SauvigNZ: What it is, how it works, and which products it’s found in

SauvigNZ: What it is, how it works, and which products it’s found in

If you’re from New Zealand, it’s likely you’ve at least heard of the world-famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grapes. But what you might not know is that these grapes can be used for more than just drinking. In fact, every one of Skinsmith's new and improved formulas contains seed extract from the famous grapes in the form of SAUVIGNZ™. 

SAUVIGNZ™ harnesses the antioxidants and polyphenols found in the renowned Sauvignon Blanc grapes and is scientifically proven to help protect your skin and prevent the signs of aging. This natural antioxidant complex is sustainably sourced, and a 100% water extract from the grape seeds. Basically, it’s really great for your skin and just about anyone can benefit from incorporating a product that includes the ingredients in their skincare. But if you’re keen to find out more here’s everything you need to know about this game-changing skincare powerhouse. 

What is it and how does it work?

A natural antioxidant complex sustainably sourced from world-class New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Grape Seeds. SauvigNZ™ is extracted using a unique Aqua Pure® 100% water-only extraction process to retain the naturally high phenolic (antioxidant) content of unfermented, GMO-free NZ Sauvignon Blanc grape seeds.

SauvigNZ™ has a higher polyphenolic antioxidant content compared to other grape seed extracts sourced outside of NZ. Proanthocyanins, the polyphenolic antioxidants in SauvigNZ™ have increased antioxidant capacity that reduces markers of oxidative stress. Scientific studies have demonstrated that proanthocyanidins from grape seed extracts are a pore-potent scavenger of oxygen-free radicals compared to Vitamin C or Vitamin E.


Which Skinsmiths products include SAUVIGNZ™?

All of them! We believe in the natural antioxidant powers of the ingredient so much that it is incorporated into all of our products. But here are a few of our favourites… 

Gentle Cream Cleanser

The beauty of the Gentle Cream Cleanser is that it is perfect for all skin types and all skin concerns, even for sensitive skin. Fortified with Avocado and Hemp oils as a natural source of moisturising essential fatty acids that help replenish and protect the skin barrier. Infused with Sodium hyaluronate to deeply hydrate and plump the skin.Combined with the protective antioxidant power of SauvigNZ™, nature’s answer to defending against everyday environmental damage caused by exposure to UV and pollution. 

Active Clarifying Toner 

Everyone needs a good toner in their arsenal. If you’re already converted, you’ll know how much of a shock it can be to see how much still comes off the skin even after it’s been thoroughly cleansed. If you suffer from acne, toner should be non-negotiable and the Active Clarifying Toner is the answer to all your prayers. Witch Hazel Water helps eliminate excess oil and tightens pores, while Betaine and Sodium Hyaluronate help restore optimal moisture for that fresh and firm feeling. Infused with Centella Asiatica and Cucumber extracts to calm and soothe irritated and blemished skin. Combined with the protective antioxidant power of SauvigNZ™ of course! 

PRO Strength Niacinamide 

Niacinamide comes with a suite of benefits for different skin concerns. From redness to skin tone and texture, this restorative elixir will help you combat them! Niacinamide is a bioactive form of Vitamin B3 and plays a role in healthy skin barrier function, which basically means it will help your skin to appear smoother. Infused with Tasman Pepper and Centella Asiatica extracts to calm and soothe irritated and sensitive skin. SauvigNZ is scientifically proven to reduce markers of oxidative stress and help improve skin barrier function by reducing trans-epidermal water loss - talk about a power couple! 

Blemish Rescue Treatment

You never know when you might experience a breakout so having a good spot treatment on hand never goes amiss. Formulated with Zinc Oxide to create a protective mineral barrier that allows your blemishes to resolve faster and reduces the risk of prolonged healing. Activated with Salicylic Acid to clear blocked pores and infused with anti-inflammatory Tea Tree Oil and Centella Asiatica to help calm and soothe compromised skin. Combined with the protective antioxidant power of SauvigNZ™ will also defend your blemishes against any environmental stresses - because they don’t need any additional stress!

PRO Strength Vitamin C 

If you’re looking to double up on antioxidants then the PRO Strength Vitamin C serum is for you. Activated by StayC-50, a stabilized Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E and Liquorice root extract to lighten dark spots and brighten an uneven skin tone. Enhanced with the protective antioxidant power of SauvigNZ™, nature’s answer to defending the skin against daily exposure to UV and pollution, which are major contributors to signs of ageing skin. SauvigNZ is scientifically proven to reduce markers of oxidative stress and help protect the skin against UV damage so you’re doubling up on the good stuff. Specifically formulated with antioxidant delivery technology that significantly boosts the efficacy of water-soluble antioxidants against oxidative stress. Clinically proven to lighten the appearance of dark spots in 6 weeks.


What makes  SAUVIGNZ™ so unique?

Just like the Sauvignon Blanc grapes of the Marlborough region, the New Zealand sun is also famous, or should we say infamous. It’s no secret the New Zealand sunlight can be harsh and unforgiving and if you know what’s good for you you’re probably carrying around some form of SPF at all times. And if you’re not, we recommend you start doing so. New Zealand has incredibly high UV levels which makes us more prone to sun damage if we expose our skin to the sun without protection. But there are some positives that come out of this atmospheric climate, too. 

Skismiths truly understand the power of the sun in New Zealand. Our location and level of UV sun exposure, also make us uniquely placed to grow grape seed extracts with some of the highest levels of natural antioxidants in the world. It’s our climatic conditions that also make our wine taste so good, so, talk about a silver lining! 

That is why Skinsmiths decided to incorporate New Zealand locally sourced seed extracts in all it’s products, to harness the unique power and benefits. Not only is this supporting local, but it also means that the antioxidant powerhouse is even stronger! 


And that’s not the only thing that comes from nature… 

Skinsmiths is powered and inspired by nature in every aspect of what we do, and we hold it in the highest regard by placing nature and our guardianship at the heart of everything we do. We do not carry out any testing on animals and are also vegan-friendly. Every single piece of packaging is fully recyclable and eco-friendly, and yes, that even includes the pump! 

We are proud that we’ve achieved a Plastic Negative Certification, achieved through a partnership with rePurpose Global, a social enterprise that enables the removal and recovery of two times as much plastic from the environment as created in each product sold. 

So what are you waiting for? Try a Skinsmiths product and see how this game-changing skincare ingredient can help you achieve your skin goals.