niacinamide- the ingredient for ALL skin types!
(note: what i am listing for what it has helped me with isnt what its helped me with personally, but what it can help anyone with. i dont have wrinkles, but this product can help others reduce their wrinkles.) first and foremost, i wanna say that just because this is for all skin types doesnt mean it works for everyone. everyones skin is different and everyone can have reactions to anything. but, this ingredient is able to help all skin types! its pretty unlikely you will have a bad reaction to it as well since its a form of an essential nutrient. niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, which is a necessary micronutrient. it has many benefits, and therefore can be used for all skin types. some of its benefits are as listed:
it helps build keratin, a protein that keeps your skin firm. this can help with aging skin.
it helps build a ceramide barrier, which can help retain moisture. retaining moisture is important for all skin, even oily!
it helps fight inflammation
it can minimize your pores
it can help to regulate oil production
it protects your skin from UV rays
it can help treat dark spots and acne scars
it can minimize wrinkles
it can protect your skin from outside stressors such as toxins and sunlight
it can treat acneso as you can see, this is one of the most versatile ingredients for all skin types!! its really amazing snd has worked wonders for my skin. i have been using this treatment: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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Jul. 10, 2020
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Why does my skin react different night vs day?
Over the years I have gone through hundreds of products figuring out what works for me. I have finally found a good set of products that I love, but sometimes when I use certain products in the daytime (such as Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil and certain facemasks, I breakout so much worse than I do when I use the same exact product at night! I am confused by this so I have been wondering if it’s related to my oil levels throughout the day or what? Should I be using more drying products in the day time and hydrating at night? The only ones that really work for me day and night are The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and THE BODY SHOP - Jumbo Tea Tree Oil although I know Hyram has said oils are not for the face
getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide + zinc 1%
Niacinamide is great for reducing oil and sebum production in the skin. Niacinamide is also a brightening agent which will help calm down redness and irritation in the skin. The zinc will also help reduce redness and ideation in the skin. - I like to use this product a couple times a week. After using this product for about 4 months I have seen less redness in my skin. This product really helps my acne scars and I notice that the spots go away within a couple of days. I’m almost out of this product and I already have a back up.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
My favourite 2020 cult classic | 😱👏🏻🔑
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% We all know by now that The Ordinary and their clean, well-priced, no filler line is here to stay. This product seems to have blown up almost overnight, taking the stage and being crowned 2020's most cult coveted skincare item (a close second to Cerave face wash due to Hyram's own fame)...and for good reason. Their Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum is incredible. I use this guy as part of my night time routine and my pores have been obsessed with it for nearly two years now. What I love about it: ✨ Niacinamide, particularly when partenered with zinc, is a tough match for visible pores, blemishes, and oily little sebum glands who leave those annoying bumps on our faces. ✨ This stuff is gentle but effective. Suitable for many skin types, it doesn't leave a residue for those with oily spots, but won't leave you dried out, and has a low risk of causing irritation. ✨ Niacinamide is also effective in brightening skin tone, so not only will you be removing acne and reducing pore size, but this powerhouse can also help brighten up dark spots and deeper scarring. Truly a one hit wonder that covers all bases. ✨ Zinc, while in lower quantity in this product, is super important for your skin. It's an active anti-inflammatory that assists in protecting and regenerating your precious collagen. It can be a game changer when it comes to wound healing, so slathering it onto blemishes that got a little irritated is key. This stuff has been flying off of shelves and out of stock at Sephora more often than not, but absolutely try to get your hands on it. You'll be happy you did, and despite a possible short-term purging stage when you're becoming acquainted, it'll end up the most loyal skincare BFF you have. 👯♀️ Have you guys tried this out? What do you think? How about any other 2020 cult favs or Hyram-approved products? 💊
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Brighten dark spots💫OVERNIGHT💫
I'm sure like most of you, there are very few products that make a real difference for me overnight, and have earned high status in my skincare repertoire as repurchases and "holy grail" items. This Vitamin C, has. 🤍 Literally overnight I see a significant reduction in dark spots. After 5 days, my skin is smoother, more even, and has a glow. 🤍 Some important things to know about this product: it's quite strong. Like all products please patch test on yourself and start out slow. I love mixing this with my collagen serum to dilute it a bit. If you are new to acids, I would not use this on night when you are using a strong acid exfoliator if your skin is not used to strong products. If you're an avid acid user, I still would not double up this with an acid more than 1x/week. it will sting if you have any breakouts or open wounds. Sometimes this even stings a bit when I use it after an exfoliating mask. Again, start slow. This is not a daytime Vitamin C. The texture is oily and a bit gritty. I don't mind this at all at night but don't recommend this during the day. How I apply: Cleanse➡️toner or essence➡️Vit C + collagen serum➡️[wait 5+ minutes to let it absorb bc like I said it's a bit oily]➡️ night cream or oil. I've been using this in my routine for years now and I highly, highly recommend. For me, it's perfect to use every few weeks or so, whenever I've had some breakouts or spots that need fading, or before a big event to really improve my skin's tone. The best part, it's so affordable and lasts so long. If you're going to pick up this product and take anything away from this long post, start slow and dilute with a night cream or serum to help your skin acclimate and reduce any stinging. 