This $16 Niacinamide Cream Is "Perfect for Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin"

Between deciphering unpronounceable scientific ingredients and interpreting concentration percentages, reading a skincare product label is intimidating enough to make you buy whichever product is currently at the top of Sephora's best-seller list. If just the idea of examining the back of your moisturizer is giving you anxiety right now, we're here to assure you that it's not completely impossible to figure out what it is that you're putting on your face.

To get the lowdown on one of skincare's more common ingredients, we asked Jennifer Herrmann, MD, FAA, of MFC Dermatology, all our burning questions, starting with the most basic: What is niacinamide exactly? "Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that's is used in dermatology for everything from helping to prevent skin cancer to decreasing redness associated with inflammatory conditions like rosacea and acne," she explains.

Here, a dermatologist breaks down everything you need to know about niacinamide creams, including a $16 drugstore cream that's perfect for sensitive, acne-prone skin.