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.
To truly understand the power of niacinamide skin benefits, we need to start with 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.
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 serums are proven to treat an arsenal of skin complaints. 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.
- 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
- 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 mean that with less oil, your pores appear smaller. Smaller pores give the appearance of a smoother, more even skin tone
- 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.
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.Niacinamide takes your skincare routine to the next level – brighter, smoother, plumped-up, healthier-looking skin. Combine with our Cryo Contour Workout, and you’ve got a skincare routine that packs a mighty punch.