Best used: In AMCaution: Well tolerated Best for: Protection under sunscreen
Comments: Antioxidant Mode of action: AntioxidantScience Score:


What does resveratrol do for the skin?

Resveratrol is a potent polyphenolic antioxidant that’s found in red grapes, red wine, blueberries & cranberries. This compound can protect your collagen from environmental damage & hence is used in anti-ageing creams.

What is the science behind resveratrol?

Resveratrol helps protect the skin from UV stress & environmental pollutants. In addition this compound has anti-inflammatory properties that can minimize the look of redness & calm down angry skin. This compound has weak pigment reducing properties. 

Can Resveratrol reverse skin aging?

Harvard Medical School researchers have confirmed that compound resveratrol that’s found in red wine does provide some theoretical antiaging benefits. Having said this the real time clinical benefits may not be so obvious.

Davin’s Protip on Resveratrol

Still early days with this compound, antioxidants should be viewed as the third line of defence against UV, the first being physical shade (hats, sunglasses, clothing & the not so trendy umbrella), the second is sunscreen, & antioxidants as third. Resveratrol has a very low irritant potential & hence can be used in patients with sensitive skin who can not tolerate traditional antioxidants such as ascorbic & retinoic acids.

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