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Skin Care for Spring: 6 Top Tips

Woman using skin care for spring

It’s that time of the year when we finally get to keep our gloves and trench coats again, leaving them in the drawers until the end of the year for another cold and harsh winter. For now, it’s springtime again, and the flowers, birds, and sunshine we’ve missed the past few months are out once more for everyone to enjoy.

You might be thinking, now that winter is finally gone, there’s no more stressing over dry, dull skin that seems impossible to moisturize during the chilly months. Well, we hate to break it to you, but you’ll still have a lot on your plate when it comes to caring for your skin during the transition to spring.

Although the weather is finally a bit nicer now, it doesn’t mean it gets easier for your skincare routine. There’s still a lot to be done, especially as your skin adjusts to the sudden change in temperature and humidity. Skin care for spring is no joke.

To help out, we at Vine Vera have rounded up some of our top tips for skin care for spring.

What Happens to Your Skin During Spring?

Woman with good skin

Many things change when the season turns from winter to spring. You’ll start to trade in your usual hot cocoa for an iced latte, and dark, vampy lipstick will start taking a backseat while you abuse your favorite pink lip gloss.

But one of the biggest changes in your everyday life will be your skin care for spring. Like your clothing choices and makeup palettes, your skincare routine will have to adjust and adapt to the changes that come with spring.

Whereas the winter air was extremely cold and dry, there’s a lot more humidity in the springtime. That means you won’t have to stress out about constant dehydration in your skin as you did in the chilly months. This calls for a different kind of product line-up than you’ve been using for the past three months.

Springtime also means you’ll be likely to go out with friends and family more often now than in the dead of winter. This calls for extra protection from pollution, UV rays, and allergies, lest your skin gets irritated by pollen or too much sunshine while you’re outdoors.

How Vine Vera Can Help You Smoothly Transition into the New Season

Vine Vera’s skincare collection will be an excellent addition to your skin care for spring thanks to its key ingredient: resveratrol. This antioxidant comes from the skin of grapes, bringing you closer to nature as you help improve the look of skin dullness and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Our innovative and intriguing wine-inspired skincare products are also excellent for moisturizing the skin (yes, you still 100% need to moisturize even if it’s not winter anymore). This leaves your skin feeling soft and looking glowy and healthy. And dewy skin is perfect for spring!

Vine Vera formulas are combined with other natural ingredients to make your skin look even better. These include chamomile, seaweed extracts, green tea, glycerin, collagen, vitamin C, aloe vera, and more – all favorites among skincare lovers.

Not sure what products to switch to for the new season, or how to handle skin concerns specific to spring? Here are six of Vine Vera’s top tips for skin care for spring:

1. Switch From Thick Creams to Weightless Moisturizers

Vine Vera serum

It made sense to use thick, ultra-moisturizing creams during the winter. The air then was extremely dry and probably sucked out the hydration from your skin. Moisturizing as intensely as possible was the only way to make it feel soft and conditioned again.

But you can’t just continue using those uber-rich creams as we move into spring. The days are going to start feeling way warmer and more humid, so using the thickest moisturizers you have won’t be necessary anymore.

So, the golden rule for skin care for spring is to use a light, breathable, fast-absorbing moisturizer. You’ll be sweating more during the spring, and you don’t want that to cause issues with pore-clogging when combined with a thick cream. Using a cream that’s too rich can also make your face look extremely greasy in the spring.

One thing you can do to hydrate your skin without getting that heavy, greasy feeling is to layer your skincare steps. Instead of slathering on one thick, oil-rich cream, use two or more layers of thin, moisturizing products — like starting with a serum first, followed by a weightless moisturizer.

Try treating your skin to the Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. This serum contains sodium hyaluronate and resveratrol to alleviate the feeling of dryness in the skin, making your complexion feel softer and look more radiant. It also has vitamin C and peptides to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Then, follow up with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer, a weightless and fast-absorbing cream that still keeps your skin feeling supple and smooth. Thanks to vitamins C and B5, it helps get rid of the look of skin dryness, leaving you looking nice and glowy.

2. Exfoliate Your Skin to Buff Away Dead Cells Left Over from the Winter

Facial peeling

The biggest skin concern during the winter is dry skin. And with dry skin comes a dull and flaky complexion. This is due to the horrible combination of extremely cold weather and dead skin building up on our skin over time. The solution? Exfoliating once a week.

Exfoliation is the method of buffing away dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Not only does this make your complexion look brighter and more radiant, but it also helps clean the skin thoroughly by getting rid of all stubborn dirt and debris.

People generally tend to avoid exfoliating during the winter because it can cause even more dryness in the skin. But now that the weather isn’t so harsh, exfoliating peels should become a regular part of your skin care for spring.

You can exfoliate your skin using any type of scrub, like a damp washcloth or even a homemade sugar scrub. But to avoid harming your skin with an overly abrasive exfoliator, an expertly formulated peel is ideal. One of our favorites is the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling.

This cleansing exfoliating peel is terrific not just for washing makeup off your face, but for reducing the flaky appearance that might have been left over from winter. It also makes the skin look smoother, thanks to vitamin C, vitamin A, and resveratrol.

Because exfoliation can be drying on the skin, you should always follow up with a moisturizer right after using this peel. Be sure to use it only once a week so as not to over-exfoliate and irritate your skin.

3. Relieve Dry, Itchy Eyes That Come From Spring Allergies

Cabernet High Potency Contour Eye Firming with background

If you have sensitive skin and are prone to getting allergies, springtime can be stressful for you. Aside from struggling with sneezing and blowing your nose all day, spring allergies can cause itchy skin, especially around the eyes.

When your eyes get red and puffy because of allergies, they can get really uncomfortable. Sometimes, they’ll look so red and flaky that you’ll require medication from your doctor to help restore a calmer appearance. But most of the time, moisturizing your under-eyes properly will be more than enough.

We love the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Contour Eye Firming for this. It’s formulated with vitamin A and coconut extracts to moisturize undereye skin and relieve it from the dry and itchy feeling brought about by allergies.

And since it has caffeine, it also helps reduce the appearance of dark, puffy circles to make your under-eyes look brighter and more alive.

4. Don’t Skip the SPF Now That You’ll Be Going Out More Often

Vine Vera SPF cream

Now that you won’t be freezing to death every time you head out the door, you’ll likely make more plans to go out with friends or work at a café. And now that winter is over, the sun is going to shine a lot brighter than it used to.

While it’s important to wear sunscreen throughout the year, it’s even more crucial never to forget it when you’re spending more time outdoors. You’ll be more exposed to the sun and its harmful UV rays, which are known to speed up the development of wrinkles and age spots.

Give your skin extra protection while you’re outside with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30.

This cream contains many skin-loving ingredients, such as vitamins A and E, green tea, and resveratrol. Together, they work to smoothen the look of the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots on your skin. And with the SPF component, it protects your skin from elements that can harm it.

5. Alleviate Dry Skin with a Thick, Luscious Night Cream

Cabernet Night Cream

Just because it’s springtime now doesn’t mean your skin will suddenly go from dry to normal again. It’s still adjusting to the new season, which means it can remain dehydrated like it was when it was colder. Moisturizers can help reduce this dryness and flaking, and even prevent it from coming back.

On nights when your skin feels extra parched and rough, treat it to a luscious mask and cream. The Pinot Noir Anti-Aging Luminating Face & Eye Mask is an awesome way to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.

It contains glycerin, resveratrol, wine extract, and collagen, which can lessen the appearance of fine lines while moisturizing the skin thoroughly.

Then, cap it off with a rich and luscious night cream, like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. It’s a luxurious moisturizer that can alleviate skin dryness right away.

Like the mask above, it’s an excellent cream for reducing the appearance of skin aging, from dark spots to fine lines. It’s also super rich and creamy, so it’s great for making your skin softer and more glowy. Don’t forget to spread it along your neck and decolletage to make the most out of its intense moisture!

6. Spring Cleaning Time! Toss Out Your Old Products

Aside from wearing sundresses and frolicking in the garden, this season is also the time for spring cleaning. And while skincare products will drastically improve your complexion’s appearance and overall feel during the transition to spring, cleaning out your skincare shelf will do wonders for it too.

This spring, check for products that have expired since the last time you used them and toss them out. Use this time to clean out makeup brushes as well — you don’t want dirt and dust building up on your skin and breaking you out later on.

When you’ve cleaned out your collection of anything that might just harm your skin, you can focus on the tips above and start shopping for spring-friendly skincare products.

Still not sure what to get? Try looking through our bestsellers for the most popular options that tons of Vine Vera’s loyal buyers can vouch for!

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A new season means new clothes, new makeup techniques, and new plans to finally go out with friends again after the harsh winter forced us to stay cooped up indoors by the fireplace. But you can’t forget about skin care for spring as well — another aspect of the season that calls for new things.

There are basic things you need to change about your skin care for spring, like focusing more on lightweight hydration and exfoliating treatments.

Then there are the additional steps you might want to undertake to keep your skin feeling happier and healthier, like tossing expired products and soothing the look of flaky, irritated under-eyes with the right products.

Just take our tips above to heart, and you’ll be set with an awesome arsenal of products for skin care for spring. Not only will you be able to enjoy flowers blooming and the gorgeous sunshine that’s finally out to play again, but your skin will look soft, moisturized, and radiant all spring!

Want to treat your skin to some exquisite new skincare? Check out Vine Vera’s full range here.

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Resveratrol Skin Care: Benefits & Best Products

Resveratrol skin care

There is no shortage of options in the world of skincare. With thousands of products being released each year, picking and choosing the ones worthy of a spot in your routine can prove to be a challenge. However, beyond the Instagram-worthy branding and celebrity advertisements, skin care products are only as good as the ingredients they contain.

Here at Vine Vera, effective ingredients are central to our product lines. However, at the core of every Vine Vera skin care innovation is one key ingredient: resveratrol. Here, we break down the benefits of resveratrol skin care, as well as some of our best resveratrol-infused products.

What is Resveratrol?

Red grapes

Even if this is the first you’ve heard of resveratrol, chances are you’ve already had some exposure to the ingredient. Found in the skin of grapes and berries, resveratrol has been gaining popularity as a skincare ingredient due to its various benefits.

But before we get into resveratrol’s full list of benefits, let us first break down the complexities of the ingredient.

Resveratrol is a plant compound that is available in a variety of forms, from skin serums to supplementary powders. Because it is found in fruits, nuts, and even in your regular glass of red wine, resveratrol can technically be ingested via these foods. However, rather than chugging your way through several bottles of Merlot at a time, topically applying wine-inspired resveratrol skin care is a much more efficient way of reaping its benefits. 

Benefits of Resveratrol Skin Care

At Vine Vera, resveratrol is central to our formulations. The reason why lies in the ingredient’s extensive list of beneficial properties.

The benefits of resveratrol skin care include:

Alleviating the Feeling of Dryness and Dehydration

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Dryness and dehydration are both common skin concerns, each with its fair share of symptoms. However, despite being two completely different issues, these terms are often used interchangeably. 

