Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) has been getting a lot of buzz lately, but what is it?
Vitamin B3 is a water-soluble, essential nutrient we get from food. When applied topically it’s a versatile powerhouse that can brighten skin tone, lighten dark spots, help smooth fine lines, reduce the appearance of pores, minimize redness, and heal acne.
Up there with Vitamin C, it’s one of our top ingredient picks for addressing multiple skin concerns at once. The best part is that it works for almost every skin type and safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Note: Though niacinamide is typically sensitive skin friendly, overuse could result in skin irritation. Best to choose 1-2 products that contain niacinamide at a time.
5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE NIACINAMIDE INTO YOUR RITUAL
Graydon Skincare Aloe Milk Cleanser / $33
Soothing cream cleanser.
Helps remove dirt, make-up, and excess sebum without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Vitamin B3 minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores while antioxidant-rich polyphenols and caffeine from black tea reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Okoko Cosmétiques La D’Tox Noire / $66
Detox + purifying facial mask to revive skin.
Deeply cleansing mask removes impurities, exfoliates, and reveals radiant skin. Use to decongest and cleanse the skin from toxins, pollutants, make-up residue and bacteria that can cause breakouts.
Live Botanical Seasonal Radiance Elixir – Rose & Tulsi / $48
Soothing + stimulating facial mist.
Limited Edition hydrosol with a custom Mushroom Complex that creates a flexible, breathable hydrating layer to draw in moisture and soothe stressed skin. Rose & Tulsi are calming and stimulating to help encourage circulation while soothing irritated skin.
Creation Skin FORTEM Catechin & Niacinamide Serum/ $90
Lightweight, oil-free face + eye gel-serum.
Formulated with vitamin B3 and B5 to visibly enhance surface structure and effectively reduces transdermal water loss. Infused with aloe vera, white tea, jasmine, immortelle and elderflower botanical extracts for deep hydration and cellular defense.
Moss Skincare Potentci Antioxidant Ceramide Hydrating Crème / $145
Hydrating milk to protect, rejuvenate + repair.
Powerful antioxidant complex, carefully formulated to provide a sophisticated balance of oil and water soluble moisture to restore and fortify the skin barrier. Addresses aging concerns, moisture needs and protection from free-radicals.