Want to give your skin a healthy glow? Meet niacinamide. This amazing vitamin B3 ingredient has got your skin's back. From tackling acne and hyperpigmentation to combating signs of ageing, niacinamide is your go-to for skin concerns. So, let's jump in and discover why niacinamide is a skincare game-changer and where you can find it in your skincare.   

From understanding the benefits of niacinamide for the skin to integrating it into your skincare routine, and even how it works alongside other skincare ingredients. Plus, we'll tackle some common queries to give you the lowdown on this skin superstar.

Here at TEMPLESPA, we're huge fans of niacinamide and creating science-led formulas with Mediterranean botanicals. That's why we've included it into our carefully curated skincare range, so you can enjoy its amazing benefits while indulging in a spa-like experience at home.

Getting to Know Niacinamide

So, what's the big deal with niacinamide? This multi-tasking ingredient, also known as vitamin B3, is a staple in the skincare world. It's a natural component of foods like meat, fish, and green veggies and brings a whole host of skin benefits.

First spotted in the skincare scene back in the 1960s, niacinamide has been making waves ever since and it’s only been increasing in popularity since. From strengthening the skin's barrier to keeping hydration levels in check, it's a real skin-boosting champion.

Got sensitive or acne-prone skin? Niacinamide's anti-inflammatory properties can help to soothe and calm your skin, so you guys don’t miss out either! Plus, it can regulate sebum production, making it a must-have for those with oily or combination skin.

And the benefits don't stop there. Niacinamide can also help to brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. So, whether you're looking to boost hydration, calm redness, or brighten your skin, niacinamide could be just what your skincare routine needs.

What are the benefits of niacinamide?

Wondering how niacinamide can help your skin? Let's break it down. Niacinamide boosts your skin's barrier function, helping it to lock in moisture and defend against environmental stressors such as pollution and blue light from digital devices. It also encourages collagen and elastin production, essential for keeping your skin firm and youthful.

Got oily or acne-prone skin? Niacinamide can help to balance oil production and reduce inflammation, leading to fewer breakouts. If your skin is dry or sensitive, niacinamide can restore moisture levels and reduce redness. And for mature skin, niacinamide can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and brighten your complexion.

Here at TEMPLESPA, we're all about harnessing the power of niacinamide. Discover our range of skincare products featuring this skin-boosting ingredient and get ready to glow!


Adding Niacinamide to Your Skincare Routine

Looking to supercharge your skincare routine? Niacinamide could be the answer. But to get the most from this skin superstar, you need to know how and when to use it.

Start by applying skincare products containing niacinamide once or twice a day, depending on your skin's needs. If your skin is sensitive, try using it less often and gradually increase usage as your skin gets used to it.

When using niacinamide, remember to apply it to clean, bare skin before layering other products. This ensures the niacinamide can penetrate deeply and work its magic. With regular use, you can look forward to smoother skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and a more even skin tone.

Which skincare products include niacinamide?

Our favourite toner BE QUIET Soothing Milky Toner includes the brilliant niacinamide to help restore and strengthen the skin barrier, smooth the skin’s surface and boost hydration too. The silky smooth texture can be applied by a cotton pad or simply massaged into the skin for all the nourishing goodness. Often toners are overlooked in skincare routines but this milky toner with niacinamide is sure to change your mind! 

Serums are great options to have a higher concentration of ingredients with targeted performances in your skincare routine. For example, someone experiencing hyperpigmentation or dullness would benefit from vitamin C, and in this case a serum with niacinamide would help boost the skin barrier and collagen production. BE FIRM Skin Lifting Serum restores skin elasticity and plumpness, putting back the bounce into your skin and in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles too. 

Not wanting our hands to miss out on the action, PALM BALM Nourishing Hand Cream has niacinamide added to its blend of Mediterranean botanicals, vitamins and hyperactives. Our hands are exposed to the daily elements, often showing signs of age spots and ageing first and because the skin is thinner in texture, it’s even more important to support our hands with niacinamide. This clever ingredient supports the skin barrier, improve suppleness and reduce the appearance of pigmentation! 

Niacinamide and Other Skincare Ingredients

Want to get the most from your skincare routine? Combining niacinamide with other skincare ingredients can supercharge its benefits. Pairing niacinamide with hydrating hyaluronic acid can boost moisture levels while smoothing skin texture and reducing fine lines.


So can you use niacinamide with vitamin C? 

Research shows that you can combine different products with vitamin C and niacinamide safely, layering the one over the other. Together these ingredients form a powerhouse that can address skin tone and appearance, dullness and loss of firmness, plus strengthening that skin barrier. 

For a deep dive on vitamin C and all its benefits, head to our Everything you need to know about vitamin c blog. 


Can you use niacinamide with retinol? 

Another buzzword ingredient making news in the skincare world, retinol has a reputation for being harsh on the skin and causing irritation so it’s important you check the % level and gradually add it into your skincare routine. But yes, you can use niacinamide with retinol in different products, as niacinamide is gentle and soothing on the skin and helps the skin barrier, so it’s more receptive to retinol without the irritating effects many people experience.

Catch our How to use retinol blog for all the details on this hardworking ingredient.


Is it good to use niacinamide every day?

Yes, niacinamide is safe for daily use and suits all skin types. But as with any skincare product, it's important to follow the usage instructions and consult a dermatologist if you have any concerns. If you have overly sensitive skin, we’d recommend gradually adding any niacinamide product to your routine and building up your tolerance. 


When should I start using niacinamide?

Niacinamide is suitable for all ages. Whether you're looking to maintain a healthy complexion or combat signs of ageing, niacinamide can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine. However, if you have specific skin conditions, it's best to chat with a skincare professional first.