The Outset Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream

The Outset Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream

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Type of product Night Moisturizer
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  • cruelty-free night moisturizer that contains aha, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides and vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and oils.
  • it is likely to be good for brightening skin and sensitive skin.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

This product was submitted by nycdave886 on July 13, 2022

Product Info

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fungal-acne safe

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Outset's Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream.

Benefits (6)

Hydrates Dry Skin Icon
Hydrates Dry Skin
Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Helps Reduce Irritation Icon
Helps Reduce Irritation
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (5)

AHA Icon
Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E
Niacinamide Icon
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid
Peptides Icon

Concerns (1)

May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne

The Outset Restorative Niacinamide Night Cream Ingredients Explained

This product contains 50 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

Within a product, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.

While there is an assumption Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.

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Emollient, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Cetyl Palmitate isn't fungal acne safe.

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Also known as: Propandiol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, Trimethylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol. Propane-1,3-Diol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, 2-Deoxyglycerol
Community rating: Mixed

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning

Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-3 Esters is an oil.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
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An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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Emollient, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Sunflower Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil
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Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of the Sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., Compositae.

Sunflower seeds contain fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the skin. It can also can help skin look rejuvenated.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Myristyl Myristate can be bad for acne prone skin.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Skin-conditioning agent, emollient, and solvent that helps to improve the absorption of other ingredients.

It is derived via either synthetic or animal sources.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate.

Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning

Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil Glyceryl Esters is an oil.

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Also known as: Evening Primrose Oil / Epo

Oenothera Biennis Oil is the fixed oil derived from the seeds of the Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis, Onagraceae

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Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it, and also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product.

This ingredient also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Grape Seed Oil / Grapeseed Oil
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Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil is the fixed oil, consisting primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids, obtained by pressing the seeds of the Grape, Vitis Vinifera L., Vitaceae

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil is an oil. It can be bad for acne prone skin.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Avocado Oil / Persea Americana Oil
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Persea Gratissima Oil is the fixed oil obtained by pressing the dehydrated sliced flesh of the avocado pear, Persea gratissima, Lauraceae. It consists principally of the glycerides of fatty acids

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Also known as: Vitamin B3, Nicotinamide, 3-Pyridinecarboxamide
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Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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We don't have a description for Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide.

Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Loved

Bakuchiol is a plant-derived antioxidant (it's vegan!). It is often called the replacement for retinol although it is not part of the same family.

Bakuchiol does offer similar effects to retinol: skin smoothing, reducing discoloration, and help preventing wrinkles. It does not cause as much irritation as traditional Retinols.

Combining bakuchiol with retinol will not have adverse side effects as the benefits from both will compound. Bakuchiol is also found to stabilize retinol.

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Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: German Chamomile Flower Oil
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Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract is an extract of the flowerheads of the matricaria, Chamomilla recutita (L.), Compositae

Chamomille is rich in antioxidants and helps soothe skin.

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Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract.

Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Citrus Limon Fruit Extract.

Moisturising, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Saccharum Officinarum Extract.

Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Acer Saccharum Extract.

Astringent, Refreshing, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract.

Bleaching, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
Also known as: Licorice
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Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae.

Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties.

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Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Glycine Soja Oil is a fragrance and is an oil.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables is an oil.

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters.

Emollient, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Jojoba Esters.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt
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Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
Also known as: (C16-C18) Alkyl Alcohol, C1618, C16-18 Alcohols, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol,
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Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Its main purpose is to prevent oil and liquids from separating in products. Cetearyl alcohol can also help thicken a product or create foam.

Cetearyl alcohol has been found to have emollient properties, meaning it helps hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.

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Absorbent, Emulsion Stabilising, Stabilising

We don't have a description for Microcrystalline Cellulose.

Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

We don't have a description for Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer.

We don't have a description for Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate.

We don't have a description for Acacia Senegal Gum.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Diheptyl Succinate.

Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Emulsion Stabilising, Masking

We don't have a description for Cellulose Gum.

We don't have a description for Saccharide Isomerate.

Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Pro-Vitamin B5
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Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

Panthenol is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture. It's also known to have anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.

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Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E
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Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant that's found in cosmetic products to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also provides some UV protection by reducing the damage caused by UVB rays.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

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Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.

One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.

Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.

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We don't have a description for Dextran.

Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 is a peptide.

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Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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We don't have a description for Sodium Citrate.

We don't have a description for Sodium Phytate.

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