1 oz/ 30 ml
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Why Cherie Love ItIf you are troubled by oiliness and pores, this product would be the one for you. With high-strength formula, this well-worth money serum helps relieve redness, reduce pores, and balance visible aspects of sebum activities.
Why It's Special“Magic in a bottle, I swear. Cleared and brighten my skin within days. And it’s so cheap. I’ll be buying this for life!”
What It IsNiacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary is a water-based vitamin and mineral formula with 10% niacinamide and 1% zinc PCA. This water-based serum is great for those looking for solutions for visible shine / enlarged pores / textural irregularities.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
NIACINAMIDE RIBOSIDE CHLORIDE
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
NIACINAMIDE explained! $6 serums worth trying!
Try these $6 serums to reap the many benefits of niacinamide! Hey everyone! I’m sure you’ve heard and seen so much about 𝙉𝙄𝘼𝘾𝙄𝙉𝘼𝙈𝙄𝘿𝙀 lately. It seems like every new skincare product has it and the niacinamide serums are selling like crazy. 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐞? Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It’s the latest trend in skincare, but has been used in skincare for a very long time. It has many benefits from helping acne, repairing skin, smoothing fine lines.. the list goes on. You can find it as it’s own serum or as a main ingredient along with other powerhouse ingredients. 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 locks in moisture; helps build a lipid barrier. prevents environmental damage + protects from environmental stressors and pollution. minimizes pores reduces inflammation; helps redness w/ acne and eczema. regulates oil production. rebuilds skin cells protects against sun damage & skin cancer. ( you still need SPF) helps hyperpigmentation (not to a vitamin c extent, but can help lighten spots a bit) minimizes fine lines and wrinkles *yes plz* helps acne! Overtime a decrease in breakouts. 𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣 2 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙪𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙨. 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣: I have incorporated Niacinamide into my skincare routine for the last 3 months and I have noticed + a decrease in breakouts. + less oily skin + huge change in my pores, way less visible around my nose and cheeks. + less eczema than usual for this time of the year for me. 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙩? For the most part, yes... Some people do have a sensitivity to niacinamide and can break out from it. If you start to break out different than your normal while using it, I suggest taking it out of your routine to see if it is not a match for your skin. 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙉𝙞𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙧𝙮: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Since I’ve switched to this “holy grail” my skin has drastically improved. It also includes Zinc which helps with acne as well. $5.90 a price that is TOO good. Sold at Ulta and Sephora. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum Another great serum! I’ve used this one before and it works almost just as well as the ordinary. It is also %10 niacinamide. The brand also has an amazing niacinamide toner! $6 online at good molecules. Both of these serums are 10% niacinamide. Studies have shown that 2-5% works very effectively so you don’t need such a high percentage. #cheriepartner #cheriecreator
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Tips & Tricks To Glowing Skin
One of my biggest skin issues is dullness. Aside from the complication that is combination skin, I really dislike how lackluster my complexion can be sometimes. It can be really noticeable in photos which is part of the reason why I’m not really fond of taking selfies. What really helped me achieve a nice glow is niacinamide and glycolic acid. I discovered this by searching for skincare guides online and trying out different products. Honestly, I was a bit scared to experiment at first but I was also really excited, especially when I started seeing the effects. Simply put, glycolic acid strips away all my dead skin, revealing the fresh skin underneath. Meanwhile, niacinamide gradually lightens my dark spots. This results in fresh, glowing skin. It’s an amazing combination that really made my skin change for the better. I’m using a total of five products for my ‘glowing skin’ routine: 1. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 2. Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence 3. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 4. Mimi White AHA Serum 5. PASSION & BEYOND - Phyto Aqua Cream Take note that I don’t use all of this within the same routine. That’s because not all of them are compatible with each other, specifically niacinamide and AHA. Using them in the same routine can cause flushing and redness. In addition, it will also raise the pH of the AHA which will make it less effective. It’s simply not worth using them together. For instance, I use TO Glycolic Toner, Nacific Phyto Niacin Essence, and TO Niacinamide Serum at night. Meanwhile, in the mornings when I’m not planning to go out, I take one scoop of Phyto Aqua Essence into my palm and add a few drops of AHA serum. When I do have to go out, I don’t use the AHA serum because it can increase my chances of getting sunburned. Try these products and see if they work for you too! 💋
