It seems like skincare products featuring Niacinamide have been all the rage this past year. But what exactly is Niacinamide, and why is it such a super-nutrient for your skin? We did some digging so you don’t have to!
What is it?
To break things down, Niacinamide is a form of B-3 vitamin that can commonly be found in foods such as eggs, green vegetables, beans, fish, and milk. As a topical treatment, it is best to apply Niacinamide as a serum to your skin directly to make sure that you are reaping all of it’s benefits. Trust us, it’s packed full of them!
What are the benefits?
For starters, Niacinamide is known for treating hyperpigmentation, repairing your lipid barrier, hydrating your skin, protecting against sun damage, and lots more. This vitamin creates a lipid barrier for your skin and protects you from environmental and UV damage. It also repairs any damage that your skin has encountered in the past, including diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. This barrier also prevents moisture loss and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Niacinamide is great for acne because it decreases inflammation and shrinks your pores overtime. It also helps regulate oil production by lowering your sebum excretion, leading to less breakouts. Niacinamide is also great for fading acne scars due to it’s ability to increase your skin’s collagen production and help rebuild damaged skin cells.
How do you use it?
Niacinamide can be found in many different skin care products on the market and it is also made into serums with different concentration percentages. Niacinamide is an active ingredient in our Brightening Crystal Mini Masks and Pineapple Brightening Jelly Mask! If you are using a serum, it is recommended to look for products with a 2-5% concentration for maximum results. Niacinamide can also be used day or night, so you can fit it into your routine anywhere that works best for you!
After learning all of these amazing benefits, we hope you feel inspired to add Niacinamide to your skincare routine!