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Why Niacinamide is the Must-Have Ingredient for Healthy, Radiant Skin

Niacinamide has recently emerged as a skin care superstar. With its many benefits, it can be found in products formulated for nearly every skin condition. Read on to learn how your skin can benefit from this wonderful, natural ingredient.
Why Niacinamide is the Must-Have Ingredient for Healthy, Radiant Skin

Hey there, skincare enthusiasts! Today, let's dive into the wonderful world of niacinamide. This superstar ingredient has been making waves in the beauty community lately. It's not new, but the buzz around its amazing benefits is stronger than ever. Niacinamide is a specific form of vitamin B3, and it offers unique benefits for the skin. From tackling inflammation to boosting your skin barrier, niacinamide is popping up in products for nearly every skin concern.


A Quick History Lesson

Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 with a fascinating history rooted in scientific study. In the 1950s, researchers started examining the effects of B vitamins on health, and it was soon that they discovered niacinamide's potential for skincare. Fast forward to the early 2000s, and niacinamide was embraced by the skincare industry for its versatility and compatibility with various skin types. Though it took a backseat for a while, it's now in the spotlight, thanks to ongoing research. For instance, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy found that niacinamide should be included as an oil-balancing component to treat acne effectively. 


Strengthening Your Skin Barrier

Think of your skin barrier as your body's first line of defense—it keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. An imbalanced or weakened barrier can lead to all sorts of skin issues. Enter niacinamide: This hero ingredient enhances your skin's ability to retain moisture and prevent environmental damage. By boosting the production of ceramides, niacinamide helps fortify the skin against external aggressors. Essentially Haitos' Clean B Soft Honey Moisturizer is a perfect example of how you can seamlessly incorporate niacinamide into your daily routine for barrier support and hydration.


Calming Inflammation

Inflammation is common in many skin conditions, whether rosacea, acne, or general redness. Niacinamide is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties, soothing redness and inflammation. Plus, research shows that niacinamide can reduce UV-induced erythema and skin surface inflammatory markers, helping to prevent premature aging. Incorporating niacinamide into your skincare routine can be a game-changer for calming inflamed skin. Our More Than Just a...Body Cream contains niacinamide and other soothing ingredients, making it an excellent option for addressing body inflammation and redness.


Balancing Oil Production for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne can be a tricky beast, often caused by an imbalance in oil production and inflammation. Niacinamide helps regulate sebum production, making it a great ally in the fight against acne. Whether you have too much or too little oil production, niacinamide brings balance, reducing the likelihood of clogged pores and breakouts. Try our seasonal Peppermint Bliss Clay Mask, which combines niacinamide with other powerful ingredients to help balance oil production and reduce acne flare-ups.


Tackling Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, often a result of inflammation, can be a stubborn issue. Niacinamide reduces inflammation and prevents melanin transfer to keratinocytes, effectively reducing the chance of dark spots. In clinical trials, niacinamide has shown impressive results in inhibiting melanosome transfer, contributing to a more even complexion over time.


Pro-Skin Health and Anti-Aging

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn't mean we can't maintain a healthy, radiant complexion. Niacinamide, a versatile ingredient, is a powerhouse in the anti-aging realm. It offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, inhibits melanin transfer, and promotes collagen synthesis. Its stability and compatibility with various pH levels give you the power to choose the best skincare formulations for your needs.


How to Use Niacinamide

Standard niacinamide formulations range from 2% to 10%. If you're new to niacinamide or have sensitive skin, start with lower concentrations to see how your skin reacts. It pairs wonderfully with other active ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, enhancing overall treatment results and minimizing adverse reactions. However, it's important to note that some individuals may experience irritation, dryness, and redness when using a high concentration of niacinamide (around 10 percent). It's always best to consult a dermatologist with any concerns.



Niacinamide, a long-standing skincare essential, has proven its worth in addressing many skin issues – from strengthening the skin barrier to reducing redness, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. Its consistent performance over the years makes it a reliable addition to your routine. So, here's to healthier, more vibrant skin with the help of this incredible ingredient!


We hope you found this deep dive into niacinamide helpful! Please comment below if you have any questions, need more skincare tips, or want to share your experience with niacinamide. We'd love to hear from you!

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