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Skin Food: How Nutrition Impacts Your Complexion

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“You are what you eat” is a phrase that really holds true when it comes to the skin. With the skin being the body’s largest organ, it’s directly impacted by the food that you consume. Give it the nutrients that it needs and it will thrive, whereas a poor diet will have the opposite effect.

So, what exactly is good skin food? What should you be eating if you want your skin to look its very best? Read on as Vine Vera talks you through the most vital nutrients for a healthy complexion.


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Antioxidants are compounds that are found in plant foods, with some containing a denser array of antioxidants than others. Their main purpose is to neutralize free radical damage, which occurs when the body is exposed to various external sources, including UV rays and air pollutants. 

When it comes to the skin, free radicals are bad news. They’re one of the main causes of premature skin aging due to the oxidative stress that they cause in the skin. From wrinkles to dullness to dark spots, free radicals are behind so many of the common skin concerns that people experience. Once the damage starts to happen, it will continue to accelerate over time. Fortunately, eating antioxidants can help to protect your skin, as well as the rest of your body, from the harmful effects of free radicals.

This is easy if you fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to consume a variety of colors as each color signifies a different range of antioxidants.

At the same time, it can also be helpful to use antioxidant-rich skincare products. They’ll work from the outside to reduce the appearance of free radical damage, leaving your skin looking healthier. The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto Silk Mask would be a great choice. It’s packed with super fruits, from goji to bilberry to pomegranate. All of these ingredients are loaded with antioxidants that your skin will love!



You’re probably already aware of how essential vitamins are for your health. Well, this applies to the health of your skin too. 

Each vitamin performs its own role. They’re all vital but, in terms of your complexion, some are more influential than others. 

When it comes to skin food, one of the most important vitamins to be consuming plenty of is vitamin C. You’ll find it in large amounts in citrus fruits, as well as in strawberries, broccoli, kiwi, and sweet potatoes. Eat enough of it and you’ll be helping your complexion with protein production, which will give you a smoother and firmer appearance. Enhance this even further by adding a vitamin C serum, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum, to your skincare routine!

Vitamin A is another vitamin that can keep your skin looking young and vibrant. Eggs, dairy products, and liver are good direct sources of it while several plant foods, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers, contain a compound known as provitamin A. It’s converted into vitamin A by the body once consumed and can actually be more beneficial than foods that contain vitamin A itself. For example, just half a cup of baked sweet potato will give your body six times its daily requirement of the vitamin!

Vitamin E is worth paying attention to as well. Not only does it protect your complexion from free radical damage but it also reduces the feeling of inflammation. You’ll find it in fatty fish, avocados, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and more. You’ll also find it, along with vitamin A, in the vitamin C serum that we recommended above!

Essential Fatty Acids

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Essential fatty acids are fatty acids that are crucial for human health. Since the body doesn’t produce them, they must be consumed through your diet. Oily fish, such as salmon and sardines, are known for being a great skin food because of how they’re brimming with essential fatty acids. You’ll also find them in chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts. 

What makes these fatty acids so essential? Well, when it comes to your skin, they’re an integral part of your skin’s natural barrier. This keeps your skin protected from external damage while also playing a key role in moisture retention.

Fatty acids have also been proven to help reduce the feeling of inflammation. They can make a huge difference to a complexion that’s suffering from an inflammatory skin condition, such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and acne.

If your complexion is particularly prone to inflammation, dehydration, or dryness, it would be worth adding fatty acids to your skincare routine too. Many plant oils contain them, as do plant butters. You’ll find both, in the form of sunflower seed oil and shea butter, in the Vine Vera Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. Thanks to its fatty acid content, this moisturizer is fantastic at keeping the skin barrier feeling supported and more resilient.

Amino Acids and Protein

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You might have heard of collagen and elastin, the two compounds that keep the skin looking smooth, firm, and youthful. Well, both of these are proteins, which your skin creates by joining together different amino acids.

Where do these amino acids come from? Protein-rich foods. While people often immediately associate this skin food with meat, there are plenty of plant-based protein sources out there too. Some people find that dairy and meat products exacerbate acne breakouts, with research confirming this to be true. If this is the case for you, try adding more beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds to your diet. 

In addition to being consumed, amino acids can be applied topically too. The Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser, for example, contains plant-derived amino acids that will leave your skin feeling stronger and more elastic.


Selenium is an essential mineral that performs a number of vital roles within the body. In terms of the skin, it functions as a powerful antioxidant, with research showing that it can help to protect against everything from dark spots to skin cancer.

Fortunately, this is a nutrient that most Americans tend to consume enough of. It can be found in several everyday foods, including cereals, eggs, poultry, and red meat.

However, if you would like to give your skin a boost of selenium, one way to do so would be to eat a few Brazil nuts. Just two or three nuts will provide your body with all of the selenium that it needs for the day!


Just like selenium, zinc is a mineral. It plays a few different roles when it comes to the complexion, making it an important skin food compound. Not only does zinc help with the repair of skin cell damage but it also keeps the skin’s sebaceous glands functioning optimally. If your body is lacking in zinc, then that delicate balance will fall out of whack. You could end up dealing with either too much sebum production, meaning oiliness and breakouts, or too little, meaning dryness and flaking.

So, where can you get zinc from?

Oysters are the very best source. However, you’ll also find it in large amounts in red meat and poultry. Nuts, whole grains, and legumes also provide plenty of zinc.

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Probiotics are microorganisms that balance out any negative bacteria in the gut. Meanwhile, prebiotics essentially feed those probiotics, enabling them to function more efficiently.

How is this related to your skin? More and more research has been pointing to the strong link between gut health and skin health. If the gut contains too much bad bacteria, then a number of skin concerns can arise, including acne, psoriasis, and rosacea. 

The best way to give your complexion the probiotics that it needs is to add more fermented foods to your diet. Kombucha is a great skin food, as are sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, and kefir. All of these will help to keep your gut, and therefore your complexion, in balance!


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Water is an essential nutrient in itself. Without it, the body wouldn’t be able to survive for very long. Every single cell in the body requires water in order to function, and this includes your skin cells.

A lack of water will leave your body, as well as your skin, dehydrated. This causes a variety of problems. Some people experience an increase in sebum production, leading to oiliness and acne. Others notice the opposite, resulting in dry and flaky skin. When dehydrated, the skin also ages at a much faster rate, leaving the skin creased and sagging.

To keep your body sufficiently hydrated, you’ll need to drink six to eight cups of fluids each day. This doesn’t need to be limited to plain water. Tea, milk, and other sugar-free drinks also contribute to the body’s hydration levels.

There are plenty of water-rich foods that you could be adding to your diet too. For example, cucumbers consist of 96% water while water makes up 95% of tomatoes. Spinach, mushrooms, melons, and lettuce all also have a high water content.

If your skin is already showing signs of dehydration, it would be worth giving it some topical hydration too. The best way to do this is with the use of humectants. These are ingredients that attract and bind moisture, meaning that they provide near-immediate hydration. Some of the most readily available humectants around are sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, seaweed extract, and collagen. You’ll find all four in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. This incredibly hydrating formula will leave your skin feeling deeply quenched.

Combining Skin Food With the Right Skincare Products

In an ideal world, a healthy and balanced diet on its own would be enough to give you flawless skin. However, all of the modern-day damage that the skin undergoes on a daily basis, whether this be from sun exposure, pollution, stress, blue light exposure, or anything else, means that the skin can sometimes benefit from some extra support.

This is why it’s so beneficial to combine skin food with the right skincare products. This will enable you to give your complexion the nutrients that it needs from both the inside and the outside, which will give you skin that looks softer, brighter, and healthier than ever!

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Clearing the Confusion: Debunking Common Skincare Myths

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There are so many skincare myths circulating out there, making it difficult for people to separate fact from fiction. As you can imagine, following the wrong advice could be extremely detrimental to your skin, so it’s vital to ensure that the information that you’re basing your skincare efforts on is genuine.

That’s where Vine Vera can help to make life a little easier. Read on as we debunk some of the most common skincare myths around!

Myth: You Don’t Need to Cleanse Your Face If You Aren’t Wearing Makeup

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Some skincare myths seem to come out of nowhere, but it’s easy to understand how this one started. After all, if you’re not wearing makeup and you can’t see any dirt on your face, then surely using a cleanser would be a waste of time, right?

Wrong. Even if you can’t see any grime on your face, it’s there. From the excess sebum produced by your skin to the dead skin cells that build up on your skin’s surface each day to air pollutants that adhere to your skin, your complexion is subjected to so many impurities on a daily basis, many of which aren’t visible to the naked eye.

If you want your skin to look as healthy as possible, then daily cleansing is a must. In fact, if you have oily skin, you should be cleansing twice a day. 

With that said, always use a gentle cleanser. Anything overly potent will end up stripping your skin dry when used daily, causing more harm than good in the long run. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Mousse Cleanser, with its mild and moisturizing formulation, would be a great choice!

Myth: The More You Exfoliate, the Healthier Your Skin Will Be

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There’s nothing quite like the instant gratification provided by exfoliation. Spending just a minute or two exfoliating your face can leave your skin looking brighter, smoother, and fresher. As a result, it’s hardly surprising that many people are tempted to ramp up their exfoliation efforts so that they can experience this renewed complexion more often.

That brings us to the next of our skincare myths. Unfortunately, exfoliating more often can actually cause some serious damage to your skin by compromising your skin’s natural protective barrier. It’s a common issue known as over-exfoliation and, once this happens, it can take several months to rectify the problem.

To prevent this, work out how often your skin type needs to be exfoliated and then stick to this. For dry and sensitive skin, you’ll likely only need to exfoliate once a week, whereas those with oily skin may need to exfoliate two or three times a week.

It’s also important to make sure that your exfoliator isn’t too harsh, as this can lead to over-exfoliation too. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling strikes the perfect balance between being gentle and thoroughly effective. It exfoliates with a blend of mandelic acid and bamboo powder while also providing the skin with a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants.

