The Essential Anti-Ageing and Anti-Acne Ingredient Suitable for All Skin Types
If you know my ethos when it comes to skincare, I’m all about ingredients that have real “skin in the game” and are backed by hard core dermatological science.
Let’s tap back into B3 (niacinamide) and its key benefits. A true standout in the skincare ingredient game simply because of its sheer versatility for almost any skin concern.
I simply love it. I saw its inception as one of the most incredible topical vitamins you could have on your skin, through my senior colleague, Professor Diona Damian, who contributed was the pioneering researcher behind discovering Niacinamide’s role in fighting skin cancer.
Since returning from the US and attending the Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Vegas, I am even more obsessed with the power of B3.
We are the only skin care company in the world that uses this ingredient across our skin care platform.
There is still a lack of understanding about the real benefits of B3 (niacinamide). EVERY person should be investing in using this ingredient everyday on their skin.
So how were the additional B3 benefits uncovered?
Necessity is the mother of invention, and this is where Australia had the advantage. It was the harsh environmental conditions resulting in high incidence of sun damaged and prematurely aged skin that became the driving force behind in-depth research that uncovered the numerous benefits of Vitamin B3.
Thanks to the research of Professor Diona Damian, it was discovered B3 has the capacity to prevent skin cancer and repair DNA.
It is now one of the most studied vitamins used in skin care second to vitamin A and the research unanimously validates how special it is.
Breaking down the benefits of B3
Here is my super summary on why we need B3 to treat a plethora of skin concerns including UV damage, pigmentation, ageing, acne, sensitivity, rosacea and dehydration.
1. B3 for Sun Damage and Immune Protection
Protects the skin’s immune system. Fact: when the sun hits your skin, your skin’s immune cells run away into your bloodstream leaving you susceptible to skin cancer and damage. Vitamin B3 in 5% concentrations STOPS this and protects your skin’s natural immunity.
2. B3 for Pigmentation Prevention and Even Skin Tone
B3 fades pigment and sunspots by stopping pigment production blocking the key enzymes involved. B3 also stops the spread of pigment in your skin.
3. B3 for Anti-Ageing
Niacinamide minimises wrinkles, sallowness and plumps the skin by preserving our collagen production cells (aka fibroblasts). B3 also fades age spots and reduces the visible signs of ageing due to UV and environmental pollutants with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
4. B3 for Acne Control
Niacinamide controls sebum production reducing skin oiliness. It also heals breakouts with anti-inflammatory properties and restores the skin’s barrier function creating stability, thus reducing breakouts.
5. B3 for Sensitivity, Rosacea and Dehydration
B3 decreases sensitivity but strengthening and repairing the skin’s barrier layer. B3 reduces bumps and lumps with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; and increases your levels of natural moisturising factors (A.K.A. ceramides). B3 is one of the most stable anti-oxidant you can find to put on your skin!
So which products are boosted by B3 in the DR NC range?
This is the easy part, as we’ve boosted our entire night routine with B3 so that your skin reboots, repairs and rebuilds while you sleep. All of our concentrated clinical strength skincare uses clever combinations of active ingredients to declutter your routine, break down the BS, and deliver the results you deserve.
- Concentrated Cleanser
- Concentrated Illuminator
- Concentrated Hydration+ or Concentrated Moisturiser +
- Concentrated CC+ Cream
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