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Why the hype around Vitamin B3?

Vitamin B3 is our skin saviour, its scientific name is Niacinamide. Although it seems like it is appearing everywhere lately, Vitamin B3 has been around for several years in skincare, only know people are starting to realise its truly amazing benefits. I’m sure if you have been in to see our skin therapists this is one of the ‘go to’ recommendations for your skin concerns. Regardless of your skin concern we know Vitamin B3 can help, so let’s break it down….

Vitamin B3 is water soluble vitamin which means it is absorbed amazingly in our skin and body. Niacinamide is one of two forms of vitamin B3. Here are its main benefits:

  • Normalises sebum production (which helps with healthy oil flow)
  • Balances the water content in dehydrated skin.
  • Restores and strengthens skin.
  • Assists the stratum corneum in retaining moisture, (outer layer of skin)
  • Protects the skin against free radical damage (environmental factors responsible for changes in    skins appearance).
  • Aids in calming the skin.
  • Minimises appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Helps create a smooth tone and texture to the skin.
  • Strengthens skins barrier function (Amazing for sensitive skins)
  • Treats hyperpigmentation
  • Evens skin tone.

What is the ‘need to know’ info?

The, good news is Vitamin B3’s benefits are endless, so if you are thinking of adding it to your skincare routine the answer is YES!

Although Vitamin B3 can throw a powerful punch, it is one of the safest active ingredients to use on the skin because you really can’t go wrong. This means it is safe to use daily. Even though the skin benefits from vitamins on the skin overnight, you can use Vitamin B3 in the morning and/or evening. Both forms of our Vitamin B3 are formulated so that they offer benefits you can see but will not compromise your skin.

How soon will I see results?

Like any cosmeceutical skincare range the right form on Vitamin B3 will start to change your skin cell structure immediately, although noticeable results will feel instantaneous visible changes will start to change after about four weeks of use.

What makes the perfect pair?

Depending on your concerns Niacinamide can be paired with other valiant Vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A or even Hyaluronic Acid.

VITAMIN B3 options stocked at Complete Skin & Beauty

O Cosmedics -B3 Plus
With 12% Niacinamide, the top selling O Cosmedics B3 Plus boosts the skin’s immune system and is a vital source of cell energy, optimising cellular communication and reinforcing the skins barrier functions. B3 Plus is a perfect treatment for acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea with the serum boosting skin immunity. All skin types will benefit from and become addicted to this serum from the improvements offered to the skin's immune function, skin health and radiance offered while evening out skin tone and improving skin texture.


Australian Skin Institute - Vitamin B3 Complex
Formulated with 7.5% Niacinamide, this cosmeceutical serum offers highly active Vitamin B3 to deliver a targeted treatment for all skin types. Enhance skin clarity, hydration, and illumination, while boosting collagen and elastin.

Want to learn more? Next time you are in salon, speak to your therapist about how B3 can be incorporated into your skin care journey. We are always happy to share our knowledge and expertise and offer free skin consultations with our professional skin therapists to guide you through your skin concerns.

Elise has been in the beauty industry for 10yrs.  She is a passionate brow tattoo artist and loves educating clients on their skin.The best part about her job is she loves seeing clients confidence grow after visiting the salon. In her free time she teaches karate and loves to spend time with her family.  

Elise M
Senior Beauty Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Albany Creek

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