Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide is one of the two major forms of Vitamin B3, it’s a powerhouse skincare ingredient that has achieved cult status for soothing irritated and inflamed skin, and for helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What does niacinamide do for my skin?
Niacinamide is a multipurpose skin care ingredient. As it supports your skin barrier, increasing its resiliency while improving your skin's overall texture. It's safe for all skin types as Niacinamide helps balance oil production.
Depending on your skin, it is recommended to use a product with Niacinamide every day in your AM and PM routine.
Here are the top four Niacinamide benefits:
1. Boost hydration
Niacinamide may enhance the function of your skin’s lipid barrier (a layer of water and oil that protects your skin). This helps lock moisture in and keep pollutants or other potential irritants out, making your skin more hydrated and less sensitive.
2. Calm redness
Niacinamide reduces inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
3. Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
This vitamin’s antioxidant properties may help protect your skin and aid its recovery from damage due to factors like aging, sun and stress. Some research has shown topical niacinamide can improve fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Treat hyperpigmentation
Niacinamide is dermatologist-approved for brightening skin tone. Some research suggests skin care formulas with 5% niacinamide can also help lighten dark spots.
It sounds almost too good to be true, right? But it isn't. Niacinamide is a key ingredient to healthy, brighter, more hydrated skin.
Niacinamide can be found in our Hydrating Face & Body Self Tanning Drops.