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The benefits of Niacinamide

by Allison Harvey
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is an anti-inflammatory ingredient used in skincare primarily for brightening and evening out skin tone. This trusted ingredient helps protect the skin barrier and reduce the impacts of daily stresses, including pollution, UV rays and everyday toxins, while smoothing skin texture over time. For those with parched skin, niacinamide also provides sought after moisture by boosting the production of ceramides.  
A few other benefits include (but are not limited to):  


  • Oil regulation 
  • Minimising the appearance of pores 
  • Treating hyperpigmentation 
  • Treating acne 
  • Building keratin to keep skin firm and healthy 

How do I use Niacinamide?

Unlike its close acid-based friends, this water-based vitamin is suitable for all skin types and most skincare routines. It is often considered a gentler active for targeted skincare solutions and many look to this ingredient above more harsh acids, as it is less prone to causing skin sensitivity and irritation.  

Niacinamide is less temperamental than other actives and can be combined with most other serums and creams, including those with retinol, Hyaluronate, Vitamin C and AHAs – so don’t be afraid to give it a try! 

Want to get in on all that bright skin action? At Natio, we have two key products that contain Niacinamide, both of which slip easily into your existing skincare routine.  

Serum or cream? 

For a lightweight formula that can be added to either your morning or nightly routine (or even both!), our Ageless Luminous Perfecting Serum provides an intensive moisture boost with the added benefits of Rosehip Oil and Vitamin C.  

Studies have shown that Niacinamide can also reduce the depth of wrinkles, so this is antioxidant-rich formula is the perfect next step for that glowing, fresh complexion. Simply apply 2-3 drops to cleansed skin and massage until absorbed. This milky formula is best applied before heavier oil-based serums and prior to moisturising for optimum absorption. 

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Alternatively, our Treatments range contains a Skin Renewal Ceramide Line & Wrinkle Cream packed with ceramides and skin-firming fatty acids. Combining Omega 3, 6 and 9, this cream offers a gentle yet effective anti-ageing treatment. If you feel your current moisturiser isn’t quite hitting the mark, try replacing it with this plumping and smoothing solution. This product is a customer favourite with positive reviews testifying to its efficacy: 


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Like many things in life, the key to success is consistency. The benefits of Niacinamide are not instant, and changes to skin usually result after 2 to 4 weeks of use, if used twice daily. For noticeable results, be patient and consistent when using this in your routine.  

For your customised skincare routine, try our Skincare Finder. By taking a short quiz, we can provide you with a personalised morning and evening routine based on your skin’s needs.