Frequently Asked Questions
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- Eye Repair Complex
Can you apply the Eye Repair Complex to the eyelid?
No. Avoid getting any of the Pro-Niacin® molecule into the eye. Do not apply the eye cream directly to the eyelid. Apply only around the orbital bone.
Is the Eye Repair Complex Opthamologist-Tested?
Yes. The eye cream is opthamologist-tested as is the Gentle Cleansing Cream. Avoid direct eye contact.
Do you apply the Eye Repair Complex prior to your facial moisturizer?
Yes. Dab the Eye Repair Cream around the orbital bone, allow several minutes to dry then apply the Skin Strengthening Complex or Intensive Recovery Complex to the face.
Will the Eye Repair Complex reduce dark circles?
Yes. Pro-Niacin® strengthens the cells and skin barrier to protect weak capillaries that can burst and release blood into the tissues (causing the appearance of dark circles). Caffeine helps reduce puffiness while Vitamin C, Licorice and White Birch visibly brighten to illuminate under eye discoloration.
What if some of the Eye Repair Complex gets into the eye?
If the product gets into the eye, immediately rinse out the eye with water or saline solution and apply a cold compress. Do not rub the eye. If irritation continues, visit a physician for additional recommendations.
- General Product Information
How can I be sure I am buying authentic NIA24® products?
To ensure you are purchasing authentic NIA24® products, be careful to purchase NIA24® only through authorized NIA24® resellers. NIA24® is available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medically directed MediSpas. You can find a list of authorized physicians in your area with the NIA24® physician locator. Niadyne cannot guarantee the product quality or authenticity of any NIA24® products sold outside of our authorized brand partners.
Were NIA24® products tested on animals?
No animals were used in the testing of NIA24® products.
How does Pro-Niacin® assist in improving atopic skin?
Pro-Niacin® has been clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier through increasing the content of NAD within the skin cells and generating the growth and maturation of healthy skin cells from the inside-out. A stronger skin barrier improves atopic skin by providing better protection against environmental toxins, bacteria, etc. from aggravating the living skin cells beneath.
Can I layer the Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 with the Skin Strengthening Complex and if so, which product should I use first?
Yes, NIA24® products can be layered. Apply the Skin Strengthening Complex first, followed by the Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 to ensure that the sunscreen benefits are not diluted. Allow several minutes for the SPF 30 to be absorbed prior to make-up application.
By layering the Skin Strengthening Complex along with the Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, will I be getting too much Pro-Niacin®, the active ingredient?
No. The extensive clinical and safety testing conducted on the Pro-Niacin® molecule and NIA24® products have shown no unexpected side effects or reactions. Instead, clinical studies have shown dramatic improvements in skin health with use of the NIA24® products.
Can I use an additional moisturizer with the NIA24® products? If so, which should I use first?
Yes. While the Skin Strengthening Complex is an excellent moisturizer, some individuals may require more intensive moisturization. Apply the Skin Strengthening Complex first to ensure maximum efficacy of the Pro-Niacin® molecule, then follow with your desired moisturizer.
Are NIA24® products compatible with most foundations?
Yes. Apply the Skin Strengthening Complex and/or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 first and allow several minutes for the products to absorb prior to make-up application.
If I use several or all of the NIA24® products, could I risk applying too much Niacin?
Your skin's nutritional needs are affected daily by numerous factors such your environment, level of skin damage, diet, and skin type. Your skin will only absorb what it can use and because Niacin is a water-soluble, what is not used is flushed without danger of toxicity.
Can I use the NIA24® products for other areas of the body?
Yes. NIA24® products are ideal for use on areas of the face, neck, chest and hands.
Can the NIA24® products be used around the eye (orbital) area?
Yes. Application of the Skin Strengthening Complex and Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 can be extended to the orbital bone while the Gentle Cleansing Cream can be used to remove eye make-up. However, as with all products, avoid direct eye contact.
Which NIA24® products can I use if I have dry skin?
All NIA24® Skin Therapy products can be used with dry skin. In fact, the Physical Cleansing Scrub is a physical scrub that can be less irritating than chemical exfoliants to dry skin that is red and irritated. Furthermore, the natural sunscreens in the Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 are also known to be less irritating than chemical sunscreens to dry skin.
Will the NIA24® products cause dryness?
The skin barrier’s ability to retain moisture and resist damage can make the surface of the skin feel dry. To limit the effects of dryness, use a humectant or additional moisturizer to help hold water on top of the skin, applying the NIA24® products first.
Are the NIA24® products suitable for sensitive skin?
NIA24® products do not contain added colors or dyes which can be potential irritants. The Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is also oil and PABA-free and is a physical sunscreen which causes less irritation than chemical sunscreens to sensitive skin.
Can I use the NIA24® products if I have oily skin?
Yes. You may find that strengthening the skin barrier with the NIA24® products may help to control oil production. Each product also has additional individual benefits for oily skin. The Gentle Cleansing Cream and the Physical Cleansing Scrub help remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and create blemishes. The Skin Strengthening Complex helps moisturize and nourish the skin, as even oily skin needs hydration or moisturization. The Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is an oil-free formula that provides natural sunscreen protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Will the NIA24® products clog pores and/or aggravate acne?
