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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a bestselling serum from the skincare experts at The Ordinary. Developed to help clear congested complexions and minimise the appearance and severity of blemishes, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a must-have for oily and acne-prone skin.


This high-performance treatment, which is enriched with vitamins and minerals, can help to transform the texture of uneven skin. The serum also helps other treatments to work more effectively for a clearer and less-congested complexion.



  • Key benefits of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
  • High-strength serum for skincare congestion
  • Can be used as part of an anti-acne skincare routine
  • Helps to balance sebum levels
  • Oil-free and non-comedogenic formulation
  • 30ml



How does The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% work?

Niacinamide, otherwise known as Vitamin B3, and Zinc are naturally occurring substances in the body. These ingredients are useful in a skincare routine to decongest skin and balance sebum levels. The combination of these two potent ingredients helps to battle blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin, regulating oil production, and minimising the appearance of pores.


Niacinamide improves the skin’s moisture-retention abilities whilst boosting the skin’s natural defense system. Zinc repairs skin damaged by acne and congestion.


The high concentrations of both Niacinamide and Zinc in this powerful serum from The Ordinary help to quickly clear up complexions and calm any breakouts.


How to use The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a powerful water-based serum that should be introduced carefully into a skincare routine. It should be used only once daily, morning or night, and applied before moisturiser and oil treatments.


If you are also using a Vitamin-C-based serum, the Niacinamide and Zinc serum should be applied at the opposite time of day. So if you use vitamin C in the morning, use Niacinamide and Zinc in the evening, as the two can interact negatively with each other.


Who is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% suitable for?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is best for those with oily and acne-prone skin. This healing serum can help reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts whilst balancing oil levels.


What is the difference between The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and a retinol or salicylic acid treatment for treating acne?

Although The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% contains a combination of powerful ingredients, it can help clear congested skin more gently than both retinol and salicylic acid can. Those with sensitive skin should be cautious when applying retinol and salicylic acid, as they can cause irritation and sensitivity. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% does not come with these same potential side effects.


Retinol and salicylic acid work as peels on the skin, removing a layer of damaged and acne-prone skin cells to reveal a fresher and clearer complexion below. These two ingredients should be used sparingly and introduced into a skincare routine slowly. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% does not work in the same way, as it simply decongests skin and prevents future breakouts.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for acne?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is an excellent treatment product for clearing up acne, as the serum helps to reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts by banishing blemish-forming bacteria. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% also helps to balance sebum production and minimise enlarged pores. All of these actions can dramatically improve the appearance of acne-prone skin.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for scarring and pigmentation?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% can assist in reducing the appearance and severity of scarring and pigmentation. To help with scarring and pigmentation, Niacinamide is best used in a skincare routine alongside vitamin C and retinol.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for rosacea?

Rosacea most commonly affects dry and dehydrated skin, so this serum is not recommended as a rosacea treatment. However, if you have an oily or congested complexion that is prone to rosacea, this product can be used to help balance sebum levels.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% comedogenic?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has been developed to help clear congested skin and is non-comedogenic. It is also oil-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for wrinkles?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has not been designed to improve ageing skin or wrinkles.


Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. 

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Bye bye pores! - 19-04-2018 by

I've been applying this every morning for the past 3 months and have noticed a huge improvement to the size of my pores - they're practically gone! It also gives my skin a 'lit from within' look which I'm very into. It controls my oil throughout the day as well. Would highly recommend!

Love their other products not this one - 19-04-2018 by

If you're looking for a product that will help to clear up your skin I wouldn't recommend this one, especially when they have ones that are much more effective. I would instead recommend the Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2%, which has worked wonders for my skin.
I would go so far in suggesting that this actually clogged my pores rather than purifying them.

Calms my blemishes but not a miracle product for severe acne - 19-04-2018 by

Works wonders to instantly calm down the redness caused by active acne as well as scarring. I would definitely repurchase but it isn't a miracle product if you have severe acne.

Love The Ordinary, but Niacinamide is not for me - 18-04-2018 by

I wanted this product to work for me, but unfortunately I just didn't see an improvement in my skin. I've suffered congestion on my chin/forehead/ Tzone for the past couple of years that has increasingly gotten worse - and I've been searching for a solution. I saw so many good reviews about The Ordinary Niacinamide that I thought I would try it. I followed the skincare regime outlined on The Ordinary's website - paired with their Salicylic Acid. I saw a fair amount of new pimples and purging in the first few weeks, and I feel like I never got past this stage. After 2 months my skin still had new pimples coming through, and I had a fair amount of redness. I read through just about every website that had reviews of this product, trying to see if I was using it wrong, but I think that if the causes for my congestion are internal (hormones, digestion etc) then a topical treatment probably won't fix them. I do still love this brand, and it is so affordable that this product is still worth a try!

