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Does Pine bark/OPC do anything for skin? Is this serum worth investing in?

I got a sample a while back of a serum called "Theraderm OPC REPARATIVE SERUM" .

Here is the ingredient list:

    Water, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Hyaluronic acid, Thiotic acid, Pinus pinaster bark/bud extract, Tocopheryl acetate, Panthenol, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl urea, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Triethanolamine.
 I only used it for a few days because the sample didnt last too long, but I liked that it left my skin with a nice bronzish tint - I looked healthy.

However it is very very expensive, and I dont know if the product will actually deliver any results whatsoever (wrinkle prevention, healing hyperpigmentation, evening skin tone, etc).
What's your take on this product (or pine bark in general)? Promising or not worth the money?



  • Thioctic acid works in a similar fashion to retinoid acid and it can reduce fine lines caused by photo-damage. I can't find any hard data pine extract having any benefit for skin but here's an article that gives you a bit more background:

    Either way, you'd have to use the product for a lot longer than a few days to see significant results. I don't see anything here that would make your skin tinted bronze so that's a bit surprising. 

    Is it worth the money? Probably not. 
  • Thanks Randy. 
    Bummer! I really do like the way it looks on skin, but for something like $75 an ounce....   :(
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