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Ingredient Spotlight: Resveratrol | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

Ingredient Spotlight: Resveratrol

July 02, 2020

People who like to drink often claim that, “I only drink red wine. Its resveratrol content is good for the skin and is effective in preventing cardiovascular diseases and dementia, so it’s fine.”

Well, resveratrol is undoubtedly great, but the problem is that research shows 1,000 bottles of red wine are needed a day to get enough resveratrol to reap its purported benefits, not to mention alcohol can cause skin dehydration and inflammation. If beautiful skin is what you are after, instead of red wine, choose skincare products that contain resveratrol.


What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol naturally present in grapes, berries (such as mulberries, cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), and cacao beans. It is produced by plants as a protective antibiotic to fight off fungal attacks, drought, UV radiation and inflammation.

Used in skincare, this powerful antioxidant works even better than vitamin E and vitamin C when it comes to fighting off existing free radicals and preventing the formation of new free radicals. It also boasts other benefits like increasing the production of other naturally occurring antioxidants in skin cells, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone, as well as reducing acne breakouts and redness.

Let's look at this super antioxidant's four main skin benefits!

La Bella Figura Healing Manuka Mask | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

Healing Manuka Mask 
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Besides therapeutic grade UMF16 Mānuka honey from New Zealand, the mask also features organic Aronia berry, which is rich in resveratrol, as well as Barbary Fig Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vanilla Seeds, Jasmine Oil, Calendula and Turmeric Oil etc., to instantly moisturize, hydrate, calm and restore suppleness and vitality to dehydrated and irritated skin.

Skin Benefit ① Slows Aging

Resveratrol works on a cellular level to stimulate healthy cell proliferation by forming complex molecules with certain metal ions and inactivating their ability to form free radicals. This improves cellular function, protects the skin from harmful enzymes and improves the function of fibroblasts responsible for creating healthy collagen, which in turn, improves the look of fine lines, skin firmness and elasticity.

OUMERE UV-R™ | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

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With Mulberry, which has the highest concentration of resveratrol in nature (10x more than what is found in grape), Bilberry, and other sprecious organic botanical ingredients like Cordyceps, Broccoli Sprout, and Ginseng extracts etc., UV-R prevents and reverses daily UV-induced damages, promotes cell regeneration, fights oxidative stress, and reverses photoaging, thus keeping the skin youthful and radiant.


Skin Benefit ② Protects The Skin

Resveratrol, which is more powerful than many other antioxidants including vitamin E, vitamin C, and idebenone (a synthetic antioxidant), is able to protect a cell's DNA from free radical damage, thereby reducing and slowing the signs of aging. It has also been shown to protect against damage caused by ultraviolet radiation and stress.

KLUR Symmetry Fluid Anti-Pollution Serum | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

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Rich in rare ingredients Astaxanthin and Fulvic Acid, as well as resveratrol-rich Cranberry, Green Tea, White Tea Extract, Red Algae, Dandelion, Gotu Kola and Ginkgo, etc., Symmetry Fluid fights off inflammations and free radicals, detoxifies, removes heavy metals in the skin, brightens, reduces acne, promotes skin cell regeneration, strengthens and repairs the skin, and increases skin elasticity.


Skin Benefit ③ Brightens & Reduces Pigmentation

Some research has suggested that Resveratrol is able to downregulate key steps in melanin production by mildly inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme which skin pigment cells produce that in turn controls melanin. It has also been shown to inhibit pigmentation caused by ultraviolet light exposure. 

La Bella Figura Modern Radiance Concentrate | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

Modern Radiance Concentrate 
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Using advanced technology to extract actives from Kakadu Plum cells the gel-cream serum is fortified with Vitamin C that is 60 times more than oranges. Together with resveratrol-rich Aronia Berry, Licorice Root, Barbary Fig Oil, Helichrysum, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Gotu Kola, Ferulic Acid etc., it effectively inhibits the formation of melanin, brightens, reduces hyperpigmentation, fights free radicals, promotes collagen synthesis, and strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier.


Skin Benefit ④ Reduces Acne

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, Resveratrol can help to calm the skin, inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria, and tackle inflammations and redness.

OUMERE No. 9 Daily Chemical Exfoliant | Ambrosia | Hong Kong

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Contains natural effective yet gentle AHAs, BHAs and PHAs, together with Mulberry, which has the highest concentration of resveratrol in nature (10x more than what is found in grape), as well as Goldenseal, Licorice Root, and Aloe Leaf Juice, etc., it removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and prevents acne, while providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions.


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