Pine has many uses in supplements and natural cosmetics
The pine that grows in the Arctic climate, such as here in Finland, develops plenty of nutrients in its bark, particularly antioxidants. Many popular pine bark products are made in Finland, from pine trees grown in the clean Arctic forests, free from pollutants and impurities. Pine bark extract has been researched a lot particularly in recent years and studies have confirmed it to be an excellent source of antioxidants.
Pine bark and pine essential oils in natural cosmetics
Pine bark extract is an effective ingredient in natural cosmetics as it rejuvenates, protects and soothes the skin as well as reduces inflammation. It is well suited for sensitive and aging skin and used particularly in face creams and serums. The essential oil of pine also has energizing properties and it helps to increase focus. Therefore it is a beloved ingredient in aromatherapeutic candles and scent diffusers.
Pine bark extract can be found in the products of for example these Finnish natural cosmetics brands:
Pine bark in supplements
The antioxidant-rich pine bark extract is also used in many popular supplements, such as pine bark drinks. Antioxidants help to prevent the harmful and eroding effects of the free radicals in the body. Pine bark contains plenty of flavonoids and phenolic compounds which have these beneficial effects when enjoyed internally.
Some of the most popular pine bark extract products include Kari’s Pine Extract Drink – a thoroughly researched drink in Finland since the 1990s and a true classic product. Another classic is Pycnogenol Strong, a pine bark extract tablet used for over 35 years all over the world.