Niacinamide (or vitamin B3 if you’re not in the mood for tongue-twisters) is a facial superhero. Whether you’ve been getting too much sun or eating too much junk food, niacinamide is going to swoop in to save the day. It protects your skin from UV damage, hyperpigmentation, inflammation and dryness. Plus, there’s zinc, which balances the skin and fights acne. Whew! With great power comes great responsibility.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml, $6.50
Looking to get even brighter? Try cocktailing this with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA 30ml, $9 for a turbo-charged glow.