If you’re as skincare obsessed as we are here at RAWKANVAS, then chances are you’ve likely heard of this buzz ingredient called niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide).
There has been so much attention over this amazing skincare ingredient lately and for good reason! Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that is an essential nutrient with the ability to perform wonders on your skin.
Not only does this skin loving ingredient brighten your skin’s complexion, but niacinamide also reduces redness and inflammation, assist with collagen production, locks in moisture and even exfoliates the surface of your skin.
One of the best reasons to love niacinamide? It’s great for most skin types and can be sourced ethically.
The derivative of niacinamide found in vegan skincare products here at RAWKANVAS is sources from leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach that are naturally high in niacin.
Niacin an important nutrient that our bodies actually produce naturally in small amounts, although we don’t store it. When consumed in food and supplements, niacin is great for reducing cholesterol levels.
If you’re experiencing skin concerns such as dermatitis, hyperpigmentation or thickening of your skin, these could be signs of a niacin deficiency so it’s best you consult with a medical professional and up your intake of vegan food sources that are high in niacin!
When used effectively as part of your regular skincare routine, niacinamide visibly improves the appearance of enlarged pores - leading to smoother skin!
Because of its ability to ramp up the production of ceramides, niacinamide is great for strengthening your skin’s barrier, improving its ability to lock moisture in.
For those seeking more youthful, plump skin, niacinamide is known for improving the skin’s elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines. And, if you experience uneven skin tone or texture, it’s great to combat that too!
So it’s clear to see, there really is nothing that niacinamide can’t do for your skin!
How to use niacinamide
The best way for you to incorporate niacinamide into your skincare routine will differ depending on your skin type and skincare preferences.
If you’re looking for an effective, fast-acting hit of niacinamide and other vegan, skin-loving nutrients, a facial serum is your best option!
Eternal is a natural collagen boosting serum, filled with active ingredients such as malachite (copper) extract that protects against environmental damage, seaweed collagen, hyaluronic acid to deliver hydration and niacinamide to brighten your skin tone.
Serums are best used in the evening - apply to slightly damp skin before using moisturiser.
If you’ve already got a solid skincare routine but just want to add any extra concentrated boost of benefits to your skin, a mask is guaranteed to be your best friend!
Luminosity is packed full of vegan probiotics that work to reduce redness and inflammation while evening skin tone to leave you feeling smooth and soft.
This hydrating formula is gentle enough to use every other night but you can still get all the benefits from twice weekly use. For best results, apply a thin layer after cleaning and leave for up to 15 minutes before gently washing off.
Another great benefit of niacinamide is that it’s gentle enough to layer with your other products and is even safe to use on the same night as another product with niacinamide, so if you really feel like treating your skin or you need to wake up with a next level glow, start your routine with Luminosity and finish it off with Eternal!
The trick to any skincare ingredient is to remain consistent. You aren’t going to see other-wordly results overnight but with regular use, after a few months you will notice a big difference to your skin’s barrier, tone, elasticity and texture.
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