What is Vitamin B3?
Vitamin B3 (Also known as Niacinamide or Nicotinamide) is a unique skin-restoring ingredient that offers a multitude of benefits for the skin. It is best known for its ability to help visibly reduce enlarged pores and improve uneven or dull skin tone. It also strengthens a weakened skin barrier.
What are the benefits of using Vitamin B3 on your skin?
It can help improve overall skin health and, also has the ability to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in hydration, boost collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and can assist in reducing hyperpigmentation and age spots for a youthful, bright complexion. In addition to this, it helps reduce pore size, sebum production, and inflammation, while diminishing sallowness.
This multifunctional ingredient can be particularly useful for those with acne-prone or mature skin and is well tolerated by all skin types.
What are the benefits of using Vitamin B3 on your hair?
It enhances blood circulation. Since Vitamin B3 is in charge of delivering energy, it promotes healthy blood circulation and delivers oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. This improves healthy hair growth and gives the hair sheen and suppleness by improving the texture.
What does Vitamin B3 look like?
A white crystalline powder.
What does Vitamin B3 smell like?
How to use Vitamin B3
Use up to 10% in facial and body serums, gels, lotions and creams, although typically 1-5% is a more realistic amount. It is soluble in water, alcohol and glycerine and should be added in water phase or cool-down phase. It can also be combined with other actives.
History and origins of Vitamin B3
Niacin is a nutrient that can be manufactured by plants and animals from the amino acid, Tryptophan. Its properties and high tolerability, especially on sensitive skin, have made it a star vitamin, widely used in skincare products.
How is Vitamin B3 made?
This product has been naturally derived from Nicotinic Acid, found in brewer's yeast and many cereals.
Is Vitamin B3 suitable for vegans?