Pinus pinaster extract, also known as Pycnogenol, contains numerous beneficial components for the skin. The proanthocyanidins stand out, which have shown antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and vasodilator effects. These compounds are capable of inhibiting fat oxidation, reducing platelet aggregation, reducing vein permeability and fragility, and modifying the activity of enzymes involved in lipid oxidation and inflammation processes. In addition, it contains ferulic and caffeic acid.
Used to prevent hyperpigmentation before the first exposures to solar radiation. This is because its antioxidant components act protecting and enhancing our own endogenous antioxidants, so that the skin has a better capacity to protect itself against the damage caused by the sun.
The technical department of FarmaQuímica Sur has prepared a complete monograph on the properties of pine extract.