Myth: You Don’t Need to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

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Some skincare myths are undeniably more harmful than others, and this is one of them. If you stop wearing sunscreen once summer draws to a close, you’re causing some significant harm to your skin.

Sure, the sun may not feel hot once temperatures start to drop. However, even though UV rays may not be quite as strong during the colder season, they’re still around, meaning that they’re still wreaking havoc on your skin.

With the sun responsible for the majority of the wrinkles and dark spots that develop on the skin with age, it goes without saying that it would be in your skin’s best interests to keep it as shielded as possible from sun damage, and this means wearing sunscreen year-round.

If applying sunscreen often feels like a chore, consider an SPF moisturizer instead. A product like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 can be applied at the end of your morning skincare routine, where it will not only moisturize your skin but also keep the appearance of UV damage at bay.

Myth: Oily Skin Doesn’t Need to Be Moisturized

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There are a number of skincare myths regarding oily skin, and these can often have disastrous effects. Incorrectly caring for oily skin can quickly lead to clogged pores and stubborn breakouts, making it crucial to get things right.

When it comes to moisturizing oily skin, this is something that you should never skip. It may seem counterintuitive since your skin already feels greasy but don’t forget that oil and water are very different. Sure, your skin’s surface may be coated in oil but, in order to function properly, it’s water that your skin cells need, and a moisturizer can help to provide this.

The key to moisturizing oily skin without breaking out is to find a lightweight cream that will hydrate your skin without clogging up your pores. Take Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer as an example. It’s filled with hydrating humectants, including beta glucan and glycerin. These moisture-binding ingredients will hydrate your skin without weighing it down. At the same time, the antioxidants in this face cream will work to brighten and balance your complexion. This will make it feel less oily in the long run.

Myth: Collagen-Infused Skincare Will Increase Your Skin’s Collagen Levels

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If you understand how your skin functions, then you’ll know that collagen is a vital protein. It essentially forms the scaffolding that holds your skin up from within. Although your skin creates plenty of collagen in its youth, this declines with age. Environmental factors also degrade the existing collagen fibers in your skin, which is why the skin starts to sag and wrinkle as the years progress.

How can you top up your skin’s collagen levels? There are a few different ways in which you can do this, but using collagen-infused skincare products isn’t one of them. When applied topically, collagen molecules are too large to make their way into the dermis. This is the middle layer of your skin, where natural collagen can be found. 

However, this doesn’t mean that collagen doesn’t have its place in skincare products. Although it may not be able to influence your skin’s collagen levels, studies show that it’s still capable of reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It all comes down to the moisturizing effects of topical collagen, which leave the skin looking plumper and smoother.

That’s why you’ll find collagen in several Vine Vera products, including the Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Mask. Designed to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and firm up the complexion, the soluble collagen in this mask is combined with a variety of vitamins and botanical extracts to provide powerful results.

Myth: Pores Can Change in Size

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Some skincare myths can be even more misleading than others due to how they can initially seem to be true. Pores being able to change in size is the perfect example. Chances are that you’ve noticed your pores looking larger on certain days than others, making it believable that their size has changed.

From beauty blogs to skincare brands to social media, it doesn’t help that this myth is so heavily perpetrated. Whether it be using steam to open and enlarge your pores or splashing your face with cold water to shrink your pores, all of the misinformation out there has led to this one being one of the most common skincare myths around.

When it comes down to it, you can’t do anything to change the physical size of your pores. This is something that’s determined by genes. If you naturally have large pores, then they’re always going to be this size.

However, don’t lose hope if you’ve been despairing about how big your pores look. Although you can’t physically shrink them, there are still many ways in which you can make them appear smaller. 

For example, regularly cleansing and exfoliating your skin will prevent dirt and sebum from clustering up in your pore openings and stretching them out, which makes them more noticeable. Using products that firm the feel of your skin can help too, as this will leave your pore openings looking tight rather than lax.

Adding a toner to your skincare routine can also be beneficial. Look for formulas containing ingredients that have been proven to diminish pore visibility, such as the Resveratrol Cabernet Toner with its infusion of witch hazel extract. Witch hazel is an astringent, giving it the ability to shrink the look of pores to give the skin a more even finish.

Myth: The Longer Your Skincare Routine is, the More Effective it Will Be

This myth came about after the famous 10-step Korean skincare routine started to rise in popularity. After all, if this is how Koreans manage to achieve the ubiquitous glass skin look, then surely this means that everyone who wants a flawless complexion needs to also carry out ten steps twice a day.

Fortunately, that’s not the case. A 10-step routine isn’t automatically more effective than a 3-step skincare routine. Instead, it all comes down to the products that you use and how well they cater to your skin’s needs.

In fact, in some cases, it can actually be more beneficial to keep your skincare routine minimal. Overloading your skin with an excessive number of products can leave your skin more prone to sensitivities and irritation. Plus, if you don’t layer those products correctly, they could even end up diluting each other and canceling each other out, making them pointless.

So, how long does your skincare routine need to be? Start with the basics; a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, and an SPF. Once you’ve followed this simple routine for a few months, you can then consider adding in any extra products that your skin may need, such as an additional serum or an eye cream. Either way, take things slowly and make sure that every product you use is genuinely needed by your skin.

Debunking Skincare Myths With Vine Vera

If you want to give your skin the best possible care, it’s important to make sure that you’re dealing with fact rather than fiction. If you were previously following any of the skincare myths that we’ve shared above, it’s time to make the necessary changes to your skincare routine so that you don’t end up unknowingly causing serious harm to your complexion.

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The Top 7 Ways to Prevent the Look of Premature Aging

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With so many factors out there that speed up the rate at which the skin ages, premature aging is becoming an increasingly common problem. Whether it’s wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, or anything else, more and more people are starting to notice that their skin is starting to look older far earlier in life than it should. 

Is there anything that you can do about this? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Read on as Vine Vera shares the seven most effective ways to prevent the appearance of premature aging.

1) Shield Your Skin From Sun Damage

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As mentioned, there’s so much out there that can cause the skin to prematurely age. However, the biggest culprit is, without a doubt, the sun. Research points to how UV rays are responsible for up to 80% of the visible signs of skin aging. This means that if you had made an effort to protect your skin from the sun from an early age, then premature aging wouldn’t be an issue. 

However, even if you were negligent about sunscreen during your youth, don’t worry too much. Getting serious about sun protection now can still make a huge difference to how your skin continues to age. It will prevent the sun from causing any more damage to your skin’s protein fibers while also giving your skin the chance to recover and rebuild, without continuously being subjected to more and more UV damage.

So, how do you protect your skin from sun damage? 

The first step is to find a good sunscreen. Our top choice would be the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 because not only does it block UV rays, but it also functions as a moisturizer. It’s filled with vitamins, humectants, and antioxidants, all of which will work to keep your skin looking soft, supple, and bright.

Next, make sure that you’re wearing protective clothing and accessories when outdoors, particularly on sunny days. Sun hats, sunglasses, and long but loose clothing will go a long way in providing additional protection.

2) Add Antioxidants to Your Routine

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Although the sun may be the most significant cause of premature aging, there are a number of other environmental factors that can cause this too. Pollution, blue light from your electronic devices, exposure to chemicals…the list goes on!

What can you do about this?

The best way to repair the look of environmental damage while keeping your complexion youthful is to add a selection of antioxidants to your skincare routine. Antioxidants are compounds that are capable of mitigating the visible effects of environmental damage. This means that they can help to repair the look of premature aging to restore a younger-looking appearance.

There are thousands of different antioxidants out there to choose from. Each one will be beneficial in its own way. With that said, some antioxidants are known for being more impactful than others, with vitamins A, C, and E finding themselves at the top of the list. That’s why we’ve added all three ingredients to our Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum. Their effects are enhanced by the inclusion of resveratrol, another antioxidant that has been proven to slow down the appearance of skin aging.

3) Give Your Skin the Hydration That it Needs

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If you’re concerned about premature aging, then prioritizing hydration is important for two reasons. Firstly, the more hydrated your skin cells are, the healthier they’ll feel. They’ll be able to carry out their daily functions with ease, and your skin will look all the better for it.

Secondly, the more hydrated your skin is, the less visible any existing fine lines and wrinkles will be. Creases always look so much more noticeable when the skin is dry and dehydrated. Give your skin the hydration that it needs and your complexion will take on a much plumper and bouncier finish, therefore smoothing away the look of lines on the surface of your skin.

How should you hydrate your skin?

Firstly, make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water. If your body is dehydrated, then your skin will be too. With that said, dehydrated skin can still be an issue, even when your body is sufficiently hydrated. That’s why hydrating skincare products are vital as well.

For maximum hydration, start by adding a hydrating serum to your skincare routine, followed by a moisturizer to lock all of that hydration in. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum would be a good choice because of its incredible humectant content. Humectants are ingredients that bind moisture to the skin, making them among the best when it comes to amplifying skin hydration levels. 

Follow this up with a hydrating moisturizer, such as the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream, and your skin will soon start to look much smoother and firmer. 

4) Exfoliate…But Do So Gently


One of the reasons why youthful skin looks so bright and radiant is because cell turnover occurs relatively quickly. This is when your skin sheds its older and dead skin cells in order to let the fresher and younger skin cells beneath show through. 

As you age, this process slows down. If you allow this to happen, then not only will your skin quickly take on a dull and rough finish, but you’ll also soon start to notice the signs of premature aging creeping up on your face.

This is why exfoliation is such an important part of any skincare routine. It sweeps away the dead skin cells that clutter the surface of the skin, giving the complexion a luminescent finish. However, at the same time, it’s crucial to pick the correct exfoliant. Going with an overly abrasive scrub or harsh acids will damage your skin’s protective barrier. This will only accelerate the aging process even more.

