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Vitamin B Cleansers: Which One is the Right One for You?

Have you been looking for a new way to improve your skincare routine but don’t know where to start? Do you want to treat the signs of aging or alleviate your sensitive skin? Adding a vitamin B cleanser to your skincare routine might be the perfect solution.

Keep reading to learn why vitamin B is essential for skin health and which vitamin B cleanser is right for you. 

What is Vitamin B?

Vitamin B is one of the secrets to blemish-free and clear skin. When we say Vitamin B, we’re referencing eight separate classes of B vitamins that have a variety of skincare benefits. The most common types of Vitamin B in skincare are vitamin B3 (niacin), B5 (panthenol or pantothenic acid), B7 (biotin), and B12 (cobalamin). You’ll notice these ingredients in many high-end skincare creams and preparations. 

A vitamin B deficiency can cause severe damage to your skin, like rashes, acne, dry skin, and wrinkles. It can also make your skin more sensitive, leading to redness and irritation. 

A vitamin B cleanser may reduce hyperpigmentation, clear breakouts, soften the skin, and fade the appearance of wrinkles. More importantly, it can do all those things without causing the irritation that often accompanies vitamins A and C.

Benefits of Vitamin B for the Skin

The four common types of vitamin B offer a variety of benefits for keeping your skin healthy. While they work differently, none of these four vitamins cause irritation. 

Vitamin B3, scientifically called niacin, is a powerful anti-aging ingredient and is an excellent treatment for skin irritations. Vitamin B5, known as panthenol or pantothenic acid, preserves the skin’s moisture, improves skin elasticity, and gives the skin a hydration boost. This necessary hydration also prevents breakouts. 

B7, or biotin, is necessary for protection against damage and water loss, as well as the metabolism of fatty acids. It is also essential for the growth and repair of healthy skin cells. B7 keeps the skin hydrated, fights inflammation, and protects against acne and rashes. 

B12, also called cobalamin, is essential for regulating pigment production in the skin and helps promote healthy skin cells. Vitamin B12 is often used to treat inflammatory skin conditions.

Our highly-trained skincare professionals are happy to answer any questions about which of our scientifically-formulated products is best for your skin. Find a Skin Spa location near you.

Meet the author

Katie Werbowski
Director of Brand Strategy & Development at Skin Spa New York

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