My #1 Ingredient for Putting a Stop to Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Face

I’ve been keeping this site with my musings on Ye Olde Dandruff for many years. And I have finally found my HOLY GRAIL for combatting facial seborrheic dermatitis. There is one ingredient that I want you to hunt down. No, it’s not pyrithone zinc or sulfur or even another favorite of mine, salicylic acid. Those are all good, but this magical ingredient I’ve falling head over heels for is both soothing, clarifying and oil-controlling.

Ok, as a blogger, I think I’ve done my due diligence in putting way too many words before introducing the reason you are all here.

The amazing ingredient that conquers face dandruff better than everything I’ve tried in my now 25 years of dealing with?


As a form of Vitamin B3, niacinamide helps control sebum, reduce the apearance of pores, soothes irritation, reducing signs of aging and just help skin look brighter and more even. It’s truly a cure all. But I know it is the thing working to keep my seborrheic dermatitis at bay, because when I run out . . . boy do the red/itchy/flaky patches flare up. It really works.

It’s not an ingredient you’ll see in tons of skincare products, but I think it will be soon. For now, you have to search a little. Here are a few to try:

Naturium serum

Naturium Serum 12% Niacinamide

Insta Natural

Insta Natural Serum

I have used both of these and they work! Simply apply after your washing/toning, and before moisturizing. Do not use the same time as your Vitamin C as they may react off each other.

Give this miracle ingredient a shot and you skin will thank you!

8 thoughts on “My #1 Ingredient for Putting a Stop to Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Face

  1. Should we be supplementing with Vitamin B3, niacinamide or applying it in a cream? Also, have you ever tried manuka or kanuka honey for Seborrheic Dermatitis? Thanks

    PS: The links in you email say “Oops! That page can’t be found”.


    1. The niacinamide should be applied- look for a serum or moisturizer that has it. I’m wary of supplements personally. Yes I did go through a Manuka honey mask phase and it helps a bit! But I didn’t feel it was impressive enough to recommend to my readers.


  2. I’m mexican and I hate to have my face always red. It’s so expensive to keep the treatment 😩 I go to the dermatologist once per year and the last creams were not even good for me.


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