What is Niacinamide? How does it benefit my skin?
Niacinamide, otherwise known as
nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3 that minimizes and tightens
pores, improves uneven skin tone
s and softens fine lines and wrinkles. The
beneficial list doesn’t stop there! Niacinamide is also an effective treatment
for acne and breakouts, scarring, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, redness, sensitivity
and so much more. Simple conclusion –– the well-rounded, cure-all antioxidant is
necessary in almost every skincare routine.
How does Niacinamide work?
Though there are a number of food supplements that contain Vitamin B3 (like grains, fish, meat, beans and rich green veggies) topical application is the most effective way of targeting your skin.
The water-soluble vitamin penetrates and works with the natural substances in your skin to build protein and lock in moisture. Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory properties help repair the skin barrier while generating other protective molecules like Ceramides and Keratin. But perhaps the most important element of this magical ingredient is how it communicates with other skin cells to produce new, healthier cells that smoothen the overall texture and brighten the skin.
How do I use it?
With an almost neutral pH, Niacinamide is one of the more stable active ingredients in skincare. It is non-acidic, non-irritating and, as a result, nearly perfect for all skin types, ages and concerns. In other words, it can basically fit into one’s skin care routine at almost any stage and in a number of different forms.
Unlike many other actives, Niacinamide does not make the skin extra sensitive to sun exposure and can be safely used during the day and in the evening. Daily use has a very positive impact though the results may take a little time (and patience) to show –– around 2 months.
Biosphere offers a number of creams, serums and masks with optimum concentrations of Niacinamide depending on intended use. Our skincare specialists are ready to help you find the best product for your needs and integratethis active ingredient into your daily skincare routine.