niacinamide

noun
ni·​a·​cin·​amide | \ ˌnī-ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌmīd How to pronounce niacinamide (audio) \

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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That’s got your biotin, your collagen, your glutamine, your niacinamide. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What Does a Pre-Oscars Facial Really Entail?," 23 Feb. 2019 The gel-like formula — which smells fresh in a minty, herbal kind of way — contains the antioxidant niacinamide to sooth skin immediately and calm redness over time. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "The October 2018 Allure Beauty Box," 1 Oct. 2018 Pros recommend pairing an antioxidant and skin brightener (like the vitamin B3 derivative niacinamide) with your sunscreen. Nicole Catanese, Marie Claire, "5 Ways to Supercharge Your Skincare Products," 10 Dec. 2018 The antioxidant niacinamide helps repair barrier function and fosters a healthy glow, while a pair of active peptides works on toning and firming the skin. Molly Creeden, Vogue, "This New Sex Positive Body Care Line Will Revolutionize Your Bathroom—And Your Bedroom," 15 Nov. 2018 Serums with peptides or procyanidins (a class of antioxidants) such as niacinamide can help support overall scalp health and reduce inflammation, which is a major component of hair loss, says New York City dermatologist Doris Day. Jessica Chia, Allure, "The Best Hair Loss Treatments for Every Budget," 15 Oct. 2018 While the healing and strengthening Super Facial Serum is a fan favorite, the new Micellar Water, which is filled with ingredients like turmeric and reparative niacinamide, will surely soon line the shelves of the fashion set the world around. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 Under-the-Radar Swedish Beauty Labels to Know Now," 29 Aug. 2018 The gel combines sodium lactate (a lactic acid derivative) with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, to provide exfoliation with a ton of hydration. Hallie Gould, The Seattle Times, "6 top products for smooth summer skin," 26 July 2018 Try First Aid Beauty's niacinamide-free Anti-Redness Serum for $36. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Can Using Niacinamide in Your Skin-Care Routine Cause Redness?," 22 July 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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niacinamide

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

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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