vitamin c + niacinamide myth??
the mixing of vitamin c and niacinamide has been an extremely controversial topic! im here to debunk this myth and give some clarifications for those who didn’t know yet. many have claimed that while the two ingredients are great on their own, combining them neutralizes the effectiveness of both ingredients and it might create a substance (nicotinic acid) that leads to skin redness. however, recent research has shown that combining vitamin c and niacinamide will not lead to skin problems—in fact, this combo can lead to a wealth of skin benefits! the studies showing incompatibility between niacinamide and vitamin C date back to the early 1960s! that’s when my parents were born! anyways, these studies were off from the start because they used non-stabilized forms of both ingredients, whereas both ingredients are typically stabilized when used in modern-day cosmetics formulas. light and air don’t have the same effect on niacinamide as they do on vitamin C. what’s important for niacinamide is that the product be formulated at a pH that’s close to neutral. vitamin c (pure ascorbic acid), on the other hand, does best in a low-pH (acidic) environment. however, nicotinic acid becomes an issue only when the niacinamide and vitamin c are combined in a high-temperature environment for a long time. That temperature is higher than you’d find in most at-home scenarios, like leaving skincare products sitting outside in the sun for a couple of days. also, it’s important to point out that this concern applies only to pure vitamin c, not to its many other derivatives (like MAP, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and ascorbyl glucoside). so, to reiterate, combining ascorbic or l-ascorbic acid with niacinamide is fine. in short, any studies that show a definite issue from combining niacinamide and vitamin c were conducted in an environment that doesn’t reflect what average skin care products experience during development, manufacturing, or in real-world storage and usage. however, there is a catch: the ordinary doesn’t recommend mixing their niacinamide with any vitamin c products! this is because of the serum’s simple formulation: it doesn’t have any buffers unlike other niacinamide serums. just keep that in mind! its a bummer, i know, but you can always use vitamin c in the morning and niacinamide at night! another thing: if your product is formulated with vitamin c and niacinamide, you’re perfectly fine! all products are formulated by chemists, so they know at which percentage the reaction will take place. also: pleasee don’t mix the ordinary’s niacinamide and vitamin c powder together; you aren’t a professional chemist! (unless you are, then why are you reading this?) i hope this helped in any way, shape, or form! if it did, leave a cheer and follow for reviews and more information! i will review this serum soon :) all the info is from paula’s choice! i know that their ingredient dictionary is super sketchy but this info seems right :)
Vitamin C in skincare
Niacinamide in skincare
Get rid of redness on face
Perfect if your skincare is missing hydration!
This was one of the first products that I actually bought for the ingredient list instead of hype. WHICH IS HOW I SHOULD SHOP FOR SKINCARE. This product has antioxidants, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and allantonin. All of these ingredients are amazing for hydrating the skin and decreasing sensitivity, both totally needed for my skin! I would really say this product would be appropriate for all skin types, even oily because of the addition of niacinamide. HOWEVER those with a confirmed case (please go to a doctor for this quit self-diagnosing, guys) of malassezia (pityrosporum) folliculitis or fungal “acne” should NOT use this product as the galactomyces can feed the yeast and exacerbate the problem. This product is a little sticky feeling on the skin and feels kind of gross at first because I live in SUCH a humid tropical climate but I have adjusted to it. I did take a star for that because it says essence and feels like a quite sticky serum. No fragrance and a great balance of naturally derived products and stable lab ingredients make for an excellent product. This is a perfect inexpensive step (I got it for $17 USD on Amazon) for anyone wanting to experiment with K-Beauty but is reactive/sensitive! COSRX - Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence
COSRX-Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence
hi guys!!!!! idk if u can rlly tell but my redness has gone down a bit and I am starting to notice a slight improvement of scars. I was rlly tempted to try the Ordinary’s Niacinamide like so many of u lovely ppl have recommended but I kinda wanted to stick w my fav brand Tata Harper - and then if I wasnt noticing an improvement this was my next plan (I also dont think I am emotionally prepared for another purge session but that’s just me) but yeah I started using Tata Harper’s brightening essence and serum and I’m rlly pleased w it. It’s been maybe like 3 weeks. I use it in the morning and at night after the Clarifying Cleanser :) I’m still breaking out a little due to the mask wearing / stress but this helps calm my skin down. TATA HARPER - Concentrated Brightening Essence TATA HARPER - Concentrated Brightening Serum Im also rlly excited to try Rare Beauty “Always an Optimist 4-in-1 Mist” !!!!! this actually has Niacinamide in it which I didn’t realize before purchasing so I will let u know if this makes a difference when I get it! 💗 I’m hoping that in a mist form it will be less harsh on my skin, but just enough to the job!