Here’s the difference:

Dryness pertains to a skin type that experiences a lack of moisture or oil. Those who have this skin type do not produce enough sebum, often resulting in the following:

  • Flaking
  • Redness
  • Itching or irritation 
  • Uneven skin texture

Dehydration, on the other hand, is a skin condition that results from a lack of water. Telltale signs of skin dehydration include:

  • Dullness
  • Sagging or sinking skin 
  • Early-onset of the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles

While dryness and dehydration are two separate matters, resveratrol can help address some of the visible symptoms that come with both. As proven by a study conducted in 2012, resveratrol skin care helps alleviate the feeling of dryness by moisturizing and softening the feel of the skin. This results in a brighter and healthier-looking complexion. 

Smoothing the Feel of Skin Texture

A common skin concern, an uneven-feeling texture can be caused by a variety of triggers including skin cell build-up, sun damage, external stressors, or even a poor diet. Genetics and excessively harsh products can also contribute to an uneven skin texture. Regardless of skin type or age, this is a skin concern that many are susceptible to.

However, the same study from 2012 reveals that resveratrol can smooth the look and feel of the skin. This not only makes the skin feel more supple to the touch but gives off a visibly refreshed look. 

Contributing to Radiant-Looking Skin

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Radiance is the blanket term for plump, youthful, and healthy-looking skin. It is often attributed to that bright, lit-from-within glow that comes from skin that is well cared for.

As a multitasking ingredient that moisturizes, revitalizes and refreshes the feel of the skin, consistent use of resveratrol skin care can help contribute to the appearance of overall radiance. 

Minimizing the Appearance of Aging

Let us set the record straight: aging is an inevitable process. Aging will show through one way or another, and unlike we are often taught, there is no need to fear the passing of time. However, there are a few ways to prevent the visible signs of aging from manifesting earlier than expected. Using resveratrol skin care is one such method.

Because of its unique composition, resveratrol can make the skin look firmer and more toned, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. It also alleviates the appearance of puffiness and dullness, both of which are common signs of skin aging.

The Best Resveratrol Skin Care Products

Resveratrol skin care can be a game-changer, but like any new addition to your regimen, it can be a little daunting to bite the bullet. If you aren’t sure where to start with your resveratrol skin care journey, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Vine Vera, resveratrol is the common thread that binds our skin care products together. With a variety of formulations across several collections, we have resveratrol skin care products for every skin type and skin concern.

Below, discover a complete resveratrol skin care routine featuring some of Vine Vera’s best sellers:

Cleanser: Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser

Cabernet Mousse Cleanser

The importance of cleanser formulations is a rather hotly debated topic in the world of skin care. After all, cleansers do not stay on the face throughout the day or overnight like other skin care steps do. Oftentimes, cleansers are used for only a minute or two, only to be washed clean off the face.

Why, then, should a cleanser’s ingredients matter? And how does resveratrol fit into the picture?

Those who reside on the extremes of the skin spectrum would know. For instance, those with extremely oily skin would know that without a good cleanser, their skin may not feel thoroughly refreshed after rinsing. Those with dry skin may also have experiences with cleansers that have left their skin feeling tight or uncomfortable. This is a sign of an overly harsh cleanser stripping the skin of its necessary oils.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser is a great in-between for all skin types. Richer than gel and foam cleansers, the mousse-like consistency contributes to how soft and supple the skin feels. Despite being more substantial than other cleanser formulas, the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser feels lightweight, leaving the skin looking rejuvenated post-cleanse.

Kick-off your morning and evening skin care routines with the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser. Effectively remove dirt, debris, and makeup by massaging a small amount of product onto damp skin. Work the product into a rich lather and rinse off with cool water.

Toner: Resveratrol Cabernet Toner

Cleanser and other holiday party skin care products

While a good cleanser can lessen the chances of that tight, uncomfortable feeling that can follow cleansing, following up with toner is just as important. Once upon a time, toners were alcohol-infused solutions that were used to dry out pimples and prevent breakouts. Today, toners no longer aggravate dryness or cause stinging sensations. Instead, most toners rebalance the look of the skin after cleansing, making it feel cool and refreshed.

Here at Vine Vera, our pick for your resveratrol skin care routine is the best-selling Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. Hitting two birds with one stone, this toner picks up any remaining dirt from the skin while simultaneously combatting the look and feel of dull tone and rough texture. Besides resveratrol, this toner contains moisturizing cucumber fruit extract and aloe vera leaf juice, both of which have been used throughout history for the skin.

Finish off your cleansing step with the Resveratrol Cabernet Toner. Dispense a few drops of the toner onto a cotton pad or your hands. Pat the toner into the skin until absorbed.

Exfoliator: Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling

Facial peeling

There are a variety of exfoliators out in the market today. Some of them are physical exfoliators, which contain potentially harsh particles that are manually rubbed against the skin. Today, chemical exfoliants are much more popular. Rather than potentially abrasive ingredients, these products contain a blend of acids that help remove the top layer of the skin without too much mechanical stress.

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling is one example of a chemical exfoliant. A lightweight peeling solution, this product sloughs off the outermost layer of dead skin to reveal a more radiant-looking complexion.

This product also contains a blend of resveratrol and vitamin C, which are regarded as something of a power couple in the skincare industry. While both of these ingredients can make the skin appear brighter and minimize the appearance of the signs of aging, they are even more powerful together. 

To exfoliate with the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling, use a skin care spatula to pick up a quarter-sized amount of product onto your palm. Massage it into the face in circular motions, taking care to avoid the eye area. Rinse off with cool water. Repeat up to twice a week.

Serum: Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

Vine Vera serum

A powerful multitasking step, the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum from Vine Vera smooths and relieves the feeling of dry skin upon application. Fortified with resveratrol ferment extract to reduce the appearance of aging, vitamin C to combat the look of dullness, and sodium hyaluronate to soften the feel of the skin, the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum targets the most prominent visible concerns associated with aging. 

To use, dispense a generous amount of the  Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum onto your palms. Pat the product into the face and decolletage, paying extra attention to areas prone to dryness or fine lines.

AM Moisturizer: Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream

Vine Vera SPF cream

While it is not necessary to have separate moisturizers for your day and night routines, having a dedicated moisturizer for the daytime poses quite a few benefits. Some of these include:

  • Lightweight feeling
  • Non-greasy texture due to a less dense consistency
  • Layers smoothly over skincare and under sunscreen

Having separate moisturizers can also benefit those who struggle with acne or have oily skin. Because AM moisturizers tend to be lighter, they can keep the skin feeling soft all day long without causing excess shine.

Those with dry skin would also benefit from day creams, as these tend to be richer and more potent than other gel and lotion moisturizers.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream is a great example of a day cream that can help oily and dry skin types — as well as normal, combination, and sensitive skin. Formulated with resveratrol, vitamin E, and shea butter, this product targets the look of uneven skin texture, dryness, and visible signs of aging. Shea butter, in particular, is a common ingredient in moisturizers and hair conditioners because of its effectiveness as an emollient. It makes the skin feel smooth and supple, effectively reducing the discomfort that comes with dryness and flaking. 

Keep the skin moisturized all day by applying a liberal amount of the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream onto the face and neck.

PM Moisturizer: Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream

Cabernet Night Cream

While the skin is exposed to environmental threats outside, it is not completely safe indoors either. The skin can lose moisture throughout the evening, especially during the colder and drier seasons. While a regular moisturizer may suffice, a dedicated night cream may be a good solution for those who wake up with dry, tight skin.

Our answer at Vine Vera: the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. A complement to the day cream above, this moisturizer relieves the feeling of dryness and revitalizes the look of the skin. Apart from Vine Vera’s signature resveratrol, this night cream contains a trio of star ingredients:

  • Retinyl Palmitate, otherwise known as Vitamin A. As an exfoliator, this ingredient reveals brighter and younger-looking skin.
  • Green Tea Extract, which minimizes the appearance of shiny, excessively oily skin.
  • Coral Seaweed Extract, which simultaneously exfoliates the skin and relieves the feeling of dryness. As this ingredient is rich in Vitamin C, it can also make the skin appear brighter and more youthful.

Wake up to skin that looks smoother, softer, and refreshed in the morning with the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. To use, simply dispense a coin-sized amount of product onto the face and neck after applying your toner and serum. Massage into the skin until fully absorbed.

Sunscreen: Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30

Resveratrol skin care products

Finish off your resveratrol skin care routine with a layer of protection. The Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream is a great candidate for the job. With an SPF rating of 30, this sunscreen protects the skin against UV damage, minimizing the chances of getting visible age spots.

Despite reinforcing the feel of the skin, the Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 maintains a light, non-greasy consistency. This means pill-free application and easy layering over moisturizer and below makeup. To apply, simply dispense two fingers’ worth of sunscreen onto your hands and massage it into the skin until fully blended. Make sure to wait at least 15 minutes before exposing the skin to the sun.

Here at Vine Vera, resveratrol and its scientifically proven benefits are the core of every best-selling formulation. Discover more of our resveratrol skin care products here.

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How to Reduce the Appearance of Aging Skin

Woman looking at skin in mirror

As teenagers, we’re all in a big rush to become adults and leave our youth behind. But once we become that adult we were racing to be, we realize it comes with a price; aging skin. Did you know that aging skin starts to show around the age of 25? Once perfect, youthful skin, plump and full of life, soon slowly starts to lack the luster it once had.

There are great makeup products on the market to enhance the illusion of a younger you and reduce the appearance of aging skin, but wouldn’t it be nice to keep that youthful glow even after the makeup comes off?

Aging is a natural process. As time goes on, it’s normal for your skin to become more dry and thin. Lines start to show around your eyes and mouth, and your skin’s elasticity begins to weaken. But good news! With products and tools that are now readily available, you are able to reduce the appearance of aging skin at any age and slow down that dreaded process.

How? Stick with Vine Vera – we’re about to explain.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Shiraz Instentic Facelift cream

Being dehydrated has negative consequences on your body, as well as your skin.

When your skin is dehydrated, it becomes dry, dull, rough, wrinkled, and uneven. This leads to skin looking even older than it is.

By keeping hydrated on the inside as well as the outside, you can easily reverse the signs of dehydrated skin.

To hydrate from the inside, make sure to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. And as for hydrating from the outside, it’s as easy as applying moisturizer to your skin twice a day.

There are many different moisturizers on the market now, for every skin type and every level of moisture. This can make it hard to know what to choose. Well, Vine Vera makes it easy for you with our whole line of facial moisturizers that are guaranteed to hydrate and reduce the appearance of aging skin. 

Still can’t decide? Try the Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Face Lift – it’s packed with potent anti-aging compounds.

Just by retaining the right amount of water, your skin will begin to plump back up and become smoother. Wrinkles will be less visible and the elasticity in your face should return to normal.

Follow a Consistent Skincare Routine

Shelf of Vine Vera skincare products for summer

In order to keep skin looking and feeling its best, having a consistent skincare routine is a must.

