An interesting area of research currently underway is the use of niacin and niacinamide
in skin care products as anti-aging agents, for treatment of acne, skin lightening,
anti-inflammatory, skin brightening, helps to prevent water loss topically,
and, possibly, for prevention of skin cancer.
INCI: Niacinamide, Pyridine-3-carboxamide, no-flush form of Vitamin B-3 Cas No: 98-92-0 Molecular Weight: 122.1 Appearance: white, crystalline or granular powder, odorless Storage Recommendation: cool, dark and dry area Expiration Date: 2 years after purchase/receiving date Suggested Usage Rate: .5 - 4% (AT MAX) Solubility: water soluble, may form crystals when mixed with acids Melting Point: above boiling point, not applicable Specific Gravity: 1.40 @ 25°C [77° f] Synonyms: antipellagra-vitamin, vitamin PP (pellagra-preventive),
PP-factor, pyridin-3-carboniacidamide, nicotinamide,
nicotinic acid amide, sometimes [mistakenly] niacin
Concerns/Considerations: this is stable towards light, oxygen and when formulating
with heavy metals. Stable within the pH range of 3.0-7.5. Do not heat above 180° f.
When blended with acidic or alkaline actives it is hydrolyzed into nicotinamide.