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The Art of Layering Skincare Products: A Step-by-Step Guide

There are so many different skincare products out there, and you probably already own a varied selection of them. However, if you want your skincare routine to work as efficiently as possible, then you need to make sure that you’re applying all of your products in the correct order.

Why is properly layering your skincare products so important, and how exactly do you go about doing this? Keep reading as Vine Vera explains everything you need to know.

The Importance of Correctly Layering Your Skincare Products

If you usually keep your skincare routine basic and minimal, then understanding how to layer your skincare products won’t be such an issue – you simply cleanse, moisturize, and then slap on a sunscreen.

However, once you start adding extras to your skincare routine, such as toners, serums, and eye creams, things can get a little more confusing. Apply the wrong product first and the next product that you layer on top won’t be able to penetrate through the barrier created by the first. As a result, your skin won’t be able to absorb the second product properly, rendering it useless.

Learning how to layer your skincare will ensure that all of the active ingredients in your skincare products are able to work to their full potential. You’ll be able to maximize the results from your skincare routine, which is great news for your skin!

Step 1: Always Start With a Clean But Damp Face

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Before applying any skincare products to your face, you need to first make sure that your face is as clean as can be. This means starting with a good cleanser. After all, there’s no point layering products over dirty skin since all of that dirt and oil will block those products from accessing your pores. Rather than soaking into your skin, they’ll sit atop all of those impurities, resulting in congestion and clogged pores.

So, always begin your skincare routine with a cleanse. Pick a formula that won’t irritate your skin. A complexion that’s calm and happy will be far more receptive to skincare products being layered on than one that’s irritated and sensitive.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser is a great example. It forms a luscious lather as it thoroughly cleanses the skin yet it doesn’t strip the skin dry. In fact, it does the opposite – thanks to its amino acid infusion, your skin will feel stronger and more resilient post-cleanse.

Once you’ve rinsed off your cleanser, don’t be too hasty about patting your skin dry. Research shows that skin permeability is higher when the skin is damp. This means that wet skin is able to absorb skincare products more efficiently than dry skin, so try to leave your skin damp when moving on to the next step of your skincare routine.

Step 2: Toners and Essences

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Now that your face is clean, you can start to layer on your skincare products. The general rule of thumb is that the thinner products are applied first, followed by thicker formulas. So, if you plan on using a toner or an essence, both of which are quite watery in consistency, now would be the time to apply them.

Which comes first? 

Layer your toner on first. Toners are great for completing the cleansing process, while essences usually target specific visible skin concerns. That said, some toners, such as the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Toner, do both, which means that you wouldn’t need to use an additional essence. This formula contains a variety of hydrating ingredients, including cucumber fruit extract and aloe vera leaf juice. It’s brimming with antioxidants too, which will help to reduce the appearance of oxidative damage in your skin.

Step 3: Serums

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If you only use one serum in your skincare routine, then apply it after you’ve used your toner and essence. However, if you usually incorporate two or more serums in your routine, then this is where things can get a little complicated…

There are a few ways in which you can approach layering your serums. The first is to follow the general rule of light to heavy. Start with your thinnest serum and work your way up to the thickest.

However, it’s also worth considering the ingredients within each serum. If one of your serums is water-based and the other is oil-based, then you should always apply the water-based serum first. This is likely to be the thinner of the two formulas anyway but, if it’s not, it should still go on first. Why? Because once you apply an oil-based serum, a water-based serum will struggle to penetrate through that, meaning that it won’t be able to reach your skin cells.

Of course, the active ingredients in the serums that you’re using will make a difference too. Say both of your serums are water-based and have similar textures – which should you layer on first? That’s where individual ingredients come into play. If one serum contains higher potency actives, then this is the one that you should start with. For example, if you use a vitamin C serum, then this would be applied before a serum that’s based heavily on botanical extracts. This way, the more powerful active ingredients are closer to your skin, which is what you need in order for them to work properly.

How Many Serums Can You Layer Onto Your Skin in One Go?

It’s so easy to layer serums over the top of each other. This often leads to people using several different serums in one skincare routine. However, we would advise limiting yourself to just two or three.

Why? Because, even when they’re layered correctly, a serum that’s applied over the top of three other serums is going to have a tough time penetrating the skin. Sure, it may be slightly thicker than the other three that you’ve already applied, but all serums are still generally on the thin side, which will leave your fourth formula struggling to soak into your skin. 

What happens if you have more than three serums that you want to use? Simply apply two in your morning skincare routine and then a different two in your evening routine.

Step 4: Eye Care Products

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Let’s now talk about eye care products. If you use an eye serum, then follow the advice above when it comes to layering this onto your other skincare products. For example, if your eye serum is a water-based formula, like the Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum, then apply this to your skin before applying an oil-based face serum. Eye serums are already usually thinner in texture than face serums, so you need to ensure that your eye serum comes into close contact with your skin.

Once you’ve finished applying all of your serums, you can then move on to applying an eye cream. You only need to use one eye cream, so simply layer this over the top of any serums that you’ve already applied.

Step 5: Moisturizers and SPF

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Now that you’ve applied all of the lighter skincare products in your routine, it’s time to move on to the thicker products, meaning creams. In the evenings, this is easy – simply round off your skincare routine with a rich night cream. This will lock in all of the other skincare products that you’ve already layered onto your skin.

However, during the day, you also need to apply SPF, so which comes first?

Well, that all depends on the type of sunscreen that you’re using. Sunscreens usually fall into one of two categories; chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens contain certain chemicals that absorb UV rays and convert them into heat, after which they’re released from the skin. On the other hand, physical sunscreens are formulated with minerals that deflect UV rays away from the skin. 

In order for a physical/mineral sunscreen to work effectively, it needs to be sitting on the surface of your skin. It should be layered over the top of your regular moisturizer so that UV rays directly hit it.

If you’re using a chemical sunscreen, then this needs to sit closer to your skin. So, apply this first before layering your moisturizer over the top.

Of course, you could make this step much easier by opting for a moisturizer with SPF instead. Products like the Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 will not only protect your skin from the sun but will also moisturize and hydrate. You’ll still need to reapply it every few hours like you would a regular sunscreen. However, you won’t have to worry about layering it over or under a separate moisturizer.

What About Exfoliants and Face Masks?

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While the steps above explain how to layer your daily skincare products, where do your weekly products come into play? How do you layer in an exfoliant and a face mask?

Well, let’s start with exfoliants. These provide an intense cleanse, diving deeper into the skin than a regular cleanser. Therefore, ideally, an exfoliant should be applied to the skin after cleansing. This way, you’ll have removed any surface impurities, giving your exfoliant direct access to your pores. 

Just like when choosing a cleanser, opt for a gentle exfoliant so that you can layer products onto your skin afterward without having to deal with irritation. Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling is the perfect example! Once you’re done exfoliating, you should then apply your toner before continuing on with the rest of your routine.

If you want to use a face mask, then this should be applied after you have used a toner. Toners are great for leaving the skin feeling more receptive to other skincare products. This means that using a toner first will help your face mask to work its magic even more impressively.

What about leave-on face masks, like Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask? These are a little different. Rather than applying them early on in your skincare routine, save your leave-on mask for after you’ve used your serums, before applying a moisturizer.


Putting together the necessary products to create a skincare routine may seem quite simple at first, but understanding how to properly layer those skincare products requires a little extra know-how. By following the steps above, you’ll be able to enhance the effects of each of the products that you use, meaning that you’ll experience much better overall results from your skincare routine.

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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

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Have you been noticing dark circles appearing under your eyes? Although they don’t pose any sort of health risk, dark circles can make a person look tired and older, making it no surprise that you want them gone ASAP. 

Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to do just that. Read on as Vine Vera explains why your dark circles have developed in the first place, along with different effective ways in which you can reduce their appearance.

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

People often blame dark circles on a lack of sleep, and while this may be one of the causes, it’s not the main one.

For many people, particularly those of Asian or African descent, dark circles are often hereditary. Lower eyelid skin is thinner, meaning that the veins that lie beneath the skin are more visible, resulting in dark circles.

Allergies are also a big contributing factor. This dilates the veins underneath the eyes, making the area look much darker.

Aging is to blame as well, as is eye strain. Of course, in many cases, dark circles appear due to a combination of different factors, making them seem even harder to eradicate.

How to Banish the Appearance of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

So, what can you do to diminish the appearance of your dark circles? 

Here are some steps that you can take:

Use an Eye Serum That Lightens the Look of Dark Circles

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One of the best ways to lighten the look of dark circles is to use an eye serum that has been designed to do just that. Eye creams work well too, but eye serums are designed to delve deeper into the skin. This usually means that they’re able to produce results much faster.

One product that does this extremely well is the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Eye Serum. It contains a few different ingredients that can help with the appearance of dark circles, one of them being licorice root extract. If your dark circles are caused by hyperpigmentation, then you’ll love how licorice root extract has been proven to fade the look of discoloration to even out the complexion.

This formula also contains vitamin C. This antioxidant is revered for how it can lighten the visibility of dark patches on the skin while brightening the overall complexion. It works even more impressively when combined with other antioxidants, which this serum provides in the form of golden seal root extract, purple coneflower extract, and sage leaf extract.

For best results, you’ll need to use your new eye serum daily. This way, the ingredients will be able to accumulate in your skin over time and really make a difference.

Lay Chilled Tea Bags Over Your Eyes

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If your dark circles are accompanied by puffiness and swelling, then constricting the appearance of the blood vessels beneath should help to make all of your eye area issues less noticeable. A cold compress does this well, but you can double up on your results by using tea bags as your cold compress.

Why tea bags? Because they contain caffeine and plenty of antioxidants. These will help to de-puff and brighten your complexion. Black tea works well, but green tea can often be the better option due to how it’s also able to keep the skin feeling protected against environmental damage. It contains a selection of powerful antioxidants and phenolic compounds that other types of tea lack.

