Skin Concerns

Enlarged Pores

Oil Control


Uneven Skin Tone

Skin Types

Combination Skin

Dry/Very Dry Skin

Normal Skin

Oily Skin

10% Niacinamide Booster is the first concentrated 10% niacinamide formula blended with natural calming and superior hydrating ingredients to address the frustrating combination of enlarged pores plus visible signs of aging, such as uneven skin tone, lack of radiance, rough surface skin texture, redness, and dryness. The results after only a few days will impress you.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

2021 Beauty Insider’s Best Skincare- Reader’s Choice Award Best Skin Booster

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which research has proven can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and dry skin. The light-as-water texture of 10% Niacinamide Booster is designed to dramatically enhance your skincare while also providing soothing agents to promote visibly calm skin. Antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients make this product a multi-tasking must-have solution for all skin types, whether used alone or mixed into your favorite serum or moisturizer.

Dispense 2-3 drops into the palm of your hand and then apply to your face. Add a couple more drops if you will also be applying to your neck and chest. During the day, finish with a moisturizer with SPF 30 or greater. Can be applied under the eye area, avoiding the eye itself.

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Key Ingredients
Panthenol, Phospholipid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Licorice Root,Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Genistein, Carnosine, Ubiquinone

Product Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Niacinamide (vitamin B3, skin-restoring ), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin replenishing/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Phospholipids (skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Carnosine (antioxidant), Genistein (antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH balancing), Sodium Citrate (pH balancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Should I use the 10% Niacinamide Booster, the CLINICAL Niacinamide 20% Treatment or both?
For most, using one or the other is all that is needed. For those with milder pore concerns or who haven’t tried a highly concentrated niacinamide product, 10% is best. For those with especially stubborn concerns, 20% is best. If the severity of your skin concerns varies over your entire face, we suggest experimenting with both products.

How does 10% Niacinamide Booster visibly tighten enlarged pores?
Niacinamide has research showing improvement in skin’s firmness and normal pore function. As the skin ages, the pore wall is damaged, and stretches as skin’s supportive structure depletes, resulting in enlarged pores that may or may not become clogged. Niacinamide restores some normal pore function, visibly firms and smooths which improve skin’s texture.

Are there any products or ingredients I shouldn’t mix with 10% Niacinamide Booster?
You can layer this niacinamide booster with any product or ingredient, as tolerated. If preferred, mix a few drops into any non-SPF product including serums, moisturizers or other boosters.

Is 10% Niacinamide Booster suitable for sensitive skin?
While niacinamide is a potent ingredient, we’ve formulated this booster with additional skin-soothing ingredients like allantoin, boerhavia diffusa root and licorice extract, so many people with sensitive skin have used it successfully with beautiful results. If you are concerned, patch test it first by applying it in a small area or mix it in into any non-SPF product for a few days to see how your skin responds.

What does a niacinamide booster do?
This niacinamide booster helps skin appear renewed and clarified, visibly fades post-blemish marks and minimizes enlarged pores, all while preserving skin’s barrier.

How to use Paula’s Choice Niacinamide Booster?
You can experiment with using this versatile niacinamide booster in various ways. Dispense a few drops into your palm and apply directly to skin or mix its water-light texture into other non-SPF products.

Can I use niacinamide and vitamin C together?
Yes, niacinamide and vitamin C can be used together. In fact, this booster contains 2% ascorbyl glucoside, a form of vitamin C that provides brilliant results for fading the look of sun-induced discolorations when combined with niacinamide. Learn more about using niacinamide and vitamin C together.


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Malaysia Malaysia

Shrunk my acne!

My side cheek was full of acne and this product was able to shrunk the acne and now my face is clear! It is very fast acting and can't wait to order another one.


Must buy!

I love this products, I have large pores for years...and this is so good to minimize my pores! u will see result after one week using...and I pair this with 2% BHA.

Vanessa Y.
Malaysia Malaysia


I had orange peel skins and after I try this product, it works like wonder. My enlarge pores shrink and no more orange peel skins!

Jasmine M.
Malaysia Malaysia

It is good

Excellent product

Lee C.
Malaysia Malaysia

Love it !

Good product to control excess oil, improve skin surface, but I hope that PC will come up with new texture like gel.