Beauty Dictionary: N for Niacinamide

Nix redness, promote the retention of moisture in the skin, delay dark spots – this wonder ingredient is a must-have in your beauty regimen.

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A combination of vitamin B3+ and nicotinic acid, Niacinamide is a key cell-communicating ingredient when it comes to the production of cellular energy and lipids. In short, niacinamide can help strengthen the skin barrier and help it become more resilient against environmental aggressors. With a stronger skin barrier, skin is able to retain its moisture for much longer.

Niacinamide also has good anti-inflammatory effects, making it great for mitigating redness, psoriasis and rosacea. It also has the added ability to increase the production of ceramides, and inhibit the movement of melanin from the basal layers of skin to the topmost stratum corneum.

Niacinamide has also been proven to promote collagen synthesis and is an ideal ingredient to look out for if you suffer from redness, dryness and fine lines.

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