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Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10% Review
Let’s face it. Almost everyone suffers from skin problems such as inflammation, overproduction of sebum, and acne marks. They’re a pain to deal with, which is why a lot of us look into skincare products that zap away all our unwanted skin issues. One ingredient that’s taking up the skincare world by storm is niacinamide. A water-soluble form of vitamin B3, niacinamide is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great matter to use on the skin.
There are a host of niacinamide products out there in the market, but in this review, we’re shining the spotlight on this brand from the Philippines. Today, we’ll be looking into the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10% serum. Check out our honest review of the product!
How Long does 10% Niacinamide Take to Work?
Niacinamide is an active ingredient that is generally safe to use by majority of skin types. A lot of dermatologists recommend using niacinamide products within the 2-5% range as this is the percentage well-tolerated by most skin types. While using a niacinamide at 10% won’t cause any major skin problems, some may experience irritation or redness as a result. With regular use of niacinamide, one can start seeing its results within 4 weeks, and can experience its full effects in about 8 to 12 weeks.
About the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10%
A skincare line created by a molecular biologist and a medical doctor, Apotheke Science is a local handcrafted skincare brand that uses natural ingredients. Their products use only the necessary agents to protect one’s skin against any irritants and outside factors that cause skin issues. One of their most popular beauty products is the Niacinamide 10% serum.
The Niacinamide 10% is a water-based liquid gel serum that’s formulated with a concentration of niacinamide (vitamin B3), aloe vera extract, seaweed extract, and leucidal (as a natural preservative). It also has a PH level of 5.0 to 5.5 and has a slight aloe vera scent to it.
The brand claims that this product can minimize lines and wrinkles, restore skin radiance, reduce acne, calm breakouts, unclog pores, balance sebum level, improve the skin’s barrier function, and protect the skin from damage due to sun exposure.
Benefits of the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10%
Apotheke Science claims that the Niacinamide 10% serum can give the skin a host of benefits. It’s said that this serum can:
- Tighten the skin
- Calm inflammation
- Shrink pores
- Lighten pigmentation
- Smoothen wrinkles and fine lines
- Heal acne
- Even out skin tone
- Unclog congested pores
- Increase skin health
How do You Use the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10%?
This serum is meant to be used after cleansing and toning. Take 2-3 pumps of the serum on your fingers and evenly spread across the face. You can use this day and night. If used in your nighttime routine, the brand suggests that it’s best used together with another product in their line-up, the Apotheke Brightening Night Serum that can help increase melanin production.
Where to Buy the Apotheke Science Niacinamide 10%
If you’re looking for an affordable serum that can help save your skin, add this to your cart now so you can incorporate it into your skincare routine. Head on over to Lazada to get all the best deals and prices!
Our Verdict/ Thoughts
We love the part-gel, part-watery formulation of this serum as it’s lightweight and smoothly glides on the skin when applied. It doesn’t take more than a minute to set in, and when it does, it leaves the face feeling a bit matte. As it does have aloe vera in its formulation, it’s not surprising that it also gives off the same scent. Another thing we like about this is its packaging. The serum comes in a nice glass bottle with a pump and a grungy label, which can really be Instagrammable. Best of all, it’s made in the Philippines! Seeing so many local beauty brands made by local people thriving is a really good thing. We should always support local products, beauty brands or otherwise, whenever we can.
In this review, we’re giving this serum a rating of 4 out of 5! We love its lightweight texture and how it sinks quickly into the skin. It also doesn’t feel sticky on the skin after application, which is great. It’s also interesting to see that this product has a PH level of 5.0 to 5.5. We did find that it regulated our sebum levels, and waking up with our face not greasy at all was a great thing!
However, one of our main skin concerns is lightening acne marks, and we really haven’t seen any drastic improvement in that department. We still need to cover hyperpigmentation with makeup. We have seen a reduction in acne though, so that’s another point for this product. Another of its claims is that it can smoothen out lines and wrinkles but we also haven’t really seen any results with things like that. We still think it’s a great product overall, and one that you should add into your beauty stash if you’re looking for a nice serum to finish off your routine.
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Ira Arellano graduated with a degree in Multimedia Arts from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. When she’s not busy writing, Ira uses her remaining free time fawning over groups with too many members, reading three books simultaneously, crying over animated shows and fictional people, and being salty over her lack of gacha luck.