Benefits Of Niacinamide For Our Skin
Firstly, What is it?
Niacinamide, not to be confused for Niacin, is a form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient, which can be found in food as well as supplements and skincare.
Overall, Niacinamide can help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage.
Let's look at other individual benefits.
1. Helps Improve Acne
When used topically, research shows that Niacinamide benefits can include improvements in acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see improved skin texture.
2. Helps Reduce Hyperpigmentation
Some research has found 5% Niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.
3. Regulates Oil and Minimises Pore Appearance
If you have oily skin, then Niacinamide can help regulate the oil produced by the sebaceous glands and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. If you have dry skin, then Niacinamide can help your skin retain moisture by building a lipid barrier.
4. Minimises Redness and Blotchiness
How long does it take to see results?
You should start to see results after several weeks when used topically every day (depending on the severity of your skin concerns and how concentrated your Niacinamide product is). As with every new skincare ingredient, it's important to use it consistently to see the right results.
Which Essential Praxis products contain Niacinamide?
Our Balance Vitamin B Serum contains 5% Niacinamide, which has been proven to work on problematic skins by balancing oil flow, reducing pore size and improving uneven skin tone. Combined with Licorice and White Willow Bark (Natural Salicylic Acid) this light gel-based serum is perfect for problem, oily, or combination skin types and absorbs straight into the skin.