Skin Care Ingredients 101: Niacinamide

You’re proud of your age and all that you’ve done over the years — your career, your hobbies, your children, your service. And yet, you wouldn’t mind if your skin didn’t betray your age. The wrinkles, rosacea, sunspots and more are becoming more prominent, and you can’t help but feel a touch of jealousy when you think of your younger self and the tight, firm skin you took for granted.

Because of this, you’ve started researching the best skin care products for aging skin and choosing anti-aging ingredients in your skin care. With all of the information and professional skin care products out there, though, you become overwhelmed at all of the different facial products for women and all of their promises. All of a sudden, you’re inundated with magical elixirs of anti-aging ingredients that promise you’ll look young once more.

We’ve started a blog series discussing popular skin care ingredients to hopefully make the research easier for you. From peptides to alpha-lipoic acid or dimethylaminoethanol, we’ve covered it all. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss niacinamide and how it can help your skin — along with the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque, of course.

What is niacinamide?

Niacinamide is one of two forms of vitamin B3. It can be found in many different foods, including yeast, eggs, green vegetables, meat, milk and fish; in vitamin B complex supplements; and it can be formed in the body from dietary niacin.

The benefits of niacinamide are immense and wide-ranging. It can help with everything from motion sickness and muscle spasms to Alzheimer’s disease. Within professional skin care products, it can be a powerful anti-aging ingredient.

What does it do for my skin?

There are a variety of skin conditions that niacinamide could improve:

  • Acne - Research shows that regularly using niacinamide could improve the appearance of skin with acne.
  • Aging Skin - Niacinamide can stimulate the production of collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Rosacea - Research is beginning to show that consuming niacinamide could improve rosacea.
  • Sunspots - This anti-aging ingredient can slow the transfer of melanin into skin cells and lighten darkened patches of skin or sunspots.

Niacinamide within professional skin care products is also known to moisturize deeply and effectively.

How can I use it?

Speak with a skin care professional for niacinamide tablets, or find lotions, creams, gels and serums that contain this anti-aging ingredient. As always, be sure to carefully research side effects and dosage amounts so you can be sure to adequately care for your skin. By doing this, though, you could find the professional skin care product that gives you the younger-looking skin you want.

Red Light Skin Therapy Can Also Help

To complement this anti-aging ingredient, opt for an LED beauty mask. It’s easy to use, effective and has science and research to support its claims. The iderma® Youth Restoring Masque is a professional skin care product that boosts collagen production, can help with rosacea, reduces sunspots, aids in treating acne and improves fine lines and wrinkles. See LED light therapy before and after pictures, learn how LED skin care works and check out what other customers have to say. Order your LED beauty mask today.