Great Product - 18-04-2018 by

I have been having hormonal acne of late and this product was recommended to control the blemishes. My skin looks so much better after using it.

Tip - Spray water or hydrating mist before you use this product

Great product for the price - 18-04-2018 by

I've gone through two bottles of this product and will continue to buy it. I haven't had a serious breakout since using this daily in the morning after cleansing and before moisturiser. You don't need a lot of product so it lasts a while and for the price, you can't go wrong. It dries quickly and leaves the skin feeling smooth. The only downside is I've noticed my skin sometimes goes a little flaky a few hours after use.

Well priced but did not work for me - 17-04-2018 by

This product caused an initial breakout which lasted for a week or so before my skin settled down. Unfortunately there was no noticeable improvement to oiliness and only minimal improvement to acne in the two and a half months I used this product and I will not be repurchasing.

Great affordable serum - 17-04-2018 by

I’ve only been using this product for a short time but I’ve been enjoying it so far. I don’t have acneic or pigmented skin so I can’t comment on its ability to clear spots or even out skin tone, but it does seem to be improving my barrier function (and hence my ability to tolerate retinoids and other strong actives). The product mixes well into moisturiser but can also be used on its own.

Satisfied Customer - 12-04-2018 by

Very good value. Works just as well as any higher end Niacinamide serum. Highly recommend for those on a budget.

If I could only use one skin care product ever, this would be it! - 11-04-2018 by

This product works wonders. Not only does it keep my acne at bay, it brightens and gives my skin an overall beautiful glow. My skin has never looked better

Great Everyday Treatment - 11-04-2018 by

First impressions are great for this Serum. I have hormonal acne under the skin and it's diminishing rapidly along with other products from the Ordinary.

I N C R E D I B L E . - 11-04-2018 by

I'm in my mid 20s with ache prone, oily skin and this has worked wonders. I not only use this on my face but my neck and chest where I tend to get breakouts. Its easy to apply and not heavy at all. Definitely worth the wait!

Cheap and effective - 05-04-2018 by

I’m in my mid early 30’s with oily skin and this helped with clear my deep cystic acne

This is a keeper! - 03-04-2018 by

Being in my mid-20's with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never have great skin... but then along came this product!

This has become an absolute staple. I did notice a few extra little blemishes in the first two weeks, but it clears up congestion and reduces redness literally from day one. I've been using it for 3 months now and it has made significant improvements to the texture and appearance of my skin. I get compliments on how good my skin looks all the time now :)

Perfect for Acne Skincare ! - 03-04-2018 by

I love using this to help tone and manage my face after a breakout
it wont treat existing breakouts but will help prevent future problems, a must in any acne skin routine.

smooths skin and reduces redness - 02-04-2018 by

This is so cheap and so effective.

I use it in the morning after cleansing, and it smooths my skin so that i look fresh and clear. it reduces redness too, if i have any blemishes.

one thing that is annoying is that when i go to put on my la roche posay sunscreen on before i leave the house, something in the formula makes the sunscreen separate and rub off my skin.

Best acne product - 29-03-2018 by

This is the best product ever for acne.. i get really bad acne on my chin and forehead .. once i started using this product it cleared up so much! when i went to repurchase this product it was out of stock and i didn't use this for a few weeks and my skin started to break out again! i repurchased a few bottles so i don't run out!

Miracle product for acne skin, from young to mature skin - 29-03-2018 by

I am 50, breaking out from hormonal surges and have combination skin and I find that this product minimises my acne issues. You don't need to use a lot of it, less is more and it provides a moisturising and mattifying effect as well. You may break out a little at first but this means it is working to break up the comedones and blocked oil glands and I use a little if this product first before using tretinoin, as tretinoin can dry out the skin.

Must have Acne Prone Skin - 22-03-2018 by

I suffer from adult acne prone oily skin. As soon as i ran out, i started to have blemishes pop back up again. This alone proves how powerful this amazing product is. Stock up, buy a few, to ensure you don't run out! Easy to use dropper, 1 drop covers your face, very attractive price, light weight, absorbs quickly.

