niacinamide

noun

ni·​a·​cin·​amide ˌnī-ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌmīd How to pronounce niacinamide (audio)
: a compound C6H6N2O of the vitamin B complex found especially as a constituent of coenzymes and used similarly to niacin

called also nicotinamide

Examples of niacinamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dysport 2–3 times a year for forehead lines and crow’s feet starting at age 32; Restylane undereye filler Skin care routine: AM: cleanse with water, Glow Recipe niacinamide serum, DRMTLGY HPR eye cream, Musely spot treatment for melasma, Solimo SPF 30 facial sunscreen. Rachel Wilkerson Miller, SELF, 21 Feb. 2024 Really, though, most actives are geared towards adult skin issues such as pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles (including vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol, and peptides) and do not need to be a part of a tween or teen’s skincare routine. Jessica Diner, Vogue, 12 Feb. 2024 The formula, which aims to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines using ingredients, like niacinamide, peptide-lipid complex, and hyaluronic acid, feels thick and decadent, meaning a little product goes a long way. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 This serum contains 10% 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid to minimize the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as niacinamide to smooth skin texture. Sarah Han, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 However, the most effective moisturizers for mature skin bring something extra to the age-defying mix, deploying active ingredients like retinol, peptides, and niacinamide to help counteract sagging, wrinkles, discoloration, and more. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2024 Formulated with niacinamide to reduce swelling and inflamed skin along with tea tree for its antimicrobial properties, this moisturizer has a creamy look but glides on like a gel, providing plenty of hydration without weighing things down. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Seize the opportunity to get the fast-absorbing salve, which is loaded with skin-loving ingredients like niacinamide and ceramide NP. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 Rice extract and niacinamide are the stars behind the COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask, with the former working to soothe irritation and the latter to gently exfoliate and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of niacinamide was in 1942

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“Niacinamide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/niacinamide. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

niacinamide

noun
ni·​a·​cin·​amide ˌnī-ə-ˈsin-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce niacinamide (audio)
: a compound of the vitamin B complex that is used like niacin

Medical Definition

niacinamide

noun
ni·​a·​cin·​amide ˌnī-ə-ˈsin-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce niacinamide (audio)
: 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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