Niacinamide: 8 reasons why it’s a must have in your beauty regimen.

Niacinamide

So many ingredients so little time.

You’d be forgiven for feeling confused when it comes to choosing your skincare. After all, everyone has a point of view and every brand wants you to believe they have the secret to skincare utopia. But, in truth, we can narrow it down to, not hundreds of ingredients but a handful that truly work. One such ingredient is Niacinamide.

Vitamin D and the sunshine conundrum

vitamin D

The beauty vitamin we all need.

If there were a vitamin that could be named universally as the beauty vitamin, then for me, vitamin D would be the one. Often called the sunshine vitamin, stimulated by exposure to the sun it’s a hormone that interacts with a type of cholesterol found in your skin.

This magical interaction should store vitamin D for when your body needs it. Great, that all seems simple enough, get a little sunshine, and you’re good to go. And yet, we seem to be missing out.

Five Niacinamide Serums under review.

Niacinamide Serums Reviewed

Niacinamide is an essential ingredient for skin health.

There are so many reasons why you should keep it front and centre in your bathroom cabinet. Of course, many brands are offering a version, and I often get asked which one is best. So, today I’m reviewing five brands giving us a good dose of Niacinamide.

Vitamin A for your skin – Activate your youth enzymes!

Vitamin A - Activating your youth enzymes

Not all Vitamin A derivatives are created equal.

Any skin care company promising to stamp out wrinkles, eliminate brown spots or pigmentation or even clear up acne, will (or should) have some form of Vitamin A contained within the regimen.
Choosing the right vitamin A derivative for your skin can be confusing as not all vitamin A derivatives for the skin are created equal.

Beauty 101: Is your collagen getting enough vitamin C?

C is for Collagen

What makes a strong and healthy skin?

Collagen is one of the building blocks of your skin. Found in your dermis (the living layer of your skin), Collagen (Type 1) is the fibre that gives your skin its strength, resilience and structure. It is an essential aspect of healthy skin.

 

Things go a little bit haywire.

As time goes by, the accumulation of sun exposure and other factors like hormonal changes can lead to dysfunctions such as disruptions to our skin’s protective layer and an activation of free radicals leaving your skin a little less than the resilient, bouncy skin it should be.