Simply soak two tea bags in hot water for five minutes, before placing them in the fridge for 20 minutes. Once they’re fully chilled, lay them over your eye area for 10-20 minutes. Once you’re done, give your eye area a rinse and follow up with your favorite Vine Vera eye serum.

If all of that sounds like too much hassle, then skip the tea bags and look for an eye serum that contains green tea extract instead, such as Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Age Defying Eye Serum. Store your serum in the fridge so that it feels cool on your skin when you apply it. It may not be a traditional cold compress, but it will work just as well at giving your skin a blast of a cool temperature.

Keep Your Eye Area Hydrated

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Dark circles are extremely common in dehydrated skin. The lack of hydration leads to a dull complexion, with the eye area looking sunken and dark. 

Drinking more water is a must, as is increasing your intake of water-rich foods. However, it will take a while for this to filter through to your skin. So, you should also be using the right topical products to ensure that your skin remains adequately hydrated.

A hydrating eye cream would be a good move. However, if you don’t want to invest in yet another eye care product, you could also just use a hydrating face cream that’s safe for the eye area, like the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. Infused with shea butter, glycerin, and vitamin E, this moisturizer will quench thirsty skin cells all over your face.

It’s also worth noting that this cream contains niacinamide. Research shows that niacinamide can significantly decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation, making it a great ingredient to use on dark circles.

Use Products That Will Thicken the Feel of Your Skin

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As we mentioned earlier, dark circles can often be caused by the aging process. As the skin ages, collagen and elastin production decline. This leads to the skin thinning out, which means that the blood vessels underneath become much more visible.

While skin aging may be inevitable to an extent, there are plenty of products out there that can reduce the visibility of aging while thickening the look of the skin. 

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet 60-Second Eye Solution is a great example. This formula has been crafted specifically to diminish the look of aging around the eyes, and so it contains a powerful blend of ingredients that enable it to do just that. Between acetyl hexapeptide-8, sodium hyaluronate, and resveratrol, your skin will immediately look thicker and brighter as soon as you’ve applied this specialized product.

Vitamin C is another ingredient revered for how it can thicken the feel of the skin. It also helps with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it a great ingredient for dealing with both dark circles as well as skin aging. 

Treat yourself to Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum and you’ll be able to benefit from two different forms of the antioxidant. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin E, and resveratrol, all of which can also help to fade the look of discolored skin and counter the visible signs of skin aging.

Be Gentle With Your Eye Area

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Do you scrub at your face when exfoliating it or tug at your skin when removing makeup? If so, these habits could be making your dark circles even worse.

How? Because being rough with your skin weakens your capillaries, therefore accelerating the skin aging process. This then means that your skin will thin out at a much faster rate, making dark circles look more obvious.

Of course, in addition to being gentle with your skin in a physical sense, you should also be mindful of the topical ingredients that you’re applying to your eye area. Some skincare products, particularly cleansers, are notorious for how they slowly strip away the skin’s protective barrier, once again accelerating skin aging.

So, as much as possible, use gentle products around your eyes. If your cleanser contains harsh sulfates, swap it for a formula that uses milder surfactants, such as Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser. This cleanser also boasts amino acids, niacinamide, and resveratrol to strengthen and thicken the feel of the skin. 

A gentle exfoliant is essential too. Avoid harsh face scrubs as these will just tear and tug at your skin. Instead, consider the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. We’ve already raved about the benefits of vitamin C, and this exfoliant contains plenty of it. It also makes use of mandelic acid to gently exfoliate the skin without causing any damage.

Protect Your Eye Area From UV Damage

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The sun can contribute to dark circles in a couple of different ways.

Firstly, whenever your skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it ramps up melanin production. Too much sun exposure causes it to produce too much melanin, resulting in hyperpigmentation and dark circles.

UV rays also drastically speed up the aging process, which thins the skin and causes dark circles. In fact, UV rays are the main culprit behind skin aging. Protect your skin from the sun and you’ll be able to keep it looking youthful for so much longer. 

One way to do this is with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. It’s a two-in-one product, acting as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. As a result, in addition to protecting your skin from sun damage, it also contains vitamins and antioxidants to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin aging. This means that not only will it prevent the appearance of your dark circles from turning even darker, but it will also lighten the look of the dark circles that you’re currently dealing with.

While SPF is so important when it comes to preventing sun damage, don’t rely on this alone. Pair a good sunscreen with other UV-blocking measures, such as wearing sun-protecting accessories. A pair of large sunglasses coupled with a wide-brimmed hat can really help to shield the eye area from UV rays. They form a physical barrier that UV rays will struggle to penetrate through. And, even if they do manage, your sunscreen will be lying underneath to ensure that your skin remains fully protected!


For some people, the appearance of dark circles is a temporary issue that can be banished with the right lifestyle choices and skincare products. However, for others, it can be genetic, meaning that lightening the look of dark circles can take a while. Either way, consistently follow the tips above and you’ll be on the right track to banishing the visibility of your dark circles for good!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Skincare

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With so much conflicting advice out there, the world of skincare can seem like a minefield. If you want to take care of your skin in the best way possible, there’s so much to remember. One wrong move and you could find yourself battling an entire array of new skin concerns.

However, while skincare can sometimes seem complicated, it doesn’t necessarily need to be, and this is what Vine Vera is here to help with. Keep the following dos and don’ts in mind when it comes to caring for your skin and it won’t be long before your complexion starts to look better than ever!

Do: Wear a Sunscreen, No Matter the Season

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The single most important thing that you could do for your skin is to protect it from sun damage. Not only do UV rays increase your risk of developing skin cancer, but they also significantly accelerate the skin aging process. In fact, studies show that up to 80% of the visible signs of aging on the face, meaning the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, are caused by sun exposure. 

Fortunately, it’s never too late to start giving your skin that little bit extra. If you know you’ve been slacking when it comes to sun protection, now is the time to change. Find yourself a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and make sure that you apply this to your skin each and every day. Pick a formula that you genuinely love because you’ll need to use it throughout the year. Even on a dull winter’s day, UVB rays still wreak their damage, so your skin really does need year-round protection.

If you don’t want to add an extra product to your skincare routine, look for a moisturizer that contains SPF, such as Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. This lightweight moisturizer will shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays. At the same time, it will hydrate, soothe, and brighten your complexion. It’s the perfect two-in-one product!

Don’t: Allow Your Skin to Become Dehydrated

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It’s common knowledge that the body needs plenty of water in order to properly function. And with the skin being the body’s largest organ, it goes without saying that your skin cells need to be kept quenched too.

However, this is often easier said than done. Although we all know how important water is, the majority of Americans fail to drink enough of it, leaving 75% of the population suffering from chronic dehydration.

Not only will this affect your body, but your skin will suffer too. Dehydrated skin looks dull, dry, and shadowed. It lacks bounce and elasticity, and can often feel itchy. 

Drinking more water will help to slowly hydrate your skin cells. However, you can speed things up by adding a few hydrating skincare products to your routine. This way, your skin receives extra hydration topically as well as from within.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery is perfect for this. It’s packed with humectants, including glycerin and aloe vera. These bind moisture to the skin. At the same time, shea butter, olive oil, and peptides work to fortify the feel of your skin’s barrier. This helps to prevent moisture from evaporating out of the skin, leaving your skin feeling deeply hydrated for longer.

Do: Shop for Your Skin Type

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It can be tempting to purchase a product simply because of a snazzy ingredient that it contains, or due to a super-convincing advert. However, if that product hasn’t been designed for your skin type, then resist that urge!

There are five main skin types out there; dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and normal. Each skin type has its own unique needs, and you need to be using products that cater to those. This will save you from unintentionally damaging your skin, while also giving you the best results possible from your skincare routine.

Need some help picking products for your skin type?

If you have oily skin, you’ll love the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. It’s a unique exfoliant that will clear away pore blockages to leave your skin feeling refreshed and grease-free.

For dry skin, our Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Moisture Day Cream will work wonders. It’s loaded with shea butter, vitamins, and antioxidants to soften and smooth the feel of the skin.

If you have combination skin, give our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer a try. It will leave your dry areas feeling moisturized while minimizing the look of grease on the oily parts of your face.

Don’t: Over-Exfoliate

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Exfoliation is key when it comes to achieving and maintaining healthy-looking skin. It can also feel incredibly satisfying to slough all of those dead skin cells off. The face always seems to look brighter and more radiant after it has been exfoliated! 

This is why so many people end up exfoliating their skin more than they should. Unfortunately, this can cause a fair bit of harm, resulting in symptoms of over-exfoliation. From irritation, redness, and burning to breakouts, sensitivities, and dryness, the effects of over-exfoliation are varied. This makes it difficult to pinpoint exfoliation as the cause of these concerns, which only prolongs the cycle of damage.

If you’ve been noticing those symptoms, stop exfoliating for a few weeks to give your skin some time to recover. Be extra gentle with your skin during this time, as its barrier will be damaged. Then, introduce exfoliation back into your routine very gradually. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you only need to be exfoliating once a week. The same applies to many people with oily and combination skin, although some find it useful to exfoliate a little more often.

Over-exfoliation can also be caused by using an overly harsh exfoliant. So, pick a gentle, skin-loving formula, like Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Cellular Peel. It will thoroughly exfoliate your skin while leaving your complexion plump and hydrated at the same time.

Do: Have Separate Day and Night Skincare Routines

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If you’re only just beginning your skincare journey, having a single skincare routine that you follow both morning and night can help to keep things simple. However, once you settle into a good routine, it would be worth investing in dedicated daytime and nighttime products.

Why? Because the skin’s needs change depending on the time of day, thanks to its natural circadian rhythm. During the day, it defends the body from environmental damage, be it UV rays, pollution, or anything else. At night, it works hard to repair and restore damage, before starting all over again the next day.

