Niacinamide #1 Ingredient 2024

The Top skincare ingredient for 2024 is Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide. It is a water-soluble vitamin that’s essential for maintaining healthy looking skin.  First studied for its benefits in the 1970s, this NOW popular ingredient can be found in a wide range of skincare formulations including cleansers, eye creams, serums & moisturizers.

When used as part of a daily skincare routine, niacinamide helps calm the skin, take down irritation & redness, reduce water loss and increase hydration.  Research also shows that niacinamide may help support a healthy skin barrier.  Maintaining a strong skin barrier is crucial for all skin types as this protective outer layer helps keep essential moisture in and harmful irritants out. 

Niacinamide is commonly included in skincare formulas for its skin-brightening & hydrating properties.  Studies have also shown that niacinamide helps balance your skin’s oil production, which makes it a useful ingredient for those with oily skin & clogged pores. Because niacinamide products are typically considered gentle, and suitable for most skin types including those with sensitive & blemish prone skin.

With all the benefits that niacinamide offers including regulating the skin’s production of sebum, a type of oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.  Over production of sebum is linked to moderate to sever acne breakouts.  Adding a topical with niacinamide to your daily skincare routine will reduce oil production and therefore reduce clogged pores, pimples & inflammation.

There is no consensus on the exact amount of niacinamide recommended for reducing oil production and redness associated with ace prone skin.  However, studies have shown that 2 – 5% concentrations is best to treat skin conditions. 

Derma MD products with niacinamide contain 4-5%.  

Wasabi Resurfacing Gel – Acne Prone Skin - Moderate to Severe

Wasabi Refining Toner – All skin types including Acne Prone & Mature

Wasabi Zapper - Mild acne spot treatment

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