Thrilled with the results - 20-03-2018 by

I’m 48 with hormonal acne and recently purchased this product. I noticed it worked after the first application. My skin has cleared significantly and this is after a few days. This is on my must have list now, very happy with the results. The price seals the deal.

Excellent Niacinamide, excellent price! - 19-03-2018 by

I got recommended this by a dermatologist at work as an alternative to the Rationale and Propaira Niacinamide's - The Rationale being much more expensive, and the Propaira more creamy. It has no scent, the texture is watery and it is absorbed quickly. I think it does the job well and my skin is much softer and smoother whenever I use it. Unfortunately it is so popular and always out of stock! I will be repurchasing this when it is back in stock. For around $10 a bottle you can't go wrong!

AMAZEBALLS - 19-03-2018 by

Skin type: Combination
Age: 30

This product has worked wonders for my skin. I started using it after a bad case of chicken pox in June 2017, and saw that it's basically mostly made of Vitamin B3 (the niacinamide) which is known to reduce blemishes and acne, improve the skin's barrier, minimise pores, improve uneven tones, smooth out wrinkles, etc. - basically the Goddess of skincare ingredients. I was sold, and picked up a bottle to try.

I started with just applying it at nights, then began upping it to cover both AM and PM, and started seeing a difference 1 - 2 weeks in. The pox marks had become less inflamed and were actually starting disappearing, and my skin in general was feeling a lot more plump and smooth. (Do note, I was using this in conjunction with The Ordinary's Buffet - another miracle worker!) Three months in, all my facial pox marks were 99% gone, which was just amazing to me.

I'm still using it as part of my daily beauty regime, that with The Ordinary's Buffet every AM + PM, with a few others thrown in when required. And let me tell you, my skin's never felt better.

PLUS, it's also one of the most reasonably priced Vitamin B3 serums out there (and trust me, I did extensive research), so always pick up 2+ bottles when you do get your hands on it because it's almost always sold out everywhere! Learnt my lesson this time, and picked up 3 x in one go. Zero regrets, I'm telling y'all.

I have recommended this to everyone, absolutely everyone.. - 13-03-2018 by

This is the work horse of The Ordinary. There is good reason why it sells out within hours of being restocked. It clears my sensitive white skin.

I have always been prone to annoying little red bumps on my forehead, around my eyebrows and my nose. I thought I would live with those little red bumps forever..Nup! They gone, and they arent coming back.

This is cellular renewal, this fixes what you thought could not be fixed.

It is so cheap, buy 3. You will never want to be without it.

I laugh at all the luxe products touting Niacinamide in there list of 50 ingredients and selling for a hundred bucks a pop.

The Ordinary is a skin care revolution and Niacinamide is something that everyone can and will benefit from. It reverses sun damage (Hello Australia!) and smooths out pores and banishes red blemished skin.

If you havent dared to play with The Ordinary yet, this is where you should start.

Best Skincare product I have ever used - 06-03-2018 by

I have never ever seen the results of a skincare product so quickly and so dramatically. This evened out my skin tone like nothing I ever used, and I saw very good results after only 1 week!

If I could recommend only one skincare product - this is it!

Perfect for preventing break outs - 06-03-2018 by

I have very sensitive skin with eczema that easily flares up, making it difficult to use products that are often harsh for treating breakouts. This is wonderful, light and absorbs easily, doesn't feel like it sits on your face or interacts with moisturisers when they're applied. Definitely going to buy again, something I incorporate into my routine everyday and have noticed a difference in the frequency of breakouts and aggressive spots.

Amazing product! - 25-02-2018 by

I have oily skin with enlarged pores as well as regular breakouts. Using this serum every morning has helped reduce redness, minimise pores, regulate oil flow & keep my breakouts under control. I am waiting for it to come back in stock so i can stock up on a few more bottles. I highly recommend it!

Awesome for men too - 19-02-2018 by

I bought this for my husband who was having breakouts. He normally has dry skin but was getting spots in summer. Applying this nightly calmed everything down we were both impressed. My teen daughter started using it as well and quickly went through a bottle. Eagerly waiting for it to come into stock again. Great stuff!

Love! - 19-02-2018 by

Skin: Fair, Oily, Blemish Prone

+So far I have purchased 3 bottles of The Ordinary Niacinamide and am currently waiting for it to come back in stock so I can purchase a 4th - so that has to say something already.