Depending on who you are as a person and your needs, your skincare routine may be as simple as cleansing your face twice a day and applying a moisturizer. While for others it could be the same but with additional steps, like exfoliating, toning, serums, and more.

What you use really depends on your current state and the needs of your skin. Obviously, a 25-year-old wouldn’t need the same strength in an anti-aging product as a 55-year-old. Although we may all require different skincare routines, everyone should start with the basics. Then, add formulas in to customize your routine for your own specific needs.

You should be using a gentle cleanser on your face twice a day, every day, especially after sweating heavily. A moisturizer is a must for morning and night, but be sure to use something with SPF for daytime use (even when it’s not sunny!) to protect your skin. 

Want to keep things simple? Try Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. This is a moisturizer and a sunscreen in one lush product. It’ll hydrate and protect at the same time – ideal!

Other regimens you can add to your routine include exfoliating 1-3 times a week, eye creams, serums, face masks, and the use of different skincare devices. You’ll find all of that and more available at Vine Vera.

Invest in Vitamin C

Resveratrol and Vitamin C products

Your skin and body need vitamins and nutrients to perform and function at their very best. And one of the top essential vitamins for reducing the appearance of aging skin is vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It protects your skin from environmental damage, such as free radicals, and it also plays a big role in collagen production. As collagen rebuilds, it smooths out lines and wrinkles and hydrates to plump up your skin to bring back that youthful glow.

Vine Vera has a complete Vitamin C facial collection available to browse. Products include a cleanser, moisturizer, serum, exfoliator, and even a lip balm. Every formula in this collection is jam-packed with vitamin C, making them the perfect way to reduce the appearance of aging skin.

Protect Yourself From UV Light

Vine Vera SPF cream

As we mentioned earlier, UV light is one of the top leading factors contributing to ageing skin. The powerful rays from the sun damage your skin’s outer layer as well as the inside. Even worse, as global warming continues to rise, so does the power of these UV rays that reach your body.

The best way to protect your skin from the sun is to avoid it altogether, but you can’t hide inside forever! Some of the other, more realistic ways to protect yourself from UV light are to wear sunscreen everyday, do not tan outside or in a tanning bed, wear sunglasses and a hat, limit how much time you spend in the sun, and keep your skin covered as much as possible.

The very best way to reduce the appearance of aging skin from sun damage is to prevent it before it even happens.

Treat Your Skin to Resveratrol

Pinot Noir Phyto Silk for getting rid of dry skin

Resveratrol is becoming more popular among skincare brands for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Resveratrol is found and extracted from the skin of red grapes. It is great for reducing and smoothing wrinkles, improving elasticity, calming inflammation, and brightening and evening out skin tone. Its properties help to neutralize the different impurities in the body, protect the skin, and prevent any future damage.

All of Vine Vera’s facial products contain the magical ingredient resveratrol, and for good reason. With so many beneficial properties, we all need a little resveratrol in our lives.

Try a Skincare Device

Jelessi eye wand to treat yourself with

It’s not just all creams and serums. These days, with all the readily available technology we have at our fingertips, there are many devices to help reduce the appearance of aging skin on all parts of the body.

These devices use stimulation and different colored light wave therapies to achieve results. The benefits of using skincare devices are relieving tension, increasing blood circulation, eliminating toxins, reducing puffiness, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin within the skin, and the smoothing of lines and wrinkles.

For optimum results, these devices should be used directly on top of your moisturizer or serum for 5-10 minutes a day. Use them regularly – ideally, two to three times a week.

If you’d like to check out some of these skincare devices, Vine Vera has a selection to choose from depending on which specific area you’re looking to treat. 

Nurture Your Eye Area

Vine Vera products

The eye area is a problem for most people when it comes to aging skin. As we age, the skin around our eyes begins to darken and lose elasticity and collagen. This leads to dark under-eye circles and wrinkles.

The skin around your eyes is a lot more sensitive and a great deal thinner than the rest of your face. Because of this, the products you use around your eye area should not be the same products you use on your body or the rest of your face.

Vine Vera has some powerfully effective eye creams and serums available, so you can choose the best product to suit your specific needs. Not sure where to start? We’d recommend the Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum. It’s a lightweight formula that will plump up the skin around your eyes.

Just by reducing the appearance of aging in the eye area, you can make a huge difference to your overall look.

Don’t Neglect Your Body

salt scrub with background

It’s not just your face that ages, but the rest of your body too. Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ and makes up about one-seventh of your body weight?

Although your body isn’t as exposed to environmental elements as much as your face, it still takes a toll when it comes to aging. As we naturally age, our skin becomes dryer, loses elasticity and fat cells begin to break down. This makes our skin sag and become less firm. And if you are or were someone who goes tanning, either in the sun or in a tanning bed, your skin is damaged from being exposed to UV light, as we discussed earlier in this article.

Also, if you’re someone who takes hot showers, you’re contributing to dehydrating your skin even further.

There are many creams and lotions out there to help reduce the appearance of aging skin on your body. They work by hydrating and firming, and a lot of them now also have age-fighting properties incorporated into them to help reduce the look of aging skin even further. 

Our Salt Scrub is a great example. It’ll slough away those rough, dry, and discolored cells on your body, leaving it looking luminous. Top this up with our Intensive Shea Body Butter for soft, supple skin all day long.

Drop Bad Habits

Woman quitting smoking

As if cigarettes and alcohol weren’t bad enough for your health, they also have serious negative consequences for your skin too.

Consuming alcohol depletes the fluids and nutrients in your skin, leaving it dehydrated. And as we know from earlier in this article, dehydrated skin causes wrinkles, sagging, dullness, and premature aging.

Smoking cigarettes is even worse for your skin than alcohol. The nicotine in cigarettes actually constricts blood vessels. This reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients flowing into your skin. Along with dehydrating your skin, the chemicals in cigarettes contribute greatly to premature aging, wrinkles, yellowed skin, and reduced elasticity.

While it’s entirely up to you what you do, quitting cigarettes and alcohol can really make a huge difference in reducing the appearance of aging. It will also, of course, improve your health too.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Woman eating healthy to reduce the appearance of aging

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just beneficial for your skin, but for your whole body. When you give your body exactly what it needs to be healthy, it functions in the way it’s supposed to.

In today’s world, it’s easy to avoid healthy choices. People’s lives are busy. But these busy lifestyles are not healthy ones. We now have drive-thru and quick packaged processed meals to make life easier. But overtime, the lack of nutrients, and unhealthy ingredients quickly take a toll on the body.

Our bodies need certain nutrients to perform every function the way they were intended to. However, in today’s world, most of these foods we buy actually have little to no nutritional value.

In order for your body and skin to perform properly you need to consume a balanced diet of vitamins and minerals from healthy natural foods. Make sure that you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants. Add in some healthy fats too and you’ll be well on your way to fading those wrinkles!

What Actually Causes Your Skin to Age in the First Place?

Woman looking at skin in mirror

There are several factors that contribute to skin aging. Let’s take a look at some of the most common:

  • Natural Aging – As you get older, different parts of your body change. You experience loss of fats and elasticity, skin becomes thinner and more fragile, and will even bruise or tear easier than it once did.
  • UV Light – Ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun, as well as tanning beds, is the leading factor that contributes to your aging skin. The UV rays end up breaking down different components that make up your skin and cause damage. This results in wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin, and more.
  • Air Pollution – You’re more highly affected if you live in a largely populated city, but pollution is becoming a big factor in accelerating the aging process of your skin. Exposure to chemicals that contribute to air pollution can result in dry, sensitive skin, an uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and dull, stressed-out looking skin.
  • Stress – Not only do constant facial expressions from stress cause wrinkles and deeper lines, but stress also changes different levels within your body, like hormones and proteins. This can lead to dry skin, acne, rashes, and dark under-eye circles.


You may never get back to looking like your 16-year-old self, but if you follow these 10 tips for reducing the appearance of aging skin you can definitely bring back that luster you once had. Not only will you look younger in the mirror, but by taking care of yourself, your body will start to feel younger too — on the inside as well as the outside.

Looking for more anti-aging products to bring back your youthful spark? Check out the full range available from Vine Vera here.

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Relieving Dry Skin: 7 Tips That Actually Work

Woman looking at skin in mirror

There’s no denying how frustrating dry skin can be. It’s a tricky one to deal with – make the wrong move and instead of relieving dry skin, you’ll end up making the problem worse.

Here at Vine Vera, we understand the difficulties that come with dry skin. Not only do we have several products designed to finally clear the feel of dryness away for good, but we’re also in-the-know when it comes to quick hacks and effective tips for relieving dry skin as quickly as possible.

Want to know more? Read on to find out what you need to do to finally be able to say goodbye to the feeling of dry skin.

Cleanse Once a Day in the Evenings

Vine Vera resveratrol skin care cleanser

Cleansing is a must for a few different reasons. Not only will it help with getting rid of dry skin cells that are sitting on the surface of your skin, but it’ll also clear away any dirt, impurities, and bacteria from your pores. This then allows the rest of your skincare products to properly penetrate into your skin, giving it the hydration it desperately needs.

However, don’t go overboard when it comes to cleansing. Cleansers, by nature, are designed to clear away excess oil from the skin. However, these oils are vital for keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated. If you have dry skin, you’ll want to preserve these as much as possible.

So, always use a gentle cleanser. A formula that’ll focus on dirt and bacteria, while leaving your lipid layer as intact as possible. For this, we’d recommend the Vine Vera Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser. Its cleansing agents are derived from coconuts rather than chemicals, and it’s packed with a number of botanical extracts and antioxidants, from green tea and olive fruit to resveratrol.

Why should you only cleanse in the evenings?

Because this allows you to clear away all of the impurities that have built up over the course of the day. Sleep on a clean pillowcase and your face should still be relatively clean come morning, so all it should need is a splash of water followed by your AM skincare routine.

Exfoliate…But Not Too Much

Facial peeling

There’s nothing quite like the instant gratification provided by exfoliation. Watching all of those flakes fall off and knowing that you’re quite literally getting rid of dry skin, albeit temporarily, is so satisfying.

However, over-exfoliation is a very real problem. This happens when you severely damage your skin’s protective barrier by exfoliating too much. As a result, your skin will struggle even more to retain moisture, something that it’s already having a tough time with (hence your dry skin). It can take months for over-exfoliated skin to heal, which is why it’s best avoided to begin with.

So, how often should you exfoliate?

We would recommend exfoliating dry skin no more than once or twice a week. Make sure that you’re using a gentle exfoliant too. Our top choice would be the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling.

As you can tell from its name, it has two star ingredients; resveratrol and vitamin C. They work well on their own, but they’re even better when combined, making this the ideal pair for relieving dry skin.

What makes this formula even better is that it combines physical and chemical exfoliation, bringing you the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy the gentle peeling nature of mandelic acid, along with the very mild abrasive properties of bamboo powder. Together, they’ll remove all of those dry, flaky skin cells to reveal skin that looks fresh, soft, and hydrated.

