A-is-for-Anti-Aging-Retinal-Serum | Apothekari-Skincare

You may be using a niacinamide skin care treatment without even knowing it. Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide isn’t as well known as retinoids, antioxidants or AHAs. However, it’s a powerhouse ingredient that comes with no shortage of benefits when used as part of a regular skin care regimen. Think of niacinamide as the quieter, heads down colleague who always delivers on time. Just like that co-worker, who may never get the recognition, niacinamide really, really needs to be on your team!



Niacinamide is found in all our bodies with a large concentration found in tissues like the brain, heart, liver and skeletal muscle. It plays an important role in energy production. For those of you interested in the science, niacinamide works by reducing the rate of decline of two important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) which are involved in cellular energy production and fats that are responsible for cell growth.

Foods rich in niacinamide include yeast, meat, milk, and green vegetables.

Niacinamide Skin Care

Niacinamide skin care products have the following beneficial properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory, thereby useful in conditions including psoriasis, rosacea and acne
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Prevents moisture loss
  • Increases ceramide (lipid) production
  • Lightens pigmentation and evens skin tone.

Formulators include niacinamide in their treatments to treat:

  • Dry skin
  • The appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Pigmentation and
  • Acne breakouts. One study compared niacinamide 4% to Clindamycin (a popular prescription treatment for acne) and noted that they were equally effective in controlling breakouts.

Niacinamide skin care therapies are beneficial for younger skin burdened by acne and they also benefit more mature skin.

Our favourite niacinamide skin care product is Apothekari A is for Anti-Aging. In this treatment, it is combined with other actives to deliver antioxidant, skin brightening, anti-acneic, skin smoothing and skin hydration benefits. This is my go to serum at night and it’s one that I wouldn’t give up, ever!

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48 reviews
Love, love, love!

I've only been using this serum for a couple of weeks and the difference in my skin is already noticeable. I have very sensitive skin and didn't have any irritation. I was able to use it daily from day 1. Love this product! It's going to be a staple in my arsenal from now on.

Works good but..

I have been using this deodorant for a couple weeks now and it works very well to keep door at bay. However it dries sticky and when I sweat it gets even more sticky. I will keep using fur a while to see if I can get past the sticky feeling, but not sure if I can. It’s too bad because it really does work.

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that our deodorant is working very well for you! We're always happy to receive feedback from our customers as we try to improve our products. We will take your comment into consideration to improve the formulation. Thank you!

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Terrible Rash

This worked for a few weeks and I started getting a painful red rash under my arms. I was about to purchase a set of 4 and I’m glad that I didn’t. I reached out to the company to inquire about what could have caused this as they claim to have products that don’t cause rashes. Of course no one ever replied. Will not purchase again

Dear Tara,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you experienced a reaction to our deodorant. It's formulated to be irritation free (pH friendly ingredients and without baking soda). Very occasionally you may experience discomfort or tingling, especially after shaving or if you have sensitive skin.
We've checked our records and are unable to locate an email or call from you regarding this issue. We've tried reaching out via email but haven't heard back. We stand by all our products and offer a full money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied. Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help resolve this issue.

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Neroli Rose Natural Deodorant Roll-On
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
It works!

Happy to finally found a natural deodorant that actually works- worth every penny. Excited to try more scents, especially the lavender when it is back in stock.

Shea Body Butter
Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
My new fave

This cream is my new fave. It's moisturizing without being greasy and absorbs well. The scent is crisp and clean without being overpowering. My husband and son have started using it and love it too! Might need another one to keep by the kitchen sink.

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