By Grace Gavilanes
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It’s incredibly versatile when it comes to its range of benefits, according to celebrity esthetician Ildi Pekar. “It’s great for aging skin as it improves the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, dullness, and uneven skin tone,” she says. “It can also help strengthen the skin surface and reduce sebum production in acne-prone skin.”
“Niacinamide does brighten the skin as it improves dullness and can be recommended for people with adverse pigmentation,” says Pekar. Niacinamide also improves and evens out the signs of blotchy skin tone caused by post-blemish marks and general surface redness.
“Generally speaking, I think it is safe to say everyone can use niacinamide topically, regardless of your skin type,” adds Dr. LoGerfo. Of course, as is the case with trying any new ingredient, test a drop or two on the inner part of your forearm to ensure you’re not allergic or experience excessive redness or stinging.