Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that’s particularly becoming famous for its soothing and healing properties on skin. Niacinamide is a precursor to two important biochemical cofactors: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+/NADH) and Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+) of which both are central to the chemical reactions that the body cells; including skin cells need to repair damage, propagate, and function normally. By giving the body a precursor (Niacinamide), it allows it to make more NAD+, which in turn fuels cells proliferation as well as allowing the body to absorb and neutralize more free radicals.
Niacinamide for Acne, Redness and other inflammatory skin conditions:
The standard approach to acne treatments consist 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 this 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 patients with acne – HOW..?