As Dr.Baumann is constantly doing research in order to find more effective Bionome ingredients there has been a slight change in the ingredients that are utilized in the Dr Baumann Bleaching Cream.
The Vitamin E and C in the Bleaching Cream have been replaced with Alpha-Arbutin, which is a berry extract with a rapid skin-lightening effect, and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) which has regenerating and skin-lightening effects. Both Alpha-Arbutin and Niacinamide have a far more rapid skin lightening effect that Vitamin E and C and are completely Bionome, skin compatible ingredients which will allow the client to see faster results when using the bleaching cream.
This is where the Alpha-arbutin comes from. It is Bionome and skin compatible and has been turning up more and more often in skincare. This edible red berry (which is a favorite food of bears – hence the name) has long been used in herbal medicine. It contains something called arbutin, which is a natural skin brightener.
A one-month study on 80 Chinese women, using a 1% alpha arbutin concentration, resulted in a "skin lightening effect". It was faster and more effective than kojic acid (another commonly used skin lightener) and it left hydroquinone in the shade. This is particularly good news because hydroquinone, once the most popular lightener/brightener around, is carcinogenic. It is banned from over the counter sale in the US, Europe and Japan.
Bearberry is especially interesting because it has sun protection properties and may reduce the degree of skin tanning after sun exposure.
Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, has wonderful properties for the skin. It increases skin’s elasticity, it’s antiinflammatory and it has anti acne properties; making this new formula a great option for every skin type.
Clinical Tests With Niacinamide
While research is ongoing to uncover additional properties of vitamin B3, a number of clinical tests have already been conducted. A study organized by Proctor and Gamble found that not only is niacinamide well-tolerated by all skin types, but also reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, yellowing, and blotchy spots on the face.
How Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) Helps Your Skin?
There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older. When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline.
Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.