Haven’t found the perfect sunshield for your skin? You may want to try a sunscreen with niacinamide. This segment in the sun protection category’s slowly gaining popularity because it apparently does more than protect the skin! How true is that? Let’s find out together.
Can you use niacinamide with sunscreen?
There have been no studies or reviews saying that using niacinamide with sunscreen causes bad effects. Just make sure that if the product you’re using doesn’t have these two formulated together, you’re gonna need to use one after the other. Whether it’s a toner or a serum, niacinamide should go before sunscreen. Sun protection should always be the one to seal the deal — the last step in your morning routine.
If the product you get has them both, though, then no worries! Just apply it as indicated in the package instructions.
In theory, the two work well together because, just like SPF, niacinamide helps improve the appearance of skin aging such as hyperpigmentation and blotchiness.
Is niacinamide sunscreen good for sensitive skin?
On its own, niacinamide has been proven to be suitable even for sensitive skin. The same goes for when it’s infused in sunscreen formulations.
But it’s always smart to do a patch test before you apply a new product on your entire face. It’s also worth noting that skincare is personal and what may have worked on others may not be meant for you.
Sunscreens with niacinamide in the Philippines
If you want to give it a shot, here are a few options to consider.
1. Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Ice 3in1 Niacinamide Cooling UV Sunscreen
Aside from sun protection and anti-aging, this sunscreen also provides cooling and soothing with the help of Theracool Complex.
2. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF30
On top of shielding your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays and keeping signs of aging at bay, this sunscreen also promises to help strengthen your skin’s barrier and keep moisture intact with the help of three essential ceramides. It’s also been proven safe for those with eczema.
3. Belo SunExpert Whitening Sunscreen
This sunscreen also has Cell Protect Technology and Brightening Essence for glowing skin without sun damage. It’s also water-resistant.
4. PONDS Gluta-Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++ UV Bright
A sunscreen that helps fade dark spots in just 3 days? This one claims to be it. This also has a lightweight formula that works great for our weather.
5. Face Republic Full Bloom Sun Tint SPF50+ PA++++
Help get evened out skin tone that looks ‘blooming’ with the help of this sunscreen. It has a hint of tint too that’s perfect for no-makeup makeup days.
6. Fresh Theory hey, sunshine! niacinamide sunscreen
This sensitive-skin-friendly sunscreen beta-glucan for hydration and protection against sun damage and skin aging.
7. Y.O.U Triple UV Elixir Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
This cooling sunscreen also has soothing centella asiatica and smoothing allantoin and vitamin E for texture-free, even-toned and protected skin.
Which of these will you give a try?
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