Niacinamide has quickly become one of 2020’s most talked about skincare ingredients, and for good reason. This vitamin B3 derivative not only helps manage acne, pigmentation, rosacea and redness but it also suits all skin types, which explains why everyone is raving about it. Recently, homegrown skincare brand, Dot & Key launched their niacinamide-rich Ultimate Spot Corrector. Scroll further for a closer look at the serum…
Here’s the thing about niacinamide: the vitamin B3 derivative suits every skin type, and it is best known for its soothing and healing benefits. When applied topically, it strengthens skin’s barrier and heals damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV rays.
How to use it
We got our hands on the Dot & Key Ultimate Spot Corrector a few days before the launch for a test run. It fits easily into anyone’s skincare routine and should ideally be used twice a day for best results. Apply four to five drops on your face right after cleansing and toning, and then follow it up with a moisturiser. It’s a lightweight, quick absorbing formula that won’t leave your face feeling greasy or sticky—making it ideal for any and all skin types. It contains *drumroll* 10 per cent niacinamide, which seriously improves skin texture as well as zinc that helps fade old acne scars. The other key players in the formula are anti-inflammatory liquorice and sunflower seed oil, along with moisturising pomegranate and wheatgerm oil.
What can you pair with niacinamide?
Dot & Key has a variety of serums in its repertoire, but this one is definitely a standout for acne-prone skin.
Niacinamide and retinol
If you are a retinol newbie, use it with niacinamide. The latter strengthens the skin barrier whereas retinol boosts cell renewal. Pair the Ultimate Spot Corrector with the Time Reversal Retinol Serum to zap inflammation in its tracks.
Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid
If you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, try combining niacinamide with hyaluronic acid. The latter, being a humectant, hydrates skin and niacinamide reduces pigmentation and soothes skin. Layer the Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum with the Ultimate Spot Corrector to repair and replenish skin.
Niacinamide and vitamin C
If dull skin is your biggest skin pet peeve, this combination is for you. Niacinamide when combined with vitamin C, brightens skin and reduces the appearance of pores. Use the Glow Reviving Vitamin C serum with the Ultimate Spot Corrector to reduce hyperpigmentation and boost collagen production.
Shop the Dot & Key Ultimate Spot Corrector at Dotandkey.com