If there's an ingredient that has taken the skin care world by storm lately, certainly it's niacinamide. The popular active ingredient—a form of vitamin B3 that often goes by nicotinamide—has earned scores of fans ranging from dermatologists, estheticians, and amateur beauty fans alike. That's because it boasts many sought-after benefits without several of the typical hang-ups, like irritation and damage.
Niacinamide is shown to brighten the skin and help fade dark spots or hyperpigmentation—but unlike potent acids or retinol, it isn't known to be irritating, and most people find it tolerable. Additionally, it's super hydrating and strengthens the barrier, but it's oh-so-light and non-clogging, so people with acne are able to use it without fear. Actually, it goes one step further: It helps acne and sebum production.
A study found that topical application can help reduce the production of oils, which can help balance acne-prone skin. And thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it can help with wrinkles and other signs of aging.
If this all sounds too good to be true, why don't you give it a go and see for yourself? Try our Rejuvenating Facial Serum w/ Hyaluronic Acid and our Brightening Face Serum w/ 1% Alpha-Arbutin both of which contains this fabulous ingredient.