I was recently sent a bottle of OCEOPIN L'huile de Graines de Pin Maritime (15ml - 36 euros)* to review. OCEOPIN is the only French producer of Maritime Pine Seed Oil. I'd never heard of the brand or Maritime Pine Seed Oil and was intrigued.
Maritime Pine is a conifer from the Pinacea family and are grown in the sand along the South Atlantic coastline and in western regions of the Mediterranean basin.
Jean-Jacques Berger and his daughter Marina work together with a permanent staff of thirteen (this swells to thirty in the harvesting period). The pines are collected by hand during October - May and are dried in the open air in wooden pallet bins placed in areas where their scales begin to open naturally in the hot sun. This is when the seeds are collected.
The seeds are washed, dried and inspected before the oil is extracted by cold pressing, decanting and filtering. The oil is then conditioned with nitrogen. It takes 150,000 seeds to produce a litre of oil.
The oil is rich in natural Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and polyphenols making it one of the richest vegetable oils. It is great for anti-ageing and suitable for all skin types and for both men and women.
To use: massage 3-5 drops over your face and neck or blend with your moisturiser to intensify hydration. It is a clear oil which has a light herby and pine scent. The oil can be used morning and night.
After use I have found my skin to be more radiant with fine lines and wrinkles smoothed out as well as my skin feeling nourished and hydrated.
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