Spotlight On: Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide and Nicotinic Acid)


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: Dr. Hess Udder Ointment

Skin Care, Skin Care Product Reviews

Dr. Hess Udder Ointment ($12.79, is the kind of cream that’s good for dry, chapped, and cracked skin, as well as eczema. As the weather starts to get colder here, I fear having any part of my body exposed to the drying winter winds. So I wanted to put Dr. Hess’ Udder Ointment to Read more »

Should I Get a Hair Gloss Treatment?

Hair Care

FutureDerm, Do you know anything about hair glossing? My hairdresser just told me that I should get my hair glossed because it lacks shine but I’m not sure if it’s safe for me to do it frequently. Genetically, I (and my entire family!) have really bad hair FYI- I have black long hair like you, Read more »