Most people will know about the benefits of vitamins as part of a skin care routine, but there may not be as many people who know about Niacinimide, let alone what it does. Fewer still are likely to understand the amazing benefits that come from the power combo of Niacinamide and vitamin C together.
Niacinamide and Vitamin C
If you're just learning about Niacinimide as a skincare ingredient and wonder if and how it works with a skincare staple like vitamin C, we have good news. Together, they form an unstoppable duo; defending against antioxidants to brighten, tighten and even out your skin tone.
To understand how these turbo-charged vitamins work together, let’s first understand how they work alone.
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinimide is actually a vitamin, vitamin B3 to be exact, and as skincare ingredients go, it's pretty impressive. As one of the most potent anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients, it's capable of tackling a wide range of skin care issues.
On its own, there is nothing niacinamide can’t do. It’s a potent antioxidant, tackles fine lines, fades hyperpigmentation, regulates oil production, and it’s a wizard at strengthening the skin’s lipid barrier. A strong skin barrier locks in vital water skin needs to stay hydrated and plumped, while defending against aggressors such as UV and pollution that irritate the skin and steal its glow.
One of Niacinamide’s skin benefits includes being able to work with any skin type. For oily skin, it whips sebum production into line, preventing excess oil from clogging pores. In acne-prone skin, it helps calm inflammation, dulls redness and fades scars, and its ceramide boosting properties work wonders on hydrating and plumping dry skin. It's also great for helping to boost collagen production, which is essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity and reducing the signs of aging.
Our Hydro-Bound Daily Serum blends Niacinamide with a Bio-Lifting Complex to empower the skin to rebuild and improve its own structure for a firmer and smoother complexion - and so many other benefits!
Vitamin C Skin Benefits
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is a skincare legend for a very good reason. The hype is real. Uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, pigmentation, and a lackluster complexion fade into the past with one of the most powerful antioxidants known to skincare.
Antioxidants reign supreme because they protect against aggressors such as UV and air pollution that damage the skin and affect its ability to keep our skin cells healthy. Healthy skin cells mean brighter, dewier, younger-looking skin.
Impressively, vitamin C's benefits aren't only its antioxidant status. It offers an arsenal of other skin-boosting properties that make it an essential for any skincare routine.
- As a gentle yet effective acid, a vitamin C serum stimulates your skin's natural regeneration process helping to repair any damaged skin cells. This in turn stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, both of which help combat premature skin aging.
- It’s a great inhibitor of melanin production (the transfer of melanin cells to skin cells) that causes dark spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Over time, it helps these to fade and with regular use can even help prevent them from forming in the first place.
- It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more even skin tone.
- What it’s most famous for - it’s probably the best skin brightener out there today.
Can you use Niacinamide and Vitamin C together?
If you have sensitive skin or are worried about skin irritation and want to know if you can use these two super vitamins in your skin care routine, you can and you should. Vitamin C and niacinamide together are a turbo-charged duo. While they tackle many of the same skincare concerns, they work on them from different angles. Meaning, you solve the problem from all sides instead of just one.
As far as the best way to use this pair; you can choose a product that combines them in one, or layer them separately. If you’re layering; apply niacinamide first and follow with vitamin C, or you apply niacinamide serum in the morning and vitamin C at night.
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