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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

4.6 of 1314 reviews


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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a high strength, vitamin and mineral-based formula for blemishes.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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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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4.6 of 1314 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Love this stuff!

Lauren M

Over the past few months I have been really trying to clean up and enhance my skin care routine, and I loooooove this product. I work in quite a dry environment, 10 hours a day, that requires me to wear make up, and I find this keeps my skin looking smooth and keeps any break outs at bay. My skin has honestly never been clearer. I find it sits well under moisturiser and primer, and doesn't pill when I layer products on top.

Most Helpful Criticism

Didn't wok second time round


I used this approximately 2 years ago for my hormonal cystic acne around my chin and it worked like a dream. For some reason, I stopped and now 2 years later, my acne is on steroids at the moment. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to have helped this time around. For reference I am in my mid 30s
  1. Wish the ordinary worked for me.


    I'm an 18 y/o girl who has dealt with acne since puberty. I always only get it on my chin which I put down to hormones, I eat vegan for my skin but still battle cystic pimples on my chin at any time of the month. There is only maybe 2-4 days of the whole month where my skin is clear. My skin isn't really sensitive or oily or dry, but it does get dry patches over healing breakouts which I assume is normal. I also get many small clogged skin coloured bumps that cause texture all over my chin, around my mouth, a few on my forehead and hair line and the occasional one blackhead on my nose and cheeks (which could be makeup, products etc) and I usually have those extracted but they tend to all come back. The first product I tried from the ordinary was the granactive retinoid 2% emulsion. I used this for 1 year and didn't notice a single difference in my skin. The best product I ever used for my skin to make it super smooth and glowy with 0 texture and a whole lot of compliments was an AHA peel by Derma E however because I found it difficult and a pain to find and ship to NZ, so I looked into the ordinary's lactic acid 10% thinking it would do the same thing. I purchased that with the Niacinimide + Zinc and have been using these two products for the past 6 months and now my skins still the same and I'm having to buy the Derma E product again. Perhaps the ordinary's products aren't strong enough for my skin, because I have not noticed any difference in acne/texture/skin tone after using any of the products and it sucks because it is loved by many and is so affordable!
  2. Love this stuff!

    Lauren M

    Over the past few months I have been really trying to clean up and enhance my skin care routine, and I loooooove this product. I work in quite a dry environment, 10 hours a day, that requires me to wear make up, and I find this keeps my skin looking smooth and keeps any break outs at bay. My skin has honestly never been clearer. I find it sits well under moisturiser and primer, and doesn't pill when I layer products on top.
  3. My morning ritual- oily skin type


    I was prescribed an expensive niacinamide treatment from a skin specialist and fell in love with the product, once I finished it I noticed The Ordinary did this product and I tried it to the same effect. I have oily skin prone to a few breakouts and I use this every morning under my moisturiser.
  4. Great for pregnancy hormonal breakouts


    This was so good at calming and preventing hormonal breakouts while I was pregnant. I still use it post-partum and my skin is so clear, with the usual redness around my nose not so obvious
  5. Great for pregnancy hormonal breakouts


    This was so good at calming and preventing hormonal breakouts while I was pregnant. I still use it post-partum and my skin is so clear, with the usual redness around my nose not so obvious
  6. So good


    I am prone to breakouts around my mouth and cheeks - this has literally stopped my breakouts. If I do feel a pimple coming under the skin, it clears up within a day or two without ever actually being visible. I use this on my t-zone as well and have definitely noticed less of an oil buildup during the days.
  7. An amazing product!

    Emma Loves Skincare

    I love this product and definitely notice a difference when using it.
    I've been using it for approximately 2 years now.

    My only dislike is the size and that it doesn't last as long as you'd hope, but now they've brought out a Supersize version so hooray!!

