The Ordinary Pycnogenol Reviews & FAQ’s

Quick look at Pycnogenol 5%

  • 64% of the Deciem Addicts love it
  • 56% say it has improved their skin
  • 51% will repurchase it
  • Currently scores 4.7/5 on the Deciem website
  • Targets Skin Hydration & Elasticity
  • Pycnogenol is 15ml
  • It’s a deep orange colour – you must wash hands!
  • You can use it alone or mix with other products
  • Only 1 or 2 drops is needed.

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  • What is Pycnogenol and what does it do?
  • When & how do I use Pycnogenol?
  • Does Pycnogenol have any conflicts?
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  • Photos & unboxing of an authentic Pycnogenol
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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.
Pycnogenol Reviews
56% of the Deciem Addicts say Pycnogenol has improved their skin.

Does Pycnogenol have any conflicts?

Pycnogenol should not be used in the same routine as copper peptides. Using one in the morning and the other in the evening or on alternate days should be fine.

  • The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Peptides.

What is the texture, colour and smell of The Ordinary Pycnogenol?

The colour is a deep orange as you can see in the photos and video below. The texture is oily but it absorbs really well into to skin leaving it feeling plump and hydrated with a glow. It doesn´t leave skin feeling sticky or oily. Remember you only need one or two drops. The smell to me is a cross between medicine and lots of berries. It smells really healthy. I personally love it but you might hate it.

How do I use Pycnogenol?

I use this on its own, after water-based serums, or on a really lazy day mix a drop with my Natural Moisturising Factors. You can also mix this with some vitamin c.

Unboxing The Ordinary Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol Reviews

Pycnogenol currently scores a whopping 4.7/5 on the Deciem website and the reviews are amazing. I absolutely love this product too.

You can find more reviews on the Deciem Chat Room Instagram grid and also in The Ordinary & Deciem Chat Room Facebook Group.

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.

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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. It’s in my AM routine with Ascorbyl Glucoside

I love it. Using it for 1,5 months. Using it in the AM, after every serum. I heard it works well with SPF and vitamin c so it’s a morning thing for me. My skin feels bouncy, firmer and healthier with it. And you don’t need much.

I REALLY love this stuff. Always combine it with my vitamin C to prevent oxidation. Its effect is subtle (hard to say what exactly is thanks to this product), but I can say it seems to enhance the vitamin C glow.

It gives you glowy and firm skin.

Pycnogenol FAQS

Is my The Ordinary Pycnogenol authentic?

To avoid concerns about a product being fake, always buy from one of the many authorised Deciem stockists. This product was purchased directly from Deciem March 2021. You can read more about fake The Ordinary products here.

These FAQs have been asked and answered on the Deciem social media.

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 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 defence against oxidative stress caused by environmental factors that play 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.

Final Thoughts On Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol Reviews

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.

I´m loving this product at the moment. I find it hydrates, plumps and gives an amazing glow but don’t just take my word for it. Please read the reviews on the Instagram post.

Please remember that this product is 15ml, not 30ml.

More Antioxidants

If you´re looking for antioxidants, read about The Ordinary Resveratrol & Ferulic & Acid, EUK 134.