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Ingredient profile: Niacinamide


INCI: Niacinamide

Origin: Synthetic or natural

Natural sources:
Plant sources: peanuts, grains
Animals: liver, fatty fish

Skin types:
Acne-prone skin
Skin with imperfections
Irritated skin
Atopic skin

History & Discovery :
1873 : Hugo Weidel, Austrian scientist sources niacinamide from nicotine.
1937**: Conrad Elvehiem, an American biochemist, isolates niacinamide from liver.

Chemical family:
Crude formula: C6H6N2O
Vitamin B3

Hydrophilic (water-soluble)

Cosmetic properties:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: Decreases the inflammatory component of certain skin conditions like red pimples.
STIMULATES THE SYNTHESIS OF CERAMIDES: works to improve the skin's barrier functions and limits water evaporation.
REGULATOR: moderates melanin production.

Cosmetic indications :
Red pimples
Fine lines
Dry skin
Brown spots

Did you know?
Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3, or vitamin PP. This ingredient shouldn't be called a vitamin as it can be synthesized by the body (especially in the liver), which other vitamins are incapable of doing. Niacinimide is indispensable to the human body and is involved in energy metabolism.

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