Ingredient Spotlight: Pine Bark

Ingredient Spotlight: Pine Bark

Pycnogenol is the registered trademark brand name of French maritime pine bark extract. Pine bark extract provides many benefits to the skin, it is an antioxidant that stimulates collagen production. This property has led to the addition of this ingredient in many anti-aging products, the Youth Beam being one of them as it is gentle and all-natural. Most effective skincare ingredients are often too harsh for sensitive skin. However, this is not the case with pine bark extract - known to be gentle on sensitive skin. 

Although wrinkles and fine lines are inevitably part of life, anti-ageing skincare products like the Youth Beam aims to slow the loss of elasticity in skin. Collagen is the main protein in your body that keeps your skin looking supple, UV radiation can cause collagen to break down more quickly than the process of aging. Providing your skin with rich nutrients like the pine bark extract used in the Youth Beam serum will help prevent this process (of course assuming sunscreen is being applied too!). 


Pine bark extract also has the ability to boost your skin’s hydration. A study in 2012 showed that pycnogenol supplementation increased skin hydration by 8% in those with normal skin types and 21% in those with dry skin types after just 6 weeks.

The Youth Beam night serum will be a good way to introduce pine bark to your skin for a well-rounded skincare routine that will boost your skin’s health.

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