The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml
4.5 of 863 reviews
$2.48 x 4
$2.48 x 4
- Acne, breakouts and blackheads
- First signs of ageing
- Oiliness and shine
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Sensitivity and redness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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4.5 of 863 reviews
88% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Ever since using this serum I have noticed a difference in my skin. It only took a few days for my skin to feel brighter and smoother. Will definitely repurchase.
Most Helpful Criticism
Nice feel but caused break out
I was really excited to try this product but I’ve been using it in combination with the moisturiser for over 2 weeks now and I’ve been breaking out the whole time. My skin feels hydrated and smooth, is less red, and is less oily throughout the day but unfortunately it just doesn’t agree with me 100%. Oily-combination skin
Nice feel but caused break outI was really excited to try this product but I’ve been using it in combination with the moisturiser for over 2 weeks now and I’ve been breaking out the whole time. My skin feels hydrated and smooth, is less red, and is less oily throughout the day but unfortunately it just doesn’t agree with me 100%. Oily-combination skin
Not cooperative but worksit does not cooperate with other products so I cannot use it in the morning. but it did show the effect it promises
Noticeable difference in skin since using thisEver since using this serum I have noticed a difference in my skin. It only took a few days for my skin to feel brighter and smoother. Will definitely repurchase.
Visible results!Love the concept of The Ordinary and was so happy to receive it within two days in the mail! Although the product is quite thick, it is absorbed quickly into the skin and does leave a slight residual stickiness. However, this doesn't bother me too much. After a few applications, I could already see my pores being less congested (I usually have blocked pores from sebum). Really excited to continue using this and to see its long term effects!
What poresI have been struggling with breakouts along my jaw and cheeks for a few weeks and was up for trying anything. In such a short time this stuff has really reduced the size and length of time my pimples last and have minimised the size of my pores along my nose and upper cheek area. So so happy
Not sureNot sure this product has done much for me but have definitely heard good things from others
Best Ordinary product I've used yet!Absolutely loving this product! I don't think I've had a single pimple since I added this into my routine am & pm.
Goodbye poresDramatic difference in skin tone and pore size in such a short time. Amazing!
So cheap yet effectiveI can't fault it so far, i use it on my chin as i get acne there, really works well after my derma roller!
Favourite Ordinary ProductI have tried a few Ordinary skin care products but unfortunately have not liked the majority of the line. However I kept reading great reviews for the Niacinamide and thought I'd give the ordinary another chance and so glad I did. This is a beautiful serum and after a week of use I can see great improvement to my forehead; I get little pimples near my hairline and these have all cleared up, plus my skin texture has somewhat improved. Will definitely be making a re-purchase!
Clear Skin!I bought this serum for my Mum who was struggling with some breakouts and it cleared up her skin so well. She has since repurchased it! Amazing product.
Does miracles!A great product at a great price. I used it on my shoulders, chest and back (acne-prone skin) in the evenings after my showers and there is such a difference. The only con is it stays slightly sticky but nothing extreme or uncomfortable. definitely worth the purchase!
Not for meI found this made no difference in the appearance of my skin, and instead made it look worse! I have skin that is very sensitive and often prone to breaking out in a rash with some products, unfortunately this was one of them.
Best product I’ve ever used!This product has been the best for my skin! I have cystic hormonal acne coming from having PCOS and this and other The ordinary products have ensured that my skin is clear and glowing the majority of the time! Plus the prices means that it is affordable especially when you have kids!
Not for meI wanted to love this product as I've heard its great for break outs but it just made my skin worse and was too drying
Clear SkinLove this product. Clears and tones my skin to perfection. I will use again.
Great for scarringI bought this product to try and help some dark acne scarring on my lower cheeks as I'd tried so many different things and because it was so cheap didn't mind trying this as well and I am so glad I did. Immediately after the first use the scarring faded significantly and it really helps get rid of and heal breakouts faster. Use it every morning and night after cleansing. It's also help oil control. Even though it's small, my first bottle lasted around 3 months.
GoodMy skin feels nice after using, it layers well. Haven't noticed a different in my skin yet but I have only been using it for a few weeks at night.
Luxury product at an affordable price.This serum is amazing. It brightens my skin and shrinks my pores. I'm very new to The Ordinary but love the luxurious experience you get for drugstore prices. I had noticeable bumps on my neck and one night after applying this serum, the bumps went down considerably. This is a must have and it's no brainer.
Loooove This!It is not very often that I can tell a difference in the size of my pores, but this really seems to do the trick! I use this most mornings and sometimes in the evenings (not when I use Vit C). It has been one of my favorite products to date!
