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Hot New Ingredient: Resveratrol Skin-brightening Active With Exclusive Commentary About Whether Resveratrol is Right for Your Clients

Posted: February 18, 2011

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From www.CosmeticsandToiletries.com

Katie Schaefer tells SkinInc.com how resveratrol works on the skin, providing insight on the ingredient for yourself and your clients.

Resveratrol not only benefits the inside of the body, but may also benefit the skin and can be recommended by estheticians for inclusion into skin treatments that boast anti-aging and skin-protection effects.

You have undoubtedly heard the saying originating from the French Paradox, whether true or not, that a glass of red wine a day can keep your heart healthy. Research supporting the statement has suggested that wine’s heart healthy effect is linked to resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found in red wine and, more specifically, within the skin of grapes.

Resveratrol naturally is not only found in grape skin, but is also found in peanuts; berries belonging to the Vaccinium species such as blueberries, cranberries and bilberries; some pine trees; and the roots and stalks of giant knotweed and Japanese knotweed.