+I love this product, I wasn't really sure where to start with tailored skincare until I heard about The Ordinary, they make everything so simple and the best part - so CHEAP!

+Like the majority of skincare from this brand it comes in a thick, sturdy glass bottle with a hygienic glass dropper which is very handy for getting the perfect amount of product. Each purchase has lasted me roughly 3 months.

+It spreads beautifully on the skin and dries down so it can be used morning (under makeup as well) and night. The Niacinamide has helped drastically with the size of my pores and with the severity and redness of any breakouts. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks, nose and chin and although not specifically made to combat that, I find that this product helps calm it down.

+Overall I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is in the same oily, blemish prone boat as me, for $9.90 I don't think you can beat it!

It worked for a while! - 16-02-2018 by

This product did help to reduce my pores and keep away some pimples for a while, which was really nice!! I would definitely use this again when I’m having a breakout.

Saved my skin - 15-02-2018 by

I have been using this for months and it has helped clear up all my non hormonal acne and my skin seems plumper.

Brilliant - 13-02-2018 by

Finally a no frills product that actually does what it says it will !! I am 53 and have oily skin, so, have a combination of skin concerns which include aging, oilyness, and, pigmentation. Have been using this along with several others from the range and am extremely impressed with the results. I will NEVER waste my money on expensive " fancy pants " skincare products again.

Really Enjoyed This Serum - 06-02-2018 by

I used this for the first time last week as I noticed my skin was starting to flare up. I was amazed that within a few days of using this I noticed my blemishes reduced very quickly to almost gone! You only need a small amount, I have combination skin and I did not find this heavy or oily and it gave my face a really nice finish.

Mixed feelings about this product - 31-01-2018 by

I gave this product a go because of all the hype and good reviews it had but to my dismay haven't notice any major results apart from pores getting smaller. In saying that I have normal to dry skin and don't have any significant problematic skin concerns apart from minor hormonal breakouts and blemishes so this product is probably not suited for my skin type. The texture of the solution is also sticky on the face and leaves a shiny finish so I have only been using this overnight.

Refined, cleared, and matte skin! - 31-01-2018 by

My skin is very oily, with large pores and ice pick scarring, and prone to cystic acne and whiteheads. I would not be without this product! I've got a backup of two bottles since it sells out so quickly.

I pat it on my cleansed and toned skin, trying not to use too much as anything that doesn't absorb into the skin will simply pill underneath oil and cream products layered over it.

My skin has never been better. I'm 37 and have had acne all my life, and I've only had one cystic acne blemish after two months of use, and all my white heads have been cleared. I appreciate the mattifying effect so much as someone who's fought the oil slick all her life. The congestion and dullness I had before using niacinamide has been banished. I love this stuff. My sister, a former make up artist, noticed that my skin looked more refined - I was so pleased!

Holy Grail product for me... - 28-01-2018 by

Awesome product, has definitely helped me control the sebum of my skin and sped the healing of the odd hormonal spot. I used to have a lot of closed comedones along my jawline and forehead but this in combination with the Lactic Acid 5% has cleared my skin and prevented them from coming back. First purchased in late September '17, I'm already halfway through my second bottle!

Love it - 23-01-2018 by

I have been using this for the past few months and have noticed a dramatic change in the overall health of my skin. This is great at getting rid of those little bumps you get here and there and evens out my skin tone. I would recommend using it at night and waiting 5-10 minutes before putting anything else on top as it can ball up if it hasn't had enough time to soak in. Will be repurchasing in the future

Closed comedones no more - try this now! - 17-01-2018 by

If you're combination like me, you've likely encountered those pesky little whitehead-esque bumps, and likely on your forehead! Those are closed comedones, and that kind of congestion is tough to combat, especially when extraction yields not much in terms of results and long-term evenness - they're back before you can say niacinamide.

Through regular use (3-4 times per week) as a water-based serum in your regime (this is important if you are following a Korean 10-step routine), I have seen a sizeable improvement and a huge reduction of closed comedones across my forehead!

Niacinamide is also great for reducing sebum production, so if you're looking for something to assist against whiteheads and blackheads, you really should consider adding this to your routine. Bear in mind, however, that when adapting to this new product, you may experience some purging (which is actually a great thing!) - but if after 2-4 weeks, you are still breaking out and in places you don't usually break out, your skin may just not love niacinamide. Niacinamide can also cause flushing if used with some formulations of Vitamin C, so do your homework and apply correctly. x

good product - 11-01-2018 by

I haven't seen a dramatic affect with this product, but have seen a slight improvement of pores and blackheads, but for something so cheap its worth giving a try.

