Aleppo Pine
Pinus Halepensis

Aleppo pine is loaded of vitamins, rich in Antioxidants. One of the most aromatically pine extracts produced.

Naturally distributed throughout the Mediterranean area, Aleppo Pine is considered as the dominant pine species in the natural pine Mediterranean Forests.

Aleppo pine also known as Jerusalem pine, is the wild tree of all the lower Mediterranean area.

Aleppo pine seeds are released from cones freshly matured usually between 8-10 weeks after their collection from its trees.

The seeds have been traditionally consumed since ancient times for food due to their health promoting benefits.

From the pine seeds of the Aleppo pine is made a pudding called Zgougou in the Tunisian dialect; it is served in bowls, covered with cream, and topped with almonds and small candies.

skin care



  • In vitro and In vivo tested
  • Sourced from Aleppo Pine Tree Seeds
  • Protects from oxidative stress & Increases skin hydration

Daily exposure to blue light, especially from artificial sources, is one of the main factors responsible for premature skin aging, along with the sun and pollution. These wavelengths emitted by our screens reduce gradually the ability of the skin cells to regenerate. Some studies have demonstrated that visible light can induce cellular dysfunction and cell death both in vitro and in vivo. It induces oxidative stress by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) which damage DNA, contribute to the aging process and reduce the barrier function of the skin.

OLEOPINE™ is a 100% natural active ingredient extracted from Aleppo pine seeds using the supercritical fluid extraction. Naturally distributed throughout the Mediterranean area, Aleppo Pine, also known as Jerusalem pine, is considered as the dominant species in the natural pine Mediterranean Forests.

Benefits for the skin

OLEOPINE™ is proven to promotes healthy skin by giving it vitality and more youthful look and protect from oxidative stress induced by several exogenous stimulus like UV light.

It displays also moisturizing capacity through significant increase of skin hydration in a delicate and effective way.

In vitro & in vivo tested efficiency

  • Provides Protection from oxidative stress
  • Decreases oxidative stress induced by UVA light.
  • Protects from HEV-induced damage in form of reactive oxygen species (ROS) decrease by 28%.
  • Increases skin hydration by 40%.


Allepo Pine Seed


We cannot neglect the high amount of Vitamin E in Aleppo Pine extract, which is a natural antioxidant and, together with selenium, they maintain stability of cell membranes. As a free radical scavenger, it protects cells from the potentially damaging effects of toxic oxygen radicals, whose major source is lipid metabolism. It is the most popular topical vitamin in cosmeceuticals and a common nutricosmetic7.

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This information in our Botanical  Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.