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Short Description: Niacinamide.

Chemical characteristics: Aromatic compound consisting of a pyridine ring with a primary amide in the meta position; Water-soluble vitamin; Soluble in water, alcohol and glycerol; Insoluble in oil; Density: 1.4 g/cm3; Molecular weight: 122.13 g/mol.
Characteristics: Emulsion, colloidal solution, true aqueous solution, balm, hydroalcoholic solution, aerosol, oil, suspension.
Benefits: All skin types and more particularly oily skin with problems; All hair types.
Provenance, origin: China.
Commonly known as: Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Vitamin PP, Vitamin B3, Nicotinic acid amide, Pyridine 3-carboxylic acid amide.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: 0.1% minimum; Maximum not regulated; However, 10% is the optimal concentration for good effectiveness.
Part of the plant extracted: /
Properties: Sebum regulator, unifying, vasoconstrictor, soothing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, lightening, depigmenting.
Source: Synthetic.
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Function: Smoothing agent.
Extraction process: Hydrolysis of 3-cyanopyridine catalyzed by a base, then purification by ion exchange, elimination of water by evaporation and drying.
I.N.C.I. list name: Niacinamide.



  • Anti-inflammatory: Soothe and calm skin prone to inflammation or redness;

  • Depigmenting, lightening, unifying: Fades pigmented spots by inhibiting the transfer of melanin from melanosomes at the base of the epidermis to neighboring epidermal cells (keratinocytes);

  • Moisturizing, protective: Helping to strengthen the skin barrier function to reduce transepidermal water loss by supporting the production of ceramides in the skin;

  • Firming: Stimulate the skin's natural collagen and elastin production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve elasticity;

  • Sebum regulator: Balances excess sebum production, thus controlling the formation of blackheads or pimples;

  • Vasoconstrictor: To improve blood microcirculation.


  • Facial care (unifying serums, face creams, sun mists, sun creams, soothing toners, cleansing gels, eye contour serums);

  • Body care (body lotions/baumes);

  • Hair care (shampoos);

  • Make-up (foundations, concealers);

  • Hygiene (deodorants, cleansing oils).


Store at a temperature below 25°C, away from humidity.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

On the most sensitive skins, it is possible to see light rednesses and irritations. To stop the use of a care with the niacinamide if such is your case. Avoid eye contact. Iin case of contact rinse thoroughly with water.

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Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is one of the two forms of vitamin B3, niacin (or nicotinic acid) being the other. Water-soluble, vitamin B3 was first described in 1873 by Hugo WEIDEL. It is essential to the proper functioning of the body. A dietary deficiency can lead to a serious disease called pellagra. Indeed, it is necessary for the production of the pyridine coenzymes NAD and NADP, which play the role of energy transfer molecules in many metabolic reactions. It is mainly found in poultry, calf's liver, salmon and cereals. In the field of cosmetics, niacinamide is a multi-action active ingredient: it helps fight the signs of skin aging, reduce redness, soothe irritation and inflammation, fade pigmentation irregularities, strengthen the skin's barrier function and thus maintain hydration, tighten dilated pores, regulate excess sebum, revitalize hair to minimize its fall and boost the skin's blood microcirculation.