Bakuchiol and Niacinamide
Clinically proven skincare ingredients

In the world of skincare, there are certain star ingredients we “know” we should use. Retinol has been deemed the “Holy Grail” of anti-aging skincare and it can feel like if you aren’t using a product with it. You are missing out!

We love retinol at Spirit but for some people, it is not the right ingredient for their skin needs.  For some people, it can cause increased dryness, purging, sun sensitivity, and a broken skin barrier.  While using retinol you may not be able to use all your previous beloved active ingredients as your skin has increased sensitivity due to an impaired barrier function. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should also discontinue the use of retinol as it is contraindicated for that time of your life.

The reasons above are why we are so excited about the launch of the Bakuchiol and Niacinamide collection from Eminence as an alternative to retinol. These ingredients have all the clinically proven anti-aging benefits without any of the negatives retinol can have for some people.

Starting with bakuchiol we love that this 100% natural oil from Asia is deeply hydrating and nourishing to the skin.  It will not cause any of the dryness and flaking that is a sign your barrier function is in disrepair. Bakuchiol has been clinically and statistically proven to reduce wrinkle surface area and improve hyperpigmentation.  It also stimulates the production of collagen and may be beneficial for acne. One of the best features of Bakuchiol is that it is active and stable in UV light making it a suitable ingredient for a day cream.

Niacinamide, commonly known as vitamin B3, has amazing benefits for the skin! It is known for boosting the barrier function of the skin, tightening pores, calming redness and brightening skin tone. Pairing niacinamide with bakuchiol makes them a powerhouse duo that reinforces the benefits of each ingredient.

The lightweight gel night cream moisturizer delivers results to all skin types and is an easy addition to any routine. The Radiant Protection Day Fluid has a beautiful velvety texture and protects the skin from UV with a zinc oxide filter. Both products are a wonderful addition to any skincare regime looking for the anti-aging boost of retinol without the potential irritation or side effects.