Vinotherapy, also written "Vinotherapie" describes a beauty therapy process where the residue of wine making (the pips and pulp) are rubbed into the skin. The pulp is said to have excellent exfoliating qualities and help reduce the problems associated with ageing.
The concept of vinotherapy was expanded by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas. The French couple learned about the impact of grape seeds from the leading expert on grape and grapevine polyphenols Dr. Vercauteren.
In 1995, Mathilde and Bertrand launched a line of Vinothérapie skincare products made from grape derived ingredients: Caudalie.
Vinotherapie makes use of the benefits from the grape and the vine extracts to provide effective skincare treatments, with anti-ageing action. Caudalíe was the first to stabilized and patent (Patent n° WO9429404) the extraction of Grape Seed Polyphenols (OPC), and use them in dermocosmetics.
- Mathilde Cathiard-Thomas, La santé par le raisin
- "Vinotherapy: all the benefits of wine without the health risks?". Guardian. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.