Grapeseed oil is a polyunsaturated oil that is extracted chemically from the seeds of grapes. It is commonly made from wine grapes, since the seeds are usually discarded when wine is made. Typically, grapeseed oil is used in cosmetics because of its strong antioxidant properties that help skin cells to fight off free radicals.
It can also be combined with other oils to make massage oil because it's moisturising and it emulsifies very easily—therefore it glides onto the skin with ease. In addition, grapeseed oil contains a mild astringent that keeps skin taut and clean.
Try Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser ($49.95), Ren Grapeseed and Jojoba Hand and Body Cream ($52), Laura Mercier Night Nutrition Renewal Eye Crème ($94) and Burt's Bees Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Crème ($24.95).
Burt's Bees is available at David Jones.