Perhaps one of the trendiest topics in the skincare industry right now is Niacinamide - a powerhouse ingredient which helps brighten and hydrate skin. Join The RéView Editors in conversation with RéVive’s Head of Product Development, Liz Martin, to learn all about its benefits and the best ways to incorporate it in your daily beauty regimen.
Niacinamide: A Closer Look
Q: What is Niacinamide?
A: Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin) — one of the eight B vitamins that our bodies need for good health.
Q: What does Niacinamide do?
A: Niacinamide is an important B vitamin that plays an integral role in keeping skin healthy. When applied topically, it helps restore the top layers of the skin against moisture loss by helping skin improve its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides. When ceramides become depleted, skin is left vulnerable to problems like dryness, flakiness, redness and sensitivity. Niacinamide also helps reduce discolorations and uneven skin tone (excess melanin on the skin’s surface).
Q: What are some key benefits of Niacinamide?
A: Niacinamide helps improve uneven skin tone and texture, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened barrier. It is also known to help reduce the look of enlarged pores, as well as the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve the skin’s barrier. Finally, it's known to help repair signs of past damage which can make skin appear older, dull and less radiant.
Q: Are there any ingredients that Niacinamide cannot be used with?
A: If you have any concerns about the use of Niacinamide with a specific ingredient, please consult your physician beforehand. Generally, niacinamide is very compatible with most other skincare products, including formulas that contain retinol, mineral SPF, ferments and peptides, hyaluronic acid, AHAs, BHA, vitamin C, and many different antioxidants. You can also use multiple niacinamide-containing products, as it's well tolerated by all skin types. It’s even suitable for use by those with sensitive skin.
Q: What’s the best way to incorporate Niacinamide in a beauty regimen?
A: Start now! This is the best way to incorporate it into your beauty regimen.
Q: Which RéVive products feature Niacinamide?
A: Supérieur Body Nightly Renewing Serum which helps renew skin and visibly diminish fine lines, leaving a firmer, more supple appearance, as well as Supérieur Body Renewal Firming Cream which softens, nourishes skin while also improving its tone and making it appear more youthful.