Feb 01, 2024

What is Niacinamide and How Does It Benefit Your Skin?

By Jo PhillipsAmes, Beauty Shop Supervisor

Niacinamide, if you are serious about skin care you will no doubt have heard about this ingredient and may be wondering “What is Niacinamide?”

There is a huge buzz about niacinamide also known as vitamin B3 now and rightly so. This “powerhouse” of and ingredient really does deserve all the hype its receiving but what are the uses for our skin and how do you use it?”

Niacinamide is an all-round crowd pleaser and multitasker. This wonder vitamin will offer different benefits depending on your skin type or concern. Here are just a few of the many benefits niacinamide will deliver to your skin. Calming and soothing, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage, regulates oil production, and helps to support the skins natural barrier. Not bad at all I’m sure you will agree!

Unlike other must have ingredients at the moment Niacinamide is relatively easy to use with no phasing in or down time required. So Clarins Multi-Active Day and Night Creampopular is this little vitamin that Skincare giant Clarins have reformulated its very popular Multi Active day and night cream to include it. Multi active day cream and Multi active night cream is formulated to help prevent the signs of premature stress aging on the skin and niacinamide it the perfect ingredient to help reverse the signs of stress with its calming healing and soothing properties and the ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In the Beauty shop here at Ragdale Hall Spa we also have other products containing niacinamide, our newest product company Medik8 have a number of them within their range. Medik8 Clarity PeptidesChoosing to harness the power it has in regulating oil production, soothing and healing. They use it across 7 of their products designed to help with problematic skin and acne. The 2 most popular being Medik8 Clarity peptides;  a beautiful light weight niacinamide serum containing zinc PCA and Hyaluronic acid to clarify and decongest the skin leaving you with a more luminous looking complexion and Medik8 Blemish SOS; a fast-acting target gel containing niacinamide and 2% salicylic acid that targets the appearance of blemishes at the core leaving you with a flawless complexion.

I’m sure you will agree that we all have a place for niacinamide within our daily routine whether we are looking for an anti-aging product, something to reduce pigmentation or treat an oily complexion. If we are lucky enough to have no skin care concerns we can still rely on niacinamide to keep our skin in tip top condition protecting against environmental stress and helping our skin to retain moisture and support the natural barrier.

If you wanted to learn more about products containing niacinamide and how it can benefit your skin, take advantage of our complimentary beauty concierge service. Myself and other therapists are here to guide and advice over the phone. Call us on 01664 433 050 or email beautyshop@ragdalehall.co.uk for more information.


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