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Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinamide. Research articles have demonstrated the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin B3.

Topical application of Niacinamide have shown it to be superior to antibiotics such as clindamycin - with no side-effects (unlike antibiotics).

Niacinamide face cleansing pads with water-soluble microbeads and pore-cleansing action are now available on Amazon.com

Here is an article highlighting its efficacy:


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Nicotinamide is definitely useful for acne control. Its anti inflamatory effect works great on pustules, and studies have also demonstrated it can reduce sebum production, similar to Accutane. However, I think you may have made a mistake when you mentioned its antibacterial effect, which so far as I know, doesnt exist.

I wrote a post about using nicotinamide recently. Take a look


If you know of any articles or studies demonstrating nicotinamide's antibacterial effect, please leave a comment. I would love to be proven wrong

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acnebuster - I compared your ip location with the company you seem to be spamming (both here and other places where acne sufferers gather). You and they seem to be in the same town. Huh.

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