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You’ve heard of Niacinamide, but what is it exactly?

Niacinamide works in two ways. First, it increases the production of collagen, a protein that is part of the basic structure of the skin. Second, the production of glycan decreases.

Too many technical terms? Let’s say that collagen is very good, because it keeps the skin cells together, and the glycans are bad, because they are responsible for the appearance of wrinkles on the skin … so that niacinamide improves the first and reduces the second. That is, its purpose is to improve the texture of your skin, by reducing the signs of aging that make your face look younger.

How does it work on the skin?

What are its actions? It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as a cellular communication booster. She can talk to many types of skin cells, asking them to make normal, healthier, younger cells. In fact, by stimulating the production of ceramides, the lipids that form the cement between the cells of the epidermis, the skin is stronger, protected from dehydration and the penetration of irritants.

There are no contraindications. “In the form of a serum, a few drops are enough for the entire face before applying the moisturizer, says Nassim Hamek. Not particularly sensitive to light or oxidation, and not photosensitizing, it can be applied during the day as by night.”

Niacinamide easily penetrates the skin and is not irritating

Soothing

Niacinamide neutralizes the irritation process and reduces itching by acting on the mechanisms involved (in particular by inhibiting histamine).

Anti-age spots

The application of nicotinamide-based treatments (between 2 and 5%) is effective in lightening pigment spots, results linked to the increase in collagen production induced by the active ingredient. The action is certainly progressive but less irritating than vitamin C.

(Our skin Brightening serum contains 10% Niacinamide) https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/express-concentrated-brightening-serum/

It is made up of two compounds: nicotinic acid or niacin and nicotinamide or niacinamide.

Synthesized by the body but in too small a quantity, as well as easily eliminated in the urine, vitamin B3 must thus be provided by our food in the form of recommended daily allowances.

Its properties are used topically for:

  • Improvement of the barrier function of the skin: it reduces irritation in the presence of an irritant agent while improving the texture of the skin;
  • Acceleration of cell differentiation and scarring: vitamin B3 is a moisturizing active ingredient that can be used to fight against atopic states and skin dryness; boost micro-circulation of the skin

So why is it so successful today? Probably because more and more people report having reactive skin. The blame for pollution, our stressful lifestyle and also sometimes poor nutrition. So many factors that increase the risk of inflammation and imbalance, in addition to the application of irritant treatments, including some natural formulas based on essential oils

Resveratrol, precious ally against dark spots!

 

There are several types of resveratrol, however only, Trans-Resveratrol is the one that is in  bio active form; this means that it is the one readily available to make a difference on your skin (Morganna’s Express spot remover)…

In other words, it is able to fight against the accumula

tion of oxidative species harmful to cell survival

The powers of this polyphenol, derived from the seeds of grapes, are few but mighty:

Powerful antioxidant:

This action gives resveratrol protective effects and anti-aging potential.

It helps protect the body and prevent premature skin aging.

Anti-inflammatory activity studies show that resveratrol can reduce inflammatory responses.

This natural anti-inflammatory property may therefore be good in fighting against chronic inflammation.

Remember, just by walking from our car to our house, there could be enough damage done by the sun to provoke this inflammation under your skin!

When, skin is deeply wrinkled, spotted, reddened, dehydrated, and weakened, the collagen and elastin fibers, constituting the extracellular matrix of the dermis, are disorganized and degraded, the skin tissues prone to inflammation.

In the skin, oxidation is a major phenomenon responsible for cell aging. It damages the skin cells both in the epidermis and the dermis and contributes to their degeneration. The antioxidant power of Resveratrol has been proven to be superior to that of vitamins C and E. A scientific study has shown that Resveratrol is 95% effective in preventing lipid peroxidation, compared to 65% for vitamin E and 37 % for vitamin C.

Fight against Free Radicals:

Resveratrol is also known to stimulate the proliferation of healthy cells and the synthesis of collagen by protecting the dermal matrix against toxic enzymes and improving the functioning of fibroblasts responsible for the production of collagen.

Antioxidants would therefore be precious allies to help the skin fight against free radicals produced in high concentration during oxidative stress. As their name suggests, antioxidants are inhibitors of oxidation and they will help remove excess free radicals from cells.

 

Resveratrol (trans-resveratrol) is indeed a polyphenol which is particularly active in all of our cells. It protects them from the destructive effects of free radicals. It also inhibits the oxidation processes (oxidative stress) that cause damage to our cell membranes.

In the early 1990s, the research scientist Serge Renaud was talked about in the United States by explaining the famous French Paradox. His studies tended to prove that the French were more than three times less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease thanks to the high content of resveratrol in red wine. Since then, numerous studies on the benefits of this antioxidant have highlighted its protective action for the whole of our body.