Q: What ingredient is best for combination skin?


Combination skin can seem hard to manage as you try to combat both areas of oiliness and dryness. So, trying to find a multi-tasking ingredient that has the ability to restore balance may seem impossible. However, there's one that stands out for its versatility: Niacinamide! In this week's blog post, we're delving into the telltale traits of combination skin and why the Niacinamide range is the perfect addition to your skincare routine...


What is combination skin?

Combination skin is characterised by having both oily and dry areas on the face. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, often with enlarged and congested pores, while the cheeks and other areas may be dry or normal. The opposite traits of combination skin mean a rebalancing-focused regime, with ingredients that appeal to both dry and oily skin types, is the best course of action!


What is the best ingredient for combination skin?

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is an essential vitamin that cannot be produced naturally in the body. This versatile ingredient comes with a long list of skin benefits. To name a few, Niacinamide helps regulate excess oil production, resulting in balanced sebum levels across oily and dry areas. It's also a great option if you are looking to decongest and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. For the drier areas, it soothes the skin to promote a more even complexion, boost hydration and promotes a healthy skin-barrier. Niacinamide's ability to address a spectrum of skin concerns makes it a superhero ingredient for combination skin. 

Another ingredient perk? It's compatibility with other ingredients! Niacinamide works in harmony with Retinol, Vitamin C, AHA's, BHA's and Hyaluronic Acid just to name a few, so you know it will slip seamlessly into your regime with no need for adaption.


Which Niacinamide product is best for me?

With a couple of products in the Q+A lineup with Niacinamide as the hero ingredient, there's an option for every regime! Each product is enhanced with a variety of specially selected ingredients, for even more added benefits...


1. Niacinamide Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Our Niacinamide Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser combines the balancing benefits of Niacinamide with gentle exfoliating agents (Jojoba Esters) to remove dead skin cells and help unclog pores. This cleanser won't strip your skin of its natural oils whilst promoting clearer skin.


2. Niacinamide Daily Toner

Our Niacinamide Daily Toner is perfect for removing any remaining impurities post-cleanse and prepping the skin for the rest of your regime. Formulated with soothing Aloe Vera and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, the toner ensures your skin is left feeling refreshed and balanced.


Click here to explore all Q+A products, including our Niacinamide collection, and discover the difference this superstar ingredient can make to your skin!


Until next time,

Hannah @ Team Q+A


Hannah Stephenson

NPD & Marketing Assistant 





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