Apply Moisturizer to Damp, Instead of Dry, Skin

Woman applying face cream

This is a skincare tip that we absolutely love and swear by. It’s an easy one to try for yourself and you’ll notice the benefits straight away. Let us explain…

Most people believe that a moisturizer’s main job is to literally add moisture into the skin. This is true, but only to an extent.

Instead, where a moisturizer really shines is in how it forms a protective seal over the surface of the skin. This prevents a process called transepidermal water loss (TEWL). In other words, when moisture from your skin evaporates into the air. If you have dry skin, then this means that you have a faster rate of TEWL than what would be ideal.

However, in addition to preventing moisture from evaporating away from the skin, the extra layer created by a moisturizer also traps in anything that lies beneath it. This includes your serum, your toner, your essence, and any extra water molecules that happen to be sitting on your skin. So, if your skin is damp, instead of dry, when you moisturize it, your moisturizer will have more water molecules to lock in, meaning extra moisture for your skin!

The result? A plumper and dewier glow, which you’ll notice pretty much immediately.

For best results, use a moisturizer designed for dry skin. We would recommend our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. It’s rich and decadently creamy, perfect for relieving dry skin.

Add Sodium Hyaluronate to Your Skincare Routine

Pinot Noir Phyto Silk for getting rid of dry skin

You’ve probably already heard everyone raving about hyaluronic acid. Chances are that it’s already in your skincare routine. However, if not, then this is definitely an ingredient that you need to try for getting rid of dry skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant. This means that it has moisture-binding properties.

So, where does sodium hyaluronate come into this?

Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. Basically, they do the same thing, with the main difference being that sodium hyaluronate is made up of much smaller molecules. Therefore, while hyaluronic acid is better for hydrating the outer layers of your skin, sodium hyaluronate will penetrate deeper, bringing hydration to the skin cells that really need it the most.

Wondering which sodium hyaluronate product to invest in?

Here at Vine Vera, we have several. It’s one of our favorite ingredients, so you won’t have a problem finding a formula you love that contains it. We would recommend starting with the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk. This silky solution is almost like a thick serum. In addition to sodium hyaluronate, it contains a number of other rich compounds, from algae extract and glycerin to chamomile extract and soluble collagen.

Use a Hydrating Mask Once a Week

Vine Vera Skincare for fall

So, how can a product that you only use once a week help you with getting rid of dry skin?

This is a question that we often hear in relation to face masks, but here’s the answer. Face masks are designed to be super-concentrated. They contain potent doses of active ingredients. Use them too often and you’ll irritate your skin, but use them just the right amount and they’ll work wonders.

At least, that’s the theory behind it.

The problem with many of the face masks today is that they’re nothing special. They don’t contain potent active ingredients and therefore don’t make much of a long-term difference to dry skin, hence the sceptism.

Well, Vine Vera is here to change your mind with the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. This is a unique leave-on mask that’s absolutely ideal for dry skin. Why? Because it’s jam-packed with multiple moisture-binding compounds. In addition to the sodium hyaluronate that we mentioned earlier, this formula also contains a number of fruit extracts, including aloe, acai, pomegranate, bilberry, chokeberry, and goji. You’ll also find vitamins, peptides, and many other humectants, making it no surprise that it instantly softens the appearance of dry patches.

Even better, it’s so much fun to use! Apply the mask onto cleansed skin and rub it in. The creamy formula turns into liquid droplets that your skin will quickly drink up. You’ll immediately feel softer, smoother, and beautifully refreshed.

But remember, no matter how much you love the results, don’t use it more than once a week!

Use a Deep Treatment Mask Once a Month

Cabernet Rejuvenation Facial & Eye Mask with background

Now that you’ve found the perfect weekly face mask to use, turn your attention to the Cabernet Rejuvenation Facial and Eye Masks. These hydrogel masks have been soaked in a concentrated solution designed to relieve dry skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike the weekly mask we just featured, this one doesn’t contain a long list of ingredients. Instead, it’s made with just a few, but it offers these in large amounts.

To start with, humectants, which we touched upon earlier. You’ll find hyaluronic acid in this mask, along with glycerol and sea algae extracts. However, it’s also packed with a number of other vitamins and minerals that will leave dry skin feeling soft and hydrated.

You’ll also find allantoin and chitosan in this mask. 

Finally, let’s talk resveratrol. This is the star ingredient in all Vine Vera products because it’s such a multi-tasker. It helps with just about every skin concern, including dryness. Studies have found resveratrol to have a hydrating effect on the skin. In fact, it can even help to treat the look of dryness brought on by eczema and psoriasis.

As you can see, this monthly mask is a must-have in your fight against skin that feels dry.

Take Regular Oatmeal Baths

Oatmeal for bath

If you’ve got dry skin on your face, then chances are that you’re dealing with the issue on your body too.

One of our best tips for dealing with this is to indulge in regular oatmeal baths. Several studies have found oatmeal to be extremely beneficial in relieving dry skin. 

For a bath, colloidal oatmeal is what you need. This is oatmeal that has been ground up, enabling it to better treat your skin.

However, once you’ve had your soak, don’t stop there when it comes to treating the dry skin on your body. Instead, give your body a once-over with the Intensive Shea Body Butter from Vine Vera. This buttery blend feels incredibly rich when you scoop some out of the jar, but it melts away into the skin in seconds. It doesn’t feel greasy – instead, it leaves the skin looking soft, supple, and bouncy.

Don’t have a bath but still want to benefit from the goodness of oats?

Treat yourself to the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream. It contains hydrolyzed oat protein, which is a water-soluble liquid that has been made from oats.


We won’t lie – relieving dry skin is never easy. It takes commitment and dedication, as well as a few special skincare products. However, by knowing which formulas to use and how best to use them, you’re already halfway there. Keep it up and your dry skin will soon be a thing of the past!

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Gift Inspiration: The Self Care Gift Set From Vine Vera

Self care gift set

Need some gift inspiration? Here at Vine Vera, we have several gift sets available, each one put together for specific purposes. From the Vitamin C Power Set for people who are concerned about skin looking old, to the Refresh Gift Set for those who could do with skin that feels rejuvenated and detoxified, there’s something for everyone.

However, today, we’re going to be discussing our very special Self Care Gift Set. If you know of someone who deserves a little me-time, the Self Care Gift Set is perfect for them. Here’s why:

What’s in the Self Care Gift Set?

Not everybody enjoys a fussy, 15-step skincare routine (we know, it’s hard to believe!). So, the Self Care Gift Set keeps things simple. It consists of just two products; the Intensive Shea Body Butter and the Vine Vera Foot Cream.

Let’s take a closer look at each one…

The Intensive Shea Body Butter

Body butter

Our Intensive Shea Body Butter is pure decadence for the skin on the body. This is an area that is often neglected. So many tend to focus their skincare routines on their face, forgetting that their body needs some love too.

Well, this body butter from the Self Care Gift Set will give it just that.

Although it’s rich and velvety in texture, it doesn’t contain any overly heavy ingredients. As a result, your skin will drink it up quickly and it won’t leave a greasy residue behind.

What’s in the Intensive Shea Body Butter?

As you can tell from its name, one of the ingredients in this formula is shea butter. You’ve probably heard of this plant butter – it’s a fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s a popular skincare ingredient for a few different reasons, with the main one being that it’s incredibly hydrating. 

Take a look at many of the other body butters out there and you’ll notice that they only contain a couple of beneficial ingredients. The rest are nasty fillers that shouldn’t be going anywhere near your skin.

Well, that’s not the case with ours, which is why our Self Care Gift Set makes for such a thoughtful gift. In addition to shea butter, our Intensive Shea Body Butter is also infused with safflower seed oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. You’ll also find rose extract, aloe extract, cucumber extract, a potent selection of vitamins, and so much more in this buttery blend.

The Foot Cream

Foot cream

Now onto the second half of our Self Care Gift Set; the Foot Cream. Just about everyone’s feet could do with some extra attention, and this blissful foot cream makes that easy.

Just like our body butter, this formula is pretty rich and buttery, yet absorbs quickly. The skin on the feet immediately feels noticeably softer and smoother each time this cream is applied. That’s exactly what makes it so addictive! Even those who don’t normally make time for foot creams choose to do so after giving this one a try. It really does feel exquisitely luxurious, which is why it’s the ideal gift.

What’s in the Foot Cream?

So, what did we put into our foot cream to make it feel so decadent?

Again, the key ingredient here is shea butter. However, we’ve also added a very special emollient to this formula called sucrose stearate. This natural ingredient instantly softens the feel of the skin. The same can be said of glycol stearate, which you’ll also find in this blend.

Why have we chosen to use these lesser-known emollients, instead of the same ones that we used in our body butter?

Because the skin on the feet is much thicker and harder than the skin anywhere else on the body. It deals with a lot more wear and tear on a daily basis, so it has evolved to be much tougher. As a result, skincare products designed for the face and body likely won’t do much to the feet. You need to use a formula created specifically for the skin here, which is why our Foot Cream is such a hit.

What’s NOT in the Self Care Gift Set From Vine Vera?

While it’s important to understand what’s in a product that you’re applying to your skin, it’s just as important to know what isn’t in it. Here’s an example – parabens. These preservatives are extremely harmful, yet many skincare brands continue to use it in their products, even though there are so many safer alternatives out there.

Here at Vine Vera, all of our products, including the two in the Self Care Gift Set, are paraben-free.

They’re also cruelty-free. We ensure that none of our products are ever tested on animals. In this day and age, there are so many better, and more ethical, options for safety testing.

How to Use the Self Care Gift Set From Vine Vera

Each of the two products in the Self Care Gift Set comes with usage instructions. However, to really maximize on the benefits that these products offer, here’s how to use them:

Start By Cleansing and Exfoliating Your Skin

salt scrub with background

It’s always important to wash the skin before applying any products to it. This clears away the dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and other gunk that’s sitting over the top of your pores. Leaving this in place blocks the rest of your skincare products from properly penetrating into your skin, meaning that they won’t have the same effect.

So, before using the Self Care Gift Set, give your skin a good wash. Focus on the areas that need some extra attention, from the backs of your knees to the soles of your feet.

To really clear your pores out, treat your skin to an exfoliation session too. We would recommend our Salt Scrub for this. It only contains a handful of ingredients, with its main components being sea salt, which exfoliates the skin, and resveratrol, a powerful ingredient that you’ll find in most Vine Vera products.

Apply the Intensive Shea Body Butter

As soon as you step out of the bath or shower, lightly pat your skin down with a towel. However, don’t completely dry your skin. That’s right – your skin should still be damp for the next step. All you need to do at this stage is remove any excess water so that you’re not dripping wet.

Why? Because this will give your skin some extra hydration. See – not only does our body butter add moisture into the skin, but it also forms a seal over the surface of the skin. This means that any moisture trapped underneath that seal won’t be able to evaporate away. Instead, it’ll soak its way down into your skin cells.

By leaving your skin damp before using the body butter, you’ll be leaving extra water molecules on your skin. The body butter will trap these in, leaving you looking so much glowier.

