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

Examples of niacinamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To incorporate the ingredient into your skin care routine, shop some of the Dr. Idriss, Dr. Mitchell, and Dr. Barbosa's favorite niacinamide-containing products below. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Dec. 2020 Vitamin C works similar to an acid and should not be mixed with AHAs, BHAs, niacinamide, or retinol. Braelyn Wood,, 9 Apr. 2020 The lightweight vegan formula packs other soothing ingredients, too, like niacinamide (or vitamin B3), white tea leaf extract, and linden flower extract. Maya Gandara,, 8 Apr. 2020 Look for a moisturiser that contains niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, which boasts anti-inflammatory properties and bolsters the skin’s protective barrier. Jillian Vieira,, 5 Apr. 2020 Besides moisturizers like glycerin, the RéVive products include lactic and glycolic acid, which help slough off the dead skin that can build up in the winter, and niacinamide to help even out skin tone. Rachel Felder, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2020 The cream also moisturizes with ceramides (lipids found in the outermost layer of the skin), niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2020 That’s thanks to the potent ingredients in its formula, including hyaluronic acid to plump skin, niacinamide to soothe redness, dimethicone to lock in hydration, and peptide fragments to prompt skin to produce new collagen over time. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, 29 Dec. 2019 Three new brands — Epara, Ni’Kita Wilson Beauty Chemist, and Specific Beauty — were formulated for melanin-rich skin and contain spot-fading ingredients, like niacinamide and licorice root. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 8 Nov. 2019

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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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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