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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!

Summary

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. 

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How to Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy While Traveling

Tourist looking at map

Perfecting your skincare routine at home is one thing, but making sure that your skin looks in tip-top shape during travel is a whole different ball game. As quarantine restrictions loosen up, we’ll be taking more vacations in the upcoming months. But how do you keep your skin looking healthy when exploring different places?

There’s a lot of adjustment that goes into your skincare for traveling. Your routine will be different whether you opt for a hot, summery trip in the tropics or go for a ski resort in the snowy mountains up north. The important thing is to know how to tweak your routine depending on where you go.

You also have to ensure that you take all the extra measures to keep your skin looking healthy and glowy even with the additional stress and jet lag that comes with travel. Ready to satisfy your wanderlust? Here are some of Vine Vera’s top tips for skin care for traveling.

What Happens to Our Skin When We Travel?

Woman in Greece

Even just flying, the first step of most travel adventures, can cause harm to our skin. That’s because when you’re high up in the sky, the plane will have little to no humidity, so the air is very dry.

For long-haul flights, this means your skin can get dehydrated because of the re-circulated air. Your skin can feel tight and sensitive while you’re flying. It can get so bad that you might even end up having to deal with dry patches on your skin once you land.

This can also cause an uptick in breakouts. When the air is super dry, oily skin tends to overcompensate by producing even more oil, which can clog the pores and result in acne.

Another thing is the stress and anxiety that come with travel. There’s a lot on your mind when you travel, from getting in line at your boarding gate on time to making sure you have everything you need at every step of your trip. This can increase cortisol — aka the stress hormone — which causes breakouts.

One more reason for breakouts during air travel is you’re tempted to lean your head on things that might not be as clean as you think. You might rest your head or cheek against the armrest of your seat or even on the plane window. This can cause friction or the transfer of bacteria, resulting in pimples.

You should also watch out for what kinds of food you try out on your travels. If you’re not used to spicy food or cuisines with lots of allergens, like fish and peanuts, try the foods out a little at a time. Your skin can experience culture shock too.

Here are some tips on skin care for traveling that you might find useful as you explore new places:

Always Wear SPF, No Matter Where You’re Going

Woman applying SPF skin care for traveling

SPF is important in every step of your travel, from stepping onto the plane to when you’re finally relaxing and exploring your destination. Sunscreen is a must when it comes to skin care for traveling, and here’s why.

When you’re on the plane, you’re a lot closer to the sun than you would be if you were traveling by land. This means the sun’s harmful UV rays won’t have to travel that far to get to you since you’re at such a high altitude. Plus, most plane windows aren’t UV-proof, so sun damage is highly likely.

And when you finally make it to your destination, you’ll still need SPF too. You’ll likely be outdoors a lot to see tourist sites or just to explore the streets. This heightens your chances of getting sunburn, which can lead to redness, swelling, and itching. Sunscreen lowers this risk.

Another benefit of using SPF when you travel is that it shields your complexion from UV damage that causes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the long run. So, the more diligent you are with your SPF, the more you’ll be delaying the visibility of skin aging.

To make sure your skin is properly moisturized and protected against the harmful rays of the sun, use the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream, which provides an SPF of 30.

The formula also contains aloe vera, camellia extracts, and vitamin E to leave skin feeling hydrated. Meanwhile, green tea extract and resveratrol soothe the feeling of the sensitivities that can arise from the stress of travel.

Incorporate Antioxidants in Your Routine

Vine Vera serums

If you’re exploring big cities, you could be exposed to a lot of smog and pollution in the air. In the gray smoke of pollution, there are free radicals — little unstable molecules that can break down the healthy collagen and elastin in your skin. This can result in the early appearance of wrinkles and age spots.

Free radicals have missing electrons and try to find a “host” to latch onto so that they can become stable again. They do this by attaching themselves to your skin, which then causes something called “oxidative stress” — a culprit of skin cell destruction.

To keep free radicals from causing harm to your skin, incorporate antioxidants in your routine. Among the best antioxidants is vitamin C.

On your next trip, make sure you pack the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum. It’ll give your skin tone a brighter and more even finish. Perfect for all your Instagram travel photos!

Keep Your Lips Moisturized to Avoid Chapping

Woman touching lips

Moving around and traveling will expose you to ever-changing weather. Aside from the skin on your face and body, your lips might have some trouble adjusting too. So, don’t forget your lips when you’re planning your skin care for traveling.

The dry air on a plane and the extreme climate in some destinations can render your once soft and supple lips feeling chapped instead. This is because cold and dry air evaporates every ounce of moisture, even from your lips. Not only is this annoying to deal with, but it can ruin how you look in travel selfies.

Avoid chapped, rough-feeling lips by including the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm when you’re packing your skin care for traveling. It’s bursting with vitamins that leave the lips feeling soft and strengthened.

It contains ingredients like shea butter and avocado oil, which will leave your lips looking hydrated, plump, and silky smooth all day.

Make Sure Your Hands Continue Feeling Smooth and Soft

Skin care for traveling

Just because travel restrictions are letting up nowadays, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be extra careful about getting sick. We still have to sanitize our hands with alcohol whenever we touch stuff in public, such as trains, elevator buttons, and doors — especially when traveling in an unfamiliar city.

However, this can leave your hands feeling dry. That’s why you should always have a high-quality hand cream as part of your regimen for skin care for traveling.

One that we highly recommend is the Vine Vera Travel Hand Cream. It’s a deluxe size, so it’s easy to toss in your purse while you explore the sights on your bucket list.

The formula contains glycerin, a humectant with moisture-binding properties. It also has other moisture-binding ingredients to help your hands retain all that hydrating goodness for longer. One use of this cream and your hands will immediately feel velvety soft and smooth again.

Don’t Wear Unnecessary Makeup on Your Flights

Woman at airport

It’s always tempting to look extra cute while traveling. Who knows what kind of travel photo ops you’ll find along the way, right? But one basic rule of skin care for traveling is that you shouldn’t cake on so much makeup during your flight. It’s better if you do without it instead.

Wearing a matte foundation will completely dry your face in flight. The same goes for lipstick, which can dry out your lips. Instead of packing on the makeup, go bare and use a moisturizer and lip balm instead. It will be much more comfortable for you and your skin too.

Another tip for skin care for traveling is to keep a travel-sizes moisturizer in your carry-on at all times. That way, you can reapply your moisturizer whenever your skin is feeling a little thirsty and needs to be quenched.

Pack Skincare Products That are Apt for the Climate

Skin care for traveling

One other thing that will strongly affect how your skin is going to react when you travel is the destination you’re looking to go to. Your skin will have different needs if you end up going to the Maldives vs the Swiss Alps. So, you’ll have to adjust your skincare routine to fit the climate of wherever you’re going.

The rules are quite simple. Hot and humid places need lightweight skincare, while areas with colder weather will require you to build an extra rich routine.

First, let’s talk about hot weather. When you’re in a scorching, summery setting under the sun, your body will produce more sweat to try and cool itself down. But sweat mixed with dirt, dead skin cells, sebum, and makeup can end up clogging your pores, resulting in breakouts.

So, when you’re going on an island vacation, it’s better to build a skincare routine with lightweight, water-based products. Focus on aloe-infused gels or mists you can spray on your face whenever it’s getting extra hot.

Now, if you’re going somewhere colder, like European countries in the dead of winter, you need to adjust in another way. Cold and dry air will cause your skin to look flaky and dehydrated, so you need intense moisture.

Be sure to pack up some hydration masks, thick night creams, and rich body butter for the trip. Look for ingredients like ceramides, proteins, and oils to keep your skin feeling as soft possible even in the cold climate. The Vine Vera Resveratrol Merlot Travel Kit is perfect for this!

Get Enough Beauty Sleep Throughout Your Trip

Woman sleeping

Getting the right amount of sleep every night is of huge importance for your skin. Cell repair and collagen regeneration are at their peak when you’re in deep sleep, so if you only get a couple of hours per night, your skin might suffer later on.

But sleep is tricky when you’re traveling. You could get jetlagged if you’re traveling somewhere really far from your time zone. Or you could also get caught up with going to so many tourist attractions that you lose track of time and return home late every day of your trip.

However, if you don’t get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night when you travel, you’ll likely develop puffiness and dark eye bags. Big yikes when you’re trying to look cute in travel pictures!

