What are the Benefits of Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a versatile skincare ingredient with wide-ranging benefits. It’s no wonder it makes the list of dermatologist-recommended skincare ingredients.  

What is niacinamide? 

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in skin health. It is found in many foods, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds, but can also be applied topically for a range of skin benefits.  

What are the benefits of niacinamide for skin? 

When we say that niacinamide is a multitasking ingredient, we aren’t kidding. The many benefits for your skin include: 

    • Brightening: Niacinamide can help to brighten skin and help fade troublesome dark spots from sun damage. 

    • Strengthening the skin barrier: Niacinamide can help to strengthen the skin barrier, which is the outermost layer of the skin that protects it from damage. This can help to prevent moisture loss. 

    • Hydrating the skin: Niacinamide can help improve skin hydration by increasing the production of natural moisturizing factors (NMFs).
      NMFs are essential for keeping the skin hydrated and plump.

    • Targets inflammation: Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation. This makes it a good choice for people with acne, rosacea, or eczema. 

    • Improves skin texture: Niacinamide can help to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to improve the overall texture of the skin, making it look smoother and more radiant.

    • Antioxidant effects: Niacinamide also has antioxidant properties that can help protect cells from the effects of oxidative stress. 

      How to use niacinamide 

      Niacinamide is a skincare powerhouse that’s easy to use. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be applied twice daily, morning and night. Niacinamide can be found in a variety of products including cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and spot treatments.  

      When to apply niacinamide depends on what type of product you’re using it in. If it’s in a cleanser, that’s going to be the first product in your routine. If it’s in a serum, use that after cleansing, starting with the thinnest serum and moving to the thickest serum. If it’s in your spot treatment, you’ll do that before moisturizing.  

      Although niacinamide is generally tolerated well, as with any new product, always start out by testing it on a small area of your skin to ensure that there is no adverse reaction to the product.


      TiZO Products with Niacinamide 

      Tizo Foaming Cleanser


      White bottle with pump - TiZO Foaming Cleanser on white background

      TIZO®️ Foaming Cleanser is formulated with Niacinamide, Glycerin, and Cucumber Fruit Extract and is pH balanced to be gentle on all skin types. It effectively removes makeup, pollution, and particulate matter as well as other products from the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed and clean without being stripped of essential oils.  After use, this foaming facial cleanser reveals softer, more supple skin. 

      AM Rejuvenation


      White tube on white background - TiZO AM Rejuvenation

      TIZO®️ AM Rejuvenation is a luxe serum with Peptides, Niacinamide, and a powerful Antioxidant blend. It is designed to help renew the skin by improving firmness, evening the tone, and increasing radiance. It also helps to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

      Complexion Brightener

      White tube of product on white background - TiZO Complexion Brightener

      TIZO®️ Complexion Brightener is a light cream featuring a unique blend of ingredients to help even and brighten the skin’s appearance, reducing the appearance of pigment imperfections. It features both brightening and moisturizing ingredients including hydrocurcumin, arbutin, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, helping this brightening cream to double as an elegant moisturizer to smooth and soften skin.  

      With niacinamide being available in so many types of products, it’s easy to incorporate it into your existing routine. Overall, it’s a great addition to your routine for improving your skin’s healthy appearance. 




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