💕 The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA “Alpha Arbutin reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation. It's used at a high 2% concentration versus a standard concentration of 1% and supported with a next-generation form of Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced delivery. Alpha Arbutin is much stronger in effect than Arbutin or Beta Arbutin." I got this in the winter and I have been using it off and on; it's practically empty now. This texture is very sticky and tacky on the skin. I always put my SPF lotion/moisturizer after so the feeling goes away. I like this serum because it's compatible with many active ingredients! For example, I would use this with my vitamin C derivative serum. I like this serum because it has hyaluronic acid but I don't think the serum itself lightening my hyperpigmentation. It may be because my acne scarring is very deep (it's only dark spots not ice pick/rolling scars). With the combination of vitamin c or any skin brightening agent, I think this serum would work better. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Azelaic Acid is produced naturally by yeast that lives on normal skin. It brightens the skin tone while visibly improving the evenness of skin texture and reducing the look of blemishes. It is a multi-functional support ingredient for all skin types and also acts as an effective antioxidant. This formula offers a very high 10% concentration of high-purity Azelaic Acid in a lightweight cream-gel system." I got this the same time as the alpha arbutin and I stopped using it when I received my curology formula in March. I have been using this again (the last month or so) and it's almost empty! I really like what azelaic acid does to my skin (especially acne)! There are not many products with azelaic acid even though there should be! This formula is a little gritty when putting on the skin and gives it a mattifying look. I typically used it after a vitamin c/niacinamide/alpha arbutin serum. Because this has silicone, it reduces the look of pores so I like using it in the AM before my SPF lotion and makeup! My skin is acne-prone so I'm wary about the silicone in this product. However, I do like reaping the benefits of azelaic acid so I just purchased Paula's Choice Azelaic Acid Booster! Update on that product will be coming eventually! Also, one last thing: these two products were on a regimen guide for pigmentation issues on the Ordinary’s website! This is why I purchased them in the first place :-)
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
One of The Ordinary’s most popular serums
Let’s talk about one of the Ordinary’s most popular serums for acne-prone or oily skin, The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This is quickly becoming one of my favorite serums I have ever used, simply for its effectiveness and affordability. The Ordinary’s skincare line has been taking the internet by storm lately and there are recommendations for this serum everywhere, especially if you have oily skin like me. But what does this combination of Niacinamide & Zinc actually do for your skin? I’m going to talk about so of the key benefits of this serum, how it has changed my skin, and why I will continue to keep this serum in my routine. Firstly I love the Ordinary’s approach to skincare and what the company stands for which is no-frills, affordable, active-ingredient based skincare that focuses on ingredient based education rather than vague promises of products that will magically improve your skin. But let’s be honest, at first this line is incredibly intimidating since all the products are listed with their actives as the title. This can be very off putting at first especially when just getting into skin care. I’ll admit it does take some time to learn about the products and recommendations, which is why I want to clear up a few things about this serum and what Niacinamide can realistically do for your skin. ✨Niacinamide is a multi-benefit active ingredient that can help regulate sebum production, which is the oily substance that produces on the surface of your skin which can lead to pimples works as an anti-inflammatory that helps with redness and can even help soothe eczema it can help minimize pore appearance and overall texture of the skin can increase cell turnover reducing acne it helps hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Which is a fancy way of saying it stops pigmentation from reaching the outer layers of your skin cells. it also helps boosts the natural barrier on your skin that aids in protecting the skin from harmful environmental effects and chemicals ✨ By now this product may be starting to sound like a miracle worker, and in my experience it is to some extent. In my years dealing with oily skin and outbreaks I have never come across a product that helped regulate my oily skin as much as this serum has. Within the first application I noticed my skin was way less oily during the day than without this product. Without this serum normally I would need to use oil absorbing papers and reapply my makeup at least once a day, but this product changed all of that! ✨ As far as the other benefits that this serums boasts I have seen some improvement in my skins texture and it definitely has helped lighten the dark spots left behind by my acne. I have also been breaking out less and less with continued use. I will be repurchasing this bottle when I run out for sure. Let me know what you guys think of this product! ☺️
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Quick Guide To Using Niacinamide For Bright Skin
For someone like me who has combination skin and plenty of dark marks, niacinamide is definitely heaven-sent. Niacinamide is basically vitamin B3 in its active form. This ingredient is known to ease redness, lighten dark spots, and minimize pore appearance. Currently, I use niacinamide products regularly as part of my night routine. Prior to using this, I was using AHA products for the micro peel effect, but I stopped because I read on several blogs that niacinamide and AHA can’t be used together. So, how do I use niacinamide on my skin? I actually have two products containing this ingredient: an essence and a serum. After washing my face and applying toner, I use my palms to apply Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence. Next, I follow it up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I then apply eye cream to my eye area to prevent wrinkles. Lastly, I use my favorite night cream to leave my skin moisturized overnight. Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence is a lightweight essence that gets absorbed quickly into the skin. TO Niacinamide serum is a crowd-favorite for a reason – it’s very effective in brightening up the skin and lightening any hyperpigmentation. That said, some people have reported getting breakouts or other adverse products from this serum, so check the ingredients list first if you happen to be sensitive to an ingredient or two. 💋💋💋💋💋 5 out of 5 kisses for Niacinamide! I’ve been using niacinamide products for a good part of the year now and I’ve seen some noticeable differences in my skin. Niacinamide helped my skin go from dull to bright in just a short period of time. Say bye-bye to dark spots with this HG-worthy ingredient!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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