The Facts On Spring Skincare Trend Ingredient: Niacinamide

What is niacinamide?
It’s a form of vitamin B3 found in foods like whole grains and certain greens. Synthetic forms of this ingredient are most often used in serums and moisturizers.

What does niacinamide do for skin?
Niacinamide supports the skin barrier (the outer surface of skin), increases its resiliency, and improves texture by making pores look smaller. It also helps balance oil production, and—bonus!—it’s good for all skin types.

How do I use it?
It’s safe to use every day (either in the morning or at night), but check the packaging for specific instructions.

Are there any potential side effects?
There’s a slight possibility of redness and irritation, but this is a normal. If it’s too much for your skin, consider scaling back to every other day (or even a couple times a week).

What can I pair it with?
It works well with everything, though, again, if you experience redness or irritation, consider switching up your routine or consulting your derm.
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