Why Your Skin Loves Red Wine

Shannon R., SELF magazine

Drinking red wine
(in moderation, of course!) has been shown to have some heart-healthy benefits. That's thanks to its polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that can protect the body against oxidative damage. However, there is now some evidence that the polyphenols in red wine may benefit your skin, too! Here's why you might want a side of wine-based skincare with that glass of Pinot Noir.

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According to Science Daily, a German chemical company and a Spanish natural cosmetics company have developed a powdered version of red wine (which was actually quite a feat!). When they added the "red wine powder" into a skin cream, they noticed that it had potential anti-wrinkle effects on the skin.

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We know antioxidants in general are amazing anti-aging ingredients, and polyphenols are an antioxidant powerhouse. More and more beauty brands are coming out with products that contain polyphenols so keep a lookout for serums and creams with "polyphenols," "grape extracts," or "resveratrol" (the specific polyphenol found in grapes).

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Bottom Line

The polyphenols in red wine are now being added to skincare. With continued use, they can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even improve the overall appearance of skin.


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