The Potential Benefits of Niacinamide Serum

The Potential Benefits of Niacinamide Serum

  • By Srishty Singh
A derivative of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide extends varied benefits for your skin. The water-soluble active treats dark spots, pigmentation, overactive sebaceous glands, acne and age lines. Scroll ahead to learn more about this multitasking and beginner-friendly skincare ingredient.

Amongst the bevvy of actives redefining skincare science, niacinamide stands tall. The versatile ingredient gracing the labels of many cleansers, serums, moisturizers and more caters to a spectrum of skin concerns. Be it dullness, excessive dehydration or anything in between, topical application of niacinamide ensures jaw-dropping results in 4 weeks!

If you wish to add the active into your existing skincare routine, you’ve landed on the right page. The blog elaborates on the potential benefits of Foxtale’s superlative Niacinamide serum. But before we  jump to the benefits, let’s address some burning questions about the active.

 What is Niacinamide?

A form of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is indispensable to the health of your brain, kidneys, and skin (what we are concerned with). However, as the active is water soluble and isn’t preserved by the body – one must consider the topical application of the ingredient to cast away concerns like dullness, excessive sebum production, a marred barrier and more.

Why should you use Niacinamide in its serum form? 

Serums are lightweight, water-like and non-greasy formulations that travel into the deepest layer of the skin to rejuvenate your complexion, curb sebum production, and strengthen the lipid barrier. We recommend this variant of niacinamide for optimal efficacy in numbered days.

What are the potential benefits of Niacinamide?

Ahead lies all the benefits of Niacinamide for your skin. So read at leisure and make an informed decision.

1. Cuts excess sebum: Niacinamide helps regulate sebum production, ensuring a healthy and balanced microbiome.

So, if you are an oily skin gal, you must get your hands on Foxtale’s Niacinamide serum. The formula blots oil from your skin, bestowing it with a gorgeous matte finish. It is the perfect addition to your skin prep routine.

2. Reduces the appearance of pores: Niacinamide prevents dust, debris and excess oil from clogging your pores. It is the perfect addition to your vanity if the massive pores make your skin look textured.

3. Soothes skin: For the unversed, Niacinamide possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help alleviate redness and irritation on application. It is often employed to treat skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

4. Reduces Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation: Topical application of niacinamide reduces the melanin concentration in cells – working wonders on hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It also grants a soft glow

5. Softens Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Niacinamide boosts collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time.

6. Upholds the Lipid Barrier: Niacinamide facilitates the production of ceramides and elastin, crucial to upholding the lipid barrier. This protective barrier prevents moisture loss and makes your skin look lit from within.

7. Remedies Acne: Due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, niacinamide is the perfect fit for acne treatment. Use it regularly in your AM/PM regimen to see long-lasting results.

 How to incorporate Niacinamide into your skincare routine ?

Now that you are well versed in the many benefits of niacinamide, it’s time to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine.

1. Start with Cleansing: Use a face wash to gently dislodge dirt, sebum, and pollutants from your pores. A squeaky-clean canvas ensures better absorption of your treatment – further boosting its efficacy.

 If your skin type is dry and flaky, try the Hydrating Face Wash by Foxtale. The innovative formula ensures a thorough cleanse without meddling with your skin’s pH.

On the other hand, if your skin type is oily or acne-prone, try the Acne Control Cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Use a microfiber towel to pat your skin dry.

2. Apply Your Niacinamide Serum: Take 2 to 3 pumps of Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum and gently massage into your skin. Avoid application of lips and eyes at all costs.

3. Moisturise Generously: Once the serum is absorbed into your skin, slather a dollop of your favourite moisturiser. This potent formula forms a protective layer, preventing the loss of water molecules. If you have dry skin, we recommend Foxtale’s Hydrating Moisturiser with Ceramide. On the other hand, if your pores spill oil like it's nobody’s business – Foxtale’s iconic Oil Free Moisturiser is the way to go.

4. SPF for the Win: No matter the time of the year, never skimp on your sunscreen. Dispense it along your index and middle fingers – massaging it onto your face 20 minutes prior to stepping outdoors.

 Niacinamide is a versatile active ingredient that can be used by skincare beginners without any fear. With zero side effects, the active works on cases of acne, skin ageing, extreme dullness, moisture loss and more


1. Can I apply Niacinamide on my skin daily? 

Ans. Yes! You can apply Niacinamide on your skin daily. However, if you are new to the active, we recommend conducting a patch test on your neck first.

2. Will niacinamide help clarify my complexion?

Yes. Niacinamide prevents gunk, pollutants and sebum from clogging the pores on your skin. Results? A clearer, brighter complexion.

3. How long should I wait to apply moisturiser after Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum?

Wait 2- 3 minutes for the NIacinamide serum to absorb into your skin and follow up with the moisturizer for your choice. If you are looking to fix an impaired barrier, we recommend Foxtale’s Skin Repair Cream.

4. Can I use a BHA serum with Niacinamide?

Yes, you can use BHA serum with Niacinamide. If your skin type is sensitive, we recommend alternating the two between morning and night.

5. Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum has been formulated for which skin type?

Our Niacinamide Serum has been crafted with all skin types in mind. 

6. Will Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum brighten my skin?

Ans. Yes. The topical application of our Niacinamide serum reduces the concentration of melanin in skin cells, leading to visible brightening results.

7. At what age should I start using Niacinamide?

You may start using niacinamide as a teen, after conducting a patch test on your neck.

8. How do I choose active ingredients for my skincare?

  1. First and foremost, you need to have a clear understanding of your skin type. If your skin feels dry, flaky, and itchy on the reg, your skin type is probably dry. If your skin feels shiny and greasy a lot, your skin type is mostly oily. If your face has an oily T-zone but feels dry otherwise – your skin type is combination. Last of all, if your skin is prone to unexplained flare-ups, redness and breakouts, you may have sensitive skin. Refer to your dermatologist to confirm.
  2. Identify your primary skin concernsTo integrate an active into your skincare routine, figure out your underlying concerns. Do you wish to eliminate dark spots and hyperpigmentation while brightening your complexion? If yes, Niacinamide serum is the way to go. If you want to tackle acne while maintaining a healthy microbiome, salicylic acid is your perfect match.
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