Otherwise known as niacinamide or nicotinamide, topical vitamin B3 boasts no end of skin benefits, not least its ability to help improve enlarged pores, discolorations, lines, wrinkles and poor texture and tone. It also helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. This in turn prevents environmental damage and may even repair that nigglesome existing damage you’d all but lost hope on. Yes, it really is that good.
Many of our skincare favorites include niacinamide among their ingredients. Why? Because as well as its proven benefits, it’s anti-inflammatory and extremely well tolerated but most skin types. So, why is it rarely shouted about from the rooftops?
Well, PCA Skin Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum aims to start making us sit and take notice of B3, immediately. So, let’s see what all the fuss is about, shall we?
What It Is
PCA Skin is a results-oriented, expert skincare line specializing in targeted solutions for anti-aging and acne. The product collection caters to all skin types to cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect and has a loyal following for its unique ’60:1 approach’. This ratio refers to the number of times a patient treats their skin at home in one month – twice a day (60 times) – versus the number of times they should visit a physician to receive a professional in-office treatment (once a month). This ratio is seen as the ultimate in ‘youth maintenance.’
We’re big fans of PCA’s retinol treatments here at HintMD, so were pretty excited to hear about yet another targeted solution for brightening dull, discolored skin.
Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum is a twice-daily serum specifically formulated with a 6 percent concentration of niacinamide (that’s a very respectable concentration, btw) to brighten dark spots and even overall skin tone.
What It Does
If you suffer with redness, glycation-related yellowing or any other kind of discoloration issues, this brightening serum could be just what you’ve been looking for. How so? Through an advanced formulation of niacinamde, oligopeptide-51 and plankton, mulberry and green tea extracts. Together, these skin-loving ingredients work hard to inhibit melanogenesis, the production of melanin, and block the glycation process to help minimize skin yellowing and overall dullness. Glycerin also acts as a humectant and emollient to help hydrate the skin, just to add a little extra icing to the already awesome cake.
We’re firm believers that everyone should include a hard-working antioxidant treatment in their skincare plan, and anyone looking to reduce dark spots and /or an uneven skin tone would be wise to think about this gel-like corrector as their go-to. Watch your back, vitamin C, B3 may just steal your thunder if you’re not careful.