I’m always intrigued when a new ingredient shows amazing anti-aging or healthy results; sometimes in a form of food, other times, applied topically as an ingredient in skin care products. Most times, it would become a temporary trend until the next discovery takes its place. There are only a few of these that have stood the test of time, continuing to still show results and improvements, and one of them is resveratrol. This compound is highly praised for its anti-oxidant benefits and is found in the skin of red grapes (in case you needed an extra reason to pour that glass of wine 😉 ).
I personally believe in the power of resveratrol, and I try to include it in my diet as much as possible. But does that mean that it works wonders if applied on the skin too? I got to test it in the form of a resveratrol skin care line from Vine Vera. The company creates its products around the aforementioned ingredient, but in a fun way. Their skin care collections are inspired by different types of wines, catering to various skin care needs (Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, etc.). I started using the Moscato collection, primarily because it’s for sensitive skin, which I clearly have – though it happens to be my favorite type of wine too!
First off, they come in gorgeous, luxurious packaging, which I love. The Moscato collection includes a cleanser, moisturizer, eye serum, and eye cream. Because they are made specifically for sensitive skin, they are unscented. And since the container sizes are quite large, I figure there’s probably enough product to last me close to a year. A good investment for my skin!
I start by using the Moscato cleanser in order to prepare my skin for applying the rest of the products. I love the fact that it’s lightweight and it seems gentle, leaving my skin clean and soft. I used to think I needed heavier cleansers, but I really like the fact that this one cleans without making my skin feel dry or tight.
Next, I use the resveratrol Moscato eye serum, making sure I pat it gently around my eyes in circular motions.
I love that the serum is lightweight and non-greasy, and it glides smoothly. I pay the most attention to the skin around my eyes, as I try as much as possible to prevent any deep wrinkles there. So far, I’ve been fortunate not to have them, but prevention is even more important than treating them. Immediately after applying the serum, my skin felt tighter, but in a good way, and more luminous around the eyes. It also dried quickly, which sped up the application of the next product, the resveratrol Moscato eye cream.
I found the eye cream to be very effective at brightening and moisturizing the under eye area. I even noticed a slight depuffing effect. I get puffy eyes, especially after flying long distances (and not sleeping much) or eating salty foods. The cream didn’t disappoint! I also found that it’s lightweight and, like the other products, it comes in a big jar. So big that I almost confused it for a face cream and applied it accidentally all over my skin! 🙂 To my amazement – and amusement – my face never felt so soft! 😀
My last step involves applying the resveratrol moisturizing face cream.
Unlike the other products in the collection, the moisturizer is quite thick. But don’t let that fool you; it actually sinks into the skin quite fast, leaving a velvety-soft feel. I personally don’t mind heavier skincare products, but I don’t like when they leave that greasy film on top of my skin. Not the case with this one! The other benefit is that you only need a tiny amount, therefore it will last a very long time.
I’ve been doing this skincare routine for the past two weeks now, and overall I am very pleased with the results I’m getting. I know I put something extremely gentle, yet very potent, on my skin. These are noticeable short-term effects, but I am curious about the longer term. I’ll continue using this line and hopefully, my skin will ward off the free radicals and essentially, wrinkles. I might as well add a glass of Moscato while doing it and score a double-dose of resveratrol – what better reason than this? 😉
Do you have experience with any resveratrol skincare product? If not, would you try it?
Note: This post was done in partnership with Vine Vera (Instagram: @vineveraskincare). I enjoy their products and I would not share them with you if I would not truly purchase them myself. All words shared in this post are my own. Collaboration supported by Shopping Links.
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