Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, has been a hot topic in skincare discussions lately, and has left many wondering what the big deal is? Typically, a newly hyped ingredient has never been studied for efficacy, and is often the result of clever marketing on behalf of a particular skincare manufacturer. Niacinamide breaks from that tradition.
A 2005 study published by the American Society for Dermatologic Society using a 5% Niacinamide topical solution showed significant reduction of a number of age-related skin issues, namely hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, sallowness, and blotchiness in just 12 weeks. In a nutshell, they found 1 ingredient that could tighten the skin, lighten sun spots, brighten the complexion, and reduce red blotches in the skin.
This is an exciting discovery. Pregnant and nursing women frequently suffer from hormonal breakouts and melasma (known as the mask of pregnancy), but have no safe and effective means to both treat and prevent these skin problems. Anyone living with an inflammatory skin disorder (rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, etc.) faces the difficult task of finding a product that will address their skin concerns without aggravating their condition. Niacinamide changes the game completely.
Ever the trend-setters, Skin Trends offers a variety of Niacinamide products. Here are a few of the highlights:
iS Clinical Poly-Vitamin Serum This gentle serum is perfect for anti-aging without being too aggressive. Recommended for all skin types, iS Clinical Poly-Vitamin Serum is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Niacinamide is going to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while also lightening hyperpigmentation. Bilberry extract is going to give additional brightening, while Retinol and Sugar Cane Extract work to gently exfoliate and firm the skin. Hyaluronic acid is going to hydrate and plump the skin while driving these active ingredients deeper into the skin. Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E are going to moisturize and condition the skin, while green tea extract soothes and calms the skin.
Osmosis Skincare Enlighten Pigmentation Skin Serum This potent serum is made to lighten the skin on a long-term basis. Osmosis Skincare Enlighten Serum has it all. Niacinamide receives top billing in this production, and is complemented by Rumex (an herbal lightener), Bearberry (a natural lightener), and Wild Cherry Bark (a natural lightener). The apha hydroxy acids Mandelic Acid and Lactic Acid are going to gently exfoliate, while paving the way for all of the lightening ingredients to work their magic. Lecithin (a natural emollient), Vitamin E (a natural moisturizer), GABA (a natural product that binds to water), and soybean oil (a natural moisturizer) are going to give this product a smooth application without drying the skin. Topping it off are a host of essential oils and botanical extracts to soothe and condition the skin, making this one powerful, well-rounded serum.
Phytomer Acnipur Blemish Solution Fluid Bringing Niacinamide around full circle is Phytomer Acnipure Blemish Solution Fluid. This gentle treatment is perfect for all skin types - even pregnant women - without being too aggressive. The idea with this product is to balance oil production in the skin, keep breakouts at bay, and soothe the skin. Niacinamide soothes irritated skin while preventing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (ie. a dark spot left behind after a blemish has healed). Cinnamon Bark Extract acts as an astringent, while Sea Salt is going to help keep the skin matte. Plankton Extract is going to help moisturize the skin (yes, even oily skin needs moisture), while Vitamin E acts as both a moisturizer and antioxidant. Rounding out this amazing serum is Sunflower Seed Oil, a non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores or cause pimples) Essential Fatty Acid which is going to work to continually stabilize the moisture level in the skin. All in all, Phytomer Acnipur Blemish Solution Fluid is a great choice for oily, acne-prone, and dry skin.
Yon-Ka® Skincare AGE CORRECTION Serum Vital Yon-Ka Serum Vital is a luxurious, hydrating serum that offers something for every skin type. Beech Tree Extract teams up with Niacinamide to increase skin cell turnover rate while gently brightening hyperpigmentation. Vitamin B5 is going to hydrate, heal, soothe, and protect the skin. Essential Oils are featured prominently, with Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Cypress, and Thyme regulating oil production in the skin while soothing and conditioning. Sunflower, Corn, and Soybean Oil provide non-irritating moisture while giving this botanical serum a smooth application and lightweight finish.