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.
When the breakouts are acting up, turn to this serum that reboots the skin by solving blemishes, breakouts, pigmentation and redness. It’s also a humectant-rich formula that’s enriched with glycerin to provide long hours of hydration sans that uncomfortable sticky feel.
This beauty balm from Dr. Jart fills and covers enlarged pores, acts as a shield that restores the skin’s barrier, provides UV protection of SPF 35/PA+++ and covers your flaws? Win, win, win and win.
There’s no need for cotton pads when you’re toning your skin with this primer. It’s packed with a chockful of goodies that work to defend the skin from environmental aggressors while hydrating it. It’s all thanks to the kakadu plum, vitamin B3 and cucumber that are infused in it. Spritz it whenever your skin feels irritated.
What we love about Leaders Insolution’s sheet masks? Those from the Korean dermatologist brand are pocket-friendly and are so, so effective. Plus, there’s a really wide array of masks to choose from which targets a myriad of skin problems. This particular one features niacinamide and acai berry extracts that are said to be rich in nutrients that brighten dull skin.
This energy-generating serum combines vitamin C with a unique complex of CoQ10, superoxide dismutase, carnitine, and niacinamide to recharge your skin. The unique weightless formula helps build collagen and brighten tired skin for an immediately radiant complexion and noticeably firmer skin tone. With long term use, experience an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and dullness.