Why the Skincare Industry is in Love with Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3, also known as Niacinamide, is the Skincare Industry's new favourite. And trust us, if you are not using this ingredient on your skin yet, you're missing out!


Getting to know Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)


Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a form of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and it’s used to prevent and treat niacin deficiency.

Vitamin B3 is a water-soluble vitamin that is very effective to penetrate the skin. This Vitamin is a standout for many reasons: First of all, because of its versatility. Vitamin B3 is clinically proven to treat almost any skin concern and suit any skin type, even the sensitive ones, like Rosacea skins.

What does Vitamin B3 do for our skin?

  • Treats all skin conditions, including reactive and sensitive skin
  • Treats sun damaged skin and pigmentation skin
  • Treats acne and oily skins
  • Treats inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea
  • It is anti-ageing
  • Reduces inflammation, which may help ease the appearance of redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions
  • Minimises the appearance of large pore size, keeping skin smooth.
  • Improves the skin's lipid barrier function while reducing irritation.
  • Reduces the overall inflammatory response, resulting in fewer breakouts with a faster healing response, while preventing future markings from breakouts or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that is common after a breakout occurs

  • Regulates sebum production or over-production of sebum for oily, acne skins
  • Protects all skin cells against environmental stressors. Plays a role in helping skin-repairing signs of past damage. This is why I call vitamin B3 our security guards!!
  • Remarkably compatible with any of the products in your skin care routine (such as Retinol, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, AHAs, BHAs, Vitamin C, and all types of antioxidants)
  • Enhances lipid barrier function to reduce trans-epidermal water loss, which increases hydration and resistance to environmental skin damage
  • Refuels our skin energy stores, increases our skin’s antioxidant activity and protects against oxidative damage caused by free radicals leading to DNA damage and cell death
  • Brightening effect for uneven skin tones or pigmentation skins by inhibiting over-production or leaking of melanin from our melanocytes

Now you can see why Vitamin B3 is the most talked about Vitamin in the skincare industry!

Here are my top recommendations of Vitamin B Serums:

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Containing three potent actives: 10% niacinamide which calms and soothes redness, blotchy skin and blemishes, Crystalide peptide which adds light reflection for a translucent skin effect, and zinc PCA that minimises sebum production and balances skin bacteria to tackle blemishes. Achieve visibly perfected, luminous skin when you need it most.

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Serum deeply moisturises dry, dehydrated skin with a specialised blend of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and kiwi fruit water. Upon application, the hyaluronic acid works within the skin to rehydrate deeper layers and help visibly plump the skin, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


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Designed for the perfectionists amongst us that want extremely beautiful results fast! Extreme B 17 is a cosmeceutical antioxidant serum that promises to turbocharge your current Aspect skin care regiment for maximum visible impact. It is the secret to the ultimate in complexion perfection in record time no matter your skin concerns.

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A fast-acting serum containing a high concentration of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to boost collagen production and reduce pigmentation. Featuring crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid with 5x the moisturising power and 50x the moisture retaining properties of traditional hyaluronic acid to substantially boost skin hydration.

Need help or advice to incorporate Vitamin B3 into your skincare routine? Book a Complimentary Skin Consultation and speak to one of our Skin Professionals about it.

About The Author

My name is Sari Pols,

I have been in the skin care industry for over 15 years. My passion lies in ‘Health’. Health for the skin and body. My philosophy is if we have a good well being on the inside, then it shows our vitality on the outside.

I have furthered my knowledge in Skin Anatomy, Skin Concerns and Fitness. I am a true believer in how to make my clients feel their best both inside and out. My emphasis is on guiding my clients through their personal journey of skin concerns and conditions. I do not like to bandaid a concern or condition but want to get down to the root of the cause. I aim to give personalised consultations with treatment and correct prescribed skin products.

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