3  Simple Ways To Layer Niacinamide For Best Results

3 Simple Ways To Layer Niacinamide For Best Results

Everyone desires natural, spotless, and beautiful skin. And this means laying different products on your skin. The market has thousands of products that claim to help us maintain healthy skin. These include hyaluronic acids, vitamin C serums, toners, cleansers, moisturizers, etc.

While this availability is a good thing, it makes choosing the right products for you quite challenging. But knowing the active ingredients that are suitable for all skin types is a good start.

Niacinamide is among these ingredients and has been around for many years. Also known as vitamin B3, it offers various benefits for the skin. Not only does this ingredient help reduce inflammation, but it can clear acne while hydrating your skin.

But for the best results, you should understand when to use it in your skincare routine. Learn from this guide to incorporate this powerful ingredient into your beauty routine.

Top ways to add niacinamide to your skincare routine
 1. Moisturizer

You can get a moisturizer that contains niacinamide as one of its active ingredients. This is a great method to add nicotinamide into your routine if you don't wish to add another product type. Niacinamide works efficiently in reducing dark spots when paired with ingredients like Alpha Arbutin, So it can be a win-win situation for your skin if you use it in a moisturizer. It's daily and regular application can give your skin an unmatched radiance and glow. 

2. Targeted treatments

If you have a spot disturbing you, try a spot-specific treatment. This is usually designed for morning and night use on clean skin before applying your moisturizer, night cream, or sunscreen. It usually takes a month or so to see the brightening results.

But, opt for treatments with a 3-5% concentration of niacinamide. Concentration above 5% can cause adverse affects on your skin and hence is not tolerable. Remember that higher concentration than recommended does not signify quick or extra results, but breakouts and side effects. 

3. Serum

For someone who wants to improve their skin appearance and texture, a proactive niacinamide serum will do. Make sure that it is deeply penetrating so that it can go through the layers of the skin to address the issues. Use our Pit Stop Blue Serum, or Pore Refining Niacinamide Serum could be just what you need.

Niacinamide serums are more potent and deliver quicker results for your skin 

Niacinamide serums are light weight formulations that deliver active ingredients into deeper layers of your skin. They easily absorb into your skin to deliver the most intensive results.

Niacinamide deeply penetrates the skin and works its magic from inside . Not only can it make your face suppler and give you a youthful glow, but it also reduces acne.

Using niacinamide routinely can get your pores to their normal size.

Niacinamide also reduces discolorations and prevents their apparition. As a result, it leaves your skin toned and even.

If you're suffering from dry skin, niacinamide can be the help you need. It sits on the skin, preventing moisture loss that can cause dryness, tightness, and flakiness on your skin. 

And you can use it in conjunction with other ingredients without adverse reactions.

What works well with niacinamide?

Niacinamide works well with other ingredients. However, you should combine ingredients beneficial to your skin type.

Here are some of the best combinations:

1. Niacinamide + Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP), a vitamin C derivative 

Since niacinamide is sebostatic, it controls sebum production. As such, the sebaceous glands will only produce the right amount of oil needed by the skin. Regulating oil production helps tame and prevent skin conditions like acne

For the acne prone skin types, the combination of niacinamide and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is proven to be a great combination. Both ingredients complement each other nicely, and help in amplifying one another's benefits. Niacinamide helps in improving the barrier function to keep skin hydrated and protected. Meanwhile, vitamin C perks up skin radiance and firmness by encouraging antioxidant content and collagen production.

2. Niacinamide +  Peptides

When used together, Niacinamide and Copper peptides are a wonderful combination to get rid of acne scars and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Copper peptides help to boost antioxidants, collagen, and elastin proteins in skin to repair acne damaged skin and promote smooth skin texture. Simultaneously, Niacinamide prevents the excess melanin production by inhibiting the Tyrosinase enzymes.

3. Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Acid 

It is a worth considering duo for maintaining a well hydrated skin. It has multiple benefits like calming inflammation, alleviating dryness, repairing lipid barrier and hence, giving healthy looking skin. 

How to layer niacinamide? 

Well, your application will depend on the niacinamide product you are using. Applying a niacinamide toner is different from applying a serum or moisturizer with this ingredient. For the best results, follow the instructions on the product.

It's always advisable to apply leave-on niacinamide products like toners, serums, moisturizers, etc., twice a day. Bear in mind that you can have more than one niacinamide product in your skincare routine.

After cleaning and drying your skin, you can apply a niacinamide toner, then a niacinamide serum, or moisturizer. Then, you can then apply your favorite oil.

What we emphasize most is the order of layering the product. It should be:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • Oil
  • Sunscreen

Remember to start with the lightest to the heaviest . Note that heavy products can penetrate over thin ones easily.


Final thoughts

Niacinamide is a great ingredient with many benefits. It is well-tolerated, hence safe even on sensitive skin. So if your skin doesn't respond to traditional acne or brightening ingredients, consider using niacinamide.

Still unsure of where to start? Re'equil India Private Limited can help you. Reach out for any clarification or question.

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