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Should You Use Niacinamide and Ascorbic Acid Skincare Together?
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Everyone remotely interested in skincare is already acquainted with Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or Vitamin B3. Topical application can improve hyperpigmentation, acne, hydration, skin barrier function as well as improve the signs associated with aging. Can you use Niacinamide and Ascorbic Acid skincare together? No, not if you are interested in getting the most from your skincare. pH Matters Supported by loads of research and fans across the globe, few skincare ingredients are as beloved as Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid. Unlike many of the derivatives, stability and effectiveness of ascorbic acid skincare requires a pH of 3.5 or...
Oil Exfoliation: TLC for Fragile & Flaking Skin
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Redness, itching, tenderness, flaking, or peeling, also known as retinization, is enough to the most confident want to hide away for days. Skincare should never hurt, but anyone familiar with retinoids already knows that it can. Desquamation, or the shedding of the outer most layer of skin (stratum corneum) is a natural body process. Occurring throughout the day and mostly undetectable, this cellular turnover makes way for newer cells and improved skin texture. The entire life-cycle takes 14 to 28 days and a vital process of healthy skin. When desquamation advances too quickly, it can trigger an inflammatory response - think sunburn, rapid retinization, contact...
Ingredient Spotlight: Niacinamide
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Clinical research supports the skin-enhancing benefits of Niacinamide for most skin conditions – acne, dryness, loss of elasticity, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, textural irregularities and enlarged pores. A derivative of vitamin B3, topical Niacinamide delivers the co-enzymes necessary for cellular energy production, which naturally declines with the aging process, as well as delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and melanin-suppressing benefits. Don’t take my word on the matter, review the studies and decide for yourself. Acne: Niacinamide Gel (4%) outperformed a topical antibiotic by 14% in improving moderate acne. Rosacea: 77% of the participants treated with a metabolite of Niacinamide (1-methylnicotinamide) achieved improvement of Rosacea, a condition...