Product: Natural Grape Seed Skin Care
In Their Words:
History of Merlot Skin Care His friends call him Dr. Grapes, others often refer to him as Mr. Merlot. With his signature skin care line, Wayne Beckley, creator of Merlot Skin Care, is quickly gaining a new title as the “Father of Grape Seed Technology.”
More than 10 years ago while watching “60 Minutes,” Wayne Beckley first learned of “the French Paradox” – a report on people in France who consumed diets heavy in saturated fat, but who seemed to suffer virtually no heart disease. The report linked the findings to the drinking of red wine.
Intrigued, Beckley chronicled over 70 research studies that indicated that drinking a couple glasses of red wine each day could be beneficial in warding off certain cancers and lowering cholesterol in the body. The reason: the antioxidants found in red grapes. Investigating further, Beckley found studies revealing the grape’s true power, their seeds. Research studies have shown that grape seed antioxidants are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and nearly 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C.
In 2001 Beckley launched Merlot Skin Care, utilizing the power of the grape seed in each unique formulation. Harnessing nature’s most powerful antioxidants, Merlot products work to fight free radicals – molecules caused by smoke, smog, pollution, stress, and UV rays – and protect skin against the signs of aging. From his first experiments in the garage to today, Beckley has built Merlot into a powerful line. Merlot Skin Care products have been praised for their high quality formulations and tremendous value. But the real secret is in the seed.
I have used microdermabrasion products products before, but mostly on my face and legs. I use it in the shower to make it easy to apply and wash off when I’m done because it can get a little messy. This product is for the body but instead of just my legs I did pretty much my whole body. I have been needing it because my skin can get so dry during the winter. The directions say to use a washcloth or sponge and I just used my washcloth to apply the scrub. It has a very nice scent, a light grape smell.
Some other microdermabrasion products I have used have bead type scrubs in them which don’t feel like they do much. This one had more of a light sand type consistency. Which like a lot more because it feels like the scrub is really doing something.
I usually apply it about twice a week or depending on how often I feel like I need it. My favorite thing was how well it evened my skin tone out. I didn’t really expect it to because a lot of products say they will and don’t. The biggest difference was on my legs and arms.