What is Niacinamide?

Learn everything about the new dermatologist approved super ingredient
Caroline Davies

Written by Caroline Davies

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is one of those amazing skincare ingredients that seems to do virtually everything. This incredible Vitamin fights oil, reduces redness, de-stresses skin and can give you the clear, pigment free glow of your dreams. No wonder it’s been one of google’s top trending ingredients. Read on to learn everything you need to know.

What does Niacinamide do for your skin

What is Niacinamide?

In a nutshell, it’s the buzz ingredient of 2021. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) is the latest dermatologist approved, super active that takes your skin from basic to brilliant. With multiple beauty benefits in one, you can use Niacinamide to amplify your routine, boost skin health, increase Antioxidant protection and much more!

 Vitamin B

Why Niacinamide is trending

Beauty experts agree Niacinamide is a magic solution for lots of common skin problems, especially those exacerbated by maskne and pandemic stress. It’s a true isolation skin hero and one definitely worth trying if the effects of these past year are showing up in your face. It’s also the star ingredient in our NEW Ultra Care+ Clarity Booster.

 

See it in action here

 

 

 

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Better skin in a booster

Target multiple skin problems in one. Use after cleansing and toning, under serum AM & PM.

92% agree skin texture felt smoother*

90% agree skin clarity improved*

90% agree skin looks clearer and calmer*

87% agree skin tone looks brighter and less congested*

*Based on consumer self-evaluation

 

What does Niacinamide do for your skin?

It boosts the skin’s barrier, increases hydration, fades pigmentation, regulates oily skin, decongests pores, lessens skin discolouration and so much more. See all these benefits and more!

  • CLEARS up breakouts, regulates oil, decongests pores, clarifies skin
  • BRIGHTENS up dark spots, evens out tone, promotes luminosity
  • CALMS inflammation and redness, soothes skin flare-ups, reduces skin stress
  • STRENGTHENS the skin’s barrier boosting elasticity, increases skin’s resilience

 

 What other ingredients work well with Niacinamide?

The great news is Niacinamide is compatible with many other active ingredients, so you can incorporate it into your routine easily without worrying about any reactions.

 

Learn your skincare ABCs

Your skin needs Vitamins just as much as your body does, so make sure you incorporate these powerhouse ingredients into your routine. Even dermatologists agree your skin needs them daily to treat every skin type and keep it looking its healthiest.  

Learn your skincare ABCs

  • Vitamin A – Retinol

This A-grade ingredient works below the skin at a cellular level to encourage and accelerate skin renewal, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. We’ve perfected the science with our unique gentle Retinol formula, Super-C Serum, offering amazing results with no side effects like redness, peeling or dryness. It’s the ideal choice for anybody new to using Retinol, thanks to clever time-release technology that helps prevent irritation.

 

  • Vitamin B – Niacinamide

As we’ve mentioned, 'Niacinamide’ is a form of Vitamin B3, renowned for it’s soothing properties and its ability to protect skin from environmental damage. It’s suitable for pretty much every skin type and it can deliver a multitude of beauty benefits to your skin as listed above. It’s a true multi-tasker!

 

  • Vitamin C – Absorbic Acid

Vitamin C is a stable form of Ascorbic Acid. It’s renowned for being one of the best defences against environmental stressors. You’ll also find it in our all-powerful Super-C Serum. Dermatologists love it because it's a powerful Antioxidant, counteracting environmental stress, increasing glow and evening out dark marks. We’ve used a high concentration of Vitamin C for maximum glow boosting, with minimal effort.

Try Retinol (Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in the Ultra Care+ Ultimate ABC Morning & Night Duo.

 Ultra Care+ Ultimate ABC Morning & Night Duo.

Is it safe to use all three ingredients together?

YES! Because Niacinamide hydrates skin so effectively, it actually makes it the ideal companion to Retinol. We know Retinol is another all-rounder that increases the rate of skin cell turnover. However, sometimes it can cause a dehydrating effect on skin. That’s where Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) comes in! It’s able to stabilise your skin’s barrier function, reducing the amount of water lost, and increasing overall hydration. You should apply the Vitamin B3 booster first, then apply the Super-C Serum on top. You apply it first because it’s a water based serum, so this allows for maximum absorption and it gets your skin ready for the ‘waterless’ Super-C Serum.

 

See how to apply your skincare ABC’s here

Rave reviews

In our product trials NEW Ultra Care+ Clarity Booster was loved by virtually everyone who tried it. Suitable for all skin types and with visible results in just a few weeks, it’s no surprise this product is our newest crowd pleaser.

  • “It’s one of the best skincare treatments I have tried! Best product so far to reduce pore size and oily skin”
  • “I found it increased the effectiveness of the Restore range. Results of before and after photos on my forehead wrinkles are amazing”
  • “I love the lightness of the product and the feeling of it working on my skin. I could see it working straight away”
  • “The biggest plus was that my skin tone looked more even and glowing”

 

Clarity Booster contains other advanced actives and Botanicals that work wonders on your complexion.

 For clarity: Bearberry Leaf & Olive Leaf Extract

Derived from Bearberry leaves and combined with Olive Tree leaves, these ingredients work together. They reduce the formation and decrease the intensity of dark spots, improving skin tone, clarity and luminescence. They also soothe skin and provide an anti-irritation comforting action, whilst boosting Antioxidant protection.

For hydration: Sodium Hyaluronate

It mimics Hyaluronic Acid produced naturally by the body and boosts skin’s hydration flooding it with extra moisture. Sodium Hyaluronate is a derivative of Hyaluronic Acid, that due to its small molecular size, is easily absorbed and can reach deep into the dermis layer of the skin, to attract and maintain water.

 

MORE FAQs

Q: Why do I need Vitamin B Clarity Booster in my skincare routine?

A: Ultra Care+ Vitamin B Clarity Booster targets a multitude of skin concerns. This potent serum contains a high concentration of Vitamin B3 that increases skin resilience, promoting balance and reducing skin stress, helping to improve the appearance of pigmentation, skin congestion, inflamed skin and surface texture.

Q: How do I apply Clarity Booster?

A: Apply morning and night to clean, dry skin after cleansing and toning. Dispense 3-6 drops to fingertips then apply evenly over face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip area. Allow to absorb fully, then follow with your usual serum and/or moisturiser. A slight tingling sensation on the skin means the Vitamins are working.

Q: Where do I slot this into my current skincare routine?

A: It can be used with any Nutrimetics skincare range. For those with sensitive or reactive skin types, always patch test before use due to the concentration of active ingredients. This booster is to be applied to clean, dry skin, after cleansing and toning and before applying your usual moisturiser or serum. It can also be used continuously (so you don’t have to use for a month at a time and then rest skin), and it can be used both morning and/or night.

Q: Can I use this product with Moisturising System?

A: Yes, these treatments will complement each other well. Apply Vitamin B Clarity Booster first. Sodium Hyaluronate is more easily absorbed because of its small molecule size. Allow to absorb fully then layer Moisturising System and follow with the Nutrimetics moisturiser of your choice.

Q: Why can I not use this on broken or freshly exfoliated skin?

A: Avoid using this product on broken skin or immediately after exfoliation, skin needling, micro-dermabrasion and any treatment that leads to the skin barrier being compromised. It can cause irritation and active ingredients not to work as they should.

 

 

Give your skin a fresh start and try Clarity Booster with Niacinamide today.

 

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