Bakuchiol & Niacinamide Roles in Skincare – Prose Magazine
Two popular ingredients people look out for these days in skin care products are Bakuchiol & Niacinamide. NYC based Prose discussed this with Dr. Green who says that anyone who risks having dehydrated skin should look towards niacinamide, but that “as with any skincare ingredient, overusing or using high concentrations of niacinamide can lead to skin irritation.” However most versions of this will be under 5% which is usually fine for most people – but as noted when unsure, ask a dermatologist such as Dr. Green. One other benefit is that Niacinamide can be used morning and night, Green adds, largely since it pairs so well with other ingredients including active ingredients.
She also talks about bakuchiol which like retinoids helps “stimulate collagen production and diminish the appearance of signs of aging,” says board-certified NYC cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in a similar Prose.com article. To see results though, you’ll need to use bakuchiol for a few months – as “bakuchiol can be used when you notice signs of aging or want to increase the rate of cell turnover on the skin,” explains Green. Read both articles for the other key skin benefits provided by Niacinamide or Bakuchiol (many of which fall under that “anti-aging” umbrella).