Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 (niacin), has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-acne benefits on top of boosting the skin's barrier function, which is crucial for protecting skin and keeping skin hydrated and looking young.Improvement in acne: Niacinamide reduces skin oiliness by reducing sebum production by the skin
Improves skin barrier function and reduces transepidermal water loss
Reduces inflammation in the skin
Niacinamide also reduces signs of aging in the skin such as fine lines and wrinkles; pigmentation and rough skin texture
Due to its benefits on reducing inflammation, treating aging and acne and boosting the skin's function, vitamin B3 can be used by pretty much everyone - even for people with acne and sensitive skin. For pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, there is no need to fear because vitamin B3 is safe for use during pregnancy and lactation.
If you happen to be also using retinoids for acne or anti-aging, vitamin B3 is a great addition to your skincare routine. Besides its protecting, anti-aging and anti-acne benefits, Niacinamide also helps with increasing your tolerance and reducing redness associated with retinoid use.