Will re-purchase - 08-01-2018 by

I have sensitive, fairly acne prone skin in my 20s that I never had in my teens, coupled with redness and have been looking for something that actually works for these concerns. I have definitely noticed this is helping to brighten my skin and it definitely helps reduce the markings left by pimples faster than if they were left alone. My pores are also slowly becoming smaller which I notice most on my nose. I haven't been able to find products to help the redness in my skin that I can actually say make a difference but this is definitely one. It's very gentle on my skin which is good because my skin is very sensitive, and doesn't feel thick or heavy which some products do and only further blocks my pores causing more breakouts. I will definitely be re-purchasing.

Amazing product for acne rosacea sufferers! - 08-01-2018 by

I suffer from sensitive skin and acne rosacea. A dermatologist tried a number of treatments including topical creams which had to be made up by a compounding pharmacy (and cost a bomb) and a 12 month bout of oral antibiotics. I heard about this product and a random Facebook review and it is the only thing that has settled my acne rosacea! It is cheap, easy to apply and gentle on my skin. It took a few months to totally settle the acne rosacea but my skin is finally clear! I LOVE this brand and this product! Amazing!!

Not just for oily skin types - 08-01-2018 by

It would be incorrect to dismiss this product simply because you have dry skin. I have dry (combination sometimes, but mostly dry skin) and decided to try out this product as I had some breakouts. Mostly credited to summer heat, humidity and clogged pores as a result of this. I mixed 1-2 drops into my usual dry skin moisturiser and the results were almost overnight. Unlike most breakout treatments it is not harsh and does not cause flaking of the skin. Used it twice daily when I was actively treating my congested pores but now using it every other day in the morning or night (not being too fussy about when).

Actually changes the appearance of my pores - 08-01-2018 by

I have tried so many different products to reduce the appearance of my pores - particularly larger ones that I have on my cheeks. This product is honestly the first thing I have found that makes a difference. I'm so ecstatic that I've found something that actually makes a difference and will be stocking up on these!!

Have repurchased - 08-01-2018 by

I am on my third bottle of this serum and find that if nothing else it provides a gentle mattifying effect. When I have left this out of my routine I do feel like breakouts happen more often but there's no way of knowing if that's the case.

Have repurchased - 27-12-2017 by

Oily, congested, acne-prone skin with large pores and icepick-scarring. I use a drop of this nightly as part of a larger anti-acne routine. I’m not entirely sure of its individual contribution, but can say that my oiliness is less and my pores are slightly tighter since boosting the niacinamide in my routine.

It does leaves a slightly sticky film but I find I can avoid this by mixing it into my moisturiser. The price is amazing - I use it as a dupe for a $70 product I was using before, and it’s the same if not slightly easier to use as it’s not as runny.

Not sure. - 20-12-2017 by

Im 31. Normal skin. I purchased this product and finished it, and still thinking if i will purchase it again. I didn’t see any difference making it on my skin. Probably need to use it more longer to see results (I don’t know). I’ve been using buffet and Hyaluronic on the same brand and see some good results on my skin for just a week. With the niacinamide, I don’t know. It doesn’t seem to do something on my skin. A little goes a long way.

It works - 19-12-2017 by

I have been using this as part of a new routine, and it has been very effective I believe. It has been helping clear my pores, and I think really effectively helping lighten some of my PIE. Very effective alongside glycolic toner, and lactic acid 5%.

Changed my life - 19-12-2017 by

I always thought that once my teenage years were over, my acne was over but its been persistent well into my adult life.
I've tried EVERY goddamn product under the sun, but this is seriously the only one that has worked for me.
Paired with the Ordinary's 5% lactic acid, it been a match made in heaven for my skin.
My skin surface has completely evened out from the years of havoc acne has wreaked on my skin and I'm barely experiencing breakouts at this point.
At first I was using it day and night, but now night is enough.
I cannot recommend this product enough, it's completely solved confidence issues and I now dont have to wear foundation 24/7.

