Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is metabolized by nicotinamide, which is therefore also a derivative of vitamin B3. Nicotinamide is widely used in all kinds of skin care, cosmetic products, nicotinamide in the application of skin care products as early as the 1970s of the last century, some people will nicotinamide and sunscreen compound added in cream system, the main purpose is to whiten the skin.
At present, cosmetic nicotinamide is the main additive used in skin care products, which can reduce the production of melanin, which promotes the decomposition of 3, 5-cyclic adenylate by stimulating cyclic 3, 5-nucleotide phosphodiesterase, and gives adenine-5-monophosphate.
Nicotinamide is a kind of small molecule substance, which can be directly absorbed and utilized by cells, balance skin energy, restore cell energy, accelerate collagen synthesis, promote melanin-containing keratinocyte shedding, and effectively avoid excessive precipitation of melanin.
The use of nicotinamide added skin care products can achieve the whitening function we need, but before using, we need to test it to see if it is suitable for our skin.