Benefits Of Vitamin B In Skincare
Introduction To Vitamin B
The most common types of Vitamin B that are found in skincare are Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and vitamin B5 (Panthenol).
We are big believes in the ABCs of skincare as we advocate daily use of: Vitamin A - retinol; Vitamin B - niacinamide or panthenol; as well as Vitamin C. The daily use of all 3 of these ingredients will cater to all of your anti-ageing needs.
This blog post will dive deep into the many benefits of the amazing Vitamin B in skincare.
Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide
Niacinamide is a super Vitamin which is a must-have in every skincare routine given it has anti-irritation, anti-acne and anti-ageing properties. It tends to be tolerated by people with even the most sensitive skin.
It helps soothe and improve the barrier function of the skin. Improving barrier function of the skin is super useful for dry skin, rosacea, eczema, melasma and acne.
With regards to acne, it can reduce the appearance of acne and decrease inflammation after consistent use.
When it comes to anti-ageing, niacinamide helps combat the impact of environmental damage and can improve skincare barrier thus it can help improve the skin's first line of defence.
There's also evidence that topical niacinamide can increase the production of ceramides. Ceramides are fats which help protect the skin's barrier.
Vitamin B5 - Panthenol
Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid is a beneficial skincare ingredient but is notoriously unstable so we use an alcohol derivative called Panthenol.
Panthenol is a humectant that keeps skin moisturised. It is known as a moisturising powerhouse which is suitable for all skin types including sensitive dry skin. It is also awesome for super dry patches in the skin.
This is awesome for those who are at the post-procedure stage if they have undergone laser, IPL, peels, needling, injectables .
Vitamin B5 is compatible with almost any ingredient and is sometimes used in serums and moisturising products.
Both vitamin B3 and B5 are suitable for use during the day and night.
You can use multiple Vitamin-B-containing products in your routine because these products are non-irritating.
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