How the Niacinamide Booster Works


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What is Niacinamide?

There are many amazing, rock star ingredients for your skin that stand out above the rest. Examples you’ve likely heard of include retinol, vitamin C, potent antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. Another one that should absolutely be added to this list is niacinamide! Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a well-researched, proven multi-tasking ingredient that addresses a surprising range of skin care concerns, no matter your age or skin type! In short it’s one of the genius ingredients for your skin.

Paula’s Choice already includes niacinamide in many of our products, but if you have more stubborn or lingering concerns like large pores, wrinkles, post-breakout marks, and uneven skin tone, then an increased percentage of niacinamide might just be the solution you’ve been looking for! That’s why we created one of our most extraordinary, versatile products, the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster.

What is Paula’s Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster?

Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster is a feather-light liquid formula containing a pure concentration of 10% niacinamide (B3) that helps your skin’s uppermost layers appear renewed, clarified, and more even. Niacinamide also reduces enlarged, congested pores. But that’s not all: This booster also improves stubborn signs of aging such as dull, uneven skin tone, helps hasten the fading of post-breakout marks, and minimizes the appearance of skin discolorations and wrinkles. And it does this while also helping to preserve skin’s critical moisture barrier for a more supple feel and healthier look. See what we mean by multi-tasking?

As impressive as niacinamide is on its own, at Paula’s Choice we know the research has made it abundantly clear that skin always needs more than one specialized ingredient. So, Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster also contains skin-enhancing vitamin C, ultra-light moisturizing ingredients and antioxidants to help improve skin texture, hydration, and help skin defend its surface from free-radical damage that, left unchecked, can lead to further signs of aging.

How to Use Our Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster

Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster is truly a universal formula that works perfectly for all skin types—even normal skin. You can apply 2—3 drops morning and/or evening to your face (including around the eyes) and neck after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating and then follow with your serum and moisturizer. You can also add a few drops to your moisturizer or any other Paula’s Choice treatment or booster product you're using. (Just don’t mix it into your sunscreen, as that may dilute your sun protection.)

Not sure about using Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster daily? Although it’s perfectly fine to do so, if you’re looking to streamline your routine or are using several Paula’s Choice boosters, it’s OK to alternate days. For example, apply our Resist 1% Retinol Booster one night, Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster the next evening, and a few drops of Resist C15 Super Booster as part of your daytime routine. Experiment to see which method and frequency of application works best for you.

More Questions?

The Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster address so many frustrating skin concerns, we’re confident it’ll take your skincare routine to the next level! If you still have questions, we’re here to help. Check out the FAQ section of the product page for more information, or contact our team of experts.

The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here: The same type of in-depth scientific research used to create this article is also used to formulate Paula’s Choice Skincare products. You’ll find products for all skin types and a range of concerns, from acne and sensitive skin to wrinkles, pores, and sun damage. With Paula’s Choice Skincare, you can get (and keep) the best skin of your life! See Paula's Choice Targeted Treatments.

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References for this information:

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
, June 2007, issue 1, pages 2 – 6 Skin Research and Technology, December 2006, issue 2, pages 105 – 113

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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