I already have a few favorite skincare brands that are spirit-based, but I recently discovered another such line – Vine Vera. But unlike any other spirit-based line, Vine Vera Cosmetics is so wine-centric that they divide their products by type of wine. Their website has a section for merlot, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, chianti, cabernet, shiraz, pinot noir, and malbec. The many different lines have one commonality - each product’s efficacy is built around the very potent ingredient called resveratrol.
What’s resveratrol, you ask? The ingredient was news to me as well. It comes from the skins of wine grapes. Proponents of resveratrol praise its ability to slow aging and maintain skin’s youthful freshness. On a very scientific level, the brand sites that it as the only polyphenol that has been proven to stimulate the longevity gene known as SIRT1. Another study from dermatologists at the University of Wisconsin found that that resveratrol protects skin against UV damage. That alone is a reason to use it – sun damage is the number one cause of aged-looking skin. Finally, additional research has found this magic ingredient smoothes wrinkles and improves skin tone.
The breadth of this line which spans the wine kingdom has something to offer everyone. Skincare and vino aficionados can chose from a variety of masques, creams and serums. They offer one my favorite items - pre-soaked masques (the ones that look like a face) in malbec, and a sauvignon blanc version specifically for the chest area. They have three separate eye products, and many items for the décolletage. They even have a separate section exclusively for “men’s” products, which includes an aftershave balm, renewal masque and a renewal serum.
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