Consider niacinamide to be one of the skin care industry’s most underrated players – and take this as your sign to find out exactly why it’s an ingredient worth knowing about.

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About Niacinamide

Versatile, hardworking and incredibly effective, there’s a reason you’re seeing it popping up in lots of your favorite skincare products – don’t just take our word for it, though, because there’s a whole host of scientific studies and research to back up its prowess.  

So, if you’re reading this and wondering what exactly niacinamide is, how it works, what it’s good for and why everybody is singing its praises, then keep scrolling. We’ve broken down all the important stuff that we think is worth knowing, and by the time you’ve reached the end we have no doubt you’ll be as enamored with it as we are. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works alongside essential nutrients found in the body. It is involved in 200 enzymatic reactions in the organism. However, unlike other skincare ingredients – like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, for example – niacinamide isn’t something that we produce naturally. So, in order to reap the benefits of it, it needs to be ingested (eaten) either through foods that are rich in it (like beef, poultry, fish, nuts, avocados and whole grains) or via supplements, or it can be applied topically via your skincare products.  
  • Honestly, the list of things that niacinamide is good for is almost endless: not only does it work to strengthen the skin barrier, even out the overall appearance of skin tone and texture , it can also soothe skin and even reduce redness caused by spots or breakouts, as well visibly minimizing and tightening pores. It is also helps reduce sebum production and when it comes to acne signs, niacinamide is good for helping to improve skin overall appearance and quality.  

    And of course, niacinamide is a powerful ingredient when it comes to helping improve the appearance of pigmentation by working as an antioxidant and a soothing agent, while also limiting melanin formation. 
    The best part, though, is that niacinamide is well tolerated by almost all skin types, including those that are sensitive, or acne prone. It is often asked if vitamin C and niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, or niacinamide and retinol, or glycolic acid and niacinamide are good associations. Formulated at optimal dosage, it can be used in tandem with the majority of all other ingredients within your existing routine, including  vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, AHAs and BHAs. Plus, in some cases it is a complementary ingredient that can help boost the overall efficacy of the products you’re using, especially where pigmentation, dark spots or discoloration are concerned. It can even be used around the eye area to help ensure the delicate skin around there stays as smooth, firm and as hydrated as possible. 

  • Just when you thought the benefits of niacinamide couldn’t get any better, we’re about to prove that it can. While some ingredients should only be used once a day, or even just a couple of times a week, our formulas with niacinamide, such as niacinamide serum or moisturizer, can be used morning and evening – and, actually, it can do its best work when it’s used twice daily, and it usually takes around four weeks or so, sometimes less, to see the results of it.  

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