In the world of personal care manufacturing, grapeseed oil has a stellar reputation. The luminous benefits of this lightweight oil make it loved by those seeking to create products that add shimmer without heavy grease. But at RainShadow Labs, we’ve tapped into something more deeply elemental in the oil than its biochemical makeup.
The power of grapeseed oil comes from its function: DNA protection. Seeds in all plants serve as the storehouse of the DNA. This most precious part of a plant- its reproductive material and key to survival today and over eons- needs potent safeguarding. This umbrella often comes in the form of a rich, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, conditioning oil. Such is the case with grapeseed oil!
Grapeseed oil has protected grape DNA for over 8,000 years. The grape has such genetic integrity, that very ancient strains, such as the Shiraz, are still growing today. The purity of grape reproduction is further demonstrated by how long single vines can live- over 400 years! Normally plants mutate with each new offspring. The remarkable reproduction of the grape testifies to the astounding qualities in grapeseed oil. With this primary function in mind – it’s not too hard to see why grapeseed oil has such phenomenal skin-care benefits!
Composed entirely of Vitamin E and Omega 6, grapeseed oil tightens, strengthens and conditions skin and hair. It plumps the dermal structure and fades wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It even reduces varicose veins, lightens bruises, soothes inflammation and offers anti-viral and antibacterial protection. As a featherweight moisturizer, it’s excellent for use on oily skin or as a light sealant in creams, lotions and leave-in conditioners. The trace antioxidants in grapeseed oil even help reduce under-eye circles, giving it a top place in a plant-based eye serum.
Grapes have offered botanical beauty benefits for centuries. Today, most of the hype surrounds the polyphenols and antioxidants in grape skin. We know that the most lustrous elements the grape offers are in the seed!