Niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3 has become a staple in my skincare routine. I didn’t realise how much my skin needed this particular ingredient until I stopped using it and my skin freaked out like a hormonal woman that can’t find any chocolate in the house. I broke out the very next day. I immediately went back to it and it has not left my routine since.
My skin type is oily. Not prone to breakouts usually but I do get them if I am stressed, eat badly or eliminate ingredients my skin clearly skin needs.
This blog post I am going to explain to the best of my ability how Niacinamide works (remember I am not a skincare professional) just someone who has learnt a few tricks along her blogging journey. So lets get to the point of exactly what this wonderful ingredient does to help our skin.
What does Niacinamide do?
• Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
• Evens skin tone.
• Anti-ageing properties of softening fine lines and wrinkles.
• Regulates sebum production (great for oily skin).
• Reduces inflammation, helping skin conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea.
What ingredients should you avoid mixing with Niacinamide?
• Vitamin C
• Acidic ingredients such as AHA’s & BHA’s
My advice if you are using these ingredients is that you separate AM/PM routines so they remain separate and not mixed. This will avoid damaging the skins barrier, causing redness or inflammation.
How do you layer Niacinamide?
stick to water based serums that incorporates the ingredient. Apply after your toner step (if you don' use a toner or essence one I highly recommend you do and two you can use after cleansing/ exfoliating instead) and before any other serums or creams. Niacinamide is a booster ingredient, providing it’s not being mixed with the ingredients listed as "ones to be avoided" it should layer well.
Where can I get Niacinamide Serums?
The Inkey List Niacinamide RRP £6.99 - available directly from THEINKEYLIST - you are able to build your personal skincare routine using the #askinkey online service.
Paulas Choice 10% Niacinamide RRP £41.00 - available at Space NK, Cult Beauty or Paulas Choice
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% RRP £5.00 – this product I have used personally and am on my third bottle. I have found it effective. Remember though skincare is personal and not everyone has the same experiences it is a case of trial and error. Available HERE*affiliated
Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum RRP $6.00 – another product I have tried and personally loved. Excellent value and available at Beautylish.com
I hope you have found this blog post helpful. Any questions please feel free to message me.
May 5, 2020