So, make sure that you prioritize sleep when you’re traveling, no matter how hard this may be! As a backup, pack yourself a few eye care products too, such as our Resveratrol Eye Collection Age-Defying Eye Serum.

Conclusion

There’s plenty to think about when getting ready to travel — your passport, tickets, hotel accommodations, budgeting. But you can’t neglect the look and feel of your skin, which will likely be very sensitive to new environments.

So, make sure you follow our skin care for traveling tips listed above. Moisturization of dry skin is key in cold places, while lightweight skincare works best in the tropics. And wherever you go, sunscreen and antioxidants will be your best friends. Keep all these in mind, and you’ll be golden.

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6 Must-Know Holiday Party Skin Care Tips

Woman at holiday party

As we approach the end of the year, we inch ever closer to the long-awaited holidays. Depending on where you are in the world, this could mean anything from colder weather to presents piling up under a tree. But one thing is certain: there is bound to be a spike in gatherings and celebrations.

Everybody loves a good holiday party. However, that often involves getting dressed up for the occasion and wearing makeup. This is where the importance of holiday party skincare comes in. 

Here at Vine Vera, we are on a mission to ensure that your skin looks in tip-top shape throughout the holidays and beyond. While this may require a little extra care, there’s no need to fret; all you need is a little mindfulness and these six must-know holiday party skincare tips!

Before the Party

If you intend to take any lessons away from this article, let the main one be this: the key to holiday party skincare is ample preparation. Since parties often call for makeup and several hours of socializing, it’s important to ensure that your skin is just as ready for the occasion as you are. Here are some preparatory holiday party skincare tips to get you started:

Boost Hydration

Vitamin C serum for holiday party skin care

With or without an upcoming party, ample skin hydration is a must. However, it becomes even greater a necessity in the colder months, when the skin is more prone to flaking and cracking. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, when the temperature falls, so does the moisture in the air. This makes living in places with cold and dry climates particularly difficult, especially for those with sensitive skin.

One way to combat the usual ills of the colder season is to incorporate hydrating serums into your regimen. As with most skincare products, serums take time to spark lasting change in your skin, so you’ll want to start reaching for these as early as possible. 

Best Pre-Party Hydrating Serums

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum is a crowd favorite with good reason. This serum contains Wheat Germ Oil, a natural ingredient packed with remarkable amounts of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. 

Another reason behind the high demand for this serum is its potent Vitamin C content. Vitamin C is one of the few skincare ingredients that never steps out of the spotlight because of its multiple benefits.

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Longevity Serum is another serum that can help improve the skin’s hydration levels. One of the key ingredients in this product is Sodium Hyaluronate, which has similar benefits to the now-viral Hyaluronic Acid. It also contains Lactic Acid, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that can simultaneously exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Like the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum, this product also contains Vitamin C for a brighter appearance.

Mask Up

Vine Vera Pinot Noir Mask

Make the most of your holiday party skincare by taking the time to mask the night before. Not only does this help get the skin to its best state — it can prove to be an extremely relaxing practice, too.

The first step to pre-party masking is ensuring that your skin is prepared to receive the mask of choice. The best way to do this is using a mild exfoliator, like the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre-Mask. This pre-mask features Retinol’s sibling ingredient, Retinyl Palmitate, in its formula. The product also contains a long list of extracts to keep the skin in balance:

  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
  • Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Ruscus Aculeatus (Butcher’S Broom) Root Extract
  • Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract
  • Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract

After preparing the skin with a pre-mask, the next step is narrowing down which mask you like most. Given the popularity of masking in the beauty world, there is now a wide variety of formulas available, from individually packed sheets to wash-off and leave-on iterations. When it comes to locking in moisture before a big event, we recommend opting for rich, leave-on formulations.

Consider the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. Developed to work in tandem with the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre-Mask, this product uses healing Aloe Leaf Extract to leave a cooling sensation on freshly exfoliated skin. Perfect for the night before your holiday party, this mask features a blend of extracts, Collagen, and Glycerin that leave the skin feeling deeply moisturized.

Prep Early

Woman cleansing skin

Ask any beauty guru or makeup artist for advice, and chances are you’ll hear these wise words: skin preparation is crucial for achieving a great beauty look. Whether you intend to sport a full face of makeup or keep your look simple, taking the time to pamper your skin beforehand will surely pay off.

A few hours before your function, you’ll want to set aside time for these three-holiday party skincare steps:

  • Cleansing 
  • Toning
  • Treating the skin with a sheet mask

Here’s why:

Cleansing may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s surprising how many jump straight into layering their makeup on without ticking this step off the list. A good cleanser will pick up any dirt and bacteria and leave your skin feeling clean but never tight. Toning, on the other hand, finishes the job by removing any remaining debris left behind after cleansing. Depending on the product’s formulation, toners can also rebalance the feel of the skin.

Hit two birds with one stone with Vine Vera’s Cabernet 2-Step Prep. Sold as a set, this nifty cleansing kit includes the Resveratrol Milk Cleanser to wash off any sweat, grime, and dirt, and the Resveratrol Balance Toner to reset the feel of your skin thereafter.

Before hitting the ground running with your primer, foundation, or base makeup, seal the skincare deal with a sheet mask. While clay masks are great for breakouts and leave-on masks are ideal for an overnight treatment, sheet masks are perfect for giving the skin an instantly plumper look.

The Best Pre-Party Sheet Mask

With Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen, the Cabernet Rejuvenation Facial & Eye Mask from Vine Vera will do just the trick. These masks are made out of cellulose, which soaks up all the goodness from the serum and sends it right into the skin. Even better, it comes with separate face and eye masks! If you’re looking to give yourself a little extra pampering, why not throw the Resveratrol Sauvignon Blanc Neck & Chest Mask into the mix as well?

After letting your skin absorb the mask’s serums for 15 minutes, you should then give your skin a quick rinse or gently pat the remaining formula into the skin.

After the Party

Is the party over already? As tempting as it might be to surrender and fall into the relaxing embrace of your bed, you can’t succumb to sleep without giving your skin the aftercare it deserves! Keep these holiday part skincare tips in mind for when the celebrations wrap up:

First Thing’s First: Cleanse!

Cleanser and other holiday party skin care products

After hours of keeping up appearances and being on its best behavior, your skin deserves a thorough cleanse at the end of the day. Erase all evidence of makeup, sweat, and the outside world with a cleanser like Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser.

Formulated with coconut oil-derived Cocamidopropyl Betaine, this cleanser strikes the perfect balance between effective cleansing and mild formula. Thanks to its rich, mousse-type formulation, this product leaves the skin feeling moisturized and supple, making it perfect for dry, dehydrated, or mature skin.

Bring Back the Moisture

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Collection

After removing all remaining traces of your holiday festivities, the next step is to moisturize generously. This will help to soothe the feel of your skin. Here at Vine Vera, we have several moisturizing creams that can easily fall into your holiday party skincare routine:

A Post-Party Moisturizing Cream

If you’re looking for a moisturizer that can heavily moisturize while preventing visible signs of aging from showing through, consider the Resveratrol Shiraz Instant Facelift. As its name suggests, this product features ingredients that give the skin a lifted and more youthful appearance. 

This product also includes Resveratrol, Vine Vera’s signature ingredient. Derived from red grapes, Resveratrol is an antioxidant. Present across all of our product lines, Resveratrol is a multi-tasker that everyone should be using.

A Post-Party Moisturizing Serum

Another strong contender to complete your post-party routine: the Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery. This silky, lightweight serum addresses the appearance of aging, dryness, and uneven skin texture with a blend of Resveratrol and Vitamin C. Its formula also includes Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1. 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 is even more effective when paired with Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. This ingredient also happens to be present in the Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery formula. Together, these ingredients form something called Matrixyl 3000. A skincare power couple, a Matrixyl 3000 in-vivo study reported a big improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.

Don’t Forget Your Eyes!

Vine Vera eye solution

While you’re moisturizing away, don’t forget to show the eye area some love. Being thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face, the skin around the eyes is especially sensitive. This means that it requires a little extra TLC. Give your eye area just that with Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution.

