Pine bark extract is a skincare ingredient that has exploded recently. Specifically, the bark of the French coastal pine tree.
Proanthocyanidins from pine bark began to be used in skin care formulations, mainly because they have three effects: strengthen capillaries, repair collagen, and help the body resist sunlight.
Some viewpoints believe that the antioxidant capacity of pine bark extract is 20 times that of vitamin C and E.
Second, pine bark extract helps reduce muscle soreness and may help with poor circulation, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and more.
How is pine bark extract used?
Pine bark extract is available in liquid, tablet, or capsule form and contains 85% to 90% OPCs. It can also be found as a cream, lotion, or ointment and usually contains 0.5% to 2% pine bark extract.