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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

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Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • First signs of ageing
  • Oiliness and shine
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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4.5 of 841 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Love this for breakouts
I 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!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not for my skin
A lot of my friends love this, sadly it gives me dry patches.
  1. Great product

    This definitely minimises pores and reduces oiliness. I would repurchase this, great for the price.
  2. Not for me

    Had 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.
  3. Love this for breakouts

    I 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!
  4. Noticeable difference

    I 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
  5. A cheapie but a goodie

    This 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.
  6. Great for blemishes

    I 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.
  7. Good for calming acne and rosacea

    I'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.
  8. 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.
  9. Smooth skin

    This 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.
  10. Amazing

    I 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.
  11. Great product, great price

    I 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.
  12. 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 :)
  13. Amazing!

    A serum that truly works! It helps the overall appearance of my skin, by reducing redness and the appearance of scars.
  14. 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.
  15. greatttt

    Couldn'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.
  16. 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!
  17. An effective product, but a bit sticky

    I 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.
  18. Feels lovely and makes your skin so smooth

    I 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.
  19. Great for texture

    This product is amazing for my pores and overall texture. I recommend using it initially once a day then build up to morning and evening!
  20. Great

    Amazing product that does exactly what it says at such a fantastic price!! Love it
  21. 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!
  22. Decent serum, immediate results

    I'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.
  23. 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.
  24. Fantastic budget skincare

    I 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.
  25. Not effective on my skin

    Unfortunately 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
  26. 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.
  27. Serum to help blemishes

    I 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.
  28. road to pore-less skin

    i 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.
  29. Excellent product and even better price

    I’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!
  30. Can not live without this

    My 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. Nice product

    Affordable and good quality product.
    Skin type: combination oily in t zone
    Age 25-30
    I have noticed some blemishes are fading slowly creating an even tone in my skin. I will definitely buy again.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. Helped to clear my skin

    I 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!!
  37. 5th bottle this year !!! Love it

    Use it religiously! Recommend highly!!!! You want it trust me
  38. really great

    It has smoother my skin. it has cleared the bumps on my cheeks.
    It has also helped in clearing my acne.
  39. I love this product

    I have noticed, since I added this product to my routine, a definite decrease is age spots & sun damage. I have normal to dry skin.
  40. So good for acne

    Amazing! 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Not for my skin

    A lot of my friends love this, sadly it gives me dry patches.
  43. Flawless skin

    I 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!
  44. 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!
  45. 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.
  46. 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!!!!
  47. 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.
  48. Results after consistent daily use

    I'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
  49. 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.
  50. Absolute godsend for oily skin and large pores

    I 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!
  51. Wow

    I 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!

  52. 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!
  53. Amazing affordable product

    I 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!
  54. This product is definitely a yes

    I 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.
  55. Can't live without this

    I 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
  56. great for oily skin

    I have very oily skin and this product is great at reducing oil around my t-zone which has been so amazing !!
  57. Effective as a part of routine

    Niacinamide is something that can take up to 12 weeks to work, but be patient and use everyday and you see results!
  58. An extra helper

    I 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.
  59. Good for a week treatment

    I'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!
  60. Amazing for Oily Skin and Acne

    I 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.
  61. 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.
  62. Great for refining pores

    I 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.
  63. Good for acne

    I'm using my third bottle right now. Definitely balances the oil and controls my acne.
  64. Great for congested skin

    I’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!
  65. 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.
  66. Great product

    The 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.
  67. Worth to try

    Effective and good for congested skin. Sensitive skin can have a try
  68. 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!
  69. Not so ordinary

    Great price for high active ingredients. Been using this product since Christmas last year. Skin appears healthier. Easy absorption, no fragrance and fuzz free application.
  70. 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!
  71. Helped with redness

    I 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
  72. 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!
  73. Good for night time use

    This 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Great, affordable serum

    This 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.
  76. Help to get clear skin

    I 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 :)
  77. 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
  78. Great value great product

    Love 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
  79. My miracle product!

    I absolutely love niacinamide and have been using it for months. It smooths my skin and always gives a noticeable boost overnight. I am prone to some redness and this fixes it immediately. Can’t speak highly enough of this product. It’s especially great for people with oily skin. For the price, it’s a great product.
  80. Clear skin in a bottle!

