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Seeing as this is a topic in this months newsletter, I thought I would add my two cents.  I have been using resveratrol in place of makeup to add color to my face.  I know this is NOT going to be for everyone, but some may like it.  I use about a tablespoon of canvas and maybe a half teaspoon of resveratrol (it's a pretty concentrated mix).  The result is a very brown cream - very brown.  This is the last thing I apply in the morning and it gives my skin a tanned look.  The color stays all day and I wash it off at night.  I am blonde and sort of medium to fair complected and this mix gives me a nice warm color. 

 

So, there are couple of points here.  One is that resveratrol does add temporary color to your skin.  If you are looking for that porcelain look, this might not be the active for you - at least not during the day.  And it can stain clothes and bed linens as well.   But if you like the sun-kissed look, this can be a nice (and healthy) way of achieving it.

 

Correction to recipe above:  1 tablespoon of canvas and 1/4 teaspoon of resveratrol (about 7% concentration).

 

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That is such a great idea! Make-up that actually helps your skin!
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I just added grapeseed extract (not resveratrol, but a source)  green tea, and cocoa  to some liquid crystal with a few drops of anti-ox booster and then made a lip balm (with cocoa butter, olive oil and beeswax).  It looks sort of like a fizzy cola (anyone remember Bonne Bell Lipsmackers -- it's not clear, but not opaque either)...smells like chocolate and leaves a faint beigey shimmer on my lips -- lasts a long time and is helping keep my lips from cracking now that the cold weather has whomped down on Texas again.

Just as long as it there is no snow involved, I'm a fairly happy (if wimpy) camper...
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Any excuse will do to go for the chocolate, right?
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I've added a correction to my recipe above.  My "day cover cream" uses a 7% concentration of resveratrol which is 1/4 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of canvas. 

 

I also notice that resveratrol has a very slight sulfur-like smell once it is liquified, so if you notice this in your creams, don't panic, it's natural. 

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Hi Emily -

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what color is the grapeseed extract?

 

it's deep, dark and maroon-ish; but that probably doesn't help?


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What exactly does resveratrol do for the skin?

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Please see our website

http://skinactives.com/products/resveratrol.htm

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Is resveratrol a fine white powder?  So when you mix it w/ the canvas cream, it turns it into tintish color?  I want to try what @Panda is doing too.
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The post by Panda was 12 years ago. We keep improving the purity and activity of our actives, so I don't know whether our present resveratrol would change color in Canvas at all. You will have to try it.
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