Good Luck prying this baby out of my cold dead hands - 13-12-2017 by

This product is an absolute miracle I use it morning and night and absolutely love it, it has cleared up the little acne spots that I had and I have also found that it combatted my redness a little bit. There isn't really anything bad that I can say about this product my skin loves it, it does feel a little bit sticky however nothing that isn't going to be fixed when you moisturize after it. I wish they had a never-ending supply of this that you could purchase as I never plan on stopping usage of it.

Game Changer - 13-12-2017 by

I have only been using this product for a week and I have already noticed dramatic differences! I have much less oil and it makes my makeup stay on for longer throughout the day. I use it day and night and i have also noticed that my dry skin on my forehead has cleared up and a fine line that I had there has been cleared. This is no joke go and buy this product now!!!

Winner - 04-12-2017 by

I have tried just about every product on the market when it comes to my skin, and needless to say, I am very sceptical and hard to please.

This product has been a winner right off the bat. I love the packaging, I love the texture, I don't mind the smell, I even love the price, but most of all I love the results.

The way my skin looks the next morning is incredible. This is the product that everyone should have, and honestly not much else. Don't hesitate, add this to your routine!

Smooth - 04-12-2017 by

This product makes my skin feel so smooth and clean. After I apply it, it does feel a bit tacky but that's only a minor issue. I use it at night, before I go to bed. When I wake up in the morning my skin feels clean and not oily. I really like the effect of this product on my skin texture and have high hopes of it's potential effects on my acne scar with continued use.

The Ordinary Works! - 27-11-2017 by

This is another excellent product from The Ordinary.
The pipette allows for precise use and application is excellent due to slip.
I really feel the product working and am impressed with the consistentcy of quality with this brand.

Daily Must Have - 27-11-2017 by

I am 42, with fair skin, prone to sun damage. More to the dryer side than oily.

You only have to google the benefits of this product. I used a much more expensive Niacinamide years ago, and this one is comparable. I use this first thing out of the shower before the 'buffet' serum and my moisturiser with spf. I find no issues with applying foundation and make up over the top and going all day.

If you are in your 30s or 40s you must be using serums by now or what planet are you on? :)

Deeper level skincare - 22-11-2017 by

Unique, reasonably priced, effective and perfect for me. I have very open pores and I incorporate this as part of my skin care routine and see a difference within a few days of use.

Brightens Skin! - 22-11-2017 by

When i first started using this I was put off by the burning sensation, (and even after more than a month of use it still tingles and feels burny every night!) - however, some research about the 'niacinamide flush' eased my misgivings. Also, in the morning m skin is always settled, not red at all. So don't be put off! I'm starting to see some serious results, my breakouts have settled and my overall skin tone is really starting to improve. I pair this with the 'Buffet' at night.

Niacinamide is great stuff - product itself is quite good - but a few drawbacks - 22-11-2017 by

I have only been using this for a short while, but so far it is good. The price factor and potency are exceptional and the product is good. It does eventually mostly sink in/or dry, but it does still leave the skin a bit tacky and I can always feel there is a layer of something there. I am not convinced that the addition if zinc was ideal or not but have no particular issues with that. For me, it is good at night time only – I wouldn’t ever want to use it in the day as it does seem to pill with different things – so makeup I wouldn’t even bother. Plus I don’t exactly like the feeling of it, so easier to sleep in and remove in the morning. I have researched a lot about niacinamide prior to finding the Ordinary’s brand and its good for so many things (even fine lines) and has so many skin benefits, I think it is a really important thing to use. I like the price very much so I will use this ongoing for sure.

Fantastic - 15-11-2017 by

I have only used this product twice and the first night I used it, I woke up in the morning to brighter skin and not only that it kept my oil very minimal throughout the day. I have very oily skin and to find a product that works so fast and stops me from becoming oily during the day is amazing. I will be purchasing a few when they are back in stock so I don’t ever run out!!!

Does What it Claims - 13-11-2017 by

I use this every second night and it has made a noticeable difference to my oily, acne-prone skin. It has faded my brown acne scars, controlled my sebum production throughout the day (after using this overnight), reduced acne inflammation/redness and has made my skin brighter and smoother. I recently purchased a second bottle due to how much I love this product!

I recommend using this at night instead of the day as it can ball up a bit after applying sunscreen and makeup.

Honestly, this is such a miracle product and it's affordable too! :)

Excellent product - 13-11-2017 by

Highly recommended as it reduces my sebum, hydartes my skin and makes my skin smoother, loves the hydration and for the price it's really affordable.

