Mixing Lactic Acid with Niacinamide
Picking your Niacinamide: Choose products with at least four or five percent concentrations— which has been clinically proven to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and acne and at five percent was found to improve redness and sallowness. Things to know when mixing Niacinamide and Lactic Acids: When you mix them together, the niacinamide will raise the pH of the acid; the higher the pH, the less the skin absorbs and the less effective the products. Another problem with mixing niacinamide and acid is that it can cause redness and flushing. Not a welcoming outcome when you’re trying to beautify your skin So how do you properly layer Niacinamide and Lactic acids? 1. Apply them at different point of the day Niacinamide is non acidic and can be used with other non acidic serums and lotions with little waiting/ absorption time. Include this water based treatment before oil based serums in the morning when you’re less likely to have time to wait. When using lactic acids it is usually recommended that you wait 5-30 minutes for the product to absorb into the skin before applying other serums and lotions— maybe this routine will better suit for night time or when you have more time to unwind. 2. Apply them 30 minutes apart This way, each product have time to absorb into the skin, give your skin time to return to its normal pH and allow each product to work at its intended pH. When layering products, start with products with the lower pH (acids), allow 30 minutes and follow with your higher pH serums like niacinamide. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Dec. 2, 2020
erinewardalso give your skin some more credit, lactic acid does not completely throw off it’s pH, most likely after cleansing lactic acid brings it to about neutral for skin (5-6). it’s ok to use niacinamide and lactic acid together, unless you personally find that to be too much there are no scientific interactions with niacinamide and lactic acid.
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The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution My Favorite 😍
I see my face different, cleaner and my spots are disappearing. Recommend this two product. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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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.
Update: my acne has reduced A LOT
I’ve been a bit MIA since my last post but here is the progress of my acne. If I were to pinpoint the main reasons why, then it’s these reasons: What I did wrong: - experimenting and using alot of different products. I was in a phase where I loved trying new products and my skin did not like that I was switching products all the time. - I did not spot test new products - overloaded my skin with many products. I don’t know who needs to hear this but a 10 step routine is NOT for acne prone skin. - drank little water each day - used harsh products without re-balancing my skin with soothing products - masked almost everyday What I did to improve it: - reduce the number of products going on my skin. I now use only a max of 3 products in the morning and 5 products at night. - drank 2 litres of water every day - used a soothing pH-balanced toner - used a GENTLE chemical exfoliant - used retinol regularly - masked only every 2-3 days Some products I use in my daily routine that really helped my skin: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as an all-over exfoliant PAULA'S CHOICE - BHA 9 Treatment as a spot treatment The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to fade acne scars Products that I use every 2-3 days that helped my skin: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion (mixed with Niacinamide) to fade acne scars DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream to bring out new baby skin ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Glow Mask as a gentle exfoliating mask If you are going through something similar just know to take it SLOWLY. The skin is going through trauma and it is not an overnight success. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.
Good molecules serums
Been using this bundle for a couple weeks and I have formed enough of a impression to review it. Hylauronic acid- so I don’t think I’m a hylauronic acid person, it makes my face produce more grease because it just looks weird during the day and at the end, but hey if you’re looking to try out hylauronic then this is definitely a good way to try it’s a great price point too! Like $8 I think around there. Overnight exfoliating treatment- now I love this one especially after I wear a mask for 8 hours it does make my skin smoother and a bit brighter but you can only use it 2-3x a week and I wear a mask so often I need to exfoliate everyday I use that mask or my skin breaks out. Definitely would love if I could use it more often during the week but this was amazing I did like it a lot, worked great and was only like $12. I liked this more then the farmacy honey glow exfoliator. Niacinamide serum- I barely noticed a difference using this. My pores looked the same, I did use it before I put a mask on for work and my acne went down a bit but not enough for me to consider using is all the time. Didn’t improve my texture or anything like that but if you’re looking to try out a niacinamide serum I recommend this one. Again super cheap and it’s better to try out things when they don’t cost a lot to see if you like it or not then buying a $50 one and finding out it doesn’t really do anything. Overall it was a good set- nice and cheap just didn’t work for my skin particularly
7 Wonders of Niacinamide🧪
