Pycnonogel is a registered trademark name for the phytonutrients extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, Pinus pinaster. This potent pine helps us with all the little nasties like drinking, smoking, stress, and just being alive! One of the amazing features of Pycnogenol is that it helps to protect skin from UV radiation. In a study conducted on postmenopausal women, Pycnogenol not only increased collagen production but also increased the production of hyaluronic acid! The participants' skin became more firm and more hydrated. There is hope ladies. There is HOPE. But wait...there's more. When these skin studies were conducted, it was also noted that it seemed to be evening out skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. So pop a Pycnogenol pill and change your skin for the better!