You may have heard a fancy word rolling around in skin care products recently: resveratrol. It sounds complicated, but it’s gained a lot of momentum within the skincare industry because of the incredible benefits that users have experience when using it. But does resveratrol really benefit the skin?

What Is Resveratrol? 

Let’s break things down a bit for you. Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant. This particular natural antioxidant is a derivative of red wine. Antioxidants have long been known to be powerful agents in fighting signs of aging and maintaining skin health, but resveratrol has been found to be one of the most powerful (and natural) antioxidants available. It’s able to fight free radicals from doing a lot of damage to the skin.

Benefits of Resveratrol

If you’re not familiar, free radicals have been directly related to causing signs of aging, skin cancer and other skin concerns in people everywhere so fighting them is crucial to maintaining skin health. In addition to its free radical-fighting capabilities, resveratrol has also been found to help fight UV damage done to the skin, and really help to encourage a natural repairing process in the body and skin.

Resveratrol In Skincare

It’s the hot new thing in skincare town right now. This little ingredient from the unsuspecting red wine has been infused into serums, lotions and moisturizers to maximise the potency of most anti-aging skincare. If you’re curious, here‘s a great summary of various studies on resveratrol, including the molecular and electrochemical behaviors of this ingredient.