Derms Love This Do-It-All Ingredient to Minimize Redness, Dark Spots, and Large Pores

Derms Love This Do-It-All Ingredient to Minimize Redness, Dark Spots, and Large Pores


There are skincare ingredients that are really good at doing one or two things—think hyaluronic acid for hydrating and plumping the skin or vitamin C for providing antioxidant protection and brightening effects. Then, there are skincare ingredients that are really good at doing a lot of things—think skin-transforming retinol or the true multitasker that is niacinamide.

I don’t think people realize the diversity of skin issues and concerns that niacinamide can fix. Redness and irritation? Yes. Blackheads and enlarged pores? Totally. Dark spots and hyperpigmentation? You better believe it.

It’s no wonder why dermatologists love it so much. That goes for Geeta Yadav, MD, board-certified dermatologist and founder of FACET Dermatology, who says, “Niacinamide has many, many benefits and it’s worthy of the hype!” Keep scrolling to learn everything there is to know about this superstar ingredient.

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