Chances are you’ve heard some buzz about Niacinamide, a skincare ingredient that has seemed to spring up in the wake of maskne. What is Niacinamide and why is it so amazing for your skin? Today I am diving in and sharing everything there is to know about this incredible vitamin and why you may want to add it to your skincare regimen!
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a form of essential Vitamin B3 that is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health, growth and reproduction. Niacin supports the proper functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy. Niacin is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs, legumes, and enriched breads and cereals and is not stored in the body and is important to replenish.
And there’s much more to this vitamin, especially when it comes to general skin health. Niacinamide has become increasingly popular in skincare products, as they are known to nourish while have calming redness & inflammation. It also has antioxidant, and skin brightening benefits.
Read on to learn more about its benefits.
Niacinamide brightens the skin
If you are looking to brighten your skin, or notice some hyper-pigmentation popping up from too much sun, or picking those pesky blemishes, Niacinamide just may be for you! It is know to help reduce the appearance of post-blemish marks and other dark spots
A 2016 study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology looked at a product containing a cocktail of skin brighteners, including retinol, the antioxidant resveratrol, and niacinamide. This 10-week, open-label, single- center study enrolled 25 subjects with mild to moderate hyperpigmentation and other clinical stigmata of cutaneous aging including fine lines, sallowness, lack of clarity, and wrinkling. Smoothing it on for four weeks lessened hyperpigmentation, improved clarity, and evened skin tone, the researchers concluded.
Niacinamide reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
UV rays, pollution, stress, lack of sleep, and other factors can all create free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and cause premature signs of aging like discoloration and wrinkles. Niacinamide has antioxidant properties that can protect skin from this damage.
A study published on pubmed.gov had subjects apply 5% Niacinamide to half of the face twice daily for 12 weeks. Analyses of the data revealed a variety of significant skin appearance improvement effects for topical niacinamide such as reductions in fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, and skin sallowness (yellowing). In addition, elasticity was also improved.
Niacinamide helps balance the complexion
If you are someone that battles with sensitive skin, any redness at all or even blemishes, you may have found it’s match! Niacinamide helps balance the complexion by reducing redness and blemishes without irritating sensitive skin and is known to have oil-balancing properties that may also indirectly help with mild acne. Topical niacinamide has also been shown to reduce redness caused by sunlight and is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Niacinamide hydrates the skin
Niacinamide can also help improve the skin’s barrier, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture leaving skin that is moisturized and smooth to the touch. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. When Niacinamide is used in conjunction with common moisturizing ingredients, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, it can boost the product’s hydrating ability. Your skin becomes less reactive and much more balanced.
Niacinamide helps balance the complexion by reducing the appearance of excess oil
The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Oily skin may have met its match! Studies show Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive.
Lumière de Vie® Super Soother
Now that you have learned about all of the benefits of this amazing benefits of this super vitamin, I have to tell you about this gem and why it’s my pick!
Don’t just soothe your skin; supercharge it with Lumière de Vie® Super Soother. This little bottle packs a big punch with a super-lightweight formulation of niacinamide (vitamin B3), allantoin and aloe. These powerhouse ingredients combine to soothe and balance skin by helping control excess oil and reducing the appearance of redness and blemishes. Additionally, they help treat the signs of aging by brightening unwanted dark spots and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all while adding vital moisture back to the skin for a complexion that feels as good as it looks.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has numerous benefits for the skin. Niacinamide helps keep the skin hydrated, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce the appearance of oily skin and blemishes, and helps the skin maintain a brighter, more even complexion.
Acquacell (glycerin + citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract + pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract + lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract + sodium PCA + sodium lactate)
This unique blend of watermelon, apple and lentil fruit extracts with sodium PCA and sodium lactate moisturizes and helps reduce the appearance of skin flakiness for smoother-looking skin. It also helps to soothe irritated skin.
Allantoin is a compound found readily in nature but is best known as a component of the comfrey plant. Allantoin helps to soften and soothe the skin.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Aloe vera, which is naturally rich in enzymes, amino acids and other nutrients, is a well-known moisturizing ingredient, helping to keep the skin hydrated and looking smooth and firm.
How do I use Lumière de Vie® Super Soother?
Apply 3–5 drops to freshly cleansed and dried face and décolletage. Use morning and/or night for best results. Allow to dry fully before layering additional treatments, and always remember to apply products from thinnest to thickest.
How often should I use Lumière de Vie® Super Soother?
For best results, we recommend using this serum both morning and night. As always, we recommend adding any new treatment to your regimen slowly so your skin can adjust to the new ingredients.
What skin type does Lumière de Vie® Super Soother work best for?
Our Lumière de Vie® Super Soother is especially beneficial for mature and problem skin types as it helps to soothe irritation and brighten uneven skin tones. However, a dose of niacinamide is beneficial for all skin types, so add it to your regimen today!
What is the texture of Lumière de Vie® Super Soother?
Lumière de Vie® Super Soother features a lightweight and non-sticky gel/water texture. It goes on seamlessly and dries down smooth, leaving your skin ready for the next step.
How much niacinamide is in this product?
This serum offers 10% niacinamide for the ultimate skin-soothing treatment.
Is Lumière de Vie® Super Soother tested on animals?
Lumière de Vie® does not conduct or commission animal testing of any finished product.