Oh so popular, Niacinamide AKA Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide is a very special ingredient. It’s a powerhouse ingredient for brightening and hydration that gets overlooked. Vitamin C has taken over for quite some time, along with the popular AHA and BHA products. But we are here to tell you that products with the ingredient, niacinamide, can give you that glow that nobody has!
Let us explain to you what niacinamide does.
First the DEFINITION:
Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize and tighten pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface. (1)
Niacinamide also helps boost hydration levels in the skin. It will renew and restore the surface of skin against moisture loss and dehydration by helping skin improve its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides. When ceramides become depleted over time, skin is left vulnerable to all sorts of problems (remember how many times we have said, protect the barrier), from persistent patches of dry, flaky skin to increasingly becoming extra-sensitive. It also has anti-inflammatory effects (particularly beneficial for those with acne and rosacea), and is a powerful antioxidant.
It is a vitamin that is beneficial for all skin types. Yup, you heard us, great treatment for EVERYONE! It’s even suitable for use by those with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin (sorry, we had to say it again, to make sure our rosacea clients heard us). It is an ingredient that causes flushing of the skin but thats a good thing! It's creating micro circulation without having to touch the skin. This study found that 5% significantly saw improved red, blotchy skin after 12 weeks of incorporating niacinamide into their routine. And this study established that it is also a beneficial treatment for sufferers of rosacea.
If you want to be on the safe side, stick to formulations with a concentration of 10% or lower. That's more than enough to get results, since the majority of clinical studies were conducted with only 2-5%. In rare cases, higher doses—like the 15-20% formulas that are now available—might cause some stinging or redness in sensitive skin. Remember the higher the percentage isn't always necessary or needed, our skin can only tolerate so much. Start slow!
As with any great skin care ingredient, it’s important to be diligent about protecting skin daily with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. This allows you to get maximum benefit from niacinamide and other proven skin savers.
The best thing about niacinamide is that it tackles a bunch of skin issues at once. Let's summarize:
- strengthens the lipid barrier
- repair signs of past damage
- minimizes redness
- helps with dark spots
- helps reduce acne scars
- increases hydration levels
- tightens the pores. A 12-week study cited in Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Practice also found that niacinamide and salicylic acid together significantly reduced pore size and bumpy skin texture.
- retexturizes the skin
- reduce sebum production. This study found that just 2% of can lower sebum production as well as the rate of sebum excretion.
Where will you find this wonderful ingredient at Myüz?
Poly-Vitamin Serum is an intensive, revitalizing formula that ensures the delivery of essential vitamins, bionutrients and age-fighting antioxidants that are essential for cellular metabolism. With this paticular serum you'll see an increase of microcirculation of the skin, generating significiant improvements in texture, tone and overall integrity. This formula is amazing for those with compromised conditions, including for those who have undergone radiation and chemotherapy treatments. In this bottle you will find 5% niacinamide, 4% glycolic acid and 40% of hyaluronic acid.
Other products in which you will find niacinamide. Lait VIPO2, L'eauxygenaue,
Lotion MC110, Masque Biosensible, Masque VIPO2, Serum Erythros, Creme Dermopurifiante, Silk Plus, Fluide VIPO2, and Serum Grand Milesime.
- Draelos ZD. Cosmetic Dermatology Products and Procedures. Chicago, IL; Wiley Publishing: 2015.