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Harvesting and production

Maritime pine cones have always been collected by hand. Collection spans the period from October to May throughout the Aquitaine pine forests, according to the different areas of fruitage. At this stage, the cones are still closed, fondly guarding their precious seeds.

After initial drying in the open air in wooden pallet bins, they are placed in traditional clearing areas where their scales begin to open naturally in the hot sunshine. If the weather is not warm enough, they are placed in a pulsed air oven under controlled temperatures.

When opening, maritime pine cones release fine brown seeds with a distinctive flange. This flange is detached very gently using a rotary cylinder designed especially by our team. Finally, seeds are washed and dried in order to eliminate any superficial impurities that might have collected.

The extraction of the oil contained in maritime pine seeds is performed by initial cold pressing, which is solvent-free. Decanted then filtered, it is then conditioned with nitrogen. This virgin oil needs no deodorizing or refining. It is naturally rich in vitamin E, which gives the product good oxidative stability. In great demand for its many benefits, the oil also stands out for its rarity: it takes 150,000 seeds to produce one litre of oil.

Our production is subjected to the strictest conditions of hygiene and undergoes regular testing to ensure the very highest quality.

Thanks to our expert research work, we have also developed a plant extract of maritime pine seed with a very high content in polyphenols, produced using natural solvents and a purpose-designed extracting process in order to preserve all the seed’s native ingredients. Now under continual development, this part of our range is destined for significant growth in partnership with our clients.

Facial oil

Océopin is a new cosmetic brand made in France, Aquitaine, that harvests and produces an organic vegetable oil dedicated to natural skincare : MARITIME PINE SEED OIL®. This innovative and patented Facial beauty oil has amazing anti-aging virtues : plumping, anti-wrinkle, antioxidant and soothing, it restructures in depth the epidermis, the skin becomes visibly refined and redensified. Due to its excellent cutaneous tolerance, this facial oil is the best companion-in-arms for all sensitive skins and the essential beauty care to relieve skin troubles as rashes, dryness and irritations.

Facial oil made in France

The revelation of the benefits provided by MARITIME PINE SEED OIL® is the end-result of ten years of research, in collaboration with the Bordeaux-based Iterg, and of efficacy tests carried out under dermatological supervision. This luxury 100% organic facial beauty oil is closely linked to its native land along the French coastline, the Cap-Ferret peninsula and the Bordeaux region. Harvested and totally made in France, this organic facial oil is obtained by a simple cold-press process, without preservatives nor solvents. Océopin naturally took root on the very site where maritime pine seeds are harvested and continues to grow each day, upholding values of respect for the natural environment and the forest. Océopin brand is proud to share a new cosmetic ethic based on naturalness and an innovative and creative vision of modern luxury.