Ideally, the skincare products that you use should leave your skin cells feeling supported as they go about these various tasks. However, in order to do this, you’ll need products that have been formulated for those specific times of day.

We’ve already shared two of Vine Vera’s bestselling day creams above. Both will keep your skin feeling protected as you go about your day. 

At night, pamper your skin with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Night Cream. It’s brimming with a powerful collection of vitamins and antioxidants. These will help to repair and rejuvenate the look of damage so that you wake up with a fresh, smooth, and glowing complexion.

Don’t: Stress

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Nobody enjoys feeling consistently stressed out. It can affect so many different aspects of a person’s physical and mental health, not to mention the effects that it can have on the skin.

Stress has been linked to a number of different visible skin concerns, including inflammation, itching, and compromised skin barrier function. It can trigger everything from dryness and flakiness to angry acne breakouts.

If stress plays a big role in your life, it’s time to start learning how to diffuse all of that tension, so that both your mind and your complexion can relax. There are plenty of proven stress-busting methods out there, so find something that works well for you. Whether this may be taking a walk, journaling, listening to music, or deep breathing, learning how to alleviate stress could really transform your complexion.

It would also be worth giving your skin some extra TLC during times of stress. Face masks are a great way to de-stress the complexion, while also encouraging you to relax and enjoy some me-time. For a decadent spa-like experience, turn to Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask. It’s a self-heating face mask that not only feels incredibly soothing but will also bestow your skin with some of the most powerful antioxidants in skincare.

Don’t: Apply Your Skincare Products in the Wrong Order

This is the bit that often throws skincare newbies; remembering the order in which to apply skincare products.

Does this really matter? 100%.

For example, a cleanser should always be the very first product that you use. If you skip the cleanser, then the rest of your products won’t be able to effectively penetrate into your skin due to all of the dirt and oil blocking the way. Even if you think that your skin isn’t dirty, it is. So, cleanse it first.

After this, you’ll need to organize your skincare products in order of thickness. Then, start with the lightest one and work your way up to the richest and thickest formula. This usually means following your cleanser up with toners and essences, before applying serums and then, finally, moisturizers.

Why is this important?

Because if you slather your face with a cream first and then try to apply a serum over the top, that serum isn’t going to be able to work its way through the cream to actually reach your skin cells. As a result, it won’t have much, if any, of an effect. Get the order of your skincare routine right and you’ll be able to maximize on the benefits that your skincare products could potentially provide.


If you’ve been feeling concerned about your skincare routine or the methods that you’re using to care for your skin, try following the tips above. From understanding the order in which to apply your products to keeping your skin protected from sun damage, these dos and don’ts encompass everything that you need to know to achieve a flawless complexion.

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How to Choose the Right Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

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A moisturizer is a must-have in every skincare routine, no matter your skin type. In addition to providing your skin with a dose of hydration, moisturizers also help to improve natural moisture retention while strengthening the feel of the skin barrier, which is something that every skin type benefits from.

However, choosing the right moisturizer for skin type isn’t quite as easy as it may initially seem. Use a formula that hasn’t been designed with your skin type in mind and you could end up with a whole host of different skin problems.

That’s where Vine Vera can step in to help. If you’ve been browsing our range of exquisite moisturizers but aren’t sure which to pick, then read on – we’re about to explain exactly how to match your skin type with the perfect moisturizer.

Choosing a Moisturizer For Dry Skin

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If you have dry skin, then this means that your skin isn’t producing enough sebum. This is the natural oil that keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized, making the use of a good moisturizer more important than ever.

Since dry skin usually has a compromised skin barrier, you’ll need a relatively thick and rich cream. Emollient and occlusive ingredients are particularly important. Emollients will help to fill in the tiny cracks on the surface of your skin. Meanwhile, occlusives form their own layer over the top of the skin. This helps the skin barrier to feel supported and reinforced.

Where can you find a good moisturizer for skin type that’s dry? Here are two formulas that are guaranteed to leave your skin feeling deeply replenished:

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream

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We mentioned above that dry skin really benefits from a rich moisturizer. However, you don’t want to be using anything too thick during the day. This can leave the skin feeling heavy while making it much harder to apply makeup over the top.

That’s why we created our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. It’s luxuriously rich but still lightweight enough to quickly sink into the skin. Any makeup that you apply afterward will glide onto your skin with ease.

Take a look at this cream’s ingredient list and you’ll notice that it boasts both emollient and occlusive ingredients, in the form of shea butter and sunflower seed oil. Both of these natural ingredients are brimming with essential fatty acids. These are exactly what you need to help your natural skin barrier feel restored. Use them regularly and it won’t be long before your skin barrier feels resilient enough to improve its moisture retention rate. This will help to reduce the look of dryness in the long run.

There are a few other noteworthy ingredients in this moisturizer, including niacinamide and resveratrol. Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3. It’s fantastic for soothing and balancing the complexion while supporting the feel of the skin barrier. Meanwhile, resveratrol is an extremely potent antioxidant. It’s our signature ingredient here at Vine Vera because of how effectively it can diminish the look of skin damage, while also keeping the skin feeling protected from all of the potential environmental damage that it could experience over the course of the day.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream

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While you may fall into a deep slumber each night, your skin cells remain wide awake. While you sleep, they focus on repair and regeneration. In order to do this efficiently, they need plenty of moisture, which dry skin struggles to provide. In fact, studies have found that moisture loss is at its highest overnight. This is why people with dry skin often wake up feeling even drier each morning.

So, a nighttime moisturizer for skin type that’s dry needs to be relatively thick in order to keep your skin feeling hydrated for all of those hours. That’s exactly what our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream does.

This moisturizer is filled with a few different humectants to maintain skin hydration levels. From glycerin to aloe vera leaf extract, this formula will leave your skin feeling soft and supple come morning.

Of course, in order to keep the skin cells feeling supported while they work hard at night, vitamins and antioxidants are vital too. In this night cream, you’ll find vitamins A and B3, along with green tea extract. This is one of the best sources of antioxidants that the natural world has to offer. Its most revered compound is EGCG, which can heal the look of environmental damage. The resveratrol in this cream helps with that too, making this powerful blend ideal for dealing with dryness.

Choosing a Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Many people with oily skin think that they don’t need to moisturize since their skin is already greasy enough. However, this isn’t the case at all…

Sure, your skin produces plenty of oil, but oil is very different from water. When it comes to keeping your skin cells functioning optimally, moisture, meaning water, is what you need, making a moisturizer absolutely essential.

The key is to choose the right moisturizer for skin type. Look for formulas containing non-comedogenic ingredients. This means that they won’t clog up your pores or leave your skin feeling even oilier. If your skin is prone to acne breakouts, which oily skin types usually are, then your moisturizer should also ideally contain ingredients that can address how oily your skin feels and mattify your complexion, while also soothing the feeling of inflammation. Here’s one that will do all of that plus so much more:

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer

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There are a number of ingredients in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer that make it the perfect moisturizer for skin type that’s oily. For starters, shea butter. Many assume that this botanical is too rich for oily skin but it’s actually a non-comedogenic ingredient. In fact, it contains certain fatty acids that help to rebalance how greasy the skin feels and clear away the look of oil. Shea butter has been proven to soothe the feeling of inflammation as well, which oily skin types are very susceptible to.

As you can tell from the name of this moisturizer, this formula is infused with vitamin C too. This is another ingredient that can help with the feeling of inflamed and irritated skin. However, vitamin C’s biggest benefit is how it brightens the complexion. If your skin tone has been looking uneven or you’re peppered with dark marks from past acne breakouts, then vitamin C will help to lighten the look of discoloration to leave your complexion beautifully radiant.

A few other noteworthy ingredients in this moisturizer include chamomile extract, vitamin E, and white tea leaf extract. All of these offer up soothing effects for the complexion as well, while also delivering a hefty load of antioxidants.

Finally, let’s talk about vitamin A. Many turn to this ingredient as a way to reduce the visible signs of skin aging. However, it’s also a great addition to a moisturizer for skin type that’s oily because of how it can regulate a greasy complexion and shrink the look of enlarged pores. It works even more efficiently when combined with vitamin C. This multitasking quality is why you’ll find vitamin A in our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer.

Choosing a Moisturizer for Mature Skin

While not technically a skin type, mature skin has its own unique set of characteristics that are worth keeping in mind if you’re searching for a new moisturizer. 

For starters, it’s much thinner than young skin. The skin naturally loses thickness and volume with age, which also means that it dries out much faster. As a result, those with mature skin are usually best looking for a moisturizer for skin type that’s dry.

Of course, in order to combat the appearance of aging, you’ll also need plenty of vitamins and antioxidants. These will help to fight the visibility of all of the free radical damage that has built up in your skin over the years. This damage usually manifests as accelerated skin aging, meaning wrinkles, dark spots, and the loss of elasticity. Therefore, if you use a moisturizer that can tackle the appearance of all of these issues, you’ll be left with skin that looks significantly younger.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift

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One of the best Vine Vera face creams for mature skin is the Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift. Why? Because this moisturizer has been designed to firm, tighten, and lift an aging complexion.

It contains a number of ingredients that will help to hydrate and thicken the look of thin skin. From squalane and glycerin to soybean oil and collagen, these ingredients will make your skin feel much bouncier and more resilient. They’ll also give your skin a plumper and more voluminous finish.

Since mature skin requires plenty of antioxidants, we’ve added vitamins A, C, and E to this formula, along with resveratrol. This is one of the best combinations of antioxidants out there as it will tackle the appearance of aging from multiple angles, meaning faster results.

You’ll find caffeine in this blend too. It’s an extraordinary ingredient for perking up the look of tired and dull skin. It will restore vibrancy to your complexion, leaving it looking fuller and brighter.

