I have been using grape seed oil in my face routine for a about 2 months now, and I think it's time to write a review :)
I don't use the Aura Cacia grape seed oil, but instead I use the NOW brand, which I find at GNC and organic markets.
Before using grape seed oil, my skin was very acne-prone, and I was constantly breaking out. I'm a freshman in college, and the change of environment really took a toll on my skin. I had tried several things, but nothing was working. After a painful ordeal with Clinique's Acne Solutions line, I knew it was time for something more natural.
I first started using grape seed oil as a pre-cleanse, but now I actually do the oil cleansing method with it and castor oil. It has improved my skin so much! I rarely get zits now, and my skin is always glowing and radiant, that is unless I'm out late ;) My pores are slowly cleaning up as well.
I tried argan oil once on my face, in hopes it would help my acne, put it was too heavy. I suggest that those with skin that gets easily congested to try grape seed oil, since it's pretty light.
Grape seed oil is here to stay in routine :) I love it!
After reading all the great reviews on MUA, I went to my grocery store and picked up some Grape Seed Oil (that was meant for cooking, but everyone says that it works the same).
I then intergrated it into my routine. I use it as a precleanser, and leave it on while for about 5 minutes as I do my hair and such. Then I wash my face with Biore and put on Clean and Clear Moisturizer. I haven't worked up the guts to use GSO as a moisturizer during the day yet. I do this twice a day, and before bed I rub GSO all over my face with a cotton pad and sleep on it. I have also been using pure tea tree oil as a spot treatment.
I cannot tell you how estatic I am with this product. All through the winter my skin looks dull and pale and I constantly look ill and worn out. After 3 days of using this, my face has colour! I don't need to put on foundation or blush because of the natural colour this has given me.
Before starting to use this product I had 6 zits in between my eyebrows, big ones. They have dramatically reduced in size and are on their way to being completely healed.
I will update in 2 weeks to see if it is still working and I am still as happy!
I use the oil cleansing method to wash my face. I use a little of this with castor and sweet almond oil to wash my face and after I apply my toner, I use this to moisturize. My skin looks the best it ever has and I have used so many products for my combination skin from clinique to proactive to st.ives. It is a great moisturizer and it doesn't leave the skin looking greasy. I usually pour it straight from the bottle because the squeeze cap can sometimes pour out too much.
Grape seed oil is great for those who want to deter aging and have skin that is anywhere from lightly acne prone to very dry. It is not recommended for oily skin.
I really love using this on my face. You can find it almost anywhere, and it is inexpensive. I buy the extra virgin, as it has the most nutrients. When looking for any food grade oil to put on your face, it is best to go for the clearest oil in color, because it will have the least pore clogging particles. Since I've been using it, it's greatly improved the look, quality, and texture of my sensitive, combo/dry and acne prone skin. I put it on as an inexpensive serum at night (you only need a daub), and wake up glowing.
The best place to use it is under your eyes. Under eye moisturizing is it's traditional use, and it does wonders while you sleep. My eyes used to be dry and tired, and now I use this and they always feel great. Some of the lines that used to be there have been cured, and my make up goes on so much smoother in the morning.
I just love how many benefits there are to this, and how many uses, especially since it is so inexpensive and natural.
Quick tip: It is also better to use than olive oil while cooking, as olive oil can become carcinogenic at it's smoking point (which is low). Things taste the same, but are healthier, lower in calories, and will not create negative compounds in your food. Give it a try!
I have been used this for two months, after shower, when my body is still wet. My skin feels soft and moisturize and little bit goes a long way. However, when I dry my skin with towel, it leaves sticker resuide on my towel and unable to wash away. It also have the after smell too, no matter how many times that I wash my towel. I have to throw away all my towles because of such weired reason.
