Niacinamide is traded in Beauty circles as true miracle weapon. But what exactly is behind it and what can the additive really do? Tikbow asked a dermatologist.
Anyone who relies on dietary supplements may have come across the term niacin. Behind it is the vitamin B3, whereby one speaks in the skin care of Niacinamid – a substance, which experiences at present a regular hype.
A real all-rounder
Niacinamide is a true all-rounder,” confirms Dr. Isabell Sick, owner of the Munich Isarderma Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics. Whether moisture-poor or sensitive skin – Niacinamid is suitable "for the most different skin types, there are no side effects or contraindications", so the Dermatologin in the discussion with Tikbow.
The water-liquid vitamin is available mixed as a serum or cream. "It is an antioxidant that protects against sun damage caused by UV exposure and counteracts wrinkles" explains Dr. Isabell Sick. The anti-aging vitamin can also help to reduce excess sebum. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, refines the pores and is therefore also recommended for acne-prone skin,” the expert adds.
Niacinamide can also help with dandruff
The beauty vitamin also has another area of application: "It also helps with pigment disorders", says Dr. Isabell Sick. Background: "Niacinamide helps to inhibit the production of the pigment melanin and thus ensures a more even skin tone." And niacinamide can allegedly do even more: "There are products especially for the scalp", says the dermatologist. "They have an anti-inflammatory effect and thus reduce sebum production and thus also the formation of dandruff."