Niacin-B 5% Gel – Is a clear light textured gel that can be used at any time, be it morning or night. Is a topical Vitamin gel containing 5% Niacinamide for management Acne, Redness and other inflammatory skin conditions.
The standard approach to acne treatments consists of modalities targeting excessive oil production, reducing bacterial infection, reducing inflammation and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. While all of these treatments are well-intended and effective, they often have predictable side effects including dryness, redness, peeling, irritation and skin sensitivity making the therapy a bit intolerable to most patients. Niacinamide’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive ADD-ON to our traditional treatments in an effort to increase efficacy and tolerability when managing skin conditions marked by inflammations like acne.
Several studies have shown that Niacinamide has great benefit for those patients with acne – HOW…?
- Niacinamide increases epidermal production ceramides which in turn improves the integrity of the lipid layer and epidermal barrier allowing for a normalized moisture balance. This is an important component when treating acne given most topical treatments used do result in dryness and moisture imbalance.
- Acne is an inflammatory condition that often leads to numerous pimples with delayed healing and scarring. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the overall inflammatory response, resulting in fewer pimples.
- Dysregulation of sebum can result in excessively oily skin and subsequently more acne lesions. Having a good balance of oil and moisture within acne-prone skin is an important component for controlling the acne. Studies have shown 2% Niacinamide regulates excessive production of sebum.
- Niacinamide can also stabilize the melanosome activity within the cells, which can improve residual hyperpigmentation from acne scars as well as those who suffer from melasma.