SUPERB! - 13-11-2017 by

Highly recommended as it reduces my sebum, hydrates my skin and makes my skin smoother, loves the hydration and for the price it's really affordable.

I know so many people love this but it broke me out! - 13-11-2017 by

I got this because i heard rave reviews of it for people with my skin type- congested and acne prone so i thought i'd take the plunge and try it out, and after about a week of using it i developed rash like pimples on my cheeks- which is not where i usually get them, nor is it how my skin usually has pimples which for me are usually deep cystic ones . Since stopping using this product, my skin has cleared up considerably.

So basically it will either be your best friend or your worst enemy! And its super hard to tell because i've never had a response like this before!

Amazing! - 05-11-2017 by

I’ve never used such an effective product in my life! I’ve been fighting acne for my entire life, even st the age of 28, I still couldn’t get rid of it. Tried everything possible- oral medications, supplements, department store brands but nothing really works... this stuff is cheap yet effective, doesn’t dry or upset your skin. Makes scars to heal much quicker and flattens pimples overnight. Highly recommended! PS I’ve normal skin not oily.

Love it! - 05-11-2017 by

I have oily skin and my pores are enormous! But since using this product my skin has improved a lot. Im a lot less oily and my skin is so much softer. It even got rid of my uneven skin tone. Plus the price is amazing!

Amazing quality for an amazing price - 02-11-2017 by

This stuff is amazing!! It has visibly reduced redness and breakouts and I've only been using it for about two weeks. My skin has improved tenfold and I am so happy with it. Definitely worth the money!!

Amazing - 02-11-2017 by

I love The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I've just started on my second bottle, and I use it every morning before Hyaluronic Acid 2%.

I've always had a congested t-zone and chin, but this clears up my pimples in no time at all, and significantly reduces oiliness.

Miracle product, that I'll continue to purchase until The Ordinary brings out something better!

2nd Little Bottle - 01-11-2017 by

On my 2nd bottle within 4.5 months. Initially used to aide in controlling the sebum although it's also leaving a brighter and even skin tone on my dehydrated oily skin.

Very, very happy !

Don't think twice just BUY IT - 23-10-2017 by

this product is honestly the best product for my acne
I get huge blind ones and this will take max 2 days to get rid of them.
I have PCOS and i have all the bad symptoms that come with it which includes acne .
This product makes you feel fresh and clean no oily or grease.
I wash my face pat dry and put this on my face and neck morning and night.
Now stop reading my review and BUY IT

it works - 16-10-2017 by

great product with good price. It's a bit sticky at first but then after few minute it's fine. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and I can see my blemish and redness reducing. love it.

Must buy for acne - 16-10-2017 by

After using this in conjunction with the Salicylic acid my hormonal acne has cleared up significantly in just a month. I still get an occasional pimple or two each week, but that is much less that what it was. The pores on my nose are also noticeably reduced. I ordered another bottle before the first ran out, it will now be a staple of my beauty regime.
I use once a day after Salicylic acid at night.

Quickly clears up breakouts - 04-10-2017 by

Love this. Best product for clearing up breakouts. I have very mature combination skin that has hormonal breakouts. Also a lot of oily heavy products cause my skin to breakout. This is not oily. Overnight the breakouts where shrunk & all signs of the middle of the pustules where gone. I have never had anything as effective as this on my breakouts. It is very slightly drying. I found applying a light moisturiser on the top fixed this & did not interfere with the clearing of my pimples. I used this every second night to start with but I have had no adverse reactions and I have very sensitive skin.

Think it's working! - 04-10-2017 by

I have been using this for about 10 days and I believe it has reduced my pore size a bit. I've changed a few products lately and my skin has finally settled- I think this one is definitely helping! I apply morning and night before moisturiser/sunscreen/make up. smells good, goes on nicely

Good for oil control - 02-10-2017 by

I'm really impressed with this. I have congested dehydrated skin, I pop it on in the morning before moisturiser. I've found it slows down oil production throughout the day and I'm slowly seeing an improvement in texture and pore size. The results aren't immediate but it's definately doing something!

Quick Results - 28-09-2017 by

I was astounded by the impact that this serum had my skin. Smaller pores, reduced break outs and a much smoother surface. It goes on really nicely and is such an amazing price! The Ordinary has really surprised me!

Great treatment for little bumps - 28-09-2017 by

I don't really have major acne problem but little bumps (congestion?) keep growing on my forehead. The first week I used this product, all of them disappear and my forehead became really smooth. Although later on, they grew back a little bit but still better than original situation.

