If you’re a skincare lover, chances are you notice a lot of products containing the ingredient niacinamide. This miracle form of vitamin b is heralded in the beauty community for being an ingredient effective in rectifying a diverse number of skin concerns. Need to brush up on your niacinamide knowledge? We’ve got you covered. In this latest post, we take a deep dive into all things niacinamide, the benefits, and FAQS.
What is niacinamide?
Also referred to as vitamin b3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that joins with the natural forces in your skin to help tackle a range of common skin concerns. These include large pores, acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened skin barrier. Over time niacinamide works to strengthen the skin barrier to keep out environmental stressors and damage. Overall, niacinamide is a great one-stop-shop ingredient to not only rectify damage and concerns but also protect your skin in the long term.
The benefits of niacinamide
All skins can benefit from a daily dose of niacinamide, just like you can find in our best-selling Boosting Serum
. Find out more about why here at Tomorrowlabs we can’t get enough of niacinamide:
1. Maintains a strong skin barrier
One of the biggest benefits of using niacinamide is that it’s great for building immunity and strengthening your skin barrier. Niacinamide works to build up keratin in the skin, which is a protein that contributes to the health and vitality of your complexion.
2. Helps reduce acne
Many people with acne-prone skin turn to niacinamide to help reduce not only the spots themselves but also the redness and hyperpigmentation that comes with them. Niacinamide is great for reducing inflammation which is helpful for a range of skin conditions.
3. Limits the signs of aging
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of getting older, but daily use of niacinamide can help to reduce the effects of aging and sun damage for a more youthful appearance.
4. Promotes normal oil production
If you struggle with oily skin or large pores, you may just want to give a niacinamide product a whirl. This vitamin has been linked to regulating normal oil and sebum production in the skin. Not only will this limit your oiliness throughout the day but also make your pores appear smaller.
We’re armed and ready to answer all of your burning niacinamide questions! Get clued up below:
How long does niacinamide take to work?
Depending on the product you’re using and your skin condition and type, you can see some instant results from niacinamide but lasting results may take up to 12 weeks. We recommend using a niacinamide serum (like our Boosting Serum) as these will contain the most powerful concentration of the vitamin.
How often can I use niacinamide?
Products containing niacinamide can be used daily, or even twice daily if this suits your skin and you have significant concerns to rectify.
Is niacinamide suitable for all skin types?
One of the main benefits of niacinamide is that it can be used on all skin types and conditions. However, you should be aware that when using niacinamide in concentrations higher than 10% this can cause some irritation in sensitive skin when applied too often. We always recommend patch testing when adding a new skincare product to your routine.
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