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Do We Really Need Niacinamide in Our Skincare?

Get the scoop on Niacinamide's transformative powers.

Vitamins and Skin

When nourishing our bodies, we look to foods containing essential vitamins that we need to stay healthy. The same could be said for our skin, as Vitamin A and Vitamin C are growing in popularity for their renewing and brightening properties. Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a versatile ingredient that is becoming more popular for its beneficial properties, but what does it do? In this blog, we'll dive into the benefits of Niacinamide and why it works throughout the seasons. 


Niacinamide: The Multifaceted Skincare Hero 

This water-soluble vitamin works with the natural substances in your skin to improve a myriad of concerns, helping to combat discoloration, rough skin texture, dryness, and external stressors (source).  





  • Minimizes Pore Appearance: It helps reduce the look of enlarged pores by helping to balance oily skin. 

  • Improves Skin Tone: Its brightening properties help to even out skin tone. 

  • Supports a Healthy Barrier: Niacinamide helps boost skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: It supports healthy collagen production and reduces visible signs of aging. 

  • Protects Against Oxidative Stress: Niacinamide defends skin against environmental stressors and free-radical damage. 



Seasonal Benefits of Niacinamide 



Spring and Summer: Your Shield Against Environmental Stressors 

During the warmer months, our skin is exposed to more UV rays and pollution. Niacinamide’s antioxidant properties protect the skin from environmental damage. Oily skin will love how Niacinamide helps to control sebum production, helping your complexion achieve a more balanced state. 



Fall and Winter: A Moisture-Barrier Booster 

Niacinamide acts as a reinforcing agent to the skin's natural barrier, helping to prevent transdermal moisture loss that may occur in drier and colder months where a centralized heating unit may be running indoors. This also helps to keep dryness, flakiness, and rough texture at bay. Niacinamide also has its soothing properties that calm raw, winter-ravaged skin.  



Incorporating Niacinamide into Your Routine 

You can find Niacinamide in various skincare products, from serums to creams. It's well-tolerated by most skin types and works well with other ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, and SPF, making it an easy addition to your skincare regimen. 


To Cleanse: 

flat lay of derma e vitamin c cleanser with niacinamide

Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser  

This glow-boosting cleanser contains Niacinamide and helps to purify pores, brighten dullness, and promote a more even skin tone.  


To Reduce Breakouts: 

flat lay of a bottle of derma e acne treatment serum with niacinamide

Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum 

Say ‘bye-bye’ to breakouts with this acne-fighting serum that contains our Anti-Acne Complex, Salicylic Acid, and Niacinamide to decongest clogged pores and clarify your complexion. 


To Balance Stressed-Out Skin: 

bottle of derma e pure biome balancing serum with niacinamide

Pure Biome Balancing Serum 

Formulated with a soothing blend of microbiome-balancing Probiotics + Prebiotics, antioxidant-rich Cica, and skin-loving Niacinamide, this lightweight serum helps to calm sensitive skin types. 


To Even Out Texture and Discoloration: 

bottle of derma e vitamin c liquid radiance peel with niacinamide for exfoliatiion

Vitamin C 10% Multi-Acid Radiance Liquid Peel 

This gentle yet effective liquid peel contains a blend of acid-based exfoliators such as Glycolic, Mandelic, and Kojic Acid, as well as Bromelain, 10% Vitamin C, and Niacinamide to resurface skin to reveal fresher, brighter, more even-toned skin underneath. 


To Soothe Dry Scalps:  

bottle of derma e scalp relief treatment serum with niacinamide

Scalp Relief Treatment 

This calming serum comforts sensitive and irritated scalps with a soothing botanical blend plus Niacinamide to invigorate, optimize, and revitalize your scalp and hair.  



Niacinamide is a skincare ingredient that not only meets a wide range of skin needs but also continues to prove its effectiveness through scientific research. Whether you're dealing with acne, looking to combat the signs of aging, or simply aiming for a healthier skin barrier, Niacinamide is an ingredient worth considering. And the best part? Its benefits are year-round, making it a reliable ally in your skincare journey, no matter the season. 

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