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Niacinamide for Skin

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is derived from niacin – one of the essential human nutrients. Often referred to as a form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble component that has been a favorite fixture in beauty formulations for its anti-inflammatory properties.

How can niacinamide help my skin?

Niacinamide is bursting with skin care benefits, making it a must-have for your skin care routine. As it works with the natural substances in your skin, it can be used to visibly improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and fine lines.

Niacinamide can also control oil production and protect from environmental damage, making it a great option for those that suffer from moderate acne.

Is niacinamide suitable for sensitive skin types?

Yes. The best thing about niacinamide is that it caters to almost every skin concern and skin type. Often recommended for its ability to soothe and calm irritated complexions, even the most sensitive, dry or rosacea-prone skin can benefit from using the ingredient.

How can I incorporate niacinamide into my skin care routine?

We understand that its name can sound a little daunting, but niacinamide is super easy to incorporate into your routine. Topical skin care products such as toners, serums, and high-concentrated treatments utilize niacinamide and can be applied directly to skin, up to two times a day.

Brands such as The Ordinary, The INKEY List, Paula's Choice and Revolution Skincare are a great place to start when looking for niacinamide-infused products.

Can I mix other ingredients with niacinamide?

Niacinamide is loved for the fact that is compatible with almost any existing product in your skin care routine, including those that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid, AHA's and BHA's.

Can I use niacinamide with vitamin C?

There's many do's and don'ts surrounding this combination, but we're here to bust some myths. Whilst there are some claims that mixing the two can cause irritation of the skin and neutralize the effectiveness of each formula, there's no evidence of a definite issue. In fact, some argue that niacinamide with vitamin C is a winning combo.

If you're wanting to use both ingredients, try alternating between the two before layering up.

Are there any side effects of niacinamide?

When applied to the skin, it's possible that niacinamide-infused products can cause mild burning, itching or redness. We suggest carrying out a patch test before use, especially if you're new to the ingredient, just to be on the safe side.

See our niacinamide guide to answer your questions like what is Niacinamide and how can niacinamide help my skin.

Brands With Niacinamide Products

  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar
  • Dermalogica
  • PCA SKIN
  • Natura Bissé
  • The Ordinary
  • Omorovicza
  • Dr Dennis Gross Skincare
  • CeraVe