No. The NIA24® products were tested and found to be non-comedogenic, which as stated by the FDA, means that the products do not contain common pore-clogging ingredients that could lead to acne.
Will the NIA24® products help with acne/blemished skin?
No. The NIA24® products are not intended as acne treatment products. However, with promotion of a healthier, stronger skin barrier, bacteria cannot invade as easily and blemishes aggravated by bacteria can be improved (clinical trials not yet conducted on anti-bacterial effects).
Will the NIA24® products cause blushing or redness?
In some individuals, applying the NIA24® products to the skin may initially create a warm sensation that can accelerate into mild blushing or even red, itchy skin. If this happens, apply a cold compress to soothe the skin. The redness and itchiness should subside within several hours.
Will the NIA24® products help remove brown spots?
Yes. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the Pro-Niacin® molecule helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Can I use the NIA24® products while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Although the products have been tested rigorously for safety, use of the NIA24® products during pregnancy or while breastfeeding is left to the discretion of your physician.
What is the shelf life of the NIA24® products?
The shelf life of the Gentle Cleansing Cream, Physical Cleansing Scrub and Skin Strengthening Complex is 3 years. The shelf life of the Physical Cleansing Scrub and the Skin Strengthening Complex is 3 years. The Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 has a 2-year expiration date because of its classification as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug.
Can I use the NIA24® products in conjunction with ultrasound?
Because of the chemical structure of the Pro-Niacin® molecule, a continuous delivery system of Niacin to the skin is already built in - allowing penetration of the molecule through the epidermis at a slow, continuous rate that is optimal for avoiding vasodilation and providing a continuous supply of NAD to living skin cells below. Therefore, ultrasound is not needed to provide better penetration of the Pro-Niacin® molecule. Use of ultrasound with the NIA24® products could result in faster residence times and hyperabsorption of the Pro-Niacin® molecule and result in vasodilation or skin irritation and therefore, is not recommended.
Can you use the NIA24® products if you are using chemotherapy or radiation?
Clinical studies have not been conducted on patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation while using the NIA24® products. Patients undergoing such treatments are recommended to refer to their oncologists/physicians prior to using the NIA24® products.
Can you use NIA24® with open wounds?
NIA24® products are topical skin care products to be used once a patient has started the healing process and are not to be ingested or used on open wounds. Release of leptin has been shown to improve wound healing but studies conducted on NIA24® products and actual wound healing have not been conducted.
Can the NIA24® products be used with tretinoins such as Retin A®/Renova®?
Yes. Patients have seen successful results using the NIA24® products in combination with tretinoins and have found that the efficacy of the NIA24® products enables them to reduce the dosage of the prescription drug, while still achieving the same result and minimizing irritation. Apply the NIA24® products after application of the tretinoin therapy at night and the NIA24® products alone in the morning to ensure 24-hour delivery of the Pro-Niacin® molecule.
Can the NIA24® products be used with hydroquinones?
Yes. Patients have seen successful results using NIA 24 ™ in combination with hydroquinone. However, because of the efficient penetration properties of the Pro-Niacin® molecule and especially if only spot-treating with hydroquinone, apply the NIA24® products first, waiting several minutes prior to applying hydroquinone to ensure maximum efficacy of the Pro-Niacin® molecule and to avoid irritation.
Can the NIA24® products be used with Lipitor® or other statin drugs?
There are no known drug interactions between Niacin and statins. The FDA has approved a regime that includes combining Niaspan® (Niacin extended-release tablets), indicated for the treatment of cholesterol, and Lovistatin (a generic cholesterol lowering drug) which are both oral medications. Using the NIA24® products should therefore, be safe.
If an individual experiences flushing, this may be due to a weak stratum corneum, rather than a drug interaction. In this case, it is recommended that you gradually introduce the NIA24® products to your daily skin care regimen over the course of 10 days and this should relieve the problem.
[Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc., Niaspan® is a registered trademark of Kos Pharmaceuticals.]
Do the NIA24® products contain antioxidants?
Yes. In addition to the powerful antioxidant benefits of Pro-Niacin®, the Skin Strengthening Complex also contains Wheat Germ Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Green Tea and Rosemary extracts. The Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 and Physical Cleansing Scrub both contain Vitamin E.
Can Vitamin C serums be used with the NIA24® products?
Yes. You can layer a Vitamin C serum underneath the Skin Strengthening Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 because of the consistency of serums versus moisturizers and creams. However, when using NIA24® products in conjunction with other non-prescribed products, NIA24® products should be applied first because of their very efficient penetration properties and to ensure maximum efficacy.
Can you benefit from using only one of the NIA24® products? If so, which should you use?