PASSION & BEYOND- Phyto Aqua Cream
❓WHAT ARE SEBACEOUS FILAMENTS? ❓
There are these little dots in the pores around your nose that are hard, sometimes pop out of your skin, and they always reappear. But they aren’t blackheads, because they aren’t black on top. But these annoying little plugs are the predecessors to blackheads, if left long enough to oxidize. So what is it then? These guys are called sebaceous filaments and they are a normal and healthy (if slightly unsightly) part of skin! These filaments are thin, hair-like structures that line the inside of pores that help transport sebum to the skin’s surface. Sebum is the oil our skin produces that keeps it from drying out. Excessive sebum production and blockage causes most forms of acne. I made two little infographics to show an up close of these lil dudes. Filaments can harden, resulting in the little plugs What can I do to reduce them? The first thing we need to recognize is that you can’t get rid of them, as they are necessary to skin health. What we can do is reduce any excessive filaments, like the ones that start poking out of your skin. Key product ingredients include - Salicylic Acid: goes into pores and dissolves oil to reduce sebum productSEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum -Niacinamide: a form of vitamin B-3, anti-inflammatory and oil control properties product The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - Bentonite/Kaolin Clay: Absorbs excess oil from the skin, can be overdring though! ERNO LASZLO - Pore Cleansing Clay Mask - WITH CAUTION: Peel off masks/pore strips: using either of these too often can reduce skin elasticity and increase damage to your skin if used on active acne, wounds, or waxed hair. They can be quite helpful in removing the hardened part of sebaceous filaments, but that’s only the top of it. product ABSOLUTE - Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
ABSOLUTE-Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide
Niacinamide has been a “hot” ingredient for a while now - and for good reason! Niacinamide, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has many benefits including: •reducing the appearance of irritation •calm redness •improve the visibility of pores over time •oil regulation •improve skin texture over time •help soothe the appearance of acne and prevent future breakouts •improve fine lines and wrinkles over time •support a healthy skin barrier I have been using some form of niacinamide in my skincare courting for about a year and a half. My first niacinamide product was the GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner , which I’ve since used up and repurchased. This toner also contains vitamin C to help brighten skin & reduce pores’ visibility. The odorless, watery texture absorbs quickly. It can be used 2x/day but I generally use 1x in the AM. My skin genuinely missed this when I didn’t have it. My skin looked a bit dull and I had some breakouts. It truly brightens my complexion and does help reduce pore visibility over time. $14 on brand’s website or Beautylish Serums are also a great way to add niacinamide into your routine. The insta natural - Niacinamide Serum is a newer addition to my routine, but I’m so impressed. This was gifted to me by the brand. I’ve been using it regularly 1x in the PM after toner for just over a month now. I lock it in with moisturizer and occasionally face oil. This serum is extra awesome, especially for super dry skin like mine, because it contains hyaluronic acid, rosemary extract, avocado oil, and vitamin E. It does smell a bit like rosemary, but does not linger. The milky texture feels so soothing, especially when my skin is irritated and extra dry. My skin looks visibly more calm and is generally clear. The reason I love this is because niacinamide *can* be irritating for some (esp. super dry or sensitive types). I previously used The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (used up - no photo, $6) and would experience a mild burning sensation when applied over irritated + flaky spots. It also left my face super tacky and sometimes caused pilling of products on top. I don’t recommend that one for dry or sensitive skin, and wouldn’t repurchase. The Instanatural serum does not do any of those things. It will be in my routine long-term! Plus, it’s affordable at $18 (brand’s website) and comes in a 2oz bottle. Also available on Amazon ~ $16 All brands mentioned are cruelty-free (CF), and Instanatural is leaping bunny certified (a gold standard for CF products). Please note that I am not a skincare expert. Consult your dermatologist before introducing new ingredients to your routine. #CheriePartner
