Niacinamide: New Skincare Miracle Ingredient?

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What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is one of the major forms of vitamin B3. It is found in eggs, green vegetables, beans, fish, and milk. It can be taken as a supplement, called Niacin, which flushes out the toxins in the blood and lowers cholesterol. It also improves skin function when taken orally, but is more effective when applied topically.

This vitamin is proven to reduce inflammation in the skin, which calms redness, Rosacea, Eczema, Hyper-Pigmentation and Acne. Vitamin B3 regulates the oil production in the skin so people with oily, acne prone skin can find balance. People with severe Acne have seen a decrease in breakouts, and improved texture due to cysts and lesions. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a Ceramide (lipid) barrier which helps retain moisture, so dry skin types find improvement with lines and wrinkles. It helps to build Keratin, a protein that firms, tightens and lifts sagging skin. Hyper-Pigmentation can be reduced due to collagen production and can be visible in as little as four weeks. Niacinamide also protects against free radicals in the environment such as pollution, UV damage, and toxins.

Although there does not seem to be any negatives when using this ingredient, you still want to be aware of the percentage in your products. Too much of a good thing can cause irritation in some skin types. Reports have shown 5% has been effective in helping sun-damage and Acne, while this may be too much for very sensitive skin. Skin at Peace uses between 3-4%, which is a healthy balance to treat all conditions. You can find this ingredient in the Repairing Night Cream.

There are many new ingredients out on the market that claim to be a miracle, but Vitamin B3 Niacinamide has scientific evidence in medical journals to improve many skin conditions. We are excited for everyone to add this into their skincare routine!