When it comes to glowing skin, vitamin C is usually the first skincare ingredient that springs to mind. However, over the past couple of years, niacinamide has sprung up as the new ‘it’ ingredient. Not for nothing, it's considered a do-all for many of the most common skin issues including dehydration, inflammation, ageing and acne (or the oh-so-relevant maskne!).
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What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that is water-soluble, which means that it is not stored in the body, hence it’s important to replenish. Since breaking into the beauty industry, it has garnered a reputation among skincare enthusiasts for its soothing yet deceptively effective properties addressing numerous skin concerns.
A superstar skin saviour for improving the clarity and texture of the skin, niacinamide’s benefits don’t end there. It also boasts powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to prevent the signs of ageing, as well stimulate elastin, for plumper, firmer skin.
What’s more, niacinamide can also protect against environmental aggressors, brighten the skin, and work wonders for pigmentation. It’s good news for sensitive complexions too - if your skin is reactive or acne-prone, fear not – experts recommend niacinamide for its gentler effects than other vitamins.
Adding niacinamide to your beauty routine
Niacinamide is found in serums, creams, oils, toners, essences, cleansers, sunscreens — it's even popping up in foundations. While can definitely use topical skincare that contain niacinamide, we would recommend adopting an inside out approach to your skin for real results. Our two-step system transforms skin internally and externally. Our re.form serum and re.vive supplement are designed to work in synergy to support skin health.
Even though niacinamide is widely regarder as a gentle vitamin, if you're concerned potential reactions about using it topically and want to play it extra-safe, taking it in oral form via a supplement is your safest bet.
Another lesser-known fact is that niacinamide products work better when paired with other ingredients. Alongside niacinamide, you’ll also find 20 antioxidant-rich vitamins and minerals in re.skin’s re.vive supplement like vitamin A, vitamin C, grapeseed extract and New Zealand marine collagen. Also, if you're a fan of using other active ingredients in your skincare routine, you’ll be pleased to learn you don't have to worry about contraindications because niacinamide plays well with most other ingredients.
Re.skin’s re.vive capsules are specifically formulated to supercharge a healthy and glowing complexion. Taken daily, it supports collagen formation, healing and the skin barrier. An improved barrier helps retain moisture for longer, reduce uneven skin tone and regulate oil flow. Another added bonus, while sun protection shields skin from UVA and UVB rays, niacinamide can provide further protection from the sun’s infrared heat, which can lead to pigmentation and free radical damage.
So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and chase your glowiest, healthiest skin yet!