Niacinamide is so deeply entrenched in the skincare zeitgeist you can hardly peruse a catalogue without your eyeballs tripping over a listing shouting its inclusion. Niacinamide’s omnipresence is not without reason, however, and its inclusion in your line-up is borderline necessity.
Any skincare aficionado worth their salt will place niacinamide at the top, or near the top, of their skincare must-have’s. Not only is it close to a cure all, niacinamide is a rare active that is suitable for all skin types and its versatility pits it against the likes of hyaluronic acid for skincare frontrunner.
But what does it do? And moreover, why should you care? To answer this, let’s begin with what niacinamide is.
Niacinamide, niacin, nicotinamide or nicotinic acid can all be placed under the blanket term vitamin b3 and for the purposes of this article shall henceforth be referred to simply as niacinamide. Niacinamide is a naturally occurring vitamin utilised by the body to maintain healthy cell function. Applied topically its benefits are manifold.