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 and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with visibly evening skin’s tone and reducing pore appearance.

What are the benefits of niacinamide for your skin?

Niacinamide has been shown to have anti-aging effects and can 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 moisture barrier function. This can help prevent transepidermal water loss and boost natural 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 and can therefore 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.