Why we should be using niacinamide on our bodies and not just our faces
Niacinamide, (nigh-ah-sin-ah-myde) is a word which is no stranger to mispronounciation or appearing on ‘must have’ skincare shortlists.
Also known as vitamin B3, this potent vitamin will lend a hand in reducing blemishes and congestion, protecting from pollutants, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, sun damage, pigmentation, ageing, dry patches... in fact, it might even grant you three wishes from a genie. Do we need to continue?
The point is, the stuff is worth having on your shelf.
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Unlike other miracle active ingredients, niacinamide plays nicely with other ingredients and is well tolerated by all skin types. So those with rosacea-prone or sensitive skin, feel free to add to cart.
When cleansing our face, we know the rule, “your face stops at your boobs”, which instructs us to extend our products down to our chest.
Although, for anyone with acne, dark spots or an uneven skin tone across their body, or who's just interested in tightening, brightening, hydrating and strengthening the skin, it’s time to take niacinamide a little further than the chest, and lather it up all over the whole body.
Yes that’s right, we are taking it on an excursion outside of the face.
Don’t fret, this doesn’t mean you will be churning through your small bottles of niacinamide every 2-3 uses.
We recommend Vaseline’s Skin Serum body moisturiser, which contains 1% niacinamide. The new hydrating, non-greasy moisturiser, range will combat the dry, flaky and dull skin which we are often blessed with during winter.
Image credit: Vaseline
The range offers three variations of the glow serum: Radiant Glow which contains cranberry extract, Fresh Glow containing citrus extract and Invigorating Glow which contains green tea extract. They're available at Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths and Coles for $9 each - body-illuminating bargains.
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Have you ever tried niacinamide on your body? Will you give it a go?