12 Niacinamide Skin-Care Products To Try For Clearer, Brighter Skin

For virtually all of my teen years, I blasted my face with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide — anything that claimed to target acne, I slathered with reckless abandon. It wasn't until my 20s that I finally put down the harsh products and picked up gentler ones that targeted breakouts without the slash-and-burn-farming approach — this is how I discovered niacinamide.
If you ask me, niacinamide is poised for bonafide skin stardom, the likes of which haven't been seen since retinol's meteoric rise to fame. Essentially a form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is beloved by derms for its multifaceted benefits: curbing excess oil, minimizing the appearance of pores, diminishing fine lines, and soothing flare-ups due to inflammation or acne. Ahead, I've rounded up some of my favorite products that utilize the star ingredient — from niacinamide cleansers to serums to moisturizers.

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