Niacinamide Powder



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.