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Niacinamide For Treating Redness And Spider Veins

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Ingredient: Niacinamide Product: BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Serum Erythros
  I’m obsessed with Biologique Recherche! Their products literally changed my skin! I have a pretty complicated skin type- it’s dry combination, sensitive, I suffer from psoriasis flare-ups from time to time when I’m stressed out or when I eat a lot of unhealthy food, I get hormonal pimples sometimes during that time of the month, I have very fine spider veins on my cheeks, and I suffer from slight redness on my cheeks. The last issue, I guess, comes from the fact that I do have sensitive skin.   For my specific concern about spider veins and redness, my aesthetician recommended the Serum Erythros from Biologique Recherche.   This pricey serum (it costs about $180 for a 30ml bottle) has a watery consistency and has a bit of clear reddish color. It doesn’t smell funky unlike the iconic Lotion P50. It goes on light but a bit sticky when I apply it on my face. Since it’s super light and watery, my skin absorbs it quickly. My aesthetician advised me to apply it only on areas where there’s redness, which are my cheeks, both sides of my nostrils, and a bit on my chin. I have spider veins too on the bottom part of my cheeks so I make sure I apply the serum there too.   Its 2nd ingredient on the list is Niacinamide, right after water, meaning it has a considerable amount of this Vitamin B-3 variant in it. This ingredient is known to help with treating fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne.   I’ve been using this serum for about 2 weeks now, and I notice that the redness on my cheeks have tamed down. Not only that, my skin’s texture has never been so good all my life. But I guess it’s also because of the other skincare products I use in tandem with this serum, but I think that the potent concentration of niacinamide really helps with my skin texture. I haven’t seen any improvement on my spider veins though but I have faith in it, and I believe it’ll make them disappear or minimize, at least.
May 25
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