Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

Such a versatile ingredient it’s completely obvious why Niacinamide is readily used and loved in skincare products. 

Niacinamide is Vitamin B3, and although we can gain this vitamin via certain foods and supplements, we certainly can gain beautiful skincare results through skincare products, like serums and creams. 

What are some of the skin benefits?

Earlier when I mentioned versatility, I meant it! Niacinamide has been shown to benefit overall well-aging [1] to specific concerns, such as hyperpigmentation and redness-reduction [2]. This one little ingredient in an overall daily serum could provide your skin with such wonderful skin support. 

Here is a list of some potential benefits…

  • Improving skin appearance
  • Lightening skin dark spots / hyperpigmentation
  • Supporting overall skin-barrier
  • Minimizing pore appearance
  • Reducing redness
  • Supporting a lipid barrier

How to add to your skincare routine.

Products that include Niacinamide within my skincare line are my Daily Facial Serum, which supports overall skin health, and a more targeted facial serum, my Niacinamide10, for someone that may want a stronger source. Both serums work wonderfully. That is one thing I love about Niacinamide as an ingredient, it really can work for just about every skin type, especially those with sensitive skin.

Do Vitamin C serums bother your skin? Niacinamide serums are a great alternative to Vitamin C serums, if your skin doesn’t tolerate Vitamin C.

As I elevate several of my existing formulations, like my toners and creams, I will be adding Niacinamide to more of my products.


Fun Fact: Niacinamide and Niacin are NOT the same thing. They are two separate forms of Vitamin B3. [3]
Fun Food: Nourish from the inside with food sources of Niacinamide like eggs, green veggies, beans, and fish. [4


This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat any condition, nor do I make any claims. How you choose to digest this information is entirely up to you. This article was based on trusted sources that are linked at the bottom of the article. 

  1. Kawada A, Konishi N, Oiso N, Kawara S, Date A. Evaluation of anti-wrinkle effects of a novel cosmetic containing niacinamide. J Dermatol. 2008 Oct;35(10):637-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2008.00537.x. PMID: 19017042.
  2. Bissett DL, Miyamoto K, Sun P, Li J, Berge CA. Topical niacinamide reduces yellowing, wrinkling, red blotchiness, and hyperpigmented spots in aging facial skin. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2004 Oct;26(5):231-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2494.2004.00228.x. PMID: 18492135.
  3. Gehring W. Nicotinic acid/niacinamide and the skin. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2004 Apr;3(2):88-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00115.x. PMID: 17147561.
  4. Niacin Health Fact Sheet, National Institute of Health,
  5. Draelos ZD, Ertel K, Berge C. Niacinamide-containing facial moisturizer improves skin barrier and benefits subjects with rosacea. Cutis. 2005 Aug;76(2):135-41. PMID: 16209160.
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