benefits of Niacinamide and Retinol

What Should You Know About Combining Niacinamide And Retinol

  • By Srishty Singh

In science-led skincare, ingredients Niacinamide and Retinol have gained immense popularity. The two actives target and address a range of specific concerns, helping you attain the skin of your dreams. 

If you wish to bolster your skin’s lipid barrier, treat dark spots or pigmentation and maintain a healthy skin microbiome – a Niacinamide serum should be on your radar. On the other hand, if you want to fight stubborn, severe acne and reverse signs of skin ageing, a retinol-based serum is the perfect fix. 

But is it possible to reap the combined benefits of the two skincare workhorses? Can you use Niacinamide and Retinol together? The answer is a resounding yes. The two actives help enhance each other’s efficacy, making it a winning duo for an even tone, blemish-free complexion. Before we learn how the combination of Niacinamide and Retinol benefits the skin, let’s refresh our basics on the two actives.

 Niacinamide Serum And Its Benefits 

Niacinamide is a derivative of vitamin B3 found in eggs, fish, milk, and green veggies. The active is integral to your overall skin health but cannot be stored by the body due to its water-soluble nature. This is why you may opt for topical application of the ingredient with Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum. The innovative brew grants your skin a radiant matte finish while cutting excess oil that no makeup can achieve.

When should you use our Niacinamide Serum for your skin?

1. To Strengthen The Lipid Barrier: Niacinamide strengthens your skin’s lipid barrier by boosting the production of collagen and elastin.

2. To Control Sebum Production: Niacinamide helps administer a balanced microbiome by keeping the sebaceous glands in check. It is a must-have for readers with oily or acne-prone skin.

3. To Clear Skin Congestion: Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum blots excess oil and prevents gunk from congesting the pores. Results? A clearer, brighter complexion that boosts your confidence manifold.

4. To Reduce Hyperpigmentation: The use of Niacinamide dwindles melanin concentration in the skin cells, waning spots and patches.

5. To Fight Mild Acne: Niacinamide possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that treat episodes of mild acne.

6. To Reduce Fine Lines And Wrinkles: Niacinamide Serum boosts collagen production in your skin, reducing lines and wrinkles with long-term use.

 Retinol Serum And Its Benefits

A form of Vitamin A, Retinol, is a super ingredient with a flurry of skincare benefits. However, due to a haze of myths surrounding the active, many steer clear of using Retinol altogether. If you are worried about flare-ups, breakouts, and inflammation while using Retinol, opt for this beginner-friendly innovation by Foxtale.

Our anti-ageing serum is crafted with Encapsulated Retinol that breaks open in the deepest layers of your skin. Zero purging is guaranteed.

When should you use Foxtale’s Anti-Ageing Serum for your skin?

1. To Fight Signs Of Skin Ageing: Retinol cues healthy regeneration of skin cells and bolsters collagen production, combating fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and more.

2. Fights Active Acne: Topical application of Retinol prevents dirt, gunk and pollutants from congesting the pores. It also exfoliates the outermost layer of your skin, flattening acne bumps and eruptions. 

 How does the combination of Niacinamide and Retinol benefit your skin? 

Niacinamide and Retinol tackle a series of common concerns like early signs of skin ageing, pesky acne, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. Then why must you employ the two ingredients together?

1. Fewer Episodes Of Inflammation And Irritation: Expert studies show that using Niacinamide can help offset irritation and inflammation from Retinol application.

2. Better Efficacy: The use of Niacinamide helps strengthen the acid mantle, making your skin respond better to the Retinol treatment.

3. Restore Your Skin’s Original Texture: The conjunction of Niacinamide and Retinol reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet for an even texture.

4. Fighting Acne: Niacinamide and Retinol help double down on efforts for acne control. As touched upon earlier, Niacinamide curbs sebum and prevents congestion. Additionally, it carries anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to maintain a healthy microbiome. Retinol buffs away dirt, grime and sebum on the dermis and ensures healthy cellular regeneration 

 How to start using Niacinamide and Retinol together ?

If you wish to start using Niacinamide and Retinol together, here are a few pointers to bear in mind. These tips will help optimize your skincare routine while minimizing potential side effects.

1. Start Slow And Easy: The first and foremost step is to make your skin accustomed to the two activities individually. Start by using Niacinamide and Retinol (at different instances) thrice a week and amp up this number according to your skin’s response.

2. Use During Morning/Nighttime Routine: You can use the Niacinamide Serum after cleansing in the morning. Opt for Retinol 2-3 times a week before bedtime as it ensures repair and regeneration at a cellular level (as you snooze).

3. Never Skimp On Moisturizer And SPF: Always slather a layer of moisturizer after applying your targeted serum. A moisturizer prevents the loss of water molecules from your skin’s surface, helping optimize the effectiveness of your Niacinamide/Retinol Serum.

 Niacinamide and Retinol target a range of common skin concerns like ageing, acne, and uneven skin tone. You can integrate the two activities into your skincare routine, only with a little caution. For starters, ensure that your skin is accustomed to the two ingredients (independently). We also recommend starting slow by using Niacinamide and Retinol for your skin at different times during the day. 


1. What is the best time to use Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum?

Ans) You can use Niacinamide during your morning and nighttime skincare routine.

2. Should I pat or rub Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum into my skin?

Ans) We recommend patting 2 to 3 pumps of the Niacinamide Serum into your skin. Patting your formulas (instead of rubbing) reduces the potential strain on your skin, preventing episodes of inflammation or irritation.

3. Can Foxtale’s Anti-Ageing Retinol Serum brighten my complexion?

Ans) Yes. Retinol buffs away the excess build-up of gunk, pollutants, and dead, revealing a brighter surface sitting underneath. Moreover, the skincare workhorse also encourages the healthy turnover of skin cells as you count sheep.

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