Get your glow: Why your skin needs Grape Seed Extract
We know, we know… Your skincare routine is already 12 steps long.. Why add another? There’s a hidden gem in the skincare world that we think deserves a place on your shelf: Grape Seed Extract (GSE)! GSE is the wrinkle-defying, glow-getting ingredient your skin has been craving, and lucky for you, we deliver it (along with some other killer ingredients your skin will love) in a craveable, fruity chew. Here’s the sitch on why we put GSE in our Youthful Skin chews.
Fountain of youth
So, what makes GSE a skincare superhero? It's packing serious antioxidants! In a study from the "Free Radical Biology and Medicine" journal, it was revealed that GSE is a powerhouse against oxidative stress. The extract is rich in polyphenols, particularly proanthocyanidins, which effectively combat oxidative stress. This is crucial for skin health, as oxidative stress contributes to premature aging by causing damage to collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Translation: it fights off the bad stuff that ages your skin, leaving you looking fresh and youthful.
Antioxidants aren’t the only thing keeping the fountain of youth flowing. A study in the "Journal of Medicinal Food" suggests that GSE plays a pivotal role in promoting collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining skin's elasticity and firmness. By stimulating collagen production, GSE helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin looking smoother.
Sun damage & GSE
We’ve all heard by this point how important SPF is for your skin’s health longevity, but did you know GSE is also a great protector against harmful UV rays? GSE has been found to possess photoprotective properties, as indicated in a study published in the "Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology." The extract helps in neutralizing free radicals generated by UV rays, providing an added layer of defense against sun-induced skin damage.
GSE might just be the missing piece in your skincare routine. From antioxidants to collagen production to hydration and more, GSE hits all of the above plus more to keep your skin youthful, smooth, and protected.
PRO TIP: Check out our Youthful Skin chews if you want to start adding GSE to your routine. They contain 25mg of GSE PLUS hyaluronic acid, manganese, vitamins and more packed into a raspberry lemonade flavored candy-style chew. 💛🍬✨☀️