From expensive brightening treatments in salons to affordable facial creams that promise lighting within weeks, there is one common link - Niacinamide! Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that offers many skincare benefits backed by years of scientific research and studies.
In this blog, let’s solve the mystery of this magical ingredient and look at its many benefits for your skin.
Skin Benefits Of Using Niacinamide
- Skin Brightening & Lightening
We Indians tend to tan very easily. We also get spots and hyperpigmentation often. Every little scratch or pimple leaves us with a lasting memory in the guise of a dark spot. But why? We have highly active pigment-producing cells in our skin, that get triggered easily. Once triggered, they start producing more pigment, leading to hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin.
Niacinamide penetrates deep into the skin and stops these pigment-producing cells from making excess melanin over time. The result? Brighter, even-toned skin with no spots and blemishes.
- Balances Oil Production
Excessive oil production not only increases the chances of getting acne but can also make pores appear larger than they are. Niacinamide balances and normalizes oil production, which makes it a blessing for oily and acne-prone skin. However, it doesn't dry out the skin either, so even dry-skinned beauties can enjoy its benefits without worrying about further drying out the skin.
- Strengthens The Skin
We all have a natural moisture barrier on the skin, which helps retain hydration and keep it glowing and bouncy. However, excessive pollution, exposure to sunlight, and harsh skincare products can damage this moisture barrier, leading to irritated, dry, and dehydrated skin.
Niacinamide does a great job of strengthening and protecting the skin barrier. Leading to softer, hydrated, and glowing skin, which is less likely to get breakout.
- Controls Acne
Due to its oil-balancing and barrier-strengthening properties, Niacinamide is a star ingredient in controlling acne. But that’s not all! It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin calm and soothe. So, it can be used safely to soothe the irritation caused by acne. It also speeds up skin healing, making it a good ingredient after sun exposure to heal the damage.
- Boost Glow With Powerful Antioxidant
The body produces free radicals as a waste product after neutralizing toxins from pollution, sun damage, junk food, etc. These highly reactive free radicals destroy the skin cells when they come in contact.
Niacinamide is a powerful antioxidant that reacts with these free radicals before they can reach skin cells to neutralize them. This protects the skin and enhances its natural health and glow from within.
- Delays Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Using niacinamide regularly improves the skin’s elasticity and strength, which helps to delay fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports collagen production, giving skin youthful bounce and volume. So, this is an ingredient that is well-known for its anti-ageing benefits.
Lotus Herbals’ Range of Niacinamide Products
This is one of the most innovative and gentle exfoliators available. The exfoliation action comes from green tea leaves, which gently lift off thick layers of dead skin cells efficiently. The niacinamide and Aloe in the formulation calm and brighten the skin. And prevent redness, dryness, and irritation after your scrub session, which is often the case with harsh exfoliators.
The fresh skin that is revealed is smooth, soft, bright, and glowy and better at absorbing the goodness of skin care products.
This is one of the most affordable and effective niacinamide serums in the market, which comes with the added benefits of Aloe Vera. The Niacinamide and Aloe together give fabulous hydration to the skin while being ultra lightweight.
This is a godsent product for sensitive skin because of the calming and soothing ingredients.
Take 3-4 pumps of the serum and spread it evenly on your cleansed, damp face and neck. Use your finger's soft pads to gently tap all over the face to push the product into your skin.
A mist is a must if you want to increase your skin's hydration. Sprits it between each step of your skincare routine to dampen your skin and allow your skincare product to spread and penetrate better.
This mist is also a great toner that can be used after cleansing, as a liquid to blend homemade face masks, increase their brightening powers, and even during facials.
Air conditioning during summer and heaters during winter can make the air very dry. This, in turn, sucks out the moisture from your skin. Spritzing this mist after a couple of hours can increase the hydration level of your skin significantly.
If moisturizers weigh your skin down and make you feel uncomfortable, sticky, shiny, and tacky, then it’s time to invest in this innovative gel formula. It sinks right into your skin, leaving you with a glow but not oily shine.
You can achieve all the many benefits of niacinamide with this brightening, hydrating moisturizer. It pairs very well with toners and serums due to its lightweight consistency.
This aloe vera night cream has a little more nourishing formula than the Brightening Boost Gel, making it the best. Now let us tell you a secret. If you have dry skin, you can also use this gel as a daytime moisturizer.
ConclusionIf you love your skin, then you should be aware of the ingredients you put on it. Don’t fall for misleading packaging and high prices. Instead, be a skintellectual and continue reading our blogs on skincare ingredients and more!