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Editor’s Picks: 17 of the Best Niacinamide Serums That Target All Your Skin Concerns

They brighten, balance oil, boost hydration and more.
Best niacinamide serum

Move over, vitamin C. Niacinamide serum is the new darling of our skincare routines—and for good reason. 

First of all, anyone can use it. As the active form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is water-soluble, so it’s found in lightweight, water-based formulas that won’t clog your pores. It’s also unlikely to irritate (especially at low concentrations), and can be applied as often as twice per day, no matter what your skin type.

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Most importantly, it’s the ultimate multitasker. As I explained in my niacinamide tutorial, it helps with virtually every skin concern, from excess oil, large pores and acne breakouts to dullness, fine lines and pigmentation. It also reduces dryness, redness and sallowness, fights free radicals, and strengthens the skin barrier. 

Needless to say, a niacinamide serum belongs in everyone’s skincare arsenal. Here’s what to look for, and the best products I’ve found.

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