Stripping back unnecessary packaging and misleading ingredients, The Ordinary offers an abundance of brilliant, high-performance products at eye-wideningly reasonable prices. Anything but ordinary, this Pycnogenol 5% is a powerful antioxidant derived from the bark of French maritime pine trees that contains naturally-occurring procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids that help maintain healthy levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid within the skin, resulting in enhanced hydration and elasticity.
How to use:
Perfect for those wanting to enhance skin hydration and elasticity, The Ordinary’s Pycnogenol 5% binds to collagen and elastin, protecting them from free radical damage and enzymatic degradation. While doing so, this magical antioxidant also scavenges the skin for free radicals before they cause oxidative stress and has the ability to recycle oxidised Vitamin C, restoring its activity.
Full ingredients list:
Apply alone or after water-based serums, before oils or heavier creams. Alternatively, mix with other treatments to enhance their antioxidant capacity.
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% is free of artificial colours. The formula’s deep red colour is due to the high procyanidin content in Pycnogenol. After application, please wash hands and avoid product contact with light coloured fabric as it may stain.