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Sep 18, 2017
by Vivant Skin Care
Despite its impressive list of benefits, niacinamide rarely gets the spotlight in skin care discussions. We’re here to right that wrong. An ingredient that enhances firmness, smoothes fine lines, reduces redness, and promotes clearer, more resilient skin deserves a moment of reverence and it certainly deserves a place on your shelf.
Here are five reasons the vitamin B3 derivative niacinamide is not the “beige” of organic compounds, but rather a kaleidoscopic wonder of repair and prevention.
In multiple studies, niacinamide produced significant improvement in skin’s elasticity. It’s been shown to boost collagen production, stimulate the synthesis of ceramides and speed cellular turnover to improve skin texture and firmness and promote a more youthful appearance. Additionally, its antioxidant properties fight age accelerating free radicals.
Niacinamide blocks melanin from reaching the surface of the skin and prevents additional UV damage. Studies also suggest that it may increase the effectiveness of sunscreen to provide protection by preventing a major melanin trigger. Its cell renewing properties can also help speed reduction existing pigmentation.
Niacinamide increases the biosynthesis of ceramides, boosts nourishing fatty acid levels in the skin, prevents loss of water content, and stimulates microcirculation in the dermis. These are all elements of a strong skin barrier, which is essential to overall skin health.
The anti-inflammatory and lipid nourishing effects of niacinamide make it a strong ally in combatting the redness, irritation, blotchiness and rosacea that occur as a result of a compromised skin barrier.
Inflammation and excess sebum production are numbers one and two in the hierarchy of acne breakouts. Inflammation creates oxidative stress in the sebum follicle, which initiates the cycle of breakouts. Stop the inflammation, stop the cycle. Anti-inflammatory niacinamide does just that. Studies have shown significant reduction in acne lesions following regular application of niacinamide. See our recent blog on acne and inflammation for more information on the topic.
Daily Repair Pads
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and reparative ingredients including mandelic acid, zinc peptides and niacinamide clarify and nourish skin while prepping for better absorption of serums. Simple single use pads for swipe and go skin care.
Skin Nourishing Toner
Prep, balance, renew and refine with this radically different optimizing formula. It’s a cocktail of antioxidant and ultra-nourishing ingredients including mandelic acid, niacinamide and rosehip oil. Ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin.
Spin Trap Antioxidant Serum
The synergistic strength of vitamins C and E, plus niacinamide make this brightening antioxidant shield a daily requisite. Scavenges free radicals, stimulates cellular repair, and helps prevent further UV damage.
A transformative blend of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-brightening ingredients including vitamin A, niacinamide, kojic acid and glycolic acid to encourage cell renewal and minimize signs of aging, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Best for skin already acclimated to vitamin A therapy.
Rejuv Rx Peptide Concentrate
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