Elta MD¨ Clear is formulated with high-purity niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and photo-damaged skin. NiacinamideÕs effect on blemishes such as acne, as well as skin discoloration, has been proven scientifically many times over. NiacinamideÕs management of acne in several studies suggests it to be highly effective. In one study, as many as 82% of people with inflammatory acne showed improvement after using niacinamide as a topical treatment for eight weeks. Additionally, 60% had significant reductions in papules/pustules and 52% had a reduction in the severity of their acne. Elta MD Clear is extremely lightweight and contributes to maintaining smooth, clean, clear skin. It works well alone or under makeup. Elta MD Clear is fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.