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Hi guys!

Please share the nicotinamide based acne treatment creams you are using?

The A-CN tube I am using is gonna end now. Though it doesn’t give over the night miracles, its decent and chances of mark or scar is very low while using A-CN.

I wish to try any other nicotinamide cream as a change.

Tagging @bargavi-ramachandran the only other soul I know who is using nicotinamide creams 🙂

@acnemantra I know I am not sincere to starter regimen, I am not using Triacneal 😳 I have triacneal just now and I will be using  nicotinamide cream till it arrives. My doubt is while I am using triacneal if I get pimples, what shall I do? Apply nicotinamide cream or wait for it to subside by itself?

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 I have ordered triacneal just now*

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Hi Sandy, my doc has given me D’ACNE PLUS GEL instead of A-CN this time.it’s same as A-CN.

1% clindamycin and 4% nicotinamide in a gel base.but D’ACNE plus additionally has 0.5% allantonin which acts as a skin protectant. it’s marketed my Glenmark, costs 99INR for 15 gms.you re right about nicotinamide @catonthewall .i don’t see myself changing it anytime soon.try applying it all over the face at least for two hours everyday.nicotinamide not only cured pimples but repaired skin, especially my sun damage to a great extent 🙂 great part-doesn’t develop bacteria resistance like clindamycin 🙂

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Thanks Bargavi, I find faceclin is also another nicotinamide gel. I will check if the shop has D’Acne plus gel. I tried clindamycin once and it never worked on me. True, CN is such a great combo which cures pimples, though I haven’t seen the skin treating part, I just use it on my spots. May be I should have tried it all over 🙄 I am happy with this gel and in a way the non-availability of sebonac only tricked me to using this product after untrusting dermatologist visit. Thanks to sebonac 😉

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Hi girls Sandy and Bargavi (bargavi-ramachandran), yes nicotinamide is pretty good at controlling acne and fading marks. Nicotinamide, also called niacinamide is vitamin B3. It is common in fairness products because of its ability to fade away hyper pigmentation and brighten the skin. Those looking for non-antibiotic based, mainly nicotinamide products could try Papulex Cleansing Gel (review page) and Papulex Oil-free Cream (review page).

While on Triacneal, many people here use Metrogyl as their spot treatment if needed. You could use that or nicotinamide gel on top once Triacneal has absorbed into the skin.

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Hey great 🙂 Sandy.facelin additionally has Ethyl Lactate too.it is known for decreasing bacteria and inflammation  by reducing skin Ph level.anyway i ll not try it now cos i got new pack of D’ACNE plus 🙂 .i read good reviews about facelin in many websites.don’t use it as a spot treatment cat.apply a thin layer of it all over the face and skip moisturizer since you won’t need any.you ll clearly see difference in discoloration, if you got any, in a fortnight.it does make the skin shiny.if you can’t wear it during the day, use it as a night cream.apply a thin layer of it all over your face, before an hour to bed (cos you don’t want to waste it on your pillows) and leave it overnight.tell me how it goes! have a good day 🙂

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I’m using faceclin too! It’s truly working great on me. Healing acne & fading dark spots. Only downside is the unnecessary clindamycin getting into our skin. But otherwise a fab gel 😀

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@acnemantra I see, is it because of this niacinamide, kaya soothing cleansing gel gives me  even skin tone? (But I still get breakouts, just stopped glyco A and lotus spf 40 two weeks before and now stopped sunprotek too! Planning to go strict on starter regimen once I get triacneal) The papulex cleansing gel is totally non-comedogenic! It could be replacement to kaya soothing cleansing gel! Thanks AM 🙂
@bargavi-ramachandran I think I will first try for faceclin,then D’ACNE and then A-CN, will apply as you suggested and sure will update you 🙂
@padm1n1 how many days faceclin takes to heal for you? Ya, but will excess clindamycin hurt the skin?

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I got Proclin (the same components as faceclin)but i use it only when i get a pimple.i dont use it all ouer as i dont want any resistance building up as the clindamycin component is there.But i must say,its a good product!This is the first time am using the clindamycin-niacinamide combination and am satisfied with it.

