Niacinamide Serum & Its Multiple Benefits

Niacinamide Serum & Its Multiple Benefits

There are many serums on the market that promise to soften your lines, wrinkles, plump up your skin and make it look youthful. Some are really good whilst others just don’t live up to their promises. Enter Niacinamide serum for the face which has the potential to change your skin for the better.

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3 and is found in many supplements, is converted into niacinamide which helps in the manufacture of enzymes that release cellular energy and break down fats more efficiently. Your digestive system, nervous system and brain function all depend upon adequate levels of niacinamide.

As important as it is to the body, niacinamide is often added in many serums and creams because it is a Herculean multitasker. Niacinamide serum's benefits include targeting fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, acne, oily skin and uneven skin tone. Yet niacinamide serum multiple uses rarely take centre stage in anti-ageing skincare even though there is a lot of research to back up its wide variety of skincare benefits and claims.

Niacinamide serum for oily skin

If you suffer from oily skin or even acne, introducing a niacinamide serum into your regimen will be of great value. Several studies indicate that niacinamide helps reduce the severity of moderate inflammatory acne. Skin requires hydration and also needs a healthy lipid barrier. Niacinamide appears to regulate oil production which helps to get excess oil production under control.

Niacinamide serum for wrinkles

Niacinamide has been shown to increase protein synthesis, boost collagen and elastin production, enhances ceramide production and on ageing skin helps improve skin’s surface and texture whilst helping to smooth out wrinkles. Skin functions correctly when its outer lipid barrier is at its peak. This lipid barrier helps retain moisture, prevents dehydration and loss of moisture, keeps it hydrated for longer and protects skin against the ravages of the environment irrespective of the time of the year. By maintaining a healthy lipid barrier, niacinamide is without doubt an excellent anti-ageing ingredient which may be used on its own or added to your favourite moisturiser.

Niacinamide serum for uneven skin tone

An uneven skin tone arises as a result of enhanced production and uneven distribution of melanin, the predominant pigment of skin. Ignoring uneven skin tone and unwanted pigmentation can add years to one’s age. 

Although the gold standard in the past for treating pigmentation problems has been the use of hydroxyquinone, a skin bleaching ingredient to help lighten skin, this ingredient is now completely out of favour due to its ability to influence our genetic material.

Niacinamide serums do not bleach skin but work to block the accumulation of melanin in skin’s surface helping to prevent skin darkening. Niacinamide is so effective that it is even used to treat melasma which is a condition with marked facial hyperpigmentation.

Niacinamide serum for redness, inflamed and sensitive skin

Because niacinamide greatly improves skin’s ability to protect itself from external aggressions, using a niacinamide serum daily helps improve skin structure and prevents redness, blotchiness and skin sensitivity due to exposure to external aggressions.

Should I use Niacinamide serum every day?

A 5% Niacinamide serum is a gentle, multitasking serum which can be used daily, and in fact twice a day. It visibly freshens & brightens skin complexion, improves uneven skin tone, strengthens skin barrier to protect skin from dehydration, improves pore appearance by regulating oil production, and is ideal for inflamed skin conditions. 

I believe that the topical use of a niacinamide serum with 5 per cent is a must-have product in any beauty regimen to help achieve a more even-toned, radiant and younger looking skin. DoSe by VH Niacinamide 5% Serum is a great serum for all skin types to use every day. Aside from containing 5% niacinamide, this serum also contains Avocado BioFerment which helps moisturise and nourish skin.



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