Vitamins are the key ingredients to achieving a natural, healthy glow from your skin. From brightening to anti-aging, there are some powerhouse vitamins you should not miss to build a better skincare regimen. When it comes to wellness, there is no one-size-fits-all solution- and typically the same goes for any skincare routine. Striking the appropriate balance is a matter of incorporating the right products into your daily skincare regimen. Taking care of your skin is a balancing act. Your objective is to achieve a radiant, moisturized skin. While streamlining your daily skincare routine can seem like a daunting task, the modern day skincare industry is rife with products that will help you.
What if I told you that a certain topical ingredient exists that yields benefits for nearly every major skincare? Spoiler alert- those concerns include but are not limited to:
One of the most powerful tools in your arsenal? NIACINAMIDE. Is it magic?
Even if you have watched 10 minutes of TV, read an article or talked to a beauty-obsessed friend recently. There is a good chance you have already been bombarded with this new best friend of skincare. Niacinamide (also known as Nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3 that can supposedly, give you the calm, smooth, happy face of a baby but…. What does that really mean? If you are only vaguely aware of the way, exactly, you should be loading up your skincare with Niacinamide, allow me to enlighten you on the magic of this variant of B3.
I was on the verge of giving up on Niacinamide thinking maybe this ingredient is not meant for dry skin but I was proven wrong. Niacinamide is the ingredient that is actually worth the hype it is getting from the past few years. It is not just hype. Experts explain how this vitamin B derivative can make a difference for a wide variety of skin concerns and types. One of the appeals of Niacinamide is its long list of benefits, not to mention how well it cooperates with both your own skin and other ingredients. Niacinamide works with your skin’s natural chemistry to improve overall skin texture by rebuilding a lipid layer, minimizing the appearance of pores and preventing UV damage and inflammation. You will find niacinamide in many cult-favorite formulations -- it's a stable ingredient and gets along with almost any ingredients. Skincare chemists use it to stabilize formulas as well as add to the formulations benefits.
Not only does it do numerous favors for skin but it also works for numerous skin types. It can be helpful for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and it is a good choice for those with rosacea and acne as it can help to reduce redness. In fact, in its oral form, it has been used to treat acne and shown to reduce sebum production.
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A world leader once said, “Trust, but verify.” We do that and encourage you to do the same. We are here to help you verify! The following are some of the most appropriate claims by different dermatologists:
“Niacinamide…has shown to be an effective skin lightening agent and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is being tested as a possible treatment for acne and rosacea.”- Dermatologist Mathew.
“Niacinamide has a greater impact in terms of hydrating the skin.”- Dermatologist Lee.
“In general, there is a trend toward ‘calming’ ingredients. Niacinamide is a popular option since it is so well-tolerated. It is truly a star ingredient and one I recommend often.”- Dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali
“As a true multitasker, niacinamide neutralizes free radicals and helps to address the slowing of skin aging through repair and rejuvenation.” Dermatologist Melissa Kamchanspoomi Levin
“Niacinamide tends to complement and work well when layered with several other active ingredients that compose a typical skin care regimen.” Dermatologist Janiene Luke
Niacinamide is found in serums, creams, oils, tones, essences, cleansers, sunscreens- it is even popping up in foundations. But which format makes the most out of Niacinamide’s benefit? Experts’ opinions vary.
Dr. Shasa Hu believes serums are the most effective vehicle for Niacinamide products. “Since Serums are able to deliver a high concentration of specific active ingredients directly to the skin, they are more effective at targeting different skincare concerns- anything from acne to dehydration.”
Dr. Allenby, however, says moisturizers may be the best way to get Niacinamide.
Well, the verdict is that Niacinamide is well-tolerated and accepted by every skin type and concern. Having a product that has Niacinamide in it on rotation in your skincare is always an A+. The bottom line is Niacinamide’s long list of benefits make it a good pick for plenty of different skin types or issues and it is also one of the best-studied ingredients in the cosmeceutical world.