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How To Use Niacinamide? Is It Really Worth The Hype?

  • By Srishty Singh

The ever-growing interest in science-backed skincare has brought actives to the centre stage. One such ingredient that comes to mind is Niacinamide, also dubbed as the holy grail of skin brightening by many. But is it worth the hype? The answer is a resounding yes! Scroll ahead to learn why.

What Is Niacinamide?

For the unversed, Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that upholds the overall health of your skin. The sought-after skincare ingredient is found in foods like fish, milk, eggs, green veggies – in abundance. However, due to its water-soluble nature, Niacinamide cannot be retained by the body and has to be topically applied for best results.

 The Many Benefits Of Niacinamide

If you think that the interest in Niacinamide is transient, think again. The ingredient targets and addresses specific skin concerns (like dullness, acne, and poor barrier health) in numbered days. Loved by beginners and experts – we bring you all the reasons why Niacinamide is totally worth the hype.

1. Controls Sebum Production 

Maintaining the oily skin type can be a wee bit challenging (speaking from experience). Massive pores, unwarranted shine, and makeup that smears at the tiniest inconvenience. If you are in the same boat, might we recommend Niacinamide for your skincare rotation? This active blots excess oil and ensures a healthy microbiome.

2. Reduces Pore Size

Your skin bears the brunt of pollutants, sun exposure, and ever-changing weather conditions. It adds to your pores appearance,making them look massive. The topical application of Niacinamide prevents oil, gunk, and grime from congesting your pores.

3. Alleviates Episodes Of Inflammation 

Experiencing random episodes of redness and irritation on your skin? Add Niacinamide to your skincare routine STAT. For the unversed, the active ingredient has anti-inflammatory properties that work magic on the affected areas. 

Niacinamide is employed to treat eczema, rosacea and acne-related redness or inflammation.

4. Treats Hyperpigmentation

Looking for a long-term solution for the dark spots on your skin? Well, what can be better than the bonafide brightening agent, Niacinamide? It diminishes the concentration of melanin whilst boosting your skin’s radiance.

5. Curbs Active Acne 

Niacinamide carries antimicrobial (and anti-inflammatory) properties that flatten acne bumps while alleviating redness. If you have chronic acne, add the mild yet meticulous active in your morning/night skincare routine.

6. Reverses Signs Of Skin Ageing

Prevent early onset of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and more with Niacinamide. The active boosts collagen production in your skin, making it look taut and supple.

7. Supports The Lipid Barrier 

The topical application of niacinamide boosts ceramides and elastin – strengthening the lipid barrier.

 Why Choose Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum

Niacinamide’s popularity in skincare is far from waning. Undeniably an all-rounder (as seen in the last section), you can use the ingredient to streamline efforts for great skin. Which is why we bring you only the best Niacinamide Serum in the market – one that goes the extra mile.

Reasons To Pick Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum

1. Doubles as a primer: If you want to ace your skin prep, Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum should be on your radar. Its quick-absorbing formula blots excess oil while cloaking bumps and blemishes – like a potent primer. Who doesn't love a multi-purpose product for their vanity?

2. 8+ Hours Of Gorgeous Matte Finish: Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum curbs oil production for 8+ hours while granting your skin a gorgeous, matte finish. Whether you are donning a full face of makeup or a fresh face, grab the serum for shine-free radiance.

3. Vegan And Cruelty-Free: If you are a conscious consumer, we have some news for you. Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum (like all our products) is vegan and cruelty-free.

4. Safe To Use: If you have underlying skin sensitivities, our Niacinamide Serum is what you need. It has been dermatologically-tested to reduce inflammation, flare-ups, and episodes of irritation.

5. Creamy, Lightweight Formula: Our Niacinamide Serum boasts an exquisitely creamy formula that is featherlight, non-greasy, and quick-absorbing.

 How To Use Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum?

Now that you have added our potent Niacinamide Serum to your vanity, it's time to learn how to use it. Scroll ahead to learn.

1. Start With A Clean Canvas: To expedite the absorption of the Niacinamide Serum, you need a clean, clear canvas. Whip out the Hydrating Cleanser to gently remove gunk and grime from the pores, all while deeply hydrating the skin. If you have greasy skin, use the Acne Control Cleanser with Salicylic Acid instead.

2. Time For The Treatment: Use a microfiber towel to gently pat your skin dry. Next, take 2 to 3 pumps of your Niacinamide Serum and gently massage it into your skin till it absorbs completely.

3. Moisturise Like Clockwork: A meticulous moisturiser seals water molecules into the skin, helping the serum unlock its maximum efficacy.

4. SPF For Every Season: Slather a generous amount of SPF on your skin. If you are confused about the amount – dispense the sunscreen along your index and middle fingers. Niacinamide Serum boosts your sunscreen's efficacy by enabling its better infusion into the skin.

Conclusion: Niacinamide lives up to its hype and how! The multitasking active works on a plethora of skin concerns ranging from acne to dullness to skin dehydration. Foxtale’s superlative Niacinamide Serum does all of the above and more. It cuts excess shine while blurring creases, blemishes and bumps on your skin (just like a primer). Furthermore, the serum administers a beautiful matte finish, making it the perfect addition to your skin prep routine.


1. How often can I use the Niacinamide Serum?

Ans) You can use Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum in your morning and nighttime skincare routine for best results.

2. I am a skincare beginner. How do I start using Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum?

If you are new to actives, we recommend starting slow and steady. Use the Niacinamide Serum thrice a week to help your skin get accustomed to the product. After a week (or two), you may start using the serum once a day – but refrain from layering with other active ingredients.

3. Can I apply the Niacinamide Serum before wearing a full face of makeup?

Absolutely! One of the best features of our innovative brew? It doubles up as a primer. The creamy concoct hides blemishes, creases, and fine lines for a dreamy matte finish – the perfect base for the rest of your makeup.

4. Can I use my Vit C Serum with the Niacinamide Serum?

Absolutely! You can layer the Niacinamide Serum on top of Vit C.

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