By Estefania Jover

Resveratrol and Its Beneficial Properties for the Skin



Resveratrol is becoming increasingly mentioned in cosmetic products and dietary supplements, as its consumption offers a plethora of skin benefits and overall health advantages. But do you know what resveratrol is? Or why it is beneficial for the skin? This article answers these questions.


Ancient medicine has used plant extracts containing resveratrol for over 2,000 years. It wasn't until 1940, however, that resveratrol was first isolated by Takaoka from the root of the white hellebore. Its significance wasn't fully recognized until 1997, when a study published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature demonstrated resveratrol's effectiveness against various stages of cancer.

Resveratrol is a bioactive compound, specifically a polyphenolic phytoalexin, present in significant quantities in fruits and berries (red grapes, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries), nuts (peanuts and walnuts), and legumes. Plants synthesize it in response to external aggressions like ultraviolet radiation or fungal infections, among others.

Resveratrol is known for its:

  • Antiproliferative
  • Antiangiogenic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant properties


Due to its scientifically proven properties, resveratrol is increasingly used in cosmetics, dermatology, and dietary supplements.

Resveratrol prevents premature aging primarily for two reasons. First, it has the ability to penetrate the skin barrier, and second, its anti-inflammatory nature contributes to its anti-aging activity. Thus, it actively works against skin sagging and wrinkles. The antioxidant property of this bioactive compound neutralizes free radicals, protecting cells from oxidative damage and thereby ensuring smooth and elastic skin. Studies have shown that compounds with resveratrol can stimulate fibroblast proliferation and contribute to both collagen proliferation and skin regeneration. This compound's affinity for estrogen protein receptors also aids in stimulating the production of types I and II collagen. Moreover, thanks to its antimicrobial, specifically antibacterial, properties, resveratrol can improve acne by reducing sebum production and other acne symptoms. Furthermore, all the aforementioned properties lead to reduced skin irritations and spots, and due to its antiproliferative capability, it can decrease the reproduction of cancer cells.

Understanding all these benefits, scientifically validated by various research groups, Youth Bites introduces Collagen Skin Youth, a product containing trans-resveratrol. It not only enhances collagen production and skin rejuvenation but also delivers all the inherent benefits of this compound to the skin and the entire body.

Scientific references for this informative article were sourced from:

Ratz-Łyko, A. and Arct, J.(2019). Resveratrol as an active ingredient for cosmetic and dermatological applications: a review. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 21(2), 84-90.


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