Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, also known as Nicotinamide. Our body does not produce this type of vitamin, but we can get it from our diet, supplements, and topical products. This element works almost perfectly with every skin type and can be combined with pretty much all the products you are using on your skincare.
When applied to the skin, it is known to stimulate the dermis, retain water, improve pigmentation, minimize pore appearance and reduce inflammation. It also have antibacterial properties.
- Helps to create a barrier to maintain your skin moisture.
- Reduce inflammation, especially the one related to acne, eczema, and rosacea.
- Reduce the appearance and size of pores.
- Works to reduce pigmentation, especially dark spots. Can work as a booster when paired with ingredients like kojic acid and hydroquinone.
- Have antioxidant properties.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Provides the right amount of oil on your skin.
- Prevents re-incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer
- Compare to other acne treatments, this doesn’t make your skin dry.
You can use it every day, morning, and evening. Like many skincare products, you will need to wait around 4-6 weeks to see improvements over your skin condition.
Always clean your face before application. You can use it as a toner, lotion or you can mix it with your moisturizer. There are a lot of presentations and concentration of the products, make sure you are reading all the information on the box before you get them. All the concentrations are safe for your skin, however, they might not be the solution for the condition you want to treat.
It is generally well tolerated. In some cases, can cause some redness in sensitive skin, but it is mostly related to another ingredient used at the same time.