We need active ingredients in skin care for the products to achieve maximum effect. Niacinamide is an active form of vitamin B3. This vitamin strengthens the skin's elasticity, promotes collagen production and provides a pore-contracting effect. The skin tone gets an increased glow and a smoother surface. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties help relieve damaged skin such as acne. That it then increases the production of ceramides is just a pure bonus!