DMAE, which you’ll find on the ingredient list as dimethylaminoethanol tartrate, is worth a mention as well. Studies show that DMAE is extremely successful at smoothing away the look of wrinkles, even those deeper folds that other ingredients can’t seem to touch. It also helps to increase how firm the skin feels while reducing the look of inflammation, and aging skin benefits from all of this.


It can sometimes take a while to find the right moisturizer for skin type-related problems. Some formulas may state that they’ve been designed for certain skin types, yet they still contain ingredients that aren’t quite suitable. That’s why the best way to determine whether or not a formula will work for your skin is by assessing the ingredient list yourself. If you have oily skin, make sure that the moisturizer doesn’t contain any heavy, pore-clogging ingredients. Likewise, for dry skin, look for rich compounds that will deeply hydrate and strengthen the feel of your skin barrier. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to shop for your skincare like a pro!

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The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid: Why You Need This Skincare Ingredient

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Hyaluronic acid has become quite the skincare buzzword. From cleansers to serums to creams, it can now be found in just about every type of skincare product, with dermatologists and beauty experts worldwide singing its praises.

However, what exactly are the benefits that hyaluronic acid can bring to your skin? Why is this ingredient such a go-to for so many? Read on as Vine Vera explains exactly why hyaluronic acid should be a key component of your skincare routine.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

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Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally produced in the human body. Technically, it’s made up of polysaccharides, which are sugar molecules. 

Hyaluronic acid naturally has quite a slippery consistency. One of its main functions is to lubricate and cushion the joints. This is why it’s found throughout the connective tissues in the body. 

Of course, the skin contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid too, particularly when it’s young. Sadly, once a person hits the age of around 25, natural hyaluronic acid production starts to decline. You may not notice the effects of this immediately, but they’ll start to become more visible as you progress through life.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For the Skin?

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So, why exactly is hyaluronic acid such an important part of your skin? What does it actually do?

Well, its main benefit lies in how it quickly and effectively hydrates the skin. It functions as a humectant, which means that it has the ability to bind moisture to the skin.

Everyone’s skin needs moisture, no matter their skin type. However, unlike many of the other hydrating ingredients out there, which can sometimes feel heavy on the skin, hyaluronic acid is extremely lightweight. This helps to give it a wide appeal. With hyaluronic acid helping to keep the skin’s moisture levels topped up, the complexion can take on a plumper and more supple finish.

This leads to the much-loved secondary benefit offered by hyaluronic acid; the ability to reduce the appearance of skin aging. Research indicates that skin aging correlates with the loss of moisture. By giving the skin an all-important moisture boost, hyaluronic acid has been proven to help with everything from the visibility of wrinkles to the feeling of skin elasticity. Regular use of this ingredient can give the skin a significantly tighter, firmer, and more youthful appearance.

The Different Types of Hyaluronic Acid Used in Skincare Products

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Hyaluronic acid comes in a few different forms. The pure form of the ingredient, which you’ll see on an ingredient list as hyaluronic acid, is referred to as high-molecular hyaluronic acid. This is because it is made from a long chain of molecules. As a result, it’s not able to properly penetrate the skin. This isn’t a bad thing as it still works its magic on the skin’s surface. This is where moisture is usually most desperately needed. 

Low-molecular hyaluronic acid, such as sodium hyaluronate, works on a slightly deeper level. It leaves the skin looking plumped up from within while also helping skin cells to feel more intensely hydrated.

Is Hyaluronic Acid a Safe Ingredient?

Many beneficial skincare ingredients can often come with potential side effects. This is something else that has contributed to hyaluronic acid’s cult status – it’s extremely safe and isn’t linked to any side effects. 

Even better, it’s suitable for all skin types. It doesn’t irritate dry or sensitive skin and it won’t clog pores in oily, acne-prone skin. This means that it’s also perfect for combination skin types!

If you do happen to experience a skin reaction after using a product infused with hyaluronic acid, chances are that this is down to one of the other ingredients in that skincare product. Adverse effects from hyaluronic acid itself are very rare. It’s even safe to be used while a woman is pregnant or nursing. 

Skincare Products Containing Hyaluronic Acid

From oral supplements to injectable fillers, there are many different ways to treat your skin to the benefits provided by hyaluronic acid. However, the most popular method is through the use of topical products that contain the ingredient.

As mentioned earlier, there are plenty out there, but here are some of our favorites:

The Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment

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One of hyaluronic acid’s big draws is how it gets to work quickly once it has been applied to the skin, and the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Plump & Correct Treatment makes the most of these fast-acting effects. 

This product is loved for how it pretty much immediately softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The sodium hyaluronate in this formula plays a big part in this. The hydrating effects of sodium hyaluronate are enhanced by the addition of peptides, avocado oil, glycerin, and cucumber fruit extract. All of these ingredients also help to increase the skin’s moisture levels.

While this formula is great for quickly providing visible results, it helps to reduce the visibility of wrinkles in the long run too. It contains a variety of vitamins and antioxidants that repair the look of oxidative damage in the skin. This gives the complexion a smoother and younger-looking finish.

The Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

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While the solution featured above is ideal for targeting the appearance of individual fine lines and wrinkles, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum ensures that your entire face can enjoy the benefits of hyaluronic acid. 

Again, this formula contains a blend sodium hyaluronate and other hydrating ingredients, including seaweed extract, peptides, and soluble collagen. This allows the serum to quickly plump up the look of the skin, giving it a radiant glow.

In addition to targeting the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, this serum is also a superstar at fading the appearance of hyperpigmentation. It’s infused with both licorice root extract and kojic acid. Both of these gentle ingredients have natural origins. However, they’re extremely effective at balancing the complexion. They work just as well as some of the highly-recommended chemical ingredients, yet without the side effects.

The Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum

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Compared to the skin on the rest of the face, the skin around the eyes is much thinner and more fragile. This makes it even more prone to dehydration and dryness. This makes hyaluronic acid an ingredient that you definitely want to be using on the skin around your eyes.

Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum is perfect for this. It hydrates the delicate eye area with a combination of sodium hyaluronate, aloe vera leaf extract, glycerin, and multiple peptides. 

It also contains several ingredients that will reduce the visible signs of skin aging. From the appearance of crow’s feet to skin that looks loose and saggy, the green tea extract, vitamin C, and resveratrol in this formula will firm and tighten your complexion in no time. In fact, hyaluronic acid functions even more efficiently when combined with vitamin C. This makes it well worth using products that combine the two.15

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask

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The way in which hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin can be a game-changer for those dealing with dryness. It restores the feeling of moisture in a huge way, while also leaving the skin barrier feeling thicker and more protected.

So, if you have dry skin, try to use hyaluronic acid in several stages of your skincare routine. This includes your weekly face mask. Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask is a firm favorite because of how moisturizing it feels. With sodium hyaluronate, squalane, glycerin, and a long list of antioxidant-rich superfruit extracts, this formula can truly transform the complexion.

What makes this mask even better is that it boasts a no-rinse formula. Leave-on masks are so helpful for soothing and softening the feeling of dry patches. Rather than being removed after ten minutes, they give the skin plenty of extra time to soak up all of the mask’s goodness.

The Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre Mask

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A face mask infused with hyaluronic acid will always provide best results on skin that has been freshly exfoliated. This way, the hyaluronic acid can easily access your skin cells without having to deal with any clumps of dead skin that might be blocking the way.

While you could go ahead and use your regular exfoliant, another option would be to treat yourself to a double dose of hyaluronic acid by applying our Resveratrol Pinot Noir Dissolving Pre Mask to your skin before using the Resveratrol Pinot Noir Phyto-Silk Mask. 

The purpose of this product is to leave the skin feeling prepped for the mask you’re about to apply. It gently exfoliates the skin while also pampering it with a long list of beneficial ingredients. From sodium hyaluronate and numerous vitamins to a multi-peptide blend and potent botanical extracts, this pre mask will leave your skin feeling deeply cleansed and rejuvenated.

The Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules

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Another product that really highlights how hyaluronic acid can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is the Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules. Rather than being packaged in a bottle, each dose of this serum comes in a small capsule. This way, you apply the perfect amount each and every time!

The sodium hyaluronate in this formula is combined with vitamin E and a blend of flower extracts. In addition to minimizing the look of skin aging, it also feels incredibly soothing on the skin. Touch your skin once you’ve applied it (only do this with clean fingers!), and you’ll immediately notice how soft and silky your skin feels.

How Often Should You Be Using Hyaluronic Acid on Your Skin?

If you would like to experience the full spectrum of benefits that hyaluronic acid can provide, then we’d recommend using it twice a day. Ideally, incorporate it into both your morning and evening routine. This will keep your skin feeling deeply hydrated pretty much 24/7!


There aren’t many skincare ingredients out there that are recommended to just about everyone, but hyaluronic acid is one of them. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin, hyaluronic acid will give your skin the moisture that it needs to look and feel its very best.

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AM and PM Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

There’s no denying that oily skin can be difficult to care for. From clogged pores to breakouts to a greasy-looking complexion, all of the extra sebum that your skin is producing can pose a number of problems.

However, that’s where a good skincare routine can save the day. Knowing which products to use, along with when to use them, can go a long way in mattifying your complexion and reducing how oily your skin feels. Read on as Vine Vera shares an effective AM and PM skincare routine for oily skin.

Why Do You Need Separate Skincare Routines for AM and PM?

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Your skin has its own unique circadian rhythm. It goes through various stages over the course of 24 hours, meaning that its requirements change as the day progresses.

In the mornings, your skin cells amp themselves up for a day of defense. Between UV rays, harsh weather conditions, pollution, and more, your skin has to cope with so much environmental damage. This is why sebum production is high in the mornings, peaking at around midday, as sebum adds an extra barrier to the skin’s line of defense. 

