Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
Niacinamide is an all-around skin healer. It improves skin texture, relieves acne vulgaris, hydrates skin, improves circulation and protects against pollutants.
It has proven to be especially effective in addressing the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, enhancing the skin’s barrier function and reviving the skin’s healthy texture.
It is also an anti-inflammatory, and it is used to combat inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Studies of niacinamide also found that most participating panelists tolerated the topical application well, with only a very small incidence of mild irritation. Niacinamide is often used topically to lighten skin.