found out why brands love grapes in cosmetics, and found 7 cool remedies with it


Grapes, as a cosmetic ingredient, have become popular thanks to the Caudalie brand. The name of the company itself comes from the word kodali – the units of aftertaste measurement during wine tasting (one second of aftertaste duration corresponds to one measure of kodali).

The base component of most Caudalie products is grape seed polyphenols (plant antioxidants that block free radicals). In general, the company focuses on the antioxidant properties of grapes in its research and new product launches. In 2001, they received a patent for resveratrol, a phytoalexin that acts on collagen and elastin molecules to provide anti-wrinkle and lifting effects. Now resveratrol is a well-known and progressive ingredient that is used not only by Caudalie, but also by other brands – it is found in the skins of grapes, cocoa, some types of nuts and prevents the development of the oxidative process in the skin, reduces cell damage by free radicals and has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. And it also perfectly restores the skin after sunburn, so it can be found in the “sun” lines.

Another component that is used in cosmetics is viniferine. It is obtained from the juice of the grapevine and added to anti-pigmentation products. Caudalie has a patent for it.

Also, you could find grape seed oil and the seeds themselves (if we are talking about scrubs) in the compositions of the products. Oil is a quality nourishing ingredient that works great in body and face creams. It is suitable for all skin types – delicately cares for the sensitive area around the eyes and décolleté, relieves irritation and restores problem and oily skin, and is suitable for complex acne treatment. It can also be found in hair products.

Antioxidant Night Care Gel Resveratrol BE, Skin Ceuticals

This is a nighttime skin care product that works in a comprehensive manner. Makes it firmer, firmer, smoother and more radiant. Of the active ingredients – resveratrol 1% (how it works, they wrote above), baicalin 0.5% (reduces intracellular inflammation), alpha-tocopherol 1% (antioxidant, restores the protective skin barrier). Apply the product after cleansing, before moisturizing.

Price: 12 273 RUB.

Facial spray Grape Water, Caudalie

Spray with real grape water extracted during harvest. It is convenient to take it with you in the summer and spray it on the skin during the heat. If the face is flushed in the sun, active ingredients will come to the rescue – resveratrol and polysaccharides, which soothe the skin. You can apply makeup with a spray for a natural, radiant finish, as if there was not a single gram of foundation on your face.

Price: 612 rub.

Moisturizing cream-gel with grape water Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer, Caudalie

Good for sensitive to combination skin. In addition to grape water, which is designed to soothe the skin, the composition contains aloe vera extract, which also relieves irritation. The cream is great to use in summer – it cools, does not overload and at the same time moisturizes. Even on the hottest day, there will be no greasy film on the face.

Price: 3,000 rubles.

Cleansing balm Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Elemis

This is the bestseller Elemis. In a jar, it is thick as honey, a product that instantly melts as soon as your fingers touch it. On the skin, the balm turns into a delicate oil – delicate, but ruthless to makeup. And after adding water, the product transforms into a moisturizing milk and envelops the signature Elemis scent – a real aromatherapy! Remember to use the included cleansing pad for a light exfoliating effect.

One of the components of the product is grape seed oil.

Price: 4 600 rub.

Body cream sorbet Almond Coconut, Laura Mercier

Another famous remedy. As the name suggests, the cream leaves summer notes of coconut and almond milk on the skin. At the same time, it contains proteins of sweet almonds and hydrolyzed rice, vanilla extract, grape seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, provitamin B5. And this mix helps to keep the skin hydrated and also has a soothing effect.

Price: 5200 rub.

Cream mask with black rose Black Rose Cream Mask, Sisley

Everyone knows this mask. Miracle salvation, restores the skin and removes signs of fatigue from the face. Extracts of red grape leaves, black rose, physalis, olive and shea butter tone and smooth, soothe and soften the skin. Life hack: if you drank several glasses of wine at dinner, apply the mask in a thick layer at night to avoid dehydration and tight skin in the morning.

Price: 9 250 rub.

Mask Rubber Mask Clear Lover, Dr. Jart +

We love this Dr. Jart + with a picture of a child’s face on the package (Rubber Mask series).

Inside you will find two components: an ampoule in the form of a creamy white serum (it must be applied to the face) and a rubber mask (divided into two parts – the upper one for the forehead, eyes and nose, and the lower one for the lips and chin). The mask itself is impregnated with serum. It should be kept on the skin for 30-40 minutes. It is better to spend this time lying down, so that the mask does not move out and fits more tightly to the face. It has a pleasant mint aroma and is “cold”.

The serum in the mask contains a complex of natural ingredients – extracts of green tea leaves, grape seeds and persimmon. The alginate coating is composed of seaweed extracts for intense hydration. Bottom line: smooth, soft skin, disappeared puffiness after a hard day’s work with an early rise.

Price: 1 300 rub.

Sebum-regulating cream with grapes Green grape pore control cream mini, Frudia

In products from Korean manufacturers, you can also often find grape components. For example, Frudia used green grape extract, which soothes, relieves irritation, and regulates sebum production. For this reason, the product is recommended for oily or problem skin. Light, gel-like in texture.

Price: 396 rub.