With a wealth of anti-irritation, anti-acne and anti-ageing benefits, topical Niacinamide (or Vitamin B3) is increasingly considered a must have in any beauty regimen. If you are still wondering if it is right for you, read on for three of the most compelling reasons to add this super-vitamin to your skincare regime today.
3 Things You Need to Know About Niacinamide
With a wealth of anti-irritation, anti-acne and anti-ageing benefits, topical Niacinamide (or Vitamin B3) is increasingly considered a must have in any beauty regimen. Well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin, the anti-inflammatory ingredient soothes, strengthens, and rejuvenates skin, and can safely be used alongside other active ingredients including AHAs and retinol. If you are still wondering if it is right for you, read on for three of the most compelling reasons to add this super-vitamin to your skincare regime today.
1. Niacinamide has multiple benefits for acne-prone skin
With intensely soothing properties, Niacinamide not only reduces the redness and discomfort of pimples, it helps prevent future breakouts by regulating sebum production. Furthermore, it improves the appearance of pores, helps lighten and prevent post-acne pigmentation, and reduces blotchiness for a more even skin tone.
For oily skin with mild to moderate acne…
Try La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+). This light, non-greasy anti-acne treatment formula tackles breakouts at the source, while facilitating the healing process. As Niacinamide soothes and reduces redness, beta-lipohydroxy acid (LHA) has a keratolytic action, working to clear pores of the dead skin cells and debris that can lead to pimples. Meanwhile, powerful ceramide Procerad™ helps prevent the red and brown marks that can remain long after breakouts have gone.
2. It relieves dry skin
One of the key roles of Niacinamide in skincare is to improve epidermal barrier performance by boosting production of a family of lipid molecules called ceramides. Ceramides help keep the skin soft, plump and supple by improving moisture retention, while a healthy barrier function enables the skin to better defend itself against pollution, allergens, and other potential irritants.
For dry, sensitive and allergic eyes…
Try Toleriane Eye Contour. Particularly beneficial during allergy season, Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour soothes and hydrates the ultra-sensitive eye area. With a pure, ultra-minimalist formula, it actively targets the process of skin irritation with Niacinamide and Neurosensine™ – quickly relieving itching, heat, redness, and puffiness.
If you’re concerned with ageing eyes, Vitamin B3 also helps to boost collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Is there anything this multi-tasking vitamin can’t do?
3. And it’s the best friend of sensitive skin
If your sensitive or allergy-prone skin experiences redness, flushing, itching or blotchiness, you will benefit greatly from daily application of Vitamin B3. As sensitive skin goes hand in hand with an impaired barrier function, incorporating Niacinamide is an essential first step towards helping your skin become more resilient. A powerful antioxidant, Niacinamide has also been shown to improve the skin’s reactivity and help counteract the effects of environmental aggressors
For very sensitive, dry, itchy, atopic skin…
By strengthening the skin’s barrier and targeting the causes of inflammation, Niacinamide helps break the cycle of itching for very dry and atopic skins.
Try Lipikar Baume AP+. Suitable for the face and body, this non-greasy, lipid-replenishing balm replaces essential moisture, rebuilds the skin’s barrier, and delivers immediate soothing relief for dry, sensitive, eczema-prone and atopic skin.
As Niacinamide targets the causes of inflammation and promotes barrier repair, shea butter intensely nourishes, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water soothes, and innovative ingredient Aqua Posae Filiformis works to maintain a healthy microbiome.
Free from fragrance, parabens and phenoxyethanol, Lipikar Baume AP+ delivers 24-hour anti-scratching efficacy for all ages, from newborns to adults, helping to lock in moisture, strengthen the skin, and break the itching cycle.
Let’s not forget the face. The Toleriane Sensitive Facial Moisturiser also contains Niacinamide to help soothe and improve the barrier function of the skin and is designed specifically for sensitive, reactive skin on the face.
For more information on La Roche-Posay’s sensitive skin solutions, visit the website.