Vine, grape and wine contain a precious treasure: a concentration of polyphenols, trace elements and vitamins.
It is not a coincidence that the therapeutical effects of the wine are known since immemorial time.
The biochemical and molecular research has helped to identify the mechanism of action of the molecules contained in the wine, incredibly active as antioxidants.
Antioxidants have the property of neutralizing free radicals, which cause an oxidative stress leading to a premature cellular aging. For this reason, it is clear the interest in these molecules for their cosmetic potential, because they exert a protective effect on skin cells.
Among the antioxidants present in vine, grapes and wine we find :
PHYTOALEXINS , whose word is deriving from PHYTON = plant and ALEXEIN = defend, they are substances of low molecular weight , non-protein in nature , divided into several chemical classes , which are produced by plants and accumulated in the cells as a means of defense from attack of pathogens.
BIOFLAVONOIDS as proanthocyanidins , are angioprotettive and prevent damage from free radicals.
POLYPHENOLS such as tannins and quercetin , have vasoactive and astringent properties.
In vine, grapes and wine we also find:
ORGANIC ACIDS Fruit (tartaric acid, malic acid and citric acid), which have the ability to gently exfoliate the superficial layers of the epidermis, helping normal cell turnover and giving the skin a smooth, bright and uniform aspect.
Maintain a youthful skin by protecting and improving tone and hydration: few words that describe “Il Sodale Wine Cosmetics” natural cosmetic line.