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Pycnogenol: Another Science-Backed Ingredient in Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF30.

Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. This ingredient has been used in health supplements and skincare formulations for over 40 years due to its numerous benefits for the skin and overall health.

Sustainable Sourcing of Pycnogenol

The manufacturer of Pycnogenol, Horphag Research, uses a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to source this ingredient.

The company only uses the bark of pine trees that have reached the end of their natural life cycle, which reduces the environmental impact of harvesting this ingredient.

Preparation for Inclusion in Skincare Formulations

To prepare Pycnogenol for inclusion in skincare formulations, the pine bark is processed to extract the active compounds, including flavonoids and proanthocyanidins. This extract is then purified and standardised to ensure consistency and efficacy.

Paula's Choice - a popular skin care ingredient directory lists this ingredient as being best in its class.

The Ordinary also formulate with this ingredient in this formulation.

10 Benefits of Pycnogenol in Skincare Formulations:

  1. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Pycnogenol has been shown to improve skin elasticity and firmness, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. Protects Against UV Damage: Pycnogenol has strong antioxidant properties that protect the skin from UV damage and free radicals.

  3. Reduces Inflammation: Pycnogenol has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and inflammation in the skin.

  4. Enhances Hydration: Pycnogenol can improve the skin's natural moisture barrier, enhancing hydration and preventing dryness.

  5. Brightens Skin Tone: Pycnogenol can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and brighten dull-looking skin.

  6. Improves Skin Texture: Pycnogenol can improve skin texture by promoting collagen synthesis, resulting in smoother and more even skin.

  7. Increases Skin Elasticity: Pycnogenol can increase skin elasticity, which can lead to a more youthful and radiant appearance.

  8. Reduces Dark Circles: Pycnogenol can reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

  9. Protects Against Environmental Stressors: Pycnogenol can protect the skin against environmental stressors, including pollution and cigarette smoke.

  10. Calms Sensitive Skin: Pycnogenol can calm sensitive skin and reduce the risk of skin irritation and inflammation.

Scientific Evidence of Pycnogenol's Effectiveness:

Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of Pycnogenol in improving skin health. For example, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that Pycnogenol improved skin hydration and elasticity in women aged 55-68. Another study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that Pycnogenol reduced the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

Possible Side Effects of Pycnogenol:

Pycnogenol is generally considered safe for use in skincare formulations, with no known serious side effects. 

Introducing Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF30:

Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF30 is a premium skincare formulation that harnesses the power of Pycnogenol and other natural ingredients to provide optimal protection and nourishment for the skin.

With its potent combination of marine botanical extracts, antioxidants, and sun screening agents, this face moisturiser offers broad-spectrum defence against harmful UV rays and helps to prevent premature aging.

In addition to Pycnogenol, this formula includes Hyaluronic Acid at 2% and Sodium PCA, which provide active moisturisation and inflammatory relief.

Rhatany Root at 9% is a natural sun screening agent that displays remarkable UV-extinction, especially against UV-B light exposure.

The unique blend of marine botanical extracts and antioxidants in Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF30 makes it a highly effective anti-wrinkle cream suitable for all skin types.

This skincare product is designed to nourish and protect the skin while providing active moisturisation and reducing inflammation without the use of harsh chemicals or legacy ingredients that can cause irritation.

Pycnogenol is a powerful natural ingredient that offers numerous benefits for the skin, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles, protecting against UV damage, and enhancing hydration.

Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Day Cream SPF30 harnesses the power of Pycnogenol and other natural ingredients to provide optimal protection and nourishment for the skin, making it one of the best anti-wrinkle creams available in the UK today.

Kalōnology's full Pro Age Marine Collection is only available directly on their website They are currently offering an introductory 20% off your purchase while stocks last. Simply add the code GETLESS20% during checkout - they ship worldwide!

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