Now, to actually apply the body butter, simply slather a generous amount onto your skin. Don’t be afraid to go all out and use more than you usually would. After all, this is a gift to you and your skin! Give it the moisture that it has been craving.

Vine Vera recommends focusing the body butter on any areas of your skin that are feeling particularly rough or dry. For many people, this is the elbows and the knees. The skin here contains fewer sebaceous glands, meaning that it has a harder time keeping itself moisturized. So, give it the help that it needs!

Apply the Foot Cream

footcream with background

Make sure that you step out of the shower onto a clean towel, because your feet need to be clean before you apply the foot cream. If they’re not, give them another quick rinse.

Just like the body butter, this foot cream will work best if your feet are slightly damp when you apply it.

Squeeze the tube to release a generous amount of the cream onto your hands. Then, rub this into your feet. Gently massage the cream in until it has been fully absorbed.

Apply a Hand Cream

Yes, you may have been using your hands to apply the body butter and foot cream, but this isn’t enough. Your hands need some product of their own. For this, we would recommend our Travel Hand Cream. It’s packaged smaller, so that it can easily be carried around in a bag. This is ideal for people who are always on-the-go.

Wondering if you can just apply the Foot Cream from the Self Care Gift Set to your hands as well?

For sure. However, it’s worth noting that the skin on the hands usually experiences more daily damage than the skin on the feet. This is largely due to its extra exposure to UV rays. This is why the skin on the hands looks wrinkled faster than the skin anywhere else.

To tackle this, you need a hand cream with ingredients that’ll diminish the look of aging, which you’ll find in our Travel Hand Cream. However, if you don’t want to purchase an additional product, then sure, using the Foot Cream as a hand cream won’t cause any harm!

How Often Should the Self Care Gift Set Be Used?

woman opening Intensive Body Butter

Ideally, we would recommend that the Self Care Gift Set is used daily. After all, this is how often facial skincare routines should be carried out. The body deserves no less!

Chances are that whoever is receiving this gift takes a shower daily. The products in the Self Care Gift Set are the perfect follow-on from that. Yes, we recommend taking your time to indulge in a massage when applying these products, but they can also be applied quickly, taking no more than an extra minute or two out of your day.

Ordering the Self Care Gift Set

While you can purchase the Self Care Gift Set from Vine Vera stores around the world, we’ve made life easier for everyone by offering this set online too. You can purchase it directly from the Vine Vera website so that you’ll know that you’re getting a genuine product, rather than a fake.

We ship worldwide for a flat rate, making this the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a few other Vine Vera products too!

Even better, you could send the Self Care Gift Set directly to your recipient. All of our gift sets come beautifully packaged in a gift bag, complete with a decorative bow, as well as a stylish gift card that you have the option of personalizing. You’ll be able to track your order as well, so you’ll know exactly when your recipient is going to receive it.

Is the Self Care Gift Set Worth Buying?

Wondering whether it’s worth buying the Self Care Gift Set? We say…a big yes, which is why we’ve featured it today. By all means, purchase the products individually, but they’re much better value when bought as a set. Plus, being able to give the gift of self care, self love, and some precious me-time to someone is priceless.

Curious about what else Vine Vera has to offer? Check out some of our most popular products here.

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Treat Yourself & Your Skin With These 10 Indulgent Products

Vine Vera products

No matter what may be going on in your life, it’s always important to take some time out to really pamper and treat yourself to something special. You’ll feel appreciated, loved, and motivated to take on whatever else life may throw at you. In these trying times, self love has become more crucial than ever.

When it comes to how to treat yourself, the options are endless. You could go all out by taking a week off work and planning a getaway. Alternatively, keep things low-key and buy yourself something special, such as an indulgent new skincare product. The added benefit to this is that, in addition to leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, the right skincare product could also transform the look of your complexion to leave you with the skin of your dreams.

Where to start searching? Right here at Vine Vera. We’ve gathered together ten top products that will not only allow you to treat yourself, but to treat your skin too.

The Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand

Jelessi eye wand to treat yourself with

Let’s start with our favorite high-tech solution to the appearance of puffiness, dark shadows, and wrinkles around the eyes – the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand. If skincare devices are new to you, then this is a great way to treat yourself and your skin.

How does it work?

This handheld device makes use of LED lights. It offers two modes. The first is Blue Relief Mode, which, as you’ve probably guessed, uses blue LED lights. This mode is all about detoxifying and brightening the look and feel skin. Then, you’ve got Magnetic Heat Lifting Mode. This one uses red LED lights to diminish the look of aging skin, including the appearance of wrinkles. 

This is a device that just about everyone would benefit from. Ideally, you’d use it regularly to start with. However, once you’ve started stimulating those vital processes in your skin, you can cut back and use the device occasionally for maintenance.

The Resveratrol Cabernet 60 Second Eye Solution

60 Second Eye Solution

If eye wrinkles have been getting you down, treat yourself to the Resveratrol Cabernet 60 Second Eye Solution. That’s right – this formula works in just 60 seconds!

You’ll really love your skin once you see the effects of this magical serum. Its fast-acting performance is all down to its special ingredient blend. In this clever little applicator, you’ll find resveratrol, acetyl hexapeptide-8, and sodium hyaluronate. Together, they plump away the look fine lines, smooth out the appearance of deep wrinkles, and give the skin a youthful finish.

Wondering how you’d use it?

It may look complicated, but it’s easy, we promise! Just press down on the applicator to dispense a small amount of product. You can then run the applicator directly underneath and around your eye area to spread the product around. This way, none of those potent actives are wasted by being absorbed by your fingertips!

The Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System

Petal Peel System

This product may seem a little intimidating at first, but hear us out – it really is such a great way to treat yourself.

The Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System is a one-of-a-kind face mask. It consists of three separate ingredient blends that you’ll need to mix together; a powder, a gel, and capsules. Combined, they form a paste, which you apply to your face like a face mask. Once the mask solidifies, which usually takes about 20 minutes, gently peel it off.

Why all the hassle with having to mix it yourself? It’s not because we’re lazy! Instead, it allows us to give you an exceptionally powerful combination of ingredients. When pre-mixed, they deactivate and destabilize each other. However, mix them at the last minute and they’ll retain their potency.

The results?

Skin that looks noticeably brighter, smoother, and more radiant. You’ll love your skin like never before!

The Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask

Magnetic mask

Here’s another face mask with a difference – the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask. If you’ve never tried a magnetic mask before, then this will be such a fab way to treat yourself.

Let’s start by talking ingredients. There are some real superstars in this jar, from a peptide blend to resveratrol to diamond powder to botanical oils. However, what really stands out is its delivery method.

You apply the mask to your skin and then leave it to soak in for 15 minutes or so. Then, take the magnet that comes with the mask and hover it over your face. This will lift the mask off, while leaving all of those ingredients we just talked about behind on your skin. You can then rub them into your skin to absorb even more goodness.

We recommend using this mask weekly for best results. It won’t be long before you notice that your skin starts to look younger. Fine lines and wrinkles will be less visible, as will dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. What’s not to love?!

The Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask

Face Mask to love your skin

We know, we know – we’ve already talked about two face masks, but we couldn’t resist mentioning this one too. Again, our Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask is unlike most of the other face masks out there.


Because of its unique self-heating formula. As you massage this mask into your skin, it gently heats up. Don’t worry, it doesn’t get uncomfortable! Instead, it’s a mild, relaxing heat that’s ideal for when you want to treat yourself.

What’s the point of a self-heating mask?

For starters, as mentioned, it’s ultra-relaxing. It’s a great way to practice some self love! However, it does also have its skincare benefits. The heat softens the feel of your pore openings, which therefore allows more of the mask’s ingredients to enter into your skin.

And trust us, these are ingredients that you definitely want to encourage in! This mask contains a variety of potent plant extracts combined with vitamins A, C, and E. This mask is a true multi-tasker that you’ll no doubt instantly love!

The Vine Vera Manicure Set

Manicure set

Ok, so this one is more about your nails rather than your skin, but it’s a must-have for when you want to indulge and treat yourself. The Vine Vera Manicure Set is ideal for those of you with busy schedules who don’t have the time for salon visits. There’s no need to miss out – treat yourself to a mani and pedi from the comfort of your own home!

In this kit, you’ll find a nail file, a three-step buffer, a cuticle oil, and a lotion. We provide full instructions on how to use the kit, so, even if you’ve never practiced self love with a mani pedi before, you’ll know exactly what needs to be done!

Our advice? Put together a full at-home spa sesh, featuring this kit, of course! You can also add in soothing music, healthy snacks (or a cheeky glass of champagne), scented candles, and a scattering of other skincare and self love products to really make the evening feel special.

The Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules

Chianti collection for self love skincare

Here at Vine Vera, we love serums. And there’s no denying that pump dispensers are often the most convenient form of packaging when it comes to using that serum each night.

However, there are certain ingredient combinations that don’t do too well in a pump dispenser. Why? Because even the tiniest amount of air could destabilize them.

Of course, we didn’t want you to miss out on those high-performance formulas. So, we created our Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules. You’ll find this product in our Chianti Collection. This is an encapsulated serum, meaning that each capsule contains one application. Thanks to how each dose is individually wrapped, the serum retains maximum potency, which your skin will really benefit from.

How? Well, use this serum weekly and, after a few weeks, take a closer look at your fine lines and wrinkles. Chances are that a closer look will be what’s needed, since they won’t be quite so noticeable anymore!

The Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

Here’s another skincare device for you, although it’s not quite as high-tech as the one we featured earlier. Our Facial Stimulator is designed to do a couple of things.

Firstly, it relieves the feeling of tension and stress around the head. As a result, facial muscles relax, which smooths away the look of lines and wrinkles. Secondly, this clever little device also helps to increase the absorption of skincare products. So, if you want to treat yourself by amplifying your skincare routine and relieving stress at the same time, this is the device to buy.

How do you actually use it? You’ll need one AAA battery. Then, apply a serum or moisturizer to your skin (after cleansing, of course), and hold the device against your skin to massage the product in. Trust us – it feels amazing!

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm

Lip Balm

This may seem like a strange product to put on this list, but let us explain. For the majority of people, lip balm is an afterthought. It isn’t a product that they put much effort into, meaning that they often end up with drugstore lip balms that only do the bare minimum when it comes to protecting the lips.

So, to treat yourself and perfect the look of that pout at the same time, take a look at the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm. This formula has received just as much love and care as the skincare products we create. You’ll notice this immediately when you take a look at its ingredient list.

From mimosa flower wax to avocado oil to cupuacu seed butter, there is such a long list of natural ingredients in this velvety balm. Of course, it has also been infused with vitamin C. This superstar will help to brighten and plump up the appearance of your pretty pout.


It’s so important to take the time to regularly treat yourself. Granted, this can be difficult when you have so many other demands to meet, but these products should make things a little easier. After all, when you feel excited by a skincare product, you’ll definitely make the time to use it regularly.

Check out more resveratrol-infused skincare from Vine Vera here.

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Is it Possible to Protect Your Skin from Pollution?

