Niacinamide is one of the major forms of vitamin B3 and has increasingly become a sought-after ingredient for many skin products. It is clinically proven to aid anti-aging and moisturizing effects. 

Learn about niacinamide

Our ingredients are carefully selected to effectively support your unique skin needs. Learn about the science behind niacinamide and how it can help you care for your skin.


What is niacinamide?

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or niacin, is one of the major forms of vitamin B3, an essential vitamin required by the human body to maintain good health.


What does niacinamide do for the skin ?

Niacinamide has many beneficial properties for the skin, particularly in tackling inflammation, lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. It also helps with skin pore appearance and oil regulation in the skin.

What are the benefits of niacinamide for your skin?

Niacinamide has been shown to have anti-aging effects and can help build proteins in the skin and prevent moisture loss, protecting skin from environmental damage. A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science showed that niacinamide could significantly improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Niacinamide is an anti-aging ingredient since it boosts the skin’s barrier function. This can help prevent transepidermal water loss and boost the ceramides and fatty acids within the skin. To benefit from these properties, you can try Cetaphil’s Healthy Radiance Renewing Cream for dull or uneven, sensitive skin. The lightweight souffle texture is boosted with niacinamide to help improve the skin’s resilience while visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation.

Niacinamide helps improve skin pore appearance as the skin’s natural oil is produced by sebaceous glands on the face, neck, and upper chest. Niacinamide can be beneficial in oily skin types.

To find out more about your skin type, read Your Guide to Combination Dry and Oily Skin to learn about how to look after combination dry and oily skin types.