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Your Guide To Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a buzzy ingredient with several applications in skincare. Read on to discover the benefits of niacinamide and how to use it in your routine.

No matter how dedicated you are to your skincare routine, your skin won’t look (or feel) as healthy as it could if your skin's natural moisture barrier isn’t functioning properly. This barrier, which consists of various proteins, lipids, and acids, is your body’s primary defense against external stressors. As such, it's crucial to keep it nourished and hydrated if you want healthy-looking skin. One of the best ingredients for maintaining barrier function is vitamin B3, or niacinamide. Though you may be familiar with niacinamide’s usefulness in treating blemishes, this powerful ingredient has numerous benefits for all skin types. Ahead, we’re doing a deep dive into the benefits and uses of this unique ingredient. Plus, we’ll answer common questions like “is niacinamide safe?” and outline some of the many ways this ingredient can help improve your skin’s appearance. Read on to discover the benefits of niacinamide and how to use it in your routine for clearer, healthier-looking skin.

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How To Use Niacinamide In Your Routine

A common question we get from customers is, “can you use niacinamide every day?” The answer: Yes. Whether you’re using it for blemish control, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, or simply to promote a healthier-looking complexion, you can incorporate niacinamide into your daily skincare routine with just a few key products. Read on to discover the best niacinamide skin products from Kiehl’s and how to use them in a simple, four-step routine.

STEP 1


Cleanse


Regardless of your skin type or unique concerns, cleansing should always be the first step in your skincare routine. For those looking to incorporate niacinamide into their routine to control oiliness, we recommend reaching for an oil-free face wash, like Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser. This foaming cleanser for normal and oily skin helps reduce excess oil on the skin’s surface without stripping or over-drying. Use it morning and night to cleanse your face for fresh, balanced skin.

STEP 2


Tone


After cleansing, we recommend using a gentle toner, such as Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, to prepare skin for the rest of your routine. This cult-classic formula (a Kiehl’s staple since the 1960s) contains soothing calendula extract and allantoin. The refreshing formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is formulated without harsh drying agents, like alcohol.

STEP 3


Moisturize


Even if you have oily skin, it’s crucial to moisturize to keep your skin’s moisture barrier healthy and hydrated. For daily hydration, reach for an oil-free moisturizer, like Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream. This unique formula with desert plant extract and glacial glycoprotein conditions the skin with lightweight, 24-hour hydration. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly for a refreshed appearance.

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