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Wealth hidden not only under the skin
The grapevine is a real miracle, because literally the whole plant contains beneficial substances. Grape berries are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins (except vitamin B12), manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron and other minerals and trace elements. The leaves, in turn, contain substances with significant detoxifying effects. “Tears of the vine” drip from the twigs during spring pruning, which contain a number of substances effective for skin regeneration. However, the grape hides its most valuable treasure in the skin and in the seeds – resveratrol.
Resveratrol in the fight against skin aging
This substance with a complex name belongs to plant flavonoids from the group of polyphenols and belongs to the strongest natural antioxidants. These limit the activity of harmful free radicals, prevent oxidative stress and slow down the aging process of the organism. For comparison, in the fight against wrinkles, resveratrol is up to 10,000 times more active than vitamin E. In addition, extracts from grape seeds and skins support the production of collagen and elastin in human skin, which are responsible for the elasticity and youthful appearance of the skin.
Cosmetics that are also used by the British royal family
The Nikolaihof family winery, located in the ancient Austrian wine region of Wachau, has exclusively followed the strictest guidelines for biodynamic farming since the 1970s. In 2016, the 1st biodynamic grape cosmetic in the world was created here under the name dieNikolai. The Demeter trademark guarantees that no chemical fertilizers or sprays were used in the cultivation of the vines. At the same time, there are no parabens, silicones, palm oil or synthetic dyes or aromas in the finished cosmetic products. The dieNikolai company places emphasis on the smallest possible number of raw materials and a purely natural composition, which is why the cosmetic products are also very suitable for hypersensitive skin.
When Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Austria in 2017, they were invited by the Austrian president for dinner at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. As Prince Charles is an enthusiastic organic farmer, dinner was served with purely organic ingredients grown locally in Austria. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have known and appreciated the quality of the Nikolaihof winery for many years. At the dinner, only biodynamic quality wine was drunk from Nikolaihof, where the dieNikolai cosmetic line also comes from.
The owner of Nikolaihof, Christine Saahs, who also attended the dinner with Prince Charles and his wife, also mentioned in front of the duchess the biodynamic cosmetics dieNikolai, under which her youngest son Martin is signed and is based on grape wine. The duchess was so taken with it that she already asked to try the products during dinner. “Since then, the British duchess has been using dieNikolai biodynamic cosmetics and is very satisfied with them,” says brand founder Martin Saahs.
The first biodynamic salon in České Budějovice
Biodynamic cosmetics dieNikolai not only has its representative office in the Czech Republic, it also has its own beauty salon in České Budějovice, which is the first in the Czech Republic to exclusively use biodynamic cosmetics. The dieNikolai beauty studio serves as an oasis of calm in the everyday hustle and bustle, its atmosphere transports customers to the biodynamic vineyards in the Wachau, where dieNikolai comes from. The strictest organic certification in the world, thanks to which you can be really sure that the cosmetics that are applied to the skin are of the purest quality and help it to start the self-healing processes again.
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