Happy Friday! Today, I want to share with you all you need to know about Niacinamide. So basically, in this post, I will cover what is Niacinamide, what it does for your skin, and how you can incorporate it into your routine. Niacinamide is actually one of my favorite ingredients because it does so much for your skin and is not irritating. It also works well when my skin is oily or extremely dry.

Now, if you want to know more about this magical ingredient, then keep on reading. Don’t forget to check out my previous post: HOW TO BECOME A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER.

Niacinamide In Skincare

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What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 found in foods like whole grains, certain greens, yeast, eggs, milk, and fish. Its synthetic form is often used in skincare products like serums, moisturizers, and toners. In fact, niacinamide is known to be a very effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging and blemish-prone skin. Moreover, unlike many other ingredients, like Vitamin C, this specific one is stable in the presence of heat and light. It’s also water-soluble that works with what’s already on your skin.

What are the benefits of Niacinamide?

Now, what are the benefits of niacinamide exactly? Niacinamide is one of these star ingredients that are literally good for everything. Everyone, from different skin types to different skin concerns, can benefit from niacinamide. Among these benefits is “the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface”. Niacinamide can also help visibly repair damage from UV light and other sources of environmental attack.

On top of that, it’s a wonderful ingredient to restore your skin-care barrier. It’s actually capable of boosting your ceramides retention and your skin’s ability to stay hydrated. In general, it helps your skin function well.

With all of that, Niacinamide is an ideal ingredient to target dark spots, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. It also improves texture and balances the production of sebum.

How To Incorporate it in Your Routine

Niacinamide can be easily incorporated into any routine. You can layer it with other products and it pairs well with other active ingredients. For instance, I use a niacinamide and a Vitamin C serum in the morning and at night, I use a Salicylic acid exfoliating toner. Niacinamide is amazing because it is safe to use every day. It’s not irritating or damaging to the skin (for most cases – I do recommend starting slow if you’re new to this ingredient).

You can incorporate niacinamide through a treatment serum such as the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% by The Ordinary, Niacinamide Oil Control serum by The Inkey List, 10% Niacinamide booster by Paula’s Choice, White Tea & Niacinamide by Isla Skincare, and Niacinamide 20% treatment by Paula’s Choice.

Or through a multi-task serum such as the Discoloration repair serum by Paula’s Choice, Ultra-light Super Antioxidant Concentrate serum by Paula’s Choice, Discoloration correcting serum by Good Molecules, Clarifying serum by Versed Skin, and CC Me Vitamin C serum by Summer Fridays,

If you wish to layer several treatments, you can definitely choose Niacinamide in the form of a toner or an essence. I love toners or essences because they are amazing at adding extra hydration to your skin. But if they can offer extra benefits, that’s even more amazing! The ones I recommend are Rice Toner by I’m From, Pore Reducing toner by Paula’s Choice, Enriched Calming Toner by Paula’s choice, Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner by Paula’s Choice and Brightening Toner by Good Molecules

Another way you can incorporate Niacinamide into your routine is through a moisturizer. That’s a wonderful way if you want to layer your treatments or keep your skincare routine as simple as possible. The moisturizers I recommend are Skin restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 by Paula’s Choice, and Oil-Free Moisturizer by Paula’s Choice.

It can also be an amazing ingredient to have in your eye creams as it is meant to brighten your skin.

Niacinamide In Skincare

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  1. May 3, 2021 / 5:50 am

    This was a really informative post, Joy! I love the ordinary’s niacinamide solution, but I didn’t realise it had so many benefits!x

    • Joy🌻
      May 6, 2021 / 10:06 am

      Thank you 😍😍 I love that solution too, it’s so good✨