Why resveratrol is the (well-kept) secret of youthfulness

With the help of nature, you can care for and protect your skin today with countless active substances and nutrients. One of them, and increasingly well-known in the development of cosmetics, is resveratrol.

A phytochemical that protects plants (and our body)

As in most cases, this antioxidant with a somewhat strange name is found in numerous well-known and favorite foods. You can find resveratrol in red grapes, wine, blueberries and cranberries, peanuts, pistachios, and cocoa and dark chocolate also contain it. In plants, this powerful bioflavonoid is responsible for fighting fungal diseases, sunlight and damage.

In general, bioflavonoids are better known as phytochemicals. There are a number of different bioflavonoids, and at least a smaller percentage of these powerful "plant" chemicals are found in every fruit and vegetable. They are also found in spices and teas, nuts and some types of seeds. But what exactly do bioflavonoids do for us? Actually, a lot. In addition to increasing the efficiency and better absorption of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables, they protect the health of our blood vessels, reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies, and prevent the formation of fat.

A powerful antioxidant for brighter and fresher skin

Due to its specific properties, resveratrol ultimately, in addition to being a dietary supplement, is slowly but surely finding its unique role in the development of innovative cosmetic formulations. Effectiveness research is still being conducted, but it can be said that the secret of resveratrol in skin care was "discovered" by a 2008 study by the author team Reagan-Shaw, Mukhtar and Ahmad. The study confirmed that this phytochemical can also protect our skin from UV radiation.

In addition to making our skin more resistant to the influence of sunlight in the long term, resveratrol has antioxidant properties. It protects skin cells from oxidative stress, i.e. free radicals, and at the same time has a very soothing effect. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing the visibility of superficial and localized redness of the skin. The list goes on - this powerful bioflavonoid works exceptionally well to lighten and even out skin texture , better than regular ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) found in serum formulations with low levels of stability. Resveratrol also protects our skin from the development of bacteria and fungi, thereby preventing inflammatory conditions and the development of irregularities in the form of pimples and acne.

Renew your skin while you sleep

Clinical research from 2014 by Farris, Yatskayer, Chen, Krol and Oresajo brought more interesting conclusions. They found that the application of preparations with resveratrol for 12 weeks significantly alleviated the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restored firmness, shine and softness to the skin and increased the thickness of the dermal tissue itself . According to all available studies, resveratrol has proven to be an extremely powerful and safe active substance in the prevention of premature aging of the skin and the effects of external influences and stress. The power of resveratrol will certainly be brought to you by a few glasses of red wine and a cube of dark chocolate, but you will stimulate the real effect on the health and appearance of the skin with night care in the form of a serum.

 

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Resveratrol and retinoid for square care

It is well known that the body rests, recovers and regenerates during sleep, and with this dedicated care you will further strengthen this process on the skin. This powerful cosmetic ingredient is often "paired" with other active substances with which it is skilfully complemented and acts on the specific needs of the skin. One of these active substances are retinoids, better known as different forms of vitamin A, which are extremely effective at reducing wrinkles, fighting acne and hyperpigmentation, and balancing the complexion. However, keep in mind that resveratrol in combination with retinoid should be avoided during pregnancy and during breastfeeding, and it is recommended to use them only in the evening care routine, in order to avoid possible hypersensitivity of the skin to solar radiation.

Find powerful resveratrol in Olival Vitamin Serum R² .