They say the best things take time. While there may be truth in that statement, we declare the Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution an exception. A magic wand for the eyes, this quick-absorbing eye serum uses Resveratrol and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 to tighten and smoothen the look of the under-eyes. With a cooling metal applicator, the product is easy to dispense and spread across the small space below the eyes. The best part? All it takes is 60 seconds!

As we put our best outfits, best makeup, and best selves forward this holiday season, let’s not forget to give our skin the same importance. Perfect your holiday party skincare regimen with Vine Vera! 

Discover more exquisite solutions to include in your holiday party skincare rotation by browsing through Vine Vera’s online store.

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Wine-Inspired Beauty: 8 Skin Care Products You Need to Try

The best skin care from wine

Beauty often takes inspiration from nature and the world around us, which is why natural ingredients are plentiful in cosmetic products. From citrus fruits to green tea, the cosmetic industry has long since been harnessing the benefits provided by plants, fruits, vegetables, and other elements from the natural world.

However, there is one ingredient that Vine Vera believes deserves more attention in the realm of beauty: wine. Ahead, we discuss its benefits and take a look at some of the best skincare from wine.

Why Wine?

Wine glass

It may seem like an uncanny choice to add wine, an alcoholic beverage, to your skincare routine. However, when you consider the origins of the beverage, the science behind it begins to make more sense. 

Wine is produced from grapes, which, like most fruits, possess several skin-loving benefits. The skin of these grapes is where Resveratrol, the secret behind the best skincare from wine, can be found.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol, which is a group of antioxidants that can:

  • Minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
  • Contribute to the feeling of skin hydration.
  • Calm the feel of the skin and reduce the look of redness.

While drinking countless glasses of wine regularly is certainly a way to get your fill of Resveratrol, applying specially formulated skincare is a more practical idea. Not to mention, it’s hangover-free! Furthermore, Resveratrol performs more efficiently when paired with certain other ingredients — just like those in Vine Vera’s wine-inspired skincare products.

Here at Vine Vera, we are dedicated to producing scientifically formulated skin solutions. While wine and Resveratrol are front and center across all of our products, we ensure maximum effectiveness by innovatively adding other proven ingredients, like Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Fruit Oil Extracts, into the mix.

Below, we identify some of the best skincare from wine available online at Vine Vera.

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Moscato cleanser

There are several theories behind the origins of the Muscat grapes used to make Moscato wine. Some trace their origins back to the ancient Egyptians and Persians, while others believe that they only date back to 800 BC. Despite multiple theories, one thing is certain: Muscat grapes are among the oldest domesticated grapes in the world. Today, there are over 200 varieties of Muscat grapes. 

These grapes are the inspiration behind Vine Vera’s Moscato collection. With two products in the line, the Moscato collection is specifically formulated to work well with sensitive skin.

Among the two products in Vine Vera’s Moscato collection is the Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser. Powered by grape-extracted Resveratrol, this cleanser gently lifts dirt and bacteria off the skin. The formula comes in a lightweight, gel-like texture, making it a perfect match for oily and acne-prone skin.

How to Use

Use this cleanser daily for the best results. Simply apply a small amount of product to damp skin and massage in circular motions. After a lather has been formed, rinse the product off thoroughly with cool water. Then, follow up with the rest of your skincare routine. 

Resveratrol Merlot Cleansing Kit

Skin care from wine

Even if you aren’t all that familiar with wine, chances are you’ve heard of Merlot. A versatile dark blue grape, Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals across the globe. Case in point: in 2015, Merlot grapes were planted across 266,000 hectares globally.

Viticulturists trace the parentage of grapes through research and analysis. Merlot’s parentage was studied and revealed throughout the late 1990s to the late 2000s. Its parent grapes are Cabernet Franc and a rare variety called Magdeleine Noire de Charentes. Merlot takes the best traits from its parent varieties.

Some of these traits translate to Vine Vera’s very own collection of Merlot-inspired skincare. While the Merlot Collection is relatively straightforward, the four products within the line work together the feel of the skin’s texture.

The Resveratrol Merlot Cleansing Kit packages two cleansing products together: the Resveratrol Milk Cleanser and Resveratrol Balance Toner. The former picks up the majority of dirt and debris from the skin, while the latter finishes the job. This really is the perfect pair!

If you haven’t felt the need to use a toner before, trust us and give this one a try. You’ll soon notice the difference in your skin and won’t want to go back!

How to Use

To use the Resveratrol Merlot Cleansing Kit, generously dampen a cotton ball or cotton pad with the Resveratrol Milk Cleanser. Apply the product on dry skin until makeup and dirt are lifted from the skin. Rehydrate the skin by dispensing the Resveratrol Balance Toner onto another cotton ball or clean hands. Pat the product into the skin and neck. Then, follow up with your favorite Vine Vera serum and moisturizer!

Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System

Petal Peel System

Radiance is one of the most difficult skin qualities to achieve. It denotes a smooth-looking texture, the right level of moisture, and the absence of the appearance of dullness — each of which is difficult to achieve on its own. However, we at Vine Vera have our own express solution to radiant-looking skin: the Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System.

Zinfandel wine’s roots can be traced back to Croatia, but it is now primarily grown in California. It is primarily known for its versatile flavor. This makes it a fantastic choice for pairing with a variety of dishes. 

In the same way, our Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System works well with all skin types. A great example of the best skincare from wine, this illuminating skin system is an instant pick-me-up for skin that feels dull and dehydrated. It utilizes three solutions to get the best results in just 20 minutes:

  • Rose-veratrol Petal-Peel Powder, which is infused with Rose Bud Powder
  • Activating Petal-Peel Gel, an alcohol-free solution that draws moisture to the skin
  • Correcting Petal-Peel Capsules, a natural oil full of fatty acids

How to Use

To use the Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System, open one packet each of the powder, gel, and capsules. Pour all the components into the enclosed bowl and mix until they combine to form a creamy paste. Apply the mask onto the skin and neck, taking care to avoid the eye area. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then gently pull it off the skin in sections. Follow up with a serum and moisturizer for optimal results!

Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask

Magnetic mask

Malbec is a popular red wine produced across seven countries worldwide. With thick skin, deep purple berries, and a full-bodied taste, Malbec is the kind of wine that can please everybody. The same can be said about Vine Vera’s Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask.

Rooted in innovation and research, this mask is just one example of the best skincare from wine. Taking skincare to the next level, it utilizes a magnet and diamond powder for mess-free masking. In true Vine Vera fashion, it also makes use of natural ingredients to target the appearance of aging, uneven-looking skin, and a rough skin feel with a blend of unique ingredients. Some of the ingredients you’ll find in the Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask’s formulation include:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract
  • Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

How to Use

To use, simply apply a thin layer of the product onto the skin using a brush or spatula. Let the product sit on the skin for a few minutes. Insert the enclosed magnet into a sachet and hover it close to the face to lift the mask from the skin. Thereafter, massage the face and neck with the remaining oils. You can then apply your favorite serum and moisturizer to complete your at-home spa experience!

Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Serum

Shiraz serum

There is no shortage of red wine in the market, but each variety has its own distinct characteristics that set it apart from the rest. Shiraz, for instance, has a fuller-bodied and more robust taste compared to Merlot, another common choice for red wines. Vine Vera takes these characteristics of Shiraz wine and applies them to our collection of skincare that can reduce the look of aging.

The Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Serum harnesses the power of Sodium Hyaluronate and Vine Vera’s signature Resveratrol to crack down on the visible signs of aging. The serum also contains Retinyl Palmitate, a form of Vitamin A.

How to Use

Ready to incorporate the best skincare from wine into your routine? Here’s how to introduce the Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Serum to your regimen.

After cleansing and toning the skin, simply apply a small amount of serum onto the face and neck. Massage it into your skin until fully absorbed. Then, layer your favorite Vine Vera moisturizer over the top.

Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe

Syringe

Chianti wine is produced in a region of Tuscany and is often packaged in a wine bottle within a straw basket. Here at Vine Vera, we have our own unique packaging for our very own Chianti-inspired serum.

The Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe is a unique solution packaged in a non-invasive, needle-like exterior. With a syringe, targeting specific lines and problem areas becomes a much easier task. 

Just as important as the innovative packaging is what lies inside it. The Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe harnesses the following natural ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Cucumber Extract
  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

How to Use

Once a week, use the applicator to directly dispense the product onto specific wrinkles or areas of the face. Pat the product into your skin until fully absorbed. Before storing the syringe, remove any excess product from the applicator using a clean cotton swab. 