    For reference my skin is oily/combination and I am 30 years old
  8. Miracle solution

    Miracle solution

    This is absolutely great. After a week my deep wrinkles on my forehead started to soften and around my eyes also. It has given my whole face a complete glow and I even use it on the back of my hands !
  9. End the redness


    Perfect for reducing the appearance of scarring or under-skin acne. At first, it dries out your skin quite a bit, but after a few days this adjusts and instead you're left with a more even skin-tone. Great for oily and cystic-acne prone skin (I would not recommend this for people with surface acne that leaves regular open skin as it will burn the hell out of any broken skin on your face and it hurts trust me)
  10. Good but not amazing


    I've been using this product for about two months and I'm a bit conflicted. I haven't noticed super amounts of difference to my breakouts, but I feel like it's had a slight calming effect on my redness. It's a sticky consistency and dries fast, so you have to work quite quickly with it. I'm hoping I'll see improvements with my breakouts the longer I use it.
  11. The Ordinary is my fave


    I love the Ordinary. This product works well with my skin and I will continue to use in combination with my other Ordinary products. I would highly recommend. You don't need to use much for it to make a difference.
  12. Helps my skin


    I have oily skin and get breakouts on the chin. I find this product helps with congestion and helps reduce the number of breakouts.
  13. Clearest skin


    It could be coincidence, but after using this for a few months my breakouts have stopped. I am 32 years old, and struggled with small pimples and occasional cystic pimples. When I first used this I actually broke it worse for a few months. I persevered and now my skin is finally clear. I still get an ocassional small white head, but no cystic pimples! I use this day and night after cleansing and applying the hyaluronic acid from The Ordinary.
  14. adore this


    Very well priced for such an effective and hydrating product, will be repurchasing!
  15. Must for post acne scars


    This + salicylic acid is a must for post acne scars!
  16. Good product


    It’s a nice consistency serum & easy to apply. Feels a little tingly at first but no reaction. I haven’t seen much difference in my acne with the use, but overall skin texture is getting better. Maybe acne will get better over time with skin healing. Like the product so far.
  17. Love this


    This product does exactly what you want it to. I use it sparingly on breakouts as it is too drying to use daily. It cleans up any spots quickly and for the price, is phenomenal.
  18. Helps with Blackheads


    This product helped minimise the look of the blackheads around my nose. It didn't get rid of them completely, but adding it to my routine has definitely helped. For under $10 you might as well try it out


    I suffered with hormonal breakouts for years, nothing helped..I tried everything including diet changes, herbal supplements, and so many different products. I have been using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for 1 year now and my skin just keeps getting better and better. So happy with the results!
  20. This works!


    This serum has significantly reduced my hormonal acne. I have used this morning & night almost daily for 2 months & noticed results after 1 month. I used to get a few pimples per week on my chin & I haven’t had one in 4 weeks. I highly recommend this Product!
  21. Yes forever


    This is my favourite serum. I have quite sensitive skin and wasn't sure what to expect but it has really helped to brighten and even out my skin tone. My dark spots are slowly fading and it's also helping to reduce the size of my pores on my nose and chin. Love, love, love.
  22. Visible effects, very effective product, pilling an issue


    I started using this once a day, then twice a day after a week or two. I found that it visibly made my skin look happier! Less redness, improved texture, feeling more calm, and just... looking so much clearer. Substantially improved appearance and feeling of skin. Even after just two weeks I actually noticed a difference.
    The only issue I have had with using is the pilling if I try to put a product on top. I tried waiting for a while before putting the next product (moisturiser w/ sunscreen) on top, but that did not help. Now I apply the next product with long gentle wipes before the niacinamide/zinc has fully dried - I find this helps. Though later in the day some flakiness can appear.
    Nonethless. Dare I say, (for me at least) the downside is worth the upside?
  23. Good for Oily skin


    I gave this a good soild go. I did find that at the start my skin reacted a bit but after a week or so, my skin got used to it. It took a while before I saw some results and I have found that it has helped reduce my overly oily skin and keeps it balanced. I no longer always look shiny even when i dont use primer under my makeup. It has also helped lessen my breakouts and redness.
    Overall, I saw give it time and listen to your skin.
  24. Impressed!

    Rebecca Franks

    I am in my 30's. Most of the time my skin behaves itself, but around the time of my period I get a fair few hormonal pimples. I was hesitant about trying a product for acne because previous products that I tried stripped my skin. This product completely dried out my pimples overnight, without drying out the surrounding skin. Also, there is no smell whatsoever, which I liked. I will definitely be trying other products by The Ordinary :)
  25. Burnt my face


    When I used it for the first time, I felt some stinging. I thought it would go away overtime. I tried it for a week and it just burnt my face and made it more sensitive to the sun. I was gettinng sunburnt everyday even with SPF50. If you have dry and sensitive skin and are thinking of trying this, do a patch test first!
  26. Best ordinary product!!


