Wine’s RoleIn Anti-Aging
Harvest is in full swing in Sonoma County and Napa, so in observance of this exciting time, we’re shining a spotlight on the almighty grape!
Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that has a reputation as a longevity molecule. Red wine is a rich source of resveratrol, but does it have any benefits applied topically?
Mathilde Thomas is the founder of Caudalíe, a French skincare brand that revolves around the extraordinary benefits of grape-seed polyphenols such as resveratrol. In her book The French Beauty Solution, she makes the case for using resveratrol-rich skincare products for good skin from the outside in: “When used in skincare products, resveratrol is particularly good at targeting the fibroblasts responsible for the renewal of collagen and elastin that support your skin’s structure…collagen and elastin naturally degrade as we get older, so keeping your fibroblasts young and healthy helps you maintain youthful and firm skin.” Resveratrol targets inflammation, protecting cells from damage from UVA radiation and from UV-induced damage such as collagen degradation. Moreover, resveratrol prevents the formation of deep wrinkles by neutralizing the glycation process.
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