Niacinamide forms part of the Vitamin B3 molecule, one of the essential nutrients for your skin. It is found naturally in foods such as meat and fish, but it has also been utilised as a great ingredient in topical skincare.
How Does Niacinamide Benefit the Skin?
Niacinamide falls into a category of skincare known as ‘antioxidants’. These are vital to help the skin protect and repair itself from free radicals (unstable molecules) that damage skin tissue and are caused by environmental aggressors such as pollution and sunlight. This means that over time, your skin may look and feel healthier, with less chance of wrinkles and an improved glow and ‘bouncy’ texture. Niacinamide is particularly good for reducing fine lines around the eyes too.
Dealing with oily skin or a shiny complexion? Niacinamide can help here as well, as it regulates the skin’s sebum (oil) levels so it’s a lot less greasy. This minimises the chance of a breakout and helps to reduce the appearance of pores in the process.
Is uneven skin tone the bane of your life? Niacinamide can help there too (we told you it was an all-rounder!). It’s been clinically proven to reduce hyperpigmentation that causes the discolouration, for a brighter and more balanced out complexion.
And for all of you suffering from dullness and dehydration, niacinamide works to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier making it less likely to dry out. The result? Less fine lines and a complexion that’s more plump and radiant.
What is Salicylic?
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid, a chemical exfoliant that can be found in a variety of products including serums, creams and cleansers.
Salicylic Acid to often used to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and unclog pores. It also works to calm, soothe and reduce the appearance of redness and irritation caused by blemishes.
Recent growth of salicylic acid is driven by conversation where consumers discuss using products containing the ingredient to tackle blemishes, which is linked to rising concerns over breakouts as a result of wearing face masks. E.g. Maskne