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).