Hi Ya-all! Let’s talk about Niacinamide - the most talked about ingredient! 💜 We all absolutely love this all-star ingredient, but do you know what Niacinamide can actually do for you? 🤷♀️ Let me first tell you what Niacinamide actually is... This multifunctional ingredient is a water-soluble💦derivative of Niacin or Vitamin B3 and studies have shown wonderful clinical benefits of Niacinamide when applied topically. 7 of the many wonders of this power ingredient are: Niacinamide... 1. Minimizes pores and regulates sebum production preventing your glands from going into override🧖♀️ 2. Hydrates💦and Strengthens💪🏻Skin Barriers; helping skin in retaining moisture. By doing so, this ingredient becomes beneficial for all skin types, even sensitive skin! 3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles after prolonged use by increasing collagen synthesis! 4. Fights hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Studies have shown that using 5% niacinamide concentrations can be beneficial in lightening dark spots. 5. Protects skin from UV rays☀️ and off sets negative impact of pollution 😷 6. Increases toleration to retinoids🧪 7. Reduce inflammation and can help ease redness from Rosacea and Eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions Niacinamide can be used in the morning☀️with your vitamin C 🍋and Azaleic acid! I typically use it in the evening🌙 with my favorite retinol for synergistic benefits! Please remember, without SPF, all your efforts to fix skin issues will go down the drain. So Sunscreen is an absolute must every single day!!! (Read my post on Sunscreens to know the best sunscreens for all skin types) There are so many products that contain niacinamide in the market. I picked the ones that I’ve used and are easily available with great ingredients. Products shown in the post 1.The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 2. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum Be sure to look into how to layer your Niacinamide with other products in your skincare routine so you can determine where this gem fits best 🙌 #cheriepartner
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Current morning & night routine ☀️🌙
Hey beauties! I wanted to share my current skin routine for morning & night, since I've updated it with some new products that I'm enjoying and it's been working for me. Hope it works for you too! :) ☀️Morning: 1. I typically don't wash my face since all I did was sleep and I do this routine pretty soon after I wake up. So the first step is really to use almost a whole pump of OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum on my whole face 2. Then I use about a dime sized amount of myKiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream 3. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom goes on my lips - I prefer either fig, birthday, berry or coconut 4. Volia! That's easy :) 🌙Evening: 1. Cleanse my face in the shower using a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser 2. After my shower, I sometimes use my facial roller (it's SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Rollerand Idk what to rate it as since it's the only one I have) 3. Next is the serum - depending on what's the issue; if it's acne:Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, redness and/or irritation: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum, or just feels ok / needs a little something to smooth out or be more hydrated: TATCHA - The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment 4. If I want to use an eye cream, I go with the Ole Henriksen banana bright eye creme from this set: OLE HENRIKSEN - Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set it's a half size one and the set is only $40 5. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom again because it's hydrating enough for me (yes my lips do get dry since they're a little chapped when I wake up, but I don't think I necessarily need a lip mask) 6. Of course, the last step is a facial spray, and it's always my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spraybc I can't live without it. In case you're curious, the total price for my routine is $363!! (that includes all the products I mentioned) 🤯
Current night routine 🌙
I wanted to share my current night routine for my skin, starting with when I shower, because it's really been working for me: 1. In the shower, I use a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser to tighten pores, get rid of any gunk on my face, and to brighten. 2. After I'm done showering, my blood pressure tends to go up because of circulation improving, so I get in my pajamas and apply Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum to calm any redness. Then I brush my teeth. 3. Next, I spray a little bit of Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray all over and roll my face using my SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Roller 4. I roll my face using the wide end, starting with my left cheekbone and go to the jawline while going in lines/diagonals on my cheeks. Then I do my forehead by going horizontally - the top first and moving down, focusing on my brow bones (bc of sinuses, same with cheekbones and undereyes), next is the right cheek same as the left, then chin, sides of nose & undereyes w/ small end, and I finish by going in lines like a fern - but the branches/stems, not the little leaves. starting in one spot, going out, and coming back but going to different spots each time until I get that area covered - I make 5 lines on both cheeks and forehead using this method. It's difficult to describe tbh - center between my eyes / middle of brow, for cheeks its by my ear opening) 5. After my face is all cooled off, I put on a dime-sized amount of either Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream or Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream and lather it all over onto my face and neck. 6. Don't forget your lips! I use either my birthday, coconut, or my recent fave - the fig Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 7. The last step is to spray some more of my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray but I also have two other sprays - YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandhaand TATCHA - Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Thx for reading ! 😊
Good Molecules better than The Ordinary!?
