Ingredient Spotlight: Is Niacin Good For Your Skin? Find Out Now!


Did you know that the skin care industry is massive within the United States? I’m talking $20 billion dollars massive and that’s just here in the United States. It’s clear to see why so many companies are launching new “better than ever” products that promise nothing but stellar results. Take a minute to think of just how many new product releases you’ve seen on the market the past twelve months. I’m willing to guess that you’ve seen so-called miracle moisturizers that remove wrinkles instantly. You’ve also probably seen some crazy eye creams that promise to change the way you look in a matter of minutes.

Behind the scenes, there are high-paid doctors, pharmacists, and scientists that spend day and night developing skin care products. They do so because it’s such a hot and lucrative product market.

Sometimes we come across an ingredient or two that can do wonders for your skin. I’ve got one ingredient that might be categorized as such and it’s called niacin.

Is Niacin Good For Skin?
This is Niacin in pill form and it’s not the best method for skin care.

What Exactly Is Niacin?

I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of niacin or maybe niacinamide which is essentially just another form of vitamin B3. Niacin can be found in many of the foods that we consume daily such as veggies, eggs, milk and even fish.

It plays a strange role in our bodies, helping to maintain good skin cell condition and metabolize sugar and fat that we consume. What many advocates of this vitamin have done is use it in other ways versus simply consuming foods that contain high amounts of niacin.

With regards to skin care, people are applying products to their skin that contain this ingredient. Applying it directly to your skin can help improve cell turnover rates, reduce the presence of wrinkles, moisturize your skin, and even protect your skin from cancer.

Assuming that you’re like many of the rest of Americans living today, you have issues with your skin which you need to treat. Issues like excessive skin peeling, inflamed skin, acne, a condition known as rosacea, and even hyperpigmentation. All of these conditions can actually be treated with the use of Niacin.

Side Effects

Now, there are some side effects that many people have to deal with when incorporating this into their routine. The most common side effect is what’s known as the “Niacin Flush,” and it’s common. If you notice that you’re feeling some tingling and even redness within your skin, then you should keep a close eye on it and make sure the side effects go away. The reason this occurs is because niacin is what’s known as a vasodilator. If you have this happen, then you know that it’s working.

If you’re interested in trying niacin or niacinamide, take a look at some of the ingredients in the products we’ve reviewed. Chances are you will come across a few that contain this.

Dr. Debra Jaliman was kind enough to provide some tips and tricks for anyone that’s interested in learning what this vitamin can do for your skin. I suggest you check it out. Just click the play button below.

That’s all for now, have a great day and keep searching for skin care ingredients that can improve your complexion!

Ingredient Spotlight: Is Niacin Good For Your Skin? Find Out Now!
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.