As a result, an AM skincare routine for oily skin should be geared towards leaving your skin cells feeling protected from all that the environment throws at them. It should also contain products that help to minimize how oily the skin feels. This way, you won’t have to deal with an excessively greasy appearance throughout the day.

At night, when skin cells turn their attention toward repairing any damage that has taken place, sebum production usually declines. This is when your skin requires a large amount of moisture, making it vital for a PM skincare routine for oily skin to be as hydrating as possible. If you fail to give your skin the moisture that it needs in the evenings, it will overcompensate by producing more oil. This means that you’ll wake up feeling greasy, only to then have to deal with sebum production increasing even further as the morning progresses.

An AM Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

So, what exactly should an AM skincare routine for oily skin consist of?

Today, we’re going to keep things simple with just three to four basic steps. Once you’ve mastered these, you could then add in a few extras. However, keep in mind that you don’t want to congest your already-overloaded skin – a minimal routine is sometimes the best way forward when working with oily skin.

Cleanse With the Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser

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People with dry or sensitive skin can often get away with using a cleanser just once a day. However, those with oily skin usually need to cleanse twice daily.

A morning cleanse will clear away any excess oil that has built up overnight, along with any sweat that could also contribute to clogged pores. However, you don’t want your AM cleanser to be too harsh or stripping. This will only encourage your skin to produce even more oil to make up for all of the moisture that your cleanser has removed. 

One of the best cleansers for kicking off an AM skincare routine for oily skin is Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser. This formula contains a number of beneficial ingredients, with vitamin C and resveratrol being two of them. Both are powerful antioxidants. They’ll help your skin cells to feel stronger and more fortified, which is exactly what they need to face the day. 

We’ve also included a small amount of lactic acid in this cleanser. It’s a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid, meaning that it has a mild exfoliating effect. At the same time, it functions as a humectant, making it incredibly hydrating. 

Apply the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum

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Vitamin C can work wonders on oily skin. While you may have started your routine with a vitamin C cleanser, cleansers don’t remain on the skin for very long. This makes it worth adding in an additional vitamin C product to ensure that your skin fully benefits from all that the ingredient has to offer.

The best way to do this would be with a serum. They penetrate deeper into the skin than thicker products, and they’re also lightweight enough to not cause clogged pores. 

When it comes to choosing a serum for an AM skincare routine for oily skin, our top choice would be the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum from Vine Vera. Studies show that the ingredient is capable of reducing the look of inflammation in the skin, which is usually a precursor to breakouts. With our serum containing two forms of vitamin C, applying it in the morning will enable you to maintain a pimple-free appearance throughout the day.

Moisturize With the Chianti Morning Recovery

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It’s easy to understand why people with oily skin often choose not to moisturize. After all, their skin is already producing so much extra oil, so surely an additional moisturizer isn’t needed?

Unfortunately, that assumption usually causes more harm than good. Water and oil are completely different compounds, and it’s water that your skin cells need in order to function efficiently. Your skin may start to produce more oil if it doesn’t have access to enough water, but this won’t do much to quench thirsty skin cells – it’ll just leave you feeling greasier.

So, to keep your complexion in balance, a good moisturizer is a must. It goes without saying that you need to seek out a lightweight formula so as to not clog your pores, and the Vine Vera Chianti Morning Recovery is perfect for this. 

Designed for AM use, this day cream moisturizes the skin with a blend of peptides. It’s infused with aloe vera leaf extract too, which is an incredibly hydrating botanical. Apply this face cream in the morning and your skin should look soft and supple all day long.

Finish With the Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30

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Studies have found that exposure to the sun’s UV rays increases sebum production in the skin. This is why clogged pores and breakouts tend to be more common during the warmer months of the year.

A good sunscreen will not only help you to prevent the excessively greasy finish that the skin adopts when exposed to the sun, but it will also enable you to protect your skin from cancer, along with the appearance of accelerated skin aging.

Unfortunately, many sunscreens are too heavy for oily skin. Ideally, the formula that you use should be lightweight and oil-free, just like Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30. 

Since this product serves as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen, you could apply it as a standalone, meaning that you wouldn’t need to apply a different moisturizer beforehand. Some people with oily skin benefit from the additional moisture boost, whereas others don’t – it all depends on how oily your skin is. 

A PM Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Once your skin has made it through yet another day, it’s time to turn your attention to giving it what it needs to get through the night. Here’s a simple 3-step PM skincare routine for oily skin:

Cleanse With the Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser

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Mousse cleansers are fantastic for oily skin. The lather that they form is extremely effective at lifting away excess oil, dirt, and other impurities. This makes our Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser the perfect way to start off your evening skincare routine for oily skin. 

In addition to cleansing your skin, our mousse cleanser will also provide plenty of hydration. As mentioned earlier, this is what your skin really needs at night. Between the humectant properties of glycerin and the complexion-boosting blend of amino acids, your skin will look plumper and dewier each time you rinse this cleanser off.  

Apply the Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

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In order to leave your skin cells feeling supported as they work through the night to repair daily damage, vitamins and antioxidants are a must. The best way to treat your skin to these compounds is with a serum, and our Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum boasts a long list of them. 

There are a number of ingredients in this formula that would be beneficial for oily skin. Licorice root extract and kojic acid help to fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. Oily skin is particularly prone to this due to all of the breakouts that it has to deal with. Meanwhile, witch hazel extract acts as an astringent. It minimizes the look of enlarged pores, which is another common issue with oily skin types. Once the witch hazel works its magic to leave your pore openings feeling constricted, you should notice that your skin looks less oily as a result.

Even better, the multiple peptides in this formula moisturize the skin while sodium hyaluronate provides lightweight hydration. We’ve infused this serum with vitamins A, C, and E too. Together, they’ll keep your skin looking smooth, firm, and healthy.

Moisturize With the Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer

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We’ve already shared a couple of vitamin C products that work well in a morning skincare routine for oily skin, but here’s one that you can turn to in the evenings; the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer. 

Again, this formula boasts two forms of vitamin C, enabling your skin to double up on results. It’s packed with other vitamins too, along with a potent cocktail of skin-loving botanical extracts. Chamomile calms the look of inflammation and irritation, white tea provides a plethora of antioxidants, and gotu kola firms the complexion while reducing the appearance of free radical damage. 

Although this cream contains a small amount of shea butter for its essential fatty acid content, it’s a water-based formula. This means that it feels lightweight when applied. It won’t weigh your skin down or leave you looking greasier. Instead, you’ll wake up to skin that looks soft, matte, and glowy.

Perfect Your Skincare Routine With Vine Vera

It can sometimes be difficult to find good skincare products that are suitable for oily skin. If this is something that you’ve been struggling with, then you’ll love Vine Vera’s formulas. Not only will the products above help to reduce the look of shine and de-grease your appearance, but they’ll also leave your skin feeling firm, smooth, and beautifully healthy.

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What Does Vitamin C Serum Do For Your Face?

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Wondering whether to add a vitamin C serum to your skincare routine? 

Usually, when deciding whether or not your skin needs a new ingredient, there are a few different factors to consider, including your skin type and the various skin concerns you’re dealing with. However, when it comes to using a vitamin C serum for face care, the benefits that it can provide are so varied that it’ll most likely boost your complexion in numerous ways, no matter what your skin may be going through.

What exactly does a vitamin C Serum do for the face? Vine Vera is about to explain!

The Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum for Face Care

First things first – vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient for every skin type. It has an amazing safety profile that confirms how tolerable it is, even when used for extended periods of time. It doesn’t matter whether your skin is dry, oily, sensitive, or mature. Vitamin C will be able to make your skin look and feel so much better.

Let’s take a closer look at the different ways in which it does this:

It Fades the Visibility of Hyperpigmentation

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The skin produces a pigment called melanin, which gives the skin its color. The more melanin that you have in your skin, the darker your skin color will be. 

Usually, melanin production and dispersal is even and consistent. This means that all parts of the skin receive the same amount of pigment, keeping everything the same color. However, certain factors, such as sun exposure, can trigger the over-production of melanin. When this happens, there’s simply too much melanin in the skin for it to be spread evenly. This results in the pigment clustering up into small groups under various parts of your skin. This leads to those areas of skin looking darker in color, which is also referred to as hyperpigmentation.

However, start using a vitamin C serum for face care and you’ll soon be able to enjoy a balanced and even complexion once again. Studies show that vitamin C is able to inhibit the appearance of excess melanin. It lightens the look of those darker patches on the skin, without affecting the tone of any ‘normal’ colored areas.

It Soothes the Look of Redness and Inflammation

It’s not just hyperpigmentation that can make your skin look uneven. Inflammation and the associated redness that it causes can have this effect too.

Inflammation in the skin can be triggered by a range of different issues. From allergies to stress to underlying conditions, if your skin starts to look red and irritated, then chances are that inflammation is at play.

There are plenty of ingredients out there that can soothe the look of inflamed skin, and one of these is vitamin C. Due to its high antioxidant content, research shows that it can quickly calm the appearance of redness to even out the complexion. Combine this with how the ingredient also reduces the look of dark spots and it’s easy to see how you could be rocking a flawless appearance pretty soon after starting to use a vitamin C serum for face care.

It Brightens the Complexion

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Even if you don’t have noticeable dark spots or inflammation in your skin, vitamin C can still help to brighten your overall complexion. 

Dullness is a common skin concern that can occur for various reasons, be it aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, or anything else. Vitamin C is great for turning this around. When using a vitamin C serum for face care, the ingredient will target any parts of your skin that are looking dull and weary. It will give these areas a newfound radiance, leaving your skin looking brighter and beautifully luminescent.

It Reduces the Appearance of Skin Aging

Aging is inevitable. After all, there’s no way to stop your skin from growing older as each day passes.

