The newest addition to the B.Kamins skincare line is the Nia-Stem line with 5% Niacin and plant stem cells to stimulate cell metabolism. The line consists of a Serum Kx, Moisturizer Kx and an Eye Cream Kx, which I have been using for several weeks now. But, first a little bit about who/what B.Kamins skincare. It’s a pharmaceutical grade skincare line available in spas (resort and day spas) that was created by Ben Kaminsky with over 40 years as a dermatological chemist who helped developed many prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. They are pioneers in the care of skin for mature, over 40 skincare, sensitive and hormone deprived skin. In fact, the first skin care ingredient that was created for the line is called Menopause Skin Cream when it was discovered that the sap from maple trees is an excellent skin care ingredient, Bio-Maple Compound™, which is in all their products.
I also had the opportunity to speak with the experts at B.Kamins so they could explain in further depth more about the skincare line. First a little about the Bio-Maple Compound. It comes from the Canadian Maple resin and they were intrigued on how it rejuvenated itself, discovering it has incredible benefits for all skin. It’s highly moisturizing and over time it builds the skin’s hydration. Hydration is a good starting point for all other skincare ingredients. It helps the peptides, anti-oxidants and collagen work better. If your skin isn’t hydrated, those ingredients don’t work as efficiently.
The Nia-Stem line has 5% Niacin, which is water soluble and absorbs easily into the skin. Niacin is stimulating micro-circulation, a natural part of cell metabolism to visually see healthier skin. The stem cells in the skincare are plant stem cells (no, no human stem cells are used) from the Heart-leaf Globe Daisy, which contains potent anti-oxidants. This is an Alpine Mt. plant that is grown in rough climates and survives the extremes of cold and dry without much moisture. How this works is it acts sort of like a vaccine to the skin, giving it a “shock” factor which in turn causes skin stimulation. Keeping the skin stimulated keeps it more youthful looking.
The three products I was sent and have been using are shown above, the Serum, Moisturizer and Eye Cream. The focus on the line is to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of age/dark spots and revitalize the appearance of sun damaged skin. I discovered it also helped calm down the redness in my skin, which I am thrilled about.
The Serum Kx is a gel-like texture that glides smoothly on the skin and I use that both day and night. In addition to the ingredients mentioned above, it has peptides and algae, which helps to soothe dry, rough patches and it has more pigment-lightening ingredients, which results start to appear as early as 2 weeks according to the company. The Eye Cream Kx contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins A &E. and helps with puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles. I felt it reduced my dark circle appearance and my skin feels firmer around the eye area. The Moisturizer Kx I use in the mornings and absolutely love how it feels on my skin. It offers my somewhat oily skin (not as oily now in winter as it is in the summer) the perfect weight in a moisturizer – not too heavy and not leaving my skin begging for more. It contains Vitamins A & E, collagen and elastin. Moisturizer Kx works great in conjunction with the BB Cream as well.
Overall I am very pleased with the science behind the skincare line and the results I am seeing.