Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin shown to have numerous benefits for the skin, particularly in formulas that treat acne prone skin types. We love the many therapeutic benefits of Niacinamide and use it in multiple formulations.
Inflammation: Niacinamide has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce redness and irritation associated with acne.
Sebum production: Niacinamide can also help to regulate the production of sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin. This is beneficial for those with acne-prone skin, as excess sebum can clog pores and contribute to the development of acne.
Barrier function: Niacinamide has been shown to improve the function of the skin barrier, which prevents moisture loss and keeps the skin hydrated. This is important for all skin types, including acne-prone.
Hyperpigmentation: Niacinamide has been shown to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, which can be a concern for those with acne-prone skin who may experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after a breakout.
Collagen production: Niacinamide has also been shown to effectively boost collagen production and improve elasticity, which improves the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Overall, niacinamide is a hero ingredient! It offers a range of benefits for the skin, from reducing inflammation and regulating sebum to improving barrier function and reducing hyperpigmentation.