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Introducing niacinamide in my routine 🤠

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msaganash
I posted about The Ordinary Niacinamide+Zinc a couple weeks ago and said I'd wait a bit until giving more thoughts on the product. For me, this serum was irritating and caused redness. Pretty sure my skin does not tolerate zinc so much. My skin just didn't feel great even after taking all the precautions I could based on the reviews I have read online. It's already snowing a lot where I live and I rather not keep on trying something that irritates my skin when it's going to get -35°C soonish. My rating is based on my personal experience though. Texture was ok, price point is good and I love the glass packaging. I did want to see if the zinc was the problem and I think it is. I started using the iUnik Black Snail Restore serum and it did not irritate my skin like TO did. It's formulated with snail mucin and centella asiatica, both soothing and hydrating ingredients. It is also formulated with niacinamide, so I do get the benefits (regulates oil, protects against sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation, etc.), but without the irritation TO caused to my skin. Also formulated with ingredients from black rice and black sesame which also fade hyperpigmentation and acne scars. I find it's a great way to introduce niacinamide into your routine without jeopardizing your skin so much. Only downside is that it takes longer to see results with this one. Glass packaging, costs more than TO but still a good price point and works for my oily skin.
Oct. 22, 2020
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loganadelaideI relate with you on TO. A good reason TO didn’t work me and probably didn’t work for you was probably because of the high percentage of niacinamide. Most studies show that you only need 3-5 percent niacinamide to get its benefits, some people can tolerate higher percentages but others can’t.
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