Niacinamide is a form of B3 (niacin) that’s a potent antioxidant for your skin. It’s found in yeast, meat, fish, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal grains usually in conjunction with other B vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and folic acid.
Topically, it’s been used in a host of skincare products including moisturizers, anti-aging treatments, acne treatments, and facial redness treatments. It’s beneficial to your skin but still mild without any harsh side effects.
3 Reasons Niacinamide is Good For Your Skin
1. Skin Lightening
Niacinamide is a naturally potent skin lightener that works effectively to reduce facial redness and reduce under eye dark circles. It erases hyper-pigmentation and adds uniformity to skin tone. It’s used as a natural ingredient in dark circle eye cream because it naturally reduces the appearance of dark circles. It’s also used in rosacea treatments because it reduces the appearance of facial redness.
It improves elasticity while reviving healthy skin tone, making skin look young and vibrant. It improves circulation in the skin and slows aging.
Niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory that works to reduce acne flair ups without the harsh ingredients that dry out your complexion. As a result, it’s good for combination skin that’s prone to acne but also the impacts of aging. Look for niacinamide in your topical skincare treatments. For best results, wash your face with a mild face wash and then gently pat dry before use.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.