The Niacinamide Trend- My 3 Favorite Picks!
Updated: Oct 23
I'm always excited to talk about, test, and share new skincare products and trends.. today it's all about Niacinamide. Curious? I was. I received various samples from some top brands that have included niacinamide in their formulations. I used 8 products for 2 weeks each, added to my AM and PM skincare routine. Here's my personal conclusion. But first...
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is an ingredient in many skincare products because it's safe, healing, and helpful for all skin types. It’s so versatile that it’s in a wide range of serums, creams, moisturizers, and even body products. You can use it in both your morning and evening skincare routine and it's water-soluble.
What are the Benefits of Niacinamide in Skin Care?
Niacinamide can reverse the signs of aging, brighten your skin, calm redness and irritation, and reduce hyperpigmentation, to name a few benefits. Nicotinamide, a derivative of niacinamide, helps restore cellular energy, repair damaged DNA, and reduce the effects of sun damage. It also fights off internal and external stressors that can ultimately lead to the deterioration or breakdown of our skin and premature signs of aging like discoloration and wrinkles; can help reduce dark spots.
Niacinamide is a powerful ingredient for both skin moisturizing and skin brightening. In other words, Niacinamide helps with virtually most skin concerns, from large pores and acne to fine lines and pigmentation. It also reduces dryness, and redness, fights free radicals, and strengthens the skin barrier. Of course, we want products with that!!
Here are my 3 FAVORITE Niacinamide Skin Products: They each left my aging skin looking brighter, less dull, pores smaller, and a smoother texture.
Barbara Sturm's THE BETTER B
Apply evenly in the morning and evening to the face, neck and décolleté, in gentle tapping motions. Allow full absorption before applying other products.
Caudalie Vinoperfect with Niacinamide
Vitamin C reduces dark spots with White Peony Extract and Niacinamide to promote a more even look while Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Squalane deeply hydrate.
Lancome Clarifique Formulated with 10% PHA (polyhydroxy acid), Niacinamide, and beech bud extract, Clarifique is a concentrated brightening treatment that delivers powerful results over time without being harsh on the skin.