The whole beauty world is crazy about niacinamide - and rightly so. The power vitamin is a real all-round talent and suitable for every skin type. Here we reveal exactly what its superpowers are and why it should definitely find its way into your bathroom.
What exactly is niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that is mainly found in fish and meat - but there are also some vegan sources that are high in vitamin B3 including: mushrooms, mung beans, peanuts and coffee beans. Since it can hardly be produced by the body itself but plays a crucial role for our organism, it is important that we ingest it through food. Niacinamide is involved in all vital metabolic processes and supports the health of the brain, the pancreas and the joints. The vitamin is just as useful and versatile for our skin.
How does niacinamide affect the skin?
As already mentioned, niacinamide is a real miracle weapon: It refines the complexion, evens out redness, removes pigment spots, fights impurities, counteracts wrinkles, provides moisture, is anti-inflammatory and strengthens the skin barrier. Believe it or not, we really haven't exaggerated. Its effect on the skin has been proven by numerous independent clinical studies. The great thing about niacinamide is that it is suitable for every skin type. This is due to its neutral pH value, which makes it practically non-irritating.
How should you use the trend ingredient?
Niacinamide is water-soluble and can therefore only be found in products that have a light water-based formulation. It penetrates the skin well, is easily absorbed and can be used at any time of the day up to twice a day - also in combination with products from your existing beauty routine. Due to its neutral pH, it is very compatible with other active ingredients.
We at FOAMIE have also discovered the hype ingredient for ourselves and developed a new firm facial cleanser that cares for the skin with niacinamide. In combination with rose oil, shea butter and jojoba oil, it gently cleanses, moisturizes and is suitable for all skin types - even for very sensitive skin.
In our own study, we were able to prove the effectiveness of our new facial cleansing ourselves: 86 percent of the 50 participants said after two weeks of use that their skin had a beautiful glow and shine, 92 percent were of the opinion that their skin was soft and effectively rosy and fresh. If that's not a great result!
We are certain that niacinamide will not be replaced by the next trend ingredient, but has come to stay. Just try it out for yourself! The first results are already visible after around three to four weeks, as soon as the skin has renewed itself.