Vine Vera is a bit different than what I normally cover on this blog. While I often cover skincare to test out a variety of product ranges the price on these gives me a bit of a jolt. In order to be the best blogger I can be & see things from all sides I dove headfirst knowing that I’d be interested in hearing more about the miracle ingredient Resveratrol & how this duo would perform. After 6 weeks I’m ready to give you my thoughts on two of the Vine Vera products from the Cabernet High-Potency Collection- the Resveratrol High-Potency Cream & the Resveratrol High-Potency Serum. Keep reading to check it out!
From Vine Vera– So what is this seemingly magical compound? Resveratrol is a chemical that various plants produce to fight off attackers, or to withstand lack of water or nutrients. It has been found in various foods, including fruits and nuts, as well as in the roots of Japanese knotweed. Though some believe Resveratrol was first extracted from Japanese knotweed, in face it was initially isolated in 1940 from the roots of a flowering plant called a hellebore by a Japanese scientist. Contemporary experts began researching Resveratrol’s possible medical value in the 1970s. Additional investigation uncovered that plants seem to produce resveratrol in response to stress from injuries or diseases as a protective mechanism. In the early nineties it was proposed that resveratrol’s might be responsible for the cardiovascular benefits of red wine. Since then, hundreds of reports have indicated that resveratrol’s benefits in protecting against diseases and extending life span. Lately Resveratrol popularity is linked to being an ingredient in Vitis vinifera L., or the common grapevine. The greatest concentration of grapevine resveratrol is found in the grape skin, giving red wines a concentration ranging anywhere from 0.2 mg/l to 7.0 mg/l, depending upon the wine.
So let’s look at the packaging on both of these products first because I think it is really lovely. They each have this deep, brown plummy reflective surface. The boxes they came in were bronze (see above) & really sturdy. I find these both seal nicely & the serum has a pump while the cream is a twist off. Both feel luxe but not too flashy.
Vine Vera Cabernet Resveratrol High-Potency Serum– This unique, moisturizing serum will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and radiant. Infused with Kelp Extract (Laminaria Digitata), Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis),Seaweed extract (Laminaria Japonica Extract), and Resveratrol (Pitchia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract), this extraordinary serum will reduce the signs of aging while replenishing your skin’s loss of moisture.
I really do enjoy this serum & a little goes a long way. The texture is very different- like a mixture of a primer, gel, & a serum. This is clear & doesn’t really have much of a scent. This sinks into my skin quickly & my skin instantly feels smoother (likely because of the texture) it is very comfortable.
Vine Vera Cabernet Resveratrol High-Potency Cream– This unique ultra-light cream will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and radiant. Infused with Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima Oil), Seaweed Extract (Laminaria Japonica Extract), and Resveratrol (Pitchia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract), this fabulous cream will reduce the signs of aging while replenishing your skin’s loss of moisture.
The scent on the cream is also very faint but a bit stronger than the serum. I pick up a few earthy notes mixed in with a slight moisturizer smell. Once it is on my skin I don’t notice it though. The texture is a cream & gel hybrid which means I actually tend to use less than my normal creams. It doesn’t feel heavy once it is on my skin but does really lock in the moisture.
Because I have been using these two products as a duo I wanted to do my review that way as well. I notice my skin retains more moisture when I use them & feels a bit plumper upon application. I’ve been using this down my neck as well & noticed my eczema that I get there isn’t acting up as much either. Because I’m in my 20s I don’t have deep wrinkles yet so I can’t attest to the anti-aging benefits. If aging skin reacted the way mine has, however, I could see these products really being impressive. My skin feels quite smooth & it is usually dry. I have been using this duo for six weeks (mainly at night because they don’t contain spf) & still has plenty left as well- these will last a decent amount of time.
While the price on both these products is jarring ( they add up to over $1,000 ) I did actually enjoy the results. I’m hard on skincare because I think every woman should be- it is something you apply daily directly to your body. You should have expectations & be a bit bossy. Like I said- I’d be quite interested to read more from someone with aging skin since the Resveratrol studies have been a fascinating read.
Have you tried any Vine Vera products or those containing Resveratrol? What is the most you’d spend on an amazing skincare product?