Ever wondered what Niacinamide is or what it does or when to use it? Or if you should even be using this powerhouse skincare ingredient in your skincare routine at all?
Unlike it's more popular skin-aging ingredients like retinol or glycolic acid, niacinamide doesn't get the spotlight that it truly deserves.
We decided to share some of our love for niacinamide and a choice of products that include it, so you too can appreciate what this active ingredient can do for you and your skin.
What is Niacinamide in skincare?
Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of Vitamin B3 which your body needs to maintain a healthy looking skin.
It is an active ingredient found in food, supplements and used in topical anti-aging skincare products especially in serums and essences.
What does Niacinamide do to the skin?
Niacinamide is an active ingredient. By active ingredient we mean that it is included in the skin care product's formula specifically to target the skin concerns that it says it will address.
Niacinamide in this case targets inflammation of the skin, calms and soothes irritated skin, smooths the skin texture by refining and diminishing pores, and brightens the skin by reducing hyperpigmentation.
Who should use Niacinamide?
Niaciminamide is good for all skin types, especially those who have sensitive skin and is recommended for people with rosacea, dry, aging, or acne-prone skin.
It helps to know your skin type, so we always suggest that you take the time to learn to know if you have dry or dehydrated skin, oily or combination skin or if you are one of the lucky ones and have normal skin type.
When to use Niacinamide in skincare routine?
You should apply niacinamide-based products, like serums, after cleansing and toning, but before using any oil-based serums or moisturizers. This ensures your skin has the highest possible absorption and effectiveness.
You can use it both in the day and at night.
For daytime use we recommend:
|AM Essence||AM Booster|
For nighttime use we recommend:
|PM Serum||PM Moisturizer|
How to use Niacinamide during your skincare routine?
Niacinamide is incredibly versatile, so it can be combined with other ingredients or used alone in a serum.
Make sure to properly apply the serum to your entire face, concentrating on oily areas if needed.
If you're using a daytime moisturizer it's best to apply it after cleansing, toning, and serums, but before applying sunscreen and makeup.