Niacinamide is a water soluble form of Vitamin B3 and is an important vitamin for skin rejuvenating. Studies have shown that it is effective at treating breakouts on skin and reducing dark spots, pigmentation and acne scars. This active ingredient also helps increase the production of natural emollient to the keep the skin hydrated. For this reason, it’s popular in the cosmetic and skin care industry.
Niacinamide is also known to treat melanoma, which is a serious type of skin cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation, from either the sun or the tanning beds, damages the DNA of your cells over time and is strongly linked with melanoma. Oral supplements of niacinamide have been shown to enhance DNA repair in UV damaged skin in humans.
When applied topically or taken orally as a supplement, niacinamide has been known to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It has also been shown to enhance the hydrating ability of moisturizers so the skin’s surface learns to become better at resisting moisture loss that leads to frequent dry, tight and flaky skin.
This active ingredient also helps increase the production of natural emollient to the keep the skin hydrated. For this reason, it’s popular in the cosmetic and skin care industry.