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Relieving Dry Skin: 7 Tips That Actually Work

Woman looking at skin in mirror

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

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

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

Cleanse Once a Day in the Evenings

Vine Vera resveratrol skin care cleanser

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

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

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

Why should you only cleanse in the evenings?

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

Exfoliate…But Not Too Much

Facial peeling

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

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

So, how often should you exfoliate?

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

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

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

Apply Moisturizer to Damp, Instead of Dry, Skin

Woman applying face cream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add Sodium Hyaluronate to Your Skincare Routine

Pinot Noir Phyto Silk for getting rid of dry skin

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

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

So, where does sodium hyaluronate come into this?

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

Wondering which sodium hyaluronate product to invest in?

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

Use a Hydrating Mask Once a Week

Vine Vera Skincare for fall

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

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

At least, that’s the theory behind it.

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

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

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

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

Use a Deep Treatment Mask Once a Month

Cabernet Rejuvenation Facial & Eye Mask with background

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

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

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

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

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

Take Regular Oatmeal Baths

Oatmeal for bath

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Gift Inspiration: The Self Care Gift Set From Vine Vera

Self care gift set

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

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

What’s in the Self Care Gift Set?

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

Let’s take a closer look at each one…

The Intensive Shea Body Butter

Body butter

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

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

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

What’s in the Intensive Shea Body Butter?

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

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

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

The Foot Cream

Foot cream

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

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

What’s in the Foot Cream?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Use the Self Care Gift Set From Vine Vera

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

Start By Cleansing and Exfoliating Your Skin

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

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

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

Apply the Intensive Shea Body Butter

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

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

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

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

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

Apply the Foot Cream

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

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

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

Apply a Hand Cream

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

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

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

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

How Often Should the Self Care Gift Set Be Used?

woman opening Intensive Body Butter

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

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

Ordering the Self Care Gift Set

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

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

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

Is the Self Care Gift Set Worth Buying?

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

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

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Treat Yourself & Your Skin With These 10 Indulgent Products

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

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

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

The Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand

Jelessi eye wand to treat yourself with

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

How does it work?

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

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

The Resveratrol Cabernet 60 Second Eye Solution

60 Second Eye Solution

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

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

Wondering how you’d use it?

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

The Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System

Petal Peel System

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

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

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

The results?

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

The Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask

Magnetic mask

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

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

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

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

The Resveratrol Chianti Thermic Mask

Face Mask to love your skin

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


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

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

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

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

The Vine Vera Manicure Set

Manicure set

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

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

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

The Chianti Skin Restoring Capsules

Chianti collection for self love skincare

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

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

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

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

The Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

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

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

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

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Lip Balm

Lip Balm

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

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

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


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

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

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Is it Possible to Protect Your Skin from Pollution?

Woman in city

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

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

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

Why Worry About Skin Pollution?

Woman looking at city

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips to Counter Skin Pollution

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

Cleanse Twice Daily with a Good Cleanser

Woman cleansing skin

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

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

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

Exfoliate Regularly

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

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

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

Keep Your Skin Barrier in Check

Woman applying face cream

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

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

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

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

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

Protect with Antioxidants

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

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

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

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

Keep Your Skin Safe from the Outside 

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

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

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

An Anti Skin Pollution Regimen

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

Cleanse Those Surface Pollutants Away

Moscato cleanser

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

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

Deep Clean with an Exfoliant

Facial peeling

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

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

A Dose of Antioxidants

Vine Vera serum

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

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

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

Leave Your Skin Feeling Protected

Pinot Noir Longevity Cream with a background

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

Other standout ingredients in this cream include:

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

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


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

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

Happy woman

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

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

The Brain-Skin Connection

Woman with good skin

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

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

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

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

  • Migraines 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

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

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

Methods to De-Stress for Your Skin

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

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

Get Moving

Woman exercising to de-stress for your skin

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

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

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

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

Take Your Vitamins

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Vitamins for Your Skin

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

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

Choosing a Vitamin-Enriched Serum

Vine Vera serums

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

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

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

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

Get Enough Sleep

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

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

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

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

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

Use a Beauty Device

Vine Vera Facial Stimulator

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

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

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

Invest in Preventive Measures

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

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

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

Preventative Skincare Products

Resveratrol Radiance Cream SPF 30 with a background

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

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

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

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

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

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8 Reasons to Try Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection

Sensitive skin cream

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

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

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

Introducing the Moscato Collection

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

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Moscato cleanser

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

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

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cream

Moscato Collection cream

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

It gets even better…

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

Why Should You Try Vine Vera’s Moscato Collection?

