Maintains normal skin barrier function and reduces sensitive skin symptoms
Topical application of 2% nicotinamide has shown to improve the barrier properties of the skin and reduce skin sensitivity.
Effective moisturiser for dry skin
The topical application of 2% nicotinamide is shown to significantly reduce transepidermal water loss.
An anti-inflammatory with benefits for acne prone skin
The application of 4% nicotinamide topically has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on acne vulgaris.
Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture.
Topical application of 5% nicotinamide improves the appearance of aged and photo-damaged skin and a reduction in hyperpigmentation.
Inhibits actinic keratosis
Topical nicotinamide at 1% also reduces the number of precancerous actinic keratosis.
Nicotinamide at 0.2% and 5% upregulated the gene corresponding to increased SDH activity in the presence of UV radiation to maintain cellular energy levels