What's Vitamin B for and why should you be using it?

If we had to choose just one vitamin in our skincare routine it would be Vitamin B. It has become our new best skincare friend and here's why.

Vitamins have long been included in our skincare and makeup but did you know that if you use the right ones they can have unbelievable anti-ageing effects on your skin? Vitamin B is one of the main vitamins that primarily fights the ageing process.


Alpha H Vitamin B serum anti ageing skincare

Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum €67

Nobody likes ageing but it's one of those sad facts of life that we just have to accept. However, I'm not going to go quietly. I will put up a fight against the ugly ageing process with all the best skincare I can find. So far, I haven't turned to any of the more invasive treatments to tackle my lines and wrinkles but my skincare collection is getting bigger and bigger each year. I've been using Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E for a long time but I have recently been introduced to my new best friend - Vitamin B.

The Ordinary


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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% €5.90

At a skincare event with Cloud 10 Beauty not long ago, Caroline Hirons, beauty expert extraordinaire was asked what were her holy grail products. My ears perked up at this question because this woman really knows her stuff.  If she's using it, I want it. She named Vitamin B as one of the products she couldn't live without and showed us the Alpha H Vitamin B serum that she uses.

So what does it do? Vitamin B contains niacinamide to brighten your skin and restore its elasticity. That means it's going to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It will also control sebum production and refine pore size. It works deep into the layers of your skin to restore elasticity. Niacinamide protects your skin from light exposure and it reduces discolouration in your skin. It will reduce redness and even out hyperpigmentation or age-spots. Tri-copper peptides work to speed up the collagen and elastin renewal process this helps your skin to keep its plump and firm appearance.


insta natural niacinamide serumInstanatural Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Serum €12.15


You can use this wonder ingredient every morning before your moisturiser. It's fine to use in conjunction with other vitamins and serums. We love doubling up on serums. They are the miracle workers in your skincare routine so don't be afraid to use more than one.

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