Why you should be using Niacinamide in your skincare.
When it comes to skincare ingredients, few are as powerful and diverse as niacinamide. In recent years, this tried and tested compound has become a favorite of beauty gurus and brands as studies continue to prove its wide range of capabilities. While dermatologists and skin experts have been incorporating it into their routines and treatments for years, it's important to understand what exactly this ingredient does and who should be using it.
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B-3 (niacin), an important nutrient to keep the body functioning properly. When the body is niacin deficient, you can experience anything from headaches or fatigue to digestive issues or depression. However, one of the more common symptoms of a lack of vitamin B-3 is skin problems like acne.
What does niacinamide do?
When niacinamide is applied to the skin, it acts as an antioxidant to subdue inflammation in the skin like acne, redness, or free radicals damage. It also stimulates collagen growth to even the skin tone of any hyperpigmentation or age spots.
In addition, niacinamide has been shown to block sebum production, meaning it will help those who struggle with acne, oily skin, and enlarged pores. However, the ingredient also has moisturizing properties, allowing the skin to more readily maintain its healthy and hydrated glow.
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