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Koko Chemistry 10% Niacinamide Serum Review

Last Updated on November 27, 2021

Niacinamide serums are a huge rage these days. And no wonder since it is such a multi-tasking ingredient. So when Koko Chemistry asked me to review their 10% Niacinamide serum, I happily agreed.

After using it for around 2 months, here is my honest review of the serum.

Product Claims:

A multi-tasking super serum that has exceptional skin-restoring properties and the ability to treat problematic skin.

It effectively minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores, post-breakout marks, and hyperpigmentation all while targeting multiple signs of aging to dramatically improve the skin’s tone and texture.

This skin-friendly serum also has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the skin, reduce redness and balance sebum production, making it a very effective treatment for mild to moderate acne.

Price: Rs.1650 for 30ml

Shelf life: 2 years

koko chemistry niacinamide

About the product:

The serum is sold in an amber glass bottle with a pump cap. All the detail are mentioned on the outer carton. The product is white translucent fluid with a mild lavender scent.

Ingredients:

Active & Natural Ingredients: Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3), Vitamin B5, Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc PCA, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Witch Hazel Extract, Olive Oil.

Base Ingredients: Aqua, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance*.(Tea Tree & Rosemary essential oil)

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Directions to use:

Apply after cleansing and toning. Follow up with a moisturizer, if needed.

My Experience Using Koko Chemistry 10% Niacinamide Serum:

Starting with the packaging which is one of the most thoughtful ones I have come across. It comes in an amber glass bottle with all the instructions mentioned on the label and carton.

Just looking at the packaging and website design you can tell how every detail has been planned carefully by the brand.

The serum is a milky lotion that is extremely lightweight and non-greasy. My skin absorbs it all up instantly and feels hydrated instantly. 

koko chemistry niacinamide

Unlike other serums which are completely water-based, this Koko chemistry 10% niacinamide serum also has jojoba and olive oil. So along with hydrating the skin, it also helps lock it in and improves softness. 

Since I have oily skin, I didn’t find any need to follow up with a moisturizer as it does that job well.

I took 2 pumps of the serum and applied it while my skin was still damp from the toner. I find this helps improve hydration and keeps skin plump.

The serum lasted me around 5-6 weeks after using it both in AM and PM routine. It helps soothe redness and lightens the dark spots left behind by acne making my face look more even-toned.

koko chemistry niacinamide

The best part about using this serum was its oil-control benefits. Niacinamide is known well for controlling sebum production. 

Along with this, it also has witch hazel and humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin which together help avoid excessive oiliness. 

As soon as I stopped using this, my skin went back to its oily self. So you have to continue using this in your routine to keep oiliness at bay.

While the enlarged pores are still visible, this Koko chemistry serum also helped in controlling whiteheads and pimples.

I usually get a few of them due to PMS but this time it has been under control and my skin has been bump-free.

koko chemistry niacinamide

This could be due to the presence of Zinc PCA which keeps the acne-causing bacteria in control. So if you have oily skin with mild acne, this serum is definitely worth adding to your skincare routine.

The only negative thing about this serum is that it is not budget-friendly. But the texture and performance of this serum are much better than other budget-friendly serums I have tried so far.

So if fits your budget, definitely get this one.

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Pros:

  • Made with natural ingredients
  • No artificial fragrance or colours
  • Spread easily
  • Doesn’t make skin greasy
  • Control oiliness
  • Soothes redness
  • Hydrates and moisturises
  • Controls breakouts
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Sustainable packgaing

Cons:

  • Not budget-friendly

Final Thoughts on Koko Chemistry 10% Niacinamide Serum:

A beautiful serum that hydrates the skin and helps control sebum and breakouts as well. Do try this out if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

Disclaimer: The product was gifted by the brand with no obligation to post and the review is unbiased.

* This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase using the link, I will earn a small amount (at no extra cost to you!) The amount helps me maintain website costs and bring more and better content to you.

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