Skin Actives for Dark Spots and 72 Hour Hydration

skin actives for dark spots and hydration

Skin Actives for Dark Spots and 72 Hour Hydration

Skin actives make a noticeable difference on the skin, brightening, evening skin tone, firming, reducing the appearance of fine lines, tightening, and plumping the skin. Actives do work. We know after using our formulations with actives for years and seeing the performance and improvement on our skin. Actives are a category on their own as most have clinical studies and/or research showing their efficacy.

As the skin ages, it starts to show signs of aging, uneven pigmentation (dark spots), loss of moisture, increased roughness, loss of elasticity, and wrinkle formation. Skin actives help to prevent early signs of aging and are regenerative for the skin. Skin actives smooth and improve the appearance of wrinkles and elasticity and keep the skin moisturized and hydrated. To learn the difference of moisturizing vs hydrating read our blog on this topic here.

Here are two actives that we have seen results on reducing the appearance of uneven pigmentation (dark spots) and providing hydration for 72 hours.

2 Skin Actives Highlight: Niacinamide & Saccharide Isomerate

Niacinamide: Vitamin B3

  • Niacinamide is excellent for improving the skin barrier, acne, rosacea, blotchy skin and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sallow complexion (yellow skin). It helps to lock moisture in the skin. It also improves skin elasticity.
  • Niacinamide has been substantiated in many clinical trials as an effective topical for improvement of acne and rosacea.
  • In formulation, keep the pH of the formulation between 5.0-7.0 (ideal is pH 6) to prevent it from hydrolyzing to nicotinic acid which can cause redness and sensitivity to the skin.
  • Don’t use with L-ascorbic acid.
  • Niacinamide PC contains a reduced amount of nicotinic acid, only trace amounts and doesn’t cause skin sensitization. It is more expensive.

Form: powder
Water Soluble
Usage rate: 1-6%


Saccharide Isomerate

  • Vegan Honey Substitute – Plant-based, 100% natural and plays a key role in skin barrier improvement. Studies show it provides instant and long-lasting skin hydration in the skin for up to 72 hours.
  • Saccharide Isomerate is a deeply moisturizing, plant-derived ingredient based on its unique composition which is similar to that of the carbohydrate complex found in human skin and on its unique ability to bind to skin cells.
  • 100% natural sugar-based humectant, 100% Natural Origin, 0% Synthetic Origin, 0% Nature Identical, Gluten Free, Palm Free, Clean, Green, Cruelty Free, ECOCERT/COSMOS Approved, NATRUE compliant, Plant-Based, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Form: clear, yellowish slightly viscous liquid
Usage rate: 1-5%


Try this formulation it includes both skin actives!

Night Repair Cream Mask is a detailed instructional class with videos showing you how to make this formulation and includes the formula and procedure.

Night Repair Cream Mask Class

Night time is an excellent time to regenerate, repair, and renew the skin. The skin is clean and at it’s purest state with no makeup on it. It’s a perfect time to absorb a skin treatment while sleeping. This night repair cream mask formulation contains a vegan honey substitute, plant-based, 100% natural and plays a key role in skin barrier improvement. Clinical studies show it provides instant and long-lasting skin hydration in the skin for up to 72 hours. Other natural and organic ingredients in the formulation, phospholipids and vitamins are shown in helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin barrier, acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and blotchy skin, plus locks moisture into the skin providing deep hydration and soft, smooth skin.


  • Deep Hydration in the Skin
  • Reduce TEWL
  • Lock in Moisture
  • Restore the Skin Barrier
  • Reduce Fine Lines
  • Even Skin Tone
  • Smooth and Soften Skin
  • Reduce Irritated Skin
  • Essential Oil Free
  • Luxury Skin Care

Take the class and get the formula and procedure here!

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