With that said, the visible signs of skin aging, including the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, can be held off to a certain extent. Use the right skincare products, such as a vitamin C serum for face, and you’ll be able to retain your youthful glow for longer than you otherwise would have.

How? Because vitamin C is extremely effective at firming and tightening the complexion. Studies show its capabilities at lifting the look of sagging skin and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles. Whether you’re battling with premature aging in your early 30s or you’re in your 60s and are dealing with the visible effects of a life well lived, vitamin C can help to restore the youthful glow that you used to enjoy in your earlier years.

It Hydrates the Skin

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Hydration isn’t usually the primary reason to start using a vitamin C serum for face care. This is simply because there are so many other hydrating ingredients out there. However, if you decide to use vitamin C for one of the other benefits mentioned above, improved hydration is an extra bonus that you can expect to experience.

Most hydrating skincare ingredients work by binding moisture to the skin. However, vitamin C is a little different. Instead of physically bringing water to your skin, the antioxidant works to strengthen the feel of the skin’s protective barrier, it’s also the most commonly used vitamin by estheticians. This then means that moisture isn’t able to evaporate out of the skin as quickly as it usually does, a process known as transepidermal water loss (TEWL). With your skin barrier feeling thicker and more resilient, it retains more moisture, which keeps skin cells better hydrated. 

Studies back this up, confirming that the use of a vitamin C serum for face can help to significantly reduce transepidermal water loss. The result is skin that looks plump, dewy, and glowy.

It Diminishes the Look of Under-Eye Circles

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We’ve already talked about how vitamin C can help to fade the visibility of hyperpigmentation. However, dark circles and shadows under the eyes are usually treated a little differently. 

Sure, these can be caused by hyperpigmentation too. However, many of the ingredients used to tackle hyperpigmentation can often be too harsh for the eye area. The skin here is much thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. This means that it can quickly start to feel irritated when exposed to overly potent skincare formulas.

So, while studies show that vitamin C is an effective way to reduce the look of periorbital dark circles, it’s worth keeping in mind that a vitamin C serum for face may be too strong for your eye area. If you want to use the ingredient on the skin around your eyes, look for an eye-specific serum containing vitamin C. 

Where can you find a good formula? Keep reading…

Introducing Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum

vine vera face serum

With so much hype surrounding vitamin C, it should come as no surprise that just about every skincare brand out there now has its very own version of a vitamin C serum for face care. Just like with all skincare products, some are far better than others. If you want to experience all of the benefits that we’ve shared above, then you’ll need to use a vitamin C serum that contains high-quality forms of the ingredient. Ideally, it should be combined with other antioxidants to boost the efficacy of vitamin C.

That’s where Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum comes in. Silky in texture, this formula contains two forms of vitamin C. This already sets it apart from many of the other serums on the market. By utilizing two types of the ingredient, you’re able to double up on the visible effects of the antioxidant. This means that you’ll see all of the above-mentioned benefits so much sooner than if you used a serum with just one form of vitamin C.

Since vitamin C works best in conjunction with other antioxidants, we’ve also added vitamins A and E to this formula. These are combined with resveratrol. Derived from grapes, resveratrol is a highly potent compound that’s loaded with complexion-boosting polyphenols. Just like vitamin C, this is another ingredient that can benefit all skin types. This is why we’ve chosen it as our signature ingredient – you’ll find resveratrol in all Vine Vera skincare products.

The Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum

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Earlier, we talked about how vitamin C can really benefit the delicate skin around the eyes. However, a vitamin C serum for face may not always be suitable for the eye area, which is why we created our Resveratrol Eye Collection Age Defying Eye Serum.

In addition to vitamin C, this formula is also loaded with multiple peptides. These help to moisturize and thicken the look of the skin. As a result, they will firm and plump up the appearance of your eye area. Sodium hyaluronate aids with this too, thanks to its moisture-binding properties.

There are numerous botanical extracts in our vitamin C eye serum as well. From licorice root extract to brighten the visibility of discoloration to calendula flower extract to soothe the look of puffiness, this eye serum is exactly what you need if you’ve been searching for a way to smooth, brighten, and firm up the look of your eye area.

What About Other Topical Products Containing Vitamin C?

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When it comes to pampering your skin with vitamin C, a serum should always be your go-to. Since serums are so lightweight, the skin can absorb them quickly and deeply. 

However, if you really want to maximize on the benefits that the ingredient can provide, it’s worth adding vitamin C into multiple stages of your skincare routine. We’ve made this easy by creating an entire collection dedicated to the vitamin. 

Start your routine with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser. Having this antioxidant in your cleanser will leave your skin looking even brighter and more radiant after cleansing than it usually would. 

You can then follow this up with our Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling. This exfoliating solution will clear away the dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of your skin. It will leave you with a much smoother and softer finish. 

Then, slather on your vitamin C serum for face before reaching for our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer. Not only does it contain vitamin C, but it also boasts several other vitamins and antioxidant-rich extracts. It’s the perfect roundup to a vitamin C-focused skincare routine.


As you can see, using a vitamin C serum for face care comes with so many benefits. You’ll likely start to see some visible improvements just a few days after introducing a vitamin C serum to your routine. However, be consistent with daily use and the results that you experience will only become even more impressive as the weeks go by.

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Daytime Versus Nighttime Moisturizer

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It goes without saying that keeping your skin moisturized is essential for maintaining a healthy complexion.

In fact, you probably already have a moisturizer that you regularly use. However, if you’re applying the same formula both morning and night, then you could be doing your skin a disservice.

Read on as Vine Vera explains the difference between a daytime and a nighttime moisturizer, and why having one of each could be exactly what you need to get your skin’s glow back.

The Skin’s Circadian Rhythm

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Your skin has its own circadian rhythm. This basically means that it has its own 24-hour biological clock that keeps it in balance. As a result, over the course of 24 hours, your skin goes through a variety of stages, with each stage affecting what your skin needs and how it reacts to different situations.

During the day, your skin has to deal with UV rays and other environmental aggressors, like pollutants. Your skin cells are conditioned to fight against these in order to keep themselves as protected as possible. In order to help them do this, sebum production naturally increases during the day since sebum contains skin-protecting antioxidants.

At around noon, sebum production peaks, after which it then starts to decline. By nighttime, it’s at its lowest. This is also when your skin switches from protection mode to repair mode. While you sleep, protein production and skin cell regeneration take place. Both of these functions require high amounts of water, which is why your skin cells lose a significant amount of moisture overnight.

The skin can also feel hotter in temperature at night. It produces more cytokines, which are a protein associated with inflammation. This means that the skin can often be more sensitive and reactive in the evenings.

As you can see, a 24-hour time period will have your skin going through a number of different changes, and therein lies the primary difference between a daytime moisturizer versus a nighttime moisturizer. Day creams will be formulated to give the skin what it needs during the day, while night moisturizers are tailored to the skin’s overnight needs. 

Let’s take a closer look at what each product does:

What Does a Day Moisturizer Do?

As mentioned, the environment is your skin’s biggest foe during the day. So, the main purpose of a day moisturizer is to keep your skin feeling protected against environmental harm. Some day creams will contain SPF to shield against UV rays. Others will be loaded with antioxidants that help to prevent the appearance of free radical damage.

Of course, with environmental stress comes inflammation. So, a good day moisturizer should also contain ingredients that can prevent and soothe the look and feel of irritated or inflamed skin.

On top of all of this, a daytime moisturizer also hydrates the skin. That said, it needs to do this in a lightweight way. You don’t want it to feel too heavy on your skin while you go about your day. A good day moisturizer will be light and absorbable enough for you to be able to easily apply makeup over the top. Don’t settle for less!

The Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30

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SPF is non-negotiable during the day. While you could always apply a dedicated sunscreen over the top of your day moisturizer, it can sometimes be more convenient to simply use a day cream that already contains SPF.

That’s where Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30 comes in. In addition to protecting your skin from UV damage, this moisturizer also works to hydrate the skin while fading the appearance of dark spots.

Our SPF cream is packed with a number of antioxidants. Resveratrol, which is our signature ingredient at Vine Vera, is one of these, with research showing the ingredient to have extremely powerful antioxidant capabilities. 

Antioxidants work even harder when combined with other antioxidants. In our Resveratrol Cabernet Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 30, these are provided by green tea extract, aloe vera leaf extract, and vitamins A and E.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream

If you already have a go-to sunscreen, then you need a day moisturizer that will layer well underneath that, which is why you’ll love our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. 

Just like our SPF moisturizer, this cream also contains resveratrol – you’ll find the antioxidant in all of our products. However, this formula is infused with niacinamide too. Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide not only acts as an antioxidant, but it can also help to develop a skin barrier that feels thicker and stronger. As a result, the skin then feels better supported when it comes to keeping itself protected from the environment.

You’ll notice shea butter in this formula too. This natural ingredient is brimming with fatty acids that moisturize the skin. With shea butter in the blend, it’s hardly surprising that this cream will keep your skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day.

The Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery

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The Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery is all about giving your skin the antioxidants it needs to get through the day. Not only will you find resveratrol in this formula, but it also packs the antioxidants from green tea, aloe vera leaf, caffeine, and licorice root.

Those last two ingredients aren’t often seen in a day moisturizer, but they’re game-changers. Caffeine, which you’ll often find in eye creams, perks up the look of the skin. This gives it a revived and rosy finish. Meanwhile, licorice root extract lightens the appearance of discoloration while brightening the complexion. It also soothes and calms the look of the skin.

In addition to containing plenty of antioxidants, this cream also keeps the skin feeling supported and fortified, thanks to the addition of peptides. These are vital for moisturizing the skin too – they leave the skin feeling touchably soft!

What Does a Night Moisturizer Do?

As mentioned, moisture loss is at an all-time high at night. However, in order to perform their reparative functions, your skin cells need as much moisture as possible. 

