Niacinamide

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide (Nam) is an amide of vitamin B3 (niacin). Its effects after topical application have long been described in the literature.

What does Niacinamide do?

It is antimicrobial, photo-protective, relieves itching, controls sebum production and has lightening properties depending on its concentration.

  • Improves Skin Moisture

Its topical application deeply moisturizes the skin by stabilizing the epidermal barrier function and reducing transepidermal water loss.

  • Improves Skin Structure

Moreover, it increases protein and ceramide synthesis, which can lead to smoothing  wrinkles and a better skin structure.

Niacinamide provides whitening effects with wrinkle-improvement.
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It also possesses anti-inflammatory activity in some skin conditions such as irritation and redness.niacinamide powder

A study of a group of women applying a 5% niacinamide facial serum twice a day for 12 weeks showed reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, redness, and skin sallowness (yellowing). In addition, elasticity was improved.

  • Controls Sebum Production

A study showed a significant improvement of controlling sebum production after 2 and 4 weeks of application of 2% a niacinamide moisturizer to the face among 100 subjects.

  • Environment Stress Protection

Since it has anti‐inflammatory properties, Nam can inhibit environmental stress‐induced inflammation, such as from UV’s rays, pollution, dust, etc.

Therefore it can help fighting premature ageing and thereby maintain skin’s functionality and appearance.

Conclusion

This gentle ingredient is a super vitamin that works in synergy with your skin compounds your skin. It can help minimizing sebum production and tightening pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened barrier.

References

Mechanisms of action and its topical use in dermatology. doi: 10.1159/000359974

Nicotinic acid and the skin. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00115.x.

A B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2005.31732

The effect of 2% niacinamide on facial sebum production. doi: 10.1080/14764170600717704

Niacinamide mitigates SASP‐related inflammation induced by environmental stressors in human epidermal keratinocytes and skin. doi.org/10.1111/ics.12651