As far as MVP skincare ingredients go, niacinamide and peptides are both super-high up there on the list — right next to heroes like hyaluronic acid and retinal . Some quick context for you: Depending on the formulation, products with niacinamide can aid in soothing skin, reducing the appearance of pores, and smoothing texture, while products can be formulated with peptides to help keep skin visibly plump, firm, and more youthful-looking overall.
“Niacinamide and peptides are completely safe to use together, and both are great options for all skin types,” says New York City board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marisa Garshick. “Using products with niacinamide and peptides in your skincare routine can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as firm the look of skin, while also helping to visibly improve skin tone, reduce the look of discoloration, and soothe skin.”
So to reiterate: They’re rightful stars on their own; there’s no denying that. And because peptides can offer different benefits, depending on the type of peptide, you can basically help target a slew of skin goals with products containing these ingredients. As Dr. Garshick points out, niacinamide can help skin feel soothed and improve the look of pores and texture, while formulations with certain peptides are great for helping restore a plump, juicy look to the skin.
When it comes to these hero ingredients, you can’t go wrong with a routine that incorporates Youth To The People’s Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum followed by the Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum . The retinal serum formula features niacinamide and promotes softer, smoother-looking, radiant skin.
Start by applying a pea-sized amount of the Youth Serum one to two times per week to start after applying the Oasis Serum, then build up to every other night as tolerated once your skin is adjusted to the retinal.
Is your skin on the dry side? Try tweaking the aforementioned routine by applying Oasis Serum, Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream , and Youth Serum — followed by another dollop of moisturizer. This is known as the “sandwich technique” in the world of skincare.
So there you have it y’all. Start using this miracle match in your skincare routine on a regular basis, and see the results for yourself.
Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People