Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide
Rs. 385.00

Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide

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 Description

Niacinamide is “an amide derivative of nicotinic acid“, also known as Vitamin B3. Niacinamide is one of the two forms of vitamin B3 (the other is niacin) and can be found in many foods including yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, beans, and cereal grains. Water-soluble form of niacin, an essential vitamin of the B group, known as vitamin B3. Easily soluble in water & ethanol, soluble in glycerol.

INCI Niacinamide
Appearance White powder
Usage rate Add to water phase of formula or directly into a finished cream or cream base. Typical concentration is 1-6 %, with 5% being a typical and effective concentration. For external use only. Avoid adding to an acidic product, ideal final pH of product should be 6. Should not be combined with l-asorbic acid. It can hydrolyze and form nicotinic acid at higher or lower pH, which can result in skin irritation. For external use only.
Applications Products for blemished skin, lotions, creams, sun care & after sun products, makeup products, anti-aging products
Scent Nothing much
Solubility Water
Why do we use it in formulations? Niacinamide is a fantastic skin care active! It helps down regulate sebum production, reduce inflammation, decrease acne lesions, increase the synthesis of ceramides, reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), reduce fine lines, fade age spots and hyperpigmentation, and brighten the complexion.
Strengths Highly effective, well-researched skin care active with many benefits.
Alternatives & Substitutions Nothing is a complete substitution. Panthenol (vitamin B5) plays some of the same roles and can be a decent alternative. You could also try choosing a botanical extract that has comparable properties depending on what you are trying to achieve. A humectant or hydrolyzed protein could also be a decent choice.
Benefits
  • Has soothing activity useful for blemished skin
  • Can improve the appearance of aged, hyperpigmented and photodamaged skin
  • Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • When combined with vitamin A palmitate, niacinamide showed enhanced skin lightening properties