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The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% 15ml 15ml

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Rebuild your skin’s elasticity, naturally. Your skin is smoothed, more even, less red. With the power of Pycnogenol, an antioxidant ingredient derived from French maritime pine bark, The Ordinary have blended a serum that is free from oil, alcohol and water for a concentrated effect. This minimal serum contains just two ingredients. Normally, Pycnogenol is only available at lower concentration or with a blend of potential irritatants or fillers. The Ordinary, being The Ordinary, have decided to offer it at a more potent concentration, carried in a humectant base.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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GREAT - 89% recommend

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Age:

  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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4.6 of 55 reviews

89% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Amazing

Maggie

I didn't expect much from this but bought it due to the claims around supporting elasticity and skin tone. Well, it's amazing for my skin - it gives a definite glow that I notice if I stop using it. Definitely feels very good for my tone and firmness (I have normal to combination skin, sometimes dehydrated). It has a slight vinegar smell but it is not unpleasant and it goes away quickly. It feels hydrating and sinks right in. I use it in the morning after my toner and before my moisturiser, and it's become an unexpected staple. Love it!!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not bad just ok

Sayaka

Only a few drop of this serum spreads for whole face so even though it comes in a smaller bottle, after nearly two months’ use every evening I still have half the bottle left. I found this serum is not particularly necessary for my skincare routine, it has not worked for redness or pigmentation on my skin so far. May need to keep using for longer to see the results, but I’d like to try something else next.
  1. Amazing

    Maggie

    I didn't expect much from this but bought it due to the claims around supporting elasticity and skin tone. Well, it's amazing for my skin - it gives a definite glow that I notice if I stop using it. Definitely feels very good for my tone and firmness (I have normal to combination skin, sometimes dehydrated). It has a slight vinegar smell but it is not unpleasant and it goes away quickly. It feels ...
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  2. Can't assess long term results

    Maggie

    verified purchaser
    It's difficult to assess the product's anti-aging claims without using the product for a few months/years first, however I do enjoy this and will continue to use it. It has a red/brown-ish colour which does show up on my skin (as I am very pale); I therefore wear it at night. It absorbs nicely and dries quickly and is a nice antioxidant to add to my skin routine.
  3. It’s ok

    Jamie Leigh

    I have been using this product for a few months, I mix it in with my night time moisturiser as its very potent and it definitely feels nice and hydrating going on.
    However, I haven’t noticed any changes in my skin that I can attribute to this product, I’m not sure what it’s doing!
  4. Great choice

    Alice

    I have dry skin and this has helped a lot. Great that it has antioxidants too
  5. Makes my skin brand need

    Teags

    So it’s a bit weird applying cause it makes my skin dark, but the next morning my skin honestly feels like a babies. It’s clear, soft and even helps with breakouts. I honestly think this is one of my holy grails when it comes to this brand. I love it so much I want to bath my whole body in it
  6. Beautiful

    JV

    Great serum!
    Mixed with my night time moisturiser, I wake up and my skin is glowing!
  7. Moisturising

    Jenna

    A good nourishing serum but probably better for mature skin
  8. Ineresting product

    Frank

    I've been using a rather basic mosturier, and bought this to give my night time moisturiser a boost. I add 3 or 4 drops & mix into my night cream - only been using it for 2 weeks but skins looking extra good the next morning
  9. Fountain of Youth

    Tennille

    I don't really want to tell too many people... but this serum is next level. I'm 43 with oily skin & I'm not kidding, this stuff has made my skin look in its 20's. I use it as a primer & my make up is perfect all day. No blotting required anymore. Some of my deeper lines have decreased & my skin is unbelievably soft. It's amazing & I'll be stocking up on it. Do yourself a favour of you have oily s...
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  10. The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% 15ml

    Scarcha

    This product leaves my skin smooth and so even. Removes redness and uneven tones and makes my skin glow.
  11. At this to your range.

    SAmmi

    Only need three drops of this product but it feels lovely on the skin. This is a great product
  12. A nice serum but not a must-have

    Ally

    I decided to try this as an alternative to Buffet to switch up my routine a bit. Its a nice serum but I don't think its done anything drastic for my skin and I wouldn't consider it a must-have. Its early days though, so I'll keep using it to see if it reduces redness and pigmentation. I'll probably purchase Buffet again and alter between it and Pycnogenol as part of my daily routine.
  13. Lovely Antioxidant

    kingboo94

    I wasn’t sure about this at first, as it’s just one ingredient on its own and I was sure what it would do.
    Well it’s very nice and it has contributed to a more even complexion.
    It feels slightly oily when it’s applied but it does soak in nicely.
    I have oily acne prone skin, it hasn’t irritated me at all.
    I’d recommend giving this a try.
  14. Wonderful product

