NIA-114™ is a patented molecule found in StriVectin-SD® products. NIA-114 is designed to penetrate the skin, delivering the vitamin Niacin to the skin’s deeper layers. Niacin promotes healthier, smoother and more even textured skin by releasing leptin, a natural repair hormone, that promotes healing and reduces hyperpigmentation. In its natural state, Niacin is water-soluble and cannot penetrate the skin barrier. StriVectin scientists have developed the molecule, NIA-114 –which not only penetrates the skin, it diffuses into the deeper layers where cellular regeneration occurs. NIA-114 has emerged as a breakthrough in helping the skin protect and repair itself from damage and aging from the inside out. It stimulates the repair of DNA, enhances metabolism to encourage cell growth, which in turn heals wounds and inhibits hyperpigmentation.