When it comes to skincare, the beauty industry is always abuzz with new ingredients and products promising miraculous results. Among the many skincare superheroes, niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide, has gained a lot of attention in recent years. This humble vitamin has taken the beauty world by storm, and for good reason! Niacinamide is a versatile and dermatologist-approved ingredient that provides a bevy of skin benefits.
Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient that our bodies need for various functions, including maintaining healthy skin. It's found naturally in many foods like meat, fish, nuts, and green vegetables. In skincare, niacinamide is often used as an active ingredient due to its remarkable properties. It also plays well with others and can be paired easily with most active skin care ingredients. It’s gentle on the skin and can even boost tolerability and efficacy of other ingredients.
But let’s get back to those amazing skin benefits! Niacinamide helps prevent premature signs of aging by boosting collagen, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and helping even out skin tone. As an antioxidant, niacinamide helps protect the skin from oxidative stress and free radicals, which are major contributors to premature aging. Regular use can visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful glow. Another one of niacinamide's standout features is its ability to fade hyperpigmentation and reduce redness. It inhibits the transfer of melanin to the skin's surface, making it a valuable tool in combating dark spots, acne scars and redness caused by conditions like rosacea.
Niacinamide works wonders in improving the skin's moisture content. It enhances the skin's natural barrier, reducing water loss and helping it retain moisture. This leads to softer, plumper, and well-hydrated skin. By fortifying the skin’s natural barrier, the skin is also more resilient against environmental aggressors and has less sensitivity. A stronger barrier means overall healthier skin!
Niacinamide can help reduce the size of enlarged pores by regulating sebum production. This means fewer clogged pores and a smoother, more refined skin texture. And finally, niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated skin, reduce redness, and minimize the appearance of acne lesions.
Niacinamide is a true skincare powerhouse. It also happens to be a key ingredient in Glotrition’s New SLEEP Gummy. Sleep is a multi-tasking beauty supplement that not only helps you fall asleep, but it also boosts overnight skin renewal. Niacinamide is great for AM or PM but as part of your PM routine, it further promotes skin barrier repair and works to regenerate new skin cells as old ones die off, leaving your skin barrier well prepared to handle a new day.
In addition to the remarkable niacinamide, SLEEP contains the skin-loving vitamin D as well as high quality melatonin, selenium and chamomile to help you fall into a deep, restful beauty sleep. This targeted blend also contains an effective micro-dose of natural aloe sterols which have been proven to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production boosting hydration, elasticity and skin smoothness while you sleep. And like all Glotriton products, the new Sleep gummy is built on a foundation of antioxidant rich fruit powders.