Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is a topical vitamin which works to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier. It can also help to fade discolouration and redness, as it increases cell turnover on the skin’s surface. These anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular ingredient in products that treat rosacea, acne and hyperpigmentation. It works well in acne treatment products as it aids in exfoliation and the unblocking of pores, reduces the rate of sebum production and reduces skin redness.
It has also proved effective in boosting the skin’s natural emollient production, keeping the skin hydrated. This in turn, boosts skin’s firmness and elasticity, so it can be a great addition to anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products.