What is Niacinamide? - Heaven Therapy Skincare

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3 and Nicotinamide just so you don’t get confused by all the different names. So Niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin and when applied to your skin, it then works with the natural substances in your skin. This will help minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores and improve uneven skin tone. It doesn’t stop there, as it will also help with softening fine lines and wrinkles.


Niacinamide does also reduce the impact of environmental damage to the skin because it has the ability to improve the skin barrier. As we know, the skin barrier is the first line of defense. Niacinamide also plays a major role in helping the skin to repair against pasted damage. Using Niacinamide based products it helps against the skin looking dull, old and of course less radiant. Of course, having a Niacinamide based product in your daily skincare routine will help combat this.

Can I use niacinamide with salicylic acid?

To put it simple, Yes as they both really complement each other separately and together. As salicylic acid is an oil-based soluble, it can penetrate a lot deeper into the skin layers and it can dehydrate and help with irritating skin. When we look at Niacinamide which helps reduce inflammation and boosts the skin’s natural moisturization by putting up that extra barrier on the skin.

There is only really one ingredient that Niacinamide isn’t compatible with and that’s vitamin C. Otherwise, you will often see Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid together because they work really well together and should be a part of your daily skin care routine.

As evidenced has suggested by using both ingredients together. Research has shown after about 12 weeks of use, it can make an impact on your surface sebum levels and pore size.

Should I use Niacinamide Every day?

Every skin type and age we really benefit from using niacinamide in a daily skincare routine. You should use a product based with niacinamide twice a day for the best results. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Aim for Serums and Mositurisers as it can be left on and absorbed straight into the skin.

How long does it take to see results?

If you have recently added niacinamide to your daily skin routine and are wondering when you will see results from using it. From the day you use niacinamide and it starts to get absorbed into your skin, you are looking at 8 to 12 weeks until you see any results. For the best results, use it twice daily in the morning and evening.

Conclusion on Niacinamide

So what can we take from above that niacinamide is powerful and can really help your skin if added into your daily routine. Dermalogica products like Daily Superfoliant and a few more. There is never more than 10% used in its products. If you want to keep that skin fresh looking, then using a product that has niacinamide in will help protect your skin.


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