Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin with multitasking bio-active abilities.

After Niacinamide is applied to the skin, it is converted into the coenzyme Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide.

  • Helps to visibly minimise enlarged pores
  • Tightens lax or stretched out pores
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminishes dullness and strengthens the surface
  • Repairs the signs of past skin damage

Niacinamide skin benefits

Niacinamide has a normalising ability on the pore lining helping to keep oil and debris from getting backed up leading to clogged, rough, and bumpy skin.

Niacinamide has been shown to boost the hydrating ability of moisturisers by improving the skins ability to resist moisture loss that leads to recurrent dryness and flaky texture.

Niacinamide works brilliantly with ingredients like glycerine, non-fragrant plant oils, cholesterol, sodium PCA, and sodium hyaluronate.

  • Results should be visible after 2-4 weeks of twice daily usage (depending on the severity of the skin)

Clinical benefits of Niacinamide

Niacinamide helps build keratin, a protein that maintains skin
health. It has also been shown to make your skin stronger, smoother and brighter.
Niacinamide is used to treat acne and can help nourish and protect your skin,
especially when it's used with other products like retinol.

 A double-blind, randomised, trial suggested 2%
can be effective in controlling skin’s sebum (oil)
production.   Concentrations of greater than 4% Niacinamide works via
several pathways to keep new discolorations from appearing

Is Hyaluronic Acid or Niacinamide better?

Hyaluronic Acid is generally safe for all skin types —
including sensitive skin — and is particularly beneficial for dry skin. The
critical difference between the two is that Hyaluronic Acid is helpful mainly
in hydrating the skin. In contrast, Niacinamide also helps remove the signs of aging,
treats acne, and provides an even skin tone due to its sebum-regulating properties.

Why could Hyaluronic Acid dry the skin out?

If you’re applying Hyaluronic Acid to a very dry face, it can actually end up drawing moisture from the deeper levels of your skin, which in turn will cause more harm than good and leave your complexion feeling tight and uncomfortable.

It’s a problem that usually occurs when humidity levels are extremely low – meaning there’s a lack of moisture in the air.

Key Elements

Retinol and Niacinamide are often used to treat similar
conditions, such as signs of aging skin, acne, and hyperpigmentation.

Niacinamide can ultimately result in the improved
appearance of dark spots.

Both Niacinamide and Retinol induce the formation of new
skin cells, however retinol does this by degrading the skin barrier while Niacinamide
works by strengthening the skin barrier.

Retinol works by penetrating the top layer of skin and
inducing cellular turnover. Retinol often causes negative side effects, such as
increased skin irritation and sensitivity.

Niacinamide penetrates deeper than Retinol and works by
helping to rebuild new skin cells and keratin, enhancing the skin’s natural
lipid barrier, improving the skin's barrier functions.

Niacinamide and Retinol both can be used in conjunction
with each other.


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