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Editor’s Picks: 16 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.

Editor’s Picks (At a Glance)

What to Look for in a Niacinamide Serum

The Best Niacinamide Serums of 2022

Allies of Skin Prebiotics Niacinamide Pore Refining Booster
The Inkey List Niacinamide
Paula's Choice 10 Niacinamide Booster
Glossier Super Pure Niacinamide Zinc Serum
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
Dr. Barbara Sturm The Better B Niacinamide Serum
Sobel Skin Rx 15 Niacinamide Gel Serum
Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum with 5 Niacinamide
Kristina Holey Marie Veronique Soothing B3 Serum
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 Zinc 1
Cos De BAHA N Niacinamide 10 Serum
Paula's Choice Niacinamide 20 Treatment
Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Revolution 15 Niacinamide
Consonant Vitamin B3 Zinc Serum

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