    Kim

    Love this! Since I fly as a job, my skin is often exposed to stress. This helps protect my skin, rehydrates and makes my skin glow. A little goes a long way.
  15. NICE

    NINA

    LOVELY MOISTURISER,USE IT BEFORE B OIL FOR OVERNIGHT MOISTURISING, HOPING IT WILL HELP WITH MY CAPILLARIES ON MY CHEEKS BUT IT'S EARLY DAYS YET
  16. Great first impression

    DuLash

    Just started using this as my final step last week, adding 2-3 drops of this & Marula oil to super charge my Ordinary moisturiser at night. Blends perfectly and skins looking good the next morning and will be interested to see its effects in a months time!
  17. Soothing and moisturising

    RS

    I have used this for 3 months and found it to be soothing and moisturising without irritating my skin. Small bottle but lasts a while as not much is required each time.
  18. rejuvenates and nourishes

    NORA

    Beautiful natural product that hydrates and gives an overall even, healthy glow. I loved using this during the winter months.

    Tip: Take it all the way down to the decolletage to build collagen and even out skin tone there as well.
  19. So good

    Jo

    I thought I would give this a go as I have tried many of the ordinary products, I have very dry flakey, combo and sensitive skin. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular to be honest... but im very pleasantly surprised! This stuff really works Ive seen a difference in my skin, it feels much softer and smoother. I highly recommend it.
  20. Not bad just ok

    Sayaka

    Only a few drop of this serum spreads for whole face so even though it comes in a smaller bottle, after nearly two months’ use every evening I still have half the bottle left. I found this serum is not particularly necessary for my skincare routine, it has not worked for redness or pigmentation on my skin so far. May need to keep using for longer to see the results, but I’d like to try something e...
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  21. Great for winter dryness

    Christie

    This serum has helped hydrate my dry winter skin. No more flakiness and an overall fresher look!
  22. very powerful serum

    Helena

    I use this after derma roller. It is a slighly dark colour serum as it containers anti-oxidents. I apply on my skin and it sinks in. After a few uses, I noticed the surface is so glowing and improving the texture. My pimple scars faced quicker too. It is a smaller bottle (15ml) compared to other Ordinary serums but I found it very powerful.
  23. Giving my skin a glow

    Sammie

    This I feel is already helping after only a week of using. This product is helping with hydration and evening out my skin tones
  24. Game changer for my redness

    Hannah

    I’ve always had a red nose and cheeks and it would worsen throughout the day. I started using this 2 weeks ago and my skin has gone from red and ruddy to even toned and dewy. A great product. Have recommended it to my mother who has the same issues and she has also had fabulous results.
  25. not for me

    Abbie

    I didn't find this necessary in my skin care routine so I gifted it to a friend. There are some stronger and nicer more efficient products form the Ordinary out there. But this would be a good start to skin care
  26. Improved Scars

    Anne

    I've been using this product for a few weeks now after reading all the rave reviews about it. My skin feels softer after using it which is always a desired result! However, the surprise for me was how it has helped with significant scarring I have on my face after surgery to remove skin cancer - it's really helped reduce the redness around these scars. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because of ...
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  27. I like it

    Lachlan

    Helping with moisturising my skin and feels nice!
  28. Need to use it more

    Laurene

    I haven't seen a difference. It does not feel particularly great on the skin and my redness has not subside. But I do need to use it more frequently perhaps to see a difference.
  29. nice

    Magda

    I love this serum, and love the feeling of the warm sensation when I apply it. its not too greasy and I love the glow it gives me. I put 4 stars because I think its expensive for the amount you get and I am not sure if I have seen any changes in my skin.
  30. Good

    Sarah

    This product is amazing in helping calm my redness and pimples. Definitely recommend it
  31. Hydrating

    Alice

    This is an amazing serum for my skin and it gives it a boost of glow and hydration.
  32. Good

    Sarah

    This product has helped my skin a lot and helped with redness. Will be repurchasing
  33. reduced redness

    Mya

    this serum works well for my dry skin and has reduce my redness and dullness smoothening my dry sensitive skin without flare ups
  34. No more redness!

