I buy this grapeseed oil from Tom Thumb for $8.00 for a 12 oz bottle. It really is so much lighter than olive oil. Like Kately, I tried the oil cleansing method with evoo and found it awesome at first, but that is eventually gave me breakouts. Also, I found that I really like the feel of skin after cleaning with a sudsy cleaner. So I add a capfull to my L'oreal skin genesis pore minimizxing cleanser. My skin is a lot less dry and I have no breakouts or dry patches.
My newest and more interesting use for it is as an additive to at home color. I used Ion 10A last night with 20 Peroxide and a couple of capfuls of this and my hair did not feel like straw and the color looks great. I looks like a few shades and more brassy version of the swatch at Sallys'. I've never tried to add oil to hair color, but someone over reviewing Argan Oil mentioned adding it to the color and I figured it you can add Argan oil, why not grapeseed?
Love this. multi-purpose. I use this to moisturize dry patches on my skin in winter. Doesn't break out my sensitive combination skin. Takes off eye makeup easily. Also can be used as a hair treatment..
I think I might be a grapeseed convert. Years ago, I was trying to go an all-natural skin routine so I started using olive oil on my acne-prone skin. The thing is olive oil was way too rich for my skin and gave me cysts and breakouts. I stopped using it and my skin started getting better. Flashforward to today, still have the acne-prone skin, but I think it's more under control now. So I decided I wanted to try all-natural route again and was researching different skin oils on MUA boards and I kept seeing people mention grapeseed oil. Right now, I'm trying to get through about two and a half containers of moisturizer, so while I would like to switch over entirely to grapeseed oil, I'm still using the other stuff I have as not to waste it. I do like how my skin feel like with grapeseed oil. It feels kind of sticky but when I wake up, my skin feels pretty normal. I marked packaging down because it's not very skin-use friendly but then again, it's food grade grapeseed oil and not found in the cosmetic aisle. I worry about cleanliness and contaminating my bottle of grapeseed oil even though I wash my hands right before I apply this. I also sometimes take this internally, it tastes a lot like olive oil and it's a light green. It's too early to say if it's doing anything positive, but I hope so. I have two cysts on my cheek right now, I'm not sure if it's the grapeseed oil or not, but i really like this so far. I think as soon as I'm finished with my moisturizers, which might be a year from now HONESTLY, I hope to use this exclusively. Until then, I use this every so often, mostly as a nighttime moisturizer. I have high hopes for this oil and my skin.
awesome body moisturizer, eyelash moisturizer and great to cook with :)
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.