What are the skin benefits of niacinamide?

Get to know the powerhouse ingredient that can basically do everything.

Niacinamide is the multi-tasking wonder ingredient that can tackle just about every skin issue that’s thrown at it. A well-loved secret by those in the know, its popularity has increased tenfold as a trusty solution to maskne and pandemic stress – but its benefits don’t stop there.

A versatile form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble ingredient that isn’t naturally produced by the body, so we need to replenish it – and one of the easiest ways is through our skincare. 

It works to calm and soothe redness (hence being great for maskne), while boosting collagen production and preventing transepidermal water loss, which keeps the skin looking plump and youthful. Another winning factor? It has the ability to supercharge other moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid. In fact, when these hydrating skin heroes are combined together, they’re basically unstoppable – you can find out more here.


Niacinamide, which is sometimes referred to as nicotinamide, also strengthens the skin barrier without irritation. When this defence line is in optimum health, it’s able to produce ceramides and fatty acids that protect the skin against external aggressors, as well as sensitivity and visible signs of ageing. 

And the skin benefits don’t stop there. This diverse and gentle ingredient also works to minimise and tighten pores, while regulating sebum production to improve congestion and calm breakouts. 

Niacinamide is an all-rounder that also happens to be a key player in every single Oodee formula. It’s one of the 22 vitamins used within our one-of-a-kind DermaRDE+ complex, so you can rest assured that every time you purify, perfect or illuminate, your skin is receiving all of the above benefits – and more.