Deep Dive: Niacinamide

As you probably know, Niacinamide is one of our favorite ingredients to include in our skincare products.This key ingredient and compound, one of the two major forms of Vitamin B3, is praised as a hero ingredient that can soothe irritated and inflamed skin, protect against cancer and other skin diseases, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. 

It sounds almost too good to be true, right? But it isn't — we believe Niacinamide is a key ingredient to healthy, brighter, more hydrated skin.

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What Is Niacinamide?

As mentioned, Niacinamide is one of the two major forms of Vitamin B3. Niacin, one of the compounds in Niacinamide, is a precursor to two different molecules that help your cells — including your skin cells — repair damage, multiply, and function as usual. Those molecules also help neutralize free radicals, which are unstable compounds that can cause damage to healthy skin cells. Niacinamide is often in your favorite skincare products to help reduce inflammation.

Not only does it help treat redness and irritation caused by acne and skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema, but it also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's a gentle option for people who can't use more potent ingredients like Retinol, and works well in both serums and moisturizers. It is also proven to neutralize free radicals and protect skin against other environmental stressors that may cause cancer or other skin diseases.

Niacinamide also supports your skin barrier, increasing it's resiliency while improving your skin's overall texture. It's safe for all skin types as Niacinamide helps balance oil production. Depending on your skin, we recommend using this product every day in your AM and PM routine.

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How Can You Add Niacinamide Into Your Routine?

You can find Niacinamide as a key ingredient in both CC Me Serum and Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution.

CC Me Serum: This supercharged Vitamin C serum is the perfect addition to your AM routine. The Niacinamide in this product helps improve your skin's luminosity, as well as boosts its clarity for glowy, dewy skin that looks and feels supple and bouncy. It is joined by two forms of Vitamin C to help combat discoloration and to brighten skin, as well as Squalane to deeply hydrate skin. Top it off with a lightweight moisturizer like Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream to lock in the moisture.

Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution: Though Soft Reset is a powerful chemical exfoliator with 16% AHAs that helps resurface skin overnight, it's actually very gentle and even suitable for sensitive skin — largely in part due to the Niacinamide in the solution. The ingredient not only amplifies Soft Reset's skin-refining properties, but it also helps reduce the appearance of pores and smooths the skin for an even complexion. Soft Reset also contains AHAs like Glycolic and Lactic Acid to gently resurface the skin, clarify pores, and refine your skin's texture.