Niacinamide - Our Pore Shrinking Skin Hero
Creating our Active Rejuvenation Oasis Serum took great skill and expertise in formulating. And you may have noticed our choice in including Niacinamide in it as part of our anti aging formula.
So what is Niacinamide? And why is it supposedly so great? We're here to get these questions answered.
Also known as Vitamin B3, it is a water soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to aide in visibly minimizing pores, tightening lax or stretched out pores, improve uneven skin tone soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness and strengthen a weakened skin barrier.
Niacinamide also reduces the impact of damage from the environment on your skin. It does this by its wonderful ability to strengthen and improve the skin barrier, which in turn helps play a role in repairing past damage. Left without assistance, this type of daily damage to the skin leaves your complexion to appear less radiant, older and lacking brightness (leaving it dull).
Niacinamide is a multitalented ingredient and is most famous for its ability to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. It isn't entirely known exactly how it does this, however it does have a normalizing ability on our pores linings. This helps in keeping oil and dirt in check, because our pores are in better health.
Because Niacinamide is water soluble, it works so wonderfully in our formulation with other water soluble ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, and also helps renew and restore the skin's surface against moisture loss and dehydration. If you struggle with dry skin, topical application of has been shown to increase the hydrating ability of other moisturizers, so the skin surface can work better to repair and retain moisture.
Niacinamide helps via many pathways to keep new discolorations and hyperpigmentations from showing themselves. It helps reduce the appearance of existing hyperpigmentations too, so your skin will appear more even and brighter. As stated above, Niacinamide works wonderfully with other skin brightening ingredients, like all forms of Vitamin C, Retinol, Kojic Acid and more.
You can expect to see results from adding Niacinamide into your skin ritual typically within 2-4 weeks of daily use. Continued use of Niacinamide is necessary to see results from the ingredient.
Adding Niacinamide In Your Skin Ritual
Our recommendation for using niacinamide is as simple as the following:
- Layer any skin essence
- Follow with The Active Rejuvenation Oasis Serum
- Any moisturizer you use
- Our Bedouin Elixir Facial Oil to seal it all
- For the morning, follow with SPF30 or greater
Hope it helps!