The NIA24® products are multi-functional, providing specific benefits from each product. Thus, a combination is best. However, all products contain the Pro-Niacin® molecule and delivery of this molecule is the primary benefit of all of the NIA24® products. If an individual is only interested in purchasing one product, the Skin Strengthening Complex is recommended because it is a leave-on treatment that contains 5% of the Pro-Niacin® molecule and can be used twice daily.
If the NIA24® products increase the skin barrier, does this mean that my skin will appear thicker?
Increasing the skin barrier means that the very thin layer of skin cells on the top of the skin are increased, but the difference in skin barrier thickness will not be visible to the eye. An enhanced barrier means better skin structure, which will produce a positive visible difference in the texture and tone of the skin.
Do any of the NIA24® products contain mineral oil or petroleum?
No. None of the NIA24® products contains mineral oil or petroleum.
What are the pH levels of the NIA24® products?
Gentle Cleansing Cream: 6.0 – 7.0
Physical Cleansing Scrub: 6.0 – 6.6
Skin Strengthening Complex: 6.0 – 7.0
Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen: Not Applicable
Why are the NIA24® products color and dye free?
Many customers feel that color and dye additives are unnecessary ingredients and can irritate the skin. Thus, the NIA24® products do not contain added colors or dyes.
What does “non-comedogenic” mean?
Non-comedogenic means that the product does not block pores or induce skin breakout causing white heads and/or black heads. Each of the NIA24® products has been tested and was found to be non-comedogenic.
What is the difference between the "chemical" and "physical" applications?
NIA24® offers both a physical scrub and a physical sunscreen. In a physical scrub, exfoliation is achieved through some type of particle (walnut shells, apricot pits, etc.) They allow you to control the degree of exfoliation based on manual manipulation, therefore, tend to be less irritating and drying.
Can an individual take the NIA24® products if they have an allergy to nuts?
The Physical Cleansing Scrub contains Macadamia Seed Oil.
The Skin Strengthening Complex contains Walnut Seed Extract.
The Gentle Cleansing Cream and 100% Mineral Sunscreen do not contain any nuts.
Individuals with an allergy to nuts may experience an adverse reaction to either of these products; therefore, it is recommended to consult their physician prior to use.
What does “allergy tested” mean?
All NIA24® Skin Therapy products have been tested on humans in a controlled laboratory study under exaggerated circumstances to confirm their safety. In formulating the NIA24® products, no ingredients known to cause allergic reactions were used.
When can I expect to see results from using the NIA24® products?
Improvements in tone, texture and brightness can usually be seen within the first several weeks, though individual results may vary. Depending on the degree of sun damage, improvements in sun damage and hyperpigmentation can take up to six months.
Does the Niacin in the NIA24® products affect the Niacin that I am taking in a multi-vitamin or B complex vitamin?
The bioavailability and metabolic pathways are different for vitamins which are applied topically versus those administered orally. Because the NIA24® products are topically applied, the absorption of Pro-Niacin® into the cells is localized primarily to the skin. In addition, there should be no concern about Niacin toxicity because Niacin is water-soluble and doses found in multi-vitamins or in B-complex are typically low.
Is it safe to use the NIA24® products while undergoing Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment?
Yes. It is safe to use the NIA24® products both before and after IPL treatment. Pre-treatment usage is best 30 days prior to IPL but any amount of usage will provide benefit. Post-treatment protocol recommends abstaining from use of the Physical Cleansing Scrub for 2-3 weeks as the skin barrier can become quite compromised during IPL treatment. A clinical study examining this combination was completed in January 2006.
Are NIA24® products suitable for people with Rosacea?
Yes. While no clinical trials have been published using NIA24® products to treat Rosacea, individuals with Rosacea have reported reduced redness with use of the NIA24® products.
- Gentle Cleansing Cream
Can you use the Gentle Cleansing Cream to remove eye make-up?
Yes. The Gentle Cleansing Cream was developed to remove make-up, including eye make-up, and is gentle enough for use around the eyes. However, as with any product, avoid direct eye contact.
Do you use the Gentle Cleansing Cream before the Physical Cleansing Scrub?
Yes. It can be used before the Physical Cleansing Scrub if you are using it to remove eye make-up. However, you can also use the Gentle Cleansing Cream on the days you do not use the Physical Cleansing Scrub because the Physical Cleansing Scrub is also a cleanser as well as an exfoliant.
Can you use the Gentle Cleansing Cream immediately after a skin rejuvenation therapy?
Yes. The Gentle Cleansing Cream is gentle enough for use following a skin rejuvenation therapy and should be tolerated very well. However, if irritation or itchiness occurs, apply a cold compress to the face.
Can you use the Gentle Cleansing Cream without water?
No. To apply, wet hands and/or face thoroughly prior to using the Gentle Cleansing Cream. To remove, you may either wash it off or remove the cream with a tissue.
Can you use the Gentle Cleansing Cream more than twice a day?
Yes. The Gentle Cleansing Cream is safe for multiple use throughout the day. However, overuse of any cleanser can cause dryness, therefore, it is only recommended to use twice daily.
