Niacinamide PC


Also known as vitamin B3, vitamin PP or nicotinamide


Reduces acne vulgaris inflammation and imparts a more even skin tone to counter-act hyper-pigmentation (age spots)

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Niacinamide belongs to the family of the B vitamins. It is essential in the diet and is contained in many foodstuffs. Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3, vitamin PP or nicotinamide. To match today’s industry needs, DSM offers Niacinamide PC, a new grade of niacinamide with minimal traces of nicotinic acid.

Niacinamide PC has multiple beneficial effects on the skin:

  • It improves skin moisturization
  • Increases the keratin synthesis and stimulates filaggrin and involucrin proteins
  • Improves the appearance of aging skin by stimulating new fibroblasts and collagen secretion
  • Provides potent anti-inflammatory activity in the treatment of acne vulgaris, reducing papules/pustules and acne severity 
  • Imparts a more even skin tone 

Niacinamide PC is readily water soluble and very easy to formulate into a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries. It tolerates a broad pH range (Typically pH 4 - pH 8) and may be processed at temperatures up to 70⁰ C.70


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