Also known as Nicotinamide, Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin (B3). It is an antioxidant. It is one of the natural substances which is found in nuts, seeds, fruits, nuts and seeds that helps to improve the health of your skin. Vitamin B is a non-sensitizing and an extremely gentle product to use. It can be tolerated even by those eminently sensitive or rosacea prone skin.
Niacinamide has gained popularity in the skincare industry because of its numerous benefits. From treating acne to fighting premature aging of the skin, it’s a steller ingredient.
Here is how niacinamide heals and nourishes your skin:
Photoaging is the premature aging of the skin caused by UV rays. Wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and poor skin texture are a few signs of photoaging. A research demonstrated: People who applied 5% niacinamide for 12 weeks showed a visible reduction in photoaging signs. Hence, niacinamide reverses this skin condition.
According to a research niacinamide improves the skin’s hydration level. It stabilizes the function of the epidermal barrier therefore reducing water loss. This helps in retaining the moisture in the skin hence, leaving it hydrated.
Ceramides are fats present in abundance in the uppermost layer of the skin. They help the skin retain moisture and protect it against the environmental irritants. Niacinamide boosts their natural production.
Overtime, ceramides become depleted, leaving the skin vulnerable to damage. By increasing their production, the skin’s strength is restored.
Studies show that using a product having four percent of niacinamide cures mild to moderate acne due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It is gentler to use than the other acne treating products.
TL;DR Niacinamide is known to be effective in treating acne, redness, hyperpigmentation and signs of aging. It helps to stimulate the production of hydroquinones in the skin, which in turn help lighten the skin.
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