Niacinamide is a versatile ingredient that provides a great option on its own. It is a dermatologist-approved ingredient that’s safe for virtually anyone to try. From improving hyperpigmentation to supporting the skin barrier, niacinamide has a bevy of skin benefits. “Niacinamide boosts collagen production to improve skin texture, including smoothness, fine lines and wrinkles and helps brighten and fade hyperpigmentation through the regulation of melanosome transfer, yet being gentle on the skin. When paired with other ingredients, it is also effective to strengthen the skin barrier by increasing ceramide production to protect the skin.