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Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant compound called a phytoalexin produced by plants when they’re subjected to stress. Such stress might include exposure to harsh sunlight or attack by bugs or insects. Resveratrol is found in highest amounts in the skins of grapes and in red wine, but blueberries, pomegranate, blackberries, raspberries and peanuts also contain modest quantities of this natural compound.

Considerable interest in resveratrol was garnered after animal studies demonstrated its health benefits. In cell cultures and in animals, resveratrol stops the growth of cancer cells. It also reduces inflammation in blood vessels, improves blood vessel function and keeps platelets from clumping together to form clots that could lead to a heart attack or stroke. As a result, some scientists believe resveratrol protects against heart disease and may at least partially explain the heart-healthy benefits of red wine. Other research suggests that resveratrol may protect against health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. This may be due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In animals, it lowers insulin levels and body weight.

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Another intriguing finding about resveratrol is it activates a pathway known to be activated with calorie restriction. Research shows that calorie restriction prolongs life and delays aging in a number of animal species from fruit flies to primates. The hope is that resveratrol has similar benefits to calorie restriction and may help to prolong life in humans and animals. Research is ongoing to see if resveratrol has similar effects in humans. Recently, a study in humans showed that resveratrol improves exercise performance by boosting endurance and strength.

Because it is an antioxidant that protects cells against oxidative damage and a compound that reduces inflammation, resveratrol appears to offer anti-aging skin benefits. Oxidative damage primarily due to sun exposure is one mechanism by which skin ages. Free radicals produced by exposure to oxygen and sunlight damage collagen and activate enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, another protein important for youthful skin. Research suggests that resveratrol is a more potent antioxidant than idebenone, a potent pharmaceutical antioxidant. That’s why some manufacturers of cosmetic and skin care products are adding resveratrol to their products. You can find resveratrol in facial moisturizers, eye creams and other anti-aging products.

Research suggests that resveratrol is a more potent antioxidant than idebenone, a potent pharmaceutical antioxidant.

According to a small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, resveratrol may be beneficial for treating acne too. Participants who applied a gel containing resveratrol to one side of their face and a placebo cream to the other showed a 66.7 percent reduction in acne lesions on the resveratrol side. Of course, it works best when combined with a comprehensive acne treatment program.

Is resveratrol safe? There are some concerns about taking resveratrol supplements orally, especially for women who have had breast cancer or are at high risk for the illness, until more is known. Resveratrol has estrogen-like properties that may stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells. In some studies, resveratrol slows down the growth of breast cancer cells, while others show it stimulates them. The effects seem to vary with the dose. In quantities found in skin care and anti-aging products, resveratrol appears to be safe. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database classifies it as a low-hazard cosmetic ingredient.

Resveratrol is an exciting natural compound that may have anti-aging benefits.

Always apply a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater that blocks both UVA and UVB rays when wearing skin products that contain resveratrol as one study shows that people may be more susceptible to sun damage when regularly using products containing resveratrol.

All in all, resveratrol is an exciting natural compound that may have anti-aging benefits for skin and other health benefits as well. Expect to see more research on this compound found in red wine in the future.

  

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This product delivers a stronger peel without risk of irritation or recovery time.
$145.00 $176.00 value
60 applications | DG144
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Treatment cream with Green Tea, Resveratrol and Caffeine.
$68.00
1oz | TP061
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This supplement helps to reduce food cravings while increasing energy levels.
$46.00
60 Capsules | AN123
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A vegan collagen booster supplement that promotes skin firmness.
$40.00
60 Capsules | QQ072
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Antioxidant night concentrate for improved radiance, elasticity, and density.
$145.00
1oz | SK097
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$86.00
30 Applications | DG136
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Treatment serum with Green Tea, Resveratrol and Caffeine.
$68.00
1oz | TP062
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A 20% Vitamin C serum that helps to prevent and correct the signs of aging.
$87.00
1.17oz | RC027
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Improves firmness and elasticity and reduces lines and wrinkles.
$98.00
2oz | NV160
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This powerhouse cream brightens skin tone and redefines the facial contour.
$86.00
1.7oz | PE137
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An antioxidant cocktail that regenerates skin at the cellular level.
$68.00
1.17oz | RC028
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A hydrating mask that leaves skin supple, soothed and balanced.
$40.00
2oz | RC043
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A lightweight powerful antioxidant serum to protect and nourish skin.
$30.00
1oz | PN030
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Use alone or under make-up to counter act premature aging.
$40.00
2oz | GH005
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Firm and smooth skin with this powerful peptide based serum.
$84.00
1oz | NF015
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Essential vitamins increase skin hydration and visibly reduce signs of aging.
$89.00
1oz | WA025
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A gentle, anti-oxidant cleanser to help remove dirt and impurities while also protecting the skin.
$34.00
6oz | BK125
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Lightweight, ultra-sheer physical sunscreen in an easy to apply mist.
$42.00
4oz | DG163
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Staff Favorite Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$86.00
30 Applications | DG108
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
$132.00 $156.00 value
60 Applications | DG109
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A lightweight hydrator with anti aging benefits.
$60.00
2 oz | PY770
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A shot a day keeps the free radicals away! Combat aging from the inside out.
$45.00
30 Stick Packets | DY004
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
$82.00
30 Applications | DG100
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Specially designed to offer skin protection from sun damage.
$29.00
2oz | TP064
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$82.00
30 Applications | DG127
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This daily treatment addresses deep lines and wrinkles while promoting firmer skin.
$98.00
2oz | NV187
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Provides intensive regenerating action.
$75.00
1.35oz | CP029
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Reduces visible signs of aging from sun exposure and environmental damage.
$79.00
1oz | CQ001
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A fast-absorbing eye treatment that provides amplified lifting and reparative benefits.
$98.00
0.5oz | NV148
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All the anti-aging benefits of miracle worker moisturizer in a lightweight, oil-free formula.
$59.00
1.7 oz | PY1051
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This antioxidant serum hydrates the skin while preventing and correcting cellular oxidation.
$74.00
1oz | PH012
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An advanced serum that helps to control oil while maintaining an even skin tone.
$82.00
1oz | PH023
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Combining the most potent antioxidants, this powerful serum helps to treat and prevent the signs of aging.
$125.00
1oz | BK124
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For light skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN025
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This formula has been specially formulated to help active men power through their day.
$46.00
120 capsules | DY009
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For porcelain skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN023
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A lightweight fluid that helps to brighten skin tone.
$39.50
2oz | FL030
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A multi-tasking night cream that moisturizes and softens skin with Retinol.
$39.50
2oz | FL005
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For light to medium skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN026
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For medium-tan skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN028
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For fair to light skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN024
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An anti-aging foundation that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. For medium skin tones.
$25.00
1oz | PN027
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This sophisticated, moisture-boosting, decadently rich night cream nourishes dry skin back to optimum health.
$66.00
2oz | TP066
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One-of-a-kind glosses feature Pur’s beloved lip-plumping mineral color, now with anti-aging Resveratrol.
$18.00
0.11oz | MP068
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One-of-a-kind glosses feature Pur’s beloved lip-plumping mineral color, now with anti-aging Resveratrol.
$18.00
0.11oz | MP064
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One-of-a-kind glosses feature Pur’s beloved lip-plumping mineral color, now with anti-aging Resveratrol.
$18.00
0.11oz | MP067
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One-of-a-kind glosses feature Pur’s beloved lip-plumping mineral color, now with anti-aging Resveratrol.
$18.00
0.11oz | MP063
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One-of-a-kind glosses feature Pur’s beloved lip-plumping mineral color, now with anti-aging Resveratrol.
$18.00
0.11oz | MP070
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