Although the instantaneous effects of this syringe are temporary, consistent use is beneficial. The formula is packed with ingredients that’ll help to combat the look of skin aging in the long run too.

Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Creams

Cabernet cream

Cabernet Sauvignon is easily one of the most prominent wines all over the world, with almost every wine-producing country producing this specific variety. Here at Vine Vera, Cabernet Sauvignon is also a crowd favorite with several products from the Cabernet line ranking among our list of best-sellers.

Two cult-favorite products from the line include the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Creams. Both are formulated to improve the skin’s moisture levels through day and night:

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream is designed to layer well under sunscreen or makeup — no pilling or excess grease involved. Its lightweight formula features Vitamin E and Shea Butter to ensure long-lasting moisture ‘round the clock. 

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream, on the other hand, features a thicker and richer formula. With Retinyl Palmitate, Green Tea Extract, and Coral Seaweed Extract, this cream leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth all night. This makes it an especially great choice for those with dry skin, rough patches, or sensitivity to colder weather. 

At Vine Vera, wine is not just an inspiration for our products — it’s a crucial part of the formulation process. Taking the best qualities from popular wines from across the globe, we use science to harness the skin-loving properties of grapes to bring you the best skincare from wine.

Ready to upgrade your skincare routine? Discover more of the best skincare from wine, only from Vine Vera.

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Skincare for Fall: 8 Ingredients to Add to Your Beauty Routine

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After months of beach vacays, tiny denim shorts, and the sweltering heat of the sun, we finally bid farewell to summer. No more super sweaty and oily days that give us breakouts at last!

But as we transition from summer to the colder season, there needs to be a lot of tweaking in your skincare for fall. In the autumn, richness is key. You’ll need to trade in those lightweight, oil-free moisturizers for thicker day and night creams to make up for the cold, dry winds.

And you can’t just pick any random moisturizer for fall. You must be sure that the ingredients will give your skin the most hydration possible.

And if you want to be extra purposeful with your skincare products, you should keep an eye out for ingredients that will help address your personal skin concerns, too.

Not sure which ingredients to go for? Vine Vera is here to help. Here are eight perfect ingredients to incorporate in your skincare for fall.

Transitioning Your Skincare for Fall is Crucial

Creams

In the summertime, humidity levels are high in most places. So even if you put on just one or two layers of a lightweight moisturizer, your skin will likely feel hydrated all day. But the leaves start to fall and we hop into the colder autumn months, the air starts to change.

During fall, the humidity drops and the environment gets colder, and consequently, drier. That means there’s not enough moisture in the air to keep your hair and skin looking soft and supple anymore.

So while you change up your wardrobe, shoes, and makeup colors to welcome the season of fall, you must do it with your skincare routine too. It’s time to whip out thick creams and rich serums to keep your skin feeling quenched even as the air goes stale and dry.

Layering is going to be super important when it comes to skincare for fall. While you only had one lightweight moisturizer to beat the heat in the summer, you’ll probably need extra hydration in the fall. That means you need a combination of a serum, cream, and sunscreen to combat the feeling of dryness.

Looking to beef up your skincare for fall? Here are eight awesome ingredients to help keep your skin look in tip-top shape in the cozy, chilly months ahead:

1. Resveratrol to Get Rid of the Look of Redness from the Cold

Skincare for fall

If you have uber-sensitive skin or have eczema or rosacea, you’ll know that the colder months of autumn can cause more flare-ups than usual. The dry air triggers irritation and tenderness in the skin, leaving your skin looking red and sensitive. Resveratrol can help with that.

Resveratrol is a compound extracted from wine, grapes, and berries. It’s loved for how it can delay the visible signs of skin aging, like wrinkles and saggy skin.

But its most important role in skincare for fall is soothing the look of red, inflamed skin with its calming properties. Bye-bye, redness from the harsh cold!

It’s definitely a powerhouse ingredient in skincare, which is why we at Vine Vera put it at the forefront of all our collections. You’ll see resveratrol infused in many if not all of our cleansers, creams, serums, and other products that will be terrific for your skincare for fall.

2. Aloe Vera to Soothe the Feeling of Dry, Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin cream

Aloe vera is a fantastic skincare ingredient for oily, sensitive skin because it feels hydrating and soothing without being comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores and cause pimples.

It’s a humectant, so it binds moisture into your skin for a boost of hydration — something your skin will likely crave in the fall.

One of our favorite creams for sensitive skin is the aloe-infused Vine Vera Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream. The gentle yet hardworking moisturizer feels rich without being overly greasy. Instead, it just leaves a suppleness and healthy glow to your skin.

With like resveratrol, olive oil, retinyl palmitate (a derivative of vitamin A), allantoin, panthenol, and ceramides, this cream combats the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also leaves your skin feeling super soft and smooth.

3. Shea Butter to Leave Parched Skin Feeling Strengthened

Vine Vera Cabernet Collection Moisture Day Cream

Shea butter is one of the most popular vegetable oils out there because of its creamy and decadent texture. It’s a natural butter extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, native to Africa. Like coconut oil, it solidifies at room temperature, so you just know it’s going to be thick and rich.

This butter is an excellent skincare ingredient for those with naturally dry skin because the fall months will likely hit you even harder with dehydration. Shea butter will help your skin feel prepared for the battle against the cold, dry air.

Leave your skin feeling plumped up and moisturized this fall with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. It has shea butter, resveratrol, and vitamin E to give super thirsty skin a quenched feeling. It boosts the look of elasticity while leaving skin feeling resilient.

When used daily, you’ll notice how radiant and soft your skin will feel. No dryness and flaking here! Just properly hydrated skin for a fab autumn.

4. Sunflower Seed Oil for a Boost of Vitamin E

Sunflower seed oil

Another ingredient you can find in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream is sunflower seed oil. This underrated oil is chock-full of vitamin E, which is known to give the skin a healthy and hydrated appearance.

It’s a wonderful ingredient for skincare for fall when you need moisture and a way to beat the appearance of redness and skin sensitivity.

5. Jojoba Oil for its Sensitive Skin-Friendly Hydration

Body butter

Jojoba oil is another popular moisturizing oil for both the skin and hair. But one thing many people don’t know is that it’s not actually oil. It’s a wax ester, aka sebum that’s very similar in structure to the oils produced by the human body. It’s as close as you can get to mimicking your skin’s natural oil.

Because of that, jojoba oil is quite unproblematic on the skin. It’s unlikely to clog your pores or cause irritation since it’s so close to the oil already being produced by your glands.

This lightweight oil is excellent not just for adding hydration and a smooth feeling to the skin. It also helps balance sebum production, making it beneficial for dry and oily skin alike.

You might have seen jojoba oil in many face creams and masks in the past. But it’s not just your face you need to watch out for in the autumn months. You need to be wary of your skin from head to toe too! Experience the benefits of jojoba oil in the Vine Vera Intensive Shea Body Butter.

Aside from jojoba oil, this body butter contains aloe and shea, two botanicals we already know are amazing for skincare for fall. These ingredients work together to leave your skin feeling bouncy and silky soft to the touch.

Use this butter daily during the fall if you have dry knees, elbows, and hands. Don’t neglect these parts of your skin this fall by ensuring you have a soft, supple complexion from the neck down, too.

6. Vitamin C to Brighten the Look of Your Skin

Vitamin C collection

Another negative effect of the colder fall months is that our skin and hair get weaker. Moisture is a must for keeping the skin barrier feeling strong and fortified. That means that in the drier months, the skin will likely be more vulnerable to damage.

Vitamin C can help. This well-loved vitamin will leave your skin looking bright, tight, and youthful.

Want to see the magic of vitamin C for yourself? Try out the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum. It’s infused with so many exquisite ingredients, such as resveratrol and vitamin A. It would be an excellent addition to your skincare for fall if you’re looking for something to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. 

7. Sodium Hyaluronate for Extra Hydration on Chilly Days

Vine Vera eye serum

Hyaluronic acid is a popular humectant that draws water from the air to bring into your skin. It’s considered a cult fave for hydration, so we’re sure you’ve heard about it at least once before. But let us introduce you to hyaluronic acid’s arguably more effective little sister: sodium hyaluronate.

