Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide & its 5 Skincare BFFs - Himuggu

Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide

Have you been coming across the word ‘Niacinamide’ lately? It’s a trending buzzword in the beauty industry, and for excellent reasons. It goes by many names - nicotinic acid, niacin, nicotinamide, and myristyl nicotinate, just to name a few! However, these are all just fancy terms for different forms of Vit. B3 - an ingredient that does wonders for your skin.

What is Niacinamide?

It’s a water-soluble vitamin, making it an excellent product for those who want to avoid putting oils on their skin. It is a form of vitamin B and is highly essential for your skin. Hence, it is used in beauty products to help you reap its wide range of topical benefits.

Benefits of Niacinamide

This powerhouse ingredient offers a multitude of skincare benefits as follows:

1. Youthful skin is in!

Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining youthfulness and glow. When collagen production drops, wrinkles may form. As we age, oxidative stress causes collagen to degrade. As an antioxidant, niacinamide is excellent for reducing oxidative stress and stimulating collagen production. In addition, niacinamide raises antioxidant levels in the skin, helping smooth fine lines and wrinkles and keeping your skin supple and soft.

2. Sallow skin - what’s that?

It’s no secret that the harmful UV rays of the sun cause hyperpigmentation and dark spots. These may also cause skin swallowing (skin yellowing) while worsening discoloration & dullness. However, niacinamide prevents melanin from moving through the dermis to the epidermis. So not only does it promote an even complexion, but it also makes your skin soft and supple.

3. Moisturization - all the way!

Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) helps strengthen your skin barrier to keep your skin hydrated. A healthy skin barrier prevents moisture loss from the skin, preventing dry, flaky skin. Niacinamide helps in regulating sebum production without ripping the skin off natural oils. In addition, it improves the overall skin tone and texture as it helps your skin to restore and maintain its moisture balance.

4. Goodbye acne!

Niacinamide has miraculous abilities to reduce inflammation that may otherwise lead to sebum oxidation, clogged pores, bacterial growth, and pimples. It is highly beneficial in treating acne and is gentle on your skin. It soothes the redness and helps your skin recover. With regular use, you will experience lesser breakouts.

5. No hyperpigmentation!

Niacinamide helps in fading hyperpigmentation. In addition, it also heals and protects your skin from damage. Finally, it works as a reparative ingredient that restores your natural complexion, offering you a spotless glow. 

5 Must-Have Niacinamide Skincare BFFs


This little hydrating serum bottle is priceless! It provides your skin with intense hydration while minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, its unique combination of ingredients hydrates and refines your skin.


As mentioned earlier, niacinamide helps reduce dark patches. That’s why we have used this magical ingredient in our whitening cream to help reduce hyperpigmentation to offer you an even skin tone. In addition, it is sulfate-free & paraben-free and doesn’t harm your skin.


Our stretch mark removal cream contains niacinamide that helps cure stretch marks, fade scars, and minimizes redness. Simply put, it improves skin texture while fading away any spots on your skin.


This is one of the most outstanding products available for dry skin. The anti-aging characteristics of the face serum minimize the appearance of existing wrinkles while preventing the development of new lines and wrinkles.


It has a tonne of calming and anti-inflammatory qualities. Additionally, it gives your skin a radiant glow, improves the texture of your skin overall, and makes it feel supple and smooth to the touch.


It’s time to add niacinamide to your skincare routine. And we promise you’ll not regret it. So, what are you waiting for? Add all your favorites to your cart now! :)

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