One exfoliator that we would highly recommend if you’re trying to prevent the look of premature aging is the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. It exfoliates the skin with a combination of mandelic acid and bamboo powder. The powder focuses on the surface of the skin while the acid delves a little deeper, meaning that your skin and your pores will feel thoroughly cleansed once you’ve used this product. Treat your skin to this exfoliator once or twice a week and you’ll be able to keep the appearance of premature aging at bay for so much longer!

5) Be Consistent With Your Skincare Routine

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A solid skincare routine is a must if you want to halt the look of premature aging. However, even the very best skincare products in the world won’t be able to do much if you aren’t using them regularly.

Consistency is key when it comes to skincare because many ingredients need time to accumulate in the skin before they start to make a difference. Plus, it can take up to two months for the new skin cells that have been created to make their way to the surface of your skin. That means that it can also take two months before a new skincare product produces an improvement in your complexion. 

Ideally, you should be carrying out both a morning and an evening skincare routine. If you struggle to find the time for this, simplify your routine so that it consists of only the basics. Start with a gentle cleanser, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser, before following up with one (or both) of the serums that we’ve recommended above. Then, slather on a moisturizer, as well as some SPF during the day, and you’re good to go! Once or twice a week, when you have some extra time, pamper your skin with an exfoliant and a face mask to really enhance the effects of your skincare routine. 

6) Improve Your Diet

Studies show that poor eating habits can quickly lead to premature aging. It’s easy to understand why – the food that you eat feeds your skin from within. This means that a lack of consumed nutrients will leave your skin cells going without.

You’re probably already aware of the foods that you should and shouldn’t be eating. Highly processed foods that are full of sugars, salts, or chemicals will definitely not do your skin any favors. Instead, you should be swapping these out for fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats.

If you’ve had poor eating habits for a while, it can take some time to make these changes. Don’t go all in at once with a complete dietary overhaul. This will only make things more challenging, meaning that you’re less likely to stick to your new and improved diet. Instead, try making small adjustments to the meals that you would normally have, and then build on this as time goes on. 

7) Stop Smoking

Not only is smoking detrimental to your health, but it has a direct impact on your appearance too. Smoking blocks your skin cells from accessing sufficient amounts of oxygen and nutrients, meaning that they’ll struggle to thrive. Smoking also causes the protein fibers in your skin to break down at a much faster rate. This is how it leads to premature aging since those proteins are responsible for keeping your skin smooth and elastic. Without them, your skin will quickly start to wrinkle and sag.

Of course, there’s no denying that quitting this habit can be difficult. Fortunately, there’s now so much help out there that you can turn to. If you’re ready to give up this vice but aren’t sure how to go about doing so, seek the help of a professional. They’ll be able to equip you with all of the tools that you’ll need to make this journey a little easier.

Prevent the Appearance of Premature Aging With Vine Vera

It can be extremely disheartening to see your skin start to display the visible signs of aging while you’re still at a relatively young age. If you choose to ignore the issue, things will only get worse very quickly. 

Fortunately, there’s plenty that you can do to slow down the rate at which your complexion ages. Follow all of the tips that we’ve shared above and you’ll be able to keep your skin looking youthfully healthy for many more years to come!

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7 Remedies for Acne You Should Try

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Looking for acne remedies that’ll help you to beat your breakouts? 

While severe acne should be treated by a professional, the appearance of mild to moderate acne can be effectively dealt with at home with these seven acne remedies from Vine Vera. Read on to learn how to quickly restore a smooth, bright, and pimple-free complexion!

1) Regularly Exfoliate Your Skin

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Regular exfoliation is absolutely vital if you’re trying to get rid of the visibility of pimples. Studies confirm that exfoliating dead skin cells from the epidermis can significantly reduce the look of acne lesions, as well as the scars that many of them leave behind. Continue to regularly exfoliate once your breakouts have cleared and you’ll be well on your way to preventing the appearance of new pimples from arising.

If you’ve been researching home remedies for acne, you’ll probably see numerous articles telling you to whip up a DIY face scrub using salt or sugar. While these homemade recipes can sometimes be beneficial, it would be wise to stay away from abrasive physical exfoliants when dealing with acne. They’re notorious for further irritating and damaging the skin. This only exacerbates inflammation, which can make breakouts so much worse.

Instead, go with a chemical exfoliant or a product that combines both types of exfoliation, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. It exfoliates with a combination of mandelic acid and bamboo powder while the high concentration of vitamins in this blend provides an antioxidant boost that’ll leave your acne-prone skin feeling rejuvenated.

2) Cleanse Twice a Day

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Acne usually develops when excess sebum produced by the skin mixes with dirt and bacteria, resulting in inflamed blockages in the pores. One way to stop this from happening is by trying to keep your pores as clear as possible. By preventing blockages, you’ll also be able to prevent the appearance of pimples.

How can you do this?

By cleansing twice a day. This way, the excess sebum that your skin is producing will have less time to delve into your pores. 

However, just like when choosing an exfoliant, you need to be picky about the cleanser that you use. People with acne often reach for a powerful foaming cleanser but, in the long run, this can be detrimental. Foaming cleansers usually contain sulfates, which are infamous for being overly drying. This may sound like exactly what your oily skin needs but, as we’ll soon explain, drying your skin out too much will only lead to it producing even more oil.

So, instead of grabbing a foaming cleanser, go with a mousse cleanser, such as the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser from Vine Vera. It offers the same thorough cleanse as a foaming cleanser yet it’s much kinder to the skin. It also contains niacinamide, a form of vitamin B that has been proven to help reduce the look of acne lesions.

3) Tone With Witch Hazel

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There are a number of natural ingredients out there that can be used as acne remedies, one of which is witch hazel. Witch hazel acts as an astringent, making it ideal for drying up the feel of excess oil on the skin. At the same time, it also soothes the feeling of inflammation, which will calm the look of angry breakouts.

The best time to apply witch hazel to your skin is after cleansing. This gives the ingredient full access to your skin cells, allowing it to work to its full potential.

When it comes to how you should do this, you have a few options. The first is to make your own witch hazel toner by boiling witch hazel bark with some water. You’ll need to make sure that you follow the correct process but, even then, there’s no guaranteeing the potency and stability of the solution that you make.

That’s why many people with acne-prone skin tend to favor commercial toners that already contain witch hazel extract, just like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. It’s a wonderfully hydrating formula that will not only leave your oily skin feeling balanced and restored but will also brighten the look of your skin with its multiple antioxidants.

4) Hydrate With Humectants

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No matter how many acne remedies you try, you’ll never be able to gain control over your breakouts unless you also ensure that your skin remains fully hydrated. If your skin is lacking in moisture, even by a very small amount, this stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do much to raise your skin’s moisture levels. Instead, it just leaves you even greasier.

To put a stop to this vicious circle, ramp up your skin hydration efforts. However, do this carefully as hydrating with heavy, pore-clogging ingredients won’t do your acne any favors. 

Instead, the best way to hydrate is with humectants. These are lightweight ingredients that boast moisture-binding properties. They immediately leave the skin feeling deeply hydrated, making them a great way to boost your skin’s moisture content.

When it comes to deciding which humectants to use, sodium hyaluronate is one that everybody seems to reach for. It’s undeniably powerful thanks to its capability of holding onto large amounts of moisture. 

While that may be the case, glycerin shouldn’t be ignored either. In fact, one study found that glycerin is actually the most effective humectant out there, with its moisture-binding properties surpassing that of sodium hyaluronate/hyaluronic acid. 

Hydrate with Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum and you won’t have to choose between them as this formula contains both. As you can imagine, this makes it incredibly hydrating. It’s also brimming with antioxidants, including resveratrol, vitamin C, and vitamin A, to further enhance your complexion.

5) Add Green Tea to Your Skincare Routine

chianti revival serum

Green tea is revered for its superfood status. It’s packed with powerful polyphenols that can improve a person’s health, along with their complexion, in a number of ways. 

One of these ways is by tackling the appearance of breakouts, making green tea one of the best acne remedies around. Simply drinking more of the beverage can be beneficial but, if you really want to see an improvement in the visibility of your breakouts, it would be worth applying the ingredient topically too. Research confirms that the topical use of green tea not only helps to cut back on how oily the skin feels but also significantly minimizes the appearance of acne breakouts.

Again, this is another ingredient that you can utilize in DIY acne remedies but, for full benefits, a serum that combines green tea extract with other antioxidants, which will boost the efficacy of the green tea, is the best way to go.

You’ll find green tea in several Vine Vera formulas, including the exquisite Chianti Revival Serum. What sets this serum apart from the crowd is its long list of botanical extracts. Green tea is combined with several other ingredients that are known to be helpful when dealing with acne. From witch hazel, which we’ve already talked about, to licorice root extract and kojic acid, which fades the look of acne marks, to seaweed extract for lightweight hydration, this serum is a game-changer if you’re trying to achieve a blemish-free complexion.

6) Protect Your Skin From UV Exposure

Cabernet Day Cream

While it may feel good to have the warm heat of the sun beating down on your skin, this is something that will only make it near impossible for you to battle your breakouts. UV rays have a very dehydrating effect on the skin. This, as you know, will only stimulate your skin into producing more sebum. 

This is amplified by the fact that the skin already naturally releases more sebum in warmer weather. This is why many notice their breakouts worsening in the spring and summer months.

If you want to ensure that all of the acne remedies you try actually have a chance of working, you’ll need to keep your skin protected from UV damage at all times. 

Unfortunately, many sunscreens contain comedogenic, meaning pore-clogging, ingredients. It goes without saying that these are formulas you need to avoid. Instead, look for a lightweight blend that will protect and hydrate your skin at the same time without weighing it down. 

That’s exactly what the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 does. It’s a silky moisturizer that quickly soaks into the skin. This means that you won’t have to deal with the white cast that so many sunscreens leave behind. Even better, this formula contains green tea extract. As we explained earlier, this ingredient is a superstar when trying to reduce the look of acne!

