7 Reasons Your Skin Needs Grapeseed Oil
12 Oct 2016
Rich in beta-carotene and containing a generous dose of essential fatty acids, grapeseed oil is the prime ingredient (48.5%) in My Trusty’s face and body oil.
Packed with anti-oxidants and rich in Vitamin E, grapeseed oil offers a range of benefits for your skin and is suitable for all skin types. It’s also a must for your daily skincare routine – here’s why:-
Relieves acne symptoms : Grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid which is vital to strengthen the membranes of skin cells as well as nourish dry skin. If you suffer from skin conditions such as acne, it will also help to minimise skin breakouts. The anti-oxidant properties of grapeseed oil will also help to prevent your pores from clogging while its anti-inflammatory properties may help to ease existing acne symptoms.
Eases dark circles under your eyes : The cumulative damage from the effects of UV rays, dehydration and the effects of excessive alcohol intake often result in unwanted, telltale dark circles under your eyes which become more pronounced as you get older. When applied on a regular basis grapeseed oil can help to naturally reduce the appearance of dark circles, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated*.
Skin toning : Grapeseed oil contains astringent which helps to tone and tighten your skin, leaving it looking smoother and more radiant. By toning the skin, it also closes pores, minimising the risk of skin breakouts and acne.
An ideal general moisturiser : While most essential oils leave a greasy film on your skin, grapeseed oil is extremely light in texture, quickly absorbed into your skin and doesn’t leave a residue. A little also goes a long way so apply just a few drops at a time.
Healing properties : Some independent studies suggest that grapeseed oil may stimulate the regeneration of scar tissue. In this way it may help to heal minor skin wounds or blemishes as well as reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Grapeseed oil is sometimes used to reduce skin swelling in patients after surgery too.
Anti-ageing : The anti-oxidant properties of grapeseed oil may help to prevent skin damage and the premature signs of ageing caused by free radicals. These properties may also maintain and boost the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin which naturally diminish with age. Used regularly, grapeseed oil can smooth out the appearance of your skin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Suitable for oily skin too : You may find this surprising but, as grapeseed oil is light to the touch and quickly absorbed, it’s equally suitable for use on both oily and dry skin. Its ability to deeply moisturise your skin means that both dry and oily patches are balanced out.
My Trusty® Face and Body Oil contains a unique blend of grapeseed, sunflower and rosehip oils and is suitable for all skin types. 99% natural and packed with essential fatty acids it deeply moisturises your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft. It is also suitable for use on sensitive skin, as well as on skin prone to eczema.