If you haven’t heard of this skincare secret weapon, you need to.
Why? Because when it comes to your skin, there isn’t much that niacinamide (vitamin B3) can’t do.
Here's the science bit...
Topical Niacinamide & Skin Barrier Function
To truly understand the power of niacinamide and its skin texture benefits, we need to start with the skin’s lipid barrier– the top layer of the skin and our first line of defence.
When the skin’s lipid barrier is doing its job properly, it keeps out environmental pollutants and stressors that inflame, clog and irritate the skin, and stops good things like moisture escaping.
Keeping our skin’s lipid barrier in good condition, however, is a challenge. By the time we’ve reached our 20s, particularly for urban dwellers and sun worshippers, it’s pretty common to need additional help with skin aging issues such as tone, texture and skin elasticity.
What Does Niacinamide Do For Your Skin?
Niacinamide works wonders on strengthening the skin’s lipid barrier by increasing the production of ceramides.
Ceramides band together to form a protective layer that lock in the moisture our skin needs to look plump and glowing. They also help prevent fewer environmental pollutants, UV and toxins from irritating your skin. These environmental stressors leave skin blemished, dull, uneven and ageing before your time.
Due to its lipid barrier strengthening powers, Niacinamide serum applications can treat an arsenal of skin complaints and inflammatory skin conditions, such as sensitive skin, enlarged pores, orange peel skin, and uneven skin tone.
Here’s the lowdown…
- Niacinamide is the master instructor of cell communication. It tells skin cells to make better, healthier, more youthful versions of themselves. Because niacinamide helps strengthen the skin’s lipid barrier, it also protects healthy cells against moisture loss and pollutants that cause inflammation, dullness and lines. This is what makes this wonder vitamin so effective in enhancing skin tone and helping to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
- It’s a powerhouse in controlling sebum. Niacinamide for acne: helps keep oil production from going into overdrive, particularly where blemishes and acne are concerned. Because niacinamide is also a genius at minimising pores, it helps prevent your skin from clogging up. As such, it can be particularly beneficial for acne-prone skin or those who suffer from skin irritation.
- Niacinamide is brilliant at minimising pores. Pores always look larger when they are clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin. Niacinamide’s oil-reducing qualities can visibly tighten pores, because, with less oil, your pores appear smaller, and smaller pores give the appearance of a smoother, more even skin texture.
- Niacinamide is uniquely a friend to all. Compatible with any product in your skincare routine, including the ones that can be tricky partners like retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C; it’s hard to find any red flags or skin types that it doesn’t work with, or a benefit it can’t provide in helping to replenish skin and uplevel your skin care routine.
Skin Health & Niacinamide
Our Hydro-Bound Daily Serum blends Niacinamide with a Bio-Lifting Complex to empower the skin to rebuild and improve its own structure for a firmer and smoother complexion - along with so many other benefits!
For a facial workout that makes your skin feel like it’s had 10 glasses of water in 4 minutes, we recommend trying FaceGym’s Cryo Contour Workout. This intensely hydrating and glow-boosting workout combines FaceGym's Signature Sculpt Workout with a high pressure shot of frozen Co2 and hyaluronic acid from our Cool Lifting device.
Completely painless with zero downtime, this powerful concentration of Co2 and atomised ingredients plumps up the skin from the inside out and is perfect for sculpting, lifting and defining contours with a blast of instant hydration.
Reduce Fine Lines, Inflammation & Enlarged Pores
Niacinamide takes your skincare routine to the next level – brighter, smoother, plumped-up, healthier-looking skin, with visibly reduced fine lines. It naturally reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and works to soothe sensitive skin and calm inflammation.
Combine with our Cryo Contour Workout, and you’ve got a skincare routine that packs a mighty punch.