Niacinamide: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Niacinamide is one such ingredient that has been discussed whenever we talk about acne or acne marks reduction. Niacinamide is also known as “nicotinamide,” and is a very powerful element.

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It can help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Niacinamide is one of the best-studied cosmeceuticals for anti-ageing.  

It has a multitude of effects to help smoothen the skin texture. Niacinamide is particularly important to our body, as we cannot produce the vitamin on our own. The vitamin itself is water-soluble, which means that we must either eat it or apply it topically to reap its benefits.

Fast Facts

  1. TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Anti-Inflammatory
  2. MAIN BENEFITS: Clear Skin, Reduces Acne and Acne Marks, Balances Oil Production, and Skin ph.
  3. WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, anyone who wants their skin to be clear.
  4. HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT?: You can use it in both morning and evening
  5. WORKS WELL WITH:  When using Niacinamide, it is good to combine it with other stable and powerful antioxidants, such as Oats Protein, Green tea and Ceramide. Niacinamide may also ease irritation related to retinol and skin redness generally.
  6. DOESN'T WORK WITH: N/A, it works well with everything.


Benefits Of Niacinamide

  • Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.
  • Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time.
  • Regulates oil. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive.
  • Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can concurrently rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.
  • Treats hyperpigmentation. Some research has found 5% or More niacinamide concentrations can help lighten dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Research has also found that the same concentration helped reducing some signs of sun damage that come with ageing. This includes fine lines and wrinkles.

Layering Niacinamide Serum in Your SkinCare Routine

Confused on where to add Niacinamide Serum in your SkinCare Routine? Use It after Cleansing and Toning Am/Pm and use Moisturizer (Am) and Eye Cream (Pm) after it for best results.

Myth Buster: Niacinamide & Vitamin C

Niacinamide and vitamin C are both veritable power players in the skincare world in their own right. And combining them isn't a problem, it's actually a great move for a brighter complexion.


Use WishCare’s Advanced Niacinamide Serum(Am) with WishCare’s Pure Glow Face Serum(Pm) for a Glowing and Clear Skin. 

Side Effects

Niacinamide is generally considered safe to use.

People who have preexisting allergies may be more likely to experience an allergic reaction. You can avoid widespread allergic reactions and product sensitivities by doing a patch test:

  1. Apply a dime-sized amount of product on your forearm.
  2. Wait 24 hours.
  3. If you begin to experience redness, itching, or swelling, wash the area and discontinue use.
  4. If you don’t experience any side effects, it should be safe to apply elsewhere.

To Conclude

There are a lot of options to buy Niacinamide Serum but what makes WishCare’s Advanced Niacinamide so effective is the formulation which has Oats Protein, 12% Niacinamide, 2% Zinc PCA and Green Tea.

This amalgamation of natural and clean ingredients makes this your best friend for clear skin.

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