OPC – the stuff anti-aging dreams are made of

OPC – der Stoff, aus dem Anti-Aging-Träume sind
It feels like new miracle substances are coming onto the beauty market every week.Packaged as creams, serums or mousses.Active anti-aging, against dry skin, with maximum moisture, against acne and active against rosacea.The areas of application for the face alone are diverse.Not so easy to keep track of.We from the 48grams blog always explore, try and discuss the best of course.After all, for us, it's part of everyday life to always be up-to-date.Of course we set ourselves apart from the advertised products as much as possible.We are completely vegan, animal-friendly and purely organic.And yet we are now in the middle of a trend.Since we are now also presenting our ingredients in a loose order, this is very fitting right now.
Because the serum that we have been developing for a long time and are currently launching on the market contains a substance that is currently in greatest demand in the anti-aging scene becomes: OPC.An antioxidant that makes vitamin E and C look old in potency
(yes.Warning: pun alert).To be more precise: the potential is 20 times more effective than vitamin E; Vitamin C even beats it by a factor of 50 in antioxidant power.

Miracle substance without side effects

Quickly so that we have this part covered: OPC is short for oligomersproanthocyanidins.Now we all clap our hands - our Latin teachers thank us and better forget it again.The origin of the
miracle substance is more exciting.We won the OPC from grape seed extracts, at least mostly.Pine bark or the red-brown skin of the peanut kernels (!) are also used.But back to the grapes.In fact, one can see in the serum whether
the OPC comes from red wine grapes: then the liquid is burgundy colors (like the 48grams serum).Even red wine contains traces of OPC .Does that help too? Hopefully no one puts it to the test.
Scientists have calculated that 2 liters (!) per day are required for an effect to be evident.However, this would be outweighed by liver damage .!

Damage devastating to skin

But what exactly does the OPC do now? What does "miracle material" mean here, please?We have to get a bit scientific about this and go into the development of wrinkles in general: This is the natural aging of the skin.It can be managed to some extent with a lot of care and a healthy lifestyle.And yes - sorry - but good genes also play a large part in keeping the skin radiant and radiant over the decades remains smooth.But the damage that we all suffer from environmental influences should be considered equally.Exhaust fumes, environmental toxins and of course the UV rays of the sun.And yes, we can invest a lot in protection - but there is always a risk that our skin will suffer from so-called oxidative stress becomes.More precisely, this means that free radicals attack our tissue.Or - even worse - restrict the collagen production of the skin
.The result is that the skin is less able to store moisture and drier - i.e. more wrinkled - .This is exactly where the OCP comes into play.Let's compare thiswith a sponge that has lost its ability to become elastic again
through moisture.OCP ensures that this is possible again.

OPC is supporting sun protection

In addition, OPC also strengthens the activity of skin enzymes and is therefore effective protection against UV rays.But if you now believe that you can do without the daily (!) use of sunscreen.Let me say: Don't be surprised if the wrinkles appear.Sorry, but that's the reality.Even if it doesn't necessarily belong in this article: OPC has another
Effect.The grape seed extract actually also ensures faster wound healing.The active ingredient effectively renders skin-damaging bacteria harmless.

Anti-aging hit from Canada

We are excited about this anti-aging hit.And of course we also wanted to know more about the origin.If you research, you end up in the year 1534.A hardly known explorer named Jacques Cartier sailed across the St.-Lawrence River (Canada).In his logbook, which can still be read today, he writes about a sudden onset of winter and that his crew quickly fell ill and died.The consequences of scurvy – a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.Only a native could give hope to the remaining crew.Through a decoction of the bark of the Anneda tree.It was to take 300 years - 1948 to be exact - before it became clear that the vitamin C contained in the bark was the salvation of sailors was.In 1948, the scientist Jack Masquelier then discovered the OPC for modern science.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Lifesaver

By the way, the grape seed extract has already made it into the cinema.In the Oscar-winning Hollywood film The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio's life is savedwith an envelope made of pine broth.And here we are again with the previously mentioned effect on wound healing.We from the 48grams blog are very happy that we can now present the miracle substance as an ingredient in our new Serum .Because we rarely report so much positive news!