An advanced vitamin B3 serum fortified with 21% niacinamide and super antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD) to fight free radicals while strengthening barrier function and boosting water-holding skin lipids. As your essential multitasking cosmeceutical, XCell B regulates oil flow, addresses lines and uneven skin tone for luminous, dewy skin
Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
Stimulates epidermal skin barrier lipid (ceramides) production resulting in increased hydration and decreased TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss). It also stimulates barrier proteins such as keratin, involucrin and filaggrin essential for optimal barrier functioning and, because of this, decreases inflammation and increases protection from environmental damage.
Niacinamide addresses pigmentation by preventing the transfer of melanin from the melanocyte to the keratinocyte and there is continued research into the findings that niacinamide can prevent the immune system being supressed by sunlight. It can stimulate collagen production (B3 is a precursor of collagen) as well as regulate sebaceous lipid production and therefore the severity of acne lesions.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzymatic antioxidant, bioidential to SOD found in human cells. SOD is well know for its role in neutralising the superoxide free radical. It is widely believed that SOD can enhance sunscreen products and protect against the damaging effects of the environment. Environmental effects increase the number of free radicals the body encounters. SOD is a free radical scavenger and balances out the number of excess radicals, ultimately protecting the skin from unnecessary damage. SOD soothes the skin and helps combat against photoageing, leaving the skin healthy and more radiant.
The formulation also contains Sodium PCA, betaine and pro vitamin B5 (panthenol) to hydrate, protect the skin barrier, reduced skin irritation and improve skin healing.