Red wine may reduce acne, study says



Great news for wine lovers, now there’s another reason to indulge in red wine – a new study says a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in red wine can reduce acne.

Published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, researchers at UCLA found the antioxidant resveratrol – found in grapes, wine and berries – which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that has shown to have wound-healing properties.

Researchers found that when used in combination with benzoyl peroxide, a popular acne remedy, resveratrol showed high antibacterial activity and for a longer period of time. Resveratrol also was less cytotoxic than benzoyl peroxide, therefore less toxic to cells.


Resveratrol Demonstrates Antimicrobial Effects Against Propionibacterium acnes In Vitro. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Sep 17.

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