We understand that on the constantly changing and extremely competitive beauty market it is extremely hard to keep up to date with all information about products and innovative solutions. Not always is a “noisy” marketing campaign enough evidence and confirmation that a product is suitable.
A number of products are sold under “the organic, healthy, paraben free” label and yet they contain ingredients that may be described as harmful to us. Being bombarded with information & fierce marketing, it is harder and harder to feel comfortable with making a decision about which of the products are right for us.
In the “Yay or Nay?” blog series we will try our best to provide you with more information on ingredients that you can find in beauty products.
Among our “Yay” group there will be “hero ingredients” that are beneficial, safe and healthy for your skin. Whether these are natural ingredients or innovative and patented solutions, we will take a closer look to highlight their beneficial properties.
However, we will also try our best to demystify some of the ingredients we should avoid as they have a harmful effect. This is our “Nay” group.

In this week’s blog, we put niacin (vitamin B3) on Skinsider’s radar.

Niacin also referred to as vitamin B3 is a recognized essential nutrient when it comes to a well-functioning and healthy body.

In food, mostly you’ll get your daily supply in red meat, chicken, turkey and fish like salmon and tuna as well as green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and asparagus

As essential as it is for your body, it may be time to view topical Niacinamide as a permanent ‘must have’ in your beauty regimen. This amazing ingredient is frequently used in cosmetics.

Here are our top reasons why your skin needs Niacinamide:

✅ Improves skin’s barrier

Skin barrier helps retain moisture, keeps it hydrated for longer and will protect your skin from external factors. Vitamin B3 increases the production of ceramides, keeping the skin strong. Check the power of Vitamin B in our latest addition, Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Radiance Booster.

✅ Reduces inflammation

As skin’s barrier is strong, the skin’s natural ability to protect itself from external aggressors becomes vastly improved. Niacinamide will reduce redness and sensitivity. Discover calming properties in Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Sleeping Mask.

✅ Regulates sebum production and is great for oily skin. Check our Dr G Lock & More A-Clear Mask 

✅ Protects skin from infrared light

Niacinamide protects the skin from the heat of the sun. It tackles damaging effects of UV exposure, free radicals and an overproduction of pigmented cells. There is no better protection against sun than a good sun cream like Dr.G Gowoonsesang Medi UV Block Suncream SPF50+ PA+++

✅ Hyper-pigmentation

Niacinamide will assist in the reduction of uneven skin tone. Check our latest products that are tackling dark spots, scars and uneven skin tone: Dr G Whitening Vita Mask or Dr G Hyper Brightening Capsule Serum.

✅ Minimise lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C boosts collagen production. As a natural antioxidant, it reduces the negative impact of oxidative stress. Improves dull and sallow skin. It reverses the visible signs dull skin. Check its strength in Gowoonsesang Eye Treatment Cream

Looking at a vast range of its properties we think that niacin is a YAY ingredient and it is worth recommending.

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