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Korean cosmetics with niacinamide

All of us are looking for a miracle product that will cure everything at once. One of the contenders for this honorary title is niacinamide.
The ingredient, which can address skin’s main problems such as pigmentation, inflammation, early wrinkles, has been in active use in Korean cosmetics for a long time.

Niacinamide (nicotinamide, amide nicotinamide, vitamin PP, vitamin B3) – water-soluble vitamin B3.

Niacinamide has fairly strong anti aging properties and is also used to treat skin with couperose veins, acne and pigmentation.

Multiple studies prove that niacinamide is effective for age-related changes: it increases the production of collagen and elastin, reduces wrinkles, evens out the skin tone and lightens age spots.

Niacinamide is also effective in treating various skin conditions: it reduces dryness and sensitivity of skin with rosacea, reduces inflammation of acne, regulates skin’s sebum production, reduces the size of pores, and also affects certain strains of bacteria, which cause skin infections.

It’s one of the few cosmetic ingredients able to penetrate the outer layer of skin (stratum corneum) and reach the deep layers (derma), because niacinamide has the molecular weight of less than 500 Dalton.

Niacinamide is one of the safest anti-aging and whitening ingredients in cosmetics; it doesn’t increase skin’s photosensitivity, is hypoallergenic, and isn’t harmful to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Niacinamide spot treatments

The highest niacinamide concentration is in spot treatments. These treatments are applied only to the problem areas: age spots, wrinkles or inflammation.

Manyo Factory Niacin Alpha 5.0 Whitening Cream

Spot treatment cream Niacin Alpha 5.0 contains 5% niacinamide and 2% arbutine. It not only lightens pigmentation spots and strengthens the skin, but also effectively combats acne and blackheads.
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MEDI-PEEL Niacinamide W3 Toning Spot Cream

Spot treatment with niacinamide and arbutine has an active whitening effect, lightens freckles and reduces appearance of pigmentation, lowers melanin production, increases skin’s defense functions, evens out the skin tone.
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Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Spot Treatment

Spot treatment, curative anti-aging cream from the luxury brand Sulwahsoo. Niacinamide and white ginseng root extract in the ingredients prevent the formation of melanin (tyrosinase), freckles and pigmentation spots.
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Niacinamide Essences

Effective and suitable for all skin types. Applying a small amount of the essence in the morning and night will result in glowing skin.

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin essence
Lightning and nutritive ampoule essence. Contains 97% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, 2% niacinamide, hyaluronic acid. The treatment effectively evens skin tone, combats various types of pigmentation, intensively hydrates, calms inflamed skin, minimizes pores, prevents inflammation.
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MiSSHA time revolution the first treatment essence
Renewing concentrated essence with 8 essential skin effects: softens, hydrates, calms, evens out the tone, strengthens, lifts, controls sebum production and smooths out wrinkles. The base of the essence – an 80% yeast based component. Niacinamide is the fourth ingredient.
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COSRX Galactomyces 95 White Power essence

The essence contains 95% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and niacinamide. The treatment has a double effect: clears clogged pores and inflammation and improves skin tone, making it bright and fresh. Effectively lightens age spots and post acne marks.
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Niacinamide eye creams and serums

Niacinamide treatments prevent wrinkle formation, strengthen the delicate eye skin and lighten dark circles under the eyes.

Innisfree White Tone Up Eye Serum

Whitening serum for the skin around the eyes contains natural berry extracts and niacinamide to brighten the skin.
Lightens skin tone, controls melanin production, prevents appearance of pigment spots and melasma. Deeply hydrates, keeping the effect for a long time.

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Secret Key Starting Treatment Eye Cream Rose Edition

Highly effective anti aging eye cream. Improves skin’s firmness and elasticity, lightens, evens out the skin tone. The cream helps restore the skin, eliminates dullness and sagginess, combats early aging. In the ingredients – fermented yeast filtrate and niacinamide.

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Manyo Factory 4GF cream for face and eye
Specialized care for the face, eyes, and neck. Smoothes out wrinkles, hydrates, whitens and energizes tires, aging skin cells. Thanks to the components such as niacinamide, adenosine, 4 growth factors and specifically combined organic ingredients, the cream actively combats signs of aging.

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By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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