What is it: A derivative of vitamin B3 and also known as nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a very potent cell regenerating active. It is a water soluble vitamin that has multiple benefits for the skin. It is found in animals and plants and acts as a barrier for the skin. The presence of adequate amount of Niacinamide ensures that your skin is healthy and supple.
How it benefits: When Niacinamide is applied to the skin it increases ceramide levels in the skin. It prevents water loss and ensures that the water content in your skin remains balanced. Increased levels of ceramide, which is an essential fatty acid, means your skin looks supple and firm. It retains the natural bounce. Because of this Niacinamide has a major anti-ageing impact on the skin. Since it improves microcirculation to the dermis, the topical application also diminishes patchy skin tone. It balances sebum production on the skin and tones the pore size which in turn helps in preventing acne outbreak.