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
HG Empties ! ❤️
When this pandemic started, maskne hit me like a ton of bricks ! It’s was awful, painful, just downright never in my life so bad before! I did a ton of research & started with The Ordinary! I was already using Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen that I learned about from my esthetician right before the pandemic hit. I started using sunscreen daily so late in my life 😅, now I feel naked when I leave the house if I forget to apply it on. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 I love this sunscreen! It is a chemical sunscreen that gives matte finish which I appreciated when my T zone was oily. It’s easy to apply & spread 👌🏽 Although as of late, I’ve started pilling but I think it’s because I don’t let my moisturizer dry all the way before applying it 😓 I lack patience lol. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Just WOW. I actually saw this floating around social media & a colleague of mine started using the line. So I did tons of research and this is one of the first products I purchased & no regrets !! It is definitely a holy grail! I never knew niacinamide would make such a difference to my skin!! It has improved the texture in my skin, helped with some hyperpigmentation, decreased my oily tzone, decreased the size of my pores AND eased the terrible acne I was getting from wearing surgical masks 11+ hours a day. Talk about magic in a freaking bottle!! I use 3 drops twice daily & it had lasted me about 2 months. I’m on bottle #2. I’m thinking of trying a new line next for both types of products. Maybe Inkey List or Naturium for the niacinamide & The Krave for the sunscreen. If anyone has tried all, which did you like better?! Hoping for best !! ❤️
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Breaking The Myth: Glycolic Acid & Retinoids
So there’s a thing going around that you shouldn’t mix glycolic acid (AHA) with Retinol (retinoids). ✨ (I will post links to medical studies done and their proven results) ✨ I will say that I have experimented with this for a few weeks and my skin has cleared up tremendously! I just incorporated the glycolic acid but my skin has been fine. I DO NOT have: Sensitive skin Allergies ACTIVE OPEN BREAKOUTS (few minor bumps here and there) Dry Skin (I’m more combo) ”Active New Skin” (I have been using Differin Gel for 3 months Glycolic acid for 2 weeks. My skin is adjusted to actives) If you have any of those this might cause you irritation. 🚨I use this once-twice a week to treat small hyperpigmentation issues and texture irregularities.🚨 Why do professionals not recommend them together? Many professionals see that people experience irritation, sensitivity, and other issues. There’s also a concern that the PH level of glycolic acid will disrupt retinol. This research is outdated and done in a Petri dish NOT skin. There is room for irritation, which you would still experience.. using them separately! I also would not recommend if you suffer from any other issues as stated above, or to introduce everything slowly! My routine: Cleanser philosophy - Nature In A Jar Gentle Detoxifying Cleanser With Agave Amazing gentle cleanser that helps prevent inflammation. (I also recommend CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser) Tone The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Can be drying, I recommend using a hydrating cleanser. Serum: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 🚨Skip this is you’re new to this routine🚨 Treat: SKINCEUTICALS - A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles HG for dark circles! DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel HG FOR ANY ACNE ! Moisturize: nooni - Applebutter Lip Mask Leaves my lips very smooth CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Very gentle and great for this routine Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil I love to mix this in as a extra layer of Vitamin A and to keep my acne at bay. I only add 2 drops to my moisturizer. Links for research: Chandrashekar, B., Ashwini, K., Vasanth, V. & Navale, S. (2015). ‘Retinoic acid and glycolic acid combination in the treatment of acne scars’, Indian Dermatol Online J., 6(2), 84-88 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375771/ Katsambas, A. (2005). ‘RALGA (Diacneal), a retinaldehyde and glycolic acid association and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in acne – a review’, Dermatology, 210(Supp 1), 39-45. https://www.karger.com/Article/PDF/81501 https://sciencebecomesher.com/can-you-use-glycolic-acid-and-retinol-together/#Summary_–_Can_You_Use_Glycolic_Acid_and_Retinol_Together
Cliganic-100% Rosehip Oil
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