Niacinamide And Your Skin

Niacinamide And Your Skin


This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-tos” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.

Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be discussed with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.


Niacinamide has been growing in popularity, both with scientists and users. This one ingredient works to boost collagen, add moisture, reduce dark spots, control oil, and so much more. 

But what is it, and why is it becoming a growing trend in the beauty industry?

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. B vitamins help your body convert carbohydrates into glucose, meaning they transform your food into energy. These vitamins are crucial to maintaining healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. B3 is especially important because it helps the nervous and immune systems function properly. B3 can be found naturally throughout the food chart, in meat, fish, milk, eggs, vegetables, beans, and grains.

Because vitamin B3 keeps your immune system healthy, it’s a crucial part of the protective layers of your skin. The top layers of your epidermis are meant to keep out environmental pollutants and other toxic particles from entering your body.

But as we age, our skin’s top layers start to break down (as you see with wrinkles and sagging skin). When this happens, the protection from external contaminants also breaks down.  

Niacinamide steps in to save the day. Products that contain niacinamide help replenish your skin with the necessary B3 vitamin to keep your skin’s immune system functioning. It does so by increasing the skin’s natural production of ceramides, which are an essential component in the lipid barrier of facial skin.

What Are The Benefits of Niacinamide?

Niacinamide can also minimize hyperpigmentation. It can assist these cells in removing blotchiness, pigmentation, and age spots. This protective barrier also strengthens skin and prevents water loss or dehydration.

B3 can also help reduce redness and inflammation. Irritation is usually caused by the top layer of skin being stripped of its protective properties, thus allowing irritants to seep into your skin. When the protective layer is fully functioning (like with the help of niacinamide and B3), those contaminants can’t inflame the skin as easily.

Niacinamide also regulates your skin’s oil production. Oil is your body’s way of creating a natural shield. If the protective layers of your skin are strong, your body doesn’t need to produce as much oil. This is why your skin gets oilier when you use harsh or irritating products; the intense ingredients strip away your skin’s biological protection, so your body has to overcompensate by producing even more oil. Niacinamide keeps the barrier intact and thus keeps oil production at a balanced level.

Finally, niacinamide boosts collagen and elastin production. That means fewer wrinkles with an age-defying complexion. Our ultimate age-defying serums have niacinamide along with vitamin C and astaxanthin to create a perfect blend for a naturally youthful glow!  

How Do You Use Niacinamide?

Niacinamide has been shown to protect against toxins and pollutants, functioning similar to a detox. However, it’s important not to start consuming B3 vitamins without first consulting with a doctor.

Niacinamide has the same sort of anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties when applied topically. It’s safe for most people to use, and it can help turn back the hands of time in your complexion. It is usually found in serums, since niacinamide is a potent vitamin that is most effective when delivered directly into pores.

Try the Tree of Life niacinamide serum with hyaluronic acid to see all the benefits for yourself. Protect your skin for a flawless, long-lasting appearance!

We hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. We are here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.