NIACINAMIDE- funny name, great skin care benefits.
Anyone, who is even slightly interested in skin care, should consider using products containing niacinamide. Topical form of vitamin B3, niacinamide, boasts a wide array of skincare benefits. Applied topically, niacinamide can improve skin texture and strengthen the protective barrier function of the skin, which then helps to reduce inflammation. It does so by increasing natural lipids found on the skin surface and reducing water loss. Niacinamide can also help reduce unwanted pigmentation and increase cell turnover, improving the look of aging skin.
Niacinamide-containing products are generally considered safe to use, but if you are introducing it for the first time, consider a small patch test on the inside part of your forearm. If you begin to experience redness, itching, or swelling, wash the area and do not use the product.
As with any new skin care product, you probably will not see any significant results for 14 to 21 days. Effective concentration of niacinamide products is in the range of 4 to 5 percent. It is safe to mix with other products containing wide array of active substances. On the other hand mixing niacinamide with products containing hyaluronic acid, zinc or vitamin C will trigger synergistic reaction. Hyaluronic acid is proven to even increase absorption of niacinamide to skin tissue.
Summary of benefits:
-rebuilding lipid barrier thus increasing moisture retention.
-Minimizing redness and blotchiness.
-Reducing pore appearance and regulating sebum production.
-Protects against sun damage and treats hyperpigmentation.
-Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
-protects against oxidative stress.
-help acne prone skin to clear and recover.