Wine For Your Skin: Here’s What You Need To Know About Resveratrol

We already know that red wine is an essential for getting through a long day. But, your glass of Pinot Noir is also essential for beauty, beyond the 'antioxidant = good skin = free reign vino'. Although (no more than) a daily glass of red wine (more so than white) has health and skin benefits, the reason has been isolated to a very important ingredient: resveratrol, found in the skin of grapes. The ingredient, now being used in skincare, is showing itself to be a saviour for a sallow, ageing complexion and is said to improve elasticity, firmness and radiance. Here, we share with you the best resveratrol products on the market. Say hello to your new skincare secret weapon...

 Image: Instagram @josephineskriver

Image: Instagram @josephineskriver

 
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Waterlily Spaceuticals Resveratrol Fx

This treatment masque promises to redefine the texture of your skin in a matter of weeks. The formula contains active resveratrol, whipped into a chocolate fondant-like consistency. You’ll notice right away how super-soft your skin feels (which thanks to the added cacao and vitamins, works for most skin types), and how instantly it absorbs into skin for an addictive glow. At $119, the price point is a little exxy, but it's hard working formula makes it a sound investment if dry skin is your main beauty problem. 

 
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Sunday Riley Bionic Anti-Ageing Cream

Formulated with the highest concentration of key ingredients, including the hero resveratrol, this night treatment works to revitalise and battle blemishes while you sleep. You can expect calm, soothed and plumper skin, plus that elusive glow we're all constantly lusting after. Ensure your skin is cleansed and dried before use. 

 
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Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil

If you’re anything like us, perfectly hydrated lips are the top of your beauty wishlist. This is where Bite Beauty comes into play, showing that our spot-light ingredient isn't just for skincare. Each lip product contains the same amount of resveratrol as what is found in five glasses of wine - without the hangover. This lip pencil delivers a modern matte look, as well as fighting free radicals with long-term anti-ageing benefits. A triple threat? You bet. 

 
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Caudalie Resveratrol Firming Serum

If you’ve been on the hunt for a hardworking serum that won’t dry your skin, you need look no further. Give your complexion an instant radiance boost with this vitamin-charged serum that will help firm and lift the skin. The resveratrol is combined with micro hyaluronic acid that both work seamlessly in creating a more youthful appearance. Double the fun. We like to apply this under our daily makeup.

 
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Vine Vera Travel Hand Cream

If you haven’t heard of Vine Vera Skincare, here’s a snapshot of their story: The company is a global skincare brand, with a sole mission to deliver luxe and pampering experiences through their products. How do they do this? You guessed it, by using resveratrol. We’ve got our eyes on the Travel Hand Cream. A handy little moisturiser packed with red wine goodness. Slip into your handbag for those emergency dry-hand moments - because ain't nobody got time for that. 

 
Story by Stephanie Russo