Niacinamide Should Be Part of Your Skincare Routine

With all the other amazing skincare ingredients you can find in your product, niacinamide often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that helps your skin in so many ways: it shrinks pores, evens skin tone, and it fixes dullness, wrinkles, and fine lines.

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Welcome to ‘More Molecules’. ⁣🔍 ⁣ We've called this category 'More Molecules' because the products within simply didn't fit into the other categories, so we created a place for them to call home. ⁣🏠🤗 ⁣⁣⁣ 🔬The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a concentrated serum with purified alpha arbutin that reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Alpha Arbutin can be incorporated into any routine without conflicts.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔬 The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is an eye serum that targets the appearance of dark circles and puffiness in the eye contour. It contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (try saying that five times) from green tea leaves. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ As we’ve mentioned before, dark circles can be caused by a number of reasons (i.e., stress, lack of sleep etc.). Shadows resulting from hollowness in the eye contour cannot be addressed by topical skincare treatments, including ours.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🔬The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a high-strength vitamin and mineral formula that targets signs of congestion, enlarged pores, and visible shine. The formula is further supported by the inclusion of zinc PCA to help balance visible aspects of sebum activity. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Although friendly, niacinamide doesn’t get along well with L-ascorbic acid and ethylated ascorbic acid. When niacinamide is mixed with LAA or vice versa, it causes a chemical discolouration of the products. As such, we suggest alternating between these formulas instead.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Yes, you can use all within this category together in a regimen as they make a lovely trio. ✨

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Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, can be found in food like fish, milk, meat, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal. It’s great for your health when taken through food or as a supplement, but it also has numerous benefits for your skin and is a common ingredient in skincare products.

The most important function niacinamide has for your skin is helping it stay hydrated by strengthening its protective barrier. Niacinamide is great for every skin type – each type will benefit from it in different ways. Check your products’ ingredients to see if you’re already using it!