And that’s why a night moisturizer is so essential. It’ll give your skin this much-needed moisture, while also providing the other elements that your skin cells need to feel supported as they go about their nightly tasks.

Night creams usually contain ingredients that renew and restore the appearance. They’ll also usually be slightly thicker in texture. After all, you won’t be wearing a night cream under makeup, and having a richer consistency helps to trap more moisture in your skin while you sleep.

Of course, night creams don’t need to contain SPF. However, they should definitely still be formulated with ingredients that soothe the feel of the skin, since this is when the skin is at its most sensitive.

Many night creams will also contain active ingredients that shouldn’t be used during the day. For example, certain forms of vitamins A and C can lead to increased sun sensitivity. This means that they’re better used in the evenings.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream

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If you’re looking for a night cream that will replenish and rejuvenate your complexion while you sleep, then the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream is what you need. 

Although this formula is quite lightweight in texture, it’s packed with hydrating compounds, including glycerin and aloe vera leaf extract. These are humectants with moisture-binding properties, enabling them to give your skin a plumper and fuller finish. 

The vitamins in this moisturizer (A and B3) act as antioxidants too. They’ll help to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles while also repairing the look of any free radical damage that has taken place over the course of the day.

And, like any good night cream, this moisturizer will leave your skin feeling relaxed and soothed too. From hydrolyzed oat protein to green tea leaf extract, this formula will ensure that you don’t wake up with any redness or inflammation.

The Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Face Lift

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The Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Face Lift is another moisturizer that works beautifully when used at night. This formula is all about tightening and firming the look of the skin. It’s absolutely ideal for those who are battling the appearance of aging.

This cream’s moisturizing capabilities come from a few different ingredients, including squalane, soybean oil, chitosan, and collagen. They’ll leave your skin cells feeling deeply hydrated, enabling them to work efficiently while you snooze.

One ingredient that confuses some is caffeine. After all, why would you need caffeine at night? While it’s true that a nightly dose of caffeine could be detrimental to your body, particularly your sleep quality, let’s not forget that your skin cells don’t go to sleep when you do. Instead, this is when they’re at their busiest, meaning that a boost of caffeine would be very much appreciated!

This moisturizer has also been crafted to contain vitamins A, C, and E. When it comes to targeting the appearance of aging skin, this trifecta is what you need. It will deal with the issue from multiple angles, with regular use capable of giving you the younger-looking skin you’ve been dreaming of.

The Resveratrol Cabernet Travel Kit

Want to make life even more convenient? Treat yourself to the Resveratrol Cabernet Travel Kit. 

This product’s unique packaging allows it to hold two separate moisturizers. The first is our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. This sits alongside our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream.

We designed this duo primarily to make life more convenient when on the go. Whether you’re traveling for a day, a week, or longer, this set will ensure that you always have a good day cream and night moisturizer to hand.

With that said, it’s also the perfect way to give both of these Vine Vera products a try without having to purchase the full-sized versions. It won’t be long before you’re as obsessed with them as we are!


Many think that day creams and night creams are just gimmicks. After all, a moisturizer is a moisturizer, right?

Wrong. Now that you know more about your skin’s circadian rhythm, it’s easy to see why it requires different ingredients at various times of the day. By investing in separate day and night creams, you’ll be able to meet those requirements with ease, ensuring that your skin looks and feels its very best.

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How Often Do You Use the Vine Vera Syringe?

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Some skincare products are pretty self-explanatory – simply slather them onto your face every day and watch your skin glow. However, the more potent skincare formulas out there require a little know-how, and the Vine Vera syringe is one of these.

Whether you already own one or you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy one, chances are that you have a few questions about using the Vine Vera syringe. How often do you need to use it in order for it to work its magic, and what’s the best way to incorporate this product into your skincare routine? Keep reading – Vine Vera is about to give you all of the answers!

A Closer Look at the Vine Vera Syringe

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The Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe is one of our bestselling products, and for good reason. This clever formula consists of a powerful solution that immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a tighter and more elastic finish.

Not only does the Vine Vera syringe provide visible results as soon as it has been applied, but it boosts the complexion in the long run too. It contains a number of ingredients that have been proven to reduce the look of skin aging over time while plumping up the appearance. It’s absolutely ideal for people who are seeking a younger and more wrinkle-free look.

What Exactly is in the Vine Vera Syringe?

Wondering how the Vine Vera syringe is able to offer such incredible results? It all comes down to the ingredient blend within this cutting-edge formula.

There are a few ingredients in this product that contribute to its instant effects. Acetyl hexapeptide-8 is one – research shows that it’s very effective at reducing the look of wrinkle depth and wrinkle count. DMAE, which is displayed on the ingredient list as dimethylaminoethanol tartrate, has similar complexion-smoothing effects.

Let’s not forget about sodium hyaluronate either. The salt form of cult-favorite ingredient hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is a powerful humectant. It plumps up the look of skin cells, leaving them with a fuller and more voluminous appearance.

The instant complexion-tightening results offered by this formula are a big appeal. However, we like to ensure that all Vine Vera skincare products provide long-term benefits too. That’s why we’ve added several potent antioxidants to our Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe.

Resveratrol is one – it has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while fading the look of discoloration. It is joined by Malus Domestica fruit cell culture, ie. apple stem cells. They come from a rare Swiss apple, which is famed for how it can enhance the appearance. Rose leaf cell extract is another antioxidant-rich compound in this solution, as is cucumber fruit extract. Together, when used regularly, these botanicals will tighten and firm up the look of the skin. At the same time, they’ll help to smooth away the visibility of wrinkles.

How to Use the Vine Vera Syringe

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Although it may look like a syringe, the Vine Vera syringe is actually a topical product. However, before you apply it to your skin, you’ll need to first ensure that your skin has been thoroughly cleansed. This way, the solution will be able to dive down into your skin without being blocked by oil, dirt, and other impurities.

If reducing the appearance of aging is your aim, then we would recommend cleansing with the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Cleanser. Vitamin C is famed for how it tightens and brightens the complexion, especially when it’s combined with other vitamins. That’s why we’ve also included vitamins A and E in this cleanser, along with resveratrol, Vine Vera’s signature ingredient.

Once you’re done cleansing, dab some of the Resveratrol Cabernet Toner onto your skin. In addition to resveratrol, this formula contains a variety of natural extracts that soothe and hydrate the complexion. It will leave your skin feeling deeply refreshed and ready to absorb all that the Vine Vera syringe has to offer.

Now that your face has been prepped, you can move on to using the syringe. Simply hover the tip of the syringe directly over the wrinkle that you want to focus on. Then, push the end of the syringe down to release a small amount of the solution onto said wrinkle. Don’t push too hard – you only need a tiny amount of the product for it to work. Use your fingertips to pat the product in to ensure absorption. Once you’re happy that your skin has received enough product, use a cotton swab to wipe away any excess solution.

Planning on applying makeup over the top? Give the solution a few minutes to fully absorb and dry before continuing with your beauty routine.

How Often Should You Use the Vine Vera Syringe?

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Once you see how smooth and wrinkle-free your skin looks after using the syringe, chances are that you’ll be hooked – you may even want to apply it daily!

However, that’s not necessary. We usually recommend that the Vine Vera syringe is used weekly. This is all that’s needed for the ingredients to work their magic over time, especially when you’re following a comprehensive skincare routine for the rest of the week. 

That said, there aren’t any harmful ingredients in the solution. If you would like to use it more often, then you won’t be damaging your skin in any way by doing so. Many of our customers choose to apply the syringe before a special occasion, in addition to weekly use. This way, no matter the event, they’ll be rocking a firm and crease-free appearance in all of their photos!

Other Products From Vine Vera’s Chianti Collection

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The Vine Vera syringe is just one of a selection of products from our Resveratrol Chianti Collection. As we mentioned above, the weekly effects of the syringe can be enhanced with a solid skincare routine during the rest of the week. For best results, we would recommend incorporating other formulas from the Chianti Collection into your routine. They all contain ingredients that will intensify the visible improvements provided by the syringe. They’ll also help your complexion in other ways too.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the other game-changing products from Vine Vera’s Chianti Collection:

The Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

There are two serums in our Chianti Collection, with the first being our Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum. Just like the Vine Vera syringe, this serum softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it’s also great for hydrating the skin and lightening the look of discoloration.

Resveratrol and vitamin C are two of the ingredients responsible for this. At the same time, licorice root extract and kojic acid tackle the visibility of dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Use this serum regularly and it won’t be long before your skin looks beautifully even and balanced.

This serum also contains seaweed extract, sodium hyaluronate, and a multi-peptide blend. These ingredients will plump up the look of your skin while keeping it feeling protected. They’re great for hydrating and moisturizing, so you can expect your skin to truly glow with radiance each time you apply this product.

The Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules

The second serum in our Chianti Collection is the Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules. This is an encapsulated serum, which means that each dose of the serum is contained in individual capsules. This packaging method helps to maintain the potency of the active ingredients within the solution, since it protects the product from air and light.

There are some fantastic botanical extracts in this formula. Szechuan peppercorn extract is an ingredient not commonly seen in skincare products, which is surprising since it has been proven to significantly minimize the look of both fine lines and deeper creases. Spilanthes extract, which comes from a flowering herb, helps with this too. At the same time, it also soothes the feeling of inflammation and irritation.

This serum also contains vitamin E to moisturize the skin while giving the skin barrier a thicker and stronger feel.

The Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask

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As mentioned earlier, the Vine Vera syringe works well when incorporated into a weekly skincare routine. One other product to add to your weekly regimen is the Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask. 

This face mask feels so decadent when applied to the skin. This is down to its self-heating effect – as you massage the mask onto your skin, it gradually warms up. The heat that it produces is gentle – it doesn’t get too hot. Instead, the warmth relaxes the feel of the pores, which makes them feel more receptive to soaking up other ingredients. As a result, the ingredients in this mask are able to work more effectively compared to a formula that doesn’t also offer heat.

