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Fresh Green Grapes (Vitis vinifera)

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Grapes (Vitis vinifera)

It is widely thought that the grape was established throughout the world long before the arrival of humans. Grape (Vitis vinifera), our most common grape, is one of the oldest cultivated plants, some of the earliest records of which exist in Egypt, dated around 4000 BC.

Grape is the generic name given to the berry of a grape vine plant. There are several species that make up the genus Vitis (family Vitaceae), including varieties that are eaten as fruit, dried to produce raisins, currants and sultanas, or crushed to make juice and wine.

One of the most praised health foods, grapes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, containing magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C and several of the vitamin B group.

‘The queen of fruits,’ as grape is sometimes known, has a wide variety of uses due to its excellent properties as a medicinal plant. When eaten, they are anti-viral and are recommended for those recovering from illness. They help treat constipation and have antioxidant properties.

Grapes are a natural source of malic acid, an important alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient in cosmetics. Malic acid is a colourless, crystalline compound used as flavouring in foods, such as sour confectionery and in the ageing of wine.

AHAs have become important ingredients in cosmetics. Ancient uses go back as far as Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk, which would have been rich in lactic acid.

We blend the whole fresh green grapes and add them straight into our skincare products.

Our Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask contains fresh green grapes; they degrease the skin and clean thoroughly without stripping moisture.