There are so many ingredients in skincare products.
Since science is always evolving. A lot of the magic of what gets discovered eventually makes its way into skincare, and since skincare is all about keeping your skin in check and help us stay looking young, these ingredients help with the evolution of the both our faces and the products we use.
One of the ingredients I recently discovered was pycnogenol. Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark is a natural supplement used for many conditions, including ADHD and dry skin. It contains active bioflavonoids shown in numerous studies to provide a range of benefits.
So how can it help your skin? Well, among many different benefits, it helps to reduce the signs of aging as it can help improve hydration and the elasticity of skin. It has also been shown to increase the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, both of which are found in many skincare products.
Healthy Origins Pycnogenol Veggie Capsules
Okay, so this first one isn’t a skincare product, but is the easiest way to incorporate pycnogenol into your life.
The Healthy Origins Pycnogenol Veggie Capsules (C$69.45) is a capsule that is designed to be taken once or twice daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a physician. These capsules support a wide range of body supports, including heart health, circulatory health, skincare, eye health, joint case, women’s health, cognitive function, respiratory health, and more.
These are great to take if you don’t want to switch up your skincare routine just yet but still want to incorporate the magic of this ingredient in your lifestyle.
Derma E Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Cleanser and Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Cream
For skincare, Derma E has a line that incorporates both CBD and pycnogenol into their products, making it perfect for sensitive skin.
Starting first with the Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Cleanser (C$26.49), which is a calming cleanser that contains broad-spectrum CBD to gently lift way dirt and impurities without over-drying the skin. It contains Hemp Seed Oil to hydrate and moisturize sensitive skin, as well as pycnogenol and aloe vera with Vitamins A, C, and E to condition and nourish the skin.
Follow up the cleanser with the CBD Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Cream (C$47.49), which is a moisturizer that is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with younger-looking skin. If you have sensitive skin you’ll want to look into using this as the ingredients are aimed to soothe redness, irritated or sensitive skin. It contains pycnogenol for aging, as well as Vitamins A, C, and E to moisturize and soothe for vibrant skin.
This moisturizer is designed for those who have normal to dry skin, or suffer from redness, irritated, sensitive skin, or rosacea.
I know there are a few other skincare items out there that also contain pycnogenol, but these are all great recommendations to give it a try.
Have you tried pycnogenol in your skincare routine? Have you noticed a difference in your skin?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my honest own.
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