Still not convinced? Challenge accepted!

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

Reduces the Visible Signs of Aging

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

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

Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Woman looking at skin in mirror

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

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

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

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

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

Skin That Feels Soft and Rejuvenated

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

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

Maintain and Improve the Look of Your Complexion

Woman looking at skin in mirror

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

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

It gets even better:

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

Gentle on Sensitive Skin

Woman applying face cream

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

There’s more:

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

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

The Moscato Collection Feels Good on the Skin

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

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

Cruelty-Free and Made with Principle

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

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

How to Use the Vine Vera Moscato Collection

Vine Vera resveratrol skin care cleanser

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

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

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

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

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

To Wrap Up

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

But don’t fret!

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

Click here to check out more of our superstar products!

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

Woman looking at skin in mirror

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

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

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

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

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

Start Taking Preventative Skincare Seriously

Woman looking at skin in mirror

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

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

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

So, where does resveratrol stand in your skincare routine?

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

A Resveratrol-Infused Anti-Aging Serum

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

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

Vine Vera Merlot Collection Exfoliant

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

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

A Gentle Yet Effective Exfoliant

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

Load Up on That Sun Protection Factor

Woman applying SPF

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Moisturizer with SPF

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

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

Give Your Lips More TLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember to Stay Hydrated Throughout the New Year

Woman drinking fruit-infused water

Water keeps your body moisturized and rejuvenated. 

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

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

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

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

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

Switch to a Higher Quality Cleanser

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get More Shuteye

Woman sleeping - New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

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

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

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

Get Rid of Out-of-Date Skincare

Skincare fridge - New Year’s Resolutions for Your Skin

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

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

As an example, consider these options:

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

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


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

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

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How to Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy While Traveling

Tourist looking at map

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

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

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

What Happens to Our Skin When We Travel?

Woman in Greece

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always Wear SPF, No Matter Where You’re Going

Woman applying SPF skin care for traveling

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

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

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

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

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

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

Incorporate Antioxidants in Your Routine

Vine Vera serums

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

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

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

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

Keep Your Lips Moisturized to Avoid Chapping

Woman touching lips

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

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

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

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

Make Sure Your Hands Continue Feeling Smooth and Soft

Skin care for traveling

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

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

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

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

Don’t Wear Unnecessary Makeup on Your Flights

Woman at airport

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

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

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

Pack Skincare Products That are Apt for the Climate

Skin care for traveling

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Enough Beauty Sleep Throughout Your Trip

Woman sleeping

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

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

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

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


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

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

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6 Must-Know Holiday Party Skin Care Tips

Woman at holiday party

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

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

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

Before the Party

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

Boost Hydration

Vitamin C serum for holiday party skin care

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

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

Best Pre-Party Hydrating Serums

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

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

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

Mask Up

Vine Vera Pinot Noir Mask

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

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

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

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

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

Prep Early

Woman cleansing skin

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

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

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

Here’s why:

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

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

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

The Best Pre-Party Sheet Mask

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

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

After the Party

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

First Thing’s First: Cleanse!

Cleanser and other holiday party skin care products

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

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

Bring Back the Moisture

Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Collection

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

A Post-Party Moisturizing Cream

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

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

A Post-Party Moisturizing Serum

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

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

Don’t Forget Your Eyes!

Vine Vera eye solution

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

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

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

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

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

The best skin care from wine

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

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

Why Wine?

Wine glass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resveratrol Moscato Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Moscato cleanser

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

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

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

How to Use

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

Resveratrol Merlot Cleansing Kit

Skin care from wine

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

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

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

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

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

How to Use

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

Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Petal Peel System

Petal Peel System

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

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

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

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

How to Use

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

Resveratrol Malbec DNA Magnetic Mask

Magnetic mask

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

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

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

How to Use

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

Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Serum

Shiraz serum

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

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

How to Use

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

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

Resveratrol Chianti Age Correcting Syringe


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

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

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

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

How to Use

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

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

Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Creams

Cabernet cream

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

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

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

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

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

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