Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Niacinamide is a multipurpose skin care ingredient. Niacinamide is known to help build keratin, thereby restoring and strengthening your skin.
Strengthens the skin barrier.
Protecting and strengthening the skin barrier may not be as high of a priority as a hydrated, bright complexion, but it's imperative when trying to achieve healthy skin. Having a strong skin barrier helps our bodies keep harmful and toxic things from entering the skin. This is also where hydration levels come into play. When the skin barrier is strong, it helps to retain moisture in the skin. This becomes even more important as we age and for those who suffer from dry skin conditions like eczema.
Niacinamide helps reduce the appearance of brown spots, blotchiness, and redness and brightens the overall complexion. A 5% Niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production as niacinamide has been shown to boost the hydrating ability of moisturizers so skin’s surface can better resist the moisture loss that leads to recurrent dry, tight, flaky skin.
May reduce the appearance of pores.
Nothing has been proven to reduce the actual size of your pores. But niacinamide may help minimize their appearance by helping keep your skin smooth and clear. It also may help regulate the amount of oil your glands produce, which can prevent breakouts and clogged pores.
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, as well as skin sallowness.
Niacinamide is a powerhouse skincare ingredient that has a significant domino effect when used consistently on the skin. This workhorse vitamin enhances your skincare products, protects and strengthens the skin, and gives complexions a healthy glow.
Treats Acne & Inflammation
Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne. It will help ease redness from acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
This amazing active ingredient can be found in our HydraGlow Daily Moisturizer.