Woman in city

In today’s highly industrial world, it seems like we have every skincare innovation we could desire at our fingertips. From scar-erasing, skin-tightening lasers to quick-acting injectables, the continuous development of technology does wonders for both the beauty industry and our respective self-care journeys. However, this fast-paced evolution has inevitably contributed to another issue well worth our attention: pollution. 

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. 99% of the global population breathes air that surpasses the WHO guideline limits on air quality. Air pollution kills up to seven million people every year: 4.2 million deaths occur due to outdoor pollution, while 3.8 million result from indoor air pollution like exposure to fuels and smoke from dirty cookware. Add in the frequency of forest fires and the smog that follow them, and we’ve got a pretty frightening combination.

While we may not be conscious of it, pollution is all around us — a silent yet menacing fixture of our modern-day lives. Stick with us at Vine Vera as we explain how you can defend yourself from skin pollution.

Why Worry About Skin Pollution?

Woman looking at city

We know pollution is a concern, but how exactly does it affect the skin? Before tackling how to solve the issue of skin pollution, we must first understand how pollution affects the skin in the first place.

First, there is ozone. This is a gas formed by the combination of UV light and mono-nitrogen oxides. While ozone in the stratosphere has cancer-fighting properties due to its ability to absorb harmful UV rays, the same cannot be said of the ozone we are exposed to on the ground.

Ozone damages the skin by depleting the lipids that bind cells and make up our skin’s protective barrier. This causes inflammation and reduces the skin’s natural protection. Case in point: a 2011 study conducted in China showed a link between high ozone pollution and uptake in hives, contact dermatitis, and eczema cases.

Nitrogen oxide (NO2) is another environmental pollutant. Generated from combustion exhaust, NO2 exists around us in abundance. A 2016 study reported a connection between the presence of NO2 and the formation of blemishes on subjects’ cheeks, based on two populations: one in Germany and another in China.

Besides exhaust gases and ground-level ozone that results from smog, other causes of skin pollution include:

  • Phthalates and other production byproducts
  • Particulate matter or harmful particles carried in the air
  • Cigarette smoke

All of these chip away at skin health, making us susceptible to both immediate and long-term damage. Considering most people’s inadvertent exposure to these pollutants, your skin may already be suffering from their harmful effects.

Here are some of the common consequences that follow prolonged skin pollution:

  • Skin dullness 
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dryness
  • Sensitivity
  • Visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stressed-out skin

Tips to Counter Skin Pollution

With the threat of pollution lingering all around us, how exactly can we protect ourselves and our skin? Here are Vine Vera’s favorite ways to lessen the damage that skin pollution can cause to your appearance:

Cleanse Twice Daily with a Good Cleanser

Woman cleansing skin

Have you ever tried wiping your face with a tissue after taking a trip downtown? If you live in a highly industrialized area, chances are that you will find a little dust or dirt settled on your skin.

The air carries small particles that attach themselves to the skin. These are called particulate matter. While particulate matter does not immediately wreak havoc on the skin, if you do not make a habit of properly cleansing it off, it can penetrate the pores and damage the skin over time.

The key to fighting skin pollution and lifting away particulate matter effectively is choosing a good cleanser. While the definition of a “good” cleanser is relative, it is key to find one that can properly remove dirt and grime from the face and neck without stripping the skin of its necessary oils. We would recommend our Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser for a powerful cleanse along with an infusion of superstar ingredients.

Exfoliate Regularly

Some see exfoliation as a cleansing step, while others consider it as a way to bring about a clearer, brighter appearance. Here at Vine Vera, we value and honor both definitions.

Exfoliation helps the skin by effectively detaching dead cells from the rest of our skin. This not only unveils a more radiant appearance: it ensures that the skin gets a deeper, more effective cleanse, too. Exfoliation can remove micropollutants that settle in the skin, picking up whatever your cleanser may have missed. 

Need a new exfoliant? We’ll be discussing this in more detail further on, but you can always click over now to see the exfoliating products available from Vine Vera.

Keep Your Skin Barrier in Check

Woman applying face cream

Like the planet we live on, the skin is made up of several layers. The outermost layer, otherwise known as the stratum corneum, is often referred to as the skin barrier because of the purpose it serves. Made up of keratin, fatty acids, ceramides, and lipids, the skin’s outer layer protects the deeper, more vulnerable layers therein. 

The skin barrier may be thin, but it is mighty and versatile. It simultaneously prevents necessary moisture from escaping, while stopping environmental threats from penetrating the skin. This not only helps our skin look good but quite literally keeps us alive. Without a properly functioning skin barrier, pathogens and toxins could reap damage within our bodies.

There are a few telltale symptoms that can clue you in on your barrier condition. If your skin barrier is compromised, you may experience the following:

  • Itchiness
  • Rough and flaky
  • Skin discoloration
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic acne

Being selective with your skincare products can help you maintain the feel of healthy skin. Ingredients like Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, or Lactic Acid are great additions to a skincare routine as they are humectants. This means that they help attract and pull water into the skin. Furthermore, moisturizing daily is a must, as moisturizers help trap water in the skin barrier so that the skin can stay plump. Keep scrolling as we’ll soon be sharing the Vine Vera products that will give you all of these ingredients and more!

Protect with Antioxidants

Another way to combat skin pollution is by giving your skin ample antioxidants. While sunscreen is great at blocking out UV damage, it cannot do the same for pollution. To keep pollutants out of the skin, you must enlist the help of protective antioxidants. Often found in vitamins, plants, or fruit extracts, antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can cause long-term damage to the skin.

Some popular antioxidants found in skincare include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as niacinamide.

Studies have also shown that Resveratrol, Vine Vera’s signature ingredient, is another potent antioxidant. Derived from the skin and seed of red grapes, prolonged use of Resveratrol can also combat the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of photoaging

You’ll find resveratrol in every single one of Vine Vera’s products.

Keep Your Skin Safe from the Outside 

Apart from skincare, there are a few things that you can do to keep your skin safe from the threat of pollution. One key tip is to avoid smoking.

Subjecting yourself to a pollutant like a cigarette smoke will only speed up the effects of skin pollution. When you smoke, your skin’s blood vessels narrow. This can hamper blood circulation and deprive your skin of the oxygen and nutrients that it needs. This fast-tracks the emergence of wrinkles and fine lines. Furthermore, smoking chips away at fibers like collagen and elastin, which keep the skin plump and youthful.

Another timely tip: wear a mask. Most cities in the world suffer from poor air quality, but shielding the face from the outside world can help stop breakouts in their tracks. Masks, if kept on throughout your entire time outside, can act as barriers against particulate matter and other micropollutants.

An Anti Skin Pollution Regimen

Double up on your defense against skin pollution with this simple, four-step Vine Vera regimen:

Cleanse Those Surface Pollutants Away

Moscato cleanser

Start by cleansing with Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser. With a light, non-greasy gel texture, this cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse all skin types without triggering irritation. Despite its delicate texture, this product contains a blend of rich plant extracts. Among them is Olive Fruit Oil, which contains fatty acids that are beneficial for those suffering from the feeling of dryness. 

Keep the skin feeling refreshed and free of pollutants by using the Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser twice a day. Apply a coin-sized amount of product to damp skin, massaging in circular motions to form a rich lather. Rinse off with cool water and follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.

Deep Clean with an Exfoliant

Facial peeling

Try the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling once a week. Non-abrasive and potently formulated, this exfoliant dislodges dead cells and dirt from the skin’s nooks, crannies, and crevices. It contains two skin-loving vitamins: Vitamins C and E.

To use, apply a quarter-sized amount of product to the palm of your hand. Massage into dry skin in circular motions, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. Rinse off with cool water. Repeat this process once a week for optimal results.

A Dose of Antioxidants

Vine Vera serum

For a boost of ingredients that’ll keep you feeling safe from skin pollution, consider adding the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum to your regular rotation. Like the rest of the products in this routine, this serum contains antioxidants, such as:

  • Green Tea Leaf Extract
  • Vitamin C
  • Kojic Acid
  • Tocopheryl Acetate

After cleansing, apply a generous amount of the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum to your face and neck. Pat the product into your skin until fully absorbed.

Leave Your Skin Feeling Protected

Pinot Noir Longevity Cream with a background

Lastly, finish up your anti-pollution regimen with a moisturizer. Our pick is Vine Vera’s luxurious Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Cream. Enriched with Soybean Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, and Carrageenan Extract, this moisturizer will leave your skin feeling plump and protected.

Other standout ingredients in this cream include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Resveratrol
  • Sage Extract
  • Para cress Extract
  • Sugar Maple Extract

To include the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Cream in your routine, simply pick up a small amount of product with a clean fingertip or a skincare spatula after finishing all your other steps. Massage it into the skin carefully until fully absorbed. Rich yet non-greasy, this moisturizer can be used both in the mornings and evenings.


Exposing our skin to the pollutants around us is inevitable. However, there are a few ways that you can adjust your lifestyle and beauty regimen to prevent the worst effects of skin pollution from taking root. Start your journey towards safer and healthier-looking skin with Vine Vera.

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De-Stress for Your Skin: How to Lower Stress Levels for a Gorgeous Glow

Happy woman

Regardless of the new year’s resolutions that you may have set for 2022, there’s no saying just how the incoming year will play out. Even if you promise to take it easier, get less anxious about work, or approach deadlines in a calmer manner, chances are that those inevitable high-intensity moments will still shake you. After all, learning to deal with stress takes time. But when you finally master the art of taking everything in stride, various aspects of your life will improve for the better — including your skin.

Here, Vine Vera discusses the inevitability of fatigue and the importance of taking time to de-stress for your skin. 

The Brain-Skin Connection

Woman with good skin

Think back to a particularly stressful time in your life, whether it be those crucial exam periods back in school or a recent instance in the workplace. Did you observe any noticeable changes in your skin state during those moments? 

Since ancient times, humans have exhibited and observed a relationship between psychological stress levels and skin conditions. This is called the brain-skin connection.

To better understand this, let us break down the two components of this relationship, the brain, and the skin:

First, let’s zero in on the brain. The brain processes different situations, reactions, and emotions. It sends signals to the rest of our bodies to dictate how they will react to certain triggers. When physical, emotional, or mental pressure rises, the brain and the hormones released by the body try to help us adapt to stress. However, sometimes this stress may manifest in other ways, such as: 

  • Migraines 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

As the largest bodily organ, the skin also exhibits certain reactions to heightened stress levels. For instance, under stressful conditions, the body generates a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that signals the skin to produce more oil. This may spell trouble for those with oily or acne-prone skin types.

In addition, having to deal with a fuller plate leaves you with less time to attend to your regular routines. You’ll likely have less time to sleep, think about what you eat, and do your skincare, among other activities. These changes can set your skin off balance and aggravate existing skin issues. 

Methods to De-Stress for Your Skin

We’ve established that tension and fatigue deal their fair share of damage to the skin. The question is, how can you manage stress effectively to prevent the appearance of your skin from diving? 