Pores are less noticeableThis has tightened my pores without drying my skin, and definitely ordering again. I only use at night before bed as it seems to cause pilling/flaking when I wear under makeup.
Nice, but not for meThis made my skin look amazing for the first few days, but then I started to get weird breakouts of tiny pimples. I have very sensitive skin, so perhaps it's just not for me. I've tried again, but my skin gets irritated even after one use now.
Great productThis definitely minimises pores and reduces oiliness. I would repurchase this, great for the price.
Not for meHad amazing reviews so I thought it would heal my skin but unfortunately it made my sensitive skin break out and go red after multiple tries.
Love this for breakoutsI use this whenever it’s that time of month and it seems to knock any pimples on the head before they become a problem! Super cheap amazing value!
Noticeable differenceI have been using this night and day to shrink pores and to my surprise it actually works! I love seeing results, will continue to use
A cheapie but a goodieThis product works surprisingly well considering how inexpensive it is. I’m using this product morning and night and it seems to have helped my appearance of breakouts. I will definitely continue to purchase this product.
Great for blemishesI have been using this product for a few months now, it works well for black heads. It may cause your skin to purge initially, but this clears up within a couple of weeks.
Good for calming acne and rosaceaI've used multiple bottles of the niacinamide and zinc and it does a great job at helping to calm acne and the redness of rosacea. The price is fantastic for the concentration of the product.
Magic in a bottle!This stuff is incredible, my skin is glowing, my pores have reduced and I’ve have no breakouts. It’s super light, not sure about claims of it being sticky - feels fine to me.
Smooth skinThis is such an easy serum to use. I have been using it for over two weeks now and I can see a huge difference in my skin already. My pores appear smaller and my skin looks smooth Ang hydrated. Love it.
AmazingI LOVE this formula. It's visibly helped reduce the size of my pores in about a month and cleared up my skin. So affordable. Would definitely recommend.
Great product, great priceI have tired many serums to smooth out my problem skin and this is by far the best and the most well priced.
I use this daily with other products from The Ordinary and I just keep finding more to add to the routine.
Worth the hype!!I started using it on a friend's recommendation and thought I would give it a go. Now I'm currently on my 2nd bottle (will certainly re-purchase) and love using it every night before applying my moisturiser. It sinks into my skin really well and I get very few break outs now. Also, the amount of work it does coming with such a reasonable price is far much better than the high end products I have used before. No wonder it's so popular :)
Amazing!A serum that truly works! It helps the overall appearance of my skin, by reducing redness and the appearance of scars.
You'd be surprised at how zinc makes a difference.Zinc is considered good for the skin, for sure. I myself even used to take zinc food supplement to clear my skin. The ordinary has a minimum of ingredients, makes the zinc works even better on the skin. Love zinc, and this one gives me the most with my money.
greattttCouldn't rave about it more!
I was surprised to see all the negative comments. All i can say is that i have purchased this serum multiple times now, I use it multiple times a day and it works so well on my skin - it minimizes the appearance of pores, helps with any present pimples, some of which disappear overnight, and my face appears less oily during the day. I LOVE this product together with other products from the ordinary, and I will certainly repurchase again.
a staple in my skincare routine.This is such a great find and I am so glad I gave it a try. I have noticed a major difference in my blackheads, they are virtually non-existent and also reduces the severity of my pimples. Will definitely keep re-purchasing!
An effective product, but a bit stickyI bought this to help with my blackheads, I definitely noticed a difference. It does have leave a sticky residue however this didn't make any difference to the way my other products layered. Considering how affordable it is I'd say it's well worth it.
Feels lovely and makes your skin so smoothI have used this product on and off since it was released and my skin is so much smoother when I use it! I didn't have any negative reactions to it and would definitely repurchase in the future.
Great for textureThis product is amazing for my pores and overall texture. I recommend using it initially once a day then build up to morning and evening!
GreatAmazing product that does exactly what it says at such a fantastic price!! Love it
Blemishes hate it, I love it!!My skin feels amazing for the first time ever! Has helped clear my persistent acne right up. I have oily skin and team it the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution & Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution for my nightly routine. And all for an incredible price, you can't go past The Ordinary!
Decent serum, immediate resultsI've suffered adult acne for a few years now and did everything to try and get rid of it but this serum erases any signs of blemishes overnight, I'm very happy with results! highly recommend to try if you're having no luck with stubborn acne. Dries down into skin so fast.
