What is niacinamide good for :

Is the B of all B vitamins also known as B3. This gal is pretty much your second immune system but for the skin. She  works on the outside of our body protecting our skin in many ways than one. B3 is a powerful antioxidant and one that should always be maintained in your skincare regime. It is also the very first active ingredient that should be in your skincare range and is suitable for all skin types and tones as it is your second immune system.

What are the benefits of niacinamide?:

Well where do I start, not only is B3 such an important part for our gut and the internal aspects. B3 first is known in our body as niacin. This amazing vitamin protects us from developing any diseases, helps with inflammation in the gut and most of all plays an important part in our cell metabolism as it produces energy that helps break down carbs, fats and proteins.

Now for the skin it is just as good. When applying B3 topically to our skin it is commonly known to help reduce pre-skin cancers on the skin. The reason for this is that B3 immune system response can be affected by a very small amount of UV radiation as little as 6 minutes of sun exposure on a sunny day in summer. B3 protects against this immune system suppression.

Not only does it help with skin Keratosis and reduce pigment damage to the skin. This wonder vitamin helps regulate sebum production on the skin ( oily skin) , improves our barrier function and fights bacteria as well as prevents any water loss in our first layer of skin known as the epidermis. To top it off , how fabulous our girl B3 is as she does us a favour in stimulating collagen and elastin to keep us looking younger , glowing and youthful.

How do I use niacinamide:

Our girl should always take first place in our skin care program.  Let’s be real, we need her empowering our day and keeping things under control. B3 should be the first thing you apply when you wake up in the morning after your cleanser. Every active skincare ingredient loves B3 as they are all welcome to her party and are equally loved in her protection bubble and help her throughout the day in keeping the immune system in our skin safe.

What are the Best ingredients to use with niacinamide:

B3 is loved by all and is suitable with any active ingredient. However her three main hustlers and bad ass besties in her girl group are Vitamin C , Kojic Acid & Zinc. These girls hype her up to be the best she can be in brightening the skin and picking up any loose ends to maintain that youthful balance.

Top 5 skincare products with niacinamide :

The ordinary 10%  Niacinamide and 1% zinc Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10% concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. $9.90


Paula’s Choice

10% Niacinamide Booster (0.67 oz.)

A concentrated niacinamide treatment that addresses enlarged pores, signs of aging and dullness. $44

Alpha H Vitamin B

Fortified with niacinamide and copper tripeptides, Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum 25ml is the potent anti-ageing serum that you need to get your bounce back. Don’t let your lifestyle show on your face – Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum takes on environmental factors linked to premature ageing, and assists in hydrating and plumping skin. $59.46

ASAP Super B Complex

Fight the signs of aging whilst flooding skin with hydration with the Asap Super B Complex. An anti-inflammatory formula boosted with potent antioxidants, Super B Complex infuses skin with moisture to quench your thirsty skin and prevent dehydration. Created to deliver radiant results, Super B Complex is the key to unlocking a glowing complexion. $81.90

Aspect Extreme B

An absolute skincare must-have for AM and PM, turbocharge your skin results with Aspect Extreme B 17. No matter what your skin type or skin concern, your skin will be infused with a cocktail of five super skin boosting sea plants, working in synergy with a patented blend of Vitamin B complex polypeptides to leave skin youthful. $135

Rationale serum 1

#1 The Serum intuitively nurtures the resilience innate in human skin, enhancing calmness and clarity day by day. This transformative, lightweight offering is the genesis of daytime radiance and lifelong luminosity. $174

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