Pycnogenol® is a 100% natural product of vegetable origin. It is a patented bark extract from the maritime pine. This pine species – Pinus Pinaster – grows in the Landes of Gascogne forest in the southwest of France. The trees are grown naturally, without any pesticides or herbicides. The maritime pine bark of Pycnogenol® quality is a very powerful antioxidant due to its high concentration of procyanidins and bioflavonoids. Thanks to its antioxidant activity, this maritime pine bark helps protect the body’s cells (including skin cells) from the oxidative stress generated by pollution, tobacco or UV radiation. Pycnogenol® helps maintain the skin’s elasticity, firmness and softness. It also helps skin hydration for a radiant, vital and youthful appearance.