Pinot, cab, merlot…I like a good glass of wine as much as the next woman, but what I like even better are the amazing anti-aging properties to be found in red wine. According to scientific research, one glass a day is all it takes to reap the benefits. Wine, particularly the red varieties, is rich in polyphenols, antioxidants and resveratrol, a potent antioxidant known to protect cells against oxidative damage, stimulate cell turnover and reduce inflammation so your skin stays younger looking for longer.
A nice glass of vino is one thing, but recent research suggests that topical resveratrol is one of the most powerful antioxidants available which would explain the abundance of skin care and beauty products laced with this potent anti-ager.
6 PICKS TO GET YOUR FIX…WITHOUT THE HANGOVER
Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick ($18) is brimming with soothing lip conditioners, protective resveratrol and rich color pigments to soften, shield and tint your kisser. This age reversing formula is available in 10 gorgeous shades that glide on with ease and stay put all day. Though all the shades are absolutely gorgeous, right now I’m loving Show Off, a rich berry hue that flatters all.
100% Pure Luminous Primer Vitamins + Antioxidants with Resveratrol ($28) creates a smooth base and gives you longer lasting makeup when applied after your moisturizer and before you foundation application. Light reflective pigments soften the look of lines and wrinkles and give your skin “glow” and resveratrol, vitamins and antioxidants protect skin from damage.
Wilma Schumann Hydra-Gel Masque in Red Wine ($39) is saturated with Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and resveratrol and polyphenols for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging protection. Apply to just-cleansed skin for 15 relaxing minutes and breathe deeply to enjoy the natural rose water fragrance.
David Kirsch Wellness AM Daily Detox ($45) helps you “cleanse” your body thanks to a combined ingredient list of red wine grapes, 10 different berries, Lycopene, Resveratrol and Pycnogenol that go to work to remove toxins, disarm free radicals and combat oxidative damage to the cells and skin. Simply mix one stick packet with a glass of cold water and drink down first thing in the morning to protect your skin and body from the inside out.
Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Serum ($75) supports collagen and elastin while it smooths lines and wrinkles from your lips and perfects and depuffs your under eye area. Utilizing Caudalie’s patented ingredient, Resveratrol-Oleyl, it effectively stops oxidative damage to prevent aged skin and you can also expect its fragrance-free light, hydrating formula to give you an immediate lifting, tightening and firming effect.
Winetherapy Grapevine Body Scrub ($34) is direct from a family vineyard in Italy and part of a wine line new to the U.S. market. Formulated with grape juice, seeds and skin, red wine leaf extract and prunus armeniaca seed powder, the body scrub exfoliates dead surface cells and impurities, stimulates skin cell turnover and leaves you with fresher, smoother, younger-looking skin. Use twice a week for best results. This new line includes bath, body, face and hair products.