- Intensive Recovery Complex
What is the difference between the Intensive Recovery Complex and the Skin Strengthening Complex?
The Intensive Recovery Complex and Skin Strengthening Complex both offer moisturizing benefits in addition to the 5% Pro-Niacin® provided in both formulations. However, the Intensive Recovery Complex will provide more intense and long-lasting moisturization with the addition of significant firming benefits as well. In addition, the Intensive Recovery Complex contains added ingredients such as skin brighteners and light diffusers to restore radiance and tone, and sodium hyaluronate and other key ingredients to promote hydration.
The Intensive Recovery Complex is an excellent choice for individuals with normal to extremely dry skin or for those accommodating climate changes, needing increased moisturization post-treatment, or when needing more hydration.
Will the Intensive Recovery Complex provide the same benefits as the other NIA24® products?
Yes. NIA24® Intensive Recovery Complex provides the same Niacin-related benefits as the Skin Strengthening Complex and Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 because all 3 products each contain 5% Pro-Niacin®. However, in addition to Pro-Niacin®, each product contains other additional key ingredients which provide varying benefits.
Do I use the Intensive Recovery Complex in place of the Skin Strengthening Complex or layer them?
Generally most individuals use a lighter moisturizer in the morning to accommodate make-up application and a more intense moisturizer in the evening. The Intensive Recovery Complex was formulated to provide greater, longer-lasting moisturization as well as firming benefits for the skin. Because it contains the same 5% Pro-Niacin® that the Skin Strengthening Complex does, it is recommended to substitute the Intensive Recovery Complex in the evening. Dry or more dehydrated skin types may find more relief using the Intensive Recovery Complex in the morning and evening or times when additional moisturization is needed. Oily skin types may find the Skin Strengthening Complex better for both morning and evening.
Can I use the Intensive Recovery Complex if I have oily skin?
Yes. The Intensive Recovery Complex helps moisturize and nourish the skin, as even oily skin needs hydration. However, oily skin types may find the Skin Strengthening Complex better for both morning and evening application, using the Intensive Recovery Complex to spot treat dry areas. You may find with continued use of the products that the skin barrier building benefits of NIA24® may help to control oil production.
- Intensive Retinol Repair
Can Intensive Retinol Repair be used twice daily?
All testing was conducted with once a day usage at night. If used twice daily, it is critical that an SPF also be used.
Can you layer Skin Strengthening or Intensive Recovery Complex with the Intensive Retinol Repair?
Yes, layer SSC or IRC underneath Intensive Retinol Repair, allowing time for dry down before applying IRR.
How long will it take to see results if used nightly?
Clinical trials proved improvements at 4 weeks but even at 2 weeks you can start to see a change in your skin.
Will Intensive Retinol Repair cause drying or irritation?
As Pro-Niacin® fortifies the skin barrier, skin retains more moisture, reducing retinol’s irritating side effects.
- Neck Sculpting Complex
What is Neck Sculpting Complex?
NIA24® Neck Sculpting Complex is an ultra-rich, nourishing cream which quickly penetrates the skin to dramatically lift, firm, and tighten the neck and jawline. It restores skin to a more youthful appearance as it improves its texture.
How does the Neck Sculpting Complex work?
NIA24® Neck Sculpting Complex combines 5% clinical strength Pro-Niacin® with other beneficial ingredients to strengthen the barrier function of the skin and improve the skin’s ability to produce natural collagen and retain necessary moisture.
Do I use Neck Sculpting Complex instead of other NIA24® products?
No, you should use it in conjunction with your other NIA24® products. Apply onto cleansed neck area prior to applying a moisturizer or sunscreen.
Should I use Neck Sculpting Complex instead of my Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands?
For best results, continue to use Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands. While the nutrient-rich body cream delivers intense moisture while diminishing the appearance of age spots, Neck Sculpting Complex immediately tightens and firms the skin for a more youthful look and feel.
Can I use the Neck Sculpting Complex with other treatments?
Yes, as with all of the NIA24® products, you can easily incorporate Neck Sculpting Complex into your daily regimen. Pro-Niacin® works well on its own, and in combination with other specially selected, skin beneficial ingredients as it protects and promotes healthier skin.
- Physical Cleansing Scrub
What is the exfoliating ingredient in the Physical Cleansing Scrub and will it tear my skin?
The exfoliating action comes from the Pro-Niasomes™ which are Jojoba Beads encapsulated with Pro-Niacin®. As they exfoliate the skin, they break apart, releasing Pro-Niacin® for absorption into the skin. The spherical beads found in the NIA24® Physical Cleansing Scrub do not have jagged edges and therefore do not tear the skin.
What is the origin of Jojoba Beads?
Jojoba is a shrub native to the desert and is used fairly frequently in cosmetics as a moisturizer and carrier oil, as it is easily refined to be odorless, colorless, and oxidatively stable. The beads within the Physical Cleansing Scrub are Jojoba Beads encapsulated with Pro-Niacin® and thus, are known as Pro-Niasomes™.
