What does niacinamide do to the skin?

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Despite not being a new ingredient in the world of cosmetics, niacinamide has gained increasing notoriety in skincare rituals due to its versatility. In this publication, we tell you the reasons why this ingredient is the darling of many people!


Also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide, niacinamide is super easy to combine with other actives, and therefore appears in different products as an ally to other ingredients, presenting different functions.

Because it is a multifunctional vitamin, its list of benefits is extensive. Among its functions, it is worth highlighting its role in repairing the skin's DNA, which stimulates cell renewal, and its high compatibility with all skin types. In addition, the vitamin still offers:

  • antioxidant action that favors the elimination of free radicals,
  • has rejuvenating properties,
  • hydrates the skin,
  • helps control skin oiliness,
  • rebalances uneven skin tone,
  • reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
  • anti-inflammatory action,
  • strengthens the skin barrier,
  • improves skin elasticity.


The good news is that niacinamide is not only versatile in its combination with other ingredients for product formulation, but is also compatible with all skin types. Being able to help in the treatment of acne, melasma and sensitive skin, the vitamin is super safe for the skin and is widely used in anti-acne, skin whitening and anti-wrinkle products.


Multifunctional and versatile as it was presented, niacinamide could not be left out of our product formulations. You can find this active in products intended for both the face and the body, such as Facial Concentrate Serum , Facial Moisturizing Cream , Facial Micellar Foam and Shower Gel . The niacinamide used by Citrinne is of high purity, with very low residual nicotinic acid, which does not cause redness on the skin.

Following the concept of SmartBeauty, our formulations are designed with the performance and multi-benefits that we can offer to the skin with a single product. The niacinamide found in cleaning products, such as Shower Gel and Facial Micellar Foam , offers skin care from the first stage of skincare. In addition to cleaning the skin and preparing it to receive the following products with a higher absorption rate, the skin already benefits from the functionalities offered by the vitamin right from cleansing. The combination of different products enriched with niacinamide offers a more complete treatment for the skin.

It is important to remember that consulting a dermatologist periodically is always the most correct and healthy option to take care of your skin and make it happier!

Articles and references used for this text:

The effect of niacinamide on reducing cutaneous pigmentation and suppression of melanosome transfer - Hakozaki - 2002 - British Journal of Dermatology - Wiley Online Library

Niacinamide: Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B3 - Vogue | beauty (globo.com)

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