Niacinamide is a versatile skin-care ingredient that can help fade pigmentation, lighten up dark spots, scars and also prevent acne breakouts. I love the ordinary niacinamide and it has been a staple product in my skincare. However, due to the lockdown, I wasn’t able to buy the ordinary niacinamide and when I searched for an alternative product in India I came across the derma co 10% Niacinamide Serum.
The serum comes in a glass frosty bottle and dropper, making it easy for application. My first impression, however, wasn’t very pleasant, the first time I used it there was a burning sensation and it irritated my skin. I did continue using the product by applying it only on my scars to check if there was any difference in my skin as I knew I wanted to review it. The product does brighten the skin and also fades scars but every time I use it all over my face I still have a burning sensation on my skin and I need to use an ice roller on my face or a chilled aloe vera gel on top of it to soothe and calm my skin. a
The main downside to the derma co niacinamide is the fragrance that is added to the product. My skin might not like the fragrance in the niacinamide serum which may be the cause for the irritation. This product doesn’t work for me, I would go back to my trusted the ordinary niacinamide that is fragrance-free and works amazingly well to fade scats, spots, pigmentation, and also prevents acne breakouts.
If you are using niacinamide then it does take time to show results so a product with niacinamide should be used for 4-8 weeks to show good results. Also, apply a good sunscreen in the morning even if you are at home to protect your skin.
Price – Rs. 599 for 30 ml