Apart from using them to make wine, many ancient societies used grapes for healing and relieving many skin conditions. In more modern times, scientists now recognise that the fatty acids and antioxidants present in grapes are even more concentrated in their seeds.
Grapeseed oil contains a mixture of important fatty acids for the skin including linoleic acid (70%), oleic acid (16%), palmitic acid (7%) and stearic acid (7%). It also contains phenols, flavanoids and steroids, as well as some Vitamin E. One flavanoid, which is found in uniquely high levels in grapeseed oil is proanthocyandin, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants that is 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E.
Its strong antioxidant properties work on free radicals that age our skin, promotes collagen restoration, while also moisturising skin. Because of this, grapeseed oil is good for all skin types, particularly, oily, acne-prone and ageing skin types. This makes grapeseed oil a very versatile oil, which is why we use it in many Pharmaoil products.