Our database includes 114 products that contain Niacin.

You should know


Good for Dry Skin
Dark Spots


Niacin is the other form of B3, with the other being niacinamide. The two have similar skin benefits: reducing inflammation, strengthening the skin barrier, and fading dark spots.

People also like: Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid

Also known as: Nicotinic Acid

Niacin is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.3% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Stats

122 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Dullness • Redness • Fine Lines

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Hormonal Acne

Where it's used

Niacin is most often found as ingredient number 41 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Niacin the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35498
  • INN Name: nicotinic acid
  • EC #:  200-441-0
  • Ph. Eur. Name: acidum nicotinicum
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Smoothing
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.