Niacinamide: The Skin Care Ingredient Your Skin Wants You To Know About
Like the much-loved skincare ingredients, Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil, Niacinamide earns its place in the spotlight for being suitable for most skin types and effectively addressing various skin concerns. But why would you apply it to your skin? In this blog post, we look closely at Niacinamide, how it works and the best way to incorporate it into your skincare routine.
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of B3 required for the proper function of fats and sugars in the body and to maintain healthy cells. Our bodies don't produce Niacinamide, but it's found in many foods, including meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, and cereals. When it comes to your skin, Niacinamide can help build proteins that your skin needs and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Because it works with the skin's natural elements to deliver a wide range of benefits, Niacinamide has become a popular skincare ingredient used in moisturisers and serums, including our Skin Tone Perfector Niacinamide Serum.
What Does Niacinamide Do?
Integrating Niacinamide into your skincare regimen is like pressing the reset button for your skin. This powerhouse nutrient jumpstarts cellular regeneration and supercharges ceramide production - those essential lipid molecules that cement the bonds between your skin cells. The outcome? A more potent, moisture-rich skin barrier that stops bacteria and pollutants from entering.
A Closer Look at Niacinamide's Benefits
Incorporating Niacinamide into your daily skincare routine is particularly beneficial if you have oily or blemish-prone skin because it helps control oil production and calms inflammatory responses. Niacinamide's effectiveness in reducing blemishes makes it a key ally in achieving clearer, more radiant skin. It also offers significant relief for severe acne, particularly the inflammatory varieties such as papules and pustules. With consistent use, you can anticipate a reduction in lesions and a notable improvement in your skin's texture.
Brighter Skin & A More Even Skin Tone
Niacinamide is renowned for its skin-brightening properties. It helps to fade discolouration and even out your skin tone, resulting in a more radiant complexion. If you have hyperpigmentation or acne marks, our Skin Tone Perfector Niacinamide Serum with antioxidants will calm breakouts, reduce excess oil and gently hydrate, helping to improve skin texture and smoothness.
Minimises Enlarged Pores
Niacinamide fans often refer to its ability to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, tighten lax or stretched-out pores, and improve overall skin texture. It does this by keeping the skin hydrated and healthy.
Reduction in Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Beyond surface-level improvements, Niacinamide delves into deeper skin layers, boosting collagen production. This translates to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenating your skin's appearance.
Incorporating Niacinamide into Your Routine
Including a Niacinamide serum in your daily routine is simple. In the morning, apply a few drops to your face after cleansing, before your moisturiser and sunscreen. This extra step adds a layer of protection against daily environmental stress. Apply your serum after cleansing in the evening, followed by your moisturiser or other concentrated serums. Niacinamide plays nicely with your existing skincare products.
Niacinamide's Role in Your Skincare Routine
Niacinamide is an excellent addition to your essano skincare routine, supporting your skin where it needs it most. From encouraging cell renewal to strengthening your skin's protective barrier, Niacinamide will help you achieve a clearer, more radiant, youthful-looking skin. And who doesn't want that?
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