Studies related to Skin Pigmentation and Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

The Effect Of Niacinamide On Reducing Cutaneous Pigmentation And Suppression Of Melanosome Transfer

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 138
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
Application of a 5% niacinamide cream to the face of japanese women with hyperpigmentation (brown spots) for four weeks has resulted in less visible pigmentation while in another trial 2% niacinamide for four weeks in tanned women resulted in lightened skin relative to placebo cream.
Funding issues for this study:
Funded by Proctor and Gamble