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What is this “Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)” I keep hearing about and why is it good for my skin?

What is this “Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)” I keep hearing about and why is it good for my skin?

If you have oily, acne-prone or problem skin or even suffer from rosacea, Niacinamide could be your new best friend. It has been credited with solving all sorts of skin issues, so it’s not surprising that it’s getting a lot of attention amongst skin care enthusiasts. 

Here’s a brief rundown of this multitasking wonder vitamin what it could do for your skin…..


What is it?

Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide is an essential nutrient that your body (and skin) needs to function. It is water soluble, lightweight and absorbs readily in to the skin. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory that when applied topically can gently treat a wide range of skin conditions, so it’s ideal for all skin types – including those with sensitive skin.


What can it do for my skin?

 Where do we start?! Here is a list of some of its benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes

  • Prevents new blemishes appearing

  • Treats acne – blackheads and whiteheads 

  • Balances and regulates oil production in the skin – for an oil-free / mattified complexion

  • Reduces inflammation, redness and has been shown to reduce the symptoms of rosacea

  • Improves the skin’s barrier function 

  • Improves uneven skin tone

  • Minimises pores 


That's why Niacinamide is a key active ingredient in our new SERUM Anti-Blemish. Unlike some anti-blemish products that do contain niacinamide, we use a very high concentration to ensure noticeable and fast results. Supporting this we use a unique combination of active ingredients to support healthy, clear and oil-free skin:

  • Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract – with antioxidants to calm the skin and protect it from damage

  • Hamamelis Virginiana Bark (Witch Hazel) Extract – a natural toner and astringent to clear blocked pores and reduce inflammation

  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract – naturally high in vitamins A, C and E. Also has skin-soothing properties

  • Australian Zeolite Clay – naturally rich in minerals to nourish the skin. Also a potent detoxifier to remove oil and dirt from the pores

  • Salicylic Acid – derived from Willow Bark, it is a powerful acne-fighting ingredient. It clears clogged pores and reduces inflammation

  • Clary Sage Essential Oil – helps to control excess sebum (oil) production

The Serum Anti-Blemish is also available as part of our Anti-Blemish Pack which includes:

WASH Activated Charcoal

SCRUB Face Renewal

SERUM Anti-Blemish

FACE Moisturiser