A chemical that soothes the skin while acting as a mild vasodilator, drawing blood flow wherever it is applied. It is used in some lubricants as a skin conditioner or as a sexual enhancement ingredient, depending on the compound’s strength in the formula.

Methyl nicotinate is a safe ingredient when used in fairly small quantities. It has a low incidence of side effects, which can include itching and mild irritation; discontinue use if these symptoms occur.