    My pores reduced after only a few weeks and I have tried so much (at a much higher price) for the results I have received! Love it!!
  27. Didn't wok second time round


    I used this approximately 2 years ago for my hormonal cystic acne around my chin and it worked like a dream. For some reason, I stopped and now 2 years later, my acne is on steroids at the moment. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to have helped this time around. For reference I am in my mid 30s
  28. Results will come eventually


    Use this product every morning and after about 3 weeks of use, I started to see noticeable differences in my skin texture and appearance. I had visibly reduced redness and my skin no longer had little bumps and unevenness. Such a great lightweight serum, perfect for layering!
  29. Another great product from the Ordinary


    I absolutely love The Ordinary products. I have added this one to my skin routine to help clear up some blemishes on my skin. This serum seems to be a bit thicker than the others I have tried so I tend to use it only at night before bed. So affordable! I plan on keeping this one in my routine for awhile.
  30. Good value


    Didn't seem to be doing much for my skin after finishing the whole bottle, pores on my nose still the same. The retinoids work much better in regards to large pore. But for this price I would still recommend just to see if it works for you!
  31. Helped with general skin tone.


    Got this to help with my pores and even skin tone in general. While it hasn't completely prevented breakouts, I have less acne and it has given my skin more glow and radiance. I will definitely continue to use it.
  32. Less sebum production


    My skin has acne, acne scars, dryness, eczema, spots, peeling around the eyes, pigmentation and freckle like pigmentations or freckles.

    My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc.

    It reduced the sebum production of my acne.

    The product spreads on well, as if it has silicone but in a very liquid form, it glides on super well. The product doesn't have any silicon though.

    Noticed my skin got lighter. Even though it controlled the oiliness of my skin and the sebum that was produced from the acne, my acne still persisted.
  33. Love This!


    This product makes my face feel supple. Absolutely love it!
  34. Instant results


    I am currently at the beginning of my skin care journey at the age of 25. I’m using a few of the ordinary products to break myself in and decided to try this out in an attempt to reduce the appearance of my pores. I used it in my overnight routine and by morning I could visibly see my pores had shrunk! I have now being using it in the am and pm and my results continue to improve each day. Skin feels smooth, tighter, fresher and pores are so small! Very happy with this product and I love that The Ordinary are doing larger sizes. This will be sticking around in my routine for some time to come!
  35. Gives results!


    I have combination skin with some scarring from breakouts. I have been using this for about 5 months as part of my night skin care routine. This really helped to reduce the scarring and I have been having less breakouts too (it could also be as a result if my other skin care products, but this helps!). Only down side is, it tends to pill. But pilling can be prevented if you are patient enough to take your time to layer the products. Works well on top of Ordinary Buffet + Copper peptide 1%.
  36. Good for skin texture


    I feel that this has helped the texture of my skin and reduced the bumpy feeling. I think it is slowly helping reduce redness from past blemishes. Only thing is I feel like it leaves my skin feeling a bit dry and taught so I only use once a day in the morning.
  37. Exactly as described.


    It took a few weeks before I really noticed the difference in my skin, felt like forever because I am IMPATIENT, but not I won’t go a day without it. It makes my skin look more youthful and feel so soft. I also have sensitive skin so I was extra impressed that it didn’t cause a reaction.

    I love this.

  38. Love it!


    This product is the biz! I have combination skin, not necessary acne prone but I do get hormonal spots popping up along my jawline. I’ve been using this in the morning under Ascorbyl Glucoside solution & in the evening under 5% Granactive Retinoid & my skin has never been more trouble free. It’s bright, clear & fresh looking, buy the supersize is my advice!
  39. Works well to clear skin


    I have been using this product for a few months. At first it irritated my sensitive skin and I stopped using it. I reintroduced it into my skincare by diluting it with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This worked, now I use it twice a week and notice that it does reduce redness/blemishes and is great after an exfoliant to settle my skin. I have relatively clear, normal to dry skin and ordered to help reduce pigmentation. Still unsure it has helped but it does reduce blemishes if that’s what you are looking for!
  40. Works well to clear skin