Want no pores?This completely minimized the size of my pores dramatically. My face look amazing especially my nose and cheeks where I have large pores. This is fantastic is you want a no-pores look.
Fantastic budget skincareI have been using this to help clear up blemishes on my jaw line and it is working well. The packaging looks great on display also.
Not effective on my skinUnfortunately this is one product that has the opposite affect and aggravates acne on my face. I have a small amount of niacinamide in my toner which works well, but either in a stronger concentration or the zinc make me flare up. The azelaic acid works so well for me though, so would recommend trying a different product if this one didn't have the intended result
Love it!!!!!Before I bought this product I have done some research and I find out that this is one of the best product ...it suited my skin so much because I have a mixed skin type and many pimples after I start using for a few days the effect show and my pimple start to dry out but my face didn’t get dry.
Serum to help blemishesI have noticed less blemishes on my skin, and have re-purchased several times. It is a lovely serum that works very well for my normal-combination skin. It goes well under other serums and creams without balling up. Highly recommend to give it a go, especially given the results and the affordable price.
road to pore-less skini use it every night and i have been using this for a year now. i feel my skin has become pore less after been using it. it treats blemishes so well and smoothens out your skin.
Excellent product and even better priceI’m so happy with this product. I’ve switched from the very expensive Rodan and Fields and my face actually feels better with this product combined with the salicylic acid and the HA + B5. Can’t wait to try some more!
Can not live without thisMy pores are so much smaller!
I used to be a “squeezer” now I’ve got nothing to pick at.
I use this morning and night I can’t live without it.
First application I thought the texture was tacky. But now I know to wait a bit before applying moisturiser/ makeup. Straight after washing I apply this while my face is still damp. It has single handed lay changed my skin type from oily to normal.
Love this product!I have dry/normal, slightly sensitive skin. I adore this product, it leaves my skin feeling super hydrated, looks plumped and fresh. Unfortunately it didn't last me too long, although for the price it is worth purchasing and I will be again.
noticeable improvement- Dry/combination/sensitive skin
- Suffer from mild acne breakouts
I have noticed a definite improvement in my skin if i use 2-3 drops every AM and PM.
I have less breakouts and my skin texture has improved. I've gone through two bottles and will continue to buy!
I no longer have to use my prescription retinol acne cream which was extremely harsh on my skin and expensive.
Have recommended and converted this product to multiple people and will continue to do so, especially for the price
Nice productAffordable and good quality product.
Skin type: combination oily in t zone
I have noticed some blemishes are fading slowly creating an even tone in my skin. I will definitely buy again.
It's a hard worker!Balls a little but I just use before oil and don't have a issue now! But my goodness my acne outbreaks have decreased and my skin isn't as oily!
An extraordinary product!This is hands down my favourite The Ordinary product and I've almost tried them all! I was using it every morning under the 100% pure squalane oil, but now use it morning and night as I think it makes a bigger difference to the texture of my skin than the Vitamin C serum I was using. My skin feels like velvet using this twice a day, and is so clear and soft - the texture has definitely improved. I love this product - it goes on feeling a little bit tacky, but then dries immediately and it doesn't feel drying or stingy at all. I have dry to normal, slightly sensitive skin with the occasional breakout.
Helped to clear my skinI love niacinamide 10%+ Zinc1%! Used in conjunction with my The Ordinary skincare regime my hormonal acne has cleared. It glides onto my skin, but then it is quickly absorbed. It provides my skin with a matte base to apply make up. I highly recommend!!
5th bottle this year !!! Love itUse it religiously! Recommend highly!!!! You want it trust me
really greatIt has smoother my skin. it has cleared the bumps on my cheeks.
It has also helped in clearing my acne.
I love this productI have noticed, since I added this product to my routine, a definite decrease is age spots & sun damage. I have normal to dry skin.
So good for acneAmazing! Such a good price for a serum that worked really well for halting breakouts and even helping with superficial scars. It doesn’t sit that well under make up though.
Amazing product for what it’s priced!Absolutely love this product! I use it everyday in the AM and PM after toning and before creams and serums. I have noticed after a month of using it my dark spots have faded a lot. My skin appears so much brighter. You need to apply it quickly as it gets absorbed into the skin really fast. It dries sort of tacky which I am fine with after applying a serum or cream on top.
Not for my skinA lot of my friends love this, sadly it gives me dry patches.
Flawless skinI have combination skin and quite large pores from when I used to have acne as a teenager. I love using this with the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 under my BB cream. My skin looks flawless and my oily skin stays matte all day! Does iwhat it says it will!
clearer skin!this unblocks my pores and clears my skin! i don't use it every day as i dont believe in using active ingredients everyday is good, i use it 3 times a week and my skin has been looking clearer!
