Our database includes 3087 products that contain Niacinamide.

Community rating: Liked

What it is



Good for Oily Skin
Reduces Redness

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

Also known as: Vitamin B3, Nicotinamide, and 3-Pyridinecarboxamide

Niacinamide is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 16.1% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Data

4130 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:

Oiliness • Dark Spots • Texture • Pores

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness

Where it's used

Niacinamide is most often found as ingredient number 7 within an ingredient list.

Of the 41 products in our database that have a known concentration of Niacinamide, we've seen concentrations from 1.5% to 20% specified within their ingredient lists.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35499
  • INN Name: nicotinamide
  • EC #:  202-713-4
  • Ph. Eur. Name: nicotinamidum
  • All Functions: 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.