Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a water soluble vitamin and is pH neutral. As such, it’s non- irritating and for people who avoid oils it’s a gem. It readily penetrates into the skin and has the following properties:
Some visible skin benefits from the use of Vitamin B3 are :
Fights free radicals, treats acne, fades pigmentation, regulates oil production, reduces redness, strengthens the skin's barrier, reduces dryness, decreases the skin's water loss.
There are very few side effects with Niacinamide and if you do experience some it is most likely to be either the preservative or synthetic fragrance used in the formula.
As with all vitamins, we recommend an holistic approach to the skin's wellbeing by also including them in your diet. Foods rich in Vitamin B3 include fish, poultry, eggs, lean meats, broccoli, asparagus and sesame seeds name a few. We are spoiled for choice in including this outstanding antioxidant in our diet. For those among us with a "true blue" spirit, Vitamin B3 is also found in the Australian staple.....Vegemite! At last something that's good for you and tastes great too.