Natural ingredients are an important part of what we do here at DNA Skin NYC.
Niacinamide is a part of the vitamin B3 family and is one of our favorite ways to help brighten your skin. Niacinamide is also found in foods such as yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal grains.
As a key supporter of the skin barrier, the outer surface of the epidermis, niacinamide will help increase the resiliency of your skin and improve texture. It also helps balance oil production, and the best part is that it works great with most skin types and conditions due to its neutral pH level.
Niacinamide and acids can both fit into your skincare routine, as long as you use them at the right time and in the correct order. If you’ve ever wondered whether you can incorporate niacinamide and acid in one skincare routine, the answer is yes! However, please get guidance from your esthetician whenever you combine ingredients.
Why We Love Niacinamide
Niacinamide has plenty of multi-functional uses to increase the overall benefit to your skin:
- It helps improve skin immunity by building keratin.
- Improves the barrier function of your skin through the lipid barrier.
- Minimizes redness and blotchiness.
- Helps to minimize pore appearance slightly
- Regulates oil production
- Protects against sun damage when combined with daily SPF
- Treats hyperpigmentation (dark patches)
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
Niacinamide Lightens Skin Tone
In clinical studies, niacinamide significantly decreased hyperpigmentation and increased skin lightness after 4 weeks of use. In conclusion, the data suggested that niacinamide is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes.
Niacinamide and Vitamin C
When it comes to niacinamide, there are varying opinions about mixing it with vitamin C.
Although they’re both antioxidants, vitamin C is one ingredient that is, for the most part, not compatible with niacinamide. At DNA Skin NYC, we recommend using niacinamide in the morning and vitamin C in the evening to avoid causing unnecessary sensitivity in your skin.
If you have any questions regarding which niacinamide product is best for you, feel free to contact us to book a virtual consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!