Amazing!I love this! I had been using harsh 2.5% peroxide for breakouts which was too much for my skin but the only thing that kept my mild acne at bay until I tried niacinamide zinc serum. My acne has cleared up my skin looks bright my pores are smaller all in the space of a week. I team it with the buffet and they really complement each other.
Magic!!!!I wish I had used this way more earlier!!!!!
My skin has definitely improved a lot after the few days of using it and also see that my skin is now a lot more hydrated.
Can't wait till the blackheads and whiteheads are completely gone!!!!
Maybe my favourite purchase ever.I’ve been using The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% twice daily for the last couple of years and my skin has never been better. I suffered acne breakouts for 25 years, but noticed a difference almost immediately after using this serum twice daily. My skin was clearer, my pores less noticeable, and I was less shiny.
When I teamed this product with The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2%, things got even better and I haven’t looked back. These two products are made for each other.
Results after consistent daily useI've really seen results after about a month of use. My skin has much more controlled oil production. Can't say I've seen a difference in pore size, but definitely notice that my face gets less oily at the end of a day of makeup. Only thing is that it seems to get used quite quickly compared to other more liquidy solutions
Keeps my skin radiant!This makes my imperfections disappear quite quickly. It will be different for everyone but I've found that this solution suits me well. I use it daily. I love it.
Absolute godsend for oily skin and large poresI have been using this every morning after cleansing all over my face. I have oily, blackhead prone and sensitive skin that can also breakout in a severe dry dermatitis rash. This looks absolutely stunning on the skin under makeup and just moisturiser. Gives an incredible glow, doesn’t dry skin but leaves pores looking minimised without feeling tight!
WowI consider myself a skin care snob. Investing in well researched, scientificly back up products and ingredients. And I usually pay the price.
I thought I'd bite the bullet with this and use in place of a week known ferulic.
All I can say is wow. I just saved myself $150...
Texture, blendability with TO vit c powder which I also purchased.
I feel like my skin in plumper, retaining hydration and just an amazing glow. No breakouts. I can't believe it!
Effective and affordable!I have combination skin + hormonal acne so I was on the lookout for products that would help calm down the inflammation on my face. This product was fantastic at reducing redness and also helped to reduce some of the congestion on my forehead. It didn't do much for the hormonal acne on my jawline but I still continue to use it because it helps to even out my skin tone!
Amazing affordable productI love this product! It’s very affordable and I love the drop application. It feels nice on my skin and makes it feel nice and refreshed. However, i find that I have to apply it quite quickly as it dries quite fast and leaves a bit of a sticky feeling on my skin. I also have oily/combination skin and I find that when I use this product at night by the time I wake up in the morning my skin is shiny with oil. I do not recommend using this product with any gel type of moisturises as I feel that this is why it leaves that sticky feeling on my skin. Otherwise, I highly recommend this product! Great job The Ordinary!
This product is definitely a yesI been using this for a month now. My skin definitely feel much smoother and clearer. The price is super affordable. Recommended it to all my friends.
Can't live without thisI apply this every morning immediately after cleansing, and together with a cocktail of other The Ordinary products, my skin is kept clear of breakouts and looks fresh and bright every day! Highly recommend
great for oily skinI have very oily skin and this product is great at reducing oil around my t-zone which has been so amazing !!
Effective as a part of routineNiacinamide is something that can take up to 12 weeks to work, but be patient and use everyday and you see results!
An extra helperI use this product in the morning as it helps in reducing the shine on my forehead during the day (oily and dehydrated here). Using the pressing technique takes no time for it to absorb nor has it pilled with other products i use. Unsure what bottle count i'm now on so i guess it's become a staple in my routine.
Good for a week treatmentI've been using this product for 6 months now. I found it best works when I didn't use it for a long time.
I use it when my skin is congested and starts to get blemishes. Mainly in the evenings on its own with some spot cream for about 3 -4days then I'll add vitamin C free oil or hydrator. I recommend educating yourself before using The Ordinary as they'r pure products and you would want to use them correctly!!
Also brightens you're skin!! I always look younger the day when using it. And! Good for back pimples and chest!
Amazing for Oily Skin and AcneI bought this to decrease the size of my pores on my nose and it worked amazingly! One day I randomly decided to put it on my acne over-night and the difference the next morning was amazing! Completely dried out and cleared my acne in just a matter of days. I now use it every night to prevent new acne forming. Definitely the best product form The Ordinary. Completely changed my skin for the better.
