Vitamin B3, also known as niacin or nicotinic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin used in formulations like serums, creams and lotions, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, and improve skin texture.




Vitamin B3 is generally derived from natural sources like yeast, meat, fish, and grains or from chemical processes to ensure its stability and effectiveness in skincare products.


Vitamin B3 is generally well-tolerated on most skin, but can cause redness and tingling sensations, especially at higher concentrations.


Strengthens Skin Barrier

Niacin helps strengthen skin's natural barrier to reduce moisture loss and retain hydration in skin.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Niacin promotes the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins critical to maintain skin's firmness and elasticity, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Evens Skin Tone

Niacin can help fade the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation and redness for a more even complexion.

Controls Oil Production

It helps balance sebum production for both dry and oily skin types.

Smoothes and Calms Skin

Niacin has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin and reduce redness for those with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.

Protects against Environmental Damage

As an antioxidant, niacin helps protect skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors that can cause premature aging.