Skin Benefits of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Skin Benefits of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a powerful form of vitamin B3 with restorative and protective properties. It

  • repairs damaged DNA,
  • reduces the effects of UV radiation
  • brightens, hydrates, and strengthens the skin,
  • slows signs of aging, and
  • reduces acne.

Does Topical Niacinamide Penetrate the Skin?

Niacinamide is a natural, essential vitamin that the body can’t make on its own. Topical Niacinamide is powerful when absorbed, and unlike other vitamins, there are multiple studies that demonstrate significant penetration into the human skin.

As part of the Live Now skincare routine, the Niacinamide serum is formulated to deliver optimal concentration below the surface of the skin cells that need it to rejuvenate the skin’s health and appearance.

Niacinamide Skin Benefits

The Live Now Vitamin B3 Serum with 10% Niacinamide:

Strengthens: Helps build keratin, a protein that provides support and protection for the skin, keeping it healthy, smooth, and firmer. Increases collagen production, giving skin strength and elasticity.

Protects and moisturizes: Helps build ceramides, which strengthen the bonds between skin cells, boosting the skin’s natural protective barrier. Locks in moisture and locks out bacteria and pollutants, preventing environmental damage.

Reduces blotchy redness: Anti-inflammatory effects reduce blotchiness and redness in skin irritated by conditions like acne and rosacea for skin that looks and feels calmer and clearer.

Fights oil: Helps regulate the skin’s oil production, keeping it in check, so oily build-up doesn’t clog the pores, causing acne. It leaves the skin glowing, not greasy.

Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles: Slows signs of aging, significantly minimizing fine lines and wrinkles leaving plumper, younger-looking skin.

Reduces hyperpigmentation: Decreases the amount of melanin that reaches the skin’s outer layer, reducing yellowing and dark spots caused by aging resulting in a more even skin tone.

Antioxidant effects: Helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from damaging free radicals. Fights damage from the sun, pollution, and toxins to keep the skin cells healthy and responsive. Keeps the signs of age and stress away from the face.

Treats acne: Potent anti-inflammatory properties improve the appearance of acne, especially inflammatory forms. Decreases the amount of acne and improves skin texture, revealing smoother, glowing skin.

Niacinamide Side Effects

Niacinamide is a safe topical ingredient. In rare cases, people with extremely sensitive skin may experience some redness or skin irritation. We recommend to always test new skincare products before use. 

Sources

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18492135/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dth.12481

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-2494.2004.00228.x

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC2921764/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16766489/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17147561/

About Live Now Skincare

Live Now Skincare is an active, science-backed skincare range created for women who are busy living.

  • Delays Ageing

  • Prevents Bacteria Formation

  • Reduces Inflammation

  • Cleanses and Unclogs Pores

Created by a Medical Professional

Ruth Lavell (RN, NM, NP), founder of Live Now Skincare, has been formulating skincare products that WORK for more than ten years thanks to her extensive pharmaceutical industry and cosmetic nursing experience. She has developed and improved the Live Now Skincare range based on the direct feedback of her patients.

Live Now Skincare is 100% Australian made and owned.

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