What benefits does niacinamide have on the skin?

As time goes by, the skin loses essential nutrients that keep it smooth, clean and shiny ; This is why every day it is exposed to a series of external agents that, if not taken care of properly, can cause damage.

When you notice that the skin begins to deteriorate or suffer from a skin disorder, the first products that come to mind are: retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen or vitamin C. Once you know niacinamide and the benefits it can provide your skin you will not think twice to include it in your cleansing routine.


What is niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that is capable of penetrating the most superficial layer of the skin, thanks to its low molecular weight. In reality, it is more of a form of vitamin B3 that is extracted from plant roots and yeast.

The reasons why niacinamide has become so popular. It is because it has multiple qualities (anti-spots, anti-acne, antioxidant) and, on the other hand, it is because it is an ingredient that can be used on almost all skin types. Also, we can find it in various foods including meat, fish, milk, eggs, vegetables and cereals.

It is important to keep in mind that, although niacinamide is tolerated by almost all skin types, there are ways to use it to avoid reactions. It must be taken into account that niacinamide is present in many cosmetics and that each skin type must choose the most appropriate one so that it can adapt well and cover the needs it is looking for.

benefits of niacinamide
Benefits of Niacinamide

The beneficial properties of niacinamide can be several, below we present some so that you can learn more about this great product:

  • Moisturize your skin: its application increases collagen production to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. Your skin will once again be much more elastic and hydrated thanks to the skin barrier it creates against external agents.
  • Niacinamide has sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory properties that fight and reduce acne. It is an ingredient that deeply hydrates the skin and reinforces the creation of new cells. Thus, it can reduce the characteristic marks that acne leaves on the face and even the spots that occur around them.
  • Facial irritation and redness are two disorders suffered by people who have very sensitive skin. Niacinamide will make your skin look more beautiful and healthy , reducing skin redness, dryness and itching that some disorders cause.
  • Reduces the damage that solar radiation causes to your skin cells. Also, it helps treat skin pigmentation and sun spots. The use of this product will keep your skin free of redness, thus avoiding photo aging.
niacinamide in skincare
It is essential to keep in mind that niacinamide does not generate a purging effect , that is, it does not have to cause a breakout on the skin when you start using it. This ingredient is effective in percentages of 2% to 5% , so if you use it in higher percentages and you have sensitive skin, it can cause irritation. Niacinamide percentages of 10% or higher are very beneficial for combination or oily skin prone to acne. You can use it during the day and/or at night, you can combine it with any active ingredient without any problem.

What is niacinamide and why should you incorporate it into your beauty routine?
What is niacinamide and what are the benefits?


Carolina Cardona Valencia, Social Communicator
For Satori Beauty