The Benefits of Niacinamide in Skin Care Products
Choosing active ingredients for skin care means weighing up all their effects. If you can find one that covers off a range of key functions, from improving wrinkles to reducing water loss, you’re onto a winner.
That’s what we believe we have with niacinamide.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that offers multiple benefits to the skin. These include being effective in treating skin aging, dryness, acne, uneven skin tone, rosacea and even skin cancer. Here’s a study from the New England Journal of Medicine that confirms its efficacy.
Nonmelanoma skin cancers, such as basal-cell carcinoma and squamous-cell carcinoma, are common cancers that are caused principally by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) has been shown to have protective effects against damage caused by UV radiation and to reduce the rate of new premalignant actinic keratoses.