By Jenn Sinrich
So it’s no surprise it’s the all-star ingredient in our newest serum: B3 Nice 10% Niacinamide Serum. But it goes beyond niacinamide.
Here, a breakdown of the other ingredients in our B3 Nice Serum and how they can benefit your skin.
You’ve probably heard about niacinamide — a form of vitamin B3 and a powerhouse skincare ingredient.
“It has been found in more than 70 different plant species and its dietary sources include grapes (skin and seeds), red wine, peanuts, and soy,” says Jodi LoGerfo, D.N.P., Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology, and who works with A-listers such as Amy Schumer. “Resveratrol is very helpful in wound healing, scarring, and photoaging of the skin.”
“It is one of several ingredients that can treat and prevent pigmentation by interfering with the process of melanogenesis by inhibiting a critical enzyme, tyrosinase,” says Blair Murphy-Rose, M.D., a cosmetic and medical dermatologist. “This ingredient is unique in that it is activated on the skin surface by microbes that live there, termed the ‘stratum microbium.’”
This effective and anti-inflammatory skincare ingredient is derived from the resin or sap of the Indian frankincense plant, explains Dr. Murphy-Rose. “Boswellia has been found to inhibit leukotrienes (which can be thought of as a type of messenger in the immune system), providing anti-inflammatory effects.”
This antioxidant, which is derived from green tea leaves, helps to protect against free radical damage which can occur from oxidative stress, according to research, including one study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.