Skin care

Skin care

Your skin is your first line of defense against the daily rigors of life. 

Pycnogenol® helps your skin rebuild elasticity, essential for smooth and youthful looking skin. 

Pycnogenol’s® skin care benefits help protect the skin inside and out.

Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract for a beautiful skin

How Pycnogenol® helps from both inside and out?

Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is widely used in topical and oral applications for various dermatological indications. A unique combination of pharmacological functions of Pycnogenol® provides an unmatched variety of health benefits for skin health.


Pycnogenol® binds with skin proteins collagen and elastin, and protects skin from various harmful enzymes helping to rebuild elasticity, essential for a smooth, younger look.

Hyper-Pigmentation & brown spots

Pycnogenol® helps promote the «glow» and reduce over-pigmentation for a more even complexion (brown spots).


Sunburn is an inflammation caused by free radical induced tissue damage. By neutralizing these free radicals, Pycnogenol® helps protect skin from the stress and damage of sunburn and photoaging.

Scar Formation

Several clinical studies have shown that Pycnogenol® protects the collagen matrix and increases skin stability during healing.

Pycnogenol® binds and protects collagen and elastin

Pycnogenol® protects elastic tissue proteins and stimulates genesis of new collagen and hyaluronic acid in human skin

Pycnogenol® has a high affinity to the amino acid  hydroxy-proline, which is present exclusively  in matrix  proteins collagen and elastin.

In consequence, Pycnogenol® (and also its metabolites) protects these proteins from free radical damage and  enzymatic degradation.

Recent research identified enhanced collagen synthesis with Pycnogenol® in skin of human volunteers. Pycnogenol® further increased synthesis of hyaluronic acid in women‘s skin, corresponding with better skin elasticity and water retent

Pycnogenol® enhances blood micro-circulation in the skin

Pycnogenol® enhances generation of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) which is the key mediator facilitating arterial relaxation and consequently allows for optimal blood flow.

Taken orally, Pycnogenol® was found to increase blood perfusion of the skin and oxygen partial pressure increased and, conversely, carbon dioxide concentration decreased. This study demonstrated an improved healing of wounds (ulcers) in individuals with micro-circulatory disorders.

An improved blood perfusion of the skin warrants optimal supply with all important nutrients as well as better hydration to support skin vitality.

Improved skin respiration