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Niacinamide Might Be The Reason You Won't Be Popping Another Pimple

Niacinamide might just be the reason behind why you won't be seeing another pimple or be having dull skin anytime soon.

Once in a while, the beauty industry will collectively rave about the latest IT ingredient that’s currently hogging the spotlight in the beauty hemisphere. Recently, we had the buzzy plant-derived and gentler alternative to retinol – also known as bakuchiol.

And now, we have niacinamide. Although it might not be a super revolutionary, cutting-edge ingredient, we thought that we might still show it some love for its efficacy. Plus, it’s really been out-shadowed by fancy acids, when it’s actually an ingredient that’s very much skin-loving. Niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3.

It’s a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and a weak skin barrier. It’s also been touted as the cure to acne and rosacea, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Compared to harsher skincare ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C, this one is said to be suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. Below, a selection of skincare products with niacinamide.