Niacinamide is a multi-functional superstar ingredient that can normalize pores, soothe acne-prone skin, improve the skin barrier and even lighten hyperpigmentation. This formula contains a whopping 10%, ideal to improve the appearance of acne and blemish-prone skin.
To further enhance Niacinamide's already awesome problem solving skills, we have included Zinc PCA and Sarcosine, both known to help enlarged pores, oiliness and blemishes.
Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing (+ toning and exfoliating), but before using emulsions and/or creams. Can be used either in the AM and/or PM.
It can be used on its own, or you can add it to another product as a Niacinamide Booster e.g. your moisturizer or our HA 5 Serums - just put a few drops of each into your palm or apply a few drops of them directly to your face at the same time and pat them on together. Please do not add B-Bomb directly to acids, such as exfoliating acids or pure Vitamin C - you can use them in the same routine together layered on top of each other, but they don't mix well directly (e.g. in your palm).
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Niacinamide (10%) – A multi-functional superstar that can normalize pores, soothe acne prone skin, improve the skin barrier and lighten hyperpigmentation.
Zinc PCA – A combination of antibacterial and sebum normalizing Zinc with the humectant molecule found in the skin called PCA (stands for pyrrolidone carboxylic acid). Zinc PCA has the property of both, meaning it is a gentle, non-drying ingredient known to help acne-prone and oily skin.
Sarcosine – An amino-acid derived ingredient that works as a so called 5α-reductase inhibitor helping to normalize oil-production and pore size.
full inci list:
Aqua (water), Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Zinc PCA, Sarcosine, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
Walocko, Frances M., et al. “The role of nicotinamide in acne treatment.” Dermatologic Therapy (2017)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 13 (4) – Dec 1, 2014, A review of nicotinamide: treatment of skin diseases and potential side effects
Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014;27:311-315, Niacinamide – Mechanisms of Action and Its Topical Use in Dermatology
Shalita, Alan R., et al. "Topical nicotinamide compared with clindamycin gel in the treatment of inelammatory acne vulgaris." International journal of dermatology 34.6 (1995): 434-437.
Navarrete-Solís, Josefina, et al. "A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of niacinamide 4% versus hydroquinone 4% in the treatment of melasma." Dermatology research and practice 2011 (2011).
Tanno, O., et al. "Nicotinamide increases biosynthesis of ceramides as well as other stratum corneum lipids to improve the epidermal permeability barrier." British Journal of Dermatology 143.3 (2000): 524-531.
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This is my favorite niacinamide serum out there, and I've tested quite a few. The texture is amazing, and the results are there for a very affordable price.
J'adore ce sérum d'une grande qualité