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Why Resveratrol is the New Retinol

Why Reservatrol is the New Retinol | Beauty Expert

The New Anti-ageing Skincare Saviour

What is Resveratrol ?

A natural antioxidant extracted from plants such as grapevine stalks or Japanese knotweed, resveratrol is the new anti-ageing ingredient on our radar. You may have heard that resveratrol because of its nutritional benefits, found in berries, nuts, and even red wine, but it’s also highly powerful in skincare. Hailed by Caudalie as ‘a treasure of youth’, resveratrol is a high potency ingredient that is firming, lifting and has anti-ageing properties.

What are the benefits of Resveratrol in Skincare?

According to dermatologists, resveratrol helps to keep the skin looking youthful and radiant. Topical application is alleged to protect the skins surface, minimise environmental damage and brighten. Curating a skincare regime with a combination of resveratrol and more traditional antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E is the best approach in order to optimise the results.

What are the best Resveratrol skincare products?

There are several skincare brands that use resveratrol in their collections. Beauty Expert has tracked down the best skincare products you need to start using.


Caudalie have recently launched a resveratrol collection which focuses on lifting and firming to make the face appear more youthful. The Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum is an oil-free hydrating serum that stimulates the production of collagen to boost elasticity. Ingredients also include micro hyaluronic acids to smooth and hydrate.

For best results, follow the serum with the Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Moisturiser SPF20, a light and fast-absorbing daily moisturiser, or the Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream which blurs imperfections, primes for makeup, and delivers long-lasting hydration.


The Vichy Slow Âge collection has been formulated with urban city life in mind. Pollution, smoking and sun damage all trigger the production of new free radicals which lead to the visible signs of ageing when the skin is exposed to them. Combined with the stress of modern life, these environmental aggressors and free radicals wreak havoc with our skin. This is why it is important to deeply cleanse the skin every evening.

The Vichy Slow Âge Night Cream and Mask is a gel formula that improves the skin’s ability to regenerate. Containing 100% pure natural resveratrol , Vichy claims that this treatment refines the skins texture, reduces pigmentation and blurs fine lines in as little as four weeks of continued use.

We recommend using Slow Âge every night as a night cream, and twice weekly as an intense mask treatment, applying a thick layer and removing after 10 minutes.

SVR Laboratories

At the SVR Laboratories in France, the motto is ‘Dermatology means Beauty’, and we couldn’t agree more. Catering to all skin types including sensitive, SVR pride themselves on creating high performance products, and remaining true to their family heritage. The ‘Liftiane’ collection uses resveratrol to target the acceleration of skin ageing and provide visible results within 7 days. We love the Liftiane Yeux + Levres eye cream to blur wrinkles and reduce puffiness.

For more information about skincare ingredients, visit the Beauty Expert Skincare Glossary.



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