Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:
1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. ♡♡
2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.
3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.
FYI, recycling plants uses numbers ranging from 1 to 7 to help sort all the materials. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and PP stands for Polypropylene — these are both plastics. PAP represents paper / mixed paper / cardboard. See Earth Easy to learn more about your plastics.
That's it babes! Remember to love our earth; love our planet! #dontbetrashy
NEOGEN - Dermalogy Real Niacinamide 15% Serum - 30ml
Neogen's Dermalogy Real Niacinamide 15% Serum is a potent vegan formula containing - you guessed it - a 15% concentration of niacinamide. While niacinamide offers an array of benefits (soothing, redness-reduction and collagen stimulation to name few), this is primarily a brightening serum, for users looking for an alternative to vitamin C. There's also arbutin and ferulic acid to inhibit excess melanin production, as well as anti-acne Zinc PCA. And boy does it work! Just check out the reviews.
Product of Korea.
Use it to combat acne, extremely oily skin and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Be careful using it if your skin is sensitive or dry: while there are no fragrances or irritants, 15% is a very high concentration of niacinamide and won't suit everyone - particularly if your skin is reactive.
After cleansing and toning, take small amount of the serum apply onto your skin, patting to absorb.
Precautions: Stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist when redness, swelling, or other skin irritations occur, and consult a physician. Avoid applying the product on open wounds or skin inflammation. Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of infants and children.
Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best niacinamide product?
What is the best bakuchiol product really depends on your skin's needs and condition: luckily, Kanvas Beauty stocks several different niacinamide products to tickle your fancy! The key things you'll want to consider is the % strength of niacinamide (more isn't always better) and the texture. We love Neogen's Real Niacinamide Serum because it's powerful on acne as well as hyperpigmentation. It also has a range of soothing ingredients and skips the fragrances to appeal to skin on the more sensitive side.
Is niacinamide good for wrinkles?
Niacinamide (or vitamin B3) has been shown to work in ways similar to retinol when it comes to fine lines, but admittedly not as potent. On the flipside, there's reduced risk of irritation plus added brightening benefits. This makes it a solid alternative for skin that's struggled to use vitamin A, or for those that want a pregnancy-safe alternative to retinol.
What percentage of niacinamide is effective?
Don't stress if your skin doesn't like a strong niacinamide serum: a concentration of at least 2% is enough to enjoy the full array of benefits in including brightening, improving the appearance of wrinkles and reducing redness.
Can I use niacinamide with bakuchiol?
You can use niacinamide with bakuchiol safely. Start with a small concentration of niacinamide if you're just introducing the pairing to your skin, and increase the concentration if your skin seems to be taking to it well.
Can I use Vitamin C with niacinamide?
Whether you should use vitamin C with niacinamide depends on your skin. They technically work very well together, but should be avoided if you have sensitive skin. In that case, we'd stick to using one active ingredient at a time.
What should I not mix with niacinamide?
We would avoid mixing niacinamide with strong actives such as acids and benzoyl peroxide. It may be too much for your skin barrier to handle. You can use niacinamide once daily and other your actives in the evening or vice versa.
Is niacinamide good for dark circles?
Dark circles are generally caused by one of two things: a lack of hydration (which can be exacerbated when you're stressed and not sleeping properly), or a loss of volume in the flesh underneath our eyes that naturally occurs with ageing. Niacinamide, like all skincare ingredients, isn't a silver bullet to restoring volume but can be an assistant along with an LED therapy routine and good, moisturizing ingredients.
Is niacinamide any good?
Niacinamide has been clinically proven to be a good, safe anti-ageing ingredient that also regulates sebum, helps reduce sensitivity and protects your skin barrier. Give it a go! In our experience, it's great on sensitive skin and may even be a safe alternative to retinol during pregnancy and breastfeeding (but always consult your doctor first).