What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a polyphenol, a natural compound, primarily found in the skin of grapes, primarily dark colored grapes, and blueberries. It is also found in plants such as the Japanese knotweed. Resveratrol acts as an antioxidant to protect plants and fruits from harsh environmental conditions, air pollutants, injuries, and fungal attacks. I know, all of this sounds great for plant life, but you want to know how this can help you with age defying benefits, right?
Well, there have been lots of clinical, scientific, and dermatology studies done over the past few decades to determine whether Resveratrol can have a positive anti-aging effect on humans. And the results were outstanding. In November 2011, two experts in the field of dermatology, Drs. Robert Goldfaden and Gary Goldfaden, reported that Resveratrol is actually 17 times more effective in the protection against skin aging than the powerful pharmaceutical antioxidants used in some of the world’s most expensive anti-wrinkle creams. That was groundbreaking news for all of us who wanted high end, anti-aging cream, without the high end price tag.
Two Types of Resveratrol:
In my search for a secret that would help me keep my youthful appearance, I also learned that there are two major forms of Resveratrol, Cis-resveratrol and Trans-resveratrol. The Cis form is not very stable and is not easily absorbed into our bodies. On the other hand, the Trans form is very stable and easily absorbed into our bodies, both in supplements and topical applications. Naturally, you want the Trans form of Resveratrol as your personal anti-aging secret.
Identifying Resveratrol on Labels:
Without getting very technical, if a product’s label lists Resveratrol as an ingredient without any Cis or Trans, it is probably a mixture of half and half of each form of Resveratrol. If the label lists proprietary blend of several forms of Resveratrol, it will also list the original source of the Resveratrol and the total amount of Trans-resveratrol. Currently, there is no daily value established for high or low amounts of Resveratrol that can be used absorbed by the body. But, if you like the results that you see from using a reliable source of Resveratrol, than that is the right product for you. If you think that you want a stronger solution, then, by all means, try another one.
More Anti-Aging Benefits of Resveratrol:
Another little secret about Resveratrol are its antioxidant and antibiotic properties. Resveratrol is able to get rid of contaminants while replenishing your skin with essential collagen for a healthier, firmer, and more elastic skin tone. Lack of collagen is one major reason that our skin starts to dry out, sag, and starts to show the signs of aging. But, with the use of Resveratrol, those issues are minimized or eliminated. Resveratrol is a wonderful way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also preventing the appearance of new ones.
As a topical, Resveratrol adds a protective shield that prevents damage from UV rays and airborne hazards. Resveratrol stimulates certain genes in your body that can slow down the aging process, and this means that you can practically turn back the hands of time to recapture a radiant, youthful appearance. I enjoy the fact that Resveratrol helps me keep my chin, neck, and décolletage smooth and firm.
While I started using a topical SkinCeuticals Resveratrol for my face, I also use body lotions with Resveratrol for all over skin tone nourishment and rejuvenation. It is very effective in keeping my hands smooth, wrinkle free, and youthful looking. Yes, age may be just a number, but it is number that no one I meet can ever guess. I am happy to tell you that people I meet today never come close to guessing my real age, they always guess a decade or more younger than my birth certificate. And these are the results that I want you to have also.
I hope that you like my anti-aging secret and that you’re going to use this great information for your own benefit. Remember to look for the type of Resveratrol that is in the cream or lotion before you make a purchase. I know that you’re going to thank yourself every time you look in the mirror.