Niacinamide? Nia-what?

Is it just me or are all the new and exciting skincare ingredients worth talking about getting harder and harder to pronounce. For someone who was obsessed with David Boreanaz as a teen – and pronounced his name bor-en-az until my husband taught me the correct way to say it out loud – it’s just another word to add to my commonly mispronounced list.

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is one of The Ordinary’s biggest sellers and when you hear the benefits, it’s no surprise. Joanna Fleming, Adore Beauty’s Beauty Editor, explains that niacinamide can help to improve barrier function to reduce water loss, while helping to balance the skin’s sebum production, making it an excellent ingredient for oily and blemish-prone skin types. She also mentions that this particular ingredient can also have a brightening effect on the skin, while help to transform the texture of uneven skin.

Suitable for all skin types and ages, the unique combination courtesy of The Ordinary uses this potent ingredient plus Zinc helps to battle blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin, regulating oil production, and minimising the appearance of pores gently and efficiently. Speaking from my own experience, I found that when I using this product regularly (being a beauty editor means I’m always trying new things!) I found that any blemishes I had cleared up significantly faster and arose less frequently, but it’s worth noting that if I skipped a few days – my skin would let me know …

Before I forget, this year alone Adore Beauty has sold 4180 cups worth of The Ordinary’s Niacinamide? Learn more about some of their important milestones, and enter the competition to win  $100 Adore Beauty Vouchers everyday for 7 days. I’ve already entered, have you?


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