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ARCTIC BOTANICAL COMPLEX with Pine Bark Extract

24/11/2020 /

The ARCTIC BOTANICAL COMPLEX is our unique blend of botanicals wild-harvested from North of Finland. In this Journal we have started to introduce our botanical ingredients that we are sourcing from the Arctic wilderness one by one. The article series continues with #5 of the complexPine Bark Extract.

One of our key ingredients in INARI Arctic Beauty skincare line is Pine Bark Extract. It’s manufactured from the bark of pines growing in the coldest areas of Northern Finland. Hundreds of years Pine bark has been used for its healing properties, and more recently there have been several studies on its use in skincare and beauty. This botanical wonder is proven to reduce UV-induced pigment changes and combats photoaging, one of the primary mechanisms behind wrinkles and visible signs of ageing.

The main compound in the extract is oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs)

There are many scientific and clinical studies about the antioxidant efficacy of pine bark extract and OPCs. They have shown that when OPCs were taken orally, the extract increased skin hydration and elasticity and activated collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis. 

Furthermore, this active ingredients is very kind to the skin and contains no allergenic substances. All dermatological examinations were performed on sensitive and problematic skin.

Pines are growing all over the globe mainly in cooler regions. But it is good to know, that the Arctic Pine Bark extract that we use in our signature botanical complex is manufactured from the bark of Arctic pines growing in the Lapland area of Finland. A region, where the water is cristal-clear and the air belongs to the cleanest in the world.

 

Read more about our key ingredients in our signature complex with botanicals grown only in the Arctic wilderness:

Bilberry leaf extract
Lingonberry seed oil
Roseroot extract