Will the particles in the Physical Cleansing Scrub tear down the Skin Barrier that the NIA24® products are trying to build?
No, the Physical Cleansing Scrub is washing away dead skin cells, not the skin barrier and the spherical beads do not tear the skin. The mechanical action of this physical scrub is also increasing the cell turnover rate, revealing newer skin.
Can the Physical Cleansing Scrub be used in combination with chemical exfoliates (AHAs and BHAs)?
Yes. You may find that the efficacy of the NIA24® products enables you to reduce the amount of AHA’s or BHA’s that you are using while still achieving the same result and minimizing irritation and potential sensitivity to the sun.
Can you use the Physical Cleansing Scrub immediately after surgeries or skin rejuvenation therapies such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
No. Based on the severity of the procedure, allow the skin 2-3 weeks recovery time prior to re-introducing the Physical Cleansing Scrub. Use of the other NIA24® should be tolerated by the skin. However, should redness occur, apply a cold compress to the skin and reduce application of the NIA24® products for several days.
Why do you recommend using the Physical Cleansing Scrub only 2-3 times per week?
The objective of using a scrub or exfoliant is to keep the skin free of dead skin build-up, and prime the skin for more optimal use of other products. Using the Physical Cleansing Scrub 2-3 times per week is all that is necessary.
Will the Physical Cleansing Scrub remove my makeup?
No. The Gentle Cleansing Cream was formulated for make-up removal while the Physical Cleansing Scrub is better for assisting in the exfoliation process of the skin.
Can you use the Physical Cleansing Scrub by itself to cleanse the face and neck?
Yes. The Physical Cleansing Scrub contains surfactants that will help cleanse the face while assisting with exfoliation as well. However, to remove make-up and on days in which you are not using the Scrub, use the Gentle Cleansing Cream.
- Pro-Niacin - The Molecule
How much Pro-Niacin® is in each of the NIA24® Skin Therapy Products?
The Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 and Skin Strengthening Complex each contain 5% of the active ingredient Pro-Niacin®. The Gentle Cleansing Cream contains 1% Pro-Niacin®. The Physical Cleansing Scrub contains 1% Pro-Niacin in the form of Pro-Niasomes™, which are spherical Jojoba beads encapsulated with Pro-Niacin®. The Intensive Recovery Complex contains 5% Pro-Niacin. Sun Damage Repar for Décolletage and Hands contains 2.5% Pro-Niacin.
Does the Pro-Niacin® molecule penetrate the skin?
Yes. Pro-Niacin® penetrates the layers of the epidermis because of its unique lipophilic tail, which enables it to cross through the lipophilic stratum corneum and enter the other layers of the epidermis as it is converted into nicotinic acid and ultimately, the active form, NAD.
Does the Pro-Niacin® molecule induce vasodilation?
No. Pro-Niacin® is a patented derivative of Niacin that delivers Niacin to the skin at a slow, continuous rate so that vasodilation is avoided. However, for individuals with a compromised skin barrier, product usage should be gradually increased to avoid the possibility of minor redness or irritation.
How does Pro-Niacin®, which is applied topically, differ from other products containing Niacin, which are taken orally?
Topical versus oral delivery of Niacin allows the molecule to avoid digestion and absorption in the intestines and first-pass metabolism in the liver. Flushing and redness can also occur with oral products because of the release of large amounts of Niacin quickly into the bloodstream. Pro-Niacin® is applied topically and therefore, is delivered directly to the skin to its point of action through the slow infusion of nicotinic acid, promoting greater efficacy while preventing vasodilation.
What is the difference between nicotinic acid and nicotinamide?
While nicotinic acid and nicotinamide are both forms of Niacin, they do not share the same therapeutic properties due to their different chemical structures. Nicotinamide has not been proven as effective in combating sun damage because it cannot be effectively delivered to the skin cells for conversion to the active form, NAD, and it does not stimulate the release of leptin. Unlike nicotinamide, the Pro-Niacin® molecule consists of nicotinic acid and a lipophilic tail which enables it to be absorbed through the lipid-rich stratum corneum and to penetrate the other layers of the epidermis. Once delivered to the skin cells, the lipophillic tail is cleaved, leaving nicotinic acid which is then converted to NAD. NAD stimulates cell’s natural repair processes, enables better energy metabolism and promotes the release of leptin, generating healthier skin cells from the inside-out and strengthens the skin barrier.
What is leptin and how does it work in the skin?
Leptin is a natural repair hormone that produces a signal within skin cells through a signaling cascade that affects metabolism, wound healing, growth and development of skin cells. Its mechanisms of action are quite complex and only having been discovered in 1994, are not fully known. Leptin has been shown to enhance wound healing through its role as a mediator of keratinocyte (skin cell) proliferation and re-epithelialization.
How does Pro-Niacin® assist in improving sun damaged skin?
