1 oz/ 30 mL
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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.
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
😏RIP Big Pores!
Large pores...ughh...I'm not gonna lie, large pores is literally one of the most difficult skin problems to get rid of🙁. Large pores are often caused by excess sebum, and it's often difficult to make the sebum level back to normal. But DONT WORRY😝! Look at these super useful tips on saving your large pores, and these beauty experts can promise you -- these tips WERK😎! @Mallory“Your skin actually looks really great! If you’re concerned about redness and pores I would look into a niacinamide serum. It’ll help with oil regulation, pore appearance, redness, and help even out the skin tone. Also, products with colloidal oatmeal help soothe the skin and redness. First Aid Beauty has a lot of products with this ingredient @spiicystephanie“So I’m currently using the glow recipe watermelon glow toner! It helps to minimize pores and help with texture! I highly recommend it! I been using it for a month and half and my skin is looking so much better than before. Also I just started using the Rosen skincare earth cleanser, great for acne prone skin. I breakout on my forehead a lot and it cleared my breakouts in a few day’s.” @peppermint“Hey girl I also struggle with large pores so i feel the struggle. Honestly pore size doesn’t really change but you can make them look better with a good skincare routine. Try to Avoid Mario badescu products because they’re being sued for putting steroids in their products and the formulation just isn’t that great. I recommend the cerave facial foaming wash its awesome for oily skin and makes my skin feel clean but not stripped. The paulas choice pore reducing toner is a life savior and a super nice formula. The ordinarys niacinamide serum is my favorite serum ever and makes my skin look so healthy and glowing and keeps my pores under control. I use a moisturizer my dermatologist prescribed for me but any of the paulas choice moisturizers are really nice but if you’re looking for cheaper options the ordinary and the inkey list have great options. Regular exfoliating can also help with pores. I use the ordinarys peeling solution but that’s a little strong so maybe try the paulas choice 2% BHA solution. Sunscreen is also super important and I love the purito water sunscreen. Other brand recommendations: krave beauty, youth to the people and versed. I hope this helps” Now with all these insightful advice, I believe y'all have a better idea of dealing with large pores. Please leave your comments below if you have other suggestions😘! Don't forget to follow your best friend CheriePick, an official Cherie account, to interact with other Cherie members and get the best content in the community. Xoxo.
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Ways to Pair Niacinamide
Who needs wine pairings 🍷 when we can pair skincare?! Niacinamide has been talked about a lot on Cherie so I won’t bore you with the details but here are some thoughts! What’s up with Niacinamide? 🧴 Also known as vitamin B3 found in a diet of meats, fish and veggies. While rare, B3 deficiency can lead to pellagra (including scaly skin). 🧴 Derm research says it boosts collagen production, smooths wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, fights acne, speeds epidermal growth and repairs skin barrier. 🧴 Synergistic when used with Vitamin C, arbutin and kojic acid 1. Niacinamide as a toner. ($14) Product: GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner Paired with : PURITO - Pure Vitamin C Serum VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM Comments: This is my full proof way of getting niacinamide no matter what. This toner is thicker than water in consistency, intensely hydrates without it ever interfering with the application of my other products. The toner also contains vitamin C and arbutin- consistent with the research support their synergism. This method allows me to have actives in my non-serum steps of my routine as well! 2. Niacinamide as a first serum step. ($6) Product: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Paired with: dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Facial Toner GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Toner Comments: I used TO’s niacinamide a while back and was never in love with it. I could never assess its effectiveness because the formula sat so tacky on my face (especially when I layered other serums) I’d end up rinsing it off within minutes. This went on for months. Even though the shelf life is 12 months, I’ve also noticed that the product is increasingly more drying upon application. It leaves white soap-like streaks when I try to spread it too...I could never get it to agree. However, I do know that many swear by this serum so I wanted to add this in here as a comparison to the next serum I’m about it mention! If you’re pairing this, I’d say using it with a simple toner and no other serums. 3. Niacinamide as a layering serum/moisturizer. ($8) Product: THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum Paired with: I'm from - Rice Toner PURITO - Pure Vitamin C Serum Comments: Compared to The Ordinary’s famous niacinamide 10%, I have to say The Inkey List has a seemingly thicker BUT much quicker absorbing formulation. While it still sits sticky initially, the feeling goes away within minutes and I am effectively able to pair this with other serums and even sunscreen. I use this after my vitamin C serum and before SPF. The product still sits shinier than I would like but for $8, it was definitely worth a try! The packaging is extremely travel friendly, so I can keep it in my bag at work for a midday skincare reset. Cheers🍷
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
I have come so far!! One month of dedication
