Niacinamide + Salicylic Acid
- Minimise pore size
- Reduce acne
- Skin tightening
- Reduce milia seeds
Both Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide is known to minimise pore size and treat acne in some way. Many people would think that if they choose either one it might work for them. Perhaps, somewhat in some way.
But the truth is both work differently and work in different way to treat the skin and I see it as a form of compliment or partnership.
How is that so?
Niacinamide, a water-soluble form of vitamin B3, and salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, work particularly well when combined together. Both have anti-aging and anti-acne effects and offer some level of UV protection.
Salicylic acid can improve the signs of premature skin aging by increasing collagen levels, improving the quality of elastic fibers, and shrinking pores for a smoother complexion. Niacinamide offers similar benefits, as well as reducing redness and pigmentation and improving skin barrier function.
As salicylic acid is oil-soluble, it easily penetrates pores in order to unclog them by loosening and detaching the skin cells and debris that build up within the hair follicle. This also means that salicylic acid can access sebaceous glands and reduce sebum production. Niacinamide reduces sebum production by decreasing the glyceride and fatty acids of surface sebum which helps to reduce pore size and improve skin texture.
As you can see, niacinamide and salicylic acid offer similar benefits but work in slightly different ways. This means that combining the two can have an additive effect. This is particularly the case when it comes to reducing pore size.
Enlarged pores are caused by two main factors; increased sebum levels and reduced levels of collagen and elasticity in the skin. Both ingredients target both of these causes and research has found that topical combinations of salicylic acid and niacinamide can significantly reduce surface sebum levels and pore size after 12 weeks of use.
- Vitamin B3 10%
- Salicylic Acid 1%
Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list may change depending on time of purchase.
30ml per bottle, brown drip glass bottle
How to use
For best result
- Every Day Facial Wash
- Every Day Toner (recommended but optional)
- Hyaluronic Acid (recommended but optional)
- Niacinamide + Salicylic Acid - apply directly on open pores, blackheads or acne
- Every Day SPF30 Sunblock (recommended but optional)
- Every Day Face Gel (recommended but optional)
- Every Day Eye Gel (recommended but optional)
Patch testing prior to use is advised