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ASCP SkinPro got a glow-up! Check out new app content at 37 The Many Benefits of Niacinamide An age-old ingredient with renewed interest by Ella Cressman NIACINAMIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS NICOTINAMIDE, has recently emerged as a skin care superstar. With many benefits—namely anti-inflammatory properties and support for the skin barrier—it can be found in products indicated for nearly every skin condition. Though niacinamide isn't a new ingredient, it's return to center stage as an effective skin-friendly compound can be attributed to existing and ongoing research on skin aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, psoriasis, pruritus (itchy skin), dermatitis, epidermal melasma, and other complex skin issues. 1 Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 with a rich history rooted in scientific exploration and dermatological research. The discovery of its benefits for skin can be traced back to the 1950s, when studies began examining the effects of B vitamins on various aspects of health. Over time, researchers uncovered the potential for niacinamide to address various skin concerns, leading to its frequent use in skin care formulations. In the early 2000s, the skin care industry embraced niacinamide for its versatility and compatibility with different skin types, but its mention faded into INGREDIENT DECK

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