    I have been using this product for a few months. At first it irritated my sensitive skin and I stopped using it. I reintroduced it into my skincare by diluting it with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This worked, now I use it twice a week and notice that it does reduce redness/blemishes and is great after an exfoliant to settle my skin. I have relatively clear, normal to dry skin and ordered to help reduce pigmentation. Still unsure it has helped but it does reduce blemishes if that’s what you are looking for!
  41. Might be clearing congestion


    I'm 63 and can only use moisturiser once a day due to bumps breaking out. I use this in the AM, and by itself in PM to clear the skin. I believe it is having a positive effect, skin seems to be calmer and smoother after PM applications.
  42. Oily skin saviour


    Great feeling on my skin. Have been using this in the mornings alternating with my vitamin c.
    This has kept my oily skin at bay.
  43. It’s helping


    Helping clear out the nasties so I’m a happy camper
  44. Great for blemished and uneven skin


    I have PCOS so acne can be a major issue for me and I have low expectations when it comes to products that work to eliminate breakouts and make my skin look less dull. However that's exactly what this product did. My skin looks and feels noticeably better when I use this product, day or night.
  45. Reduces blemishes


    I bought this after hearing a lot of good things about this product.
    I've been using it as part of my morning routine on my face & I think it has reduced the appearance of my blemishes! I'm also glad it's available in the bigger size now.
  46. Persist With This!


    I’ve purchased this a few times and not really stuck with it because I’ve been worried it’s breaking me out more, but now that I’ve stuck with using it nightly, my skin is a lot brighter and my acne is at bay, I do use other products, but this one has definitely helped and it’s also helped with my pores and generally skin condition.
    Give it a try and stick with it!
    I’ll always have a bottle.
  47. Valuable!


    This product seems to have regulated my skin's oil production very quickly (in less than a week). Now I no longer have a shiny t-zone after applying moisturisers or sunblock. I've also noticed a reduction in breakouts and a quicker healing process with any that do occur! I am a skincare novice, so don't have much to compare this to, but I have really noticed a change in my skin.
  48. Love!!


    Loveee this serum it helps my skin so much when I get little break outs.. I wake up in the morning and they are all dried up!! It definitely does what it says!
  49. Hormonal skins best friend


    This really helps with my hormonal breakouts. A great product to use in mornings before applying moisturiser
  50. So good!


    I LOOOOVEEE this product! I use it mostly with a combination of products also from the Ordinary, however I have used it on its own and even then I was so impressed. I've been struggling with hormonal acne for a long time and this is one of the only products I've found that really calms down my redness and helps me so much to retain moisture in my skin without making me break out.
  51. Wonder worker


    I love this, I'm on my second bottle ! I don't use much, just a small drop and its removing my dark patches and smooths my skin. Immediately afterward I notice such a difference to the surface of my skin.
  52. Acne


    I have had acne in the past, and bought this to help control further breakouts. The serum leaves skin feeling tight, and I though often helped control breakouts if used pre-emptively, or at first signs of break out. Gentle on skin, would work well with hyaluronic acid so skin doesn't feel too dry after wards.
  53. Broke me out


    I didn't like this serum, it irritated my skin and broke me out.
  54. Really great for acne prone skin

    Tiffany (staff)

    This serum works wonders for acne prone skin. When my skin breaks out I use this alone at night and when i wake up the next morning the breakouts have reduced and often never appear. I have very sensitive and dry skin and this is one of the only serums I have used that dries out my breakouts without also irritating my skin. Definitely recommend if you share these same skin concerns
  55. Excellent for blemished & sensitive skin


    I had a red, inflamed blemish on my cheek that just wouldn't budge (I think it was stress related). This product has virtually eliminated it within 3 days. I use morning and night, under moisturiser. I have also been using the retinol emulsion once a week at night. I'm mid 40's and my skin is sensitive/combination. Highly recommend!
  56. It does exactly what it claims to do, and it's friendly with sensitive skin


