ssAs many of you know, I am a nerd 🤓 for the science behind skincare products! So let's dive into some behind the scenes info to help you be a more informed shopper at the cosmetic counter.
Today we are going to talk about Niacinamide. Also known as Vitamin B3, it is a water soluble molecule that is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and rosacea and can even be used around the eye area. What makes Niacinamide a shining star ⭐️ in skincare is that it has a benefits for just about everyone!
-Balance Oil Production (acne prevention)
-Improve Barrier Function (desensitizing and environmental protection)
-Protects Against Water Loss 💦 (helps dehydration)
-Softens Fine Lines and Wrinkles ( anti-aging)
-Improve Skin Tone ( helps laxity and “orange peel” look caused by sun damage)
There is practically nothing this magical ingredient doesn’t do! It’s not generally recommended to use with Vitamin C so be sure to use them at different times in your routine. I would recommend using Vitamin C during the day for it's anti oxidant and sun protection features and save Niacinamide for evening when your skin is repairing itself while you sleep. This is a particularly good routine for someone tackling hyperpigmentation. You can find this miracle ingredient in symphony with several other well know lightening ingredients in our Fading Gel. This product uses Niacinamide, Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Daisy Flower Extract and Glucosamine to help fight pigmentation from every angle!
If you are just looking to fill a gap in your skincare routine with some Niacinamide, I am a huge fan of the Niacinamide Powder you can get from a company called The Ordinary. They create clinical strength formulas that mostly just target one skincare concern at a time and are super affordable to boot! This is a really great choice for someone that may have over exfoliated, has compromised their skin barrier and is now experiencing dryness and/or sensitivity. It is also a good add for someone with Rosacea to help calm irritations and rebuild a strong lipid barrier.
Do you have questions about other skincare products and ingredients? I've got you covered! Put your comments below and I'll make it a point to do some research and get all of your questions answered! If you are curious about a particular product on the market or you have no idea what that ingredient is, take a picture of the ingredient label, email it tome at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll dive in and tell you what I think.
Laura Has been an Esthetician since 2003, started working for herself in 2008 and took the leap into business ownership in 2018. She strives to bring you the truth about skincare and take the guess work out of your cosmetic purchases.