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Niacinamide and Vitamin C
The combination of niacinamide and vitamin C is the most antioxidant in the cosmetic industry.
However, a series of precautions must be taken into account when combining them in the beauty routine
Can vitamin C and niacinamide be used together?
- Surely we do not need to praise the benefits of vitamin C because you have already experienced them on your skin.
- Not only does it treat hyperpigmentation, but it also evens out skin tone and gives it an extra glow.
- However, other vitamins are also used to care for the dermis but are less well known, such as B3, called niacinamide. The duo of both has become the cosmetic fashion couple.
- Separately, “the main function of vitamin C is to prevent oxidation of the skin since it inhibits the enzymes that degrade dermal collagen.
- Also, it stops and treats premature aging and photoaging. And it also has anti-inflammatory, illuminating and protective properties.
Together but not mixed
- As is the case when using powerful cosmetic active ingredients, such as retinol or glycolic acid, this duo could also irritate your skin.
- In fact, “it is not advisable to use the two ingredients simultaneously unless they are very well designing formulas.
- That respect skin fragility to avoid redness, erythema or allergic reactions”, warns Galmiche.
How to use them together?
- It is preferable that you start little by little, not only so that your skin has an adaptation period but also so that you know its tolerance level.
- And if you notice dryness or irritation, reduce the frequency of use again.
- As we have already told you, it is better that you opt for vitamin C in the morning and niacinamide at night.
- But if you prefer to use them at the same time, pay attention to this trick.
- “First apply the vitamin C with clean skin, wait about 15 minutes and then apply the niacinamide”, reveals the dermatologist.
- And never forget your sunscreen before leaving the house.
When can’t they be used together?
- Skin experts advise not to choose both in the same beauty routine if you have active rosacea outbreaks, an allergic reaction or a lot of sensitivity.
- Here it is “better to use only niacinamide until the hypersensitivity.
- Of whatever type, disappears,” suggests Garcia also, if your skin is sensitive, even if it does not have a defined pathology.
- It will be better not to introduce the two active ingredients simultaneously.
1.Niacinamide Natural Booster from Rituals:
- Containing 95% naturally derived ingredients, this formula reduces the appearance of blemishes and pores.
- Regulates sebum secretion and minimizes blemishes, pimples and blackheads. It can be using alone or before the serum, once or twice a day (19.90 euros).
2.PigmentBio C-Concentrate from Bioderma:
- Concentrate based on stable vitamin C, vitamin E, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and niacinamide.
Which reduces blemishes, balances tone, and enhances luminosity. It is suitable even for sensitive skin.
- That is also enriching with vitamin E, which prevents the signs of aging (24.95 euros).
3.Silymarin CF from SkinCeuticals:
- ‘Oil free’ antioxidant serum, specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone skin, helps prevent skin oxidation avoiding the appearance of blemishes.
- Formulated with vitamin C, it reduces sebum production, minimizes pores, improves expression lines, texture, tone and luminosity (156.55 euros).