    I bought this when I was having pretty much breakout. I have sensitive combination skin so I'm skeptical about all new products and have to carefully introduce each product into my routine.
    This actually helps me a lot and now I only have acne scars left. Technically, its ingredients won't help reduce breakout. However it can effectively minimize pores, which will eventually avoid dirts and excessive oil that may get into your pores, causing acnes.
    My skin is smoother, less sensitive. I use this once everyday, at night (I also use BHA 2% twice per week to unclog pores, I used to use BHA everyday but that's too harsh for me). In the morning I use Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside 12% to lighten scars (because niacinamide shouldn't be used in conjuction with vitamin C, so I separate them). These are very friendly to my sensitive combination skin. Recommend this to anyone who is in the same situation as me before.
  57. My skins best friend


    I had read about this product and knew it was supposed to balance the texture of the skin, make pores smaller and help reduce oiliness (which it did). What I didn't know was that this product would clear my spots, reduce redness and inflammation and keep my skin perfectly clear. I used to get hormonal spots and constantly wear makeup to cover the redness and blotchiness that I'm prone to. I'm now comfortable going about my daily business without makeup and I think that's largely due to this product. From The Ordinary I also use marine hyalauronic (another favourite) and the buffet in my AM and PM routine and every couple of days use the lactic acid 10% and the following day the retinoid emulsion 2%.. sooo happy with The Ordinary products and the condition of my skin :)
  58. recommend

    skin goodness

    Was recommended by my dermatologist to use a niacinamide product to help repair sun damaged skin. I have only been using for a month and seems to be doing the jod as I have less visible affected areas. Apparently, niacinamide can help repair your skins damaged DNA.
  59. Great entry level product.


    This was the first ‘real’ skincare product I bought beyond rubbish from coles and it changed my life in a week. I have combo skin and noticed my skin evened out after using this for a couple of days. No more dry spots, less oily overall and my pores seem less obvious.
    I’m now obsessed with the Ordinary.
  60. LOVE this!


    This product has reduced my hormonal acne breakouts and smoothed my pores. I use this every morning but I am considering changing it to night as it doesn't pair with vitamin c products. I love that TO has a fantastic price-point and they do not test on animals.
  61. Acne prone skins best friend


    Love this serum!!! Have noticed such a difference in my acne spots from using product 4-5 times a week in my night time routine.
    Will be buying the bigger bottle next time!!
  62. Product that actually works to reduce pore size!


    I bought this serum as part of my routine to reduce / clear up my minor sub spots. I am layering my products as per The Oridinary guidelines on their website for the Hyperpigmentation routine. I was introducing the products slowly, one by one. I have definitely seen my lore size reduce and I’m very happy with the result. I would say I started to see results less than a week in terms of pore size. I can’t say I have seen my skin tone brightened or reduction of hyperpigmentation yet. I’m using my second bottle. I love how the serum absorbs quickly and my skin feels good and hydrated.
  63. Effective


    I find this product feels really good and despite it’s thicker consistency, absorbs into my skin quickly and leaves no residue. The only downfall is that you have to alternate it with your Vitamin C, so I use this every second day.
    I will repurchase.
  64. Great on Mature Skin & Teenage Skin


    I bought this for my teen daughter and myself, a menopausal mum in her 50's. And we are both really enjoying using it. My teen gets a few breakouts so uses it on it's own, morning and night followed by sunscreen or a moisteriser. I mix it with The Ordinary's Buffet and use it morning and night on my face, neck and décolletage as I have wrinkles and sunspots. I have a couple of larger pores on my face and after a week of use, the pores look smaller. We are both fans!!
  65. Cheap price,Good quality.


    My skin is prone and breakouts and that makes me cautious about trying new products.
    At the beginning of use, it will not adapt. Later, it gradually adapts. It has a certain effect on desalinating pockmarks. It is good in quality and cheap in price.
  66. Nice


    I use this after Hylauranic Acid but before moisturiser. My hormonal breakouts have calmed completely over the few months i have been using this product.
  67. Now part of my evening routine


    My skin is prone to breakouts and that makes me super cautious about trying new products! I compared all the reviews and thought I’d give it a try...& I love it! I use it after I’ve cleansed my face and before my night time moisturiser...once a day is enough for me! It makes my skin feel clean, soft and best of all, I’ve had no irritation or breakouts! I will be repurchasing!
  68. in love with this product


    This product has done what it says it does! it has helped clear my minimise the appearance and severity of my blemishes. Used with The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid, it has reduced the texture of my uneven skin! I will be repurchasing the larger size next time!
  69. Pore smoothing


    I found this really reduced oil production and reduced the giant pore sizes on my face. Definitely repurchasing
  70. It was okay...


