You may have already worked wine into your happy hour routine. Maybe you have even added wine to you girls (or boys) day-at-the-spa routine. But have you added it to your beauty routine?
While drinking and beautifying at home could lead to mixed results (either divine inspiration or total disaster), scientists and estheticians are increasingly discovering the benefits that grape stem cells and other properties derived from wine can bring to the table when it comes to beauty products.
Here are five of the best products out there harnessing the cutting technology of ancient el vino.
How about a long, relaxing bubble bath with your favorite Syrah? No, we’re not talking about bathing in actual wine (which has no proven beauty benefits, yet). Instead, pour yourself a glass, grab your favorite book and lather up with a bar of Harvest Crush Syrah Wine Bar Organic Soap.
Antioxidant rich white tea, grapes and organic California wine cleanse and infuse the skin with 100% pure, natural grapeseed goodness. The soap gently exfoliates the skin with pure, crushed grape seeds and grape extract, with aromas of rich almond, fresh lavender, berries and grapes.
This lightweight, cooling treatment gel contains Grape Stem Cells and Aloe Vera, to soothe, calm and reduce irritation of the skin after exposure to UV sunlight.
What makes the TheraVine Aftersun Rescue Gel significantly more advanced than similar products available on the market is the addition of Grape Stem Cells to replenish dying cells and to regenerate damaged tissue.
The Aftersun Rescue Gel is further designed to target the burn on two fronts — relieving reddened, inflamed skin while easing pain. Then there are the added benefits of Aloe Vera to sooth, calm and reduce the irritation while the cooling action of Peppermint increases skin comfort and allows the Hyaluronic Acid to restore the water gradient in the skin.
This quick absorbing serum in the Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask Sheet contains antioxidant-rich wine extract that minimizes pore size and enhances skin vitality for a more refined texture. The triple layer sheet mask adheres closely to effectively steep skin in moisture and nutrient-enriched beauty serum, leaving skin soft and smooth after application. Then the different types of enriched essence allow for the key ingredients to easily absorb into the skin and provide the maximum benefits.
To Use: Simply lay mask on cleansed and towel-dried face, leaving on for 20-30 minutes before removing and patting in excess serum with fingertips.
This grapeseed oil-intensive cleanser performs all of your end-of-day beauty routine chores- removing makeup, cleansing and toning. And all that without stripping and drying your skin. The Bobby Brown Rich Creme Cleanser’s grape seed oil infusion layers the skin with a rich, velvety feel. It gently and effectively removes impurities, leaving skin smooth and supple.
Vine de la Vie’s organic Noir Shampoo is made with a secret ingredient called “The Wine Extract,” which contains extremely powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Its unique formula combats cellular destruction of hair, slowing down the aging process by eliminating free radicals for brighter, healthier locks. Added to the mixology of this suave shampoo are resveratrol and numerous Pinot-derived minerals that promote voluminous, no-frizz hair.
This tiny little tube of Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick packs five whole glasses worth of resveratrol, which is found in grape skins. Not only that, but with over twenty bold, long-lasting shades, the rejuvenating benefits of resveratrol make a tube of this moisturizing lipstick a must have on your next wine country vacation or dinner-and-a-movie date.
The health and beauty effect of wine extracts are clearly not to be underestimated. So dim the lights, pop a cork, pour a glass (then turn the lights back up to see what you are doing), and beautify yourself with a luxurious evening of wine therapy from the bottle and the tube.