Skin care: What are niacinamides?

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for skin health and metabolism . This guide is designed to give you an overview of the properties, benefits and uses of niacinamides.

What are niacinamides?

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, an essential nutrient for the human body. It is found in various foods , but can also be taken as a dietary supplement or applied to the skin. We have new 30-day skincare routines, with and without niacinamide:

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The benefits of niacinamides for the skin:

  1. Improved skin barrier: Niacinamide strengthens the skin's outer protective layer, making it more resistant to external aggressors.
  2. Moisture retention: It helps to retain moisture in the skin, resulting in improved hydration and a smoother skin feel.
  3. Hyperpigmentation reduction: Niacinamide can help reduce hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones by regulating melanin production.
  4. Anti-inflammatory effect: It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and inflammation.
  5. Minimization of pores: Niacinamide can help reduce the size of pores and minimize the appearance of blackheads.

Niacinamide applications:

Niacinamide is found in many skin care products such as serums, creams and masks. These can be integrated into your daily skincare routine. Taking niacinamide as a dietary supplement can promote general health and prevent deficiency symptoms. We have compiled a list of foods that contain niacinamide:

  • Meat: Poultry, beef, pork and fish are good sources of niacinamide.
  • Fishtuna, salmon and mackerel in particular are rich in niacinamide.
  • Legumespeas, beans and lentils are vegetable sources of niacinamides.
  • Whole grain productswhole grain products such as whole grain bread, oatmeal and brown rice also contain niacinamides.
  • Nuts and seedspeanuts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are good sources of niacinamide.
  • Dairy productsmilk, yogurt and cheese can also contain niacinamides.
  • Vegetablesvegetables such as mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes and avocado also contain vitamin B3.
  • Eggseggs are a good source of niacinamides.
  • Green leafy vegetablesspinach, kale and other green leafy vegetables can also contain niacinamides.
  • Fortified foodssome foods, especially breakfast cereals and fortified drinks, are often fortified with vitamin B3.

What to look out for when using it

  1. Consult a professional: Before using niacinamide supplements, it is advisable to consult a skincare expert or doctor, especially if you have skin conditions or allergies.
  2. Observe dosage: When taking niacinamide as a supplement, it is important not to exceed the recommended dosage to avoid possible side effects.
  3. Combination with other skin care products: Niacinamide can be combined well with most other skincare ingredients, but it is always advisable to check product labels and ensure there are no incompatibilities.

Our skincare routines at a glance:

  • Anyong Facial Serum Set/ HYDRA-GLOW KIT
  • Anyong Face Serum Set/ EVEN SKIN TONE KIT
  • Anyong Face Serum Set/ ANTI-ACNE KIT
  • Anyong Facial Serum Set/ BARRIER REPAIR KIT


Niacinamides are versatile compounds that are not only beneficial for skin health, but can also play a role in general health care. Proper use, whether on the skin or as a dietary supplement, can help promote a radiant and healthy complexion. Remember, individual reactions can vary, so it is always advisable to consult a professional if you are unsure.