How the Niacinamide Booster Works

How the Niacinamide Booster Works

What is Niacinamide?

There are many amazing, rock-star ingredients for your skin that stand out above the rest. Examples you’ve likely heard of include retinol, vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. Another one to absolutely add to your list is niacinamide!

Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a well-researched, proven multitasking ingredient that addresses a surprising range of skincare concerns, no matter your age or skin type! In short, it’s one of the genius ingredients for your skin.

Paula’s Choice includes niacinamide in many of our products, but if you have stubborn or lingering concerns, like large pores, wrinkles, post-breakout marks, and uneven skin tone, then a higher concentration of niacinamide might be the solution you’ve been looking for! That’s why we created one of our most extraordinary, versatile products—10% Niacinamide Booster.

What is Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster?

10% Niacinamide Booster is a feather-light liquid formula containing a 10% concentration of niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help your skin’s uppermost layers appear renewed, clarified, and more even. Niacinamide also minimises enlarged, congested pores.

But that’s not all: This booster also improves stubborn signs of ageing such as dull, uneven skin tone, hastens the fading of post-breakout marks, and minimises the appearance of skin discolourations and wrinkles. And it does all this while also helping to preserve skin’s critical moisture barrier for a more supple feel and healthier look. See what we mean by multitasking!?

As impressive as niacinamide is all on its own, at Paula’s Choice Skincare, we know, based on our extensive literature search, that research makes it abundantly clear that skin always needs more than one special ingredient. So, our 10% Niacinamide Booster also contains skin-enhancing vitamin C, ultra-light moisturising ingredients, and antioxidants to improve skin’s texture and hydration while providing an extra dose of antioxidants.

How to Use 10% Niacinamide Booster

10% Niacinamide Booster is truly a universal formula that works perfectly for all skin types—even normal skin. You can apply 2–3 drops morning and/or evening to your face (including around the eyes) and neck after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, and follow with your serum and moisturiser.

Alternatively, you can add a few drops to your moisturiser or any other Paula’s Choice targeted solution or booster you’re using. (Just don’t mix it into your sunscreen, as that may dilute your sun protection.)

Not sure about using 10% Niacinamide Booster daily? Although it’s perfectly fine to do so, if you’re looking to streamline your routine, or if you’re already using several Paula’s Choice boosters, it’s OK to alternate days. For example, apply our 1% Retinol Booster one night, 10% Niacinamide Booster the next evening, and a few drops of C15 Super Booster as part of your daytime routine. Experiment—see which method and frequency of application works best for you.

More Questions?

10% Niacinamide Booster addresses so many frustrating skin concerns, we’re confident it’ll take your skincare routine to the next level! If you still have questions, we’re here to help. Check out the FAQ section of the product page for more information.

References for this information:

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2014, pages 311-315
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2011, pages 45-55
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2007, issue 1, pages 2–6
Skin Research and Technology, December 2006, issue 2, pages 105
Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May 2017, page S116
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, March 2017, pages 158-162; and January 2013, Pages 192-201
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, May 2016 , pages 145-152
Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, July 2015, pages 405-412
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2014, pages 311-315


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