I've been using this oil for 2 weeks now and it has made such a wonderful difference in my skintone and smoothness. I recently did a 18% TCA peel and I used this grapeseed oil instead of vaseline or neosporin like I did in the past, and although I had to apply it more often because it absorbs in the skin pretty quickly, it did not break me out at all, not even one pimple!! I now use this every night after washing my face and also to remove eye makeup. I really prefer this over the jojoba oil since that broke me out in very big cysts. I will continue to use this for as long as it gives me great results.
This stuff is fantastic!!
I use it to remove eye make-up, I put it on my freshly washed face, my chest & neck, EVERYWHERE!
I have not broken out from it, in fact it has cleared up a raging whitehead in one night.
It is crazy cheap for such a natural beauty product that does wonders.
Go get some and bath in it everyday forever.
I picked up a cometic grade grapeseed oil at Vitamin Shopee for around $5. My sisters loves to use it as a precleanse and urged me to try it for my blackheads and clogged pores. I have been using it for 2 weeks and I definitely see a difference in my skin, it is more hydrated with less blackheads; I'm not sure if that is attributed to the oil or using Retin-A again. However, I will continue to use because I feel my skin is more hydrated and not so dry and uncomfortable. I pour the oil on cottom pads and gently rub around my face, concentrating on my T-zone. Then, I let the oil sit on my face for around 10 min in the shower; when I'm done with everything else I wash my face with a regular cleanser or a gentle scrub.
I've been on an oil spree lately: so far, I've tried almond oil (the regular kind, not the sweet kind) which was okay, coconut oil (which was fantastic), and now this. I wanted to try this, because my friend has taken some skincare courses at her cosmotology school, and she said that grapeseed oil has the strongest antioxidant properties out of all the oils. The result so far has been radiant skin. I wish grapeseed oil would smell as good as coconut oil, but you can't have everything. I've been using Korres skincare products lately (which have also been fantastic), but I wouldn't hesitate to use this oil at some point in my life again (especially in the summer time), because in the winter, my skin is still dry when I put it on my face (my skin just drinks the oil up.
This is slowly growing to HG status for me! I also have oily, yet dehydrated skin as well, and it has been super difficult for me to find a way to moisturize my skin without breaking out. I really needed one too because my skin clearing cream, Neutrogena Anti Wrinkle Retinol cream, was very drying and actually made my pores look sunken in and dried up. I tried tons of store-bought, synthetic moisturizers....Cetaphil, Merlot, CE Booths, Aveeno, Olay, Neutrogena, Cerave, Eucerin etc....they were ALL breaking me out, leaving a film, or not hydrating my skin...After seeing many good reviews and recs for using grapeseed oil in skincare, I decided to introduce it into my regimen since it is known for being mildly light, filled with antioxidants, and having toning properties. I started out by incorporating it as a precleanser ,and low and behold it left my skin super glowy and smooth. I have continued to use it as a precleanser since and now I also use it as a moisturizer that must be applied on a DAMP face so that it absorbs in and doesn't dry my face out. I am basically falling in love with this stuff because it is actually clearing this burst of constant acne I have been having on my cheeks. It's healing everything right over, giving me a glow, and moisturizing me a tad. I have been informed by many that grapeseed oil will get drying because of its astrigent property, so i will be adding another oil in to moisturize better, but i will definitely keep this oil in stock! I'm looking to try sweet almond oil, hazelnut oil, and maybe avocado, but I definitely encourage trying oils in skincare--and this is coming from someone who once broke out horribly when trying olive and jojoba oils....so yeah i rec that people do their research and try out lighter oils first, especially this one!! =)
oh and btw, I use the NOW brand of grapeseed oil..it was only $4 at my nearby health food store AND it is sold in a bottle that is MUCH better than Aura Cacia's because you can dispense the oil in drops =D
UPDATE a few weeks later: I'm still LOVING this..i actually stopped using it for a week because i started using hazelnut oil as a moisturizer, but i started using this again underneath the hazelnut and its helpin my skin problems heal over much better!!! Officially HG status for me!