Sodium hyaluronate is a derivative of hyaluronic acid. It has a smaller molecular weight than the latter, making it easy for it to penetrate the deeper layers of skin and give them extra hydration. And because it’s a salt form, it’s more stable than other types of hyaluronic acid.

Aside from combating the dehydration that your skin is susceptible to in the fall, sodium hyaluronate is also known to plump up the look of tired, lifeless skin with no bounce. This is terrific if your skin is looking and feeling a bit dull, or if you’re noticing the early visible signs of wrinkles and deep lines.

Unlike emollient oils and butter, sodium hyaluronate is incredibly lightweight and non-greasy. It leaves your skin with a healthy-feeling dewiness without it feeling excessively oily.  It’s the perfect hydrating ingredient for those with acne-prone skin.

Try out the benefits of sodium hyaluronate with a little treat for your eyes — the Vine Vera Resveratrol Eye Collection Age-Defying Eye Serum.

This eye serum is a more convenient alternative for daily eye cream. Aside from sodium hyaluronate, it contains vitamin C, green tea, and resveratrol to make your under-eyes appear hydrated, firm, and bright.

8. Squalane to Get that Silky Smooth Feeling

Vine Vera Skincare for fall

Last but not least, we have squalane, an emollient found in lipids to help moisturize the skin deeply while leaving a silky finish to the complexion. It’s easy for the skin to feel super flaky during fall, so squalane is a terrific ingredient to use to combat that.

Get that smooth, silky skin you’ve always wanted with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. This leave-on mask is rich in moisturizing ingredients like squalane, collagen, aloe vera, and peptides. These work together to reduce the feeling of dry skin and fight the appearance of aging.

It’s also infused with fruit extracts, including maqui, acai berry, goji, noni, pomegranate, and more. These refresh and rejuvenate the feel of the skin.

Conclusion

There are a plethora of oils and botanicals that can help elevate your skincare for fall, but these eight are our holy grails. Some of them give your thirsty skin plenty of hydration, like sodium hyaluronate and aloe vera, while others smoothen the look of your skin for a pretty glow, like shea butter and squalene.

Picking out new products for your skincare for fall may sound like a chore and unnecessary expense. But when you understand the many benefits these ingredients can give your skin as you jump into the cold autumn, you’ll know that they’re totally worth it.

Beat the feeling of dehydration, redness, and tiredness that come about in your skin during the fall with these eight ingredients. Keep an eye out for them as you shop at Vine Vera, and you’ll have skin that feels smooth, supple, and hydrated throughout fall.

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Resveratrol and Vitamin C: The Skincare Power Couple Worth Knowing About

Grapes and oranges

We often hear about power couples reigning in the worlds of music and entertainment, but the skincare realm has its fair share of superstar pairings, too. There’s Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid — the list goes on. 

However, there’s one skincare power couple that arguably deserves more attention. Armed with the ability to combat the visibility of aging and reduce the appearance of dark spots, this is one powerhouse of a partnership…

Today, Vine Vera will be sharing everything you need to know about Resveratrol and Vitamin C. 

What is Resveratrol?

Grapes

If you’ve been searching for a reason to drink all the red wine your heart desires, Resveratrol might just be the answer you seek. An antioxidant derived from the skin and seed of red grapes, Resveratrol is a skincare powerhouse.

Despite its potential benefits, Resveratrol is still relatively difficult to come by in the skincare world. However, at Vine Vera, this supercharged ingredient is front and center. Harnessing the multiple benefits of Resveratrol, Vine Vera includes it as a staple across all of our product lines. 

What About Vitamin C?

Oranges

The other half of this skincare power couple is formed by Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid.

A popular ingredient across cleansers, toners, and serums, Vitamin C is recognized primarily for how it brightens the look of the skin.

Resveratrol and Vitamin C: The Ultimate Skincare Power Couple

The idea that two is better than one rings true as far as Resveratrol and Vitamin C are concerned. While both have earned their merits as skin-loving ingredients individually, thanks to their shared strengths and synergistic properties, they are even better together.

Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Collection

Resveratrol and Vitamin C products

So, how do your combine two powerful ingredients into your skincare routine?

Vine Vera makes it simple. Taking the guesswork out of your regimen, Vine Vera combines the benefits of both these ingredients in our Resveratrol Vitamin C collection. Here’s a breakdown of the five products in the line — and why each deserves to be a permanent fixture in your daily routine.

Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser

Vine Vera Cleanser

A mildly formulated cleanser suitable for every skin type, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser is one of the best-selling products of the line. With a lightweight yet potent formula, this cleanser is ideal for the warmer months or as a nightcap after a long day.

Besides Resveratrol and Vitamin C, this cleanser also contains several other ingredients that help improve the appearance of the skin. Some noteworthy ingredients in the formulation are:

  • Vitamin A or Retinyl Palmitate. A gentler alternative to Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate is the least irritating of all retinoids
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. Otherwise known as Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, this ingredient moisturizes and soothes the feel of the skin
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract. Another botanical ingredient, this flower extract reduces the look of redness and inflammation
  • Lactic Acid. Gentler than other AHAs, Lactic Acid provides light exfoliation 

To use, pump a small amount of product and massage into damp skin in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water. For optimal results, use twice daily.

Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling

Facial peeling

Take your routine beyond basic cleansing with regular exfoliation. 

The skin naturally sheds dead skin to welcome new skin cells every 30 days. Exfoliating weekly helps the skin unveil a newer, more radiant layer, and also gives way to a brighter-looking tone and better product absorption.

With Mandelic Acid as its primary chemical exfoliator, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling is a great way to incorporate exfoliation into your weekly regimen. Gentler than Glycolic Acid, a common choice for exfoliators, Mandelic Acid gently sloughs off dead cells.

Also included in the formulation is Bamboo Extract Powder. This serves as a physical exfoliator. To prevent abrasions and microtears, this ingredient is ground to a delicate texture, milled just finely enough to do the job effectively.

While the Mandelic Acid and Bamboo Extract Powder diminish the dead cells, Resveratrol and Vitamin C brighten the look of the skin.

To include the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling in your skincare rotation, apply a quarter-sized amount of product to the face. Massage in a circular motion, making sure to avoid the eye area. Rinse off with cool water. Use once to twice per week for best results.

Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Serum

Another popular pick from the Resveratrol Vitamin C collection is the line’s signature serum. Unlike the other products from this collection, the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum utilizes another form of Ascorbic Acid: Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

Here’s what makes Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate a remarkable alternative to run-of-the-mill Vitamin C:

    • As a Vitamin C derivative, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is more stable than Vitamin C. This means that it remains effective and performs as intended, even with changes in moisture, pressure, and temperature. This is a conundrum that formulators often find trouble solving with Vitamin C.
    • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is oil-soluble. It outperforms the ability of Vitamin C to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
    • Besides being more stable and oil-soluble, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is still able to do what Vitamin C does: brighten and tighten the look of the skin.

All these benefits from Resveratrol and this powerful Vitamin C derivative are enveloped in a lightweight, silky serum.

To use, apply a few pumps of serum to clean skin in the morning and evening.

Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer

Vine Vera cream

No matter your skin type, a good moisturizer should remain a non-negotiable in your skincare routine. Unlike the balms, treatments, and skin essences that can be added and removed from your rotation as you please, an effective moisturizer is essential to keeping the skin’s oils in check. Yes, even when your skin type is oily or acne-prone.

Regulating your skin’s moisture levels has plenty to do with choosing the right moisturizer. Those with dry skin would benefit from a thick, lipid-heavy formula. Meanwhile, those with oily skin should opt for thinner and lighter solutions.

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer falls right in between. With a vitamin-rich formula that doesn’t set sebum production into overdrive, it makes a great match for every skin type on the spectrum.

In addition to Resveratrol and Vitamin C, this moisturizer also contains Pro-Vitamin B5. Otherwise known as Panthenol, this vitamin aids in reducing the feeling of inflammation.

To include the Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer in your routine, apply an even layer of the product onto your face and neck as a follow-up to your serum. Use twice daily.

Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm

Resveratrol and vitamin C lip balm

Last but not least, a lip balm rounds out Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C line. Proof that powerful formulations can come in small packages, the Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm includes an assortment of noteworthy ingredients:

  • Shea Butter. A multitasking ingredient with an impressive list of benefits, Shea Butter is one of the most effective moisturizers you’ll find. It plumps up the look of the skin
  • Avocado Oil. As it turns out, Avocado Oil is just as versatile as the fruit it is extracted from. It’s great for keeping skin feeling hydrated
  • Beeswax. Commonly found in lip and skin balms, Beeswax gives skin a soft feeling

With Resveratrol and Vitamin C completing the rich formulation, the Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm keeps your lips free of the appearance of chaps, cracks, and all sorts of external damage.

Get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the benefits of Resveratrol combined with Vitamin C, and the synergistic abilities of both ingredients in your routine.

Ready to make the switch? Include both Resveratrol and Vitamin C in your daily skincare routine with Vine Vera’s five-step Resveratrol Vitamin C line. Shop the collection online here, or further upgrade the experience with the Jelessi Torché V2+ Amber Light.

Click here to discover more Vine Vera best-sellers.

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5 Ways to Give Your Face an Instant Glow

Woman massaging face

Did you know that blood circulation is crucial for our skin?

We all understand the importance of proper blood circulation: it transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, which benefits the brain, heart, lungs, muscles, and digestion, among other things.

In addition, blood transports oxygen, vital nutrients and transports waste items, effectively detoxifying your skin from the inside. Good blood circulation also helps with cell regrowth and skin health, with cell regrowth necessary for collagen production.

Poor blood circulation can cause a variety of issues. You may look paler with a washed-out appearance and may have to contend with skin dryness, irritation, itching, an uneven and blotchy skin tone, and an increased risk of infections or slow-healing wounds.

So, how do you attain that wonderfully glowy skin while keeping your blood circulation in check?

There are a few basic things you can do to keep your blood moving and nutrients flowing to your skin cells, and that includes having a good skincare routine.

Here at Vine Vera, we harness the power of resveratrol, among many other skin-loving ingredients, to give your skin everything that it needs to glow! Read on for a deeper look at our products.

Give Your Face a Massage with Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Merlot Facial Exfoliant

Vine Vera Merlot Collection Exfoliant

When it comes to maintaining healthy-looking skin, exfoliation is essential, and it should be a part of your weekly skincare routine. The Resveratrol Merlot Facial Exfoliant removes the look of roughness, dullness, and dryness from your skin, leaving it appearing polished, smooth, and bright.

The exfoliating grains help to slough off dead skin as you massage it over your face, and the rubbing action promotes circulation.

Exfoliating also helps prevent the look of dry, flaky skin as well as cellulite. Even better, removing the dead, old layers of your skin increases the absorption of any lotions you use afterward.

Once you’re done, keep your skin feeling fortified with a layer of your favorite Vine Vera moisturizer. We have numerous skin cream formulas for you to choose from! 

Show Your Skin Some Love With This Facial Stimulator

Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

Revolutionize your everyday skincare regimen with Vine Vera’s new and totally unique facial stimulator.

Complete with iontophoresis technology and vibration massage functions, this intelligent, tiny applicator can ease the feeling of tension from your skin.

Use this tool to boost the properties of any essence you’re using, whether it’s a day moisturizer or an eye cream.

Facial massages can help your skin look better. They can aid in relaxing the muscles that generate the appearance of stress lines, leaving your skin looking youthfully smooth and firm.

Manual Facial Massages

Woman massaging face for circulation boost

Looking to improve the feel of your skin texture? Well, as mentioned, you should consider facial massages. 

We guess you could call it a form of “facial exercise.”

You could even massage your face using your hands or a gua sha tool!

Cleanliness is key, so you should wash your hands with warm water and antibacterial soap before you start. You could also try steaming your face first.

How to Perform a Facial Massage

Using minimal pressure, give your lymph node area a massage. Then, run your fingers under your ears, up along your jawline, and down to your throat.

Move over to the side of your jaw, past your lips, and over your cheekbones in a wide circular motion. It’s always a good idea to press skin up and out. Never pull your skin down to the point where it sags.

After that, massage your forehead with both hands. Begin by massaging your temples and work your way up to the center of your forehead.

Lightly massage around your eyes with soft strokes to relieve the look of puffiness. Just do this for a minute every day to obtain the best results, and Vine Vera promises you’ll see a difference in the long run.

Harness the Strength of LED Light Therapy for an Added Boost

LED skincare devices for circulation boost

Did you know that LED light treatment was first developed to speed up the healing of surgical wounds and scars? After that, specialists discovered that LED light therapy also helped renew and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.

There are no known contraindications to LED light treatment, according to specialists. It’s suitable for all skin types and conditions, and it’s even safe to use around the eyes.

At Vine Vera, we have a few fantastic devices up our sleeves that are highly raved by our loyal customers:

TORCHĒ V2+ AMBER LIGHT

JELESSI’s Torche V2+ Amber Light uses Amber LEDs and heat technology to rejuvenate the look of your skin for that instant glow. With regular usage, this non-invasive gadget can minimize the appearance of oil, brown spots, irritation, and pore size, resulting in a smoother, more refreshed appearance.

TORCHĒ V2+

They may look the same, but this product emits red LED light, which is the most effective light on the spectrum to boost the look of skin circulation.

This groundbreaking device is guaranteed to bring back the glow to your skin.

This effective treatment uses red LED infrared technology to target the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots on the face and neck. As a result, you will notice a revitalized youthfulness in both the look and feel of your skin with regular usage.

PHOTONIX-2 JADE EYE WAND

The skin around your eyes is noticeably thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your face, which is why the products you use around your eyes should be specifically developed for this area.

The Photonix-2 Eye Wand’s Blue Relief Mode brightens the look of the complexion, and reduces the appearance of puffiness. On the other hand, red light waves are used in the Magnetic Heat Lifting Mode to give the skin a smoother and firmer finish.

Load Up on Resveratrol

Vine Vera skincare products for summer

As if we haven’t stressed enough, resveratrol is magic in a bottle for your skin!

So, what is resveratrol, the skin-loving ingredient found in most Vine Vera products?

Resveratrol is a substance that can be found in berries, grapes, and wine. But, it’s not as simple as downing a bottle of chianti with your meals, or splashing it on your face (no matter how delicious that sounds!).

It’s a popular skincare ingredient for those with mature skin because of how it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving the skin a beautiful glow.

If you’re searching for the perfect ingredient that’ll give you a boost when it comes to the appearance of your skin, you’ll find what you need at Vine Vera, because our products are enriched with the goodness of resveratrol.

The Resveratrol Malbec DNA Melting Pre-Mask

One product that we’d recommend is the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Melting Pre-Mask.

This skincare component is formulated with three main powerhouse ingredients:

  • Resveratrol
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Vitamin C

The Vine Vera Malbec DNA Melting Pre-Mask is an easy-to-use pre-mask that firms and tightens the look and feel of your skin. It’ll prepare it for the application of your fave Vine Vera facial mask.

This innovative pre-mask melts into a smooth oil before it changes into a clarifying foam that rids the skin of impurities.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream

Additionally, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream is an excellent moisturizer to include in your skincare routine. This cream is high in resveratrol and vitamin E, which will both leave your skin looking glowy.

This formula contains shea butter too, which will moisturize your skin. This day cream is excellent for dry skin that needs a little extra moisture. It’s also great for mature skin that requires a pick-me-up in terms of looking tighter and brighter.

Turn to Retinyl Palmitate

Vine Vera Mask

Retinol is another powerhouse ingredient that’s commonly heard in the world of skincare, and with good reason too.

Vitamin A derivatives are beneficial if you want to prevent the look of wrinkles and age spots on your skin. 

Besides giving the skin a glow, retinoids are popular because they also improve how the skin’s texture feels.

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Mask is loaded with ingredients like seaweed extract, Vitamin E, and retinyl palmitate, a gentler form of retinol. This is a potent blend that helps give your skin a glowy finish.

Besides these three ingredients, this mask also has aloe vera extract, ginkgo extract, safflower oil, and a host of botanical extracts that will help your skin in so many ways!

Summary

All in all, ​​these steps are a surefire way to give your skin a gorgeous glow. However, don’t be discouraged if they will don’t work immediately.

Good skin is all about being consistent: work hard and long enough, and you’ll be able to achieve those #SkinGoals in no time.

