Grapeseed oil has been in existence for over 6000 years, a by-product of winemaking, during such the seeds are exposed after the grapes have been crushed and then are broken down to create the oil we use here.
While grapes are one of the most popular fruits in the world, just about everyone tosses out their seeds, but experts say those seeds may actually be the healthiest part of the grape. The seeds are loaded with powerful antioxidants and natural plant compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, or OPCs.
OPCs have been extensively studied and are well known for their potent antioxidant activity, which means that they can help battle free radicals that can lead to premature ageing and/or a host of chronic diseases.
While it may sound counter-intuitive to use an oil to treat oily skin, grapeseed oil can surprisingly do just that. If you allow your skin to dry out, it can actually increase the oiliness of your skin as that’s the skin’s natural reaction when it gets too dry. Grapeseed oil is light so it doesn’t leave the skin with a heavy, greasy feeling. Instead, it moisturizes while balancing oily and dry areas.
Found within the grapeseed oil is the presence of vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid which help to fight the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and age spot discolouration. This oil also helps to improve the skin and leaves the skin and pores tighter as well as helping to reduce scars.
Grapeseed oil is also great for the strength and shine of the hair of your beard as it will help to fight against weather exposure, sun damage and harsh cleansers used previously to properly clean and condition your hair gently. The powerful antioxidants and vitamins of grape seed oil provide nutrients and nourishment to your hair that prevents it from breaking down in the middle, which can help when looking to grow your beard longer.