Niacinamide contains vitamin B3 and B vitamins which are good for the body.
JAKARTA – Experts recommend using skin care products (skincare) which contains niacinamide. What is niacinamide? Niacinamide is one of the active ingredients in skin care products. Quoted from HealthlineNiacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and one of eight B vitamins that the body needs.
Vitamin B3 plays a role in converting food into energy. Its water-soluble nature makes it impossible for the body to store this vitamin, so it requires daily intake of niacinamide from the outside. One of them is by using skin care products that contain niacinamide.
Vice of President of Research and Development of PT Paragon Technology and Innovation, dr. Sari Chairunnisa Sp.KK, said that niacinamide can work as an antioxidant, photoprotective, anti-inflammatory, improve barrier skin, helps acne problems, helps hyperpigmentation due to blackened acne scars, reduces redness and spots, and also wrinkles.
“So this product with niacinamide is suitable for daily use, both for normal skin, acne, redness, with atopic dermatitis, to wrinkles,” he said in the launch of the latest product Wardah Lightening Serum Ampoule, Monday (21/6).
Not only that, niacinamide is also able to protect the skin from blue light (blue light). Blue light is a high-energy light that penetrates deeper into the skin than ultraviolet (UV) light. Blue light can make skin dull, hyperpigmented, weakened epidermal barrier, and increase the risk of premature aging.
Moreover, according to a study, blue light can cause pigmentation problems and darken the skin in skin types four to six. While most Indonesians have skin types three to six. Blue light is found in the sun, gadgets, and lights.
For that, dr. Sari recommends that people choose skin care products that contain niacinamide. In addition, he also advised to keep wearing sunscreen. Because, sunlight can penetrate from anywhere. Sunscreen works against UV A and B rays.
The best, can try to choose tinted sunscreen, namely a tinted sunscreen to get double protection.
In addition, niacinamide can also be used by anyone regardless of gender and age, and is very safe to use. Starting from age pre-teenTeenagers, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers can use products containing niacinamide.