Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

To obtain your skin goals, you must identify the areas of concern to choose products with the right active ingredients.

Pause and take a moment to observe how your skin looks and feels. Does it feel dry or look dull? Do you struggle with enlarged pores? 

If so, you should look for products that contain Niacinamide! Niacinamide is one of the most popular active ingredients due to its versatility and gentle nature. 

This article will take a deep dive into the features and benefits of Niacinamide and why we include it in several of our best-selling products! 

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide, also called Nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3. It's a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in bodily functions! Deficiencies in B-3 can lead to skin, brain, and kidney disorders!  

Its ability to reduce the impact of environmental damage to the skin and strengthen its natural defenses make it an effective active ingredient that is perfect for anti-aging and repairing products. 

What are the benefits of Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a versatile active ingredient that has a wide range of benefits when applied topically.  

Pore tightening

Niacinamide is highly regarded for its ability to reduce enlarged pores' appearance effectively. The vitamin works by aiding the pores' natural process of purging excessive sebum and debris. Excessive clogs inside the pores cause the pores to stretch, creating visible texture on the skin's surface.  

Alleviating Dryness

If you struggle with dry, flaky skin, you can significantly benefit from adding Niacinamide to your skincare regimen. 

Niacinamide will alleviate dryness by increasing the natural lipids on the skin's surface, which will reduce the amount of water loss from the skin's moisture barrier. It will also soothe any inflammation, which will help relieve any tightness and itchiness. 

Fade Discoloration

Niacinamide will also reduce excessive hyperpigmentation caused by sun or post-inflammatory damage. The vitamin works by encouraging skin cells to turn over faster. As the old skin cells are sloughed away, newer cells rise to the surface to reveal brighter, visibly more even-toned skin. 

A word of caution!

There's no doubt that Niacinamide is a fantastic ingredient that offers many benefits. However, it would be best to be cautious when adding it to your existing skincare routine. 

Avoid combining Niacinamide with vitamin C. When you mix Niacinamide and vitamin C, it creates niacin which can cause skin irritation! 

Instead, alternate your products! For example, use one in the morning and the other at night. If your skin is highly sensitive, you can opt for using both ingredients on alternating days! 

Want to add some Niacinamide to your skincare regimen?

If you struggle with dry, dull skin, you'll benefit from adding products with a high concentration of Niacinamide to your arsenal. If you're looking to add Niacinamide to your skincare regimen, look for products that have a concentration of 5% or slightly higher.  

Here are some of Kimtrue's most popular products that contain Niacinamide! 

Looking for a good body lotion that will help alleviate dryness and dullness? Try our Multi-Functional Brightening Emulsion. It contains an 8% concentration of Niacinamide. 

The nicotinamide is used with our patented SEPIWHITE MSH system, which will help the ingredient penetrate deeply into the skin, multiplying its effectiveness! 

This luxurious emulsion is lightweight so that it will absorb into the skin quickly. You can use it all over the body and on the face. 

Do your hands feel rough and dehydrated? Then, try our Brightening Hand Cream! This luxurious hand cream is formulated with 8% Niacinamide, 2% Tranexamic Acid, and rich Shea Butter! 

Nicotinamide will work to brighten any sunspots or hyperpigmentation caused by skin trauma. It will also smooth away any rough patches and repair the skin's moisture barrier.  

Our hand cream comes in different fragrances: mango, grapefruit, and unscented. It's the perfect size to throw in your purse to keep your hands soft and hydrated all day long! 

Give Niacinamide a try!

There's a reason why Niacinamide is trending and is all the buzz in the skincare world! 

It's a fantastic active ingredient that is versatile, gentle, and works with and not against your skin! 

If your skin requires some TLC, try adding it to your skincare routine today!