Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide is a very effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple benefits for your skin. It is often referred to as a key anti-aging ingredient.
Among its benefits are the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness, and a weakened skin surface. Effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles as it is able to boost collagen & elastin production. Niacinamide leads to an increase in protein synthesis (e.g. keratin), has a stimulating effect on ceramide synthesis, speeds up the differentiation of keratinocytes, and raises intracellular NADP levels. It is proven by many researches that in ageing skin, topical application of niacinamide improves the surface structure, smoothes out wrinkles and inhibits photocarcinogenesis.
Topical application of niacinamide also has a stabilizing effect on epidermal barrier function, increasing the production of ceramides (an essential component of your lipid barrier), keeping the skin strong. Niacinamide can mitigate the damage environmental attack can cause, and is stable in the presence of heat and light, which makes it also skin cancer protective ingredient.
Topical application of the component has a stabilizing effect on epidermal barrier function, seen as a reduction in transepidermal water loss and an improvement in the moisture content of the horny layer. Thus it rejuvenates and moisturizes the skin immediately.
Because of its verifiable beneficial effects, widely used in cosmetic products for such disorders as epidermal barrier function, for ageing skin, for improving pigmentary disorders and for use on skin prone to acne. Yes, Niaciamide also gives a positive effect on treating for acne due to it strong anti-inflammatory, anti-irritation, and skin turnover actions. An improved epidermal barrier naturally lessens the amount of irritation from negative environmental exposure. In terms of acne and other inflammatory conditions, NCA has the ability to inhibit neutrophil chemotaxis or the movement of inflammatory aspects of the skin’s immune system. Various studies show that it demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects in treating rosacea (uncurable skin condition that causes red facial skin, flushing, red bumps and pustules) and atopic dermatitis and other serious skin disourder. Effective in improving wound healing.
Niacinamide quickly gets into a skin and in high concentrations may cause short-term slight «heat» sensetion as it improves the blood flow and circulation. It’s important to note that this effect is a natural reaction and is not harmful. On the contrary, the improved blood circulation oxygenates the body, helping the cells of the blood vessels and capillaries get rid of their toxins.