There's plenty to fuss about when it comes to Niacinamide. Not to mention we basically the ultimate fan-girl this powerhouse ingredient. But why is it that we love her so much?!
Niacinamide is derived from niacin, which is also known as Vitamin B3. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in foods such as meat, fish, and nuts. In skincare, Niacinamide is usually derived from niacinamide acid or nicotinamide, which are both highly stable forms of Vitamin B3.
Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is a potent ingredient that offers numerous benefits for your skin. Here are some reasons why we absolutely love this ingredient:
- Reduces inflammation and redness: Niacinamide has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm down inflammation and redness in the skin. This makes it an excellent choice for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin.
- Improves skin barrier function: Niacinamide helps improve the skin's natural barrier function by boosting the production of ceramides and other lipids. A strong skin barrier helps keep your skin hydrated and supple, and prevents moisture loss.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation: Niacinamide is a natural skin lightener that can help reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots in the skin. It works by inhibiting the production of melanin, which is responsible for dark spots and uneven skin tone.
- Helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Niacinamide stimulates collagen production in the skin, which helps improve skin firmness and elasticity. This can lead to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Regulates oil production: Niacinamide helps regulate sebum production in the skin, making it an excellent ingredient for people with oily or combination skin. By balancing oil production, Niacinamide can help prevent acne and breakouts.
Simply put, Niacinamide is a powerhouse ingredient that packs a punch in skin-loving benefits. So it's easy to see why we had to include Niacinamide in our formulations:
Checkout our Dreamscreens with Niacinamide: