What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a form of Vitamin B3. It is everyone’s favorite ingredient because it is well tolerated by all skin types and works well with most ingredients, making it a filler ingredient in many skincare products.
Niacinamide is known for its ability to restore and strengthen the skin barrier, brighten the skin and any pigmentation, prevent signs of aging, and reduce inflammation and acne scars.
While it works amazing on its own, the ingredient can work better when used alongside with other ingredients and anti-oxidants such as hydroquinone and kojic acid to help with pigmentation and brightening.
Who can enjoy the benefits of niacinamide?
While niacinamide is well-known to be tolerated by most skin types, different skin types can enjoy different benefits.
Anyone with oily skin and mild acne can benefit from the ingredient's ability to reduce redness, inflammation, and acne scars.
Those with dry skin can benefit from niacinamide’s moisture-retaining properties as it strengthens the skin’s barrier.
In general, those looking to brighten up the skin tone and tackle dull skin can also enjoy niacinamide.
Niacinamide can be used twice daily, in the morning and night. However, while it has many great benefits, it is advised to use the ingredient in low concentration as it can cause redness or in worst cases, dermatitis. While it depends on the product, it is highly recommended that niacinamide be used in concentrations between 2% to 5%, where it will be tolerated by most skin types.
Looking for products with niacinamide?
At SKNEDIT, we carry various products with niacinamide. Here are some products we recommend!
Try this: JORGOBE's Niacinamide Serum, S$48. Jorgobé's niacinamide serum is a highly concentrated and nutritious serum developed to recreate the natural balance of the skin. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) evens out the skin tone, smoothes the structure of the skin and reduces pigment spots as well as blushing. Extracts from agarikon mushrooms tighten the skin and minimises pore size, while hyaluronic acid in combination with betaine, which is extracted from sugar beets, protects the skin and works to balance the natural hydration. Allantoin has a relieving effect on the skin and provides a soothing sensation.
Try this: PRIMERA's Miracle Seed Essence, S$52. A concentrated essence that contains 93.1% lotus seed extract that helps to visibly smooth texture, improve tone, increase hydration, and help protect from environmental stressors at the same time. This essence helps properly prep skin for better absorption of serums and creams and improves the appearance of texture, tone, and radiance.
Try this: PURITO's Deep Sea Pure Water Cream, S$26. This gel/cream moisturiser is formulated with 60% deep seawater to improve dryness and atopic dermatitis. It is a moisturizing cream that improves the water-oil balance of skin and dryness with nutritious marine ingredients, such as green caviar, seaweed extract, and green tea extract.
Try this: PURITO's Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence, S$26. An essence/serum hybrid that is formulated with 92% fermented galactomyes, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and yeast peptides, and 5% niacinamide to brighten the skin, and improves skin's texture and elasticity.