Discover the benefits of the Niacinamide Serum, learn whether it's the right serum for you and find out how you can incorporate it into your routine to maximise the effects.
What's in the Niacinamide Serum?
The Niacinamide Serum is made up of a high concentration (10%) of Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, and additional Zinc (1%). The formulation is oil-free, alcohol-free and silicone-free.
Vitamin B3 is known to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion, whilst balancing your natural sebum levels for a shine-free complexion. It improves the skin's barrier function, preventing the skin from losing water and protecting it from pollutants and irritants, making it particularly gentle on skin. It improves skin texture and smoothness, whilst calming any breakouts and reducing excess oils.
Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, commonly used to treat burns and scars and fight against free radicals. It also encourages collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Who is this serum best for?
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum is particularly good for those who suffer from rosacea and redness on the skin as it can help soothe irritation and even out the skin tone.
It's also good for those who are prone to breakouts and have oily skin, as it can calm breakouts, reduces the appearance of spots and rebalances oil levels. However, if you suffer from acne, The Ordinary recommend you use their Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion instead.
When should I use it in my routine?
If you feel like the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum is right for your skin, it's important you know how and when to use it to maximise the benefits. This serum is water-based, and should be applied before any heavier oils and creams at both morning and evening times to feel the full effects.
You can browse through the Regimen Guide as set out by The Ordinary, to see how all of their products work alongside each other and how best to build your routine.
Using Niacinamide Serum alongside Vitamin C
When building your routine, it is possible to find ingredients which are both beneficial to your skin, but when applied together they can counteract with each other for adverse effects. This is the case with Niacinamide and Vitamin C.
Vitamin C has many benefits on the skin, including improving uneven skin tones and fighting against pigmentation, so you may want to use both of these ingredients. However, Niacinamide can minimise the benefits of Vitamin C when applied together.
You can still use both of these ingredients, however, it's important you apply them at alternate times. We recommend you apply the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum in the morning and your Vitamin C product in the evening.
If you're suffering from inflamed skin, pigmentation, and breakouts, the Niacinamide Serum might just be the best option for you. You can browse the entire range of skincare products from The Ordinary on Adore Beauty to begin building a routine which works for your skin.