Nicotinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a member of the vitamin B family, which is widely found in animals and plants. At present, nicotinamide is mainly used in cosmetics and skincare products. Let’s understand what role nicotinamide can play in cosmetics and skin care products.
Nicotinamide can promote the metabolism of the aging cuticle, the melanin in the cuticle is excreted with the metabolism of the aging cuticle, to achieve the whitening of the skin, fade the effect of spots, and, different from fruit acid, nicotinamide will not make the skin cuticle thin, can be used for a long time.
The color of our skin is closely related to the content of melanin in the epidermis, especially skin problems of color spots and dullness, most of which are caused by melanin deposition. After the production of melanin, it needs to be transported to the cuticle to make the skin black. However, nicotinamide can reduce the transport of melanin to the cuticle, reduce the deposition of melanin in the cuticle, and avoid the skin dark.
When the content of nicotinamide in cosmetics and skin care products reaches 2%, the production of fatty acids and triglycerides in skin-secreted sebum can be reduced, and the effect of controlling oil secretion can be achieved. The oil secretion can be reduced, and the blockage of pores by oil can be reduced, to achieve the purpose of narrowing pores.
Nicotinamide can promote the synthesis of epidermal protein, enhance the skin’s defense ability, increase skin moisture content, and reduce facial skin wrinkles, and dark yellow, and color spots, therefore, nicotinamide is widely used in anti-aging products.