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Do you need another reason to love the bubbly?

December 30, 2009 |  4:49 pm

Here's This just in from the L.A. Times Image desk:

Champagne isn't just for drinking. Beauty companies have captured its essence in a range of products. So,  whether you were a house guest over the holidays and need a way to say thank you or you'd simply love to indulge in Champagne beauty products on your own, you'll be happy to learn that many of these bubbly infused offerings aren't just for the festive fun of it all; they also have clinical merit.

Cosmetic chemist Joseph Cincotta says Champagne is beneficial because of antioxidants in the grape seed extract it contains. These antioxidants are 20 to 50 times more powerful than vitamins C and E,  respectively, he says.

The article goes on to highlight a number of scrubs, toners, soaps and the like. But I'll just use it as a license to drink up on New Year's Eve. In the name of health.

-- Rene Lynch

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Photo: Some skin products contain Champagne. Credit: 2Jane.com