All of the skin-glowing credit is usually given to vitamins A and C in our skincare products. But there’s another skin-smoothing, glow-boosting, and wrinkle-preventing powerhouse ingredient that we must pay tribute to.
That ingredient is Niacinamide, and it should absolutely be a part of your beauty regimen. Keep reading to learn more about the Niacinamide benefits for your skin.
Niacinamide which is also referred to as nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3. Vitamin B3, or Niacin, is an essential nutrient that plays an import role in your body’s systems including your digestive, nerve, and brain function. When Niacin is taken in high amounts—greater than what is needed by the body—it is naturally converted into Niacinamide.
The vitamin is found in a wide variety of foods from yeast to fish and is synthesized by your gut bacteria to convert the Niacin into Niacinamide. The process to create cosmetic-grade topical Niacinamide involves using synthetic ingredients. This yields an odorless, white powder form of the vitamin that is easily soluble in water.
The end result is identical to the vitamin B3 that our bodies synthesize. It also provides all the wonderful topical benefits when used in commercial skincare products.
Niacinamide Benefits for Skin
When we said that Niacinamide is a skincare powerhouse, we meant it. The Niacinamide benefits include:
- The reduction of redness and blotchiness
- The reduction of acne
- The prevention of wrinkles and other signs of aging
- The smoothing skin’s texture
- The brightening of the skin
- The improvement of the skin’s immunity and epidermal barrier
- The regulates skin’s natural oils
- The protects of the skin from infrared light
- The prevention/reduction of hyperpigmentation
Niacinamide works wonders to increase the production of ceramides. Ceramides help strengthen the skin and prevent any trans epidermal water loss. This gives your Langerhan cells a boost, which protects against bacteria and precancerous lesions.
As the lipids in your skin become stronger, any sensitivity caused by environmental factors begins to diminish. This includes redness. A well-functioning lipid barrier equates to a controlled oil flow, which also means you can say goodbye to oily skin.
In addition to strengthening your Langerhan cells, Niacinamide also protects your skin from the heat of the sun. UV light exposure combined with the sun’s heat is what activates free radicals. These not only damage your skin but cause your pigmentation to become dysfunctional.
In addition, Niacinamide boosts your collagen production and improves your skin’s ability to fight back against oxidative stress. Niacinamide is especially powerful when it’s combined with other healthy extracts. This includes vitamins, moisturizing agents, and antioxidants.
Get on the Path to Healthy, Glowing Skin
All of Niacinamide’s benefits are what make it the heavyweight champ of skincare products. Once you add it to your regimen, there will be nothing stopping you from getting the radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of having.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate Niacinamide in your skincare routine but aren’t sure where to start, you can contact us. We’ll help you figure it out.