Niacinamide is finally getting the recognition it deserves and for good reason. Also known as B3 or Nicotinamide, Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that can improve the look of pores, brighten skin tone, improve fine lines and strengthen the skin’s barrier, thus reducing the impact of environmental damage. Niacinamide is a great addition to any skincare routine because it works for every skin type and is compatible with every product in your skincare stash. Needless to say, if you do not have niacinamide in your routine, now’s a good time to start using it. PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum promises to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone while improving skin barrier function. It effectively reduces skin discoloration, redness, and skin yellowing while leaving the skin’s complexion even and bright. PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum is packaged in a 1 fl oz silver, airless pump bottle. The pump dispenses a semi-opaque product with a thick, gel-like consistency that applies like a serum. This product’s texture is reminiscent of PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum. PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum absorbs quickly into the skin leaving behind no residue or scent. Check out this before and after. The top photo is before, the bottom photo is after 21 weeks using PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum as part of an integrated discoloration regimen. We have discussed in the past that PCA SKIN does not release products unless they can show that it actually works. My thoughts It’s always exciting to see PCA SKIN release new products, and this is by far my favorite release from the brand since the Hydrating Toner. I was initially under the impression niacinamide was a product for teens only, boy was I wrong. This is not your teen’s niacinamide. The packaging is smart and innovative (as always). Airless pump bottles are great for properly preserving the product and dispensing product with ease. The ingredients list is an all-star line-up sure to deliver results and improve the overall health of the skin. The star, of course, is Niacinamide to brighten the skin, reduce yellowing and reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL). It also contains glycerin to hydrate the skin, plankton extract to aid in evening skin tone, and Oligopeptide-51 to decrease the production of unwanted pigment. It only took one week of use to see a glow in my skin that I haven’t seen in a very long time, thanks to all but abandoning my skincare routine due to time constraints. I can say without my doubt that I aged my skin, and this turned back the clock in just a week. I love this product so much, that I had to add it to my PCA SKIN Pigment Perfecters Kit, which we will talk about really soon, so sit tight. Where to buy PCA SKIN Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum retails $115. If you shop at pcaskin.com, use Aprill18 and receive a full-sized Facial Wash with any purchase of $125 or more. Save an additional 5% off every product by signing up for auto-replenishment.
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