Niacinamide 101 - why you need it in your skincare routine
When it comes to skincare, some ingredients are more versatile than others. Niacinamide is one of the biggest multitaskers out there, being renowned for its various skin benefits.
From addressing fine lines to combating acne, all while calming the signs of inflammation along the way, niacinamide is a superstar ingredient in many ways! Let’s get to know this micronutrient, and explore some of the ways you can use it in your daily skincare routine.
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3. As a vitamin, it can be found in many food sources, like meat and fish. However, according to Healthline, using topical niacinamide is your best bet to address skin concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, and excess oil.
What does niacinamide do for skin?
We’ve mentioned niacinamide is versatile. This vitamin is used as a skincare ingredient for many purposes – all different skin types can benefit from it! Some of niacinamide’s most common uses include:
- Soothing inflammation to reduce the effects of acne and rosacea;
- Addressing hyperpigmentation to even skin tone and fade scarring and dark spots;
- Regulating oil production;
- Stimulating cellular turnover to unclog congested pores;
- Helping skin retain moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Does niacinamide help acne?
Good news for those who are struggling with acne: a 2017 literature review of 10 clinical studies using niacinamide to treat acne found that topical niacinamide led to a significant reduction in blemishes, in line with standard acne treatments. Niacinamide is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, a must to deal with the telltale signs of inflammatory acne: redness, swelling, and clogged pores.
Niacinamide and zinc: better together
Did you know niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory effects may be even more powerful when used alongside zinc? Pairing niacinamide with zinc in your skincare routine may help you get better results. Why not pair your niacinamide skin products with the Abib Enriched Creme Zinc Tube for some next-level inflammation care?
How to use niacinamide in your skincare routine
Thanks to niacinamide’s popularity and versatility, there are many skincare products containing this ingredient, making it easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine! Niacinamide can be used on any skin type, and helps many different skin concerns. Let’s take a look at the many niacinamide skincare options you can find at Glow Atelier.
Niacinamide toner to soothe sensitive skin
Combining niacinamide, calendula and oat extracts, and allantoin, the Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Toner is a soothing formula that is perfect for sensitive skin. Reduce inflammation and redness, balance oil production and hydrate skin, while also brightening dull skin tone. Gentle, yet powerful!
Niacinamide toner to fight against acne
Target acne and clogged pores with the brightening and hydrating Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Toner. With 5% niacinamide, this toner helps fight pesky inflammation and excess oil production, the bane of anyone with acne-prone skin’s existence, all while plumping and hydrating skin with butylene glycol and sodium hyaluronate.
Niacinamide serum to brighten skin tone
Niacinamide is an ace at skin brightening! The Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence combines niacinamide and vitamin C to stimulate cellular turnover and offers antioxidant care to make dull, lifeless skin glow.
Niacinamide and vitamin C not only boast similar skin benefits – they complement each other to promote even better skin brightening effects than you could achieve with either ingredient by itself.
Niacinamide serum to hydrate dry skin
Looking for a serum that will help with the dullness and clogged pores that come with dehydrated skin? Look no farther than the I'M FROM Rice Serum, a hydrating serum blending niacinamide, squalane, rice germ extract, and hyaluronic acid for some nourishing, anti-aging skin texture care.
Niacinamide cream to control oily and combination skin
Using a cream moisturizer should not make your skin greasier! The Abib Hydration Creme Water Tube is a perfect solution for those looking for an effective moisturizer, while also balancing skin oil production.
With an amazing ingredient list featuring not only niacinamide, but also camellia seed oil, adenosine, and cactus flower extract, this lightweight cream hydrates, soothes, and clarifies skin in one simple step.
Niacinamide sunscreen to protect all skin types
Add some of niacinamide’s skin-loving benefits to your sun protection! The Abib Heartleaf Sun Essence Calming Drop covers your medium & long-wave UV protection needs, while providing care for inflammation and redness, and intensive hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Plus, it’s virtually white cast-free, which is always a bonus!