Collection: Niacinamide

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide has become a familiar buzzword in skincare, though relatively few may know exactly what it is, or how it works. We hope to share some insight into it - and its powers - with you. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, and it can be found in both plant and animal sources. It is an essential B vitamin the body requires for many key functions, particularly the ability to convert food into efficient, usable energy.

Discover the Miraculous Benefits of Niacinamide in Skincare

So, like all our hero ingredients, Niacinamide is an important source of wellbeing, inside and out. For the skin, this multi-tasking natural vitamin helps repair UV induced DNA damage, improving elasticity and skin texture. An antioxidant, it protects skin from environmental pollution and reinforces the skin barrier. It promotes ceramide and fatty acid production, which helps skin maintain its luminosity and hydration while regulating sebum production, preventing break outs. Niacinamide is a go to ingredient to treat hyperpigmentation, preventing pigments from surfacing on the skin, to help brighten and even out skin tone.

Niacinamide does all of this, and that is why you will find it in all our Serums, Masks and Moisturizers. We use at least 2% concentration of Niacinamide, the optimal proportion.

All our products containing Niacinamide also include Vitamin C. Niacinamide + Vitamin C synergize to boost the effects of two key actions: Inhibiting Melanin overproduction’ and boosting Antioxidant/Ceramide production. Like nature itself, Ustawi’s science seeks to identify the power of individual ingredients and their ability to harmonize and amplify each other in combination.

Common questions about Niacinamide

Can niacinamide be used daily?

Absolutely! Niacinamide is gentle enough for daily use, both morning and night.

Is niacinamide suitable for sensitive skin?

Yes, niacinamide is known for its skin-calming properties, making it suitable for sensitive skin.

Can I use niacinamide with other active ingredients?

Niacinamide pairs well with many other active ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, and retinol, enhancing overall skin health.