Another day, another skin ingredient you need in your skin care regimen!
While there are countless “must-try” skin care ingredients, niacinamide is one you can count on. Supported by extensive scientific research, niacinamide has been proven to bring our your skin’s best!
Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is an essential nutrient our bodyies rely upon for good health. A body lacking vitamin B3 may result in unwanted conditions. Therefore, maintaining your niacinamide levels is not only good for your skin, but for your health.
Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that functions with natural substances in the skin to rejuvenate the skin’s barrier, brighten, lighten, tighten the skin, balance oil production, restore damaged DNA, act as an anti-inflammatory, and more!
Our new product, 10% Niacinamide Serum, contains a 10% niacinamide concentration to improve skin without irritation. So, we’ve put just the right amount of niacinamide to benefit your skin, not harm it.
In this post, we will discuss the benefits of niacinamide, the difference between topicals and supplements regarding skin health, and our Serum!
Because niacinamide is a stable vitamin we cannot produce on our own, incorporating it into our skincare routine and diet is imperative for personal wellness. So, what are the benefits of this all-encompassing skincare ingredient?
Regenerates the skin’s natural barrier
Before we get into any other benefits, the main benefit of this vitamin is that it replenishes your skin’s natural barrier. Without a healthy skin barrier, your skin will not be cooperative with what you want it to do, or how you want it to look. So taking care of the foundation of your skin before specifically addressing skin concerns will save you a lot of time and frustration!
Soothes the skin
Because niacinamide plays a part in maintaining the health of the skin’s barrier, this can help lock in moisture and defend against unwanted irritants. This creates a safe environment for those with sensitive skin.
This benificial vitamin boasts anti-inflammatory properties that skin needing soothing welcomes. An experiment concluded that topical niacinamide, in addition to calcipotriene (medication), greatly relieves those with psoriasis.
Offers deep moisturizing properties
Niacinamide can hydrate the skin all day long. One study uncovered that this vital vitamin proved to be a superior skin hydrator compared to petrolatum jelly! Unlike petrolatum jelly however, niacinamide immensely reduces trans-epidermal water loss (water evaporating from the skin’s surface which can lead to an array of concerns) in the skin; making it the better moisturizer.
Prevents Photoaging Due to the Sun
Niacinamide can protect your skin better than sunscreen and healthy sun habits. Its efficient makeup can reconstruct healthy skin cells and protect them from harmful sun rays. In fact, this rejuvenation of DNA can dramatically improve the skin by working from the inside out!
While the sun is top culprit for causing hyperpigmentation, there are other reasons you may be experiencing skin discoloration, such as hormonal fluctuations.
A natural way to correct hyperpigmentation is to regularly apply a product infused with this vitamin. Like our 10% Niacinamide Serum! Concentrations of 10% niacinamide move through various pathways to stop fresh skin discolorations from surfacing.
Combat what hyperpigmentation has yet to come, or combat what hyperpigmentation you have. Data discloses that this vitamin acts as a successful skin lightening ingredient. It can be consistently applied to even out your skin’s tone and lighten any dark spots.
Regulates oil production
Make peace with your oily skin with a daily dose of niacinamide! Separate clinical trials were held in both Japan and the USA to determine how 2% niacinamide affected the facial oil production of different ethnic groups. Results showed that the 2% niacinamide significantly impacted lowering the amount of oil produced and oil levels in both groups!
Moreover, niacinamide is infamous for minimizing the appearance of pore size and clearing the gunk that enlarge your pores to begin with. A 12-week study discovered that topical salicylic acid and niacinamide resulted in smaller pore sizes, fewer visible pores, and improved skin texture.
When it comes to lovers and fighters, there aren’t many lovers when it comes to aging; mostly fighters. Vitamin B3 is a preferred skin care ingredient among experts to refine fine lines and wrinkles. The reason is that it stimulates collagen production, along with other proteins that contribute to the skin’s youthful appearance!
Topical Serums Vs. Supplements
Niacinamide can be used topically or taken via supplements. Research reveals that topical serums have a more powerful effect on the skin, rather than supplements.
While there are benefits to orally intaking niacinamide, it does pose health risks and the chance of nutrients not fully impacting your skin’s health. Thankfully, most people receive enough through their diets, so supplements are often not necessary.
If taken orally, take no more than 35 milligrams per day to stay on the safe side. Unless advised by a doctor, stick to topical niacinamide for your individualized, skincare pursuits!
Skin Perfection Serum
Safe for all skin types, our 10% Niacinamide Serum is just the serum you need in your skincare line-up! Apart from containing 10% niacinamide, it also includes other powerhouse ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and zinc PCA.
The serum rejuvenates the skin’s natural barrier, hyaluronic acid boosts hydration, aloe vera calms skin, and zinc PCA manages normal oil levels. These ingredients make for an effective serum suitable for maintaining, protecting, and renewing skin.
Whether you’re looking to tame your acne-prone skin, treat hyperpigmentation, or defy aging, this serum will help you get the desired results!
To use, apply only a few drops to bare, cleansed skin. Then, firmly pat the serum on your skin to ensure it optimally penetrates. Follow-up with a moisturizer or facial oil to seal the deal. Feel free to use this product both morning and night! Follow it with an SPF if used in the AM.
While niacinamide has been found to protect the skin from the sun, adding an extra layers of SPF is still wise to shield your skin with further protection.
Go out and enjoy the beautiful skin you’re in!
Written by Sara Katharine Creamer ~Licensed Esthetician