Antioxidants Used in Skin Care Formulations

I. Bogdan Allemann, MD; L. Baumann, MD


Skin Therapy Letter. 2008;13(7):5-8. 

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Niacinamide, or nicotinamide, is the biologically active amide of vitamin B3. Besides its antioxidant activity, it has also been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, depigmenting, and immunomodulant properties. The use of niacinamide has been shown to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.[60] Topical niacinamide is well tolerated and can be found in various skin care products.


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