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% In Silicone
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifiant
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifiant
$15.00 $33.97
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
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$18.99
-49%
La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Breakout Corrector
La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. Breakout Corrector
$10.00 $19.37
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
$11.99
-7%
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
$11.00 $11.75
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 25
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 25
$14.00
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
$60.00
CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream
CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream
$5.00
-1%
The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
$5.75 $5.80
-43%
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) SPF 30
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) SPF 30
$17.00 $29.57
The INKEY List Niacinamide
The INKEY List Niacinamide
$7.99
Bioderma Hydrabio H2o Micelle Solution
Bioderma Hydrabio H2o Micelle Solution
$5.00
NIP+FAB Teen Skin Fix Zero Shine Moisturizer
NIP+FAB Teen Skin Fix Zero Shine Moisturizer
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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
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-55%
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+)
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+)
$14.00 $30.59
-54%
L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni ART Extreme Splash
L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni ART Extreme Splash
$11.00 $23.87
-49%
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La Roche-Posay Lipikar Moisturizing Balm AP+M
$19.00 $36.72
-17%
CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
$18.00 $21.55
-15%
Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum
Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum
$64.25 $75.00
-10%
Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster
Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster
$46.00 $51.00
-6%
Mario Badescu Drying Cream
Mario Badescu Drying Cream
$17.00 $18.00
-3%
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Eye Cream
$47.00 $48.00
-2%
Dermalogica AGE Bright Spot Fader
Dermalogica AGE Bright Spot Fader
$51.00 $52.00
The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder
The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder
$5.80
Olay Regenerist Whip
Olay Regenerist Whip
$48.30
Valmont Clarifying Pack Illuminating Mask
Valmont Clarifying Pack Illuminating Mask
$199.41
The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Serum
The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Serum
$14.99
Wishful Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer
Wishful Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer
$43.00
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
$42.00
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
$30.00
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
$60.00
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
$80.00
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
$38.00
Sarah Chapman Neck & Chest Rejuvenating Complex
Sarah Chapman Neck & Chest Rejuvenating Complex
$77.00
La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Cleansing Oil
La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Cleansing Oil
$19.33
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Clinique Superdefense Fatigue & Multi-Correcting Cream SPF 25
$55.00
Wishful Thirst Trap Juice HA3 Peptide Serum
Wishful Thirst Trap Juice HA3 Peptide Serum
$47.00
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide
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NIP+FAB Post Glycolic Fix Moisturizer SPF 30
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Dermalogica Active Clearing Sebum Clearing Masque
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Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Glow Reveal Moisturizer
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$30.50
Avène Gentle Exfoliating Scrub
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Dr Dennis Gross Skincare C+Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare C+Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum
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Omorovicza Silver Skin Savior
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Omorovicza Silver Skin Lotion
$117.30
Omorovicza Silver Skin Tonic
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$81.50
Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Arctic Berry Oil Cocktail
Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Arctic Berry Oil Cocktail
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$26.00
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Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum
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-30%
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Avant Hi-Retinol Restoring & Lifting Serum
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-23%
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Ultra Concentrated Serum
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Ultra Concentrated Serum
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-20%
Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening Night Capsules
Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening Night Capsules
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-18%
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Paula's Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30
$31.00 $37.50
-12%
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Biotherm Aquasource Total Eye Revitalizer Gel
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Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume
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FOREO UFO Glow Addict Mask
FOREO UFO Glow Addict Mask
$19.99 $20.00
The INKEY List Vitamin B, C & E Moisturizer
The INKEY List Vitamin B, C & E Moisturizer
$5.99
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Eye Base
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Eye Base
$56.00
The INKEY List PHA Toner
The INKEY List PHA Toner
$11.99
Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation SPF 20
Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation SPF 20
$40.70
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Cream
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Cream
$36.00
Paula's Choice Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment
Paula's Choice Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment
$50.00
Allies of Skin Multi Nutrient & Dioic Renewing Cream
Allies of Skin Multi Nutrient & Dioic Renewing Cream
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Nuxe Super Serum [10] The Universal Anti-Aging Concentrate
Nuxe Super Serum [10] The Universal Anti-aging Concentrate
$90.00
StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Moisture Rich Barrier Cream
StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Moisture Rich Barrier Cream
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PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
$120.00
PCA SKIN Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum
PCA SKIN Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum
$120.00
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PCA SKIN Retinol Treatment For Sensitive Skin
$115.00
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Niacinamide

Frequently Asked Questions about Niacinamide products

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is derived from niacin – one of the essential human nutrients. Often referred to as a form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble component that has been a favorite fixture in beauty formulations for its anti-inflammatory properties.

How can niacinamide help my skin?

Niacinamide is bursting with skin care benefits, making it a must-have for your skin care routine. As it works with the natural substances in your skin, it can be used to visibly improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and fine lines.

Niacinamide can also control oil production and protect from environmental damage, making it a great option for those that suffer from moderate acne.

Is niacinamide suitable for sensitive skin types?

Yes. The best thing about niacinamide is that it caters to almost every skin concern and skin type. Often recommended for its ability to soothe and calm irritated complexions, even the most sensitive, dry or rosacea-prone skin can benefit from using the ingredient.

How can I incorporate niacinamide into my skin care routine?

We understand that its name can sound a little daunting, but niacinamide is super easy to incorporate into your routine. Topical skin care products such as toners, serums, and high-concentrated treatments utilize niacinamide and can be applied directly to skin, up to two times a day.

Brands such as The Ordinary, The INKEY List, Paula's Choice and Revolution Skincare are a great place to start when looking for niacinamide-infused products.

Can I mix other ingredients with niacinamide?

Niacinamide is loved for the fact that is compatible with almost any existing product in your skin care routine, including those that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid, AHA's and BHA's.

Can I use niacinamide with vitamin C?

There's many do's and don'ts surrounding this combination, but we're here to bust some myths. Whilst there are some claims that mixing the two can cause irritation of the skin and neutralize the effectiveness of each formula, there's no evidence of a definite issue. In fact, some argue that niacinamide with vitamin C is a winning combo.

If you're wanting to use both ingredients, try alternating between the two before layering up.

Are there any side effects of niacinamide?

When applied to the skin, it's possible that niacinamide-infused products can cause mild burning, itching or redness. We suggest carrying out a patch test before use, especially if you're new to the ingredient, just to be on the safe side.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor

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