In this edition of Ingredient Spotlight, we're discussing one of the most talked-about ingredients in the skincare community: Niacinamide.
You may have already spotted it while scrolling through your Instagram feed or TikTok for You page, as it has recently become a popular ingredient to use in makeup primers. Curious to know if it should be a part of your skincare routine? Here's an in-depth look at this superstar ingredient!
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help improve various skin concerns. Vitamin B3 (in the form of Niacin) helps to convert nutrients into energy, create cholesterol and fats, create and repair DNA, and exert antioxidant effects. Vitamin B3 can also be found is in some foods, such as meats, legumes, nuts, seeds, and Avocados.
Benefits of Using Niacinamide:
Niacinamide has an extensive resume when it comes to its skin benefits. Niacinamide helps renew and restore the surface of the skin. It combats moisture loss and dehydration by helping the skin improve its natural production of ceramides. Additionally, It has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and skin-lightening properties. It's a a skincare superstar ingredient and a must-have for every routine!
The Dos and Don'ts of Using Niacinamide:
- Do: Use Daily- It's safe to use every day and can be used both morning and night.
- Don't: Expect overnight result- Like any other skincare ingredient, it will take some time before you see major results. Be consistent and patient!
- Do: Use with other actives- Niacinamide can be paired with other active ingredients such as Retinol, Glycolic Acid, and Kojic Acid.
- Don't: Use at a high concentration- This can lead to redness and irritation of the skin, it's best to use in small doses.
BAZZAAL x Niacinamide
Here is are some products with Niacinamide that we swear by at BAZZAAL:
This serum is rich in vitamin B and powerful antioxidants to boost collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and minimize the appearance of pores. It a great product to get your Niacinamide fix.
Formulated with 75% lotus water, this lightweight cream prevents skin dryness. Lotus water purifies the skin barrier while niacinamide and allantoin brighten the skin.
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