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Everything you need to know about Niacinamide

Everything you need to know about Niacinamide

If you’re struggling with enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, or dullness - this blog post is for you. As one of the most popular ingredients in the skin care industry, niacinamide is really effective for the skin concerns mentioned above and more. Not only does it brighten the skin and make it appear less dull, it can also minimize the appearance of pores. And don’t we all want that? 

What is Niacinamide? 

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B-3 and it is a water-soluble ingredient that works with the natural substance of your skin to reduce the appearance of pores, even out skin tone, and make the skin appear less dull. 

It reduces the appearance of skin discoloration by disrupting the formation of melanin (responsible for skin pigment). It also controls excess oil, reduces rosacea, acne inflammation, and pore size. The many benefits niacinamide provides for the skin ranks it as one of the most popular and effective ingredients in the skin care world.

How to use Niacinamide

Niacinamide is usually found in a skin lightening cream, various serums, toners, and moisturizers. It works great for all skin types since it’s a gentle ingredient, but it works best for those with dry skin as it boosts the hydrating ability of moisturizers. 

Tip: Mix your Bright & Clear Cream with your moisturizer to get the benefits of the ingredients in the product plus an added boost of hydration. Both products mixed together leave your skin feeling hydrated and it makes your skin glow.

If you notice that your skin is dull or you are struggling with enlarged pores, it might be a good time to add niacinamide into your skin care routine. But how exactly do you introduce this ingredient into your routine? 

Since niacinamide is a gentle ingredient, you can include it in your routine any time you decide. It’s always best to slowly introduce new products so that your skin does not have a bad reaction. This can look like applying a new serum or cream every other day and seeing if your skin reacts negatively to it, and if it doesn’t then you can increase it to every day. 

Niacinamide at Touch

Our Bright & Clear Cream is a great addition to your routine if you’re looking to reap the benefits of niacinamide. It also contains azelaic acid, which brightens uneven skin tone, kojic acid for lightening dark spots on the skin, and tranexamic acid to minimize recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches. 

If the Bright & Clear Cream is a product you definitely want to get your hands on, make sure you are applying it to cleansed and toned skin. If you are applying it during the day, pair it with our Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer for the best results and for protection against the sun. It can also be used at nighttime to really allow your skin to absorb the benefits of niacinamide as you sleep. 

And if you’re just starting out with your skincare routine and you have no idea where to start, our Bright & Clear Bundle is perfect for you! It contains our Glycolic Acid Toner, Bright & Clear Cream, and Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer. This bundle is perfect to pair with a cleanser and then you have your routine set. 

Let us know how much you love our Bright & Clear Cream, or just niacinamide in general!