The Ordinary Pycnogenol Reviews & FAQ’s

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Pycnogenol Reviews
64% of the Deciem Addicts on Instagram Love The Ordinary Pycnogenol
  • What is Pycnogenol and what does it do?
  • When & how do I use Pycnogenol?
  • Does Pycnogenol have any conflicts?
  • Pycnogenol Reviews
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  • Prices of Pycnogenol Prices: 8.60 GBP | 16.90 AUD |9.40 USD |9.90 CAD |9.90 EUR This product is 15ml.
  • FAQs about Pycnogenol

What is The Ordinary Pycnogenol?⁣

Deciem says: Pycnogenol® is a very unique, very powerful plant-derived antioxidant that protects against environmental stressors before they are able to cause damage to the skin. Pycnogenol ® is a natural plant extract derived from the pine bark of French maritime pine trees. 🌲❤️⁣
Pycnogenol® contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids that work in synergy to rejuvenate the skin, with the aim of enhancing skin hydration and elasticity while nourishing the skin from the inside out.⁣ ⁣

When & How To Use Pycnogenol

This product can be used alone. If using other products, it would be applied after your water-based serums and before oils or heavier creams. You can use this in the morning or evening. You can also mix this with other treatments to enhance their antioxidant capacity significantly.⁣

Pycnogenol Targets

  • Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract derived from the pine bark of French maritime pine trees.
  • It contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids
  • Works in synergy to rejuvenate the skin
  • Enhances skin hydration and elasticity.
  • Has the ability to selectively bind to collagen and elastin, Pycnogenol® protects these proteins from degradation.
  • Helping to nourish the skin from the inside out
  • A unique and powerful antioxidant.
  • Pycnogenol® scavenges for free radicals before they cause damage by oxidative stress.
  • It can also recycle oxidized Vitamin C to restore its activity.
  • The Ordinary Pycnogenol® 5% is free of artificial colors.
  • The formula’s deep red color is due to the high procyanidin content in Pycnogenol®.
  • After application, please wash hands and avoid product contact with light-colored fabric as it may stain.

Does Pycnogenol have any conflicts?

Whilst Pycnogenol doesn´t have any conflicts (according to their Regimen Page), they do suggesting avoiding Copper Peptides.

  • The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides.

The other thing you should think about is its natural deep red hue. This can stain. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after use and be careful of any delicate fabrics in your bathroom or wherever you apply your skincare. You only need to apply a tiny amount to your face.

Pycnogenol Reviews
56% of the Deciem Addicts say Pycnogenol has improved their skin.

Reviews by the Mods

Rachel @beautyandtheballroom I’m loving using Pycnogenol. I’ve used it neat on its own after other serums and before my moisturizer in the mornings and my skin feels amazing after application. I’ve also mixed it with Ethylated Ascorbic Acid for an antioxidant boost and also mixed with my moisturizer when in a hurry! It absorbs well into my skin and as an antioxidant, it’s good knowing my skin is being protected even if I can’t yet see any other improvements in my skin.

Jess  says: I used Pycnogenol mixed with Natural Moisturising Factors in the evening. I didn’t notice any major difference to my skin but it went on well and didn’t feel too greasy. From what I understand, it’s more of a preventative antioxidant so while I didn’t see any benefit, it should be working behind the scenes for me!

Rachael @rachiecandice I adore Pycnogenol, especially when mixing up TO L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. It’s the magic ingredient that makes the power easy to apply and you get a giant vit c/antioxidant treatment.

Tracy I had been using Pycnogenol mixed with my 100% LAA powder. Dissolved easily and I felt great knowing I had that extra antioxidant boost.

Reviews by the Deciem Addicts

You can read more reviews in the Facebook Group and add your own here.

HS says: I ❤️ The product. Always combine with Vit C in my am routine. Using already 3rd bottle. See a huge difference❣️

AB says: like it. Its in my AM routine with Ascorbyl Glucoside

Pycnogenol FAQS

These FAQs have can be found on the official Deciem Facebook and Instagram Accounts.

Can Pycnogenol be used with Ascorbyl Glucoside 12% and the Buffet + Copper Peptides? It may be used with Ascorbyl Glucoside. We would suggest alternating between Pycnogenol 5% and Copper Peptides.

Could Pycnogenol be mixed with Hylamide C25?  It sure can!

Is this the stronger version of EUK? Can I use this with vitamin C serum? Both antioxidants are powerful and potent in their own rights, however, they differ in their mechanism of function. You can use a Vitamin C with Pycnogenol 5% ❤

Can Pycnogenol be effective if mixed with an oil? Yes, can indeed mix Pycnogenol 5% with an oil if you so prefer.

Can I mix this with Squalane Oil? Yes, you can!

I use your hyaluronic acid and is it possible to mix them both?  Yes! We would suggest using Hyaluronic Acid first ❤

More FAQS About Pycnogenol

What’s the difference between Pycnogenol and Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid?  The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% helps to support the skin’s defense against oxidative stress caused by environmental factors that plays a major role in the loss of visible skin quality over time. Pycnogenol 5% helps to enhance skin hydration and rebuild skin elasticity.

What serums or ingredients should I avoid using this with? We suggest avoiding products containing Copper Peptides 

Is pycnogenol good for oily skin? Yes, it´s great for all skin types.

Do I use Pycnogenol or ELAN first? We would suggest using Pycnogenol 5% first.

Can I mix Pycnogenol with Hylamide C – 25%? Yes, you may! Sounds like a great combination!.

Would this be used as well as, or instead of buffet? Yes, it can be used in conjunction with “Buffet

Can Pycnogenol stain my face? It will not, as only a small amount is needed.

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Final Thoughts On Pycnogenol

65% of the Deciem Addicts love The Ordinary Pycnogenol, 56% say they have seen an improvement in their skin and 51% will be repurchasing it. Please note that this product is just 15ml.

More Antioxidants

If you´re looking for antioxidants, read about The Ordinary Resveratrol & Ferulic Acid, EUK 134 and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Please do check the conflicts.