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Two top picks: The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension ($6, sephora.com) is affordable and contains 23% vitamin C. Glossier Super Pure ($28, glossier.com) is a splurge but contains a blend of niacinamide and vitamin B3.
If that sounds too intimidating, Kim also offers a drugstore option: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, a moisturizing formula that uses peptides and the vitamin niacinamide to plump fine lines with zero irritation.
Also look for ingredients like licorice, vitamin C, niacinamide, and resorcinol.
This one gently exfoliates skin with three percent PHA, a trendy acid at the moment, and brightens with two percent niacinamide.
Marchbein says that as a 4 percent gel, niacinamide has been shown to be as effective as a 1 percent clindamycin gel, a topical antibiotic commonly used to treat acne.
Beyond thickening the skin with vitamin A, the rich cream attacks brown spots with niacinamide, and softens with natural oils and butters.
But there’s also the formula, which is imbued with skin-care good-guys like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, niacinamide, and an essence — all of which moisturize skin without feeling heavy.
There are a ton of brightening ingredients to look for, but some of the more effective ones on the market right now are peony and licorice root extract, kojic acid, vitamin C and E, niacinamide, and alpha arbutin.
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