What are the skincare benefits of Niacin (Vitamin B3)?

Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Serum

Expertly formulated with Salicylic Acid to control excess oils, the entire Anti-Blemish range has been developed with oily and blemish-prone skin in-mind.

In addition to Salicylic Acid, this skincare collection also features Niacin (Vitamin B3) as a key ingredient.

To find out more about this hugely beneficial vitamin, read on…

An introduction to Vitamin B3

If you’re wondering what Vitamin B3 is, and where it can be found, it’s most commonly found in nuts, cereals, multivitamins and fish, and has been recognised for improving brain function and metabolism, controlling cholesterol, and even reducing the likeliness of becoming a diabetic when regularly consumed.

Internal benefits aside, scientists have widely acknowledged the properties this vitamin can provide when topically applied as part of your skincare regime, as it is renowned for improving hydration, suppleness, elasticity and pigmentation, to name a few benefits.

How Vitamin B3 benefits oily skin

While it’s hugely beneficial to introduce this member of the vitamin B family to your regime regardless of your skin type, it is a particularly beneficial choice for oily and blemish prone skin. This is because Niacin helps to reduce the amount of oils released by the sebaceous glands, which tend to be the largest contributing factor to an increase in blemishes and blocked pores.

It is also suggested that when this vitamin is topically applied, it can help to strengthen existing cells, which has a tightening effect on the skin. In doing so, and stabilising the skin’s outer layer, it is harder for the usual external factors which contribute towards blemishes to penetrate through, and deep root beneath, the skins surface.

How Vitamin B3 benefits ageing skin

As we get older, our skin starts to witness the first signs of ageing (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles and a general lack of firmness). This is most commonly the result of a reduction in the amount of collagen produced by the skin, as skin gradually loses its ability to produce this natural youth enhancer as time goes on.

Thankfully, Niacin has been proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen when topically applied, helping to firm the complexion and prolong fine lines and wrinkles through regular use.

Which products should I try?

Every product within our Salicylic Acid range features Niacin, so whether you’re searching for a cleanser, scrub, serum, or mask, we’ve got you covered.


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