Pine Bark Extract is a substance extracted from the bark of the French Maritime pine. The trade name is known as “Pycnogenol®”, which was discovered since 1947. From research and reports, pine bark extract is rich with variety of biology effects because it has many beneficial compounds. The most interesting compound is Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes - OPCs (OPCs), a super-antioxidant that is 20 times more effective than vitamin C and 50 times more effective than vitamin E. It can also enhance the effects of vitamins C and E, which are responsible for preventing and reducing the destruction of cells from free radicals that occur in the body all the time.

The advantage of OPCs is that they are very resistant to heat and very soluble in water. It can be effective in the body for a long time and does not cause toxicity to the body. It is recognized for its high efficiency all over the world because it has been published in academic journals and has undergone numerous clinical trials. In addition, it has been confirmed to safety of consumption with experiments on the effects and certified quality with scientific supporting data from the US Food and Drug Administration that it is safe to consume continuously.

From various research, it was found that pine bark extract is effective for the skin.  With the efficacy of OPCs found in pine bark extract, it acts to fight free radicals which is the main cause of skin cell destruction. Also, it helps creating new skin cells and solve skin health problems effectively, thus it was entitled "A food supplement for skin care" as follows :


  • Reducing blemishes, freckles, and dark spots : which caused by the abnormality of pigment formation from the excessive sunlight exposure. OPCs can effectively reduce the size and intensity of freckles, blemishes and dark spots.

  • Whitening and radiant skin : pine bark extract inhibits the abnormality of pigment formations skin pigment and prevents sunburn from getting too much sunlight, making the skin tone more evenly.  Also, it helps the blood vessels to be more flexible and healthier causing better blood flow which make skin look brighter and more radiant.

  • Reducing premature aging, filling in wrinkles, smoothing and tight skin : pine bark extract reduces cell damage caused by the destruction of free radicals and help inhibit the breakdown of collagen and elastin which is the main structure of the skin. It replaces and enhances the production of collagen that has deteriorated from an increasing age, smoothing the skin, reducing wrinkles, as well as filling deep wrinkles to be shallower.

  • Protecting against sunlight, UV rays, the deterioration of the skin from sunlight : It enhances the skin to withstand sunlight and UV ray more than usual and inhibits the deterioration of the skin from sunlight. Also, it reduces the occurrence of freckles, new blemishes by reducing the abnormality of skin pigment formation when getting too much of sunlight exposure.

  • Anti-allergy : Pine bark extract inhibits the enzyme used to produce histamine, a substance that is produced under the skin that cause allergy symptoms of a red rash on the skin and itching. Therefore, when the production of histamine decreases, various allergic reactions decreased as well.

  • Reducing the risk of skin cancer: Pine bark extract is a highly effective antioxidant that can prevent skin cancer formation caused by chemical contact or stimulation, therefore reducing the risk of skin cancer.


Benefits of pine bark extract for skin and skin health :
-  Reducing blemishes, freckles, and dark spots
-  Whitening and radiant skin
-  Reducing rough skin
-  Enhancing vitamin C to work more efficiently
-  Increasing collagen and elastin in the skin
-  Reducing premature aging, filling in wrinkles, smoothing and tight skin
-  Antioxidant, preventing the deterioration of skin cells
-  Protecting against sunlight and UV rays
-  Protecting the inflammation of the skin damaged by sunlight.
-  Preventing skin allergy and red rashes
-  Reducing the risk of skin cancer




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