Skin metabolism refers to the cellular communication process that takes place between the epidermal and dermal skin cells, this cell communication plays a vital role in the skins ability to produce collagen, regulate skin cell turnover rate and to help partially repair UV and environmental damage. Skin metabolism progressively declines with age, to help speed up skin’s metabolic rate and thus enhance all the functions it controls it is essential to apply active ingredients that trigger biological pathways and stimulate cell turnover, boosting the skins intrinsic metabolic rate to improve skins cellular renewal, collagen production, product absorption, and damage control.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 is an essential component of living cells, Vitamin B3 is essential for protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism which improves Skin metabolism. In skincare it is a multi benefit active ingredient that promotes protein synthesis and as such plays a key role in the production of energy which helps to improve skin cell metabolism thus improving skin tone and texture. It inhibits free radial formation, making it a good anti-oxidant and UV protector and has also shows a positive effect in inhibiting melanin synthesis to deliver a more uniform skin tone appearance especially when combined with N-Acetyl Glucosamine.
Key Attributes of Niacinamide
– Upregulates Aquaporin-3 (AQP3) (in vitro)
– Enhances skin tone (in vitro)
– Helps improve the overall appearance of skin
– Improving skin texture
– Evening skin complexion
– May help to reduce the appearance of acne
Niacinamide is found in our Future Advanced Serumist ® and Future Advanced Brightening.