What is Niacinamide and Why is it in Our Makeup?
Niacinamide has quickly become the new powerhouse ingredient in all things skin care and makeup. So, here’s everything you need to know about niacinamide.
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3. Studies have determined that we know a lot about niacinamide and its benefits – so, it’s not just a fad. Most importantly, these studies guarantee that niacinamide penetrates the skin and there is extensive research into how it works and the practical importance of it. It is such a versatile ingredient that helps a range of skin concerns and is perfect for any skin type. We promise your skin will love you for incorporating it which is why we have formulated niacinamide into some of our products.
What can Niacinamide do for you?
Warning: Niacinamide is a show-off when it comes to skin benefits – the list is quite extensive.
Let’s just start by saying, hydration, hydration, hydration. Niacinamide provides almost immediate skin moisturising and hydrating benefits that helps fight off dry, flaky skin. It is great for people with sensitive skin and is a gentler alternative to other skin care ingredient options that can sometimes cause irritation. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory, calming properties which makes it an attractive treatment for acne, rosacea and other skin conditions that are caused by inflammation. In fact, niacinamides ability to repair a damaged skin barrier and improve the epidermal barrier’s function by regulating the skin’s oil production contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The antioxidant properties of Niacinamide helps to combat aging. By fighting off free radicals, niacinamide helps decrease wrinkles and fine lines. We’re not done yet… it can also help reduce hyperpigmentation on the skin. Not only does it work to prevent new discolourations from appearing on the face, niacinamide also helps to break up existing pigmentation to provide you with a more even skin tone.
Niacinamide in InClinic Products
At InClinic, we have created foundations that are not only good for your skin but go one step further, and improve your complexion. Niacinamide can be found in two of our favourite InClinic foundations and we endeavour to include it in many more products to come.
Skin-loving ingredients: Pharmaceutical Grade Minerals, Niacinamide, Magnesium Stearate, Aloe Vera Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Titanium Dioxide
Skin-loving ingredients: Probiotic technology (Radish Root Ferment Filtrate + Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate), Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalene (Vegan), Liquorice Root Extract, Niacinamide B3, Vitamin C
Our Favourite Niacinamide Serum
Clear Skincare Clinics Vitamin B3 Niacinamide Serum is hands down our favourite on the market.