    I'm giving it three stars because it wasn't a bad product, but also I didn't see much difference. I used it daily before moisturiser for a few weeks and I've since stopped using it for the past week or so and my skin feels the same as it did before. That being said, I don't have a large issue with acne at the moment - it's more so a breakout here or there. Overall, it was an okay product but I wouldn't use it again because it didn't do much for me.
  71. amazing


    great for clearing my acne, dry skin. i feels this is great before my moisturiser and that gets rid of the sticky texture i feel.
  72. Could take or leave


    I don’t dislike this product but I haven’t really seen a difference
    Either. I bought it because I have hormonal breakouts and this is meant to be helpful for acne. I haven’t really seen any change but I am not sure if I am using it enough. I have been using it at night u der my moisturiser 1-2 times per week.
  73. Great


    This product has helped a lot with my acne and breakouts
  74. Great for price & acne


    I have been using this product for a couple months now and have noticed a great discount my acne compared to not using it. Leaves skin glowing for hours and feels moisturising! Really cheap compare to other skincare products and does the same thing (even better) than more expensive skincare
  75. Great product!


    This was my first purchase on the site and I was very worried since i have sensitive skin, and at the time i had issues with acne scarring as well as oily skin. This product really works well and does what it's made to do. It helped to reduce a fair bit of my scarring and i could see overall changes to my skin becoming more radiant over time. There was a bit of stinging sometimes, but it wasn't anything bad at all. I will purchase this again for sure! It's an amazing product for such a great price :)
  76. Brilliant so far


    I’ve been using this twice daily since it arrived via post a couple of weeks ago. I have nothing negative to report, except to say that I’m not sure I’ve been using it for that long. My skin really appears to have improved since using it. Im 30, so I’ve tried most of the common products out there. In I general I have combination skin, I always have some blackheads and I get spots if I’m stressed and/or hormonally round time of month. The serum feels nice to put on in the morning and before bed. I wasn’t sure it would work actually as I already take a zinc supplement. When I started using it my skin was recovering from an allergic reaction and was still very dry, and it was even reasonably good for that - which I wasn’t expecting. It’s quite balancing. Also, I have a nice glow now I didn’t have before!
  77. Not for everyone


    I was so excited to try this product after reading such fabulous reviews. Friends had also raved about their experience with Niacinamide. But unfortunately, this product was not for me. Before using it I had been regularly getting maybe 2-3 active pimples at once. But after about 2 weeks of using it, I started getting deep under the skin pimples all over my face. I thought my skin might be purging so I kept using it until it had been a month. My skin had just gotten worse, so I decided to stop using it to see if it was the niacinamide causing my breakouts. And sure enough it was. After just 3 days of not using it, my skin had calmed right down. This definitely shows that not all products work for everyone. I don't think I was using too much. I used 3/4 of a pipette-full for my entire face only at night.
  78. Easy to use and definitely works!


    I absolutely love this product! It is so affordable and easy to use. I've been using this for about 8 months now and I've gone through quite a few bottles. The only reason I gave it 4/5 is because it doesn't work under makeup. It seems to bunch it up and pile, so I only use this at night. But I have noticed a big difference in my skin, it is gentle and I will continue buying this!
  79. Cleared up sensitive irritated skin


    My skin reacted badly to Arbutin to combat pigmentation so I had to stop using it. As a result I moved on to Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Essenchi Liquorice Cream to try and reduce the allergic like reaction. Within a day the angry red hive like bumps and welts calmed down considerably. Once my skin was back to normal I have noticed how the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has made a real difference to the state of my skin, pores are smaller, and skin tone seems to be getting more uniform. I still have a long way to go with the sun spots but this a longer term project and have only recently started using this product but feel it is already showing improvement!
  80. Helped clear my skin!!