TATA HARPER-Concentrated Brightening Essence
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula A very concentrated water based serum of Vitamin B3. If you want to jump straight in I would suggest you to think more about as it’s a very concentrated formula. Half people will love it (as I do) and the other half will hate it(as it can cause major breakouts. The best way is to introduce the ingredient slowly, twice a week and then increase the use. This will allow the skin to adjust and get used to it which in result will minimise the chance of hate 💙What does it do: 💙brightens 💙increases cellular turnover 💙acts as an antioxidant 💙improves skin barrier function 💙prevents trans-epidermal water loss 💙reduces inflammation (redness) 💙regulates sebum production and improves congestion I love it it, I use it in the morning after a hydrating toner, I do not use it in the evening tho. But Azelaic Acid in the evening does a decent job anyway. It makes my skin look fresh, less inflamed (red). I haven’t notice anything about breakouts as it’s still a second week of use but still it became my HG. I think I particularly love that it helps the skin barrier to function better, especially when you use actives.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum This product has helped my skin with both its sebum production and dehydration. It is more on the thicker side as a serum, it may feel greasy but it just melts in your skin and helps mattify your skin as well. It is also inexpensive compared to other niacinamide serums you can find. I had a bit of a leakage problem with my packaging but that’s was just a one time problem. If you are looking to try skincare with niacinamide in it I would recommend this product as it is gentle and has also helped with my skins redness and sensitivity.
THE inkey LIST-Niacinamide Oil Control Serum
what can watermelon do for you?🍉
hello everyone! welcome to another ingredient review💖 today were talking about watermelon ava what it can do for u!🍉 watermelon is very delicious and healthy for your body, but also healthy for your skin! its also safe for all skin types, assuming the product doesnt include other ingredients that don’t work for your skin. but, its especially good for oily skin like mine😊 here are some things it has in it that can help your skin! ￼￼soothing irritation for generations in korea, aka the home of the people who know all whem it comes to skin care, watermelon rinds have been used to soothe irritation and red skin. dermatologist anna guanche say it can help with cooling when combined with ingredients like banana 🍌 ￼￼boosting collagen the seed of the watermelon also contains a lot of important ingredients. this is good to ingest in the form of supplements or literal seeds, and you can get a similar effect from putting it on your face. they contain fatty acids, linoleic acid that plumps, oleic acid that hydrates, as well as ceramides. (this is a paraphrase from a dermatologist named harold lancer). these fatty acids and proteins within the seeds help lock in moisture. ￼￼vitamins dermatologist anna guanche says that the vitamins a and c in watermelon can revive skin and repair it after facing sun damage. lancer says that the vitamin e can help with fine lines, reduce hyperpigmentation, and help with the effects that free radicals can have. what ive been using:Fourth Ray - Watermelon Face Milk I really love this product! its very hydrating and soothing. ive noticed my acne marks that i get after every new zit are disappearing a little quicker since using it. it help reduce redness too! it is a pretty small amount for the price tho😭 source: https://www.businessinsider.com/adding-watermelon-to-your-skin-care-routine-2018-3?amp note: the things i marked as “helped my...” havent necessarily helped me personally, as i dont have things like wrinkles. but, it has helped other people with those issues. also, the product i listed may not help you if you have different issues than my skin, because i cannot verify that this specific watermelon product will help you. im just mentioning that watermelon in general can help with certain issues.
Fourth Ray-Watermelon Face Milk
I CC you Summer Fridays
What I noticed right away with this serum is that is has a lovely gentle scent! It’s just smells fresh and slightly citric without smelling like a real fragrance. It’s a regular serum consistency as its a bit thicker than a toner and is milky white. I didn’t have any reaction or irritation to this product which is huge for me! My skin has been bright and dewy and extra soft since I incorporated this into my routine. But what really gets me is that there is an actual reduction in the redness (thanks niacinamide!) and a reduction in the scarring thanks to the vitamin c! All in all I think this is a beautiful and simple way to get some necessary vitamin c! It’s the cutest little package too 🧡SUMMER FRIDAYS - CC Me Vitamin C Serum
SUMMER FRIDAYS-CC Me Vitamin C Serum
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