Resveratrol is one of the most powerful antioxidants used in skincare.
It’s also one of the least used.
Resveratrol is very tricky to formulated with so few brands bother to use it. If you can find a bottle, you’re in for a treat:
What The Heck Is Resveratrol And What Does It Do For Your Skin?
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes, berries and peanuts. It has many superpowers:
- It fights the free radicals that cause premature wrinkles
- It helps prevent UVB-induced damage
- It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritations and inflammation
All things that keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Where can you find it? Here are the best skincare products with resveratrol (in my humble opinion):
Best For Oily Skin: Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 ($33.00)
Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 has a lightweight texture that dries to a matte finish – just what oily skin needs. The formula is enriched with every antioxidant you can think of, including quercetin, vitamins C and E, green tea and yep, resveratrol. It leaves a white cast behind (that’s the SPF) but I can put up with that to get my antioxidant fix.
Best For Dry Skin: Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster ($68.00)
Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster can’t exfoliate skin like it implies but it does a lot of other fab things to dry skin. It has ceramides and fatty acids to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier and keep moisture in, hyaluronic acid to infuse your skin with all the water it needs and plenty of antioxidants to keep those pesky wrinkles away. Resveratrol is one of them (obvs!) but it also has green tea, ferulic acid, retinol… The whole crew is there.
Best For Antiaging: Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum ($38.00)
Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum was formulated for oily skin but that doesn’t mean other skin types can’t use it. The matte formula is loaded with resveratrol, vitamins C and E, quercetin, ubiquinone and plenty of other antioxidants. Plus hyaluronic acid to hydrate and niacinamide to brighten.
Best On A Budget: The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% (£5.50)
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% contains more resveratrol than I’ve ever seen in any skincare product. Same for ferulic acid. They are two of the most powerful antioxidants used in skincare so it’s great to see The Ordinary finally giving them the recognition they deserve. On the other hand, skin needs more than two antioxidants, no matter how powerful they are. But, if your skincare routine doesn’t include them already, do your skin a favour and grab a bottle. You can always mix it with your fave moisturizer or serum to supercharge their anti aging properties.
Available at: Cult Beauty
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