Minimalist Niacinamide 5% + Hyaluronic Acid 1% Review

by Romila D Silva
4 minutes read

Who’s it for? The minimalist  Niacinamide 5% + Hyaluronic Acid 1% is a serum that helps control sebum production and also aids in the prevention of acne and blemishes.

Price: Rs. 599 for 30 ml.

Sensitive skin alert? No.

Key ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice, Niacinamide 5%, Sodium Hyaluronate.

How to use: Apply 2-3 drops after cleansing. Wait for a minute before applying the next serum. When layering multiple products, always use Niacinamide first.

Disclaimer: Consult your dermatologist before using this, if you are undergoing any skin treatment. Since this serum contains active ingredients, do a patch test at least 48 hours before use. Though the bottle says to use this AM and PM, it is advisable to use actives only in your night routine. Also, when using products with active ingredients, make sure to apply sunscreen every morning.

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My Experience with Minimalist Niacinamide 5% + Hyaluronic Acid 1%

Packaging: The serum comes in a thick, glass bottle with a glass dropper.

Color and texture: The serum is transparent. It is thick and slightly sticky.

Fragrance: The serum is fragrance-free.

My experience: After spending thousands of rupees on expensive skincare products, I came across the minimalist_ range of products. I have been using this serum religiously for the last 2 months, and I can definitely see a difference in my skin. My skin feels a lot smoother, and less greasy and my acne blemishes have faded. My skin has never looked so bright or clear! However, I have been using this serum with other minimalist_ products. So, I’m not sure how well this serum will work on its own. If you have never used actives or acids on your skin, you can start with 5% Niacinamide, as the 10% one may cause purging. Overall, I love this serum!

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  1. Fragrance-free.
  2. Paraben-free.
  3. Suitable for all skin types.
  4. Helps clear blemishes.
  5. Smoothens skin texture.
  6. Controls sebum to some extent.


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Would I repurchase or recommend it?

This serum is an important part of my skincare routine and I will continue using it. However, next time I would try the 10% one. I would recommend this to anybody with oily, acne-prone skin.

My rating: 4.5/5

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