Top 3 Benefits Of Niacinamide For Your Skin

Sep 02, 2021by Olivia - F&F

Struggling with fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage or hyperpigmentation? Or, perhaps your pores are looking a little too large for your liking! Whatever your skin concerns are, the experts at Tailor Skincare believe that Niacinamide could be the answer to your skin problems.

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Tailor Skincare & Niacinamide

Tailor Skincare, based in New Zealand, believes that skincare is self-care, and that beauty is an expression of mindfulness, self-confidence and self-love. They create skincare products with a focus on high-quality natural active ingredients. We’re super excited to stock a range of Tailor Natural Vegan Skincare products for you at Flora & Fauna!

Before we jump into the numerous benefits of Niacinamide, let’s talk about what it actually is. Niacinamide — also known as Vitamin B3 — is an essential nutrient, a powerful antioxidant, and a secret weapon in many anti-ageing skincare formulas. Niacinamide can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat hyperpigmentation and melasma, and reduce the size of pores and blemishes.


#1: Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles

A few of the most noticeable signs of ageing are fine lines, wrinkles, and skin that’s dehydrated and slightly yellow-ish. The good news? Niacinamide can help with all of that! Studies have shown that prolonged use (basically 12 weeks or longer of continuous use) leads to reduced fine lines and wrinkles — with more than a 20 per cent improvement!

According to Healthline, Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. Your skin’s natural barrier can be weakened by sun exposure, harsh cleansers and some medications. Niamincide helps to increase the synthesis of fats and lipids, such as ceramides, and the production of proteins like keratin for a stronger epidermis.


#2: Treats Hyperpigmentation & Melasma

Hyperpigmentation and melasma are characterised by dark patches on the skin. Melasma, or the “mask of pregnancy”, is typically caused by hormonal changes in the body — whereas hyperpigmentation is attributed to sun damage and inflammation. 

A lot of people struggle with dark spots, and that’s why Niacinamide is so amazing. It actually works to inhibit and prevent the transfer of the pigment within cells. 

After treating the skin with Niacinamide, one 12 week study saw patients report a 14 per cent increase in skin tone clarity and a 15 per cent increase in radiance! Plus, some research has found 5 per cent Niacinamide concentrations can effectively lighten dark spots.

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#3: Reduces Breakouts, Inflammation & Pore Size

Just when you thought that Niacinamide couldn’t get any better… it treats acne, too! It benefits breakout-prone skin by balancing oil production and keeping pores clear of impurities. Aside from reducing oiliness, Niacinamide reduces breakouts and redness due to its anti-inflammatory properties

Often, when we’re suffering from acne, eczema, redness and blotchiness — inflammation is to blame. That’s why for severe forms of acne — especially inflammatory papules and pustules — Niacinamide can reduce lesions and improve skin texture over time!

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Tailor Skincare | Hydrating Eye Gel & Facial Serum

So, you’re probably wondering how to incorporate this secret weapon into your skincare regime! The good news is that Tailor Skincare’s Hydrating Eye Gel & Facial Serum (Hydrate) is specifically formulated with 2% Hyaluronic Acid to draw water into the skin, Niacinamide to retain hydration, and New Zealand Kowhai Extract to soothe inflammation and redness!

For the best results, pair Tailor Hydrate with Tailor Polish, which contains bentonite clay and salicylic acid to break down and draw out impurities. After drawing out the dirt and impurities in your pores, your skin needs to rebuild its protective barrier and lock in all that precious moisture — that’s where Tailor Hydrate comes in. You can use it morning and night under your eyes or on your entire face. Get ready for a massive boost of brightness in your skin!

It’s easy to see why Niacinamide is gaining popularity in the skincare industry! Its anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, and brightness-boosting properties are second-to-none. No matter what stage of life you’re in, or what your skin concerns are — Niacinamide could be the answer! 

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