Herb: Black Pine / Pinus Nigra

Pindus National Park, also known as Valia Calda, is located in an isolated mountainous area in the northeastern part of the Pindus mountain range. The landscape is formed by steep cliffs, rapid streams and dense forests, including the White Pine and Black Pine forests.


Controlled annual logging, guided by the Directorate of Forests of Grevena has been carried out for decades. Sustainability is an essential part for the longevity of the forests.

Under rigorous environmental guidelines, all actions aim at facilitating the renewal and the structure of one of the most prominent forests of Greece; at preserving the health and strength of each and every Black and White Pine tree; at helping trees ""breath"", live and survive time.

KORRES sources the residue from the processing of the precious barks of perennial, extremely resilient Black and White Pine trees and develops them into powerful cosmetic raw materials -instead of being discarded.

Giving a second chance to by-products of a number of different cultivations is one of the greatest achievements of the KORRES Soil Lab, based on the principles of circular economy.


From the highest peaks of Pindus Mountains straight to the KORRES Extraction Lab where the plant raw material will be processed into a high quality cosmetic raw material.

Raw materials are stored in stable humidity and temperature conditions, while undergoing strict controls to ensure specific quality parameters, such as absence of pests and plant diseases.

The extraction takes place at the environmentally-friendly, certified KORRES Extraction Facility. Using the maceration method and 100% natural, skin-friendly solvents, we ensure that the quality of our potent natural actives is sustained.

We produce 2 aqueous extracts and an oily bark extract, which are incorporated into our formulas soon after being extracted.

Technical Data

Appearance: Liquid, yellow, clear (White Pine extract) -Liquid, brown, clear (Black Pine extract) / Shelf life: 12 months / Composition: Water, Pinus Heldreichii Bark Extract (White Pine extract) - Water, Pinus Nigra Bark Extract (Black Pine extract) / Production time: 1-3 days / Certifications and Standards: ISO 14001 and ECOCERT, Extraction Facility - ISO 16128, Natural Origin Ingredients - Certification of organic production of plant material / Production method: Maceration / 1st KORRES INCI application: Pinus heldreichii bark extract for ""KORRES White Pine Extract"" (trade name) and Pinus nigra bark extract for ""KORRES Black Pine Bark Extract"" (trade name) / Plant ingredient functions (INCI): Antioxidants; Skin Protectants