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If there’s one superhero skincare ingredient to have on your radar, it’s the do-it-all niacinamide. Because the vitamin B3 derivative is one overachieving multitasker. It locks moisture into skin, improves texture, reduces sebum production and even fades dark spots.
And because it’s an antioxidant, it even protects skin against inflammation-causing environmental aggressors, while minimising the look of fine lines.
Fascinating stuff, isn’t it? If you aren’t using the universally beneficial ingredient yet, here’s a round-up of four niacinamide-infused serums to try out now.
01 – Dr. Barbara Sturm The Better B Niacinamide Serum, SGD230 for 30 ml
If pore woes get you down, then this skin perfector may just be the solution you’ve been looking for. Ideal for rough and uneven complexions, this serum reduces the appearance of visibly enlarged or sunken pores. Its potent blend of niacinamide, ectoin, plankton and panthenol also helps refine skin’s texture for a more radiant complexion. DR. BARABARA STURM
02 – Lancome Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum, SGD226 for 50 ml
Niacinamide doesn’t just offer a host of benefits, but it also works well with other active ingredients. Take, for example, this innovative triple threat serum. Like a booster shot for your skin, it unites three actives with a single pump to supercharge skin’s regenerative power. Vitamin B3 and C combat dark spots, hyaluronic acid plumps skin with moisture, and antioxidant ferulic acids strengthens, all in one fell swoop. LANCOME
03 – PSA Visible Improvement Peptides & Niacinamide Serum, SGD71 for 30 ml
Just as its name suggests, this vegan formulation by local beauty label PSA is here to deliver visible improvement. Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as dark spots, the quick-absorbing formula is spiked with niacinamide and a peptide complex blend that work in tandem for comprehensive results. In addition, it leaves skin with a dewy finish, without the shine. ALLIES
04 – Sunday Riley B3 Nice 10% Niacinamide Serum, SGD107 for 30 ml
Sunday Riley diehards will surely want to add this purple elixir to their skincare routine, stat. Fuelling the brand’s newest antioxidant release is 10 percent niacinamide, brightenyl and trans-resveratrol to target pesky post-acne marks, dark spots and oiliness. It also delivers a boost of radiance for that coveted healthy glow. SUNDAY RILEY
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