    This product definitely made a difference. It calmed my skin and was great as a serum for all over my face before a nice hydrating moisturiser. It’s also pretty good underneath makeup as it stops your skin from becoming super oily. Keeps the skin matte. Bought it because niacinamide is a great ingredient for acne prone skin. Would definitely repurchase.
  81. broke me out


    I'm 28, have normal/dry, acne prone skin, occasional breakout once a month. I wanted to like this product because I've heard niacinamide can be great for pimples. Unfortunately it broke me out in little tiny bumps on my forehead. Additionally, I didn't notice any difference in my skin, although I only used the product for a little over two weeks.
    I've tried a few of the ordinary's serums and I think this is going to be the last. None of them have made any visible difference to my skin and most have broken me out.
  82. Well Deserved Favourite


    Definitely a product worth the hype - diminishes whiteheads and blackheads and also helps with texture.
  83. Amazing!


    This has reduced my pores, made my skin glow, and helped reduce my breakouts! I LOVE this!
  84. Great Product


    I've been using this product for 3 months now. It was the first Ordinary purchase I made and I love it. The price point is spot on and affordable, you have nothing to loose by giving it a go. The zinc has really helped the redness and inflammation on my skin and I've noticed my skin is less oily and my make up is lasting longer as a result. I have repurchased and will continue to do so.
  85. Love the product, love the price tag


    I suffer from hormonal acne and this has really helped to control it. I target my chin and side of lips during breakouts. It doesn't completely solve the problem but the improvement is noticeable.
  86. It’s good


    I have acne prone oily combo skin and I’ve found this product has really helped with reducing breakouts and texture. It’s definitely a good starting product to invest in.
  87. Game Changer


    This product really is miracle in a bottle. After just one use, the redness and breakouts on my skin were diminished. After using for 2 weeks my overall skin clarity and texture has improved so much. I didn't know I needed this product until I tried it. I will never stop using it !
  88. Oh so amazing!


    I really love this product! I was looking for something that would help reduce redness and oiliness and have noticed a change! Will definitely be repurchasing!
  89. Great


    This looks my face look much cleaner and clearer. It never breaks my acne prone skin out. Will buy again
  90. Game changer


    I use this every night after the buffet and my skin has never been clearer. Even my pores which are blackhead prone are so clear and I rarely have a breakout anymore. If I do breakout it really is only one pimple or a few baby ones. Will buy over and over again. Very fast results.
  91. Always recommend!


    I have told so many people who suffer from breakouts to try this. Within 24hrs most of my friends have seen their red, soreness disappear. I always make sure I have a bottle handy in the house for any breakouts!


    Ever since using this product I have been given lots of compliments. My skin has never felt or looked better!
  93. Holy grail for acne prone skin


    I suffer from hormonal acne and breakouts plus incredibly oily skin and this has stopped my breakouts from becoming cystic. I've been using it for about 3 months now and out of all the ordinary products this is my go to. I use it in the AM after cleansing then moisturize and then alternate between the salycilic acid and retiniod emulsion 2% in the evening every second day. Although my breakouts haven't stopped it's not due to the product I have a hormonal imbalance plus I have the implant in my arm however once I get it removed id be interested to see if they do stop with my current regime which has slowed it down. Highly recommended
  94. Love this


    The Ordinary has saved my face. I love this stuff, this along with the 2% retenoid emulsion has cleared up my adult acne that I've been suffering from for 5 years. My skin does not like products with heaps of ingredients and my bank account has thanked me. This brand is a game changer.

    The niacinamide has a runny jelly consistency and I have to work quick to gently rub it in because my skin absolutely drinks it up. Theres no residue, but I can still tell I have a light something on which is great. Def recommend.
  95. Niacinamide


    Does wonders for acne and pores. Makes my skin less oily after repeated use. Only issue is that it pills with makeup
  96. Amazing for the Price!


    Amazing for how much this is! I have seen such an improvement in my skin after using it for 2 weeks!


    I’ve always had great skin until 6 months ago due to stress, I’ve gone through a bottle already and I’m loving it! My forehead has cleared up ALOT and there is little congestion there now. I’ve just purchase the larger bottle.
  98. So good for pimples


    I get small pimples all over and have been using this for 2 months now and never have I found a product that stops pimples coming and makes the appearance better tout this is it!!! And very good price worth trying!
  99. Excellent Basic Serum


    Great product that provides an effective percentage of niacinamide at a fantastic price. This serum helps heal acne and lighten hyperpigmentation, however it can be a little sticky.
  100. Lifesaver


    This product literally cured my hormonal acne that I had for the last 10 years
  101. Review & Earn
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