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"Grapes (Vitis Vinifera) possess some remarkable compounds that are exceptionally beneficial to the skin. We have concentrated these active ingredients and encapsulated them in a liposomal microsphere VINIZOME® to increase the penetration and targeted delivery of these potent cosmeceutically active ingredients."
Vinizome Structure formed by Phospholipids
One of the most destructive agents and one of the leading causes of premature aging of the skin are oxidative “free radicals”. Grape seed extracts are considered one of the richest sources of a class of polyphenols called Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs). These are very long lasting and extremely powerful antioxidants that are 20 times more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E.
The health benefits of these potent antioxidants have been well researched and clinically tested for their role in cardiovascular disease and cancer and have been shown to be of particular importance to the skin.
OPCs also have profound anti-wrinkle benefits. They have been shown to be very effective in inhibiting a number of enzymes (collagenase, elastase and hyaluronidase) that can degrade collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other elements of the “intercellular matrix” of the skin. These components of the skin are crucial for the skins health. They regulate the moisture content of the skin along with its structure and elasticity.
Additionally, OPCs have anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties that have been used to prevent and treat skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin and represents another class of polyphenol found primarily in grape skins. It is produced by the grape in response to attack by pathogens such as bacteria and fungi. It is also a very potent antioxidant that has a unique activity within cells and has been studied extensively for its anti-aging properties. Research has shown that Resveratrol can protect cell membranes and has the ability to protect and repair DNA. It is also particularly effective as an anti-inflammatory compound.
Additional information on Resveratrol
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Resveratrol: Powerful Protection For Your Skin
Vinizomes from Chateau Lorraine
Vinizomes are microscopic spheres formed spontaneously by plant phospholipids in an aqueous medium. Phospholipids are the primary building block of skin cell membranes. Vinizomes are created by dispersing phospholipids in a concentrated water soluble solution of Grape Polyphenols. The phospholipids form a microsphere that entraps the active polyphenols.
Given their small size they are able to penetrate the epidermis and act as a carrier to provide the targeted delivery of the active ingredients.
The phospholipid microsphere also protects the active ingredients from the environment.