Resorcinol is a natural compound extracted from cereal, the hexyl-resorcinol is a stable form less irritant and more effective for skin care products. 4 Times more effective than hydroquinone, working by modulating multiple sites in the melanogenesis pathway without the associated side effects. It has also a protective effect against oxidative DNA damage induced by hydrogen peroxide by increasing levels of glutathione, and stimulation of antioxidant defence enzymes (glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase).
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It promotes protein synthesis, which improves skin metabolism. By improving the cells metabolism, it improves skin texture exhibiting anti-ageing properties. It inhibits free radial formation, making it a good anti-oxidant. It is also a skin whitener, and UV protector. Niacinamide PC is an upgraded version of Vitamin B3. Our upgraded Niacinamide PC provides all the benefits of topical vitamin B3 while minimizing potential unwanted effects such as unpleasant sensations of heat in the skin. These are caused by residual nicotinic acid. Vitamin B3 PC is guaranteed to contain less than 100 ppm residual nicotinic acid, making it exceptionally suitable for skin care applications. Niacinamide PC has also been shown to amplify blue light protection in combination with sunscreens, and to offer protection from air-borne and water-borne pollution.