ni·a·cin·amide | \ˌnī-ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌmīd \

Definition of niacinamide 

: a compound C6H6N2O of the vitamin B complex found especially as a constituent of coenzymes and used similarly to niacin

called also nicotinamide

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In them, the tester's skin appears glow-y, firm, and smooth, thanks to a cocktail of powerhouse peptides and nourishing ingredients like mushroom extract, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and avocado extract. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Peach & Lily's New Glow Sheet Mask Set Sold Out Minutes After Launching," 20 June 2018 Salicylic acid is the old standard for this job, but newcomer niacinamide does this really well, too. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything at Paula’s Choice Is on Sale Right Now," 13 June 2018 Henry recommends using moisturizing cleansers like Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and to look for ingredients like niacinamide in your moisturizer to help reduce the inflammation. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Eyebrow Dandruff Is a Thing—Here’s How to Treat It," 28 June 2018 Because Yoon-kyung developed the brand to be safe for babies' sensitive skin, each product is made with only natural, ultra-soothing ingredients such as green tea, oatmeal extract, niacinamide, and snail mucus. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Exclusive: Peach & Lily Is Bringing the Korean Skin-Care Brand Ground Plan to the U.S.," 15 May 2018 To speed recovery in the days after, resist any urge to pick at peeling skin, and apply a gentle moisturizer with ingredients that rebuild the skin’s barrier, like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, or ceramides. Cristina Mueller, Glamour, "How to Deal With Every Summer Skin Issue, From Sunburns to Bug Bites," 8 June 2018 Best-case scenario: When a moisturizer contains ceramides and niacinamide (like the one below). Maddie Aberman, Cosmopolitan, "3 Ways to Make Sure You're Cleaning Your Face Correctly," 30 May 2017 But the recent proliferation of various AHA, BHA, and PHA acids and ceramide, niacinamide, and tretinoin creams in my medicine cabinet suggests otherwise. Lisa Haney, The Cut, "What It’s Like to Break Your Face Like Carrie Underwood," 16 Apr. 2018 Two top picks: The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension ($6, is affordable and contains 23% vitamin C. Glossier Super Pure ($28, is a splurge but contains a blend of niacinamide and vitamin B3. Erin Mayer, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes," 7 Mar. 2018

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ni·a·cin·amide | \ˌnī-ə-ˈsin-ə-ˌmīd \

Medical Definition of niacinamide 

: a bitter crystalline basic amide C6H6N2O that is a member of the vitamin B complex and is formed from and converted to niacin in the living organism, that occurs naturally usually as a constituent of coenzymes, and that is used similarly to niacin

called also nicotinamide

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