How Can Niacinamide Help My Skin? Key Benefits To This Powerhouse

How Can Niacinamide Help My Skin? Key Benefits To This Powerhouse


Niacinamide is a B vitamin (B3), and our bodies cannot produce it on it's own.  We can get niacinamide from a variety of dietary sources, like tuna, salmon, peanuts, avocado, brown rice, eggs, green vegetables, and beans.

While it is necessary for our bodies to function properly, it is a very impressive ingredient for our skin.  I love that it can help prevent dementia, which is something my father suffered from for years.

Key benefits of applying niacinamide topically:

Niacinamide can reduce skin cancer.  Medical studies have shown that during the study, there were 23 percent fewer new cases of skin cancer in the group that applied niacinamide topically. 

It has been proven to help treat acne, melanoma, and rosacea, and minimize blotchiness and redness. It can minimize the redness from these skin issues, but also repair the skin, like smooth the texture, minimize existent scarring, and reduce discoloration from acne or sun damage.

It can reduce hyperpigementation.  Data and medical studies show that the application of niacinamide to the skin can lighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation after 4 weeks. 

Niacinamide can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  International Journal of Cosmetic Science did a study on 50 women and asked them to apply a moisturizer containing 5 percent niacinamide to one half of their face and a placebo moisturizer to the other half for 12 weeks. Their results showed that the halves of their faces receiving niacinamide had significant improvements in hyperpigmentation spots, fine lines, and wrinkles compared to the control side.

For you sensitive skin people: Niacinamide can help minimize sensitivity in skin.  This is especially handy when preparing for treatments like glycolic peels or the use of retinol products.  You can use multiple niacinamide containing products in your routine, and it will still be non-sensitizing as B vitamin is well tolerated by all skin types. 

Niacinamide can help correct dry skin.  If you struggle with dry skin, topical application of niacinamide has been shown to boost the hydrating ability of moisturizers so skin’s surface can better resist the moisture loss that leads to recurrent dry, tight, flaky skin. 

Niacinamide can help reduce pore size.  This magical B vitamin can "normalize" the pore lining, and that this influence plays a role in keeping debris from getting backed up, which leads to clogs and rough, bumpy skin. As the clog forms and worsens, the pores stretch to compensate, and what you’ll see is enlarged pores. By helping things get back to normal, niacinamide use helps pores return to their normal size.

And last but not least...

Hyaluronic acid can increase the absorption of niacinamide in the skin.  Our product line features a few products with niacinamide, some of which include hyaluronic acid for maximum absorption:

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