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What is niacinamide?

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What is niacinamide?

The cells' ability to repair themselves slows down as we age. As this happens, we start to experience dry skin, hyperpigmentation, loss of elasticity and wrinkles. This is where niacinamide steps in to help reduce these effects.

Niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin also known as vitamin B3.

As a derivative of Vitamin B3 that suppresses melanin from reaching the surface of the skin, niacinamide protects the skin from more UV damage - suncreen is absolutely critical ALWAYS , especially as we age. 

Research also suggest that niacinamide has the ability to:
Stimulate collagen production, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 
Stimulate epidermal skin barrier lipids
Help heal wounds and reduce hyper-pigmentation
Help reduce sebum production
Help increase the skin's tolerance to retinoid treatment and help improve the look of photo-damaged skin

Acne benefits?

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide is great for those who have rosacea & acne. It is also used to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and scars from acne.

Useful fact: using niacinamide and salicylic acid has been found to reduce pore size.   

Do you incorporate niacinamide in your skincare routine?

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