Can You Use Niacinamide And Vitamin C Together?
There are countless skincare trends that come and go, but these two skincare ingredients have remained constant. Niacinamide and vitamin C are both quite popular, but things can get messy when you start mixing skincare ingredients.
Vitamin C is your solution to brighter skin, because, as Dr. Patricia Wexler says, “Vitamin C aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.” Vitamin C protects your skin from pollution, harsh UV rays, and slows signs of aging, but it’s important to get a good quality vitamin C and know which ingredients can counteract its efficacy.
Niacinamide only recently became popular due to the viral Niacinamide and Zinc Oil Control Serum by The Ordinary. Glow Recipe co-founder Sarah Lee says niacinamide “helps balance sebum production and visibly refine pores, making it a great ingredient for oily or acneic skin types,” but be cautious before you incorporate this ingredient into your already-full skincare routine.
When vitamin C and niacinamide don’t work out, it’s usually due to harsh formulas, but using modern-day skincare formulas should be safe, especially considering our skin naturally contains vitamin C. For the most part, vitamin C and niacinamide work well together to fight hyperpigmentation and reduce the darkness of blemishes.