Everything you should know about Niacinamide

Everything you should know about Niacinamide

What is Niacinamide?

Considered a holy grail in modern skincare, Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that works to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen the skin barrier. Our bodies don’t produce this essential nutrient, so it must be ingested via a supplement or applied topically for our skin to reap all of its complexion perfecting advantages. 

 

What does Niacinamide do?

More like, what doesn’t it do? Niacinamide is the over-achiever in your skincare regimen providing multiple skin benefits. Niacinamide’s superstar quality lies in its ability to soften the appearance of visible concerns such as pores, pigmentation and wrinkles while also working to provide long-lasting skin health by actively strengthening the skin barrier. Niacinamide repairs and fortifies the skin barrier by boosting the production of fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol in the skin, essential components for a strong and healthy epidermis. 

 

What is Niacinamide derived from? 

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 found in foods such as meat, fish, wheat and some greens. Synthetic forms of this ingredient are most commonly used in skincare and cosmetics.

 

Why is Niacinamide important in skincare?

The body doesn’t synthesise vitamin B, meaning our bodies can’t make it naturally, so we have to get our essential vitamin B hit from food, supplements or topical skincare ingredients like Niacinamide. Beyond its many proven skin benefits, including wrinkle reduction, increased hydration and skin barrier repair, Niacinamide is known to have improvement on skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. Unlike some skincare ingredients, Niacinamide pairs well with most other active ingredients, and is safe to use in combination with Vitamin C. Generally well-tolerated by all skin types including sensitive skin, Niacinamide can be used twice daily for optimal results.

 

What are key skin benefits of Niacinamide?

Get ready for a laundry list of this vitamin’s proven benefits, we did say it does it all! Niacinamide promotes long-lasting skin health by fortifying the lipid barrier, this is the uppermost layer of the skin which weakens as we age. By kickstarting the production of the components skin needs to stay healthy such as fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol, Niacinamide helps to create a stronger skin barrier, which prevents trans-epidermal water loss and dryness. 


Not just an antidote for dry skin, Niacinamide has impressive pore minimising powers, and oil-regulating and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a beneficial ingredient for those with acne-prone skin too. 


If pigmentation or brown spots concern you, Niacinamide has been proven to fade uneven skin tone as well as help reduce redness in the skin. And if that’s not enough to convince you to try the vitamin B, it’s also a superstar anti-ageing ingredient. Niacinamide can boost collagen production as well as the production of key proteins in the skin that keep the complexion firm, plump, youthful and wrinkle-free. 

 

Find Niacinamide in...

The Minenssey Nutritious Skin Treatment Mask incorporates multi-beneficial Niacinamide vitamin B3 alongside other skin-fortifying ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and our pro-biotic solution, PRORENEW COMPLEX CLR ™. A cocktail of natural botanicals including Kangaroo Paw Flower, Finger Lime and Lemon and Aniseed Myrtle supplement these skincare powerhouses to bring powerful antioxidants and plant actives to our replenishing, skin-plumping sheet masks.

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