Best Niacinamide Serums 2021

With many skincare experts and enthusiasts considering niacinamide one of the holy-grail products for your routine, it’s no surprise that this popular vitamin has spawned plenty of incredible products. From concentrated, simple serums to products designed to brighten and smooth your skin, this unique vitamin is everywhere – and it’s well worth trying out to have your skin looking better than ever.

What are the benefits of niacinamide for skin?

Otherwise known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide has two specific benefits. Firstly, it makes your skin brighter and smoother, helping to rid your face of fine lines for a youthful and beautiful complexion. If you’re looking to add a versatile skincare product to your routine, chances are niacinamide is a great bet for you if fine lines and dull skin are your concern. Secondly, for anyone that struggles with acne or blemishes, niacinamide can be an excellent way to clear your skin gently and effectively. Hormonal breakouts and maskne? Not with this vitamin putting up a fight.

Which are the best niacinamide serums 2021?

1. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula 30ml
2. asap Super B Complex 30ml
3. Dermalogica Active Clearing AGE Bright Clearing Serum 30ml
4. Alpha-H Vitamin B with Copper Tripeptide Serum 25ml
5.NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate Serum 15ml

5 niacinamide serums to include in your skincare routine


If you love skincare, you’re likely already well-versed on The Ordinary – well known for their lost-cost, highly effective and pure serums and skincare products. The Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula is no exception to that rule, with a potent combination of Vitamin B3 and Zinc to specifically target blemishes and clogged-up skin. The addition of Zinc adds even more of a boost to battle breakouts, for beautifully clear skin.

If you happen to have issues with oiliness, acne or breakouts, this serum is the ultimate addition to your skincare routine. Apply every morning before you moisturise, and watch those blemishes disappear. Did we mention that this product is also alcohol-free, silicone-free and vegan? If not, now you know.


Looking for a luxurious super serum that does everything in one bottle? Then the asap Super B Complex might appeal. With a whole host of powerful active ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), B5 and B9, this serum does plenty for your skin without feeling heavy or clogging on your pores. In fact, your skin might feel more hydrated, rejuvenated and clear than it ever has before.

This particular serum is designed to provide radiance and clarity, leaving your skin free of unsightly pigmentation and as smooth and even as possible. Niacinamide is also used to boost collagen production, for more youthful skin that’s plumped and fully hydrated. Apply in the morning or evening following cleansing, and you’ll soon be seeing the rewards.


This multi-tasking serum is packed with great ingredients to not only clear skin but reduce the signs of ageing too – the ideal choice for anyone that spends hours outside in the Aussie summer sun. Dermalogica Active Clearing AGE Bright Clearing Serum contains both niacinamide and salicylic acid to exfoliate and brighten the skin for excellent all-round results. White shiitake mushroom is also included to help even the skin tone even further.

Best applied as part of a full Dermalogica skincare routine, this serum can be used before moisturising twice a day or once a day, depending on your specific needs. If you’re after a product that manages those nasty breakouts while also accelerating cell turnover to reduce the appearance of ageing, this product has got you covered.


A combination of niacinamide, copper peptide, chia seeds and ferulic acids make up the rich and unique formula of the Alpha-H Vitamin B with Copper Tripeptide Serum. Specifically designed to improve your skin by protecting your cells and improving internal regeneration, this serum is packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins to encourage your skin to be clean, clear, and hydrated from within.

Apply two or three drops each morning following cleansing and follow with a moisturiser for best results. This serum is especially ideal for those with dehydrated, sun-damaged, or prematurely-aged skin, though it’s suitable for just about any skin type – and has plenty of benefits too. Sign us up.


Struggling with eye contour ageing, or sick of lines and dark circles ruining your day? The highly targeted NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate Serum is formulated to combat those issues, with a delicate and advanced serum designed specifically for the eye area. Niacinamide is just one of the 28 clinical technologies used to make this little bottle as potent and effective as possible.

Apply twice a day around the eye area – including the eyelids – to see results when it comes to the texture, evenness and pigmentation around your eyes. You may even see the effects three days in, though it can take up to 8 weeks for your eyes to get all the benefit. If targeted products are your kind of thing, you’ll love this one.

How do I add niacinamide into my routine?

Niacinamide is one of the easiest vitamins to add to your routine. It’s incredibly versatile and not damaging, which means it works for just about any skin type or skin complaint. You can apply it as part of a serum routine both solo or with other formulas and ingredients, or you can find it already included in a range of different creams. Niacinamide’s excellent all-rounder potential makes it both affordable and effective, especially with the Aussie weather causing a whole host of different skin problems year-round.

Ready to get in a routine?

If you don’t know where to start with adding niacinamide to your skincare routine, the RY team would be happy to help. Get in touch with us via our IG Account! and we’d be more than happy to help you find a solution that works for you. Or take a look at our serums and creams on RY  to find something you love!



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A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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