    I struggled with cystic acne and was plagued with endlessly red, inflamed skin that the more expensive and fancy creams & lotions had little to no affect on the problem. From my first use I noticed a HUGE difference! By the next morning my skin was less inflamed and red and I could FEEL my skin responding to this amazing product. I'm hooked!
  81. Dissapointed

    Bought this due to the reviews and because I wanted to reduce the appearance of pores on my t-zone, but after a few months of using I noticed no difference.
  82. Sticky

    Wouldn’t recommend as it was so sticky and doesn’t absorb into the skin.
  83. Great product

    I started using it a couple of weeks ago and can already see an improvement. I get some stress-induced acne around the chin area but this product has made it noticeably better. I love the watery texture and soothing quality of zinc, absorbs quickly - highly recommend the product!
  84. Noticed a difference straight away

    I get bad acne when I’m stressed and then get even worse acne because I’m stressed about having acne. I put this on and noticed a difference almost straight away.
  85. Good to reduce redness

    I have sensitive red skin especially on my cheeks. This solution has definitely helped reduced the redness and overall texture. Would recommend
  86. Excellent- helped with cystic acne

    I have bad hormonal acne and this product calmed my redness and and reduced my breakouts. It's easy to apply, but I do get a pilling if i apply it too heavily, which is easy to do. It has no noticeable odour and has a lovely mattifying effect.
  87. Great for blurring pores and texture on the skin

    I've only just incorporated this into my morning routine a week ago and can already see a difference. I use it straight after cleansing, before moisturising, then follow with my makeup routine as normal. Once my makeup is on, the pores around my t-zone and any face texture is basically blurred out, and it definitely also helps with the staying power of my makeup throughout the day. I have hormonal cystic acne along my jaw line, cheeks and neck, while having oily but also dehydrated skin, and by using this along with The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid, I can already see it helping reduce redness, smooth out my skin and add hydration. :)
  88. Great for the price

    This product works great. I use it every morning for my pigmentation. I haven't yet found a better substitute.
  89. Good, but not cosmetically elegant

    It's a good necessity in skincare regimes and highly recommended for anti-aging skincare beginners. However, the texture is one of the worst in skincare serums -- it's tacky and pills like crazy when you layer it (I wouldn't even go as far as sunscreen + makeup, it even pills when you put basic face oil).

    With that said, it's 10% niacinamide for $9.90 -- what more would you want, right? I still use this in my routine despite having other niacinamide products. Good to use at night for rotation from other more expensive niacinamide and on days that I don't plan to layer my skincare super thick.

    Overall, a necessity for cheap.
  90. Some improvement but not a game changer for me

    This gave me some improvement with my persistent adult acne and with overall skin tone. I haven't had the dramatic results that some others have had with this product but I do see a benefit and will continue to use.
  91. Loooooooove

    For basically the price of 2 x large soy flat whites, this is a long term lasting product (say 6 months ish) that works so effectly at tightening pores, softening skin and creating a subtle glow. Such a great product and I can’t think of any skin types it wouldn’t compliment
  92. Has helped my skin tone

    I previously was using a far more expensive similar serum but have found this works just as well. I have skin prone to redness and breakouts and found that it has aided in helping this. It’s not a complete solution by any means but a great addition for daily use.
  93. Great Stuff - Really Delivers Results

    Probably my favourite so far of The Ordinary serums so far.
    Has been great for my sensitive skin, much less redness, pore size has reduced significantly, and the oils in my skin have been far more noticeably balanced.
    All while also making my skin feel smoother, more hydrated and more comfortable all over.
    Very happy with this little beauty!
  94. It was okay

    I used this product for sometime but couldn't use it for longer as I was put on acne medication. But the time that I had used it for, it worked okay as I had really bad acne to begin with. It does not blend in straightaway, you have to wait for it to seep into your skin. Not sure if I'll buy this again.
  95. Amazing product

    I have been using this morning and night for the past week and I have already noticed a major difference in my skin. My skin looks so smooth and soft! I even went to work with no foundation as I was feeling so confident in my skin for the first time, my work colleagues actually thought I had make up on. Amazing product
  96. Perfect post cleanse treatment

    I use this after cleansing on face and neck, before heavier creams. It really helps to keep my skin clear and gives a real clean feeling you can't get with cleansing alone.
  97. I don't think it did much for me

    I didn't really notice any change for good or bad while using this product...i bought two and will finish them up but probably won't buy more..i have acne prone oily skin but didn't help those issues, one good thing is that my makeup applies ontop of this product really well, i think it makes my makeup look better in fact
  98. Game Changer

    Have been using this for the last 2-3 months now. I've noticed some improvement in the texture of my skin - the congestion has definitely improved and I've lost a lot of the little bumps that I had.
  99. Life changer!

    This is such a great product which I layer with others. My pores looked invisible and tight after each use. It keeps my hormonal acne at bay too. I’ve recommended to quite a few of my friends and they love it
  100. my skin hated this

    Love the ordinary, the moisturiser is my HG but this made my skin so red! I don't blame the brand, but something to be aware of that some people really react to niacinamide. This is probably the most affordable way to try it out though?
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