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Hiya Sandy, the amount of niacinamide in Kaya Soothing Cleansing may be barely enough to reduce redness and give an even look to the face because of that, but not enough to control acne you see. Also, it is hardly remaining on the face for a minute before being washed off. Yes, Papulex Cleansing Gel could be good, but I haven’t tried it yet.

 

Yes @kriya, @padm1n1, it would be good to have naicinamide products without the antibiotic thrown in. Papulex is one such brand (link to review pages in a previous answer), but I’m yet to try it.

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I was prescribed papulex 4years back but i didnt get it as it wasnt famous at that time and many shops didnt euen have it.But now,it has gained popularity and available everywhere.But as a cream to be applied all over the face,wont it make the skin oily?

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@kriya, I’m not sure about Papulex cream @anujaaggarwal used it and didn’t like it I think, she’s posted a review of it, but the cleansing gel could be tried for relief for redness (niacinamide) and perhaps acne too.

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I was just reading that review when i got your reply:-)Neither of the two found papulex promising.Maybe it works best when it is combined with clindamycin.

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@catonthewall … a pimple just stays 2 days for me now & the tiny bumps disappear overnite. I remember a few months ago, before AcneMantra, my pimples use to get huge, pus filled & bleed 🙁 Yuk right! The huge black spots left behind stayed forever :O Now Faceclin & Ahaglow are  fading them so quickly, its totally unbelivable 😀

@kriya … I was thinking the same. Maybe thats why all nicotinamide gels come with clinamycin.

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@padm1n1
Talking of AHA glow,i found another glycolic acid facewash called Rifresh by Adcock Ingram healthcare.. Its more on the lines of Glomed.Contains liquorice,vitamin E and aloevera juice.But somehow i wasnt impressed with it as my skin is damn oily by nature and this facewash didnt do anything for the oil..But it wil be greatly helpful to people who dont have superoily skin and who find glomed harsh and strong.

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Thanks guys for the suggestions, I got faceclin myself and started using from yesterday 🙂

Will update you on how it goes.

Hey thats great @padm1n1 I hope same miracle happens to me too.

@kriya would you believe it even I don’t rank Glomed along the lines of Ahaglow. Is it only me who feels face goes dull and Ahaglow was much better with Glomed?

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@padm1n1 i think nicotinamide works better with clindamycin too.if not, i don’t know why so many companies manufacture them in the same  aloe and allantoin base.

talking of AHAglow i found my dark spots fading quickly while i was using it too.so i ve tweaked my regimen by using it in the evening instead of Saslic-DS.now i use vulros soap twice in the day.AHA for evening.Saslic-DS before bed.

now, just a wild thought-has anyone tried using AHAGlow as moisturiser like the cetaphil clensing lotion.it has afterall 5% aloe. @catonthewall i am thinking of buying facelin after i finish my tube of D’ACNE plus.i am currently using A-CN on my feet where the area, which would not be covered by the foot wear have gone dark due to the sun.i am hoping A-CN would rectify the dis-coloration like it did to my face.fingers crossed 🙂

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Hey Bargavi (@bargavi-ramachandran ) I doubt if we can use Ahaglow as a moisturizer because it makes face go dry. But I should add that with Kayas cleansing soothing gel my face doesn’t go dry. You are trying many experiments for your feet 🙂 Let me know how it goes so that I will also follow :mrgreen:

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Ok thanks Sandy.i am currently leaving AHAGlow on my face for 5 mins and washing it off.i ll keep you posted on my foot experiments.you tell about facelin too 🙂

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Does ahaglow moisturize? So far good. As of now the two pimples I had subsided in two days, they weren’t big ones, they were already small when I started faceclin. I am applying it all over my face before sleeping. It has a slight strong smell like eucalyptus or iodex or moov kind. But that smell goes off in a minute. After you guys informing about the clindamycin deposition I am wary of it too 🙄

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