Grapeseed oil is definitely a staple for me! I use it to cleanse my face and I use it as a moisturizer for my hands. I get really dry skin/eczema on my hands and this is the only thing that helps it!
I use Grapeseed oil on my face and neck for it's moisturizing benefits and potential anti aging effects. (although I have no wrinkles, I want to try and prevent!)
It's a little greasy for my skin, but I only use it at night mixed with jojoba oil so I don't care if my face is all shiny.
Takes about an hour to really soak in. I leave it on overnight and my face is sticky and I wouldn't use this in the day time.
But leave my skin SUPER soft in the morning when I wash it off. :)
I think it's a great natural product. The only thing I don't like is that it goes rancid so quickly! :( 6-9 is so short because this oil last forever! You only need about 3 drops for your face. This is the only thing that keeps me from buying it too often. I have a 4oz bottle from Hobe naturals that is not even half empty that I got for around $5. Not a terrible deal, but I hate wasting it. I could have put it in the fridge, but now it's too late. Oh well. I still recommend!
I love grape seed oil because it is lighter than evoo. I use it along with castor oil for my ocm. It makes a wonderful after shower or bath moisturizer while your skin is still damp. It seems to absorb much faster. I have not tried using it on my face as a moisturizer as I use jojoba oil and it works well for me. I keep a pump bottle by my sink with grape seed oil and a little essential oil to moisturize my hands during the day. One more little bonus is this versatile oil makes an inexpensive personal massage oil. I bought some cosmetic grade essential oil (brown sugar flavor ) and added a few drops as well as a tiny bit of stevia to the grape seed oil..fun stuff!
I have been using high quality food-grade GO on my face and body for about a year now and just love it. Jojoba broke me out and so did EVOO so I was skeptical about another oil. Thankfully this one's a keeper. I use it as cleanser (both with and without castor oil) and as a moisturizer or sealant for my face and body. Good stuff!!
I am a convert!!! 44 yr old w/ slightly drier cheeks, slighty oily t-zone, mild rosecea (blushing, not pimples) not really prone to breakouts unless: that time of the month; using pore clogging stuff.
I am a die hard fan of Ponds Cold Creme as my pm cleanser/MU remover (I use Cetaphil in the am). However, I decided to try more natural products. 1st was jojoba oil = I'm allergic; 2nd was coconut oil (see my seperate review = great for lots of things, can't use for cleansing = breakouts). So - I have been VERY leary about trying any more oils. However, I read some very positive things about grapeseed oil, so I took a leap of faith.
I purchased the NOW brand from my local version of Whole Foods, no other ingredients. 4 fl oz was $8.99. From the label: "This light, odorless and 1005 natural oil is derived from the seeds of Italian grapes. Its emollient properties impart a rich silky luster that can soothe away dryness and irritation. NOW® Grapeseed Oil is suitable for all skin types, and has mild astringent properties that prevent it from clogging pores or causing breakouts. Grape seed oil is also wonderful as a base for lotions, and can be used to condition and style every type of hair...this 100% pure oil is food grade and can be used as a cosmetic, salad or culinary oil."
I have used exclusively as my pm cleanser/MU remover for 3 weeks = LOVE LOVE!!! No MU or SS or water-proof eye MU left behind, soft skin (not greasy), no breakouts, has (I've read) loads of anti-oxidants in it. Hated the packaging, so I transferred into an old Cetaphil pump bottle = much easier to use!!
The SA at Natural Valley Foods also took me to the cooking oil section where they had several 100% pure grapeseed oils in MUCH larger containers. In quickly scanning the labels, frankly I didn't see any differences between those and my little 4 oz bottle. Next time I go (and when I have more time and not a whiny toddler w/ me) I'm going to take the time and ask the SA if there is any difference, because if I can get 3x the product for the same price, why wouldn't I??
Anyway - highly recommend, especially if you have had problems w/ other oils. I am VERY pleased w/ the results.
05/14/10 UPDATE: I'm a bit late in posting this, but a few months ago, I returned to Natural Valley Foods and purchased the 33.75 fl oz bottle of Montebaldo 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil from the cooking section - my eyes, nose and skin (including face) cannot tell the difference between this and the NOW brand. This HUGE bottle was like $13 or $14 - total steal compared to the 4 fl oz bottle of NOW I originally purchased for somewhere around $8 or $9...my wallet is much happier!
Very cheap and an effective component towards those who like to make their own cleansers/masks/moisturizers. Leaves my skin moisturized and soft.
This so far hasn't broken me out and I use this as a main ingredient in my Oil Cleansing Method. Has reduced my acne.
this is a review about of cooking grapeseed oil:
very cheap(less than olive oil) and rich in vitamin E,
great as makeup remover and moisturizer, lighter texture
and not scent...i love it!=)