Good Molecules niacinamide serum VS The Ordinary niacinamide serum..... I personally think Good Molecules niacinamide serum is 100x better than The Ordinary niacinamide serum. I will list my reasons below. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I used an entire bottle of this with only a slight difference. it did Start to help my redness, but did nothing for my pores, sebum production, or my sebatious filaments. once I got about half way through the bottle it started to get really sticky. it was always tacky,but it had gotten much worse for some reason. Also once I was half way through the bottle it started to pill under everything and anything I put on top of it no matter how long I let it sink in. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum With this product I felt a difference after the first application. when I woke up in the morning I could feel the main difference in the sebatious filaments on my chin & around my mouth. this may sound crazy, but it felt like they were drying up, or something like that. I can tell a difference in them, which is what matters. it's also made a big dent in my redness. so in conclusion, I truly prefer The Good Molecules niacinamide serum over The Ordinary niacinamide serum. I still do want to try the one from the inkey list, but I love the Good Molecules one so much, idk if I should even bother.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Not the niacinamide serum for me
I love niacinamide as an ingredient but not all niacinamide serums work for me. A classic example of this is the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% . I first tried this when the ordinary first released itself. I had no idea what niacinamide was at the time so I blindly purchased this because of its cheap price and the promise of helping with oiliness, pores, and acne. The actives in this serum are 10% niacinamide to reduce blemishes, congestion, and brighten the skin, while the 1% zinc pca is supposed to regulate excess sebum activity. This has a gel texture that feels a bit slimy. It dries down pretty quick but leaves a tacky finish. This didn’t work for me back then because it pilled so badly under everything. The only time I noticed minimal pilling was when I just used only this after cleansing followed by a moisturizer. Otherwise, this was terrible to layer under other products. This also left a stinging sensation on my skin which can even be felt when layering something else on top. The stinging went away after a couple minutes but it was still uncomfortable because it occurred every time I used it. My last gripe with this was it broke me out badly and caused my skin to become drier which can be a side effect of zinc pca. I stopped using this back then and only decided to revisit it recently to see if my experience would be different since I’m much more knowledgeable about ingredients now. Plus, I also wanted to compare it all the newer niacinamide serums that I’ve used since then. But unfortunately, nothings changed. The same problems I had before with this product remained. It was ok at first but after a couple days, I started breaking out and my skin felt more dry and sensitive. I’ve got my answer now so I won’t ever be revisiting this product again. There’s just so many other alternatives out there nowadays. If this works for you then please continue using it. I just wanted to share my own experiences and thoughts on this product. Feel free to share your own thoughts on this below. Do you love this or did you experience something similar to me? Rating: 2/5🌟 #CherieCreator #TheOrdinary
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% +HA peeling solution . If your skin is on the sensitive side or like me you’re looking for a more gentle AHA whilst using retinoids then this is the one ! This formulation contains 10% Lactic Acid and 2% hyaluronic acid to offer gentle exfoliation, it also contains Tasmanian Pepperberry to reduce any inflammation or sensitivity that are often associated with AHA’s . This leaves my skin soft and supple with any textural irregularities solved . I apply this after cleansing and toning before heavier serums and it fits in my routine perfectly ☺️ safe to say this has become a staple in my routine , I shall continue to use this going forward . It’s gentle enough to use every evening if you wish , I usually use this 2 -3 x a week and that’s been working really well for my skin . I will probably still use the AHA peeling solution once in a while when needed. But once a month tops for me . 🦋
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Guess Which One Is The Game Changing Niacinamide Serum?😆😆
Every one talks about Niacinamide these days. I bought two hyped Niacinamide products, just to see which one is better. They are The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Hylamide - Pore Control which also contains 10% niacinamide. Both of these products are from the same company. As for price, both of te 2 products are quite affordable. TO-$5.90 for 30ml Hylamide-$14 for 30ml Effects: The Ordinary Niacinamide focuses on minimizing the appearance of pores and oil control (it's especially suitable for oily skin), while Hylamide Pore Control focuses more on minimizing the appearance of pores and moisturizing (for dry skin). I almost finished them in just two to three weeks. Experience: Niacinamide irritates a little but it's tolerable, and it doesn't cause allergies or skin reactions. Hylamide Pore Control feels better and does a much better job at moisturizing and minimizing the appearance of pores compared with The Ordinary Niacinamide. I will definitely repurchase Hylamide Pore Control. I have dry skin, so the oil control effect of The Ordinary Niacinamide is not really useful for me. I prefer Hylamide Pore Control. Hylamide is originally a higher grade product compared with The Ordinary series of products. If you're after a better result and feeling, you can try buying the Hylamide or NIOD series of products, but if price is your main concern, try The Ordinary. I hope this is helpful, if you have any question, let me know🙂🙂
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
WHICH NIACINAMIDE IS BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN?
