Niacinamide works in two ways. First, it increases the production of collagen, a protein that is part of the basic structure of the skin. Second, the production of glycan decreases.
Too many technical terms? Let’s say that collagen is very good, because it keeps the skin cells together, and the glycans are bad, because they are responsible for the appearance of wrinkles on the skin … so that niacinamide improves the first and reduces the second. That is, its purpose is to improve the texture of your skin, by reducing the signs of aging that make your face look younger.
How does it work on the skin?
What are its actions? It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as a cellular communication booster. She can talk to many types of skin cells, asking them to make normal, healthier, younger cells. In fact, by stimulating the production of ceramides, the lipids that form the cement between the cells of the epidermis, the skin is stronger, protected from dehydration and the penetration of irritants.
There are no contraindications. “In the form of a serum, a few drops are enough for the entire face before applying the moisturizer, says Nassim Hamek. Not particularly sensitive to light or oxidation, and not photosensitizing, it can be applied during the day as by night.”
Niacinamide easily penetrates the skin and is not irritating
Niacinamide neutralizes the irritation process and reduces itching by acting on the mechanisms involved (in particular by inhibiting histamine).
The application of nicotinamide-based treatments (between 2 and 5%) is effective in lightening pigment spots, results linked to the increase in collagen production induced by the active ingredient. The action is certainly progressive but less irritating than vitamin C.
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It is made up of two compounds: nicotinic acid or niacin and nicotinamide or niacinamide.
Synthesized by the body but in too small a quantity, as well as easily eliminated in the urine, vitamin B3 must thus be provided by our food in the form of recommended daily allowances.
Its properties are used topically for:
- Improvement of the barrier function of the skin: it reduces irritation in the presence of an irritant agent while improving the texture of the skin;
- Acceleration of cell differentiation and scarring: vitamin B3 is a moisturizing active ingredient that can be used to fight against atopic states and skin dryness; boost micro-circulation of the skin
So why is it so successful today? Probably because more and more people report having reactive skin. The blame for pollution, our stressful lifestyle and also sometimes poor nutrition. So many factors that increase the risk of inflammation and imbalance, in addition to the application of irritant treatments, including some natural formulas based on essential oils