Paula's Choice Skincare CLINICAL 20% Niacinamide Treatment

Paula's Choice Skincare

CLINICAL Niacinamide 20% Treatment

0.67 fl. oz. for $ 48.00
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Paula’s Choice claims CLINICAL Niacinamide 20% Treatment “tightens and minimizes the look of sagging pores and rough bumps.” Our verdict? It does that and much more to help skin have a healthy glow thanks to the powerful formula.

Packaged in an opaque glass bottle and dispensed via dropper, Niacinamide 20% Treatment has a silky fluid-gel texture that is compatible with all skin types. The consistency is easy to spread and absorbs down to a slightly tacky, yet lightweight-feeling finish that leaves skin with a dewy-looking sheen.

Niacinamide is the star of the show for good reason. Research has proven this multifaceted B3 vitamin offers a wealth of benefits for skin including evening tone and smoothing out texture, while also strengthening skin’s moisture barrier for a more supple feel and healthier look. Above and beyond all of that, in this 20% concentration, niacinamide stands out for its advanced ability to tighten enlarged, sagging pores and minimizing “orange-peel” textured skin.

As impressive as that is all on its own, Paula’s Choice added acetyl glucosamine to round out the fragrance-free formula, with research showing it offers skin-brightening properties when combined with niacinamide. More to love, antioxidants including purslane, green tea, vitamin C and licorice boost the anti-aging benefits.

One thing we noticed about this concentrated formula is that works fast. In our experience, skin had a healthier looking tone the very next day, and the improvement for pores and texture didn’t take long to follow. If you’ve been stumped by these kinds of persistent skin issues, we highly recommend giving CLINICAL Niacinamide 20% Treatment a try. Even if you don’t “problem skin” it’s worth experimenting with to see if it can take your complexion’s healthy glow to the next level!

  • 20% niacinamide delivers significant help for stretched pores and “orange-peel” skin.
  • Acetyl glucosamine supports niacinamide’s ability to brighten and even out tone.
  • Antioxidant-rich purslane, green tea, vitamin C and licorice boost the anti-aging benefits.
  • Concentrated formula works fast to deliver a healthier glow.
  • Fluid-gel texture absorbs down to a lightweight feel, compatible with all skin types.
  • Packaged to preserve the stability of the formula.
  • Fragrance free.
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A highly concentrated niacinamide (vitamin B3) serum that effectively tightens and minimizes the look of sagging pores and rough bumps caused by age or sun damage.

Water (Aqua), Niacinamide (skin-restoring/skin-replenishing), Pentylene Glycol (solvent/texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin-replenishing), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract (antioxidant), Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane) Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Japonica Flower Extract (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Lecithin (skin-replenishing), Pullulan (texture enhancer), Panthenol (hydration), Silica (absorbent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Propanediol (hydration), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance


Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit

About the Experts

The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.

Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

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