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Every successful formula has a secret sauce (or two.)
What is one of ours?
Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol.)
A powerful antioxidant, it has proven to reverse the signs of aging. Recent scientific studies have shown that pine bark extract decreases age spots and uneven pigmentation. Its effects are magnificently multiplied when combined with Hyaluronic Acid - another key element in our formula. We thought you would enjoy reading a short summary of the wonderful properties this little advertised extract has to offer: 

      ~ Antioxidant-rich. Oligomeric procyanidins (or OCPs) contain two major anti-aging benefits: they’re antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are “bad” cells that attack “good” cells, increasing your risk for cancer and a whole host of other health issues. Antioxidants help your skin turn over healthy cells more quickly. That means many more new cells, and in turn - a young-looking skin.

      ~ Anti-inflammatory. Inflammation can make your skin look puffy, red and dry which are all major culprits in making your skin look and feel older than it actually is.

      ~ Reduces hyper-pigmentation. Recent scientific studies have shown that pine bark extract decreases age spots and uneven pigmentation. Again, the Pycnogenol works hard to increase your skin’s cell turnover so you’re left with even, healthy skin.

      ~ Reverses signs of aging. Not only does pine bark extract help delay and slow down the aging process, but also can repair existing skin damage, a claim not many natural or conventional anti-aging skincare products can make. In one study, women who used pine bark extract noticed a marked difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a 12 week period.

      ~ Increases skin elasticity. Collagen is a major player in making your skin look young and firm. As we age, our collagen production naturally slows down, making our skin look less tight and elastic. Pine bark extract has been shown to increase the production of the collagen genes so that your skin continues to have that youthful, elastic appearance.~

      ~ Hydrating. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an essential component in keeping our skin hydrated and healthy. Pine bark extract has been proven to increase hyaluronic acid production, thus increasing your skin’s natural hydration levels.

To reap the benefits of Pine Bark Extract, apply our Supercharged Vitamin C Serum twice daily (in the AM and PM) on cleansed skin and follow with your regular skincare ritual.


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