Is Niacinamide the "new hydroquinone" for more even skin tone?

For years, Hydroquinone has been used as a skin-lightening agent, but recently the FDA banned its sale without a medical prescription in the United States. Hydroquinone is a known carcinogen, which is not something most of us want in our skincare routine! Yet many of us have discoloration and dark patches. Thank goodness for the latest and greatest alternative - Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a naturally occurring substance found in fish, eggs, meat, milk, green vegetables, and some cereals. It's a Vitamin B3 derivative that protects your skin from free radicals and promotes cell turnover but best of all, it brightens and evens out your skin tone! And that is what we're chatting about in this week's video. So long, hydroquinone... and HELLO Niacinimide!



Is Niacinamide the New Hydroquinone? - Episode #30

Niacinamide vs Hydroquinone -
is Niacinamide a better choice

Something new this week! Grab my 10 Best Kept Beauty Secrets by clicking the button above! Your FREE COPY of my new guide will help you achieve the next level of beauty wihout hiring a coach, getting Botox, or spending thousands on plastic surgery!

Niacinamide - the new Hydroquinone?

Benefits of Niacinamide

Hydroquinone is now a known carcinogen and is no longer available in the United States in over-the-counter beauty and skincare products. Fortunately, a safer and equally effective ingredient is available to us. Niacinamide!

Niacinamide:

is a derivative of a B3 vitamin (Niacin)
protects skin from free radicals
stimulates cell turnover
supports collagen production
brightens and smooths skin
works at a cellular level from the inside out
has been shown to lighten dark spots and create a more even skin tone

Niacinamide is a vitamin B3 derivative (Niacin) found naturally in fish, meat, eggs, poultry, green vegetables, fruit, nuts, and some cereals. It is safe for those with sensitive skin and can also be included your regimen while using Retinol, but should not be used on the same day as Retinol. Ferulic Acid can be paired with Niacinamide to ramp up its benefits.

For info on the Niacinamide serum that I use, click below!

Here are a few examples of the effectiveness of Niacinamide on discoloration and dark patches:

Final Thoughts...

If you are looking for a serum to help brighten your skin and reduce hyperpigmentation, then Niacinamide (possibly combined with Ferulic Acid) is a great choice for you! This naturally occurring vitamin B3 variant is safe for all skin types and will create smoother more radiant skin while it improves the overall clarity and evenness of your skin tone. I highly recommend it!


Don't forget to grab your copy of 
10 Best Kept Beauty Secrets!

Some More Awesome Resources For You

Would you like to join my private Facebook community where you can get even more beauty tips and encouragement? Join Beauty through the Ages

Have you watched the previous videos on these amazing ingredients?

Hyaluronic Acid

Have you watched the previous videos on these amazing ingredients?

Hyaluronic Acid 

Resveratrol 

Check out my recommended serums (skincare boosters) HERE

Get super FUN swag to show your support SHOP

Would you like to join my private Facebook community where you can get even more beauty tips and encouragement? Join Beauty through the Ages

Follow me on Social Media!


Michelle Fox
Michelle Fox

I hope you enjoyed this post. I love sharing new tips and thoughts on "all things beauty", specifically designed to help women over 40 look and feel their beautiful best. Please share any content ideas that you have for this blog in the comments. I appreciate you!