Ingredient Overview


Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is an essential water-soluble vitamin that as a superhero ingredient can help the skin look healthier. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 which is not naturally produced in the body on its own, meaning we have to apply this essential nutrient to the skin in order to receive its benefits.
Niacinamide is a true multitasking ingredient with several benefits for the skin. It helps skin remain youthful, minimize pores and fine lines, and treat certain skin conditions including acne, eczema, and pigmentation issues.

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Niacinamide is a form of B3 that acts as superhero ingredients for skin. From improving skin hydration to helping in protecting the skin from environmental damage and ageing, it has a wide range of benefits for your skin. 

  • Helps to have hydration skin, protect the skin from wrinkles and fine lines
  • It acts as an anti-inflammatory for the skin and helps to treat the pigmentation issue
  • Minimising the appearance of pores and smooth overall skin texture
  • Help to treat acne

Directions of Use

Niacinamide mostly comes in the form of serums. To see the best result you can apply the serum after toning and before moisturizing. Niacinamide may be used alongside other active ingredients for optimal results. You may be able to get more out of your niacinamide serum by using it alongside hyaluronic acid to increase product absorption.
There are different levels of niacinamide concentration in skincare products. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to start with a lower concentration. You can see the improvements after four weeks of using the product and have smoother, toned, and hydrated skin.


The ingredient can be found in other skincare products such as cleansers, day and night creams, eye cream, moisturizers, and face masks. Here are some products on Beauty Buddy that contain nicotinamide. If you use a product that you love and find it great for your skin why not download the Beauty Buddy app and leave a review. We’d love to hear from you!

NIP+FAB Retinol Fix Tonic
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

There are plenty more reviews on these and other products in Beauty Buddy. 

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