Friday, November 23, 2012

{Week 3} More Than Just Wine :: What's In It? Series | Smell Good Spa™

A large percentage of ingredients in bath & body care are transdermal. Overtime, those ingredients will enter into the bloodstream.  What's In It? Series is a 5-week series informing you of the ingredients used in our recipes. Helping women (and their families) to live good, feel good and smell good, wholesomely.

{Week 3} Grapeseed Oil (INCI: Vitis Vinifera)

Grapeseed oil is extracted from grape seeds, often from those already used to make wine.  European healers used grapeseed oil to cure several diseases.

Why We Use It:
  • No Oily Top-Coat: Grapeseed oil is an emollient that quickly penetrates the skin, therefore it does not leave behind an oily covering.   
  • Aging-Fighter:  Touted for being rich in antioxidants, grapeseed oil is found to protect the elastin and collagen in your skin, thus fighting sagging skin, wrinkles and age spots.  

Grapeseed oil is beneficial to dry, damaged, mature and sensitive skin.  A combination of light-weight to heavy-weight oils are infused into our recipes.  The majority of the oils used are light-weight - to work quickly underneath the epidermis; the heavy-weight oil (cold-pressed castor seed oil) works as the epidermis' protective barrier. 

Be Whole,