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Skin-Care PSA: Grapeseed Oil Is the New Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has quickly become a staple in our beauty routine. We use it to remove our makeup, moisturize our skin and even highlight our cheekbones. But our eyes have also recently been opened to the countless benefits of another kind of oil—grapeseed. Surely you’ve heard rumblings of it or seen it popping up on your favorite stores’ shelves. So here are five beauty benefits of this buzzy ingredient.

It Moisturizes
Like coconut oil, grapeseed oil absorbs easily into the skin and hydrates without feeling too heavy. St. Ives’ body lotion does both of those things and smells incredible.

It Restores Collagen
Grapeseed oil is rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). All you need to know about OPCs is that they aid in collagen restoration on a cellular level. Products like this night oil from Sunday Riley will help your skin hold onto some of the firmness it loses as you age.

It Tones
The point of a toner is to rebalance the pH levels of your skin and add back any moisture lost from cleansing. Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir contains grapeseed oil (like all Caudalie products) and is a cult favorite for a reason. This popular face mist boosts skin’s radiance, sets makeup and even revives color later in the day.

It Reduces Scarring
Stubborn acne scars just won’t go away? Try a product like Murad’s acne spot treatment. The grapeseed oil in it has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E and fatty acids—all of which reduce the appearance of spots and scars.

It Helps Prevent Acne
It sounds counterintuitive, but ladies with oily skin shouldn’t fear oily products. Erno Laszlo's detoxifying cleansing oil lists grapeseed oil as its main ingredient, as it actually helps regulate your skin’s natural oil production.

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