Now, red wine’s benefits have been for years linked to better health, especially cardiovascular but to also preventing other serious diseases and that’s because of the anti inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients grapes have, one of which is Resveratrol.
Also, Resveratrol has been used as a beneficial ingredient in skin care products but first let me give you a brief summary of what Resveratrol is and where we can find it.
According to wikipedia, it is a type of natural phenol and a phytoalexin. In simple words, and from what I found out, it is a natural substance that is produced by plants as to boost their defensive mechanisms against different kinds of bacteria or funguses as well as to heal after injury.
Resveratrol can be found in grapes, berries, beans, peanuts and others. The only natural food which I knew that contained this substance was grapes with their skin being the area where higher amounts of Resveratrol are concentrated.
It was also interesting to learn that on colder areas the amount of Resveratrol contained in grapes gets higher.
So, last night while sipping my wine and browsing some skin care news, I bumped into some good news about Resveratrol. The article was presenting the results of a research (also published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy) which showed that combining Resveratrol with Benzoyl Peroxide (a well known ingredient which is used for dealing with acne) can actually give a more effective and less irritating topical therapy of acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide has long now be shown to cause irritation and redness to some users skin so that not all people can actually benefit by it for the treatment of their acne. Consequently, this research actually gives some hopes towards the tackling of acne in a better way and with less side effects.
Now, since Resveratrol is long known for its antioxidant properties, we can guess that it should also have some anti aging benefits. This is the reason that skin care companies take advantage of Resveratrol’s benefits for skin, including it in their products.
For more information on products containing Resveratrol, you can read our review with a selection of good quality moisture creams containing Resveratrol.
For a vegan friendly hyaluronic acid serum containing Resveratrol, you can read our MyChelle Serious Hyaluronic Firming Serum Reviews.
In conclusion, topical use of Resveratrol can be beneficial for skin. Consumption of grapes and a balanced intake of red wine has also shown to have general health benefits for our body.