Grapeseed oil is perfect for my oily, acne-prone skin. I use it after work and before I workout at night to remove all makeup. I wet my face, gently rub the scentless oil on my skin and eyes, and then remove with a damp washcloth. It's much more environmentally friendly than a disposable makeup wipe that will clog landfills and leaves my skin refreshed, clean, SOFT AS HELL, and clear of any makeup. I put on a dab of moisturizer and I'm ready for my workout. I paid $6 for a bottle and it has lasted me months already.
I have had super oily skin since I was a teenager. I went through all the acne etc and it really depressed me. I wear makeup every day and I was looking for a gentle makeup remover. I'm 50 now and my skin is still oily. I used to have to wash my face and wipe over with a hot muslin cloth to remove the first layer of sebum and makeup. Yuk! It sounds awful but there you go. I would then pat my skin dry and use an oil free skin cleanser AND then finished with an oil free toner. What a palaver! Well, my makeup removing world has since been transformed since I started using grape seed oil as a cleanser. I put a thin layer all over my face and then brush my teeth. Then taking one of my trusty hot muslin cloths I wipe pretty much everything off! Yes, it miraculous to say the least. I just pat my skin dry and wipe over with my oil free alcohol free toner (rose water) and I'm done. Immaculately clean skin.
I have tried other oils such as castor, coconut and extra virgin olive oil but they are just so heavy in consistency and made my skin oilier! Grape seed has such a light consistency and is so easy to remove that I'm sticking with it.
I needed a carrier oil to dilute lavender and tea tree oil while still being relatively light. I couldn't use witch hazel as a carrier because that would be too drying. after trying a bunch of different kinds, grapeseed worked out the best. the key is you need to be sure to use just a tiny bit. I use a pea size drop of my serum and it soaks in quite well before I add moisturizer. I've been using this mix for several weeks and so far it has worked better than anything I've tried. I don't think it's the grapeseed that's offering any real benefits, it's just that it's a great carrier for the lavender/tto, without making me greasy or break out more. (other oils I tried that were too heavy: sweet almond, apricot kernel, and evening primrose.)
I wouldn't recommend this (or any of the oils) as a replacement for your moisturizer though. I experimented for a long time and it seems (for me) none of the oils on their own were very moisturizing. it's better to use them in addition to your favorite lotion to give it a boost.
Omg. I believed in this fad lie. I used this for 3 months and it did nothing for my acne skin. It poisoned my skin and i now realize that not all natural or organic skincare is the best. If u r using this becuz u r vegan or organic crazy person, dnt! Just use obagi and u will realize that chemical skincare aint that bad.
I don't remember what brand of this I used, but the ingredients listed 100% organic grapeseed oil. My skin is newly dry, so I am trying to find products that effectively moisturize, but do not clog my pores. I thought since this was supposed to be relatively safe for sensitive skin I would be good. First of all, I didn't find that it was very moisturizing, in a way I felt like my skin was slightly tighter than before. It absorbed however so I decided to use in under my eyes. I used it for one night and woke up with horrible puffy bags under my eyes. I chalked it up to dehydration and lack of sleep. I put it back on the following night and woke up to extremely swollen eyes. My lids were puffy and I had flaky bags. I took benadryl and it got slightly better. I discontinued use of grapeseed oil and it continued to get better, although it took probably a full week to get the flakiness and puffy lids to go away. What a disaster, I'm not sure if anyone else had a similar experience but I hope not. Just understand that although something is supposed to be non-allergenic doesn't guarantee you won't be allergic to it.
This oil did not work for me AT ALL. It was like the worst out of all the oils I tried. (I have tried a lot, including mineral oils and petroleum and this was worse for me) And I was very excited about it because I heard it would be good for acne and bumps, but all I ever noticed was more bumps. I even started to notice that I reacted to products with grape seed oil in them. (And of course many many without it too). I have a huge bottle of it, that I don't need at all. At least it was cheap.
Some of the other things I've tried just so you get an idea are:
(I tried to put them in order of what worked best for me first)
Jojoba, Sea Buckthorn, Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly, Coconut Oil (I can't use this pure on my face but in products it seems to be "ok"), Almond oil, Mineral oil (liquid), grape seed oil
And essential oils/spot treatments/to mix into the others: Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, and Peppermint.
This oil is perfect! I've had a struggle with using oils on my face since many have made me breakout like boots botanical 100% organic face oil, and coconut oil. This oil was light enough to use and helped with my acne and acne scars. I use this at night after cleansing with African black soap and when I wake up, my skin is smoother than a baby's bottom. I can't help but touch my face!
This oil has transformed my face. I can't believe I used creams to moisturize before. I used this twice daily for over 2 months. Now I use it only once a day - in the morning and use an overnight moisture mask before bed. The combination of these two is pretty incredible. No one can tell I have dry skin anymore because my skin looks plump, hydrated and bright. It must be all the vitamin C. My dark circles have significantly reduced. My skin just looks healthier. I've heard though that prolonged use of grapeseed oil can cause you to develope allergies so I'm planning on trying out Rosehip oil next. One thing I know for sure - I'm never using a cream on my skin again.
Update: Try rosehip seed oil! This has nothing on it.
I use this for OCM in the mornings. I have acne prone sensitive skin. I mix this with jojoba oil to create a mild cleanser that won't strip all moisture & make my skin so tight & dry that it overcompensates by producing more oil. This mixture decreases clogged pores as well. Grapeseed oil is a heavier oil so I wouldn't leave it on my face during the day. Instead I wipe the mixture off with a soft cloth. It leaves my skin glowing & helps me look as if I didn't drag myself out of bed on the days I go out w/o makeup. Also when I do put any other product (sunscreen, TM, etc.) on my face after using this mixture the product spreads much easier. I don't have to use as much product to get the coverage I want.
Also grapeseed oil has ceramides which makes it a great oil to use for hair care as well. I use this for pre-poo. I mix this w/ some other oils, leave it on my hair overnight, & wash out the next day. This helps my hair stay soft & manageable.
I bought my grape seed oil from Trader Joe's. I use this oil to remove physical sunscreens and eye make-up. It feels very light and doesn't irritate my sensitive acne prone skin. A year ago I tried using this by itself as a moisturizer and it clogged my really acne prone forehead and chin. Then I tried mixing it with my MD formulations antioxidant lotion and applied to my face ( avoiding forehead and chin). It made my skin look and feel so much better. I am on retin a micro, so this oil is really soothing for me. After I used it for a few months, I noticed that this oil has made my already flaky skin worse. I am sure it's perfect for people with oily acne prone skin ( not on retinoids though).The oil actually exfoliates your skin. I am still using it to remove Sunscreen and eye make-up.