With multiple benefits for the skin and minimum irritation, niacinamide might be one of our favourite skincare ingredients. What’s so great about it, when and how should it be used? Let’s dive right in!
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, a water-soluble vitamin and is naturally found in the skin.
What does niacinamide do?
Niacinamide stimulates the production of collagen, which is one of the main proteins holding the skin together. It also regulates the synthesis of skin lipids, which are essential to maintain a good function of the skin barrier and retain moisture.
Niacinamide has multiple effects when applied on the skin. It strengthens the skin barrier and helps to decrease irritation, redness and hyperpigmentation.
It is a great ingredient to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smoothen the skin surface and improve skin elasticity.
It also helps to regulate the sebum in the skin and works great for oily skin, and can help acne-prone skin.
It is a well-studied ingredient – and concentrations between 2-5% in the product have led to significant skin appearance improvements.
Who can use niacinamide?
Niacinamide improves the appearance of the skin and works well for all skin types, including the most sensitive skins and skin with acne or eczema.
When should I use niacinamide?
Products with niacinamide can be applied in the morning and/or in the evening, and can be used in combination with all the other products in your skincare routine.
IDUN Minerals Mineral Moisture Serum, which contains 3% niacinamide, has an amazing lightweight formula and can be used in combination with one of our day cream, or on its own for oily skins. IDUN Minerals All-In-One Face Cream Solstråle, with its SPF 25 and 3% niacinamide, is a great product to use every morning to protect the skin during the day. In the evening, IDUN Minerals Rich Night Cream, with 3% niacinamide, is the perfect option to restore the skin during the night.
☼ AM Routine: IDUN Minerals Mineral Moisture Serum + IDUN Minerals All-In-One Face Cream Solstråle
☾ PM Routine: IDUN Minerals Mineral Moisture Serum + IDUN Minerals Rich Night Cream