Pro-Niacin® is a patented molecule that delivers Niacin to the skin, thereby increasing the content of NAD, the active form of Niacin, within the skin cells. NAD affects several biochemical mechanisms within the cells to stimulate cell’s natural repair processes, improve energy metabolism and promote the release of leptin, a natural repair hormone. These improvements within the skin cells result in the generation of healthier skin cells as cellular regeneration and maturation occur, promoting healing and strengthening of the skin barrier from the inside-out. Sun damaged skin is improved through this process of promoting healthier skin cells that in essence, heal themselves through increased NAD content and a stronger skin barrier.
How does Pro-Niacin® assist in improving hyperpigmentation?
Melanosomes are cells which contain pigment. Within the skin, there are approximately 30 surrounding keratinocytes for each melanosome, whose job is to distribute pigment to each of the surrounding cells. Hyperpigmentation occurs when these melanosomes are damaged and pigment is distributed unevenly or excessively to certain cells.
As stated above, Pro-Niacin® delivers Niacin to the skin through a patented delivery system, thereby increasing NAD content within skin cells. The effect of NAD on hyperpigmentation occurs through the stimulation of a receptor either on the melanosome itself or on the surrounding keratinocytes such that uneven or excessive distribution of pigmentation does not occur.
How does NAD assist in improving actinic keratosis (AKs)?
AKs are pre-cancerous skin conditions caused by chronic exposure to sunlight. AKs often lead to skin cancer and are typically treated with liquid nitrogen, chemotherapeutic creams and Blue Light lasers. AKs, as well as skin cancer, are strongly associated with DNA damage and reduced immune function. NAD, the active form of Niacin, has been clinically proven to improve the ability of cells to respond to DNA damage, to improve immune function and to generate cellular energy. As a result, NAD helps to maintain the genomic integrity of the cell. Pro-Niacin® has been clinically proven to increase NAD content within the skin cells.
- Product Ingredients
Eye Repair Complex — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Oil, Myristyl Nicotinate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Paraffin, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Panthenol, Trehalose, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soy Isoflavones, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-19, Ilomastat, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chrysin, Polyacrylamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Stearyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ursolic Acid, Sodium PCA, Urea, Polysilicone-11, Laureth-7, Dehydroacetic Acid, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Cetyl Phosphate, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Dextran, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Parfum (Fragrance), Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol
Gentle Cleansing Cream — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau),Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol Dipelargonate, Butylene Glycol, Polybutene, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Diisostearyl Malate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polysorbate 40, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Myristyl Nicotinate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Laurate, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
Intensive Recovery Complex — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Nicotinate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Squalane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Myristyl Myristate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Saccharide Isomerate, Jojoba Esters, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ammonium Acrylodimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylodimethyltaurate Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Isohexadecanol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Parfum (Fragrance), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide-3, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ceramide-2, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Boric Acid, Sorbic Acid
Intensive Retinol Repair — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Myristyl Nicotinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Myristyl Myristate, Steareth-2, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Sodium Ascorbate, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Hexapeptide-3, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Resveratrol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, Chlorphenesin
Neck Sculpting Complex — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Nicotinate, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Polyacrylamide, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Algae Extract, Ceramide 2, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tetrapeptide-21, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Bisabolol, Sorbitan Laurate, Pullulan, Laureth-7, Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene
Physical Cleansing Scrub — Ingredients
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Polyethylene, Clyceryl Stearate, PEG-2 Cocamide, Jojoba Esters, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Acid, Triethanolamine, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-39, Myristyl Nicotinate, helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernal Extract, Glycerin, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Pentadecalactone, Methyldihyrdojasmonate, Dodecahydro 3a, 6, 6, 9a-tetramethylnaphtho(2,1-b)furan, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Maltol, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Rapid Depigmentation Serum — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Isostearyl Alcohol, Nylon-12, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Betaine, Squalane, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Hexylresorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Maltol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bisulfite, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylene Brassylate, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene
Rapid Exfoliating Serum — Ingredients
Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Nicotinate, Alcohol Denat., Glycereth-26, Isopentyldiol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Epilobium Angustifloium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Rosa Muliflora Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phospholipids, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylatte, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Oxacyclohexadecenone, Methydihydrojasmonate, 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclotridecane, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Maltol, Dimethicone, Linoleic Acid, Butylene, Glycol, Ceteth-20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA.
Skin Strengthening Complex — Ingredients
Aqua (Water, Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Myristyl Nicotinate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,
Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Polysorbate 60, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Ranunculus Ficcaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarius Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Retinyl Palmitate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Ceramide 3, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Tribehnin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance),
Cylcohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum, PEG-8, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylates, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soy Isoflavones, Ursolic Acid, Ilomastat, Propylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, BHT
Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 — Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 7.064%, Zinc Oxide 14.00%.
Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Nicotinate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethiconol, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Polysilicone-11, Disodium EDTA.
Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 — Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Homosalate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Avobenzone 3.00%, Octocrylene 2.60%.
Iinactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Dipropylene Glycol, Myristyl Nicotinate, Polyester-8, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 3, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Vaccinum Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyidimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Polyacrylate-15, Polyacrylate -17, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Hydroxide.
Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands — Ingredients
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Nicotinate (Pro-NiacinTM), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Di-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Isocetyl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalene, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Ceteareth-20, Carbomer, Allantoin, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Isostearyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Triethanolamine, Phenyl Methicone, Oxacyclohexadecen-2-one, Disodium EDTA, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Maltol, PPG-5-Laureth-5, Methyldihydrojasmonate, 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclotridecane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol
Treatment Catalyst — Ingredients
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Myristyl Nicotinate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Strobile, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Propylmethylmethoxybenzofuran
- Rapid Depigmentation Serum
What is Rapid Depigmentation Serum?
A concentrate serum with clinical strength Pro-Niacin that diminishes the appearance of spots and discolorations.
Can I use the Rapid Depigmentation Serum with the Rapid Exfoliating Serum?
Yes. Rapid Exfoliating Serum encourages skin’s natural exfoliation to increase cell turnover to improve overall dull texture and tone while Rapid Depigmentation Serum actively targets the appearance of skin discoloration and darkened spots.
Can I use Depigmentation Spot Repair on freckles?
Yes. There are two types of freckles – simple freckles and sun freckles. Simple freckles are round, do not fade in winter and have a greater genetic component, therefore, little improvement is seen. Sun freckles, which are more irregular in shape and do fade in winter are a type of hyperpigmentation and can improve.
- Rapid Exfoliation Serum
What is Rapid Exfoliating Serum [RES]?
NIA24® Rapid Exfoliating Serum is a gentle yet powerful, leave-on resurfacing treatment. Because your skin's natural exfoliating processes slow with age, these plant-based actives help to reinvigorate and boost exfoliation.
How does the Rapid Exfoliating Serum work?
NIA24® Rapid Exfoliating Serum combines 5% clinical strength Pro-Niacin® that works to rebuild the skin with powerful plant-based exfoliants that smooth skin's outer layers.
Do I use Rapid Exfoliating Serum instead of other NIA24® products?
No, you should use it in conjunction with your other NIA24® products. Apply onto cleansed skin prior to applying a moisturizer or sunscreen.
Should I use Rapid Exfoliating Serum instead of my Physical Cleansing Scrub?
For best results, continue to use Physical Cleansing Scrub 2-3 times per week. While the plant-based exfoliants in RES are breaking down the intracellular glue to encourage exfoliation, the Physical Cleansing Scrub is going to polish off the cells that RES loosens, leaving your skin super smooth and truly luminous.
Who can use Rapid Exfoliating Serum?
Anyone who has been using any of the NIA24® products can incorporate RES into their daily regimen. First time users of RES (or any NIA24® product) should follow the Introductory Regimen before moving to the Daily Regimen.
Can I use the Rapid Exfoliating Serum with other treatments?
Yes, as with all of the NIA24® products, you can easily incorporate RES into any daily regimen. Pro-Niacin® works well on it's own and also boosts the results of other treatments because it protects and promotes healthier skin.
- Skin Strengthening Complex
Is the Skin Strengthening Complex a moisturizer?
Yes. It is a fortified cream that enhances the skin barrier function, accelerates repair, and delivers continual moisturization.
Can I use the Skin Strengthening Complex more than twice daily?
Yes. However, using the Skin Strengthening Complex twice daily provides continuous delivery of Pro-Niacin® such that additional applications are not necessary. If additional moisturization is needed, use a humectant or additional moisturizer, applying the NIA24® Skin Therapy products first if applied together.
What is the source of squalane in the Skin Strengthening Complex?
Squalene can either be derived from shark liver or from olive oil. The squalene found in the Skin Strengthening Complex is derived from olive oil.
What is the form of Vitamin A in the Skin Strengthening Complex and will it cause irritation?
The Skin Strengthening Complex contains 0.5% retinyl palmitate, the ester version of Vitamin A. It helps to normalize the cell processes of cell turnover, elastin and collagen production. It is different from the acid version of Vitamin A, found in the prescription product Retin-A® and is therefore, less irritating while nonetheless, effective.
- Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen
Is the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen a moisturizer?
No. While the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen has moisturizing properties, its primary purpose is to protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays and deliver Pro-Niacin® to the skin.
What are the benefits of the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen over other available sunscreens?
NIA24®’s 100% Mineral Sunscreen contains natural sunscreens (transparent, micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) which offer broader spectrum UVA/UVB protection and are known to be less irritating than chemical sunscreens. In addition, it offers a high Sun Protection Factor of 30 in a lightweight formula that is comfortable to wear, does not cause whitening on the skin and can be used daily under makeup.
What are the active ingredients in the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen that provide the SPF?
Titanium Dioxide 7.064%
Zinc Oxide 14.00%
How often should I reapply the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen to ensure that I have good protection throughout the day?
For everyday use, apply the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen once a day in the morning on cleansed skin or over a moisturizer prior to make-up application. Apply again prior to sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring.
What is meant by “Broad Spectrum Protection”?
