Vitamin B – Your Skin’s New Best Friend

vitamin B your new best friend in skincare

Vitamin B might be the secret to blemish free, glowing skin.

We’re all seeking better, brighter skin. And thanks to vitamin C most of us have that. But what if your skin is missing that little something extra to help it be even better? 

vitamin B (also known as niacinamide) is that one ingredient we have all been missing. A dark horse when it comes to helping clear pigmentation, heal acne and fight blemishes. Brighten and tone skin. French women swear by it.

What is vitamin B?

The scientific name for Vitamin B is Nicotinamide, and it is an essential water-soluble vitamin, which is not synthesised in the body and therefore needs to be added into either food, skincare, or via tablet form in order to receive the benefits.

It’s great for sensitive skin and redness, and helps fight premature signs of ageing. It repairs damaged skin cells and can help treat acne and blemishes.

The benefits of vitamin B:

It’s incredibly restorative, as nicotinamide helps restore the cellular energy of the skin which has been damaged from environmental impacts. 

Fighting off internal and external stressors that can ultimately lead to the deterioration or breakdown of our skin and premature signs of aging like discoloration and wrinkles.

Nicotinamide has been shown to work like an anti-inflammatory, so it may also help to reduce brown spots, red spots, preserve hydration, strengthen the skin barrier and boost natural healthy fats of the skin.

With all that said and done, there’s only one question left. Does vitamin B work like it promises too? Yes.

Two months ago, I introduced vitamin B infused serums and face creams into my daily skincare routine for PM only. I always introduce new products into my skincare routine at night, to allow time for my skin to respond and to ensure I have no reactions.

After a week of not seeing any major reactions, I started using vitamin B in my AM skincare routine also.

After two weeks, I saw a significant improvement in my skin health, which was:

  1. A reduction of pigmentation in my skin
  2. Though I still had breakouts from time to time, they healed a lot faster and were gone in a day or two.
  3. A major reduction in fine lines around the eyes
  4. Overall improvement in my skin tone
  5. Skin looked plumper and healthier all over.

Though similar to vitamin C, as B works to brighten skin, help fight congestion and reduce pigmentation, I found using a combination of the two in my AM and PM routine really took my skincare next level in helping me combat daily skin concerns.

Check out some of my fave vitamin B products below:

The Ordinary

Vitamin B Face Oil RRP $18.50

A nourishing blend of purified micro-algae, squalane and natural oils including marula, argan, rosehip and borage which helps to protect skin from free radicals and boost radiance and hydration.

With a scent rich with Rosehip, it’s a pleasant oil which absorbs well into the skin. Though, probably best to wait a few minutes before applying your fave moisturiser.

Boost Lab

Blemish Rescue Serum RRP $29.95

A powerful vitamin B serum which will not only protect the skin against harsh environmental impacts, it will also reduce acne and acne scarring, and help control breakouts too.

The serum dries fast and is easy to wear under any other product, including makeup. It has no scent.

Aesthetics RX

Facial Serum RRP $109

Will help with dehydrated skin, heal a reddened complexion, and is perfect for all skin types and anyone wanting to plump or firm their skin. Umm, that would be everyone. Right?

Unscented, this serum dries fast and can be worn with any other products, such as a vitamin C serum, face moisturiser and makeup.


Extreme B 17 Serum RRP $135

A serum designed to turbocharge your skin results. No matter what your skin type or skin concern, your skin will be infused with a cocktail of five super skin boosting sea plants for plump, healthier skin.

There is no scent to this serum and it’s easy to wear. It’s blended using patented vitamin B complex polypeptides to deliver youthful looking skin.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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