The Ordinary Launches Niacinamide Powder

100% Niacinaminde powder, nothing else.

Niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in supplements (the other is nicotinic acid) and its often used to help manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles

⁣It’s been used in skincare formulations for a very long time and now, true to it’s philospphy, The Ordinary is launching 100% Niacinamide Powder, giving you the ability to buy skincare ingrediets directly.

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Compared to The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, this powder format offers versatility in combining the benefits of niacinamide with the benefits of other non-conflicting technologies (such as Peptide serums) to address multiple skin concerns at once. ⁣

The powder format offers a DIY experience that allows you to personalize your usage based on your preference. 100% Niacinamide Powder can be mixed into any water-based treatment, provided that the pH of the base is between 5.1 and 7.0 (you can find the pH of your Ordinary products on their website). They state that the resulting formula will offer an improvement in the appearance of textural irregularities and enlarged pores, alongside balancing visible sebum production ⁣

⁣To use simple mix a quarter spoonful, with the spoon provided, into a water-based treatment in the palm of your hand and apply to the face in the morning and/or evening.

What does niacinamide do for the skin?

The theory behind niacinamide’s claim to help skin is due to the fact that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+/NADH) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+) are precursor’s to two important biochemical cofactors, that skin cells need in order to repair damage, propagate, and function normally. Hence, the idea behind niacdinamide’s use in skincare, is that by giving your body the precursor you’re giving it the tools it needs to function optimally.

Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne. This is especially due to the fact that niacinamide is a relatively nonirritating treatment compared to other acne treatments, making it an especially attractive option for people with dry or sensitive skin.

In a study published in 2004 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, researchers had 50 women (all white and between the ages of 40 and 60) apply a moisturiser containing 5 percent niacinamide to one half of their face and a placebo moisturiser to the other half for 12 weeks. Their results showed that the halves of their faces receiving niacinamide had significant improvements in hyperpigmentation spots, fine lines, and wrinkles compared to the control side.

Niacinamide has also been proven effective at treating melasma, although not as powerfully as hydroquinone.

Buy The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Power here.

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