Description: Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that’s versatile, plays well with other ingredients, and is highly effective. It can help to brighten the complexion, improve uneven skin tone, balance oil production, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and support the skin’s structural integrity to protect it from dehydration and inflammation. Niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in supplements (the other is nicotinic acid) and is often used to help manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne. This is especially due to the fact that niacinamide is a relatively nonirritating treatment compared to other acne treatments, making it an especially attractive option for people with dry or sensitive skin.
It is an active ingredient that has multiple benefits for the skin, ranging from balancing sebum and strengthening the skin barrier through targeting enlarged pores, irregular skin texture, and excessive shine.