Skincare Ingredients

Fundamentals Focus on Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It is an essential water-soluble vitamin. It can’t be made by your body so you have to eat it or use it topically to receive its benefits.

Niacinamide is known to be well tolerated by the body and skin. It is multi-tasking skin care ingredient that is so beneficial to the skin as it helps to treat a number of different aliments.

But what makes this ingredient so beneficial and why is it so good for the skin?
Against other ingredients with similar benefits, Niacinamide demonstrates strong advantage because it rarely causes irritation and is not subject to oxidation and photolysis.

How will your skin benefit from using Niacinamide?

1) Anti-ageing
Niacinamide can stimulate cells to produce new collagen and elastin, improving the thickness and structure of older skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2) Hyperpigmentation
Niacinamide works slightly differently in this treatment. Instead of blocking production, it blocks the transfer of melanin from melanocytes to other cells. So the spread of melanin in the skin is stopped.

3) Sebum production and acne
it can help regulate sebum (oil) production by the skin’s sebaceous glands. As an anti-inflammatory it helps reduce the inflammation associated with acne. It helps to keep the blocked pores clear of debris. It is generally well tolerated and can be used alongside other acne treatments.

4) Redness and Blotchiness
Niacinamide demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties and may help ease redness seen in acne, rosacea, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.

5) Skin’s Barrier
Niacinamide can synthesise ceramide production. Ceramides are an essential component in a healthy barrier, which helps the skin to retain essential moisture.

Do you have questions about the ingredient, Niacinamide and how you can add it to your skin care routine? Contact our customer care.