Revolutionize your skincare routine with niacinamide
– the nutrient that everyone's raving about! But what makes it so special, you ask? This powerful ingredient boasts a wealth of skin benefits and can be used all year round, including in the summer! Keep reading to learn how to use niacinamide to your advantage to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
What is Niacinamide?
It is a type of vitamin B3, one of the eight B vitamins that help you look and feel healthy. Many foods contain niacinamide, and it is also a popular ingredient in cosmetic products since it comes in a super-small hydrophilic molecule capable of penetrating the epidermis, the most superficial layer of the skin. Although it is now on everyone's lips, niacinamide has actually been used in cosmetic formulations since the 1990s.
It has a high restructuring power and is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. And unlike other active ingredients, it is compatible with sun exposure and helps combat damage caused by the sun.
What Can It Do for Your Skin?
Niacinamide is a true skincare hero, offering a host of benefits that make it a must-have ingredient in any beauty routine. Here are the top five ways in which niacinamide can transform your skin:
Niacinamide strengthens the skin's lipid barrier, helping it to retain moisture and keep irritants at bay. This results in better hydration and less sensitivity.
Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide is effective in reducing redness caused by common skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema.
Niacinamide helps regulate oil production in the skin, which can prevent clogged pores and acne breakouts. This leads to a more refined, smoother complexion.
Dermatologists agree that niacinamide is a powerful brightening agent, capable of lightening dark spots and evening out the skin tone. Skincare products containing 5% niacinamide have been shown to be especially effective in this regard.
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines:
Thanks to its potent antioxidant properties, niacinamide can help to repair damage caused by sun exposure and the aging process, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
What Products Contain Niacinamide?
You can find niacinamide in different products and formats, from moisturizing facial creams for day and night, cleansing products, treatment serums, and even in sunscreens. Our Post Workout Gel Mask, for example, helps hydrate your skin and is specially designed with niacinamide for when your complexion needs a boost after exercising. And our Shine Bright Serum also takes advantage of this magical ingredient to keep moisture in and provide vitality.