WHAT IS NIACINAMIDE?
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that’s anti-inflammatory & useful in unclogging and visibly refining the look of enlarged pores as well as reducing blemishes. It also helps strengthen skin barrier function, leaving skin looking plumper, dewier and more youthful. It is a well-researched water soluble molecule of importance as it builds an epidermal barrier that acts as the first line of defence against oxidative stress.
HOW DOES NIACINAMIDE WORK ON YOUR FACE?
When applied topically, Niacinamide works on our skin by getting converted to NADH and NADPH; these compounds provide energy to the cells tackling free radicals and boosting protein synthesis, hence providing a protective skin barrier.
Niacinamide is most famous for its ability to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. It has a normalizing ability on the pore lining, and this influence plays a role in keeping oil and debris from getting backed up, which leads to clogs and rough, bumpy skin.
CAN NIACINAMIDE BE USED ON ALL SKIN TYPES?
Absolutely. Niacinamide is a brilliant all-rounder suitable for all skin types
WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD NIACINAMIDE BE APPLIED?
As it’s well tolerated by most people, niacinamide can be used twice a day. It works at any time of the year.
CAN NIACINAMIDE BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER INGREDIENTS?
Yes. There’s a misconception that niacinamide can’t be mixed with vitamin C but it’s not true - they won’t render each other less effective and actually form a powerhouse combo. Together, they’ll leave skin looking more radiant, smoother, more even and noticeably younger-looking
HOW LONG DOES NIACINAMIDE TAKE TO WORK?
Generally speaking, you should start to see results after 2-4 weeks of twice daily usage . Ongoing use is required for continued improvement.