October 24, 2023

7 Of The Best Vitamin B Serums For Dewy, Resilient Skin

best vitamin b serums

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This is the underrated ingredient you need in your routine.

Generally speaking, in life, we’re striving for an A+ grade. But what if the ‘B’ is where it’s at? Vitamin B, in all its forms—B3, B5, niacinamide—is one of the most impactful ingredients you can add to your skincare routine when your complexion is in need of strengthening and soothing. Your skin barrier’s dream, this ingredient works to rebuild stressed skin and keep it happy and healthy so that any other actives you put on top, can do their jobs. 

But which formulas are worth your hard earned cash? And are there other incredible ingredients that can bolster the formulas for a bit of skin multi-tasking? We reveal our seven favourite vitamin B serums below.

Mx Skincare Vitamin B3+ Serum

Energise your skin with Mx Skincare’s Vitamin B3+ Serum. Formulated with two key peptides to help skin function, promote collagen production and increase the resilience of the skin barrier, this formula restores a key part of the skin’s lipid barrier to prevent transepidermal water loss (read: your skin from drying out). Working to hydrate and protect, this formula is as hardworking as it is chic.

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Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum

We focus a lot on vitamin A for anti-ageing but there is no point in upping the heavy duty actives without proper nourishment and hydration. Enter: Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum. Formulated with multi-weight hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to intensely hydrate, protect and nourish the skin, this crystal-clear formula sinks in quickly to prep the skin for whatever glorious moisturiser you choose to put on top.

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La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing Serum

Skin feeling a little irritated and grumpy? The La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing Serum is here to save the day. Vitamin B5 works to soothe dry, irritated skin while hyaluronic acid and glycerin team up to hydrate and plump the skin in one fell swoop. The gel-like texture also sinks into the skin with ease, which is a bonus.

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Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

Add pineapple ceramides to provitamin B5 and what do you get? The Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum. A skin-strengthening serum that boosts radiance and enzymatically readiness skin texture and tone, this will quickly become a staple in your routine.

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Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum with 5% Niacinamide 

Bright blue and bloody beautiful for your skin, the Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum with 5% Niacinamide is a deeply hydrating serum designed to protect against free radical damage, hydrate and even tone, while supporting the skin’s natural barrier function. Working to regulate the skin (so dry skin doesn’t get drier and oily skin doesn’t get oilier), the serum glides over the complexion and melts in with ease. So, no, there is no blue tinge once applied!

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Verso Hydration Serum

Sometimes vitamin B needs a little helping hand to really up the restorative-ante. Verso’s Hydration Serum combines the strengthening power of niacinamide with the nourishing power of ceramides and vitamin E to really pack a skin-loving punch. Glycerin also helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin looking and feeling plump and healthy.

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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% & Zine 1%

A vitamin B serum for the acne-prone peeps, the Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1% serum is a godsend. Working to smooth, brighten and support, this formula targets textural irregularities, dryness, dullness, visible shine and signs of congestion. 

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