Vitamin B – The Beauty Vitamin
- May 8, 2017
We’ve all heard that Vitamin A is the gold standard in topical wrinkle prevention and the potent antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C. But did you know that Vitamin B is the Beauty Vitamin? Niacin, nicotinic acid, niacinimide and B3 – are all forms of Vitamin B and can play a significant role in preventing and reversing skin damage.
Skin damage is caused by various environmental stressors; poor diet, lack of sleep, overexposure to UV radiation (sun burn, deep tan, tanning beds) – all of which can wreak havoc on our skin.
When our skin is healthy, our cells have an innate ability to repair themselves before dividing into new skin cells. Conversely, when there is damage, the skin cell’s ability to repair itself starts to break down and over time, damage appears in the form of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and dehydration.
Vitamin B can easily combat that damage. Eating a diet rich in B Vitamins will help your skin glow but relying solely on dietary sources is not enough. Food must first be digested and nutrients broken down before being bio converted to their active form. This minimizes the amount of Vitamin B circulated directly to the skin cells.
However, when Vitamin B is applied topically to the skin, it bypasses digestion and supplies a concentrated amount of bioactive niacin (NAD) directly to the basal cells where new skin cells are created. NAD is a cell signaling coenzyme that our cells use to repair DNA, improve energy metabolism and stimulate key proteins like leptin, a natural repair hormone.
Generations of healthier skin cells get to work by tightening up the cellular matrix, repairing hyperpigmenation and rebuilding the skin’s protective barrier so skin can better retain water. Within weeks skin is brighter and more hydrated. Texture and tone are improved and fine lines and wrinkles visibly diminish.
Not all topical Vitamin B products are created equal! Vitamin B is water soluble making it a challenge to pass the fatty layers of the skin. Each of the NIA 24 Niacin Powered Skin Therapy professional skin care products contains Pro-Niacin; a patented, lipophilic, micro-nutrient delivery system, clinically proven to rebuild skin and repair damage.
The benefits don’t end there. When you combine Pro-Niacin with other active ingredients such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C, you actually enhance the efficacy!
Two Great Picks: NIA 24 Intensive Retinol Repair combines 5% Pro-Niacin with Vitamin A for smooth texture and ageless skin.
Or NIA 24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum combines 5% Pro-Niacin with Vitamin C and hexylresorcinol, to lighten dark spots and all over brightening – giving you glowing, luminous skin.