Wouldn't buy anything else!I have sensitive skin and use this daily as a part of my skin routine after a shower. Goes on slightly sticky but dries pretty matte. It has become a must-have before putting on my heavier creams and definitely helps with my breakouts. Only con would be the smell of it reminds me of glue or something you probably shouldn't be putting on your face.
Great for refining poresI purchased this becaue I wanted to reduce my pores. And it works! I use this twice a day as part of my skin regime (after showering or washing my face) and it glides on beautifully. I would however recommend waiting for it to dry before using any oil-based serums as it can clump.
Good for acneI'm using my third bottle right now. Definitely balances the oil and controls my acne.
Great for congested skinI’ve got combination / sensitive skin, and this worked a treat for clearing it up. I like to mix this with my salicylic acid as apart of my morning and night routine. My skin has never felt nicer!
Love it!I bought this with the vit c from the same brand to tackle pigmented, dull skin and used on alternate days. I can confidently say it has done wonders for my skin. There has definitely been an improvement in my acne marks and my skins looks a lot more even now.
The biggest plus is that it absorbs into the skin very quickly unlike the vit c.
Great productThe Niacinamide and the Alpha Lipoic Acid are my two favourite products from TO. I used the niacinamide daily in the mornings and it left my skin clearer and much softer. I have switched to other products but I will be adding this back into my skincare routine as an extra step. I do find the dropper to be a bit of a hassle but that is probably more laziness and clumsiness on my part. TO products are just as effective as any other comparable products and excellent for anyone on a budget.
Worth to tryEffective and good for congested skin. Sensitive skin can have a try
It does work I think!I currently use this in conjunction with The Ordinary Buffet and Borage Seed Oil at night time and I do believe it works for blemishes, although it's not going to zap them over night!
I have a lot of congestion on my chin and the niacinamide has helped to reduce the amount of/size of the blackheads I have on my chin especially. Skin texture has improved also.
However, because I tried it at the same time as the other products, I'm unsure how well it does on its own compared to with this combo haha!
Not so ordinaryGreat price for high active ingredients. Been using this product since Christmas last year. Skin appears healthier. Easy absorption, no fragrance and fuzz free application.
Amazing product for problem skin!I bought a suite of The Ordinary products recently and this was on the products. It was recommended to be because all of a sudden I have break outs and naughty skin in my early 30's. I have been using this product now for a couple of weeks and already my skin is looking better and isn't breaking out as much. The products are so cheap too, and I love the packaging!
Helped with rednessI have been using this product for a few weeks now and find it really helps reduce my redness when I wake up the next morning!
It certainly helps clear my skin if I have small breakouts and evens my skin tone well.
Great product for such a cheap price!!!
Have recommended to many of my friends
Spot test first!I have to admit I am sometimes a little lazy with spot-testing, but am incredibly glad I did with this product. A single drop of this applied to a previously blemish-free area broke me out severely - I don't normally get acne but within a few hours of applying, the whole area was covered in pimples which were really painful and took a long time to heal. I have never had a reaction to a product like this before as well so I was really surprised. This is definitely one to check before using - luckily it is cheap enough that I didn't feel bad throwing away the bottle, but the effect was so bad on me that I couldn't even in good conscience give it to a friend to try. Use caution!
Good for night time useThis has certainly helped with my acne. I find it’s a bit sticky/tacky and doesn’t sit well under makeup so I only use it at night. I use another more expensive brand in the morning as it sits better under makeup. The price point is great, and works really well. Will continue to purchase.
Wow factor!This product is amazing. I had read so many great reviews and it lived up to my expectations. For the last couple of months I have had a breakout of pimples and cystic acne on my chin. Within a few days of using this, my chin was less red and had started to clear. A week later and my chin area looks great and no new pimples. I am so glad I decided to give this product a go.
Great, affordable serumThis serum is great for the cost. It helped reduce congestion, especially around my t-zone, and helped minimise the appearance of my pores and seems to be assisting in repairing my damaged skin barrier. It can be slightly drying, so I use a nice oil afterwards. I'd recommend this if you struggle with congestion, acne, enlarged pores. Not for really dry skin.
Help to get clear skinI been using this serum for over 2 weeks now. Definitely help skin get clearer and also good with white & black head issue. Super cheap too. Loving it :)
Fantastic!I bought this when I was struggling with hormonal acne pretty badly. I used it daily and I found it definitely reduced redness and helped with clearing my acne
Great value great productLove what this does to my skin
Evens out and tones
I been using just a couple drops morning and night after my HA before other serums