Everything You Should Know About Niacinamide for Skin

Everything You Should Know About Niacinamide for Skin

Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3, a nutrient that is essential for the body and is crucial for brain, kidney and skin function. Taking niacinamide can help prevent a B3 deficiency. However, this essential nutrient also has significant benefits when applied topically

And when it comes to general skin health, niacinamide is the superhero ingredient that may help treat certain skin conditions such as acne, eczema and pigmentation and has a host of beneficial effects that can improve and protect skin overall. Read on to learn more about the benefits for skin

Skin Benefits

Treats hyperpigmentation - Niacinamide is effective in treating hyperpigmentation and lightening dark spots.  This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.

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.

Reduces redness and blotchiness - Reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles - It can also minimise some signs of sun damage that come with aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Moisture retention - Niacinamide can help lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage by promoting the lipid barrier. This is beneficial for all skin types and especially if you have dry or mature skin.

Protects against oxidative stress - Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. It also protects against sun damage by rebuilding healthy skin cells and further protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.

Mimimises pore size - by keeping skin smooth and moisturised. This happens over time with repeated use as the skin improves in condition

Regulates oil production - Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce to inhibit oiliness in skin

Overall, if there is one superhero ingredient that you should include in your skincare routine, Niacinamide is it!

Try SkinKarma 60mL from Kathryn Jones Hand Blended Serums, a tried and tested formula with documented results. SkinKarma serum is a natural anti-ageing, anti-acne treatment, which visibly reduces blemishes, breakouts, pigmentation, and redness. Prolonged use can significantly reduce acne, blemishes and fine lines

Active Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, N-acetyl glucosamine


Hi Amanda. Sorry for my delayed reply. Three of the four serums you used contain hyaluronic acid. Pilling happens sometimes with products that have hyaluronic acid in them, especially when using an oil or a sunscreen afterwards. The Renew, SkinKarma, HA-ppy Face, Peptide Lift and HydraSilk all contain hyaluronic acid. You may be using too much product, or your skin may not be absorbing completely, in which case it means it doesn’t need that much to begin with. I suggest reducing the amount you use and allowing to dry thoroughly between each application. With each of these serums, you only need add a thin layer over the skin. This should resolve the issue. I hope that helps. If you still need help with the order of application please email me any time to kathryn@kjserums.com. Thanks, K 🙂

Kathryn March 09, 2024

Kate I be bought Trilogy, renew, hydra silk and peptideclift. What order do I use them and when. Used all four last night but they are pilling on my face.

Amanda March 09, 2024

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