the package of grape seed extract that I order from bulkactives. The two are combined in equal amounts in the anti-aging cream, so I find myself running o.. ...»
Theresa Andrews
I started experimenting with DIY skin care about 5-6 months ago, then I found Bulk Actives. A one shop DIY shop. LLA powder is beautiful to work with, easy to dissolve, and price is absolutely to die for. Mixed with other powders and oils it is a great serum. .. ...»
Jan
Very finely milled powder, great quality. I don't have difficulty dissolving it in my regular toner. I add FE, HA and Vit E with the mixture to make a serum. Shipping time is as promised. Thank you BulkActives! .. ...»
Montri
Carla, Many medications can be and are applied topically by prescription. With that in mind, realize that this particular ingredient is wonderful but understand that this is indeed one of those that may create sensitivity with those already using topical hormones or just use sparingly and see how you respond. Sorry for the very late response..... ...»
Angela
Im 45 years old; average looking skin for my age. Applied a small pea sized amount of Sea Kelp Bioferment to my face full strength in the am after washing my face of previous night makeup.; let face "dry". Then aplied my foundation as always. Noticed my thick, heavy foundation applied more easily and smooth. Keep in mind this is DAY TWO of me using this. TWO women at work ( separate departments) commented how wonderful my face looked! One specifically came up to me and asked what I was.. ...»
Jessie Sandford
Many thanks for the Silicone DM. This product is lovely quality; it is light, silky, and leaves no residue at all. I use it in the base recipe for a mouldable polymer that I then use to make a simulated 'Amber' for bead making. At the end of this process I have a silky, translucent polymer plus the most gorgeous hands in the studio ! My thanks again, Helen.. ...»
HELEN pEAKE
Very good product! Only been using it for a short time, its already made a difference. .. ...»
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Buy Grape Seed oil For Skin Care

Oil extracted from grape seeds is a light, pleasant-smelling oil. It is easily absorbed into the skin. The oil is rich in many different bioactive compounds. It contains high amounts of fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, that are important for retaining moisture and skin barrier function. Grape seed oil also contains phytosterols that have anti-inflammatory effects. The oil has small amounts of polyphenols, which are known to have anti-oxidant abilities and inhibit collagen degradation. Additionally, grape seed oil has small amounts of vitamin E, which is known to act as a strong anti-oxidant. Grape seed oil applied to skin aids in wound healing, collagen production, and defends against bacteria.

 Key benefits grape seed oil in skin care:

  • Anti-oxidant [6] [7] [9] [10]
  • Sun damage protection [9] [10]
  • Moisturizing and hydration [4]
  • Stimulate collagen production [7] [10]
  • Anti-bacterial [7]
  • Wound healing support [7]
  • Matrix metalloproteinases [MMP] inhibitor [7]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
 
Grape Seed oil skin care active ingredients
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Grape Seed oil

About Grape Seed oil in DIY Skin Care

Grape seed oil in skin careGrape seed oil is produced from pressing seeds of the grape species, Vitis vinifera. After juice is extracted from grapes, 6-10% of the weight of pressed grapes is an oil [2]. The bulk of grape seed oil is found in Italy, France, and Spain where wine making is prevalent. This oil is known to have a pleasing, sweet scent [8]. It is commonly used as a carrier oil, as it is suitable for all skin types. The oil is light and absorbs readily, making it a good massage oil [1].
 
Grape seed oil is highly emollient, meaning it softens the skin. This is due to the high content fatty acids that maintain skin barrier function and protects against loss of moisture. The most abundant fatty acid in grape seed oil [70% of total fatty acids] is linoleic acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid [6, 8]. Grape seed oil has the second highest linoleic acid content found in vegetable oils, only exceeded by safflower oil [8]. Linoleic acid cannot be made by the body and thus, it must be supplemented. Deficiencies in linoleic acid result in dry, scaly skin [4]. Linoleic inhibits COX-2, an enzyme that produces prostaglandins, immune mediators [7]. Thus, it has anti-inflammatory effects. Decreased amounts of linoleic acid are thought to increase acne [4]. Grape seed oil also contains a moderate amount of oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid. Oleic acid is another fatty acid known to increase skin health with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
 
This oil also has a high vitamin E content [8]. Specifically, it has high levels of α-tocopherol and γ-tocotrienol, two types of vitamin E [2]. Vitamin E has excellent anti-oxidant properties. It protects the skin against lipid degradation from UV and ozone exposure. This damage is associated with skin aging. Vitamin E is also anti-inflammatory, increases collagen, and decreases collagen degradation [10]. Grape seed oil also contains phytosterols that have anti-inflammatory effects. They help treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema [3].  β-sitosterol is most prominent sterol in grape seed oil [8].
 