    Alexandra

    Wow this removed my redness! I noticed a big improvement after using it every night for a month, seriously worth the price, I love this stuff.
  35. Amazing results for 55+ skin

    Marcella

    As a TO devotee trying this was a no brainer and it’s right on the money for fantastic results. I’ve got 56yo combo skin in really good shape, most think I’m in my mid 40’s but I was looking for moisture and texture refinement and this hit it on both counts. Smooths and refines, soaks in well and a little goes a long way. For a total kick arse combo I mix two drops with 23% Vitamin C and it’s amaz...
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  36. Reduced redness and overall pigmentation

    angie

    This product has become my holy grain skin care item. It has reduced my redness dramatically and evened my skins appearance. This product does not break me out either as I do have very sensitive and acne prone skin.
  37. GREAT SERUM

    Christine

    Haven't been using it for long, but I can tell a bit of differance to my skin , looking good.
    It's very light and you only need to use a little as it goes along way.
  38. VERY HYDRATING

    Christine

    This is a super serum, it's a little greasy and you only need to use 1 drop.
    It's very soothing and calming
  39. Skin feels fresh the next morning

    Rachel

    I use this during my night skincare routine with Vitamin C and B serums 2-3 times a week.

    I definitely see a difference the next morning - my skin looks more plump and hydrated. It's been helping with the small crinkles underneath my eyes. It also seems to boost the effects of the other products I use.

    It smells slightly sour/vinegary but its nothing too obvious.
  40. My skin has a smoother surface when I apply this daily

    r

    I really like using this product as part of my morning routine. After I have cleansed and toned my face, I apply half a pipette/dropper all over my face and neck with my hands. I leave it to sit while I do my hair and then apply a tinted moisturiser on top. I feel my skin has a smoother surface when I apply this daily. I wish The Ordinary did it in a bigger size though as I get through a bottle a ...
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  41. Great

    Y

    Unique smell and colour but boy, it works!
    A little oily, with a unique smell and colour one just has to get used to, a little goes a long way. It took me a little while to get used to but I've been using it every morning for a little over a week and I can definitely see a marked improvement in the texture and clarity of my skin. A definite yes in my future cosmetic bag.
  42. Strong antioxidant protection

    jules

    This is a good serum very hydrating and I like knowing I'm getting strong antioxidant protection against pollutants.I will keep repurchasing this.
  43. Quite Good

    Amanda

    Have only been using this product for about 2 weeks.
    I have not noticed a dramatic change in fine lines on my face but there does seem to be some improvement.
    Bought other The Ordinary products and are using all in conjunctions.
    Definitely think my skin tone is more even and feels much softer
  44. overnight results

    Scarcha

    This product actually delivered overnight results. The texture of my skin was clear and hydrated with a radiant glow.
  45. Lovely!

    Jo

    I purchased this item alongside some other serums from The Ordinary, in the hope it would help with my 2 major concerns, i have a mild rosacea on one part of my face and some hyperpigmentation after the summer just gone, both of these are improving after only 5 days of use! would definitely recommend.
  46. Love it

    Abbey

    This actually removed a lot of my redness upon waking, overall I'm impressed.
  47. A much needed addition

    Zilda

    Well, i came across this product when i was looking for something for my super hyperpigmentation. There are 2 big spots on my face right now that i dunno how it got there, most likely its because of the dry and cold weather right now. I swear my skin easily gets pigmentation even though i use sunscreen religiously, by that i mean i reapply regularly. So, i've been The Ordinary for a few years now ...
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  48. No Complaints

    JF

    Another great product from The Ordinary. I read other reviews and decided to give it a go and it is as good as others have mentioned. I have no complaints.
  49. Beautiful product

    renee

    This product is amazing! I haven't been using it long enough to see results yet, but it feels amazing going on. The colour disappears, the smell is odd but not unappealing. It gives my skin an instant glow and I will buy this again and again!
  50. Good hydration

    Melissa

    I’m really liking The Ordinary range of products. My skin really soaks up the Pycnogenol making it moist and supple. Even though it’s an oil it doesn’t feel greasy. I apply The Ordinary Buffet first and then pycnogenol and it’s like you can feel the two multi active products working together. I have definitely noticed an improvement in skin texture and less fine lines.
  51. INSTANT TRANSFORMATION

    Nora

    This product feels amazing on the skin and actually works! It's not irritating or oily [although it feels oily at the start, it's quickly absorbed]. I wanted an anti-ageing product that didn't irritate and mixed well with others in my routine. My skin is now brighter and smoother. TIP: Use with EUK 134, Vit C and Amino Acids + B5 for a powerhouse combination.
  52. Improved my skin’s texture

    Alison

    I initially found this to be a bit weird on its own but then I started mixing this with my day cream and have already seen a big difference. My skin is a lot smoother and the texture has improved.
  53. Amazing product

    Charlotte

    Like all the other ordinary products this one is just as amazing!! Skin felt hydrated and supple after using this! Wasn’t sticky and sunk in nicely!! A must have if you have dry skin!!
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