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What is Niacinamide And Why Is It So Important In My Skincare Regimen? #Niacinamide #Beauty #Skincare

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What is Niacinamide And Why Is It So Important In My Skincare Regimen?

If you haven't heard of niacinamide already, then you are probably living under a rock. It seems to be the buzz-worthy ingredient darling of 2020. And I mean it is in everything, from FENTY SKIN's new product line to GLOW RECIPE's new Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops and the new First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum. What exactly is niacinamide anyway and why is it so important to my skincare regimen?

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or, is a naturally occuring form of Vitamin B3 and is found in food and used as a dietary supplement and in skincare. In the diet it is used to treat pellagra. In skincare it is used to treat hyperpigmentation. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and therefore can is great for acne lesions. It has also been known to decrease the rate of sebum excretion from the hair follicle and it increases the rate at which keratinocytes exfoliate from the skin. So essentially it decreases dark spots, redness, oil production and increases cell turnover.

Niacinamide is very effective at helping to overcome mild to moderate amounts of hyperpigmentation and inflammation (erythema) on the skin. It has made its way into many beauty products over the past year and will continue to do so I think. Here are some products that have Niacinamide in them and will be of use for you:

  • The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 2% Serum ($5.90): indicated to reduce acne blemishes. Balances out sebum activity. Also will help brighten skin tone. Do not use with topical Vitamin C. Available online a www.deciem.com and SEPHORA
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Niacinamide Dew Drops ($34): A cross between makeup and skincare, this instantly revives skin and highlights it. Over time it will lighten up hyperpigmentation. Does not leave a gray cast on skin. Can be used as a makeup primer, alone or mixed with makeup. Available at www.glowrecipe.com
  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum ($42): This serum helps to reduce the look of dark spots, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks without causing irritation. Also contains licorice root and golden kiwifruit (has Vitamin C), which work together to promote a more uniform complexion. Launches December 12/15/2020 at www.firstaidbeauty.com and SEPHORA
  • FENTY SKIN Instant Reset Overnight Gel Cream ($40): Bounce back after one night. Wake up to nourished skin. This gel-cream nourishes skin instantly, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In one week, pores and dark spots look better. Available from www.fentyskin.com
Those are just a few of the products that have niacinamide in them and that will work for your complexion, allowing you to take your acne and hyperpigmentation issues to a new level now, helping to get rid of them. Armed with a new education, you know what you need to look for and in what products it can be found in. Use this information from now on and look for products that fit your needs. I hope some of this information was useful to you. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis


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