So NIACINAMIDE has become very popular in the skincare community, as we all know. We have so many different formulations to choose from. But we need just the perfect one to suit our skin type. There are a handful that I love but I’m just going to go over these two today. THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum suitable for dry to normal skin but can be used for all skin types doesn’t give the “tacky, sticky” feeling to your skin formulated with hyaluronic acid, helping you get plump and hydrated skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% suitable for oily/ combo skin but can be used for all skin types lightweight, watery texture, easily absorbed (leaves me with a sticky feeling but it goes away as I proceed with the rest of my skincare routine) I actually have been reaching for the Inkey List version more nowadays. I love that it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, giving me that extra moisture that I need while using a retinoid.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc Serum Review
[PRODUCT REVIEW] Serum The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% What You Need to Know: Cruelty free Fragrance free Alcohol free Silicone free Nuts free Gluten free Vegan Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) 10% Zinc 1% My Personal Experience: I did not realize how much this serum has helped my skin until I ran out and stopped using it for a few days. My skin was much more oily and therefore dull as the sebum oxidized on my face. Now it’s a staple in my morning routine. This serum is lightweight, easy to spread, and creates an almost matte finish after applying. I do find that if I use too much it can become sticky or soapy. For me, 2 or 3 drops are enough for my entire face even plus neck area. I want to be transparent about my situation. I’m 23 years old, living on the east coast, with no major skin issues. My skin isn’t very sensitive. My main concerns are oiliness, enlarged pore at the center of my face (genetic + bc I’m oily), a bit of redness of my cheeks (mostly bc of acne in my teenage years) and occasional pimples. I use acids at night plus weekly more intense mask treatments so I’ve built up my skin tolerance for actives. I like this serum a lot for my morning routine because niacinamide is a multi-tasker and I like my morning routine simple. It is an antioxidant. It helps with pores and oiliness. Honestly that’s enough for me in the morning. I’ve used maybe 3 or 4 bottles of this with many moisturizers, primers, and foundations, and luckily for me it works under all of those. Since I started using niacinamide, even my asian mom began to compliment my skin once in a while 😳. I get pimples less often and my complexion is brighter. It can be a little bit dry during winter, like my skin feels tight after applying it. But as long as I switch to a more hydrating moisturizer or add something like hyaluronic acid it works perfectly. I do want to point out that this specific formulation contains zinc, therefore making it more suitable for people with oilier skin and pimples. Also, I have read that a lot of people find this formula a bit irritating. So if your skin is on the drier or more sensitive side, I’m not sure this will be the right niacinamide for you. There are a lot of other products on the market that has niacinamide. And there are a lot of people sharing their experience with different niacinamide products. If you’re interested in trying out niacinamide, there are a lot of resources online for you to read. Hope you find your perfect ingredient and product. ⭐️ Final Tips: I believe (after doing my own research) that niacinamide is quite stable and can be used both AM and PM. But wear SPF everyday. Always. ☀️ In terms of layering actives, there are a lot of resources online and you should always research for you own specific conditions to avoid irritation.🌱
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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