What is niacinamide?

Niacinamide, commonly known as nicotinamide, is a kind of vitamin B-3 that is essential for good health. Skin, renal, and brain issues can all be caused by a B-3 deficiency. B-3 deficiency may be prevented by taking niacinamide supplements. There’s a lot more to this vitamin, particularly when it comes to skin health in general. Topical niacinamide may help treat some skin diseases such as eczema, while additional research needs to be done. Niacinamide, nevertheless, is one of the most popular skincare chemicals with amazing benefits

Benefits of niacinamide

  • Niacinamide serum benefits the skin by aiding in the formation of keratin and ceramides, both of which help keep your skin firm and healthy by retaining moisture that further aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, it is also good for all skin types, but especially for eczema and aged skin.

 

  • It relieves redness and blotchiness caused by eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin diseases by reducing inflammation.

 

 

  • It shields you from the sun’s rays. Niacinamide can regenerate healthy skin cells while also shielding them from UV radiation harm. It also protects the skin from pollution and allergens by preventing oxidative stress

 

  • Niacinamide is used for treating hyperpigmentation. According to certain studies, niacinamide concentrations of 5% can help lighten dark patches. This advantage might be attributed to enhanced collagen production.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan present in connective tissue throughout the body. Glycosaminoglycans are polysaccharides (complex sugars), which are lengthy unbranched carbohydrates or sugar. Hyaluronic Acid is the key component that provides your skin structure and gives it that plump, moisturized appearance.

Benefits of hyaluronic acid

  • Hyaluronic acid maintains skin hydration, keeping your skin supple and glowing.

 

  • Hyaluronic acid has anti-wrinkle characteristics because of its ability to retain significant amounts of water. Because the skin stays moisturized, it helps to prevent wrinkles from forming, as well as assists in filling the existing wrinkles to make them less noticeable.

 

  • Hyaluronic Acid has been demonstrated to help reduce the size of surface wounds on the skin, as well as relieve discomfort in these regions when applied to them. So it has noticeable healing properties.

 

  • Hyaluronic acid has antioxidant properties which aid in the maintenance of healthy skin.

 

Can one use niacinamide & hyaluronic acid together?

Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are a fantastic skincare duo since their moisturizing properties complement each other. The NMFs in your skin cells and the combination of lipids that keep your skin cells together are responsible for your skin’s overall moisture. This is where the combination of niacinamide and hyaluronic acid comes into play.

When you combine niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, you’re attacking your skin’s moisture from two directions!

Hyaluronic acid serum vs. niacinamide serum - if layering which one should be used first?

As they are both water based products you can use them in the same formulation as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide serum, but if you wish to layer hyaluronic acid serum with niacinamide serum one after another. It is preferable to use hyaluronic acid first & then Niacinamide so that the skin can attract hydration first because of hyaluronic acid’s application. Also, hyaluronic acid should ideally be applied to damp skin to lock in moisture into the skin. Then you can use niacinamide for controlled sebum production & to minimize pores.

In general, there is no right answer to which serum to be layered first as it depends on the consistency of the serums, meaning the serum with lower consistency goes first and then the one with the viscous consistency. Do not forget to seal the serums with a moisturizer.

Things to keep in mind when using niacinamide and hyaluronic acid together

Both Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid are acceptable for all skin types, but there is very little possibility that using them together may irritate your skin. If you experience any pain or irritation, you can stop using one of the active substances and determine which one caused it.

FAQs

1.WHAT SHOULD I APPLY FIRST, NIACINAMIDE OR HYALURONIC ACID?

We recommend starting with Hyaluronic acid and then layering it up with your Niacinamide product so that the skin gets the hydration first.


2.CAN PEOPLE WITH OILY SKIN USE NIACINAMIDE?

Absolutely! Oily skin also needs hydration! In fact, missing hydrating agents or moisturizers will lead to excessive oil production, leading to clogging of pores, and acne outbreaks. Therefore, using hydrating agents like NMF, Hyaluronic acid or Niacinamide on oily skin will lead to less oil production. Niacinamide also controls sebum production and thus reduces the oiliness. Hence it definitely can be used for oily skin.

3.WHAT’S THE BEST INGREDIENT FOR DRY SKIN?

Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid are the most popular ingredients for dry skin types as they both assist in moisturizing the skin and maintaining skin hydration, preventing and fighting dryness.

4.WHO SHOULD USE NIACINAMIDE?

Niacinamide can be used by anyone who wants brightened, even-toned, and even textured skin.

5.WHO SHOULD USE HYALURONIC ACID?

Hyaluronic acid can be used regularly by people who want nourished, soft, supple, and plump skin. It also keeps the skin free from fine lines by keeping the skin hydrated.

6.WHAT IS COMMON BETWEEN NIACINAMIDE AND HYALURONIC ACID?

Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are both suitable for all skin types and help improve skin texture and firmness. Both of them work towards creating a healthy skin barrier and maintaining skin hydration without oily feeling.

7.IS NIACINAMIDE OR HYALURONIC ACID BETTER FOR ACNE?

Niacinamide serum for acne-prone skin is a better option as it helps regulate sebum production and thus helps people with acne prone skin by controlling oil production and thus preventing clogged pores and acne breakouts.