Grapeseed oil for better skin collagen


Some weeks ago, I wrote that Margo Marrone recommended women to use an oil underneath their moisturizer in her new book The Organic Pharmacy. If you would like to heed her advice and are looking for a suitable natural carrier oil to apply, I would highly recommend you to try Grapeseed oil.

Light texture that penetrates easily into the skin
I’ve been using Grapeseed oil daily now instead of my vitamic C serum which I only use in the night. I only need about 3 – 4 drops of the oil for my entire face and it is so light, it absorbs into my skin quite quickly, providing a satin finish without a greasy residue. I like it very much because it is much lighter than Jojoba oil, is slightly astringent and is the perfect oil for me to apply underneath my sunscreen or moisturizer.  

Powerful antioxidant for anti-aging benefits
And what I found best about Grapeseed oil is that is is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from premature aging, is effective in fighting acne and it can even shrink varicose veins. In fact, I read that it helps to protect the skin from sun damage and this is why I find it a great oil to use along with my sunscreen.

Contains more antioxidant power than vitamin C & E
In addition, I also read that scientific studies have shown that the antioxidant power of proanthocyanidins found in Grapeseed extract is 50 times greater than vitamin E and 20 times greater than vitamin C. The following is what I’ve picked out from Lush’s website about the oil.

Biochemists and medical scientists researching the health benefits of grapeseed oil have found it to contain oligomeric proanthocyanidins (otherwise known as OPCs); a class of flavonoid complexes that act as antioxidants (free radical scavengers) in the human body. Sea Buckthorn oil, Grapeseed oil and the skin of the grape are all good sources of OPCs.

One of the fascinating elements of OPCs activity in cosmetics context is the role they play in the stabilization of collagen and maintenance of elastin (proteins in connective tissue that support organs, such as our skin).

Looks like the improvement in my skin’s texture is not just due to the Sea Buckthorn oil I’ve been applying in the night but also the Grapeseed oil I’ve been applying in the day!


  1. Regen says:

    Hello ♥
    Let may ask if where can i buy a grape seed oil here in cebu, i live in cebu, i take a grape seed soft gel, but i wantd to buy oil.tnx
    Pls rep.

  2. Terri says:

    Sesame,Is the grape seed oil good for wrinkles,and lines between the eyes? How long does it take for you to see results,Please e-mail me back at CATA@BLOMAND.NET

  3. Sesame says:

    It’ll help to reduce fine lines temporarily first and prevent them from deepening too much over time. However, it will not eradicate the lines that are already formed.

  4. Grace says:

    Awww I really wish I could use grapeseed oil since it’s cheaper than jojoba but unfortunately it irritates my skin and breaks me out a little (but no cysts, thank god). I know people with nut allergies especially may not be able to tolerate jojoba oil but strangely enough it’s the only oil I can use out of all the ones I’ve tried so far (apricot kernel oil, grapeseed, EVOO, avocado oil, and tamanu oil). I’m too scared to try anything else now! My skin also loves the Josie Maran argan oil ($$$$$$$$) but when I tried another brand of argan I broke out ? Do you have any suggestions for oils that my highly sensitive, acne-prone skin may be able to tolerate?

  5. Sesame says:

    I think Jojoba oil is closer to your skin’s sebum and hence, more suitable for your skin type. Keep to using that if it works for you and don’t try others since you’ve done so and many don’t agree with your skin. Grapeseed is supposed to work but it doesn’t work for yours. The other one is Evening Primrose Oil. It works to reduce acne inflammation for me and many. But use it with caution. Like I said, if Jojoba works for you, keep to it.

  6. mokong says:

    can grapeseed oil use for legs scar?

  7. Sesame says:

    You can give it a try…probably can help if the scar is new.

  8. Susie Curry says:

    Hi, I have been using grapeseed oil for months is very smooth & I get many complimentsl. The one thing I get tired of is , everytime I look up these articles, trying to get opinions about real people that can share their results, I only find people asking questions about how it works,, whete to buy. I would like to read about people who has actually used the product for a while & that will be more helpful to people, also more convincing than reading about a bunch of people that has never even tried the product. I don’t really need to read about someone who has decided I am going to try it…..a waste of time in my opinion,,…I would like to hear about longterm use of a product.

  9. Jeannette says:

    I started to use grape seed oil about 2 months ago and I have to say it works great as a cleanser. First I brake out verey easy. I’m always scared to use new products. I have oily skin but also sure it’s because I’m 52. So I have been using oils on my face for about 4 years and most of them work great for reducing acne and keeping my skin moisturized. So this is how I use the grape seed oil I put a quarter size in my hand and rub it all over my face it loosens all my makeup and then I wipe it with a hot towel then I wash my face again with a regular cleanser. So what I noticed is it gets all the makeup off and my skin looks better brighter plus I’m having less brake outs. It seems to help the acne to clear quicker. I would say if your worried about breaking out there no way to know for sure tell you try it. I don’t brake out when I use some coconut oils but if it’s a coconut oil in a balm it does make me brake out.i also love using rose hip oil that’s one of my favorites.i don’t like johoba oils and they say that it’s good for acne skin. So once agin you have to try it. It’s worth it if you have acne skin or dry skin. Years ago I always used drying cleanser and oil fee moisturizers and my skin never looked as good as it does now. I wish I new about oil when I was younger I’m sure I wouldn’t have as much scaring. I have to say I must of read about the oils for a least a year before I was brave enough. It didn’t make sense if you have oily skin why would you put oil on your face but it works😄😄

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