With so many clients presenting with compromised skin, there was a demand to develop an advanced-level cosmeceutical that addressed a broad range of conditions.
Working as an aesthetician for over 25 years, I have personally witnessed the real affinity Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) has with the skin. Extremely balancing, it normalises pore function to regulate sebum flow, making it ideal for oily skin, breakouts, and acne.
Containing a safe and effective 20% concentration of Niacinamide blended in a base of pure Hyaluronic Acid and Panthenol, B+ Complex uniquely penetrates to smooth out rough, orange-peel texture and irregular bumps by stimulating cell metabolism and acting as a precursor to the production of important proteins required for skin health, including collagen, keratin, and filaggrin.
For those concerned with hyperpigmentation or PIH, then this is also the product for you. In vivo studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Niacinamide at preventing pigmentation and also helping to reduce existing pigmentation. One study found that as little as 5% Niacinamide prevented seasonal-induced increases in pigmentation (when UV is at its most strong) when used twice daily for 12 weeks, while another study found that 2% Niacinamide increased skin lightening in as little as 4 weeks.
In vitro studies have also demonstrated that Niacinamide can significantly decrease the transfer of melanosomes from melanocytes to keratinocytes by up to as much as 68%. This means that it prevents pigment from leaking into your skin cells. Research also suggests that Niacinamide interferes with the signalling pathways of the cell between keratinocytes and melanocytes.
As if those aren’t enough benefits, Niacinamide also stimulates the synthesis of ceramides, an important benefit when healing your barrier function, helping alleviate any dry skin concerns you may have whilst also calming inflammatory markers. So you can see why we have included two strengths of Niacinamide in our range.
Since its creation, B+ has quickly become a hero product, the “go-to” formula for many of our clients concerned with dark spots, expression lines, acne inflammation or whose skin is stressed, out of balance, or on the verge of a breakout.
Note: The high concentration of B-Vitamins makes this a very potent skin shot, so use it at the opposite end of the day to your Vitamin C complex, as they may cancel each other out.