When it comes to anti ageing skincare ingredients, few have generated as much buzz within the beauty space as Resveratrol. With good reason: Resveratrol has a seemingly endless list of skin benefits including fighting free radicals, targeting the signs of ageing, and helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Now found in virtually everything from creams and serums to toners and masks, this ‘unicorn ingredient’ has snuck into the daily skincare routine of many beauty buffs around the world. But with so many different options on the market, it can be difficult to know whether Resveratrol is merely hype or a genuine skincare hero. Below, we give you the full rundown on this skincare ingredient and recommend our top skincare products containing Resveratrol to try.
What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring chemical that many plants produce to fight off bacteria, fungi, and microbial attacks. Common sources include the skin of red grapes and blueberries, pistachios, and your favourite red wine (yes, really!). In other words, you’ll usually find it in antioxidant-rich food sources that are often at the top of the list of ingredients that offer anti-ageing and other skin protective properties.
Resveratrol has become a potent, shelf-stable substitute for superfood skincare ingredients like blueberries, raspberries, and goji berries.
How does Resveratrol work?
Put simply, Resveratrol works by expanding constricted blood vessels and helping improve blood flow and reduce inflammation, swelling, and irritation. Its antioxidant properties also allow it to effectively fight free radicals and combat cellular damage they cause to skin, including sun spots, pigmentation, and other signs of ageing skin.
The benefits of Resveratrol for skin
A true powerhouse ingredient, Resveratrol offers a range of health benefits including anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective benefits. All of these mean that incorporating Resveratrol sources such as grapes and red wine into your weekly diet can have a significant impact on your long-term overall health.
As a bonus, you can also expect to reap a range of Resveratrol skin benefits when applying the ingredient topically to your skin, including:
- Reduced puffiness
- Smoothed wrinkles and fine lines
- Enhanced collagen and elastin production
- Revitalisation of your overall skin tone and texture
- Free radical stabilisation
Better yet, when regularly applied to your face and neck, Resveratrol can form a skin protectant barrier that helps rebuff environmental aggressors. From fighting pollutants and sun damage to calming the irritation caused by dry or cold air, Resveratrol cream benefits are far more than just skin deep.
Our top recommended Resveratrol-rich products
Now that you know all about Resveratrol, it’s time to add this potent ingredient to your top shelf. The best brand of Resveratrol to buy is one that is backed by extensive research and testing, and is clinically proven to give significant, lasting results. Andalou Naturals products containing Resveratrol are proven to yield noticeable results for most skin types with regular use. Read on to discover our top picks from our Resveratrol-rich range.
Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream
Want to learn how to rejuvenate skin overnight? Simply pop on this rich night cream before bed and wake up to more even, uplifted skin tone and velvety-soft skin. With our signature Fruit Stem Cell Complex and Goji glycopeptides, this cream may also help reduce fine lines with regular use.
Top Tip: Heading for a weekend away? Toss the Beauty is Ageless Face Cream Pod into your overnight bag to keep up your skincare on the go!
Age Defying Avo Cocoa Skin Food Mask
Blending Resveratrol with Organic Avocado Oil and Pure Dark Cocoa allows your skin to feast on delicious antioxidants and amino acids, both of which condition and deeply nourish it. Apply a generous amount to your face and relax in the tub while it does its magic for an instant at home spa experience.
Age Defying Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream
For an instantly youthful glow with this blend of Resveratrol, Hyaluronic Acid, and Fruit Stem Cells, this bestselling cream can help restore a fresh, younger appearance to skin and deliver a much-needed hit of hydration to all skin types.
Age Defying Fruit Stem Cell Revitalise Serum
Say hello to a serum that packs a serious punch. With Resveratrol, Hyaluronic Acid, and Fruit Stem Cells, this serum will put you one step closer to a firmer, more youthful appearance and rejuvenated complexion.
Discover Resveratrol’s skin benefits today
Between its free radical-fighting properties and anti-ageing abilities, it’s safe to say that Resveratrol is well and truly deserving of the hype. Adding this powerful ingredient to your skincare regimen can transform your skin for the better, regardless of your skin age, type, tone, or particular skin concerns.
Ready to try this antioxidant ingredient in skincare for yourself? Explore our age-defying skincare range and shop online now for free shipping on all Australian orders over $50!