Full-bodied. Divinely scented. Succulent texture. Fleshy and supple. A description of your favorite glass of Pinot Noir? Not exactly. These ‘tasting notes’ refer to Vinésime, a Pinot Noir-infused skin care line from France, now available in the U.S.
Like a fine wine, Vinésime products are made from Burgundy’s most noble and pedigreed Pinot Noir grapes, organically grown in family vineyards, and containing the highest concentration of antioxidants, polyphenols, and resveratrol of all grape varieties. Vinésime’s organic pinot noir marc extract infuses skin with immediate softness and hydration, leaving it feeling, well, as yummy as a glass of Pinot.
Company founder Edouard Damidot’s muse is the immune system of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region’s Gevrey-Chambertin vines, so powerful that it protects the health, beauty, and longevity of the entire plant.
“Plants create their own defense systems and replace damaged cells quickly,” said Damidot. “And so I wondered, how can we mimic this behavior in skin care?”
Vinésime’s botanical scientists adapted their knowledge of plant molecular defense systems in creating the skin care line. Ingredients are grown in the organic vineyards of Burgundy, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The eye cream, for instance, is made from rare-grape Gamay Teinturier Fréaux stem cells. 97% of product ingredients are all natural. The products’ glass and beechwood packaging is sustainable, reusable, recyclable, and made in France.
So, now there is more than one way to enjoy your favorite varietal. You’ll be tempted to finish the bottle, and if so, no problem. Luckily, this Pinot provides hydration rather than a hangover.
Photos courtesy of Vinésime