7) Cut Back on Stress

Your lifestyle habits significantly influence your skin. From the food that you eat to the activities that you do each day, all of this will have an impact on how your skin looks and feels.

However, one of the most detrimental lifestyle aspects when it comes to acne is stress. Whenever you experience stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. This hormone helps the body deal with stress in the best possible way. However, it also triggers a few changes in the skin, one of which is an increase in sebum production.

In small bursts, this won’t cause too many more problems for you. However, when stress is chronic, meaning long-term, all of that extra cortisol, along with the excess sebum that it results in, can make your breakouts so much worse.

So, one of the best acne remedies to keep in mind is to learn how to de-stress. This is, of course, easier said than done. However, start by looking into a few different stress relief methods that you can try. Whether this may be writing in a journal, doing some exercise, spending time in nature, or listening to some soothing music, make a list of your many options and work your way through them the next time you’re feeling stressed. You’ll soon be able to pinpoint a few stress relief methods that work well for you. This will enable you to keep your stress levels consistently low and manageable.

Explore the Best Acne Remedies With Vine Vera

Although acne may be the most common skin condition in the world, it’s also one of the trickiest to treat. If you ignore the issue and allow your acne to worsen, this could, as studies suggest, have emotional and psychological impacts down the line.

Fortunately, with so many different acne remedies out there to try, beating your breakouts can most certainly be done. Follow the seven tips shared above and you’ll be well on your way to sporting a clear and acne-free appearance!

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How to Transition Your Skincare Routine For Fall

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As the seasons move on and temperatures begin to drop, your skin will start to go through a number of different changes. If you want your skin to look its best throughout the colder months, now is the time to work on transitioning your skincare routine to cater to your skin’s evolving needs.

What does this involve? Read on as Vine Vera talks you through how to adjust your skincare routine for fall.

Switch to a Moisturizing Cleanser

Cabernet Mousse Cleanser

The seasons affect how much sebum your skin produces. When the temperature is warm and humidity is high, sebum production increases. This is why many people, particularly those with oily skin, need to turn to powerful gel or foaming cleansers to battle all of that extra grease.

However, as the seasons change and temperatures begin to drop, sebum production starts to decline. Continue using your powerful summertime cleanser on your skin and you’ll end up over-stripping your skin of sebum while also contributing to dehydrated skin. For people with a dry skin type, this will leave your skin even drier and flakier. For those of you with oily skin, dehydration will stimulate your sebaceous glands. Rather than enjoying some relief from the natural decline in sebum production, your skin will feel oilier than ever.

To counter all of these issues, switch to a gentler moisturizing cleanser once fall approaches. Mousse cleansers are a fantastic choice because, unlike cream cleansers, they still produce a satisfying lather. However, unlike foaming cleansers, they’re not too harsh on the skin. Many, such as Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser, also contain moisturizing ingredients. With a blend of amino acids and niacinamide, this formula will leave your skin feeling better fortified against the upcoming colder weather.

Layer in a Couple of Hydrating Serums

chianti revival serum

As the weather becomes colder, the air turns drier. This is bad news for your skin. Research confirms that the drier the air is, the faster your skin’s moisture will evaporate into the air, a process known as transepidermal water loss. This can quickly leave the skin feeling dry and dehydrated. 

Once winter rolls around with even drier air, it becomes much harder to restore the necessary amount of moisture to the skin. This is why your efforts need to begin in the fall while some of summer’s balminess is still lingering.

The best way to quickly increase your skin’s hydration levels is with a hydrating serum. Unlike a cream, which has a heaviness that makes it perfect for the surface of the skin, serums are lighter and can, therefore, penetrate a little deeper. This means that they’ll leave the deeper layers of your skin feeling hydrated too. This is exactly what you need during the cooler months.

The great thing about serums is that you don’t need to limit yourself to just one. Add a couple of hydrating serums to your fall skincare routine and you’ll be boosting your skin’s moisture levels even more.

At Vine Vera, we have several hydrating serums for you to choose from. One bestseller is the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. It contains a long list of hydrating compounds, including sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, seaweed extract, and peptides.

Another option would be the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum. In addition to its hydrating ingredients and its antioxidants, this formula also contains lactic acid. It’s a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid that will not only clear away the look of dullness and roughness but will also provide additional hydrating properties.

Go For Thicker Face Creams

moisture day cream

As we mentioned earlier, transepidermal water loss increases during the fall and winter. Adding some extra hydrating serums to your skincare routine is a great way to replenish some of the moisture that your complexion has lost. However, in an ideal world, your skin wouldn’t lose so much moisture in the first place. Fortunately, this is something that a rich face cream can help with.

How? It all comes down to the additional barrier that a moisturizer forms over the surface of the skin. This essentially serves a similar role to that of your skin’s protective barrier, in that it blocks moisture from evaporating away. 

The thicker your face cream is, the thicker the barrier it will form. This is why it’s always recommended to switch to a richer and thicker face cream as the weather starts to cool down.

At Vine Vera, we have a day cream and a night cream that’s absolutely perfect for this. The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream is a rich formula that still feels relatively lightweight when applied, so much so that it’s easy to layer makeup over the top. Meanwhile, the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream features a thicker shea butter-infused formula that’s ideal for the evenings, which is when skin moisture loss tends to be at its highest.

Prioritize Barrier-Supporting Ingredients

Vitamin C Moisturizer

A compromised skin barrier is another side effect of the decline in sebum production in the fall and winter. Sebum forms a critical part of the skin barrier. This means that the less sebum your skin is producing, the weaker your skin barrier will be.

Your skin barrier is vital for keeping your skin cells functioning optimally. If your barrier is impaired in any way, you could experience a wide range of different skin concerns, from dehydration and dryness to the accelerated development of wrinkles and discoloration.

So, how can you ensure that your skin barrier feels fortified as the colder weather approaches?

There are a few skincare ingredients out there that are revered for how they keep the skin barrier feeling supported and strengthened. Some of the hydrating ingredients that we discussed earlier, including sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and shea butter, do this well. The way in which they encourage moisture retention keeps the skin barrier feeling plump and supple.

It can also be advantageous to use skincare products that contain fatty acids. Ceramides, olive oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter are all fantastic sources. In fact, shea butter is known for containing a higher level of fatty acids than most other plant oils, making it a great ingredient to add to your skincare routine.

With the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer, it’s easy to do exactly that. This face cream is formulated with shea butter, along with a number of other ingredients your skin barrier will love. It’s also brimming with antioxidants, which will leave your skin looking radiant as the colder weather starts to take over.

Find a Cold Weather-Friendly Sunscreen

moisture cream spf 30

Unfortunately, even as the days turn darker and duller, sunscreen isn’t something that you can forget about. The sun’s UV rays are present and damaging year-round. For some, they can even be more harmful in the winter due to how snow and ice cause them to reflect and magnify. 

Don’t assume that you’re safe on cloudy days either. Sure, some research points to how clouds can reduce UV exposure but there are also plenty of studies that prove the opposite. Depending on a few different variables in relation to those clouds, UV exposure can sometimes be enhanced.

However, this doesn’t mean that you need to continue using your summer sunscreen throughout the winter. There’s nothing wrong with doing so but this is also a great opportunity to give your skin some extra moisture. Forgo your lightweight summer sunscreen for a more moisturizing formula and your skin will thank you!

One example would be the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. Not only does it provide SPF 30 protection but it also functions as a fantastic moisturizer. Whether you use it on its own or decide to layer it over another moisturizer to counter the feeling of severe dryness, this cream would be an amazing addition to any fall/winter skincare routine!

Warm Up With a Thermal Mask

Chianti Thermic Mask

If you’ve never tried a thermal face mask before, fall is a great time to consider adding one to your skincare routine. These face masks are beneficial year-round but they feel so much more indulgent when applied on a cold day. The way in which they gently heat up as they’re massaged into the skin provides a relaxing, spa-like sensation.

Of course, just like all other types of face masks, thermal face masks are designed for a variety of purposes. If you’re looking for a formula that will help you prevent the visible skin concerns that often arise during the winter months, the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask won’t disappoint. 

This mask contains a number of super hydrating and moisturizing ingredients, all of which are vital as the weather turns colder. Both sweet almond oil and vitamin E will keep your skin barrier feeling supported while vitamin C and lemon peel extract will brighten the look of dull and rough skin. Meanwhile, aloe vera extract will leave your skin feeling deeply hydrated.

Swap Your Body Lotion For a Body Butter

Intensive Shea Body Butter

It’s not just your facial skincare routine that needs to be adjusted as the seasons change. You should also be reassessing the products that you use on your body. 

If you currently moisturize your body with a lotion or a lightweight cream, you may want to consider upgrading to a thicker and richer formula for the fall and winter, just like we recommended doing with your face cream. 

Body butters are a great way to go. They have a velvety texture that leaves the skin feeling beautifully soft – something that’s often hard to achieve when the air turns drier!

Experience this for yourself by giving Vine Vera’s Intensive Shea Body Butter a try. In addition to shea butter, it contains a number of other richly moisturizing ingredients. Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, rose fruit extract, vitamin E, and aloe vera leaf extract are just a few of the noteworthy ingredients in this formula. They’ll all leave your body feeling super smooth from head to toe.

Upgrade Your Skincare Routine For Fall With Vine Vera

Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the changes that you may need to make to your skincare routine. Get everything done before winter arrives and you’ll be able to keep your complexion radiant and healthy, no matter how harsh the weather may turn.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Complexion Fast

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There’s no getting away from the fact that skincare requires a certain amount of patience. Many ingredients need time to work their magic, meaning that it can often be at least a month or more before you start seeing any significant changes in your skin after implementing new products or techniques.

What happens if you can’t wait that long? If you’re hoping to improve complexion as quickly as possible, check out these seven top tips from Vine Vera.

1) Start Cleansing Your Skin Twice a Day

Cabernet Mousse cleanser

Dirty skin is never going to look its best. This is why your very first step in your quest to improve complexion should be to start cleansing your skin twice a day.