Grape seed oil contains small amounts of polyphenols, a type of bioactive compound. Polyphenols have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects [7]. Grape seed extract is known to have compounds called proanthocyanidins that are highly anti-oxidant, but grape seed oil contains none of these, as they are water-soluble and not retained in the oil phase. Another type of polyphenol, cathechin, is lipid-soluble, meaning this compound is extracted in the oil [9]. Grape seed oil contains small amounts of epicatechin, cathechin, and trans-resveratrol [5]. Resveratrol, a biomolecule, has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer properties [7]. It increases wound healing. Cathecins have free radical scavenging abilities. Free radicals harm the skin and are known to cause skin aging. Grape seed oil protects against sun damage, activity that is attributed to polyphenols [9].
 
In a study using mice, grape seed oil showed anti-bacterial activity against E.coli [7]. Scientists believe this effect is due to the polyphenolic compounds in grape seed oil. In the same study, grape seed oil promoted wound healing by increasing collagen formation in the wound when topically applied [7]. Additionally, polyphenols are thought to inhibit matrix metalloproteinases [MMPs] that play a role in degrading collagen [7].

BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
CAS#:  8024-22-4
INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Appearance: light Green oil
Odor:  Heavy
Peroxide Value:  7.7
Non-Saponifiables:  0.66%
Saponification Value:  197
Iodine Value:  110-130
Specific Gravity:  0.97
Suggested percentage: 1% to 100%

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of Origin: Chile
 

Fatty Acid Content in Grape Seed Oil

Linoleic- 70.6%
Oleic- 16.2%
Palmitic- 7.2%
Stearic- 4.4%

BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.
[1]  M. Athar and S.M. Nasir, “Taxonomic perspective of plant species yielding vegetable oils used in cosmetics and skin care products,” African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 4, issue 1, pp. 36- 44, January 2005.
 [2]  C. Crews, P. Hough, J. Godward, P. Brereton, M. Lees, S. Guiet, and W. Winkelmann, “Quantitation of the Main Constituents of Some Authentic Grape-Seed Oils of Different Origin,” J. Agric. Food Chem. vol. 54, pp. 6261-6265, 2006.
 [3]  A.C. Dweck, “The role of natural ingredients in anti-ageing of the skin,”­ Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Congress, transcript, Hamilton Island, 2003.
 [4]  D.F. Horrobin and B.M. DPhil, “Essential fatty acids in clinical dermatology,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,” vol. 20, num. 6, pp. 1045-1053, June 1989.
 [5. T. Maier, A. Schieber, D.R. Kammerer, and R. Carle, “Residues of grape [Vitis vinifera L.] seed oil production as a valuable source of phenolic antioxidants,” Food Chemistry, vol. 112, pp. 551-  559, 2009.
 [6]  B, Matthäus, “Virgin grape seed oil: Is it really a nutritional highlight?” Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., vol. 110, pp. 645–650, 2008.
[7]  B.S. Nayak, D.D. Ramdath, J.R. Marshall, G. Isitor, S. Xue, and J. Shi, “Wound-healing Properties of  the Oils of Vitis vinifera and Vaccinium macrocarpon,Phytotherapy Research, vol. 25, pp. 1201-1208, 2011.
 [8]  J.E. Pardo, E. Fernandez, M. Rubio, A. Alvarruiz, and G.L. Alonso, “Characterization of grape seed oil from different grape varieties [Vitis vinifera]Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., vol. 111, pp. 188- 193, 2009.
 [9]  J. Shi, J. Yu, J.E. Pohorly, and Y. Kakuda, “Polyphenolics in Grape Seeds—Biochemistry and Functionality,” Journal of Medicinal Food, vol. 6, issue 4, pp. 291-299, 2003.
 [10]  J.J. Thiele, S.N. Hsieh, and S. Ekanayake-Mudiyanselage, “Vitamin E: Critical Review of Its Current Use in Cosmetic and Clinical Dermatology,” Dermatol Surg, vol. 31, pp. 805-813, 2005.
 

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