[ Scientific name —Nicotinamide ]
Niacinamide also called Nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3 found in green vegetables.
It is an essential nutrient for the development and function of the skin cells. The skin utilizes it to optimize various processes, such as to repair damaged DNA, regenerate cellular energy, and reduce the effects of UV rays from the sun.
Niacinamide has antioxidant properties that can protect skin from sun damage or even reverse some of it. It is able to block the enzyme responsible for producing pigmentation, or melanin, and improve skin tone.
It helps balance oil and sebum production to decrease breakouts which makes it ideal for calming acne spots and minimizing redness.
When used in conjunction with common moisturizing ingredients, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, it can boost the product’s hydrating ability (like in our Supercharged Basil & Cassia face serum stick).
It also supports the production of ceramides, the natural fats in your skin, which can help improve the skin’s barrier, preventing both water loss and the invasion of potential irritants. The benefit: Your skin becomes less reactive and prone to sensitivity.