It’s insane how far a little education on specific ingredients that target your skin needs will get you!! I am pharmacist who decided to use her medical research skills to look into ingredients that benefit and harm the skin. when I tell you I personally believe my skin has gotten better because of the products I removed more than what I have added. Many of the products marketed contain many irritants such as essential oils and fragrances that are just UNNECESSARY and harmful. ( it’s great marketing, but I don’t want to be putting that on my face anymore) I started off with very dehydrated skin, large pores, small pimples widespread across my face, black heads and HEAVY and STUBBORN hyperpingmentation. (I have normal/dry skin) I definitely tested out a lot of products which I did post before and after pictures in terms of results ( which I shall be sharing ) stay tuned !! I was able to clear my skin, but I am slightly struggling with stubborn hyperpigmentation ( but we all know that takes time) and the key is to be consistent and patient. In addition, I can’t figure out how to get rid of my eye bags whatsoever.. I know sleep and hydration are big factors but I wish I could do more... I am not such a beleiver of eye cream but if anyone has a product that they can swear by in decreasing eye bags ! I’m all for it If you guys have any advice on how I can better my skin quality please share!! And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. This is my skin care routine as of right now: Morning: - YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid) Liquid Exfoliator - only three times a week - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ( dark spot CORRECTOR - my biggest thanks goes out to this ) -DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum ( DONT know if I’m seeing a huge difference) I will share another post on my thoughts on vitamin C BIODERMA - Atoderm Lait - hydrating and light consistency (dries very smoothly/ not tacky) CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion with Zinc Oxide Evening: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum - I used the inkey list to start off my skin with retinol since it’s 0.5% retinol and 0.5% of another derivative of retinol( weaker) - now I use DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides Weekly mask ( once a week one at the beginning and the other at the end of the week) The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Tough journey to good skin
I have always struggled with acne. As a person with Rosacea, my skin is ALWAYS read, I break out even if I look myself wrong in the mirror and trying to get into a skincare routine without breaking it, it’s a hassle. But, not impossible. Over the past month I started this routine, that if I may see and I haven’t followed through with it 100% of the time but at least a good 85%. I have to admit I haven’t seen my skin clear up as fast as I have with these products. So I’m going to break down step by step my routine. 1. Cleansing - the Clean&Clear - Morning Burst Oil-Free Gentle Daily Face Wash THIS is a relief on my skin, it feels so good. After that is definitely THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner , I bought the Coconut water scent one and it’s definitely one of my favorites. 2. Serums - I’ve always used Vitamin E, but never saw any type of improvement so I made a bit of research and this is what I use. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% After that I use FARMASI - Dr C Tuna Activated Charcoal Serum this one has been wonderful for the rough skin in my nose and forehead. artnaturals - 2.5% Retinol Age Defying Serum now this one makes my skin feel soft and refreshed. Last but not least in my serum is The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I have some dark circle under my eyes and if I don’t have my beauty sleep, Lord knows they show up, so this one is very good for my under eye circles. I confess I bought the Peeling Solution from The Ordinary but I’m a bit scared to try it. 3. Moisturize - This might be one of my favorite steps since it’s the most refreshing ones. For my rosácea, to bring the redness down I use FARMASI - Dr C Tuna Calendula Face Cream and for my regular moisturizer I use SheaMoisture - Cannabis & Witch Hazel Skin Rescue Moisturizer Now this, thiiiiiiiiiis is THE BOMB people, I’m telling you, it’s my LIFE SAVER. 4. Acne treatment - For pimples trying to come out, I use BURT’S BEES - Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream along with alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch and the next day, BOOM! Gone! All these products I bought of either the brand page or Target. I keep these stored in a mini fridge so they’re cold and refreshing to the skin.
artnaturals-2.5% Retinol Age Defying Serum
Enlarged Pores, Acne, Dull Skin?
When it comes to congestion, acne, blackheads, and dullness, there are a lot of tips and a lot of products that promise smooth, clear skin. So let me simplify why I love these three ingredients for this myriad of issues. • Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric, mandelic, and malic acid melt the intercellular glue that holds dead skin cells together to your skin’s surface, helping along the skin’s natural shedding process to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. They’re considered hydrating, since they love water. AHAs offer mainly surface exfoliation, helping with uneven texture and dullness. • Beta Hydroxy Acid: Salicylic acid is the most common BHA, working similarly to AHAs in that they unglue dead skin cells to renew skin’s appearance. It is also oil-soluble, easily passing through sebum to allow BHAs to get into pores for deep exfoliation and normalization of the pore lining. This helps to reduce and prevent congestion, enlarged pores, and acne. • Niacinamide: A water-soluble precursor to two skin compounds that allow skin to repair damage, function normally, and make new skin cells. Topical application of niacinamide not only soothes current inflammation, but also increases the skin’s ability to neutralize free radicals, preventing future irritation and collagen breakdown, making it an awesome ingredient for aging and/or sensitive skin. Another anti-aging and sensitivity bonus: niacinamide helps increase ceramide production, strengthening the lipid barrier and allowing it to retain moisture more effectively. For acne prone folks, there have been two very promising and substantiating studies that show that 4% Niacinamide applied twice daily is as effective for moderate acne as 1% clindamycin. That’s impressive! As well, niacinamide application inhibits oil production, contributing to its skill for keeping pores minimized in appearance as well as reducing acne.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
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
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