Niaci-what now? When our product developer, Monika, first announced the production of the new Niacinamide Serum to the team, I stumbled over the pronunciation at first. Then after the product training a few months later, the many benefits of this ingredient made my jaw drop - and since then I have had no problems remembering the name. Why Niacinamide should also be a part of your vocabulary and even better, on your skin, you will find out here.
- What is Niacinamide?
- What does Niacinamide do for our bodies?
- What can Niacinamide do in a cosmetics product?
- Niacinamide for skin diseases?
- Niacinamide: New hero in the bathroom cabinet
1. What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a substance produced naturally in the body. Or more precisely, it is the active, water-soluble form of vitamin B3. Niacin is formed in the liver by the very valuable amino acid tryptophan. Unfortunately, that does not suffice to cover all we need of it. But don't worry, we also absorb niacin through food. Especially fish, meat, but also beans, peanuts, and mushrooms are rich in niacin.
2. What does Niacinamide do for our bodies?
In the form of the two energy building blocks NAD+ and NADP+, Niacinamide is involved in several processes in the body. Amongst others, these include protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism processes. This means it is crucial for the successful and rapid regeneration of the nervous system, muscles, and skin.
3. What can Niacinamide fo in a cosmetics product?
Regenerates & protects
Niacinamide supports the natural regeneration of the skin, rebuilds the natural skin barrier, and protects it. Studies have shown that even damaged skin can regenerate with continuous use of Niacinamide, especially when it comes to damage through dryness.
Improves skin texture
Recent studies have shown that after 3 months of using Niacinamide, hyperpigmentation, skin disorders, yellow discoloration, and large pores were significantly reduced.
Nourishes especially mature skin
Vitamin B3 stimulates collagen production, the substance that keeps the skin elastic and plump. In combination with its regenerative properties, Niacinamide provides more elasticity and refines wrinkles.
Niacinamide prevents the spread of pro-inflammatory molecules, bacteria, and viruses on the skin.
Soothes itching and dryness
It supports the formation of the skin's ceramides, the “bricks” of the skin barrier. As a result, the skin regenerates, regains its ability to naturally protect itself, and stabilize its moisture balance. It also inhibits the release of histamine in the cells, which is a trigger for itching.
By building up and supporting the skin barrier, the skin can stabilize its moisture balance again.
4. Niacinamide for skin diseases?
Especially when your skin's health is affected by disease or is particularly demanding, the search for compatible, effective cosmetics can be quite nerve-wracking. If you can place your skin here, Niacinamide could be worth a try to reinstate its natural functions. Of course, we recommend a visit to your dermatologist or cosmetician first to get an exact diagnosis for your skin and to clarify possible questions.
Niacinamide reduces sebum production, has an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect, which is why there can be a visible improvement in the appearance of the skin. Studies showed that already after 2-4 weeks less sebum is produced. Pustules, papules, and comedones decreased noticeably in 82% of the test persons after 8 weeks.
Niacinamide reduces melanin production, which reduces hyperpigmentation.
Atopic dermatitis and rosacea
Water loss from the skin is significantly reduced by stimulating the production of ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol in the corneal layer of the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, Niacinamide can reduce papules and inflammatory redness in most cases. The overall structure, skin texture, and elasticity are also improved, as Niacinamide indirectly boosts keratin production.
UV radiation damages our DNA. If our repair mechanism does not function properly, there is increased cell death and disturbed energy metabolism in our cells. This increases the risk of developing skin cancer. The use of niacin has been shown to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory substances that cause such damage to DNA.
5. Niacinamide: New hero in the bathroom cabinet
The fact that Niacinamide is becoming increasingly popular in cosmetics is not surprising given its many benefits, right? Especially now, in the time of sunbathing, days spent by the sea, and summer walks, the Niacinamide Serum can do us some good thanks to the regenerative and cell-protecting effect: It keeps our skin in balance and supports it in its natural functions.
Our serum contains 10% Niacinamide and you can use it either in the morning and evening or only once a day. Apply one drop each to the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead after cleansing your skin and gently massage from the inside out. Before you use a cream or one of our oils, you should give the Niacinamide Serum a few minutes to be absorbed.
If you also use the AHA or BHA peeling, we do not recommend using both products in the same routine. However, if you apply one of the peelings in the evening and the Niacinamide Serum in the morning, you can use both products with no worries.
By the way, we've added aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to our Niacinamide Serum to give your skin even more moisture. Dry and dehydrated skin, goodbye! Are you curious? Check out the product details to learn more about the ingredients and effects of our Niacinamide Serum:
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Our Niacinamide Serum