The ULTIMATE why you need it...Niacinamide is a vitamin also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinamide that is water soluble, so it soaks into the skin quicker and works harder to deliver it’s benefits...
1. What are the benefits of Niacinamide for my skin?
Niacinamide is a skincare ingredient that can be applied topically every day and can give a multitude of benefits that helps your overall skin health. This ingredient prevents melanin or pigmentation from rising to the surface of the skin, improves elasticity and strengthen’s the skin’s barrier by increasing ceramides in the skin’s outer layer. Niacinamide can help reduce inflammation as it is an antioxidant, sooth and smooth your overall skin texture and brighten your skin, and even reduce the appearance of redness and post acne scarring, leading to bouncy skin. Niacinamide also reduces the sebum production in the skin to visibly minimise enlarged pores and boost collagen production to soften fine lines and wrinkles. This SUPER HERO skincare ingredient can be used by all skin types, even the most sensitive!
2. What ingredients can I use with Niacinamide?
What we love about Niacinamide is how VERSATILE it is as an ingredient! Niacinamide is friendly and compatible with generally all other skincare ingredients. Not having to worry about your skincare cocktail, and not having to worry if it will do more worse than good? We see this as a WIN WIN!
- Can I use Vitamin C with Niacinamide? Despite some myths saying the opposite, Vitamin C can be used with Niacinamide. We recommend using your Vitamin C first. Once it is dry and the absorbic acid has settled into the skin, work in your Niacinamide.
- Can I use Retinol with Niacinamide? As Niacinamide boosts collagen and ceramide production, this ingredient naturally builds up the skin’s barrier to be strong enough to use with Retinol. Niacinamide also has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to minimise the potential of irritation with retinol. These ingredients will be BUDDIES now you know!
- Can I use Hyaluronic Acid with Niacinamide? Of course! You have unveiled the best pair of ingredients! These are both water based ingredients and you will be able to get maximum effect from your Niacinamide by using it alongside Hyaluronic Acid, as it holds in the moisture for ultimate repair and hydration in a duo.
- Niacinamide in an acne routine is recommended to be used with Copper, Folic Acid or Zinc. Try The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for a blemish routine.
3. How long does it take for Niacinamide to work?
Be patient! You may notice some effects immediately, but to see a sustained and long lasting result, results have shown it could be up to 8 to 12 weeks to see a major change. Keep doing your skincare routine, don’t give up just yet…It will be worth it.
4. What is the difference between Niacinamide and Vitamin B?
Niacinamide is one of two forms of Vitamin B3. There are 8 B Vitamins in total. Vitamin B3 can be obtained from various foods while also being a key ingredient in skincare products, be it a serum, moisturizer or cleanser. For skin health, you may get Niacinamide/Vitamin B3 benefits from the food you eat such as eggs, cereals, green vegetables, milk, fish, beans, and feeding your skin from within will help, but it is also popular to apply the ingredient in your skincare routine topically will ensure your skin is taking in all the benefits!
5. At what age should I use Niacinamide?
Get beautiful, youthful and truthful with your skincare routine. You need Niacinamide in your routine at ANY age, as it has a wide variety of benefits to suit all concerns and stages of life! Add it to your acne routine as a teenager, or anti-aging routine with mature skin.
Check your skincare product for a percentage of Niacinamide to see what you need! Many makeup products will contain 2% of Niacinamide, and some products that are focused on another ingredient may balance their formula out with a small percentage of Niacinamide. When looking for Niacinamide to use as a key ingredient, shoot for 5%-10% and work your way up.
Now, let’s get you on your Niacinamide journey!
Calm and restore your skin's barrier gently with CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water with Niacinamide and Ceramides. This gentle formula removes dirt and makeup while increasing ceramides in the skin's outer layer for ultimate skin health.
On the hunt for a skin serum enriched with Vitamin B now? Try the Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum with 5% Niacinamide. This silky serum improves the skin's barrier, and has all the good intentions and benefits of Niacinamide as mentioned!
Ready to get rid of redness on the Body? Try Paula's Choice 5% Niacinamide Body Serum to focus on a healthy skin barrier on the body. Body care is just as important as skin.
Discomfort on your scalp? Did you know that Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that will calm the scalp? Niacinamide will also work to reduce sebum and oil production on the scalp. Try the L'Oreal Professionnel Scalp Advanced Anti-Discomfort Dermo-Regulator Shampoo.