WHAT IS NIACINAMIDE?!?
I knew what Vitamin B3 was, but did NOT know that it also has a scientific name apparently- Niacinamide or Niacin as its sometimes called. However, Niacinamide and Niacin do NOT have the same pharmacological and toxic effects. This means that even if you ARE allergic to Niacin as I am, there is little chance if at all the the topical application of Niacinamide will cause you to have this same type of reaction.
what does vitamin b3 do?
In regards to skin, Vitmain B3 or Niacinamide has shown that it provides great anti-inflammatory results! This supplement also provides an awesome combatant in the fight against acne, as it actually blocks the skin's inflammatory actions that have been known as a factor in causing acne. B3 has been found as effective in topical applications as little as 1%, but are generally implemented in 4-5% formulas. The added bonus when using Vitamin B3 vs. others supplements or acne treatments is that this one doesn't encourage bacterial resistance!
There have been numerous studies to suggest other awesome positive results from B3 usage including treatment of anxiety disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, and prevention of cell death! With all of these powerful benefits, its easy to see how this supplement would be perfect for skin AND health conditions. It can be found naturally in meat, fish, nuts, mushrooms, and some plants or vegetables.
ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS WITH VITAMIN B3?
Generally it IS well-tolerated if administered by a standard dosage. It has caused dry skin in some people in addition to: rash, hives, itching, and swelling of the mouth,lips,or tongue, and possible irritation. These are considered severe allergic reactions and not very common reactions in most individuals.
AVEYA BEAUTY- 5% NIACINAMIDE CREAM $26.94*
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I've actually never gone for a product that's specific focus was for the treatment of acne with the main ingredient being Vitamine B3! There are a lot of items out now on the market that either aren't composed of natural or organic ingredients OR they are super expensive! This product tackles both of those common issues quite well :) At under $30, it's very moderately priced!
I noticed a difference after a couple of days of usage- my pores were almost gone from existence! My acne, which has been very persistent lately, also started to disappear. I now haven't had a breakout in over a week and that is definitely near miracle status for me! This has really been the best results from a product that I've had in a very long time that actually kept my acne at bay and stopped new breakouts from even starting!
There is NO smell or color to the product and it takes very little to use for application! If you have sensitive skin or prefer to avoid products that have dyes and perfumes in them, this IS the serum for you! With about 3-4 drops maximum, I was able to apply a thin layer to my entire neck and face areas. It dried by the time I was finished application so the down time if almost nothing :) This makes it possible to put on the serum before your makeup and it won't affect your routine!
The bottle was well-made with a easy-to-grip dropper that's also angled. You can get the product out of the dropper with no issues at all because of this added handy design :) The only drawback really that I could see about Aveya Beauty's Niacinamide Serum was that it could have come in a larger-sized bottle at only .5 oz.! It should be noted though that you do NOT need much of the product at all, so the bottle will still last quite a while.