Today we have a G in our A-Z glossary of skincare.
Grape Seed Oil used to be one of the best kept secrets in the beauty industry but now its readily included in products from a host of cosmetics companies. It’s what is known as a carrier oil and has hugely beneficial properties. This is a little miracle oil that works to reduce the visible signs of ageing and can also minimize the prominence of scars and stretch marks so perfect for us older ladies and especially any of you Mummy’s out there.
It's nutrient rich and super multi-tasking. Great for treating oily skin too and can be really effective in reducing acne breakouts and imperfections. Do not be put off by the fact that it’s an oil, especially if you do suffer from problematic skin. Whilst it might seem counter intuitive, oils are especially effective in treating oily skin. It’s also really light to the touch and won’t leave behind a greasy residue. In fact, you’ll find you have super glowing, hydrated and even toned skin if you use grape seed oil and overall a much brighter and lighter complexion. I'm sold!
Tried and Tested
If you are not yet familiar with the French brand Caudalie, then do check it out.
The entire range is designed for women who want effective skincare solutions to help maintain their glamorous status but who have a firm interest in a greener planet, ecology and naturalness. They are an active participant in the global “1% for the planet” programme which is about giving back to mother nature on a daily basis that which you take from it.
The range uses vine and grape extracts from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy. Pass me the vino! The products are also full of other essential wonderful natural ingredients like sage, chamomile, flax seed, ginseng, ginger, juniper, geranium and fresh peppermint.
I recently picked up a bottle of their simply Divine Beauty Elixir and it goes everywhere with me. At just £12.00 it is well worth trying out. As it’s in a 30ml bottle it easily can slip into your handbag. Perfect for setting your make-up or for a refreshing mid afternoon spritz. It smells just heavenly and helps re-charge the senses as well as delivering a burst of hydration to the skin. Think of it almost like a vitamin shot for your face. Love it and will be trying out more from the range.
Look out for grape seed oil and do go check out the Caudalie range as its reasonably priced, highly effective and will make you look and feel good whilst harnessing the power of the planet too. Anything that comes from Champagne gets a big old thumbs up from me! They call it Vinotherapie and I am literally all over that!!! Love a bit of vinotherapie I do. Chin Chin.