Niacinamide is a natural product that was discovered in the mid to late 1930s. It is one of two forms of Vitamin B3 and has been listed as one of the most essential medicines by the World Health Organization. It is commonly added to cereals and other foods to help fortify them nutritionally, which is to prevent vitamin-b deficiencies. It occurs naturally in fish, milk, nuts, mushrooms and green vegetables in smaller amounts.
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I recently decided to test out adding Niacinamide into my routine. After a bit of research, I decided it’d be best to try out the Niacinamide & Zinc product by The Ordinary. Described on their website as a "High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula", this product is 10% Niacinamide and 1% Zinc. Who Should Use This Product? While this product is probably great for all-round skincare, I bought it looking to help treat a recent breakout of acne that I’d been having.
Salicylic Acid is one of the most famous acids today, and for very good reasons. This acid has surged in popularity since the 1980s as a treatment for skin conditions such as acne. It is an odorless, white to ‘colorless’ substance that is derived from the metabolism of salicin. Salicin comes from the bark of willow trees, which is surprising to most as this seems an unlikely origin for an acid being used since the late 1800s.
One thing we all have to learn at some point is the differences between AHA and BHA. These are both acids, used for the purpose of exfoliation. We all naturally exfoliate our dead skin cells at different rates, but because of different factors such as individual genetics, age, skin type etc, we sometimes need to manually exfoliate to help speed things up. When it comes to skincare this helps prevent clogged pores, dry skin and more… Both of these hydroxy acids have become extremely popular for exfoliation, and both are good for different purposes.
Kaolin Clay is also known as China Clay, White Clay and even French Green Clay. Kaolin is derived from the mineral Kaolinite. It is used in various beauty products, popularly for the purpose of skincare.
Benzoyl Peroxide is a popular ingredient, and anti-bacterial agent used in acne treatments. One of the most popular ingredients and treatments today, what exactly is benzoyl peroxide and should you use it?
Also known as dibenzoyl peroxide it was first produced in 1905 and has been used medically since the 1930s. It is available over-the-counter due to its approval as a medication.
Rosacea is a fairly common skin problem which affects millions of people every year throughout the globe. Some of the common symptoms include redness, irritation and burning eyes. Unfortunately, there is no fixed cure for this disease. However, by taking some preventive measures, you can keep the symptoms in check.
Oily skin can be a real nuisance and if not managed properly can lead to other problems such as blocked, enlarged pores and acne. Following these six simple tips can take your oily skin from bothersome to beautiful in no time.
Problem skin, it’s an issue we’ve all had to deal with at least once in our life and for many of us it’s a constant battle to maintain a healthy, happy complexion.
For those of us with a dry skin type, information on how to care for your skin can be especially difficult to come by, but as with all skin types, following a few simple tips can may a whole world of difference to your face.
Combination skin is perhaps the most common skin type there is, but is notoriously tricky to care for. Characterized by two or more skin types, (most often an oily t-zone and dry to normal cheeks) it can be difficult to cater to all areas of the face, however the following six tips will help you become a combination sensation!
Individuals who suffer from oily (acne prone) skin can all agree that the mere existence of the condition not only makes them experience various negative psychological and physical conditions.
For a lot of skin conditions, using toner is one of those things that can either be optional or, if you have sensitive skin, better avoided. However, if you’ve found your way to this article then you’re a fellow sufferer from Acne and/or oily skin. For us, a toner is key to our skin care, so that’s why I’ve put together the ultimate guide to Toners, selected 5 of the best options on the market, and given my personal opinion as to which I think is the best (and why).