Getting to know about the ingredients within you favourite beauty products can be bit confusing at times, especially if you are not sure if certain ingredients are good for your skin. So here at Bloomskincare we thought we would give you a helping hand and tell you about a fabulous ingredient that is popular in many beauty products in it’s own right, because of its powerful and many amazing benefits it has for your skin. We talk about niacinamide today.
Niacinamide was discovered between 1935 and 1937, it belongs to the family of the B vitamins. It is an essential vitamin found in your diet and is contained in many foods. Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3, it is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface.
During the 1970s various clinical trials highlighted the good skin penetration of niacinamide and since then scientists have been increasingly interested in exploring the topical effects of niacinamide and its application within skin care. The multiple beneficial effects of niacinamide on the skin make it an excellent ingredient for all daily skin care formulations, particularly for dry and sensitive skin, creams which help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and products which are aimed at helping skin tone. But it doesn’t stop there! It also reduces the damage environmental attack can cause. Left unchecked, this type of daily assault makes skin appear older, dull, and less radiant.
Below, we want to share with you just a few reasons why this great ingredient is a must have for your daily skincare routine.
#1 Helps Improve epidermal barrier performance. Everything about your skin is better when the epidermal lipid barrier is functioning normal. Your lipid barrier helps retain moisture, keeps it hydrated for longer and will protect your skin from the harshness of the environment, regardless of the time of year, keeping the skin strong and preventing water Loss.
#2 Improves blotchiness and redness. Over time and with a daily use of a niacinamide you will see reduced redness, blotchiness and sensitivity caused by exposure to the environment due to a poorly functioning skin barrier.
#3 Regulated oil flow. When your skin retains its natural moisture, the natural oil flow of the skin becomes controlled too, So, if you have oily skin, rather than trying to wash it scrupulously away, consider topically applied Niacinamide as an essential factor in getting any excessive oil flow
#4 Minimises lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide leads to an increase in protein synthesis (e.g. keratin), it has a stimulating effect on ceramide synthesis and on aging skin, it helps improve the surface structure and smooth’s out wrinkles.
#5 Dull skin. Niacinamide goes one step further and reverses the visible signs brought about by the onslaught. As time goes by and with the constant exposure to free radicals and glycation, the skin can appear dull with a sad loss of radiance. Niacinamide, as an antioxidant reduces the negative impact of oxidative stress and improves the skin’s ability to fight back. Leaving you with radiant looking skin.
Here at Bloomskincare we are in love with the amazing results that niacinamide can have for your skin when applied via skincare products like toners, moisturiser and serums. Niacinamide is compatible with any of the products you use within your skincare routine, including those that contain retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, AHAs & BHA.
You can use multiple niacinamide-containing products in your routine and it will still be non-sensitizing as this amazing B vitamin is tolerated by all skin types, even temperamental skin. To achieve the best results using a product containing niacinamide, it’s recommended to use a leave on product such as a cream, mask or night creams, it’s really about what fits around your life style or your preferred tool.You can incorporate niacinamide within your morning and evening routine. You can never use too much of this amazing ingredient.