Consider the following methods to de-stress for your skin for the new year and beyond:

Get Moving

Woman exercising to de-stress for your skin

You’ve heard it time and again, but exercise is not only necessary for health — it’s a great way to manage negative stress, too. Aerobic exercises are the most commonly researched among all kinds of exercises, and various studies report that people often feel calmer after a 20- to 30-minute workout.

The time you carve out for exercise can also serve as a distraction from whatever may be causing you distress. For instance, one study observed the behaviors and stress levels of various college-aged women who pinpointed studying as their biggest stressor. They compared the symptoms experienced by these women as they studied, exercised, enjoyed quiet rest, and studied while exercising. Among these four conditions, exercising alone proved to have the best effects in soothing their stress.

Rather slower-paced workouts, such as yoga and taichi, have also shown promise in reducing the impact of everyday stressors. The positive feelings that follow a good workout can be credited to two brain chemicals; endorphins and dopamine. These chemicals reduce our perception of pain and allow us to feel satisfied or motivated, respectively.

Exercise also increases the body’s blood flow, which gives the skin a bright and radiant glow.

Take Your Vitamins

Wellness and stress are more correlated than you might think. Think of it this way: when you feel like you may be coming down with an illness, getting stressed about it is a natural reaction. On the other hand, when pressure builds up over an extended period, your body may just give in to fatigue. To keep your stress levels in check, it is also important to maintain your general health — and one great way to do so is by taking your vitamins. 

There are specific vitamins that have stress-busting properties. Here are some that you may want to add to your pillbox:

  • Rhodiola, an herb that can combat stress and fatigue. One study reported that daily consumption of Rhodiola for 12 weeks improved exhaustion, irritability, and anxiety.
  • Melatonin, which can help elevate sleep quality, relieve stress and improve insomnia. 
  • Ashwagandha, a staple in Indian Ayurveda medicine. An adaptogenic herb, Ashwagandha helps improve mood and boost resilience against mental and physical stress. It also lowers the body’s cortisol levels, aiding the skin in oil regulation.

Besides these, there are more common vitamins that can help you sustain good health in the long term. Some of these are Vitamin A, B, or C — which may very well already be in your vitamin rotation.

Oral tablets and capsules are not the only way to secure your skin’s full of vitamins. You may also do this by curating a more vitamin-rich skincare routine.

The Best Vitamins for Your Skin

Vitamins A, B3, B5, C, and E are popular fixtures in the beauty industry, and with good reason. Each offers its potent skin benefits:

  • Vitamin A commonly takes the form of Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate. It’s great for reducing visible signs of aging.
  • Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, is a popular ingredient used to improve the feel of the skin’s texture
  • Vitamin B5, also known as Panthenol, is a multitasking ingredient that functions as both a water-binding humectant and hydration-sealing emollient
  • Vitamin C, arguably the most popular vitamin in skincare, gives the skin a brighter-looking finish. It also works wonderfully in tandem with Vine Vera’s signature anti-aging ingredient, Resveratrol
  • Tocopherol, or vitamin E, commonly paired with Vitamins A or C, keeps the skin feeling healthy

Choosing a Vitamin-Enriched Serum

Vine Vera serums

Here are some vitamin-enriched skincare serums to consider to help you de-stress for your skin:

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum is a serum enriched with Retinyl Palmitate and Vitamin C that chips away at visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles with. Both Vitamin A and Vitamin C not only help combat the look of aging but minimize the feeling of skin dryness too.

Another strong contender that combines Vitamins A and C is the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum. A best-selling Vine Vera serum, this product will leave dark spots looking lighter.

For the appearance of deeper-seated lines and wrinkles, look no further than the Pinot Noir IV Line Perfector. This serum is packaged in an innovative syringe-like applicator, enabling you to precisely dispense its powerful blend of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.

Get Enough Sleep

When the going gets tough, it’s often sleep that we end up giving up. However, this can spell trouble for the body. 

According to the American Psychological Association, even slight sleep deprivation or lowered sleep quality can cause a ripple effect on our judgment, mood, and memory. High blood pressure and obesity are also potential health problems that sleep may cause in the long term. 

Not sleeping well or simply not sleeping enough can also reap negative effects on the skin. This is because, throughout the recommended eight hours of rest, our bodies go through several processes that keep our skin’s health in check:

  • In the first three hours, a hormone called somatotropin is released by the pituitary gland. This hormone is necessary for natural skin reparation and maintaining a youthful appearance.
  • Throughout the fourth and fifth hours of sleep, Melatonin levels begin to rise. Besides contributing to better sleep, melatonin is also an antioxidant, meaning it can help neutralize skin-damaging free radicals.
  • The last stage of sleep is called REM or rapid eye movement. During REM, muscles relax and cortisol levels decrease. In turn, collagen production increases. Collagen aids in improving skin quality, making it smoother, suppler, and less prone to wrinkles.

This year, take the time to rewire your body clock. Ensuring that you can get enough rest is one of the most effective and cost-free methods to de-stress your skin.

Use a Beauty Device

Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

While beauty tools are often seen as a way to improve the skin’s appearance, we urge you to look at them from another perspective: at-home beauty devices like eye wands, massagers, and lasers can create a relaxing spa-like experience from the comfort of home. In turn, they can help reduce stress. Having a clearer, healthier-looking complexion is simply a reaction to taking time to de-stress for your skin.

At Vine Vera, we have three distinct beauty tools that you can seamlessly add to your nightly or weekly routine:

  • The Facial Stimulator is a compact, ergonomic massager that utilizes iontophoresis technology and strategic vibrations to relax the facial muscles. 
  • The Jelessi Photonix-3 Neck Solution helps bring attention to one of the most overlooked yet hardworking areas of the body: the neck. Like the eye area, the neck has fewer oil glands than the face, which makes it more susceptible to the appearance of wrinkles and skin damage. The Photonix-3 Neck Solution is equipped with two features to promote relaxation and leave the skin looking youthful again: Massage Mode and Magnetic Heat Lifting Mode.
  • Unlike other facial massage tools, the Jelessi Photonix-2 Eye Wand was designed specifically to handle the delicate eye area. It comes with two functions: the Blue Relief Mode to reduce the look of puffiness, and the Magnetic Heat Lifting Mode to dimish the appearance of aging.

Invest in Preventive Measures

Skincare can be a solution to existing skin issues, but it can also be a preventive measure for concerns yet to arise. The thought of breakouts, skin damage, or aging itself can become a cause of stress. Having a solid skincare routine and paying extra attention to more delicate, damage-prone areas as early as now can help lessen these future worries.

When it comes to preventive and protective skincare measures, you’ll want to consider both suncare and eye care.

While environmental factors and the passing of time can cause the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and sagging, the number one cause of these visible aging signs is sun damage. The sun induces photoaging when its ultraviolet light comes in contact with unprotected skin. This causes changes to happen at the cellular level, causing drastic damage that will eventually show on the skin in a few years. That said, keeping the skin safe against sun damage is a must every day, indoors or outdoors.

Preventative Skincare Products

Resveratrol Radiance Cream SPF 30 with a background

Vine Vera’s solution? The Resveratrol Zinfandel Radiance Cream SPF 30. An innovative hybrid between a moisturizer and sunscreen, this lightweight product protects the skin with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, and Green Tea Extract. It also contains an SPF level of 30, which can block 97% of the sun’s harmful UVB rays.

While the entire face, neck, and decolletage require ample sun protection, there is one area that demands a little additional care: the eyes. Makeup artists and skincare specialists often recommend applying products to the under eyes using minimal pressure because of how thin and vulnerable the skin feels. This makes the eye area susceptible not only to visible signs of aging, but the physical manifestations of stress as well: the appearance of eye bags, dark circles, and puffiness.

The Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution is a fast-acting eye serum that can minimize the appearance of these skin concerns. It contains an ingredient called Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, otherwise known as Argireline, which can instantly make the skin look healthier and plumper. The Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution also comes fitted with a metal applicator that fits comfortably against the curve of the under-eyes and soothes the skin.

Stress is not a matter that should be taken lightly. It can cause serious physical, mental, and emotional impacts, including the deterioration of your skin. This year, consider your current approach to dealing with stress and reflect on how you can better de-stress for your skin and your overall health.

Need some more help? Check out more of the stress-busting skincare products from Vine Vera here.

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8 Reasons to Try Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection

Sensitive skin cream

Skincare is self-care, and it’s always exciting to find new gems and holy grails when you discover different products. However, it can be frustrating to find brands that do nothing for your skin. Worse, when you buy something that promises astounding results, only to have irritated skin afterward. You go through product after product with nothing to show for it other than an empty wallet. With the market growing at breakneck speed, where does Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection fit in?

Here’s the long and short of it: The Moscato Collection isn’t like any other product line you’ve tried before.

Want to know why? Read on – you’ll soon be convinced that this Vine Vera collection is the one for you.

Introducing the Moscato Collection

Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection is a special skincare line with two products that are fit for even sensitive skin. Whether you experience sensitivity or not, you can reap maximum benefits from these superstars without having to worry about irritation. Here are the two products in the Moscato Collection:

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Moscato cleanser

Some cleansers can leave your skin feeling dry and tight — two factors people often relate to cleanliness. However, the skincare industry has progressed, and your skin doesn’t have to suffer just to be clean.

The Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser is specially designed and formulated to cleanse and condition your face without irritating. It has a gel-like texture that won’t strip you of moisture, but will instead leave you feeling refreshed.

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream

Moscato Collection cream

Like the cleanser, the Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream feels gentle on the skin. It doesn’t contain any ingredients that will irritate your face, even if you have sensitive skin.

It gets even better…

This cream is soft and delicate, and it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on your face. It’s also infused with rich ingredients that will leave your skin feeling and looking rejuvenated. In short, it’s packed with benefits, all while feeling luxurious and gentle when applied to your face.

Why Should You Try Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection?

Still not convinced? Challenge accepted!

Read on to find out why we’re loving the Moscato Collection — and you will, too! — from skin benefits and product quality to Vine Vera’s company principles!

Reduces the Visible Signs of Aging

You know what? Life is fun and exciting. As you grow older, you experience ups and downs, and you also get to learn, love, laugh, and cry. However, the passing of time can leave you with some not-so-nice marks in return.

The Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream is packed with ingredients that can reduce the appearance of aging.

Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Emotions and facial expressions are both parts of our everyday life. Life would be quite bland without them, no? Communicating with the people around you would also be a lot more difficult. However, just like time, our facial expressions also leave marks on our skin as fine lines and wrinkles.

Lucky for you, the Moscato Collection can address that concern!

The Moscato Collection also contains the following ingredients that can smoothen the look of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles:

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Squalene
  • Tribehenin
  • Dimethicone
  • Glyceryl Stearate

These hydrate your skin, making it feel full, plump, and healthy. In the process, they also smooth away the visibility of the lines on your skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin That Feels Soft and Rejuvenated

If you’re like us, you want skincare products that leave you feeling rejuvenated. After all, skincare is self-care, and a routine wouldn’t be complete without the sought-after rejuvenated look.

