Niacinamide- Is this skincare ingredient it worth the hype?

If there has ever been a skincare ingredient that suits, improves and perfects all skin types: it’s niacinamide.

Commonly known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin, part of the Vitamin B group, that our body needs but doesn’t naturally produce. Although it is important to our overall health, niacinamide has been found to be especially helpful when it comes to perfecting the skin.

Is it worth the hype?

Known to reduce inflammation, clear acne, soothe and hydrate the skin, niacinamide is a multi-tasker that definitely deserves the current hype!

Perfect for those with acne or rosacea, it works to soothe irritation and inflammation, taking down any signs of redness to leave skin looking and feeling calm. It’s these same properties that mean niacinamide is a wonderful ingredient for those suffering with hyper-pigmentation because it work to even out skin tone and texture.

The benefits don’t stop there. Dry and mature skin types can also benefit from a routine that includes niacinamide, due to its natural collagen and ceramide-stimulating properties. Ceramides work to protect skin against external aggressors, and we all know that collagen is the foundation to plump and youthful skin.

Whatever your skin type, Niacinamide can help to improve the appearance of your complexion. Keep reading for our top niacinamide picks that deserve a spot on your skincare shelf!

Our top niacinamide serums and treatments

  1. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml
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    The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

    The Ordinary are known for their effective range of skincare products that shine a spotlight on a single ingredient. Their Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% played a huge part in getting this hero ingredient noticed.

    Enriched with Zinc Salt to regulate sebum production, this serum works to minimise discolouration, while promoting a clear complexion. It also works to minimise blemishes and refine texture– two key issues acne-prone skin types generally suffer from.

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  2. asap Super B Complex 30ml
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    asap Super B Complex 30ml

    Flaking skin or dry patches have nothing on the asap Super B Complex, which nourishes the complexion and alleviates these concerns for supple skin.

    Classified as a ‘skin booster’, the asap Super B Complex also has a multitude of other benefits for your complexion. After applying just two pumps of this gel-like formula to the face, once or twice daily, you’ll begin to notice that your skin takes on new radiance and a healthy glow. It also firms, increases elasticity and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while a high concentration of niacinamide works to stimulate collagen production.

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  3. Medik8 Blemish SOS Treatment 15ml
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    Medik8 Blemish SOS Treatment 15ml

    Breakouts beware, Medik8’s Blemish SOS Treatment helps to visibly reduce imperfections in 24 hours. While spot treatments are a god send, most leave some kind of colour or dry residue on the skin, meaning they’re impossible to wear on a day-to-day basis. We love this guy for its clear formula that’s completely undetectable (on its own and even under makeup)

    Fortified with exfoliating salicylic acid and our hero- niacinamide, it helps to diminish the appearance of imperfections, resulting in a clarified, healthy-looking complexion.

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  4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) 40ml
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    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) 40ml

    A cult classic in the beauty industry, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ is renowned for its skin clearing and calming properties. Fortified with a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients including Naicinamide and Salicylic Acid, Effaclar Duo+ can be used as a daily moisturiser for oily, acne-prone skin types or as a spot treatment for those with dry skin.

    After continued use you’ll notice that the skin looks and feels clear, with less breakouts and improved pore size.

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