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Niacinamide

| [nahy-uh-sin-uh-mahyd] |

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

Benefits:
Antioxidant
Wrinkle Reduction

Niacinamide is a B-complex vitamin (Vitamin B) which is mainly used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra (a nutrient deficiency of niacin). Its uses in cosmetics has been widely known and practiced in regards to skin care particularly products that are considered to be anti-aging. Niacinamide has been proposed to help aid in reducing signs of skin aging. It has been suggested to be a potential skin antioxidant, and as an ingredient to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.1-2

Niacinamide is capable of improving skin texture by enhancing the function of the skin barrier as well as promoting the repair mechanisms to the outer layer of the skin without making the skin dry.3

  1. Levin, Jacquelyn, and Saira B. Momin. "How Much Do We Really Know About Our Favorite Cosmeceutical Ingredients?" Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (2010): n. pag. PubMed. Web. 11 Jan. 2016
  2. Berardesca, E., M. Ardigo, N. Cameli, M. Mariano, M. Agozzino, and P.j. Matts. "Randomized, Double-blinded, Vehicle-controlled, Split-face Study to Evaluate the Effects of Topical Application of a Gold Silk Sericin/Niacinamide/Signaline Complex on Biophysical Parameters Related to Skin Ageing." International Journal of Cosmetic Science Int J Cosmet Sci 37.6 (2015): 606-12. PubMed. Web. 12 Feb. 2016
  3. Fu, J.j.j., G.g. Hillebrand, P. Raleigh, J. Li, M.j. Marmor, V. Bertucci, P.e. Grimes, S.h. Mandy, M.i. Perez, S.h. Weinkle, and J.r. Kaczvinsky. "A Randomized, Controlled Comparative Study of the Wrinkle Reduction Benefits of a Cosmetic Niacinamide/peptide/retinyl Propionate Product Regimen vs. a Prescription 0·02% Tretinoin Product