Just like the Vine Vera syringe and the other products from the Chianti Collection, the face mask is loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients. From arnica Montana extract to coffee seed extract to ascorbic acid, this mask will leave your skin feeling purified and deeply detoxified.

The Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery

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Last but not least, we have the Resveratrol Chianti Morning Recovery. Use this lush day cream in the morning and your skin will feel soft and rejuvenated throughout the day.

This is thanks to the rich ingredient blend in the cream. Peptides and vitamin A come together with aloe leaf extract and green tea extract, along with a sprinkling of resveratrol and olive fruit oil. 

This combination is a superstar at hydrating and moisturizing the skin, while fading the visibility of skin aging. If you’re looking for a day cream that will have your skin looking several years younger, then this is the product to reach for.

Ready to Add the Vine Vera Syringe to Your Skincare Routine?

If you’ve been looking for a way to smooth out the visibility of your facial creases while plumping up the look of loose and hollow skin, the Vine Vera syringe will definitely not disappoint. This cutting-edge blend is extremely powerful – not only does it offer up immediate results, but it will boost your complexion in the long run too. Whether you use it weekly, save it for special occasions, or do both, we’re certain that you’ll quickly fall in love with the wrinkle-free appearance that it leaves behind.

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Is the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum Worth the Hype?

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No matter your skin type or the skin concerns you may be dealing with, one product that everybody should have in their skincare arsenal is a good vitamin C serum. This product can singlehandedly take care of so many different visible concerns while giving the complexion a big boost.

With the demand for vitamin C rising so rapidly in recent years, just about every skincare brand now has its own version of a vitamin C serum. However, not all of them are worth your time, making it important to understand how to decipher the good from the bad.

If the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum has caught your eye, then you’ve come to the right place. From beauty bloggers to social media influencers, everyone has been raving about this exquisite formula. However, what exactly makes the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum so special? Is it really worth all of the hype? Keep reading as Vine Vera explains exactly how this product could transform your complexion.

What’s in the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum?

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When purchasing a new vitamin C serum, one of the very first things that you should look for is the type of vitamin C that has been used in that formula.

Vitamin C is available in various forms. Each one penetrates the skin in a different way, meaning that each also offers up a different intensity of results.

Most vitamin C serums contain just one form of vitamin C. However, Vine Vera’s Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum features two. 

The first is ascorbic acid, which is the purest form of the vitamin. It’s known for being the most potent, with research showing that it also penetrates the skin more effectively than many of the other forms out there.

The ascorbic acid in this formula is accompanied by tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. This is another form of vitamin C, this time famed for being highly stable and oil-soluble. Just like ascorbic acid, it’s one of the most powerful forms of vitamin C available in skincare.

The fact that the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum contains two forms of the antioxidant, rather than just one, enables you to double up on results.

While vitamin C works well on its own, antioxidants are always more effective when combined with other similar ingredients. This is why we’ve infused the formula with vitamins A and E too. When mixed with vitamin C, this multi-vitamin trio will enhance each other’s visible effects.

You’ll also notice resveratrol in our serum’s ingredient list. This is Vine Vera’s signature ingredient – you’ll find it in all of our products. It’s an incredibly powerful antioxidant that does so much for the skin (more on this next!). 

What Will the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum Do For Your Skin?

You now know more about the ingredients that we’ve used in the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum. However, how does this translate to your skin? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits that you can expect to see after adding this serum to your skincare routine:

Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Loose Skin

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Vitamin C offers up a wide range of benefits, but one of the most revered is how it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

This is a very common skin concern as people start to age. It’s caused by the natural decline in collagen and elastin production, which are the two proteins that give your skin its volume and firmness. As protein levels drop with age, the skin loses its tightness, resulting in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin.

In fact, not only has vitamin C been proven to tighten the look of wrinkles and loose skin that have been caused by the aging process, but it also helps to diminish the look of creases that have formed due to other issues too. Whether this may be sun damage, weight loss, or anything else, vitamin C is more than capable of smoothing and firming your complexion to leave it looking bouncy and elastic.

Fades the Visibility of Dark Spots While Brightening Your Overall Appearance

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Hyperpigmentation can occur for a number of reasons. Be it sun damage, acne marks, melasma, or anything else, the discoloration that it causes leaves the skin looking patchy, uneven, and so much older.

To deal with this, many people turn to dark spot products containing harsh chemicals. However, if you have the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum on your side, you’ll be able to lighten the look of hyperpigmentation without any of the harmful side effects that other lightening ingredients bring.

Wondering if vitamin C lightens the look of regular-colored skin too? The answer is no. It simply targets the appearance of discolored skin. The rest of your complexion will remain the same color, although the regular use of vitamin C will definitely give it an illuminated glow.

Relieves the Feeling of Dry Skin

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When trying to ease the look and feel of dry skin, people usually turn to hydrating humectants and rich emollients. These are definitely important for giving the skin a soft, supple, and moisturized finish. However, vitamin C is another ingredient worth adding to your skincare routine if you suffer from dryness.

Research shows that vitamin C can help to thicken and strengthen the feel of the skin’s protective barrier. This barrier is responsible for preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which is the rate at which your skin loses moisture to evaporation. The higher your rate of TEWL, the drier your skin will be. 

So, thanks to the way in which it leaves the skin barrier feeling enhanced and supported, vitamin C can really help to alleviate dry-looking skin.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum contains wheat germ oil too. This plant oil has a high fatty acid content, making it extremely moisturizing. It also contains a number of vitamins and antioxidants that can replenish the look of dry skin. 

Soothes the Feeling of Inflammation and Irritation

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People with dry or irritated skin often avoid vitamin C, believing that it may exacerbate their sensitivities. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth…

Studies show that vitamin C’s antioxidant capacity enables it to soothe the appearance of inflammation. It can ease the visibility of puffiness and redness too, giving your skin an even-looking finish.

With the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum containing two forms of the antioxidant, it’ll get to work double time to leave your skin feeling calm and relaxed.

Does the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum Really Work?

There’s no denying that the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum really talks the talk, but how well does it actually work in practice? 

The best way to find out more about that is by reading its reviews. People of all skin types highly rate this product. It’s gentle and lightweight yet effectively brightens the look of dull skin, softens the feeling of dryness, rebalances how oily the skin feels, and reduces the visibility of aging.

People appreciate its subtle scent that isn’t overpowering, along with the fact that it doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue.

All in all, an amazing product that has more than proven its worth!

Adding the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum to Your Skincare Routine

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If you want to experience all of the benefits that we’ve discussed above, then you’ll need to use the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum in the right way.

This means that you’ll first need to cleanse your skin. This will clear away all of the impurities on your skin’s surface, enabling the vitamin C in the serum to get to work immediately. Our go-to cleanser of the moment is the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet Mousse Cleanser. The formula contains amino acids to fortify the feel of the skin, along with niacinamide to moisturize and resveratrol for its antioxidant properties.

Once you’re done cleansing, you can then go ahead and apply the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum. While many serums come in transparent bottles with dropper-style applicators, ours is in an opaque bottle with a pump dispenser. This minimizes oxygen and light coming into contact with the serum. Both degrade vitamin C, rendering it less potent, so it’s important that packaging protects a vitamin C serum as much as possible.

Pump dispensers also make a product so much easier to use. Simply press down a few times to release a small amount of the product onto your fingertips before spreading this over your face. Don’t forget to also bring the serum down to your neck and chest, as the thin skin in both of these areas would benefit from some vitamin C too!

Once you’re done applying your vitamin C serum, it’s time to moisturize. A good moisturizer will lock in all of the vitamin C that you’ve just applied, preventing it from evaporating away.

Should You Use Vitamin C in the Morning or at Night?

Many recommend nightly use of vitamin C, purely because the ingredient can sometimes make the skin feel more sensitive to UV rays. However, if you’re using SPF, which you should be doing every day, then this shouldn’t be a problem.

For best results, we would recommend using the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum twice a day – morning and night. Your skin’s needs differ in the morning versus the evening, but vitamin C’s multi-functional properties enable it to leave your skin feeling supported no matter the time of day.

Other Vitamin C-Infused Products From Vine Vera

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Serums are one of the best ways to add vitamin C to your skincare routine. Thin and lightweight, they’re able to access deeper layers of your skin than thicker products, like creams.

However, that’s not to say that other aspects of your skincare routine wouldn’t benefit from vitamin C too. This ingredient truly is a superstar, making it worth incorporating into your routine as much as possible. 

Here are a couple of other products from Vine Vera’s Vitamin C Collection that will help you to do just that:

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling

Some exfoliants are physical, while others are chemical. However, the Resveratrol Vitamin C Peeling brings together the best of both worlds. 

In addition to exfoliating your skin with a blend of mandelic acid and bamboo powder, this formula also treats it to a wide range of beautifying vitamins and antioxidants. Two forms of vitamin C are combined with resveratrol, green tea extract, and vitamin E to ensure that your skin feels extra smooth and pampered post-peel.

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer

Serums soak into the skin quickly, whereas moisturizers target the surface layer. So, if you’d like to treat the surface of your skin to the wonders of vitamin C, then you’ll need a face cream infused with the antioxidant, just like our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer. 

With shea butter as its base, this rich cream is brimming with vitamins and botanicals. Not only will it leave your skin feeling soft and deeply hydrated, but it will also smooth the look of your skin’s texture while rebalancing the appearance of your skin tone.


It’s easy to see why people all over the world are falling in love with the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum. This multi-tasking product helps with so many different visible skin concerns while also giving your skin exactly what it needs to look and feel its very best. So, when it comes down to it, the answer is yes – the Vine Vera Vitamin C Serum is definitely worth all of the hype, plus so much more!

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