Ready to step up your skincare game with a new skin potion? A niacinamide serum may be just what you’re looking for. It’s not as popular as Vitamin C but it’s about to be. Here’s everything you need to know about the ingredient and which serums to get.
What does niacinamide do for the skin?
Niacinamide is a multitasker! If you need something that helps balance oil, brighten hyperpigmentation, and soothe inflammation in one, this is it.
It’s a vitamin B3 that’s packed with antioxidants that hydrates the skin and fights off skin damage caused by free radicals. It also helps smooth out fine lines and calm redness. It minimizes the appearance of pores too.
What percentage niacinamide is best?
We’re used to the idea of ‘more is more’. But that doesn’t really apply in many cases. That includes the potency of ingredients in skincare products. When it comes to niacinamide in a serum, you’re gonna wanna go for anything between 2 and 10%. Any lower or higher than those will not really give you optimal results.
The best niacinamide serums in the Philippines
1. Dermorepubliq 5% Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Got sensitive skin? This one promises to give you all the benefits of niacianamide — and hyaluronic acid — without any possibility of irritation. It also has hydrating aloe vera juice and snail mucin.
2. Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum
This serum has 10% niacinamide that’s formulated to refine your skin tone and make your complexion brighter. It’s also vegan and fragrance-free.
3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
This water-based serum promises to give the skin luminosity. It’s also enriched with zinc, which helps soothe skin inflammation.
4. Klued 5% Niacinamide Serum
On top of niacinamide, this serum also has hydrating and plumping ceramide. It’s also enriched with vitamin E, which helps prevent skin barrier damage.
5. Luxe Organix Whitening Repair Serum Niacinamide 10%
If brightening is your main concern, you may want to pick this one up. Aside from niacinamide, it also has tranexamic acid that’s known for helping to fade hyperpigmentation.
6. Y.O.U. Radiance Up Antioxidant Serum
This one has a combination of brightening ingredients that promise to ward off your dark spots and uneven skin tone. In addition to niacinamide, this is also packed with SymWhite377 and licorice extract that brighten. Plus, it has Korean camellia extract that’s rich in antioxidants.
7. SOME BY MI Yuja Niacin Anti Blemish Care Serum
Want to get rid of darks spots in 30 days? This one promises to help you do that with not only niacinamide but also vitamin C from yuja (citron), glutathione and arbutin.
Which of these will you be picking up?
Looking for more additions to your skincare routine? Check these out:
- Bye, Blemishes! Here Are the Best Serums for Dark Spots
- 11 Vitamin C Serums That Will Help You Look and Stay Radiant
- These Serums Are Great For Hydrating & Soothing Dry Skin
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