7 Benefits of Niacinamide for Skin Care
When it comes to brightening, hydrating, or anti -aging, chances are your go-to products are vitamin C , hyaluronic acid , retinol , maybe even alpha arbutin if you like. skincare, but have you heard of niacinamide? Adored by dermatologists and beauty editors, Niacinamide's benefits make it an impressive range worthy of a place in your skincare ritual.
"Niacinamide or vitamin B3 as it's also called, is a powerful skincare ingredient that can help many different concerns," says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nina Desai. “It calms redness and inflammation in the skin, even with more serious conditions like acne and rosacea. And, because the benefits of niacinamide are so broad, it also has the ability to repair our skin barrier, prevent signs of aging, and brighten and smooth skin. And, it's gentle enough for sensitive skin too."
What is niacinamide + what does it do?
Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3. Since it's not actually stored in our bodies, that means we either have to ingest it through food (whole grains and some leafy greens) or supplements and, of course, add it to our skin care. .
The seven benefits of niacinamide.
1. Niacinamide Protects
Niacinamide is a pro for supporting and strengthening the skin barrier. This not only helps maintain optimal levels of hydration, but also protects the skin's natural defenses against environmental stressors, while repairing signs of damage.
2. Niacinamide Lightens
And this is where the enlightenment comes in. By repairing and protecting the skin, niacinamide helps reduce dull or dull skin, restoring the skin's natural glow.
3. Niacinamide Hydrates
One of dry skin 's unsung heroes , niacinamide strengthens the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss and dehydration by supporting the skin's production of natural ceramides. In fact, it's so good at nourishing scaly, tight, dry patches that it can even be applied topically. Barrier balm or healing gel are great options for this. And, as an added bonus, it actually boosts the conditioning abilities of moisturizers , as it prepares the skin's surface to receive and retain that surge of moisture more effectively.
4. Niacinamide repairs the signs of aging
Thanks to its restorative and moisturizing properties, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, elasticity is improved and the skin appears plumped and supple. Playing a starring role in our Eye Restore and Phyto-Active eye creams, niacinamide is a must-have for the eye area , helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and improve dark circles.
5. Niacinamide Balances + Reduces Pores
By working on the lining inside the pores, niacinamide helps prevent the pores from becoming clogged and therefore becoming more noticeable due to the debris in them making them visible. Niacinamide helps clean pores, tighten them and minimize their appearance. It also helps balance oil production, thereby reducing breakouts . Try our Niacinamide-infused Salicylic Acid & Retinol Serum - BHA Beta-Clarity Drops for a clarifying and smoothing boost.
6. Niacinamide Improves Uneven Tone
Niacinamide is a go-to ingredient for treating hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, preventing new problems from appearing, while also treating existing uneven spots. That's why it's a key ingredient in our Hydra-Bright Alpha-Arbutin Drops, a powerful serum loaded with skin-brightening benefits.
7. Niacinamide Soothes Inflammation
At this point, you might be wondering if there's anything niacinamide can't help, and the answer is not really. Even redness and inflammation can benefit from the soothing and calming powers of niacinamide, which supports acne, rosacea, or more general skin sensitivities. For this, our Barrier Balm is particularly nourishing and repairing. One of dry skin 's unsung heroes , niacinamide strengthens the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss and dehydration by supporting the skin's production of natural ceramides. In fact, it's so good at nourishing scaly, tight, dry patches that it can even be applied topically. or healing gel are great options for this. And, as an added bonus, it actually boosts the conditioning abilities of moisturizers , as it prepares the skin's surface to receive and retain that surge of moisture more effectively.
How to Add Niacinamide to Your Skincare
The great thing about niacinamide is that once you look for it, you'll find it in a range of products from serums to moisturizers .
One of our best-selling exfoliating and brightening treatments, Hydra-Bright Pro 5 Liquid Exfoliant is infused with niacinamide to work deep into the skin and work its magic, supporting AHAs with smoothing, brightening and all that good things.
For a niacinamide boost, you'll find it in serum form via Hydra-Bright Alpha Arbutin drops for lightening and hyperpigmentation issues, and Beta-Clarity BHA drops - where it works with others anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid to balance and clarify. And if you want an active moisturizer enriched with niacinamide, the Phyto-Active face cream is a must.
If you're looking for a deeper, longer-lasting dose of niacinamide, our nifdo niacinamide serum for skin brightening contain it among other actives, for visible results.
Short-contact niacinamide also imparts many benefits to the skin, which is why we infuse it into many of our cleansers to help really work on pores and balance oil. Try our Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub , Purifying Cleansing Gel and Purifying Mist for just that.
Keep your niacinamide usage to low percentages to avoid overdoing it, and add each product slowly to see its transformative effects. Remember to give it time to work too, don't give up after a week. It can take up to a month to show visible effects.