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The Ultimate Guide to Exfoliation 

Woman exfoliating face

Lining up your newly purchased skincare products on your bathroom counter, you give yourself a mental pat on the back. You’ve finally found the perfect products for your skin and put together a skincare regimen that you just know will bring a bright appearance back to your skin. 

It’s later in the day when it happens. You pass by a mirror while shopping after work and catch a glimpse of your reflection out of the corner eye. Your heart drops. 

You wonder, why is your skin still looking so dull? What happened to your healthy-looking glow? What skincare product do you need to rid your skin of dirt and oils?

The truth is, your skin can suffer if you leave some important steps out of your skincare routine. It sounds to us as if you need to exfoliate. The product your lackluster skin is seeking is one with ingredients proven to exfoliate, or gently flake away, that dirt, oil, and buildup that’s leaving you feeling self-conscious about your skin.

Vine Vera has developed the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Cellular Peel to do just that, and more. The amazing ingredients in this peel work in harmony to gently remove that aging build-up. Once it’s removed, your skin looks and feels fresh, clean, and radiant.

Intrigued? Read on for more information about exfoliation, how to find a product that gets the job done, the results you can expect from a great exfoliating product, and why you’ll want to find a great one, such as our Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Cellular Peel, today!

First, let’s get into the nitty-gritty on exfoliation in general. It’s great to have a foundation to build upon and besides, we like to share what we know here at Vine Vera.

What it Means to Exfoliate Your Skin

Woman exfoliating face

If you stay up to date on skincare trends, you’ve likely heard of skin exfoliation. But you may not know what the term means, or how to go about it. 

To exfoliate your skin means to slough off the outer layer of your skin. This removes any dirt, buildup, excess oils, and dead skin cells. When you rid your skin of this outer layer and the dirt and buildup that comes with it, you reveal brighter-looking skin that is better able to hold hydration.

The best way to exfoliate your skin is by using a skincare product specially formulated to get rid of this outer layer of buildup while also boosting your skin’s hydration.

Because no one wants to think that they are walking around showcasing dirty, dead skin cells, let’s delve into why exfoliation has become a game-changer in the world of essential beauty.

The Benefits of a High-Quality Exfoliation Product

You may already own a few beauty tools or products that claim to exfoliate your skin until it’s so clean that it shines. But we’re guessing you wouldn’t be reading this right now if those products worked well on your skin.

A high-quality exfoliating product developed by a good brand that does its research is a must-have in your skincare regimen.

But, can’t lower budget creams and peels do the job?

Well, yes and no. Many skin care products that are designed to get the exfoliation job done to do so abrasively. These products don’t contain ingredients that work gently enough to preserve your skin’s vital natural oils and can leave your skin looking damaged and dry.

For this reason, it’s important for your skin that you choose exfoliating products that help maintain the look of healthy skin. When in doubt, always pick products that contain proven high-quality ingredients. Exfoliating products such as our Vine Vera Cellular Peel are the perfect luxurious addition to your beauty routine.

Finding the best exfoliation product sounds pretty important, doesn’t it? Let’s get right into finding an ideal exfoliating product match for your skin type. We’ll also share how you’ll know for sure that you’ve found a product that’s a keeper!

Which Exfoliating Product is Best for Your Skin?

Vine Vera Cellular Peel

For this, you’ll want to do your homework on skincare brands. Some questions to ask yourself when considering where to buy your new exfoliating best friend might include:

  • Are the ingredients used in their products proven to work? 
  • Do they carefully craft their product formulations to achieve targeted results?
  • Do their products work on your skin type?

But beyond the answers to these questions, the proof that an exfoliating product is right for you is in how your skin looks and feels after use of the product. You’ll know after the first use or two if a product lives up to its hype.

You’ll find that high-end products use ingredients that often deliver immediate results.

Finding the best exfoliating product for your skin can be game-changing as far as how you look and feel in your skin.

At Vine Vera, we know that your skin is unique to you. When it comes to developing exfoliating products that tackle your skin concerns gently yet effectively, we know that using researched ingredients is a critical step in developing our best-selling products.

An Exfoliant That Can Be Used on All Skin Types

We’d love to help match you with an exfoliating product that works best on your skin. Vine Vera has developed our bestselling Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Cellular Peel for use on ALL skin types, especially yours.

Keep in mind, there are some brands that might advertise exfoliating creams that will treat your skin gently. However, these can often leave you with dirt and oil still clogging up your dull complexion. Worse, they will harshly strip your skin of its vital oils. This leaves it both damaged and exposed to the elements.

You’ll find that top-notch exfoliating skincare products are often infused with ingredients proven to improve the appearance of your skin. Exfoliating peels should contain ingredients proven to hydrate your skin as well as rid it of dirt and impurities. Ingredients such as the Glycerin and Propylene Glycol in our Vine Vera Cellular Peel provided targeted results, leaving your skin feeling more hydrated than ever.

When Should I Use an Exfoliating Product?

The key to boldly flaunting freshly exfoliated skin that looks bright and hydrated is to know how often to exfoliate.

Most skin care experts recommend that you exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. Exfoliating immediately after cleansing your skin is best. This way your complexion will benefit the most from the ingredients in your exfoliating product.

How to Use an Exfoliating Product

Applying the Vine Vera Cellular Peel with brush

One of the most amazing benefits of using exfoliating products is that you are able to kiss the dulling buildup of dirt and oils goodbye with surprising ease. And when using an exfoliating peel like our Vine Vera Cellular Peel, you’ll find yourself flaunting skin that looks visibly fresh, deeply cleansed, and bright within just a matter of moments.

There is an art to exfoliating your skin, however. And for your skin to reap the maximum benefits of an exfoliating product, it’s essential that you follow the provided instructions for applying the product.

Are you feeling ready to get your exfoliation game started?

How to Apply an Exfoliation Peel

Below are the three fast and easy steps to follow to score skin that looks bright and refreshed.

Because of the powerful potency of the ingredients in high-quality exfoliating peels, such as our Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Cellular Peel, most high-quality exfoliating products only need to be applied once or twice a week at the most.

  • Apply a quarter-sized amount of the peel into the palm of your hand
  • Gently rub into cleansed skin using a circular motion (this massage in itself will give you an instant glow), making sure to avoid the eye area.
  • Rinse with cool water

And that’s all there is to it! Couldn’t be easier, right? 

Looking for a great moisturizing cream to use in tandem with your Vine Vera Cellular Peel? We recommend checking out our Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30.

Now for the exciting world of exfoliating peels, and why Vine Vera’s Cellular Peel is the best exfoliating peel to add to your skincare regimen.

Vine Vera Cellular Peel

Vine Vera Cabernet Peel

Now that we’ve covered the details of how a great exfoliating product can completely transform dull-looking skin into skin that looks boldly bright and hydrated, let’s talk about our best-selling exfoliating product here at Vine Vera!

You’ve likely noticed that here at Vine Vera, we are pretty proud of our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Cellular Peel. That’s because we have done the research on our ingredients. We’ve put in the time to carefully formulate this product with proven ingredients that deliver on their promises.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients we’ve chosen for this product:

The Powerful Ingredients in Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Cellular Peel

  • Propylene Glycol – A humectant that leaves skin feeling hydrated and conditioned
  • Glycerin – also a humectant, Glycerin has moisture-binding properties that leave the skin looking plump and fresh

These ingredients sound like they bring the moisture, don’t they?

We don’t know about you, but we think the moisture-locking abilities of these ingredients are pretty spectacular!

In Conclusion

We hope that we’ve answered your questions about exfoliation, and how fantastic exfoliating products such as our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Cellular Peel can transform the look of your skin. With the use of this peel, you will have skin that looks and feels deeply cleansed, well-hydrated, and boldly brightened.

Our Vine Vera Cellular Peel is an exfoliating product infused with skin hydrating Propylene Glycol and Glycerin. This makes it just the exfoliant that you need to take your skin from blah to bright-looking.

Vine Vera developed this peel to work ever so gently to rid your skin of built-up dirt and oil. This way, your skin maintains its vital natural oils while still benefiting from a much-needed treat. 

At Vine Vera, we listen to you. We’ve formulated this bestselling exfoliating peel to address the skin care concerns of our loyal customers. Our goal remains to deliver our customers with immediate, head-turning results with the use of this peel and the other products in the Resveratrol Cabernet Collection.

