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elitaaall

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My skin doesn't like niacinamide! Am I the only one?

Hi picky users, I realise that in most of the products in our routine contains niacinamide. I ALSO realise that niacinamide is a HG raved by many. My skin can tolerate routines with niacinamides, however, whenever I try to start slow (5% niacinamide serums) it gives my skin tiny bumps and whiteheads... no matter what the brand is. I just want to know if I'm not alone! πŸ˜‚
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MagdaG

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This sounds like purging, niacinamide usually does that. In time it will eventually get better at tolerating it, but you can try mixing it with your moisturizer and see how it goes πŸ€—
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elitaaall

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ive tried it for a month or so... and i dont think my purging lasts that long! but that is possible tho😊 thanks for the advice!
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lady24k

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hmm perhaps you can still use 2%?πŸ˜‚
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elitaaall

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i can go up to 4% as long as its combined with soothing ingredients like propolis
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elaineganuelas

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At first I had niacin flushing but it's all good now. That's only at 5% though
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elitaaall

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i got niacin flushing only when i take niacin orally, but i dont experience burns and redness when i apply it onto my face..
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clumpsymai

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Have you tried only 5%? Because I experienced the same and I discovered that a lot of products I use with have Niacinamide. But when I left them out my skin was handling the Niacin really well. If not then I would stop using it for a while and building up your tolerance. Or maybe try to mix it in your moisturizer or other serums.
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elitaaall

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ive tried 5% for a month but i still experienced undesirable results, ended up usinf 4% along with propolis! the only niacinamide i can tolerate... but i think its a good idea! 😊
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vuxo

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No you are not the only one 😭😭😭 I’ve also noticed that my skin can’t tolerate much niacinamide. It never improved my skin and some high percentage products even cause me acne. I hope this will get better one day 😭😭
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elitaaall

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what are the reasons you chose niacinamide? perhaps we can just replace it with other ingredients 😻 like alpha arbutin/tranexamic acid/vitamin c for brightening or salicylic acid for acne and oil control..
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