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What Is Niacinamide And How Does It Benefit The Skin?

What Is Niacinamide And How Does It Benefit The Skin?

Suitable for all skin types, Niacinamide is being hailed as a wonder ingredient every woman should add to her skincare routine – but what is Niacinamide? And what are its benefits? We explain everything in this simple guide … 

What Is Niacinamide? 

Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide) is a water-soluble vitamin that supports the natural substances in your skin to visibly improve its texture and appearance. Its a key skincare ingredient that benefits all skin types.  


What Does Niacinamide Do For Skin? 

The benefits of Niacinamide for skin include: 


Strengthening the skin’s barrier 

Niacinamide can help to strengthen the skin’s barrier by building proteins in skin cells. This protective barrier protects skin from environmental damage and locks in moisture.  


Preventing premature ageing 

Niacinamide has two key anti-ageing benefits. First, it increases cellular energy and improves cell turnover, which helps to refresh and renew skin. Second, it promotes collagen synthesis, a protein that is responsible for skin’s plumpness and elasticity. 


Moisturising the skin 

Niacinamide also encourages the production of ceramide, which are tiny lipids that work to moisturise the skin.  



Reducing hyperpigmentation  

Niacinamide helps to brighten the skin and reduce the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. This prevents dark spots from forming. 


Rebalancing the skin 

Niacinamide benefits oily and combination skin, as it helps to regulate oil secretion and keeps skin balanced. It also has antibacterial properties that help to prevent congestion and reduce breakouts. 

Who Can Benefit From Niacinamide Skincare? 

All skin types and ages can benefit from Niacinamide skincare. When incorporating it into your skincare routine, this vitamin should be applied both morning and night. We recommend using Niacinamide products (such as moisturisers, serums or tonics)to allow for maximum absorption into the skin 

The Best Niacinamide Skincare 

  1. The Mask: Glacial Splash Hydrating Face Mask 
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    The Mask: Glacial Splash Hydrating Face Mask 

    This leave-on mask allows skin to reap the benefits of Niacinamide all day long! Infused with brightening Vitamin B3, replenishing Alpine Minerals and refreshing Ice Cap Water, it leaves skin looking plump and hydrated. Simply smooth over clean, dry skin and leave on all day.




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  2. The Toner: Daily Glow Radiance Tonic 
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    The Toner: Daily Glow Radiance Tonic 

    Formulated with brightening Niacinamide, soothing Liquorice and 5% Glycolic Acid, this glow-giving toner help to exfoliate pores, accelerate skin cell renewal, and brighten skin toneSweep over the face after cleansing to leave skin feeling firm and looking radiant.




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  3. The Moisturiser: Wet Skin Radiance Jelly 
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    The Moisturiser: Wet Skin Radiance Jelly 

    Infused with brightening Niacinamide, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and exfoliating natural AHA Fruit Extracts, this body moisturiser helps to lock in 3 times more hydration and 3 times more radiance than a normal moisturiser. Apply onto wet skin to capitalise on skin’s peak hydration moment and instantly moisturise, soften and smooth.  

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To enjoy the benefits of Niacinamide, reduce fine lines, minimise hyperpigmentation, regulate sebum production, hydrate dry skin and brighten tone, add this wonder ingredient into your skincare routine. Explore our full range of Niacinamide skincare on our website. 

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