Niacinamide – Vitamin B3
SUPERFOOD multipurpose vitamin face gel and URBAN PROTECTION daycream contains a high concentration of Niacinamide, Vitamin B3. Studies have shown that Niacinamide has the potential to act as an antioxidant, can improve epidermal(upper skin layer) barrier function and improve hydration. (by stimulating the synthesis of ceramider and other stratum corneum intercellular lipids and stimulating keratinocyt differentiation, hence reducing TEWL), It has also shown to decrease skin hyperpigmentation (even out tone), reduce fine lines and wrinkles(Bisset et al og Matts and Solenick) and smoothing the skin surface structure( by stimuating dermal kollagen (bisset, et al, oblong)synthesis and barrier proteins fillagrin, involucrin, keratin(Bisset et al)), decrease redness/blotchiness and improve skin elasticity. Niacinamid has also shown protective effects on skincells when exposed to specific airpollutants in laboratory studies.