Nia 24 was created by Niadyne, Inc., a North Carolina based company that also has a lab in Arizona. Niadyne, Inc., was founded by Myron and Elaine Jacobson who are both professors at the U of Arizona College of Pharmacy. The Jacobson’s research centered around niacin and how it effected the human body. After much research they decided to create Niadyne in the late 1990’s to create and distribute their own line of skin care products.
Nia 24 is billed as a niacin powered system that taps into your skin’s innate protective powers all day long. Nia 24 also claims to make your skin stronger, sun resistant and to help reverse the effects of prior sun damage. The official Nia 24 website goes into great detail profiling the founders of the Niadyne as well as thoroughly explaining what niacin is and what it does. There are numerous products available from Nia 24 and these include a cleansing cream, skin strengthening complex, intensive recovery complex, and some sunscreens.
All of the Nia 24 products contain quite a few all natural ingredients and the official website says they are fragrance, color, and dye free. Out of all the Nia 24 products, the one that says it will treat fine lines and wrinkles is the Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex. This product contains vitamin A to improve the elasticity and texture of the skin and a peptide complex called Dermaxyl which is supposed to relax facial muscles and diminish the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.
The Nia 24 Skin Strengthening Complex contains: Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cyclomethicone, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary ) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Pentadecalactone, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Dodecahydro3a,6,6,90-tetramethylnaphtho(2,1b)furan, Myristica Frangrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Maltol, Ceramide 3, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 2, PEG-8, Phospholipids, Tribehenin, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, BHT, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 60, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Something that sets Nia 24 products apart from other wrinkle creams is the inclusion of niacin. Niacin, when taken internally, can make your body feel very hot and this same effect is apparent when applied to the skin. You may have a blushing and warming sensation that could actually become unpleasant. The official Nia 24 website goes into great detail on how to apply their product for the first few weeks to see how your skin tolerates it.
- Testimonials and ingredients are listed on the official website.
- Products contain no dyes or fragrances.
- Nia 24 products are only available through a physician.
- Some people may experience unpleasant side effects.
- No prices are listed on the official website.
The Bottom Line
Nia 24 is an interesting line of skin care products that are aimed at treating, repairing, and preventing the effects of sun damage. If you are looking for an all-encompassing wrinkle treatment, this product is probably not for you. If you have a lot of visible skin damage that can be directly linked to the effects of sun exposure, Nia 24 could be worth checking out.