The special grade of vitamin B3 - now better than ever

Sparking fresh innovation with NIACINAMIDE PC

Ten years ago DSM pioneered Niacinamide PC, a form of vitamin B3, for use in cosmetic applications. Since then the product has become extremely popular because of its remarkable efficacy. With the development of our upgraded Niacinamide PC customers can benefit from a topical vitamin B3 while minimizing potential unwanted effects such as unpleasant sensations of heat in the skin. These are caused by residual nicotinic acid. DSM’s branded vitamin B3 is guaranteed to contain less than 100 ppm residual nicotinic acid, making it exceptionally well tolerated. And - Vitamin B3 still has the power to surprise! Recent proprietary research by DSM revealed that it could prove a powerful ally in the latest challenges facing the beauty industry: environmental pollution and ubiquitous blue light.

Product Features

  • INCI name :Niacinamide 
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a very stable vitamin which offers a wide range of well-documented topical benefits. Niacinamide is a component of NAD and NADP, essential coenzymes in ATP production, also having a central role in DNA repair and skin homeostasis. 
  • NIACINAMIDE PC is DSM's special cosmetic proprietary grade of vitamin B3. Recently upgraded, it has a low guaranteed level of residual nicotinic acid to address any concerns about unpleasant skin sensations. 
  • Like all DSM’s  vitamins, Quali®-B now comes with the Quality for Life™ seal that guarantees the highest standards for Quality, Reliability, Traceability, and Sustainability.


UV and blue light-stressed Skin Care 
  • Helps protect from UV and blue light damage for beautiful and healthy looking skin 
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles 
  • Improves the elasticity of the skin 
  • Rebalances uneven skin tone 
  • Reduces discoloration 

Pollution Care 

  • Protects against damage from urban pollutants for beautiful and healthy skin 

Blemish Care 

  • Blemish-free, shine-free, refined skin appearance 


  • Resilience to external damage and reduced skin sensitivity 
  • Well moisturized skin, comfortable skin feeling 
Niacinamide PC shows skin lightening properties versus placebo in 3D skin model.

Mode of Action

Blue light was shown to significantly increase oxidative stress in skin by inducing reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS can in turn cause damage to proteins and lipids. In the case of proteins this can occur in the form of carbonylated proteins. Niacinamide PC significantly reduces ROS and carbonylated proteins levels in human skin in response to blue light irradiation. Niacinamide has been shown to enhance the repair of DNA damage in human keratinocytes and in human skin. It also has the potential to prevent UV-induced immuno suppression and reduced skin pigmentation in 3D skin model.

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