This may seem like a simple tip, but keeping your skin clean is key to restoring its radiance. A cleanse each evening followed by another in the morning will ensure that dirt, sebum, dead skin cells, and any other impurities that your skin comes into contact with aren’t able to congest your skin and leave it looking dull.

With that said, many cleansers aren’t safe to be used twice a day. They contain overly astringent ingredients that can strip the skin dry when used this often. To prevent that, switch to a gentler cleanser that has been designed for twice-daily use, just like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser. The amino acids in this formula will leave your skin feeling stronger and more resilient, while the niacinamide will quickly work to re-balance the look of your skin tone. 

2) Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

replenishing moisture cream

It’s easy to underestimate the impact of sun damage when you’re young. The detrimental effects of UV rays accumulate in the skin before manifesting as visible skin concerns, meaning that they usually don’t show up until later on in life. 

However, once they do, things can start to go downhill very quickly. The sun is responsible for up to 90% of visible skin aging, meaning wrinkles, sagging skin, dark spots, and more. Once you start noticing the initial signs of sun damage, it won’t be long before new UV-related concerns start cropping up.

Fortunately, although you can’t take back all of the sunbathing that you did in your teenage years, dedicating yourself to sun protection now can still help to improve complexion. Start wearing sunscreen daily and you’ll soon notice that your skin looks softer and brighter, as opposed to the dull dryness that UV rays instigate. Continue with your new and improved sun protection habits and you’ll be able to delay the appearance of wrinkles and age spots for many more years to come, while also protecting yourself from skin cancer.

If you don’t already have a go-to sunscreen in your skincare arsenal, check out the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. Not only will it shield your skin from UV damage but it also functions as an amazing moisturizer. With vitamins, humectants, and antioxidants, this cream will quickly have your skin looking smoother and brighter.

3) Focus on Hydration

chianti revival serum

In order for skin to look bright, bouncy, and radiant, it needs to be hydrated. Even a slight lack of hydration will detract from your skin’s glow, leaving it looking duller and more lackluster. 

So, how do you go about hydrating your skin as quickly as possible to improve complexion fast?

Firstly, make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water. Although it takes a while for the water that you consume to filter through into your skin cells, you’ll struggle to achieve beautifully hydrated skin if the rest of your body is dehydrated.

Next, find a hydrating serum to add to your routine. The best formulas will contain multiple humectants. These are ingredients that bind moisture to the skin, immediately leaving it looking plumper and fuller. Some of the best humectants out there are sodium hyaluronate and glycerin, both of which you’ll find in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. It also contains seaweed extract, another ingredient that has proven humectant and moisturizing properties.

Another way to quickly hydrate and illuminate your complexion is with a face mask. Ideally, pick a hydrating mask that also targets any visible skin concerns you may be dealing with. For example, the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask is wonderfully hydrating but, at the same time, it also purifies and detoxifies the complexion. Meanwhile, the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask is another hydrating formula that also deeply moisturizes dry skin. 

4) Use a Physical and Chemical Exfoliant

vitamin c peeling

When it comes to seeing fast results from skincare products, nothing quite beats the efficiency of a good exfoliant. By removing dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt from your pores, an exfoliant is capable of immediately brightening and reviving the look of the skin. This makes exfoliation a great way to quickly improve complexion.

When it comes to choosing an exfoliant, most of the advice out there will recommend going with either a physical or a chemical formula. They both do the same thing but in different ways. Each one has its pros and cons, making it difficult to choose between them. 

To help solve that problem, we created the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. The bamboo powder in this formula physically exfoliates the skin, albeit not in the same harsh way as salt or nut shells do. At the same time, the mandelic acid in this formula provides some chemical exfoliation. However, unlike the other exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acids out there, this one, which is derived from almonds, features a larger molecular size. This makes it much gentler, giving you all of the benefits of an exfoliating acid without the downside of irritation.

5) Seek Out Fast-Acting Skincare Products

Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment

Earlier, we mentioned how many skincare products require a significant amount of time before they start to work. Some may provide results after a month but, in most cases, you’ll need to wait for at least a couple of months before they help to improve complexion.

However, not all products need quite so long to produce results. Some, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment, are able to improve complexion pretty much immediately.

How? By combining a curated selection of fast-acting ingredients. This formula brings together DMAE, sodium hyaluronate, and acetyl hexapeptide-8. All of these ingredients are known for how they can produce visible changes in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, the apple and rose stem cells in this formula, along with the vitamins and plant oils, will help to smooth and tighten the look of your skin in the long run too, assuming that the product is applied regularly.

6) Give LED Light Therapy a Try

photonix-3 neck solution

LED light therapy is an extremely effective way to tackle the appearance of a variety of different skin concerns. It works by sending a certain wavelength, aka color, of LED light into the skin. Each wavelength/color penetrates the skin at a different level. This is how each wavelength is able to produce different results.

For example, if you’re trying to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, red LED is what you need. Studies show it to be highly capable of rejuvenating and renewing the look of the skin. It smooths away the visibility of wrinkles and firms up the complexion. 

On the other hand, blue LED is revered for how it soothes the feeling of inflammation. It can also de-puff the complexion and reduce the appearance of acne.

When it comes down to it, you’ll need several LED light therapy sessions before you see any big changes in your skin. However, many people start to notice a minor improvement immediately after their very first session, especially when they combine LED light therapy with the other tips that we’ve been sharing.

To speed things along, consider investing in an at-home LED device. This way, you won’t need to rely on your local med spa or dermatologist for appointments – you’ll be able to treat your skin yourself. Devices such as the Photonix-3 Neck Solution and the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand are so easy to use and will allow you to enjoy the benefits of LED light therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

7) Add a Toner to Your Skincare Routine

Cabernet Toner

If you’re trying to improve complexion fast and don’t already use a toner each day, it’s time to add one to your skincare routine. 

A toner may not look like a very powerful product, yet the right formula will not only leave your skin’s pH level feeling balanced but will also have your skin feeling more receptive to the rest of the products in your routine. As a result, your entire skincare routine could become even more effective. It will give your skin the glow you’ve been seeking for years.

How do you go about choosing a toner?

To start with, look for a formula that isn’t brimming with alcohols. These will only dry your skin out, leaving you with even more problems in the long run.

Instead, you want a formula that will do the opposite of this – in other words, hydrate your skin. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Toner is the perfect product for this. Not only is it incredibly hydrating, but it’s also packed with ingredients that will soothe and calm your complexion. The antioxidants in this formula will work to brighten your skin in the long run, while the witch hazel extract will ensure that your pores look small and barely noticeable.

When should you use a toner?

Immediately after cleansing your face. If you plan on exfoliating too, then save your toner for afterward. You don’t need to go overboard with how much you use either. Just a few drops swiped across a freshly cleansed face will be enough to significantly improve complexion.

Improve Your Complexion Quickly and Effortlessly With Vine Vera

While there are plenty of things that you can do to slowly improve complexion over time, your options are a little more limited if you’re trying to achieve results as quickly as possible. However, implement all seven of the tips that we’ve shared above and, rather than having to wait for months to see any changes in your appearance, you’ll likely start to notice your skin taking on a more radiant glow after just a few days.

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The Best of Beauty: Editor’s Picks for Must-Have Skincare Products

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Looking for a way to take your skincare routine to the next level?

At Vine Vera, that’s easy. Scroll on to check out some of the must-have skincare products from our collections over the years. Each one is capable of truly transforming your complexion!

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum

Vit C Serum

When it comes to must-have skincare products, a vitamin C serum is something that everybody would benefit from. Vitamin C is such a multitasking antioxidant and is one that’s suitable for all skin types.

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum highlights the magnificent qualities of vitamin C by bringing together two potent forms of the ingredient; tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and ascorbyl palmitate. When combined, they’ll help to improve everything from the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to the visibility of dark spots and discoloration. 

Being an antioxidant, vitamin C works best when used in conjunction with other antioxidants. This is why we’ve also included vitamins A and E in this serum, making it a true multivitamin blend.

Just like with all Vine Vera products, you’ll find resveratrol in this formula too. This powerful antioxidant has been proven to significantly prevent the appearance of aging, making it a favorite among those who are trying to achieve a smoother, brighter, and more youthful appearance.

The Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30

Cabernet moisture Cream

Another of the must-have skincare products that everyone needs in their routine is a good sunscreen. After all, it’s no secret that the sun causes so much damage to the skin. Not only can it lead to the development of skin cancers, but it’s also responsible for aging the skin. Experts estimate that up to 90% of the visible changes that occur in the skin due to aging can actually be attributed to sun damage.

To prevent this, a good sunscreen is vital, which is where the Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 comes in. 

What makes this product special is that it’s not just a broad-spectrum sunscreen – it also functions as a highly effective moisturizer. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, all of which will work together to leave your skin feeling even more protected against UV damage. 

The Resveratrol Cabernet Travel Kit

Cabernet High Potency Night Cream

Taking care of your skin while traveling can be tricky. Luggage and space restrictions often mean that people struggle to pack their full skincare routine, resulting in the skin having to deal with a few changes. Add to this the fact that your skin is also going to be exposed to a higher level of pollutants while traveling, along with the new environment at your destination, and it’s hardly surprising that so many people experience new skin concerns when on the go.

That’s why we created the Resveratrol Cabernet Travel Kit. It contains two must-have skincare products for people who are frequently on the move. 

The first is the Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Moisture Day Cream. This cream is brimming with antioxidants that will keep your skin feeling safe from environmental damage. With resveratrol, niacinamide, and vitamin E, your skin will look soft, smooth, and even after each application.

The second product in this kit is the Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Night Cream. It’s richer than our day cream, which is precisely what your skin needs overnight when it’s dealing with a higher rate of moisture loss. Thanks to the decadent ingredients in this moisturizer, you’ll wake up to a bright and supple complexion each morning.

The Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment

Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment

There are so many products out there that are designed to reduce the appearance of skin aging. However, most of them require at least a few weeks before they start to produce results.

If you aren’t quite so patient and are hoping to see some immediate improvements in your complexion, check out the Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment. 

This fast-acting formula has been created to quickly iron out the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. With sodium hyaluronate, DMAE, and acetyl hexapeptide-8, this silky solution gets to work in seconds. It’s truly excellent at smoothing and firming the look of the skin.

However, thanks to the addition of apple and rose stem cells, along with resveratrol and a blend of vitamins, this product will also help to produce a tighter and more youthful complexion in the long run too. Use it weekly for best results!

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling

vitamin c peeling

Exfoliation is something that everybody should be doing regularly. How often you do so will depend on your skin type but, whether you’re dry, oily, combination, or sensitive, exfoliation is essential for keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy.

Most exfoliants offer either chemical or physical exfoliating agents. Choosing between them can be tricky, which is why we created the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling.

What makes this exfoliant one of our must-have skincare products? It all comes down to the unique combination of bamboo powder and mandelic acid. The bamboo provides a physical exfoliation while the mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that chemically exfoliates the skin. 

Having both in a single formula results in a much more thorough exfoliation session. With that said, the green tea extract, resveratrol, and plant oils in this peel will ensure that your complexion remains dewy and hydrated with every use of this product.

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask

Pinot Noir Phyto Silk Mask

A good face mask can be a massive game-changer in any skincare routine. Most face masks are designed for specific skin types, but Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask can be used by all.

This one-of-a-kind mask boasts a no-rinse formula. Simply massage it into clean skin and it will start to liquefy, producing droplets that quickly soak into the skin. 

What’s in those droplets? A cocktail of superfruit extracts. You’ll find noni, chokeberry, bilberry, pomegranate, goji, mangosteen, and so much more in this fruity formula! Each extract is full of potent vitamins and antioxidants, all of which will give your skin a radiant glow.

The Resveratrol Tightening Neck & Chest Mask

Neck and Chest Mask

There are so many different sheet masks out there, but the majority of them have been designed for the face. That’s what makes the Resveratrol Tightening Neck & Chest Mask one of the must-have skincare products that everyone should try. 

This hydrogel mask has been made to fit around the neck and down onto the chest. With the neck and chest consisting of very thin and fragile skin, it really benefits from some extra TLC, which is just what this mask provides.

How exactly will this mask benefit your skin? 

For starters, it’s super hydrating. Most hydrogel masks are, but this one has been infused with sodium hyaluronate and glycerin to make it even more so.

It’s also filled with vitamins and minerals provided by Irish moss powder. They’ll keep your skin feeling calm and soothed, reducing the look of inflammation to keep your complexion in balance.

The Resveratrol Cabernet Toner

Cabernet Toner

Although many people don’t use a toner, the right formula is capable of enhancing how effective a skincare routine is. A good toner not only beautifully completes a cleanse, but also keeps the skin’s pH level feeling in check while offering a boost of hydration.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Toner does this well. It contains a number of noteworthy ingredients, including aloe vera leaf juice and cucumber fruit extract to hydrate the skin. These ingredients are mixed with witch hazel extract, which diminishes the look of enlarged pores, and chamomile extract to soothe the complexion. 

Apply this toner immediately after cleansing your skin and you’ll notice that your face instantly looks brighter and dewier.

The Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules

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Looking for a way to soften and revive your complexion?

If so, the Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules are another of the must-have skincare products that you should be adding to your routine. 

Encapsulated serums are incredibly potent. This is down to how each dose of the serum is individually packaged in a small capsule. This protects the serum from air and light exposure, both of which would otherwise start to slowly degrade the ingredients within the serum. As a result, each capsule is just as powerful as the last. This also helps to extend the serum’s shelf life.

When it comes to this silky serum, sodium hyaluronate is one of the star ingredients. This humectant is loved for its moisture-binding properties. They enable it to quickly plump up the look of the skin, volumizing the appearance. There are also a number of plant extracts in this formula, such as lavender, which is known for soothing the complexion, and Szechuan pepper, which lifts the look of the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

The Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand

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So far, all of the must-have skincare products that we’ve featured have been topical solutions. However, here’s something a little different for you to check out; the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand.

Just like the skin on the neck and chest, the skin around the eyes is known for being extremely delicate. In fact, this is where you’ll find the thinnest skin on your face and body, making it highly susceptible to damage. 

The Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand aims to address that with LED light therapy. This handheld device offers two modes; red and blue. The red mode can be used to tackle the appearance of aging. It’s ideal for fading the look of crow’s feet and other lines around the eyes while giving the skin a firmer and more lifted appearance.

Meanwhile, the blue mode is great for soothing and de-puffing the look of the skin. It will calm the feeling of inflammation and brighten your complexion, especially when used regularly.

Enhance Your Skincare Routine With Vine Vera’s Must-Have Skincare Products

No matter your skin type or the skin concerns you happen to be dealing with, the must-have skincare products that we’ve shared above will no doubt be able to help. Whether you’re looking to completely overhaul your skincare routine or just need to tweak it slightly to make it more effective, you won’t go wrong with any of the products that we’ve just featured!

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The Ultimate Guide to Glowing Skin: Skincare Secrets Revealed!

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Everyone wants skin that looks bright and luminescent but, sadly, there’s so much out there that can sap away your skin’s natural radiance. From UV rays and pollution to unhealthy lifestyle habits, achieving glowing skin usually requires some time, patience, and dedication.

However, that’s where Vine Vera can help. With our skincare secrets and cutting-edge skincare formulas, glowing skin could be well within reach sooner than you think… 

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Cleansing

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It goes without saying that dirty skin isn’t going to glow. Even if you may think that your skin is clean, it most likely isn’t, unless you’ve just cleansed it. After all, not only is your skin continuously producing more sebum and dead skin cells, but environmental impurities cling to the skin’s surface too.

This makes regular cleansing a must if you want glowing skin. Ideally, you should be cleansing twice a day, so use a cleanser that’s effective yet not overly harsh. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser would be perfect for this. It’s fantastic at clearing away excess sebum, dead skin cells, and other impurities. At the same time, it’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants to leave the skin looking bright and rejuvenated.

To complete your cleanse, follow up with the Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. Brimming with aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract, and resveratrol, it’ll give your skin a lit-from-within glow!

Hydration is Everything

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Have you ever wondered what makes glowing skin glow? There are a few different factors that contribute to natural radiance, with hydration being a big one.

Hydrated skin cells look plump and full. This gives them a brighter, bouncier, and glowier finish. On the other hand, dehydrated skin cells look dull and lifeless. They often feel dry, rough, and itchy.

Hydration is important for everyone, but if you believe dehydration to be the reason behind your lack of a glow, it’s time to ramp up topical hydration even more. There are different types of skincare products out there that can help you with this, but serums tend to be the best choice. Due to how lightweight they are, they’re better at penetrating the skin than thick products. This means that active ingredients are carried deeper into the skin.

One of the best hydrating ingredients to look for when shopping for a serum is hyaluronic acid. It’s a compound that’s naturally produced by the human body, meaning that the skin readily accepts it. Since it’s a humectant, hyaluronic acid is able to bind moisture to the skin, leaving it with a plump glow.

You’ll find the ingredient in a few Vine Vera serums. The Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum, for example, contains hyaluronic acid in its salt form, aka sodium hyaluronate. With smaller molecules than hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is loved for how it leaves even the deeper layers of skin feeling intensely hydrated. In this serum, it’s combined with glycerin, seaweed extract, and hydrolyzed elastin, all of which also boast humectant effects.

Protect Your Skin From the Dulling Effects of the Sun

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If you want glowing skin, protecting your skin from the dulling effects of the sun is vital. Sure, in small doses, the sun can sometimes have the skin looking more radiant. However, allow all of that sun exposure to build up and it won’t be long before you’re sporting a dull, rough, and sallow complexion.

Why is this? Because not only does the sun dehydrate skin cells, but it also degrades the skin’s protein fibers. This means that everything from skin structure to elasticity to smoothness is affected, harming the appearance in multiple ways. 

So, to bring out your skin’s natural glow, you’ll need to keep sun damage at bay. One of the best ways to do this is with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Either opt for a dedicated sunscreen that you apply to your skin after moisturizing or go with a two-in-one formula, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. It will keep your skin safe from UV damage while also giving your skin all of the vitamins and antioxidants that it needs to look clear, bright, and radiant. Even better, you won’t need to use a separate moisturizer before applying it, saving you an extra step in your skincare routine.

Turn to Ingredients That Brighten the Complexion

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Certain skincare ingredients are famed for how they brighten the complexion. Whether this is down to how they even out the look of discoloration, lighten the appearance of dark spots, or give skin cells a brighter finish, these are the ingredients that you should be adding to your routine if you want glowing skin.

Which are the best complexion-brightening ingredients out there?

Vitamin C is one. Research shows that it has a de-pigmenting effect on the complexion, meaning that it will fade the visibility of dark spots and discoloration. In fact, vitamin C is such a superstar that we’ve dedicated a serum to it; the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum. With two forms of vitamin C on offer, this serum provides a double dose of the antioxidant’s benefits.

Licorice root extract is another ingredient that has similar effects. Loved by people seeking a natural ingredient to fight the appearance of hyperpigmentation, this botanical lightens the look of dark spots, which makes the skin look brighter and more even. You can give it a try for yourself with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk. It’s a silky serum that also contains sodium hyaluronate, peptides, caffeine, and green tea extract.

A Weekly Exfoliant Will Remove Built-up Impurities

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Even if you cleanse twice a day, this isn’t going to be enough on its own to give you glowing skin. After all, cleansing only cleans the surface of the skin. You need something a little more powerful to thoroughly clear out your pores so that your skin can truly glow.

