Known as one of nature’s best vitamins for the skin, niacinamide is a powerful antioxidant that can treat those with rosacea-prone skin, people who suffer from breakouts and blemishes, along with those with aging concerns.
What is niacinamide?
Also referred to as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a natural supplement found in a multitude of healthy foods, including avocados, mushrooms, fish, poultry and whole grains. Its anti-inflammatory properties are one of the main reasons it’s been studied in connection to the improvement of skin concerns like aging and acne.
What does niacinamide do?
Research has found niacinamide can improve the appearance of redness in the skin – good news for those who struggle with rosacea-prone skin You may also be wondering: what does niacinamide do for those with acne-prone skin? Great question. Some studies have shown that niacinamide can actually reduce the rate of oil production in the skin, a benefit for those who produce excess amounts that may lead to painful zits or breakouts. Additionally, those who may suffer from dry skin can also benefit from niacinamide as it’s been shown in studies to assist with locking moisture into the skin.
Who should use niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a great addition to almost anyone’s medicine cabinet. For those who deal with acne, signs of aging, dry or dull skin or even have stubborn dark spots – niacinamide is certainly worth giving a try. It’s a powerhouse vitamin that serves up numerous benefits from anti-inflammatory properties to hydration and even mitigating oil production.
Is niacinamide in any KitavaMD products?
The KitavaMD Smoothing Facial Cream features niacinamide at its ideal 4% concentration. The consistency of the cream is soft and silky; a luxurious experience meant to be enjoyed both morning and night following cleansing. Not only does the Smoothing Facial Cream feel incredible, but it also does some amazing things for the skin, too, by reducing the appearance of redness and breakouts, all while offering nourishment prior to putting on makeup.
How should the Smoothing Facial Cream with niacinamide be used?
Listening to your skin is always the best instruction. However, we recommend starting with the Smoothing Facial Cream once a day, especially for those on the oilier side, and go from there. And remember, patience is key. The skin cycles about every 28-days, so it can take a full two months before you see the full benefits of any new ingredient for your skin.
Disclaimer: The content of this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.