I post from time to time on here mostly cus I try to stay away from getting addicted to the site . But about a month ago I ordered this Niacinamide Cream from this website - http://ironpower.biz/products_acnessential.htm -- I know I know it seems very sketchy but hey I thought might as well give it a try like I've done to everything else along the way. The ingredients are the following:
Niacinamide (4%), Purified water, Glycerol (Vegetable glycerine), Cetostearyl alcohol, Caprylic triglycerides (derived from Coconut Oil), Coconut oil, Cetomacrogol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxy benzoates, Grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative).
The guy who runs the site is really good at answering any email questions pretty quickly and the shipping from Australia to Canada was pretty quick. I think I paid $50 something for two jars including shipping to Canada. It was a 2 for 1 sale when I finally decided to buy it. It comes with a money back guarantee which was also why I decided to give it a try. Here's what I've found:
My skin has been sort of 'addicted' to La Roche Posay Toleriane for probably 5-6 years where anytime I'd ever try to switch moisturizer 'd either breakout, skin would be really red or really dry and always have to go back. I've finally broke the cycle after 1 month. The most surprising thing is that it didn't break me out and is helping some of what I think are just acne breakouts. Nothing for blackheads good or bad but still. Also honestly it's the only moisturizer that I've tried in years that I now put on during the day since it doesn't turn my skin red and actually calms it and makes it more pale. I'm going to continue to use it now and will report any changes if anything takes a turn for the worst. What I currently use is Spectro gel to cleanse adn then this day and night followed by a 0.5% salicylic acid cream on my nose for black heads every three days. I'm getting v-beam soon too that I've had planned for awhile so I'm interested to see if it speeds the healing time at all??