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Application of nicotinamide as whitening ingredient in cosmetics


Nicotinamide, also known as niacinamide, is a form of vitamin B3 that has been gaining popularity in the cosmetic industry due to its numerous benefits for the skin. One of the most notable benefits of nicotinamide is its ability to whiten the skin, making it a popular ingredient in many skin whitening products. In this blog post, Viablife will explore the application of nicotinamide as a whitening ingredient in cosmetics, its benefits, and how it works.

What is Nicotinamide?

Nicotinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in many foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products. It is also available in supplement form and is commonly used to treat vitamin B3 deficiency. Nicotinamide is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in many physiological processes, including energy production, DNA repair, and cell signaling.

Nicotinamide is also a potent antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the aging process. By neutralizing free radicals, nicotinamide helps to prevent premature aging and keep the skin looking youthful.

How Does Nicotinamide Work as a Whitening Ingredient?

Nicotinamide works as a whitening ingredient by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color. Melanin is produced by melanocytes, specialized cells in the skin that are responsible for producing and distributing melanin. When the skin is exposed to UV radiation, the melanocytes produce more melanin, causing the skin to darken.

Nicotinamide works by inhibiting the transfer of melanin from the melanocytes to the surrounding skin cells. This helps to reduce the amount of melanin in the skin, resulting in a lighter, brighter complexion. Nicotinamide also helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, making it an effective ingredient for treating uneven skin tone.


Benefits of Whitening Ingredient Nicotinamide

There are many benefits to using nicotinamide as a whitening ingredient in cosmetics. Here are some of the most notable benefits:

1.Safe and Effective: Nicotinamide is a safe and effective ingredient that has been extensively studied for its skin whitening properties. It is well-tolerated by most skin types and does not cause irritation or sensitivity.

2.Non-Toxic: Unlike some other skin whitening ingredients, such as hydroquinone, nicotinamide is non-toxic and does not have any harmful side effects.

3.Anti-Aging: In addition to its skin whitening properties, nicotinamide also has anti-aging benefits. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and promote a more youthful complexion.

4.Moisturizing: Nicotinamide is a moisturizing ingredient that helps to hydrate the skin and improve its barrier function. This helps to prevent moisture loss and keep the skin looking plump and healthy.

5.Brightening: Nicotinamide helps to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This results in a more even, radiant complexion.

How to Use Nicotinamide in Cosmetics?

Nicotinamide can be used in a variety of cosmetic products, including creams, serums, and masks. It is typically used at a concentration of 2-5% and can be combined with other skin whitening ingredients, such as vitamin C and kojic acid, for enhanced efficacy.

When using nicotinamide in cosmetics, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and use the product as directed. It is also important to use sunscreen to protect the skin from further damage and prevent the reoccurrence of hyperpigmentation.


Nicotinamide is a safe and effective ingredient that has many benefits for the skin, including its ability to whiten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It is a popular ingredient in many skin whitening products and can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. If you are looking for a safe and effective way to brighten your complexion and improve the overall health of your skin, consider incorporating nicotinamide into your skincare routine.

Why Choose Viablife Nicotinamide?

Nicotinic Acid can cause vasodilation and redness to skin. Viablife's patented technology "Biotransformation method for heterocyclic transfering to amide" can make the Nicotinic Acid Residual in Nicotinamide<20ppm on the market. Welcome new and old customers to consult our biomedical products!

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