This is where exfoliation becomes extremely useful. Not only will it ensure that your pores are free of any blockages, but it will also even out the feel of your skin’s texture while smoothing away the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

That said, using an overly harsh exfoliant will only leave your skin looking irritated and inflamed. Go with a gentle formula instead, like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. With mandelic acid to chemically remove dead skin cells and bamboo powder to provide some physical exfoliation, this product will quickly and effectively brighten your complexion, leaving you looking luminescent.

The Right Face Mask Can Give You an Instant Glow

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Exfoliating your skin is a great way to instigate an instant glow, but you can enhance this even further by following your exfoliant up with a face mask. 

Face masks are great for tackling specific visible skin concerns. Since glowing skin is your aim, look for hydrating face masks that have been designed to brighten and rejuvenate the complexion. 

One mask that’s amazing for dry skin is the Vine Vera Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. It’s a leave-on mask, meaning that it provides a long-lasting dose of moisture. This is a godsend for dry or dehydrated skin, which needs a consistent stream of moisture in order for skin cells to feel replenished.

On the other hand, if your skin has been feeling oily or congested, consider a clay or magnetic mask instead. Clay masks, such as the Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask, are great for absorbing excess oil and impurities. They’ll help to mattify your complexion while giving it an inner glow. Magnetic masks, such as the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask, have a similar effect, although they tend to be more hydrating than clay masks.

Be Consistent With Moisturizing

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We mentioned earlier how important it is to keep your skin hydrated if you want it to glow. However, applying one or two hydrating serums will often not be enough to accomplish this goal. Instead, you’ll need to also add a good moisturizer to your skincare routine. Apply this to your skin after using your hydrating serums and you’ll be able to lock all of that extra moisture in, which will give your skin a gorgeous radiance.

Ideally, look for a moisturizer that can also help to brighten your complexion. As discussed, vitamin C is great for this. So, in addition to using a vitamin C serum, give your skin even more of this antioxidant by opting for a vitamin C moisturizer too, just like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer. It combines vitamin C with vitamins A and E, which intensify the effects of the antioxidant, bringing you even better results.

Develop Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Although it’s important to have a good skincare routine, this on its own won’t be enough to give you glowing skin. Instead, your skincare routine needs to be paired with healthy lifestyle choices.

For example, your diet plays a significant role in your appearance. Fill your plates with plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Eat a rainbow of fresh produce – every different color out there signifies a different range of antioxidants. Whole grains and lean proteins are crucial too, while nuts, seeds, and healthy oils will give your skin the fatty acids that it needs to look supple and bouncy.

At the same time, you should also be drinking plenty of water. Hydrating serums are great for keeping the external layers of your skin hydrated, but they aren’t able to reach your deepest skin cells. Only the water that you drink can hydrate this layer, making it vital to keep your body quenched.

Make sure that you’re prioritizing beauty sleep too. Your skin heals and regenerates while you sleep. This is why sleep deprivation quickly affects the appearance. If you struggle to fall asleep at night, try winding up your day with a quick workout. Not only will this help to tire you out, but exercising will boost your circulation, which will leave your skin looking bright and rosy.

Achieve Glowing Skin With Vine Vera

For a lucky few, glowing skin comes naturally, without much effort required. However, for everyone else, that radiant glow takes time and dedication, although you’ll achieve the complexion of your dreams much faster than expected if you follow the skincare advice shared above!

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Skincare Secrets From Around the World: Global Beauty Rituals

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Every country around the world has its own unique beauty rituals. Some may have died down over the generations but others are still go-to’s in the modern-day world, purely because of how truly effective they are.

If you’re looking to add a new twist to your skincare routine, here are some of Vine Vera’s favorite global beauty rituals to take inspiration from.

Brazil: It’s All About the Acai Berries 

Pinot Noir Phyto Silk Mask

Although the acai berry can be found growing in a few different South American countries, it’s abundant in Brazil. Often referred to as the Brazilian beauty berry, this superfruit is not just a staple ingredient in the country’s cuisine but is also revered when it comes to skincare.

Acai berries are a fantastic natural source of vitamins A and C. Both help to keep the complexion smooth, bright, and youthful. The superfruit is also loaded with omega fatty acids, which moisturize the skin to keep it feeling supple. 

If that weren’t enough, studies also show that acai berry can help to mitigate the appearance of oxidation-induced damage in the skin. This is why it’s such a superstar at preventing and reducing the visible signs of skin aging.

In Brazil, fresh acai berries are often applied directly to the skin. They’re sometimes softened in water first so that they’re easier to spread. However, let’s face it, that can get a little messy. Not to mention, fresh acai berries may be difficult to get your hands on, depending on where in the world you live.

An alternative would be to look for a skincare product that makes use of acai berry extract, like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. Acai isn’t the only superberry that features in this formula. This mask also contains extracts from goji, pomegranate, chokeberry, noni, bilberry, and more! As you can imagine, it’s a mask that has an incredible antioxidant content. This makes it capable of giving the skin a gorgeous glow.

Korea: Double Cleansing Will Give You a Dewy Complexion

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Korea is famous for its beauty rituals. Over the years, many have made their way around the world, with the country cementing its reputation for being a leader when it comes to beauty innovation.

At Vine Vera, one of our favorite Korean beauty rituals is the double cleanse. It came about because of the Korean focus on preparing the skin. The better cleansed and prepped the skin is, the more benefits it will soak up from a skincare routine. With many Korean skincare routines consisting of at least ten steps, it’s easy to see why properly prepping the skin is so important.

That said, even if your skincare routine only involves a handful of steps, double cleansing can still be beneficial. It ensures that your skin is thoroughly cleansed. It usually does a much better job at this than a single cleanse.

How does double cleansing work?

It begins with an oil-based cleanser. Oils are great for tackling oily particles on the skin, meaning excess sebum and other oil-based impurities. Once this has been rinsed off, a water-based cleanser, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser, is applied. This will clear away dirt, along with any impurities that the oil-based cleanser wasn’t able to shift.

Double cleansing is a technique that’s suitable for all skin types. This makes it well worth trying if you have a couple of extra minutes to devote to your skincare routine.

West Africa: Soften and Soothe With a Shea Butter Massage

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Shea butter is a fat that’s obtained from the nuts of the shea tree, which grows throughout West Africa. In this part of the world, shea butter is considered to be a very multi-purpose ingredient. Not only is it used as a cooking oil, but it also acts as an ingredient in its own right in many local dishes. On top of that, it forms the basis of many native beauty rituals too.

Africans have been using shea butter on their skin for centuries. It’s revered for its moisturizing properties, which are down to its high fatty acid content. Compared to other vegetable oils, shea butter boasts a much larger number of fatty acid constituents. This is how it’s able to soften and soothe the skin so effectively.

In its pure form, shea butter has quite a thick consistency. It’s also naturally oily in texture. This can be a godsend for those with severely dry skin. However, for others, it can feel a little too greasy, especially when used on the face.

One way to get around this is to look for skincare products that have combined shea butter with lighter ingredients. This way, you’ll still be benefiting from the fatty acid content that shea butter is famous for but won’t have to deal with the shine or breakouts that it could cause.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Day Cream is one product to consider. In addition to shea butter, it also contains lightweight humectants, like betaine, along with niacinamide to even out the look of the skin, plus resveratrol to provide an antioxidant boost. 

You can treat your body to shea butter too with our Intensive Shea Body Butter. It melts into the skin quickly, leaving it feeling touchably soft!

Northern California: Mud Baths Exfoliate and Moisturize the Skin 

Shiraz Mask

People have been using mud baths for centuries all over the world. However, they’ve always been particularly popular in Northern California. The volcanic nature of Napa Valley caused hot springs to appear around the region, with these being full of volcanic mud. Renowned for their therapeutic properties, people would flock to these hot springs from all around the country to try to soak away their aches, pains, and beauty concerns.

Today, mud baths continue to be one of Napa Valley’s biggest beauty rituals. However, if you’re not able to hop on a plane to California anytime soon, consider pampering your skin with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Mask instead. 

This formula features silt, a primary component of mud. It’s rich in a number of different salts and minerals, including potassium, calcium, and sodium. It also contains a very small percentage of clay, making it feel incredibly detoxifying too. 

Our face mask enhances this even further with the addition of bentonite and kaolin. These two clays will help to pull excess oil and impurities away from your skin, purifying your complexion. To ensure that this mask doesn’t dry the skin out too much, it’s also packed with hydrating and moisturizing compounds, including seaweed extract, aloe vera leaf extract, soluble collagen, and vitamin E.

India: Coconut Oil Can Be Used For Just About Everything!

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Coconut oil has been through quite a resurgence in recent years. It’s nothing new – it was first cultivated in India over 4000 years ago. However, it has been in the limelight a fair bit lately. It is now used all over the world for everything from food to hair care to skincare. 

However, is coconut oil really as great as it’s hyped up to be? Why has everyone been raving about it so much?

Well, Indians have been using it for centuries with fantastic results. Science confirms its efficacy – it helps to keep the skin feeling protected against damage while also soothing the appearance of inflammation. 

Just like shea butter, coconut oil is powered by fatty acids, making it a fantastic moisturizer. However, it can also be used to purify the complexion too, which the Vine Vera Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask highlights. 

This face mask combines coconut oil with a blend of other plant oils. With Marula oil, baobab seed oil, hemp seed oil, and sunflower seed oil backing up the coconut oil in this formula, it’s an incredibly moisturizing product. 

With that said, you won’t need to worry about all of these oils weighing your skin down. When you lift the mask off your skin, the heaviest components of the oils will come away with it. It leaves the skin looking dewy rather than greasy!

Scandinavia: The Heat From a Sauna Leaves the Skin Feeling Rejuvenated

Chianti Thermic Mask

Saunas are synonymous with Scandinavia. They’re one of the most traditional beauty rituals from this region, although they’re also revered for how they can boost a person’s health as well.

