You’re probably already aware of all of the hype surrounding vitamin C in skincare. This antioxidant is known for its wide array of complexion-enhancing properties, making it an ingredient that just about everyone would benefit from.
However, what if we told you that there was another ingredient out there that was capable of boosting the visible effects of vitamin C, making this humble antioxidant infinitely more powerful?
That’s where resveratrol comes in. Together, resveratrol and vitamin C can truly work wonders on the skin. Read on to learn more about this power couple, plus ways in which you can incorporate both ingredients into your routine.
What is Resveratrol?
If you’ve been searching for a reason to drink all the red wine your heart desires, Resveratrol might just be the answer you seek. An antioxidant derived from the skin and seed of red grapes, Resveratrol is a skincare powerhouse.
Despite its potential benefits, Resveratrol is still relatively difficult to come by in the skincare world. However, at Vine Vera, this supercharged ingredient is front and center. Harnessing the multiple benefits of Resveratrol, Vine Vera includes it as a staple across all of our product lines.
What About Vitamin C?
The other half of this skincare power couple is formed by Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid.
A popular ingredient across cleansers, toners, and serums, Vitamin C is recognized primarily for how it brightens the look of the skin.
Resveratrol and Vitamin C: The Ultimate Skincare Power Couple
The idea that two is better than one rings true as far as Resveratrol and Vitamin C are concerned. While both have earned their merits as skin-loving ingredients individually, thanks to their shared strengths and synergistic properties, they are even better together.
Take a look at the skincare products below. Each one combines resveratrol and vitamin C, resulting in a high-performance formula that your skin will love.
Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Collection
So, how do your combine two powerful ingredients into your skincare routine?
Vine Vera makes it simple. Taking the guesswork out of your regimen, Vine Vera combines the benefits of both these ingredients in the Resveratrol Vitamin C Collection. Here’s a breakdown of the five products in the line — and why each deserves to be a permanent fixture in your daily routine.
Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser
A mildly formulated cleanser suitable for every skin type, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser is one of the best-selling products of the line. With a lightweight yet potent formula, this cleanser is ideal for the warmer months or as a nightcap after a long day.
Besides Resveratrol and Vitamin C, this cleanser also contains several other ingredients that help improve the appearance of the skin. Some noteworthy ingredients in the formulation are:
- Vitamin A or Retinyl Palmitate. A gentler alternative to Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate is the least irritating of all retinoids
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. Otherwise known as Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, this ingredient moisturizes and soothes the feel of the skin
- Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract. Another botanical ingredient, this flower extract reduces the look of redness and inflammation
- Lactic Acid. Gentler than other AHAs, Lactic Acid provides light exfoliation
To use, pump a small amount of product and massage into damp skin in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water. For optimal results, use twice daily.
Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling
Take your routine beyond basic cleansing with regular exfoliation.
The skin naturally sheds dead skin to welcome new skin cells every 30 days. Exfoliating weekly helps the skin unveil a newer, more radiant layer, and also gives way to a brighter-looking tone and better product absorption.
With Mandelic Acid as its primary chemical exfoliator, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling is a great way to incorporate exfoliation into your weekly regimen. Gentler than Glycolic Acid, a common choice for exfoliators, Mandelic Acid gently sloughs off dead cells.
Also included in the formulation is Bamboo Extract Powder. This serves as a physical exfoliator. To prevent abrasions and microtears, this ingredient is ground to a delicate texture, milled just finely enough to do the job effectively.
While the Mandelic Acid and Bamboo Extract Powder diminish the dead cells, Resveratrol and Vitamin C brighten the look of the skin.
To include the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling in your skincare rotation, apply a quarter-sized amount of product to the face. Massage in a circular motion, making sure to avoid the eye area. Rinse off with cool water. Use once to twice per week for best results.
Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum
Another popular pick from the Resveratrol Vitamin C collection is the line’s signature serum. Unlike the other products from this collection, the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum utilizes another form of Ascorbic Acid: Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
Here’s what makes Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate a remarkable alternative to run-of-the-mill Vitamin C:
- As a Vitamin C derivative, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is more stable than Vitamin C. This means that it remains effective and performs as intended, even with changes in moisture, pressure, and temperature. This is a conundrum that formulators often find trouble solving with Vitamin C.
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is oil-soluble. It outperforms the ability of Vitamin C to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
- Besides being more stable and oil-soluble, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is still able to do what Vitamin C does: brighten and tighten the look of the skin.
All these benefits from Resveratrol and this powerful Vitamin C derivative are enveloped in a lightweight, silky serum.
To use, apply a few pumps of serum to clean skin in the morning and evening.
Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer
No matter your skin type, a good moisturizer should remain a non-negotiable in your skincare routine. Unlike the balms, treatments, and skin essences that can be added and removed from your rotation as you please, an effective moisturizer is essential to keeping the skin’s oils in check. Yes, even when your skin type is oily or acne-prone.
Regulating your skin’s moisture levels has plenty to do with choosing the right moisturizer. Those with dry skin would benefit from a thick, lipid-heavy formula. Meanwhile, those with oily skin should opt for thinner and lighter solutions.
Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer falls right in between. With a vitamin-rich formula that doesn’t set sebum production into overdrive, it makes a great match for every skin type on the spectrum.
In addition to Resveratrol and Vitamin C, this moisturizer also contains Pro-Vitamin B5. Otherwise known as Panthenol, this vitamin aids in reducing the feeling of inflammation.
To include the Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer in your routine, apply an even layer of the product onto your face and neck as a follow-up to your serum. Use twice daily.
Ready to make the switch? Include both Resveratrol and Vitamin C in your daily skincare routine to see the difference in your complexion!