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Fourth Ray Beauty

Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 16.00
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Fourth Ray Beauty’s Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum promises, “to perfect pores, enhance skin clarity, and boost overall skin health.” Our verdict? The fragrance-free formula can do just that!

Housed in a clear bottle with dropper dispenser, Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum has a thin, fluid consistency that slips over skin and absorbs quickly, only leaving a slight hint of tackiness of behind. The lightweight nature of the formula makes it a viable option for all skin types.

Likewise, niacinamide is a great ingredient for all skin types as it offers a wide range of benefits—and in this 10% concentration, we’re confident you’re getting enough of it to make a difference. Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) has been proven to help minimize pores, clarify skin tone, combat wrinkles, and strengthen skin’s barrier.

Here it’s combined with replenishing hydrators such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate (a hyaluronic acid derivative), as well as soothing antioxidants for added benefit. Keep in mind that although niacinamide itself is stable in light, because this formula comes in see-through packaging, you’ll need to store it away from light (i.e. in a closed drawer) to keep the other antioxidants stable.

If you’re wondering why this serum has a yellow hue, that’s from the added colorants, which bear no benefit to the formula. That aside, Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum earns our recommendation as an inexpensive way to test what this multitasking ingredient can do for your skin.

Pros:
  • Concentrated niacinamide offers improvement for pores and healthier-looking skin.
  • Contains supporting replenishing ingredients to enhance hydration.
  • Formulated with soothing antioxidant extracts for added benefit.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Some antioxidants will be compromised if the clear packaging is not stored away from light.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A form of Vitamin B3, that works wonders for all skin types to perfect pores, enhances skin clarity, and boost overall skin health.

Water, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Quartz, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

With as much focus on the metaphysical as on the scientific, Fourth Ray Beauty is the brainchild of Seed Beauty, the creator of social-media savvy lines like Kylie Cosmetics and ColourPop. The brand says its focus is on wellness-inspired skin care, and that the name Fourth Ray is derived from the fourth ray of the rainbow, which represents “beauty, harmony, purity, wholeness, and integration.”

Its lineup consists of mainly the basics when it comes to a skin care routine: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and acne treatment. The formulas are largely unremarkable, with a lack of impressive ingredients, and most of its products contain fragrance. The standout is their cleansing oil which bypasses most of the pitfalls of its competition.

When it comes to its approach to acne and oily skin though, this brand with a New Age philosophy has a decidedly old-school approach by including witch hazel, alcohol, and other irritants that can make acne and oily skin worse.

Fourth Ray infuses each of its products with crystals to, as stated on its website, “cleanse not just your skin but your energy.” This is just marketing, though; there’s no scientific research proving that crystals can do anything for skin.

You can learn more about Fourth Ray Beauty on its website, fourthraybeauty.com.

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