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What You Need To Know About Niacinamide & Your Skin

Niacinamide is making the rounds as a popular skincare ingredient—and for good reason too! It’s powerful against dry skin, inflammation, discoloration, and more.

Updated February 03, 2021 by Amanda Dixon

What You Need To Know About Niacinamide & Your Skin

Every year a handful of trending ingredients seem to make the beauty ‘it list.’ And if you’re like us, one ingredient in particular seems to be taking center stage as of late: Niacinamide. Niacinamide, also referred to as nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in food and dietary supplements. Like many buzzworthy beauty ingredients, niacinamide isn’t new. For decades niacinamide has been used to boost immunity, combat inflammation, and treat acne. 

Turns out, there are a myriad of skincare concerns that can be treated with niacinamide including rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and eczema. Serums and skincare treatments infused with niacinamides boost collagen production and restore proteins in the skin and lock in moisture. And in case that wasn’t enough, niacinamides naturally protect skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Intrigued? Read on for our favorite skincare products featuring this multitasking ingredient. 


Superior Serums

Serums are perfect for delivering a healthy dose of niacinamide to the skin. Think of serums as an extra step that addresses individual skin concerns outside of your regular cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine. Algenist AA Barrier Serum is an antioxidant-rich, fortifying treatment that helps to fortify skin’s protective barrier from environmental aggressors. Powerful Alguronic Acid from algae, phloretin from green apples, and nutrient-rich niacinamide (Vitamin B3) make this serum an antioxidant powerhouse. You’ll see diminished redness, dullness, discoloration, and smoother looking skin.

Algenist AA Barrier Serum

One of the many benefits of topical niacinamides is its ability to rejuvenate while blocking skin from harmful rays and sun damage. This makes niacinamide a fantastic ingredient for body products. ReVive Skincare Supérieur Body Nightly Renewing Serum is an all-over body moisturizer that hydrates, firms, and improves skin tone. Niacinamides reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines while providing a protective shield against the elements. Apply every night before bed or use it during the day as a moisturizer + SPF all in one.


Hydration Heroes

Unlike some chemical-based skincare ingredients, niacinamide is ultra-effective at gently rejuvenating skin—making it suitable for all skin types. This also makes it  great for use with other nourishing, skin-loving ingredients. Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide has a velvety gel texture that melts the skin providing instant hydration and a radiant glow. Ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and plant based botanicals lock in moisture, while niacinamide and white peony brighten and even out skin tone. The oil free formula is non greasy and absorbs quickly for a comfortable smooth finish day or night.

CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide

For targeting fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles around the eyes, look no further than Dr. Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive SuperFoods™ Stress SOS Eye Cream™. The luxurious formula is packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and niacinamide to brighten, smooth, and hydrate the delicate eye area while helping to prevent signs of fatigue. Nothing to see here, just beautifully bright, wide-awake eyes.

DR. DENNIS GROSS B3 Adaptive SuperFoods Stress SOS Eye Cream

Multitasking Mask

Nothing feels better than treating dull, tired skin to a rejuvenating mask. But it can be tricky to find time to indulge in a face mask on a weekly basis.  Luckily, FOREO UFO Smart Mask Device and the FOREO UFO Masks Shimmer Freak brightens and boosts radiance in just 90 seconds. This one-of-a-kind treatment device uses innovative T-sonic pulsations to lift, firm, and tighten the skin. It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand making it ultra-easy to use.

FOREO UFO Masks Shimmer Freak

The Shimmer Freak Mask uses caffeine-infused microfibers and niacinamide to instantly banish signs of stress and fatigue. It’s uniquely formulated with fine light reflecting particles leaving skin smother, firmer, and glowing in under two minutes.


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