The Moscato Collection boasts powerful hydrating ingredients that can make your skin look plumper and healthier.

Maintain and Improve the Look of Your Complexion

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Some people misconstrue complexion as simply the color of their skin. But did you know that complexion also includes texture and quality? Luckily for you, Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection also targets these skin concerns.

Tocopherol and Retinyl Palmitate, or Vitamin E and Vitamin A respectively, both help improve your skin complexion. Those two, combined with other powerful ingredients, can make it look and feel soft and smooth.

It gets even better:

The Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream also contains Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. It’s a form of Vitamin C proven to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation

Gentle on Sensitive Skin

Woman applying face cream

Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection is perfect for different skin types. However, these products are specially made to cater to people with sensitive skin. You can now say goodbye to irritated skin!

There’s more:

In addition to removing the threat of skin irritation, both the cleanser and cream will leave skin feeling calm. They contain Allantoin, Panthenol, and Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters that soothe the look of the skin. 

You can rest assured that you’ll get maximum benefits without feeling stings or irritation at all!

The Moscato Collection Feels Good on the Skin

It’s one thing for skincare products to be gentle on all skin types. The Moscato Collection takes this to the next level by actually feeling good when you apply the products to your skin.

Vine Vera’s formulation feels soft and luxurious. Who wants something extremely drying, heavy, or sticky? We sure don’t.

Cruelty-Free and Made with Principle

The Moscato Collection is cruelty-free and tested and approved in the U.S.A. Additionally, the products have recyclable packaging!

We’re one with you to make this world a better place to live in, and we abide by humane and sustainable ways of producing skincare products. With that in mind, you can rest assured that we have your best interests at heart, along with those of the environment.

How to Use the Vine Vera Moscato Collection

Vine Vera resveratrol skin care cleanser

For best results, use both the Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Cream daily. You can use the cleanser every night or after your day ends. Use it as follows:

  1. Apply the cleanser onto wet skin.
  2. Massage it gently in a circular motion until you form a rich lather.
  3. Afterward, rinse thoroughly.
  4. Follow up with the Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream.

As for the cream, you can apply it twice a day, in the morning and evening. You can use it as follows:

  1. Apply a generous amount after you’ve cleansed your face.
  2. Massage the cream in a circular motion until it’s fully absorbed.

Skincare routines vary per person, but you need to make sure that you meet the three essential requirements: cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. The Moscato Collection already has the first two, but you should also use products to protect your skin from sun damage and the risks it poses. Look for something with at least 30 SPF, like the Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream or the Resveratrol Zinfandel Radiance Cream.

To Wrap Up

We understand the frustration that comes with trying to find the perfect skincare products for you. The hunt becomes even more challenging for those with sensitive skin because some products can be too harsh.

But don’t fret!

Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection will bring you the sweet benefits you want for your skin. The line contains two products, the cleanser, and the cream, and they’re both packed with numerous benefits.

Click here to check out more of our superstar products!

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8 Game-Changing New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

Woman looking at skin in mirror

There’s no denying that New Year’s resolutions are tough to stick to. They require a lot of effort, consistency, and time.

It’s the same with skincare. Your skincare products need time to take effect so that you can see results.

However, the good news is that New Year’s resolutions can be achieved if they are broken down into manageable steps. Attempting to obtain clear-looking skin without a specific plan in place is nearly always doomed to fail early on, so don’t overwhelm yourself too fast.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

To start 2022 off with a glowing complexion, here are some of Vine Vera‘s suggestions for new year’s resolutions for your skin. 

Start Taking Preventative Skincare Seriously

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Nowadays, time passes by so quickly that the year is already over before we even know it. Then, however, we might start to notice small visible signs of aging popping up, like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and even crow’s feet.

We recommend incorporating resveratrol into your routine – put this one at the top of your list of new year’s resolutions for your skin! 

Resveratrol is a phytonutrient present in various foods, including red wine, grapes, berries, and peanuts. Because it’s a powerful antioxidant, it keeps the skin looking healthy.

So, where does resveratrol stand in your skincare routine?

One of the key benefits of resveratrol is its ability to reduce the appearance of aging on the skin.

A Resveratrol-Infused Anti-Aging Serum

To diminish the look of aging, we recommend our Chianti Revival Serum. This serum is great for those who have to contend with the appearance of dry skin, aging, and wrinkles. The combination of Resveratrol Ferment extract, vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, and the highly hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate is a fantastic formula for giving you youthful-looking skin.

It’s That Time of Year… To Start Exfoliating Regularly

Vine Vera Merlot Collection Exfoliant

By exfoliating away the dead skin cells that build up on your skin’s surface, the fresh-looking cells beneath will rise to the top. This enhances the efficiency of your moisturizers by allowing them to penetrate your skin more deeply. Maintaining a glowing complexion is as simple as exfoliating regularly.

That’s not all! Exfoliating regularly can also help to keep your pores feeling clear. This means fewer acne breakouts.

A Gentle Yet Effective Exfoliant

For some gentle exfoliation, you should check out the Vine Vera Merlot Facial Exfoliant. It’s a face exfoliator that gently eliminates debris and oils while smoothing the appearance of dry skin. In addition, it’s loaded with glycerin, so you won’t stress your skin out too much when you’re exfoliating.

Load Up on That Sun Protection Factor

Woman applying SPF

We’ve all heard every skincare enthusiast say that SPF is critical, but have you ever wondered why? Well, Vine Vera is here to tell you just that!

Wearing sunscreen is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of acquiring skin cancer. You can protect your skin against cancer-causing rays by using an SPF every day. Melanoma is the most lethal kind of skin cancer, making it critical to safeguard your skin.

Because ultraviolet light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, it is invisible to humans. There are two types of rays in the UV spectrum that can damage the DNA in your skin cells and cause skin cancer: UVA and UVB.

Sunburn is caused by UVB rays, which can play a part in the development of skin cancer. Therefore, the SPF number on a sunscreen mostly refers to the degree of UVB protection it gives.

UVA radiation induces skin damage. This results in tanning, wrinkling, and wrinkles. In addition, UVA rays usually cause sunburn because they have the shortest wavelengths.

One of the main reasons for accelerated aging is sun damage. This results in the formation of sunspots as well as discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. The leading cause of sunburn and leathery skin is overexposure to the sun’s rays. To keep these signs of aging away, wear SPF daily – this is a must-have on your list of new year’s resolutions for your skin.

A Moisturizer with SPF

For sun protection that also feels hydrating, you can try the Vine Vera Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF30.

Since this moisturizer offers SPF30, this means that it only allows 3% of the sun’s rays to hit your skin. Vine Vera’s Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and an uneven skin tone while preventing UV rays from damaging your dermis.

Give Your Lips More TLC

Woman applying lip balm after reading our new year's resolutions for your skin

Want your lips to feel kissably soft? Put these lip tips on your list of new year’s resolutions for your skin.

Firstly, if you catch yourself licking your lips constantly, you might want to stop. Your lips will undoubtedly become drier than previously as saliva evaporates quickly. Lip licking may not be harmful if done infrequently. Constant licking throughout the day, on the other hand, may cause the appearance of chapping, splitting, flaking, or peeling of the lips.

Instead of licking your lips, make it a point to apply a lip balm instead. A lip balm moisturizes your lips and leaves them feeling soft. It’s always better to choose a lip balm with SPF because it will protect your lips from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

So, when you go out, ensure you have a lip balm to hand. Then, reapply your lip balm at regular intervals, just as you would with sunscreen!

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm contains efficient components that leave lips looking their best. This rich product, which is infused with Vitamin C, Avocado Oil, and Shea Butter, will leave dry and chapped lips feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Remember to Stay Hydrated Throughout the New Year

Woman drinking fruit-infused water

Water keeps your body moisturized and rejuvenated. 

Drinking adequate water aids in the removal of toxins from the body, as well as providing you with healthier-looking skin. 

Also, drinking more water can help reduce the appearance of puffiness. When your face appears bloated, it indicates that your skin is holding water to keep you hydrated. This happens when you don’t drink enough water. Staying hydrated can help to reduce the look of facial swelling and puffiness.

Less noticeable pores, clear-looking skin, and a hydrated glow – what more could you ask for?

Another way to keep your skin moisturized is by using the correct type of moisturizer for your skin type.

If you’ve got sensitive skin, you could try the Vine Vera Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream. It’s loaded with plant-based oils to keep your skin feeling fortified.

Switch to a Higher Quality Cleanser

Vine Vera Merlot Collection Cleanser and Toner - New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

Cleansing your skin properly allows products to be better absorbed into your skin. 

Every trace of filth, excess oil, pollution, and undesirable skin cells are removed from your face with daily facial cleansing. If you don’t wash your face thoroughly, dirt and pollution can build up on the surface of your skin. This can lead to breakouts, dehydration, and the appearance of premature aging.

Milk cleansers are a great option to cleanse your skin because they aren’t as harsh as other types.

For this, we’d recommend the Vine Vera Cabernet 2-Step Prep. This bundle comes with our Resveratrol Milk Cleanser and our Resveratrol Balance Toner.

The Resveratrol Milk Cleanser was created with sensitive skin in mind. It’s designed to remove makeup and pollutants gently while also leaving you feeling soft and rejuvenated. On the other hand, the Balance Toner from Vine Vera helps to eliminate pollution and oil while leaving your skin looking even and luminous.

Get More Shuteye

Woman sleeping - New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

Let’s go through the importance of sleep when it comes to avoiding premature aging. We frequently discuss how the skin heals itself as you sleep. So, while you’re catching up on beauty rest, here’s what happens:

  • Your body creates collagen while you sleep.
  • While you’re sleeping deeply, the muscles in your face that generate wrinkles and lines relax (the final three hours).
  • Melatonin, the sleep hormone that also protects the skin against aging free radicals, increases in the middle of the night.

Besides catching up on that beauty sleep, you can also try meditation to relieve stress for a healthier, glowy complexion. 

Get Rid of Out-of-Date Skincare

Skincare fridge - New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

When did you last clean up your cosmetics and personal care items? There’s a fair probability that some of your bathroom’s skincare and cosmetics have expired. Why does this matter? Because active ingredients degrade over time. Some can even end up causing your skin harm.

So, make this a priority on your list of new year’s resolutions for your skin. Go over your skincare products at the beginning of each year and discard any that have been opened for longer than the number of months suggested on the container. Try to recycle as much as you can instead of throwing things away.

As an example, consider these options:

  • Look for recycling icons to be sure that you can recycle the things you buy.
  • Ensure that the containers are free of product before recycling them if they are recyclable.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by reusing or upcycling the packaging.

At Vine Vera, our packaging is sustainable and recycling, making it easy to stick to your eco-friendly habits!


So, what are your aspirations for 2022? Will you be making any of these New Year’s resolutions for your skin? Just remember, the more specific your goals are, the better your chances of achieving them.

At Vine Vera, we are committed to providing the best care and service for our customers. So get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions for your skin by browsing some of our bestsellers.