Spotlight On: Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide and Nicotinic Acid)

Ingredients, Skin Care
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Let’s begin by clarifying the numerous terms that are seen when discussing vitamin B3, which is a water-soluble essential nutrient. Vitamin B3 is known as niacin or nicotinic acid (NTA). Niacinamide (NCA) or nicotinamide is the “amide” form of vitamin B3. What that means is that outside of the pyridine ring, the carboxyl group (COOH) Read more »

Product Review: Naturopathica Glycolic Purifying Peel

Reviews, Skin Care
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Naturopathica Glycolic Purifying Peel ($66, amazon.com) has ingredients that work for those with fine lines and acne. After they sent it over, I was excited to see what kind of effect it would have on my skin. I found that while it’s not likely a product that everyone can or will want to use, it’s Read more »