Do you already have skincare products with vitamin B3 in your cupboard? Chances are that after reading this blog you’ll be (even more) convinced to start using it!
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is an effective and much-talked-about ingredient in daily skincare. This beloved ingredient can be used for all skin types and works as a real multi-tasker. We have listed all the benefits of niacinamide for you!
Niacinamide neutralizes free radicals. Free radicals created by UV radiation, for example, attach themselves to healthy cells, resulting in cell damage. This cell damage can manifest itself by the development of pigmentation spots, redness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Niacinamide reduces existing pigmentation, prevents the production of pigmentation, slows down the skin aging process, and reduces redness.
Generally, niacinamide is not considered an exfoliating ingredient, but research shows that it has a mild exfoliating effect on the skin. This causes it to remove dead skin cells from the skin, making the skin look less drab and therefore healthier. The skin also feels smoother and softer!
An important function for many people is the stimulation of collagen. The stimulation of collagen makes the skin firm and gives the skin more body. Perfect against skin aging!
Niacinamide stimulates the production of ceramides and free fatty acids. Ceramides ensure that the skin barrier is restored and an intact skin barrier ensures greater resilience of the skin. In addition, much less moisture evaporates, leaving the skin better hydrated. Ideal for dehydrated skin that feels dry and the lines will be reduced as a result.
Its anti-inflammatory properties also make niacinamide very popular with people who suffer from acne, rosacea, or redness. The ingredient inhibits histamine production; this substance, for example, causes redness and itching in mosquito bites. Other substances that cause an inflammatory response (redness, itching, swelling) are also inhibited. Several good and independent studies have been conducted that have shown that niacinamide soothes the skin. Sometimes the ingredient is even used by dermatologists to calm certain skin conditions.
The release of pigment to surrounding skin cells is prevented by niacinamide, thus preventing the possibility of the formation of superficial pigmentation spots and pigment spikes in melasma. This results in a reduction of both pigmentation and melasma.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide fits perfectly into your home skincare routine. In fact, it inhibits sebum production and prevents signs of residual acne or PIH. These are often red-brown spots after the inflammation subsides.
Niacinamide is an important ingredient to add to a skincare routine, especially because of its many benefits. All of which makes for beautiful, healthy skin. If you have any questions about which product might suit your skin type/indication, please feel free to contact us!