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April 22, 2023
Serums have become the new “thing” for skincare. The concentrations of the product allow the designer of the serum to address very specific problems that we all eventually have as we get older. You may notice that the ingredients in these serums often change with the wind, but there are some ingredients that are staples in serums, such as niacinamide with hyaluronic acid products.
As we have mentioned before, it is very important to apply your skincare products in the proper order. It is also important pair up the products for your specific skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, using products that are meant for oily skin may cause irritation. Just remember, if you ever have any questions about the products you want to use, you can contact us for more information on those products.
Ingredients Found in Most Serums
When it comes to the majority of today’s products, there are two or three ingredients you will see in most serums today. They are: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin C.
Hyaluronic Acid – this is something that is naturally produced in our bodies, but its production decreases with age. This helps retain water to keep our skin moist and plump. The reduction of hyaluronic acid along with collagen and elastin is why we start to see those crows’ feet pop up as wall deeper wrinkles in the forehead and around the mouth.
This is added to skincare products to replace the natural production of hyaluronic acid we lose as we get older. Skincare products with this ingredient help form a protective barrier on our skin to keep moisture, helping us cheat Father Time for a few more ticks of that clock.
Niacinamide – this is actually a form of vitamin B, an essential nutrient for our skin. This helps to support the outer dermis layer to restore moisture and prevent water loss. When you have a lack of vitamin B, you may see your skin starting to get flaky and scaly, varying skin pigmentation, and sun damage. Skincare products using niacinamide work to protect and restore your skin to a healthier level.
Do I Need Niacinamide with Hyaluronic Acid in My Skincare Routine?
The simple answer to this question is yes. Generally speaking, both of these ingredients are safe for all skin types, with some rare exceptions. If your skincare products have both of these ingredients, you would apply them before your moisturizer. If they are using two different serums, apply the serum with hyaluronic acid first, then the niacinamide, then the moisturizer to create an additional barrier.
Looking for more information about serums and how to use them in your skincare routine? Feel free to contact us using our contact form (click here).