Broad Spectrum Protection indicates that the NIA24® 100% Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays which are harmful to the skin.
Are the sunscreens in the NIA24® products PABA-free?
Yes. PABA is known to be very irritating to certain skin types, thus, the NIA24® products do not contain PABA.
How do I know which Sunscreen is right for me?
Which sunscreen depends entirely upon personal preference. The differences are listed below:
SDP Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen SDP 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Absorbs UV rays Reflects and refracts UV rays Non-whitening, more sheer Less irritating Lighter in texture Lasts longer due to greater stability Offers broad-spectrum protection Offers broad-spectrum protection
Why does NIA24® have both Physical [Mineral] and Chemical Sunscreens?
While physical [mineral] sunscreens have unique benefits such as being less irritating, lasting longer and without chemicals, chemical sunscreens offer superior protection against UVA rays and are non-whitening and more sheer. It is entirely dependent upon personal preference as to which sunscreen individuals may prefer. NIA24® offers both, to appeal to the needs of all users.
- Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 Sunscreen
Why does NIA24® have both Physical and Chemical Sunscreens?
While physical sunscreens have unique benefits such as being less irritating, lasting longer and without chemicals, chemical sunscreens offer superior protection against UVA rays and are non-whitening and more sheer. It is entirely dependent upon personal preference as to which sunscreen individuals may prefer. NIA24® offers both, to appeal to the needs of all users.
How do I know which Sunscreen is right for me?
Which sunscreen depends entirely upon personal preference. The differences are listed below:
SDP Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen SDP 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Absorbs UV rays Reflects and refracts UV rays Non-whitening, more sheer Less irritating Lighter in texture Lasts longer due to greater stability Offers broad-spectrum protection Offers broad-spectrum protection
Is the NIA24® SDP UVA (Aging)/UVB (Burning) Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum a moisturizer?
No. While it does have some moisturizing properties, its primary purpose is to protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays and deliver Pro-Niacin® to the skin.
- Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands
What is the difference between the Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands and the Skin Strengthening Complex?
Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands was specifically formulated for use on areas of the body where you typically found sun damage. Examples include the chest, backs of the hands, shoulders and arms. As a body product, it contains different ingredients than the repair creams for the face. In addition, it contains 2.5% Pro-Niacin®, a lower dosage of the active ingredient to accommodate more compromised areas with a thinner barrier. When you have a compromised skin barrier, penetration of Pro-Niacin® is enhanced, which can result vasodilation and flushing effects.
Will the 2.5% Pro-Niacin® in the Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands produce similar results to the 5% Pro-Niacin® in the Skin Strengthening Complex and Intensive Recovery Complex?
Yes. The benefits of the Pro-Niacin® molecule remain the same. However, at a lower percentage, the visible effects of the molecule on sun damage and hyperpigmentation will occur at a slightly slower rate. If faster results are desired, once your skin has become acclimated to the 2.5%, you may substitute the Skin Strengthening Complex, Intensive Recovery Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 to these areas.
How long will it take for my sun spots and freckles to fade on my arms and chest?
Improvements in texture, tone and firmness of the skin may appear in as little as 7-14 days. Depending upon the severity, visible improvements in sun damage and hyperpigmentation can take anywhere up to 6 months to appear. Because the Pro-Niacin® molecule is working from the inside-out, it takes 2-3 cell turnover cycles (each lasting approximately 28 days) to create the visible improvements in the skin that everyone is looking for.
Why is the chest more prone to flushing and redness than the face?
The skin on the décolletage is thinner and more sensitive to the penetration of Niacin and thus, flushing and redness occur more often on this area. As a result, the Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands product was formulated with 2.5% Pro-Niacin® rather than the full 5% to decrease the risk of flushing while still providing the benefits of the molecule.
- Treatment Catalyst
What is Treatment Catalyst?
NIA24® Treatment Catalyst is a translucent oil which quickly penetrates the upper layers of the skin to significantly improve moisture levels and boost radiance. The performance of other skin care products is greatly enhanced when used in combination with Treatment Catalyst.
How does the Treatment Catalyst work?
NIA24® Treatment Catalyst combines 5% clinical strength Pro-Niacin® to strengthen the barrier function of the stratum corneum and improve the skin’s ability to produce natural collagen. A blend of lingonberry, sunflower, sesame and soybean oils soften and condition skin while Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E defend skin from environmental aggressors.
Do I use Treatment Catalyst instead of other NIA24® products?
No, you should use Treatment Catalyst in conjunction with your other NIA24® products. Two to three drops of the proprietary Treatment Catalyst formula also enhances other skin care products.
Who can use treatment Catalyst?
Anyone who uses any of the NIA24® products can incorporate Treatment Catalyst into their daily regimen.
Can I use the Treatment Catalyst with other treatments?
Yes, as with all of the NIA24® products, you can easily incorporate Treatment Catalyst into any daily regimen. Pro-Niacin® works well on its own, and in combination with other specially selected, skin beneficial ingredients as it boosts the results of other treatments and protects and promotes healthier skin.