We’re thrilled that you have discovered Vine Vera and are confident that you’ll think our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Cellular Peel is the exfoliation product for you! Order yours today!

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What’s So Special About the Vine Vera Eye Serum?

Vine Vera eye serum

Not all of the visible signs of aging are made equal. Some wrinkles form faster, some fine lines run deeper, and in certain areas of the face, gravity weighs a little heavier on the skin to induce a subtle sag.

Signs of aging tend to manifest faster in the most delicate areas of the face. One such area is around the eyes.

A 2015 study found that areas with fewer sebaceous glands are more prone to visible wrinkles. The eye area is not only thinner and more sensitive, but it also has fewer oil-producing glands. This explains why the appearance of under-eye darkness, fine lines, and crow’s feet have the tendency to show through quickly. 

This is where the best-selling Vine Vera eye serum comes in.

The Vine Vera Eye Serum

Vine Vera has a number of eye care products on our roster, but the one we’re zeroing in on today is our best-selling Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum. With skin-loving ingredients enrobed in a gentle yet effective solution, this Vine Vera eye serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

A great fit for every skin type, the product is free of parabens that may potentially trigger irritation. Even better, like all Vine Vera products, the Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum is cruelty-free and therefore, not tested on animals.

What Causes Aging?

Before identifying the solution to aging, it’s important to tackle what causes signs of aging to manifest in the first place. The truth is that aging is a result of multiple triggers that our skin is exposed to overtime:

One of these triggers is UV damage. According to a 2015 volume of the Antioxidants journal, UV exposure can account for up to 80% of visible signs of aging. These may include dry skin, wrinkling, scalping, and freckling, among others, which may also make the skin more susceptible to cancer risks.

Another cause is pollution. Engaging in daily activities that expose the skin to pollution in traffic-saturated areas has shown links to accelerated aging.

These environmental stressors are just a couple of the factors that contribute to the inevitable equation that is aging.

While getting older will remain unavoidable until mankind invents the time machine, there are ways to keep the telltale signs at bay.

What’s the Deal with Resveratrol?

Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from red grapes, is Vine Vera’s answer to skin that looks old. As our signature ingredient, it’s present across all of Vine Vera’s lines and products.

When included in a skincare routine, this ingredient has the ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a plump and youthful look.

The Vitamin C Boost

As wonderful as Resveratrol is, there is no single skin care ingredient that can work miracles on its own. The Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum is no exception.

To boost the effects of Resveratrol, the Vine Vera eye serum harnesses the protective power of other powerful antioxidant-rich ingredients, including:

  • Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Ascorbic Acid

The last of these ingredients, Ascorbic Acid, is more popularly known as Vitamin C. Another cult favorite in the world of skincare, Vitamin C serves up a wide range of benefits. Not only does it reduce the appearance of aging skin, but it also brightens the look of the skin, making it great for fading the visibility of dark spots.

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

They say that those with oily skin types age slower compared to those with dry skin. This is not a factual claim, however, the belief is not completely unfounded.

Those with higher sebum production (and therefore, more oil) may be more prone to breakouts. But, this also makes those with this skin type less prone to visible wrinkles. This, in turn, makes their skin look less affected by the wear and tear of time — and it’s all thanks to good old moisture. 

Moisture isn’t just a fancy buzzword that should be thrown around. Rather, moisture has the ability to keep the skin feeling balanced, healthy — and yes, youthful.

Before we go any further, it’s important to set the record straight: moisture and hydration are two completely different things. Despite many using the terms interchangeably, they pertain to different facets of the skin altogether. 

Here’s the difference:

  • Hydration, like the word suggests, pertains to the skin’s water content. Therefore, dehydration is the lack of water in the skin. This is not a skin type, but a skin concern that can be solved over time with lifestyle changes and the proper skincare routine.
  • Moisture, on the other hand, refers to the amount of oil housed within your skin. Unlike hydration, oiliness is a skin type that someone is born with.

That said, moisturizing ingredients do not solve dehydration. Instead, they are able to target the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging that may be a result of chronic dryness.

Sodium Hyaluronate

The Vine Vera eye serum is rich in potent moisturizing ingredients. One of these ingredients is Sodium Hyaluronate, which is very similar to the wildly popular Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

Like Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate replenishes the skin’s moisture and is a great fit for all skin types and ages.

However, the real difference between Sodium Hyaluronate and its cousin lies in two factors: stability and penetration.

As the sodium form of HA, Sodium Hyaluronate is more stable and easier to formulate. It also has a lower molecular weight than HA, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the inner layers of the skin. This translates into more effective absorbency.

Aloe Vera Extract

Another key moisturizing ingredient in the Vine Vera eye serum is Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, otherwise known as Aloe Vera Extract. 

For centuries, Aloe Vera has been a staple in multiple cultures across the world. To this day, many still keep the plant in their household, finding comfort in having its leaves handy anytime they need a rich balm.

In the skincare realm, Aloe Vera Extract exists in various forms: gel, liquid, oils, and more. It has found its way into skin care formulations because of its ability to soothe the feeling of irritated skin, calm visible inflammation, and deliver moisture to the skin’s surface.

Other moisturizers found in the Vine Vera eye serum include Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, and Glycerin. 

Peptides to Restore the Feel of Your Skin

Peptides are not quite as popular as the previous ingredients we’ve discussed here, but we argue that they should be. Sure, their names may be intimidating — but when it comes down to results, you can count on them to deliver.

In a nutshell, peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are basically the building blocks that come together to form proteins like elastin and collagen. While we naturally have these proteins in our skin, the amount we hold on to dwindles over time. This makes it crucial to replenish our peptides via our skincare, especially for delicate areas like the under-eyes.

The Vine Vera eye serum contains two kinds of peptides to slow down the visible signs of aging: Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

A 2012 study found that Palmitoyl Oligopeptide significantly reduced the depth of the appearance of wrinkles and improved the feel of skin texture. 

No Nasties

We’ve talked plenty about what the Vine Vera eye serum has — from Resveratrol and Vitamin C to moisturizers and peptides. Now let’s talk about what it doesn’t have.

Take a look through the Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum and you’ll notice that unlike many skin care products out there, there is a glaring lack of alcohol. With the growing interest in skin health, more and more consumers are becoming aware of what’s in their products — and most forms of alcohol have become synonymous with red flags for the well-informed skincare junkie.

Here, we explain why:

Not all alcohols are bad. Cetyl Alcohol, for instance, is a fatty alcohol that functions as a moisturizer. However, when people want their products to be alcohol-free, they mostly refer to alcohols like Ethanol. 

Ethanol is a solvent, which makes it great for dissolving oily skincare actives like Salicylic Acid. It is also used to cleanse the skin and improve the spreadability of products.

However, these benefits come at a price. Ethanol has been linked with aggravated dehydration and irritation, which makes it an ingredient that those with more sensitive skin should avoid. The same can be said about Alcohol Denat or denatured alcohol, which is Ethanol combined with a small concentration of another ingredient.

What About Essential Oils and Fragrances? 

Essential oils have long been lauded for their use in aromatherapy, and some continue to swear by their abilities to this day. All things considered, several kinds of essential oils pose benefits for the skin because of their standout properties. However, these oils may pose a larger risk that may not be worth the gamble.

Even in skincare, essential oils can be very potent and fragrant. This may cause inflammation and sensitivity. And in certain instances, may even be toxic. A few reports have surfaced in the past years — one from WebMD and another from The New York Times, for instance — depicting the havoc that essential oils may wreak on the skin.

Jumping off the same idea, as much as possible, fragrance in skincare should also be avoided. 

Unlike essential oils, fragrance does not bring any additional benefits to the table; they simply exist to make products smell more pleasing. However, at the end of the day, fragrance is a potentially sensitizing allergen — and when it comes to skincare, it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution (and science, of course.)

Interested in stepping up your eye care routine? You can rest assured that the Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum is completely safe and free of alcohol, essential oils, and fragrance.

With the benefits of antioxidants, peptides, and an array of moisturizers — and without all the dangers of sensitizing ingredients — the Resveratrol Age-Defying Eye Serum can effectively hit undo on the visible signs of aging.

Follow up the Vine Vera eye serum with the Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Contour Eye Firming for optimal results.

Discover more Vine Vera eye care products here.