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Pore Cleansing & Blackhead Banishment. Say hello to Niacinamide & Citric Acid.

By Sam Carter

February 20, 2024 • 2 min read

Pore Cleansing & Blackhead Banishment. Say hello to Niacinamide & Citric Acid.

In the never-ending, ever-evolving search for clear, radiant skin, may we present to you Niacinamide and Citric Acid. 

These skincare superheroes are truly capable of transforming your complexion, each renowned for their own unique abilities in promoting a clearer, pore-refined appearance.

Let’s explore how these ingredients, individually and in collaboration, contribute to pore cleansing and blackhead elimination.

Niacinamide: The Skin Soothing Saviour

  1. Pore Tightening:

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is celebrated for its ability to tighten enlarged pores. By promoting the production of ceramides, which are essential for maintaining your skin’s barrier, Niacinamide helps minimise the appearance of pores, preventing them from becoming clogged with all forms of dirt encountered on a day-to-day basis. 

  1. Oil Regulation:

One of Niacinamide's standout features is its regulation of sebum production. By balancing oil levels, Niacinamide prevents excessive oil, that can contribute to blackhead formation. This makes it an excellent choice for those with combination or oily skin prone to blackheads.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

Niacinamide boasts anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in calming irritated skin. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with acne-prone skin, as inflammation is a key factor in the development of blackheads.


Citric Acid: The Citrus Exfoliator

  1. Exfoliation and Blackhead Removal:

Citric acid, derived from citrus fruits, is a natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) renowned for its exfoliating properties. It works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, helping to unclog pores and prevent the formation of blackheads. Regular use promotes a smoother complexion and minimises the appearance of existing blackheads.

  1. Brightening Effect:

Citric acid also contributes to skin brightening, reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This dual benefit makes it an excellent addition to a routine focused on achieving an even skin tone.


The Synergy of Niacinamide and Citric Acid:

  1. Comprehensive Pore Cleansing:

Niacinamide's pore-tightening effects, coupled with citric acid's exfoliating powers, create a dynamic duo that comprehensively addresses pore cleansing. Niacinamide helps maintain the integrity of the pores, while citric acid ensures that they stay clear of debris. 

  1. Balanced Exfoliation:

Citric acid, when used in moderation, provides gentle exfoliation without causing irritation. Niacinamide's anti-inflammatory properties complement this by soothing the skin, ensuring a balanced and comfortable exfoliation experience. 

  1. Enhanced Brightening:

The brightening effects of both niacinamide and citric acid work hand-in-hand to fade dark spots and promote an overall glowing complexion. This combination is particularly effective for those dealing with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from blackheads. 

Taking all of the above into account, we just had to harness the power of Niacinamide and Citric Acid into the latest addition of our Cleansing Bar range. With over 1 million bars sold to date, trust our community and their reviews, confirming that this really is effective, affordable skincare. Try our Niacinamide Facial Cleansing Bar today!



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