A beginner's guide to Niacinamide. The Vitamin B3 your skin has been craving.

A beginner's guide to Niacinamide. The Vitamin B3 your skin has been craving.

When considering a high-quality skincare ingredient, vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, should be on that list. Niacinamide is worthy of your attention and your skin will love you for using it. Let’s break down all the things to know about this standout vitamin that is gentle and yet versatile for almost any skin care concern and skin type.

What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin), a water-soluble vitamin to help increase the production of ceramides (lipids that help maintain the skin’s protective barrier). Niacinamide plays a role in helping to repair signs of past skin damage while working with the natural substances found in your skin. The benefits range from minimizing enlarged pores and contribute to its topical effects on wrinkles, fine lines, and the skin’s moisture barrier. Overall, this efficacious vitamin may help to improve uneven skin tone, minimize any hyperpigmentation by blocking the transfer of pigment to your skin's top barrier and strengthen a weakened surface.

As we age and ceramides become depleted over time, the skin barrier thins and is left vulnerable to all sorts of problems. Sun and environmental damage start to make its way to the surface and you may endure patches of dry, flaky skin or increasingly become extra-sensitive. Niacinamide readily and gently penetrates human skin and increased levels of NADH found in cutaneous tissue. This helps to increase its resiliency by improving its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides.

Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne and help to reduce the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve skin’s barrier (its first line of defense).

Can I use niacinamide every day?
You can use multiple niacinamide-containing products in your routine, and it will still be non-sensitizing. This ingenious B vitamin is well tolerated by all skin types and suitable for use by those with sensitive-prone skin. You can find niacinamide in a variety of Lifeline Skincare products below:

ProPlus Advanced Aqueous treatment with niacinamide:
This daily treatment will help to stimulate collagen and elastin in the epidermal layer of the skin, while reducing skin irritation, decreasing redness, and improving the skins microcirculation. Excellent for pre & post superficial and dermatological treatments. Learn more about this serum and its rapid penetration with proven results here.

ProPlus Neck Firming Complex with niacinamide:
A lush firming complex dives deep to tighten skin as potent enzymes rediscover elasticity that’s been lost. All the while smoothing away the telling pattern of aging skin. Learn more here.

ProPlus Advanced Molecular Serum with niacinamide:
Stimulate collagen production while increasing the healing process of skin and protecting it from the effects of daily stress. Learn more about this serum here.

ProPlus Night Recovery Moisture with niacinamide:
Takes advantage of precious nighttime hours. This serum, working with the body’s natural healing cycle, infuses enriched moisture, smoothing skin’s appearance. Firming non-embryonic human stem cells gather with strengthening amino acids to reduce the appearance of lines. Learn more about this powerful antioxidant serum here.

Do I need niacinamide?
Niacinamide is an ingredient that might be missing from your skincare routine right now. There are so many benefits and if you experience persistent skin concerns such as visibly stretched pores, acne, wrinkles or a rough, bumpy skin texture then try niacinamide. This wonderfully versatile B vitamin brings many topical benefits to improve skin’s appearance, so it appears brighter, more even and younger.

We have made it easy for you to enjoy the maximum benefits of niacinamide safely combined with other powerhouse anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants, tetrapeptide-30, hyaluronic acid, non-embryonic stem cells, vitamin A, alpha hydroxy acids and more in our line of products. Simply select your skin concern from the drop down here and a customized skin care routine will pop up.

Niacinamide is really gentle and no matter what skin issue you are trying to target, this vitamin truly does it all. Don’t wait! The earlier you start incorporating this ingredient into your skincare routine the more effective.