The main skin benefits that come from a sauna session include increased circulation and pores that feel relaxed. This leaves the pore openings feeling more flexible, allowing them to release any toxins and impurities that may be lurking within. This gives the skin a brighter and more rejuvenated appearance.

While you may be able to visit the sauna at your local gym or health spa, you can bring this experience to your own home with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask. This face mask gently heats up as it’s massaged into the skin, providing that relaxing, sauna-like effect. This enables it to purify the complexion, giving it a radiant, post-sauna glow!

Japan: Seaweed Should Be Both Eaten and Applied to the Skin

Seaweed is a huge part of the Japanese diet, so it only makes sense for the ingredient to cross over into the country’s beauty rituals too. After all, seaweed is an extremely nutrient-dense ingredient. This is something that the skin can benefit from in many ways.

For starters, seaweed is extremely hydrating. It has humectant properties, enabling it to bind moisture to the skin. This gives the skin a fuller and plumper finish.

Seaweed is also brimming with numerous vitamins, including A, C, and K. It’s packed with fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and many other bioactive compounds too. Add it to your beauty routine and you’ll soon notice that it helps your complexion in multiple ways!

How should you add seaweed to your skincare routine?

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk is the ideal way. Infused with algae extract, this lightweight moisturizer packs a long list of antioxidant-rich botanicals. From chamomile to licorice root to green tea, it’s a cream that will immediately plump and brighten your complexion.

Which Beauty Rituals Will You Be Trying?

Whether it’s double cleansing every evening or applying seaweed-infused skincare products to your skin, all of the beauty rituals featured above definitely have their merit. Give a few of them a try and you’ll soon understand why all of these traditions have only become more popular over time!

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The Power of Natural Ingredients in Skincare: Harnessing the Benefits

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Natural skincare ingredients have been soaring in popularity lately. People are now rightly paying more attention to the compounds that they’re putting onto their skin, veering away from synthetic chemicals in favor of ingredients that have been derived from the natural world.

At Vine Vera, we’re all about harnessing the power and benefits that natural skincare ingredients have to offer. Whether you’re hoping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fade the visibility of dark spots, or give your skin a moisture boost, here are some of the most potent natural ingredients to try:


Let’s begin with resveratrol – our signature ingredient at Vine Vera. It’s a powerful polyphenol that’s naturally produced by more than 70 different plants, including grapes, blueberries, and plums. 

Resveratrol is an ingredient that has been subjected to a fair bit of scientific scrutiny. However, the results have always been impressive. Research shows that not only is resveratrol capable of significantly reducing the appearance of skin aging, but it also brightens the look of the skin and soothes the feeling of inflammation. Even better, it leaves skin cells feeling protected against environmental damage, therefore preventing more visible signs of aging from appearing.

Resveratrol is an ingredient that just about everyone would benefit from. This is why we’ve included it in every single Vine Vera product. Whether you’re shopping for a face cream, a body scrub, or anything else, go for a Vine Vera formula and you’ll be treating your skin to resveratrol too.

Aloe Vera

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You’re probably already familiar with some of the benefits that aloe vera has to offer. It’s a go-to ingredient for dealing with sunburns because of how effectively it soothes the look and feel of inflammation. It feels incredibly calming and rejuvenating on the skin, and this is down to how it’s loaded with over 75 bioactive compounds, each one able to boost the complexion in its own way.

Aloe vera is another ingredient that you’ll find in several Vine Vera products. However, if you want to maximize its complexion-soothing abilities in the face of UV rays, turn your attention to the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. 

Not only will this aloe vera-infused moisturizer protect your skin from the sun, but it will also soothe, soften, and hydrate your complexion. It’s rich in antioxidants too. As a result, this formula is also capable of diminishing the appearance of any existing sun damage on your face.

Green Tea Extract

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Some natural skincare ingredients have earned themselves cult status over the years, with green tea extract being one of them. While all botanical ingredients contain antioxidants, green tea is thought to be superior because of its EGCG content. EGCG is a catechin that’s abundant in green tea. It’s a superstar at repairing the appearance of many forms of skin damage.

This makes green tea extract the perfect ingredient to use in your evening skincare routine. Its powerful antioxidants will help to counter the visibility of any damage that your skin has experienced over the course of the day. It will quickly restore a healthy-looking complexion while you sleep.

That’s why you’ll find the ingredient in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. This moisturizer also boasts aloe vera extract to keep the skin feeling soothed while you snooze, plus vitamin A and B3 to rebalance the look of your skin tone, so that you wake up with a brighter and more radiant appearance.

Apple Stem Cells

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We’ve already featured a few ingredients that can help to reduce the visible effects of sun damage, but here’s another one; apple stem cells. 

Although not quite as well-known as green tea or aloe vera, this botanical has been proven to help reduce the appearance of UVB damage. UVB rays target the outermost layers of the skin, causing dark spots, sunburns, and blistering. By adding apple stem cells to your skincare routine, you’ll be able to keep the appearance of all those issues at bay. This ingredient will ensure that your skin always looks clear, balanced, and bright.

How can you add this ingredient to your skincare routine? With the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe. This highly concentrated solution comes with a specialized applicator that enables you to easily target specific areas of your face that are displaying visible signs of damage. With a combination of apple stem cells, rose stem cells, sodium hyaluronate, peptides, and resveratrol, this powerful product boasts some of the best skincare ingredients around for reducing the visibility of skin damage and aging.

Licorice Root Extract

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It doesn’t take much for the skin to end up looking discolored and uneven. Everything from sun damage to aging to acne can cause dark marks and shadows to appear on the skin. While many people turn to chemicals to help them lighten the look of this discoloration, there are several natural skincare ingredients that can help too, without any of the side effects that chemical lighteners can trigger.

Licorice root extract is the perfect example. Studies show that it’s a fantastic ingredient for lightening the look of hyperpigmentation and shadows. It leaves the skin looking better balanced and more even, therefore giving it a brighter finish too.

Since many people experience discoloration in the eye area, we’ve formulated our Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Eye Serum with licorice root extract. It also contains a number of other natural skincare ingredients that help to brighten and de-puff the complexion, including sage, comfrey, and golden seal root.

Shea Butter

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Struggling with dry skin? There are plenty of plant butters and oils out there that can help with this, with shea butter being one. Obtained from the nuts of the shea tree, shea butter is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. It provides the skin with a dose of moisture while also sealing off the skin’s surface. This prevents that newfound moisture from evaporating, keeping the complexion soft, supple, and hydrated for hours.

Due to these properties, shea butter works beautifully in moisturizers. That’s why we’ve added it to our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer. While shea butter soothes and softens the feel of the skin, vitamins A, C, and E work to brighten and rejuvenate the complexion. Along with a variety of other antioxidants, these skincare ingredients not only hydrate and moisturize the skin but will also assist in reducing the appearance of skin aging and damage.


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If you’re a coffee drinker, then you’ll be all too familiar with how caffeine is so effective at perking a person up. This is why so many people find it difficult to kickstart their day without their morning cup of coffee!

Well, when it comes to your complexion, caffeine has a similar effect. It leaves the skin feeling stimulated, perking up the appearance to leave it looking revived. It’s a great ingredient for lifting and tightening the look of the skin, which is why you’ll find it in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift.

This moisturizer focuses on boosting the look of elasticity in the skin. With the assistance of caffeine, DMAE, squalane, and vitamins, it’s a formula that will leave your skin looking firmer, tighter, and younger. 

Cucumber Fruit Extract

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We’ve already mentioned how some natural skincare ingredients, such as aloe vera, are great at soothing the feeling of inflamed skin. Well, other ingredients do this too, with cucumber fruit extract being a top contender. 

If you’ve ever placed cucumber slices over your eyes, then you’ll already know how calming and restoring this ingredient can feel. In extract form, this is enhanced even further. Cucumber fruit extract can effectively soothe the look of puffiness, redness, and irritation. At the same time, it also hydrates the skin, making it quite the multitasker!

These complexion-soothing properties make it the perfect ingredient to have in a toner, just like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. This formula combines a few different natural skincare ingredients that each calm the complexion. From cucumber fruit extract to chamomile extract to aloe vera extract, it’s easy to see how this toner is so good at eliminating any post-cleansing irritation that the skin may be experiencing.

Witch Hazel Extract

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If you have acne-prone skin, then witch hazel extract may already be a big part of your skincare routine. If it’s not, you’re missing out. This is a botanical that can really help anyone that’s struggling with an excessively oily complexion.

How does it work? To start with, witch hazel is great at reducing the feeling of inflammation in the skin. As you probably know, inflammation triggers acne breakouts. This makes witch hazel a great ingredient for preventing the appearance of acne in the first place.

Many people with oily skin also suffer from enlarged pores. Witch hazel can help with that too. It tightens the visibility of pore openings, making the pores look far less noticeable. 

To add witch hazel extract to your skincare routine, check out the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. In addition to witch hazel, it contains a few other natural skincare ingredients that can help with the feeling of oily skin and acne, including licorice root extract, vitamin C, kojic acid, and seaweed extract.


thermic mask

Last but not least, let’s talk about kaolin. It’s a clay that’s extremely effective at drawing impurities and excess oil away from the skin. Although primarily loved by people with oily, congested skin, kaolin works well on all skin types. It leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed and detoxified, which is something that everybody would benefit from!

Kaolin works best when used as a face mask, with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask being a great example. This unique mask gently heats up as it’s applied to the skin, which intensifies the detoxifying feeling that the mask provides. With a combination of lemon peel extract, vitamin C, and coffee seed extract, this mask always leaves the skin looking refreshed, restored, and radiant.

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Natural skincare ingredients hold so much promise. No matter your skin type or the skin concerns you’re struggling with, you can be sure that there are several natural ingredients out there that can give your skin exactly what it needs to feel restored once again. Work your way through the ingredients featured above by adding each one to your skincare routine and you’ll soon have a whole new appreciation for the immense power that each botanical offers.

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