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Niacinamide: Where ‘Niac’ Skin Begins!

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Niacinamide has been a trending skin care ingredient in recent social media, and for good reason. It is a form of vitamin B3, and is a multipurpose skin ingredient. Research has shown that at various concentrations and formulations, niacinamide can offer significant benefits in skin care. 

One notable benefit is its ability to reduce the visibility of pores. It does this by helping keep your skin smooth and clear. Studies have shown that using a 2.5% niacinamide formulation leads to smoother skin surface than when it was not included in the formula. It can also aid in managing the amount of oil your glands produce, which can help prevent acne breakouts and clogged pores.

Niacinamide is also powerful in fighting common aging concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. They develop as we age because the production of collagen and elastin decreases. Research has shown that niacinamide stimulates the production of collagen, keratin, fillagrin, and involucrin. All of these proteins help maintain skin hydration, form the skin’s protective barrier, and keep it firm and elastic. Furthermore, this ingredient can play a role in decreasing hyperpigmentation. A study done in 2016 showed that combining retinol with niacinamide reduced dark spots and fine lines, while also improving the skin’s texture and radiance.   

LEMYKA Calming Cream, a moisturizer for skin with ezcema, itchiness, or dryness.

LEMYKA incorporates niacinamide in their product's ingredients list, one of them being our Calming Cream. This product is a 3 in 1 - an intense natural moisturizer, holding moisture in the skin for up to 2 days, while also serving as a natural barrier cream against environmental irritants and bacteria. If you struggle with itching or eczema, it also offers fast relief. In addition to niacinamide, we include nature’s best - ceramides, aloe vera, calendula, and sunflower oils. 

Ultimately, if you are looking for a product that can help combat aging concerns, fight acne, smooth your skin and more, look out for one with niacinamide in the ingredient list. 


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