Will repurchase.

Great for post acne red marks - 22-09-2017 by

Since using this ive noticed my post acne red marks has faded so much quicker than normal (normally takes like up to a year or so to fade on its own).
Its only been a few months since using this but they are no longer bright red and have become very faint. Even my family and friends has noticed how nice my skin is becoming.

If I could marry a product... - 15-09-2017 by

Bad skin sufferer for 15 years here. Nothing and I mean NOTHING has had such an impact on my skin as this brand and especially this product.

I have sensitive, combination skin that for the first time over winter has become dry in places.

I have been using this daily for the last 2 weeks and I will never stop. My pores are smaller, my t zone is mattified all day yet not dried out, no redness, no breakouts, even my monthly hormonal breakout around my jawline that I am definitely due for haven't appeared!
Skin texture is baby bottom soft, acne scars are diminishing. I have had more than a few comments on my skin this last week which have made me so happy I could cry.

I have spent more than half my life with bad skin and because of this brand and this product I am confident enough to go out with a bare face. Beyond ecstatic with this product!

Wow - 14-09-2017 by

I was given this by a friend, as it didn't work for her - she has sensitive skin and broke out using this product for 3 days.
It has been excellent for me. I have combination skin - oily around t-zone - but I don't have sensitive skin and am able to use most products without trouble. I have been using for almost 2 weeks now and have really noticed results. Less oily throughout the day in my t-zone, evened out my skin tone, blackheads around my nose reduced, pores reduced and noticed an immediate effect on pimples! I could feel a big pimple coming through on the side of my nose/cheek (a regular occurrence spot for me), so applied the serum and the next day it was completely gone. My skin hasn't broken out at all for the last few weeks. Really impressed!
I would be careful if you have sensitive skin. Maybe patch test first.

Love it - 13-09-2017 by

I have nearly finished my first bottle of this, it lasts ages. at first I wasn't sure if it was doing anything but now I can finally see the appearance of my enlarged pores has reduced. This is perfect to apply a small drop across my cheeks and T zone. Use sparingly under make up or it will pill. already purchased my next bottle!

Fab product at the price it is - 13-09-2017 by

I've been wanting to find a product with Niacinamide for ages, but held back because some of the concentrated serums and brands with this ingredient percentage, was way too expensive for me to pull out the empty wallet. It's only been a short while since I started using it, so I can't say if it's working immediately to brighten up my hyperpigmentation and patchy skin, but I can say that it hasn't broken me out in my usual Perioral Dermitits and sensitive skin bumps so I'm quite the happy chappy :)
This product layers on quite smoothly and a little goes a long way. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because it pills under makeup as well as too much rubbing. Because of this, it is probably better as a nighttime treatment or used on a day where you don't need to be flawless.
Kudos to the Adore Beauty team for their amazingly quick delivery service and understanding customer service :)

Unexpected surprise - 12-09-2017 by

I've only been using this for a week so I can't give a full review. I've been using it at night only because I use a vitamin c serum in the morning. What I was surprised about was the ability to get rid of blemishes. When I noticed s couple popping up I put this serum on them that night and when I woke up the next morning they were gone! Seriously like magic they had disappeared!

Best product I have ever used! - 04-09-2017 by

I have never found a product that has delivered such amazing results! It has desensitized my skin, cured my t-zone issues, stopped any breakouts, evened out tone. I only have great things to say about this product and am recommending it to all my friends along with getting my two teen boys to scrap their lengthy toxic acne products for simple one step niacinamide with incredible results especially on severity and redness! Well done

Cuts the Sheen - 02-09-2017 by

I have oily & dehydrated skin. I use this product (6 weeks in) to help reduce the shine and sebum my face gears toward while living in a hot and humid state - Queensland. Though I'm not completely shine-free the entire day (though blotting less) this product certainly helps.

Very impressed !!!

WOW - new favourite - 30-08-2017 by

After seeing the incredibly reviews on this product and the PRICE I had to try it. WOW - I am really impressed. I usually get very oily during the day and have to powder my face etc.. my make up usually slides off throughout the day. I have now been using this for a week morning and night and have found that my make up is staying completely put due to no oils. My face looks luminous by the end of the day but no grease whatsoever! I can also see my redness reducing a lot and I feel it is helping even out my skin tone. I am officially obsessed!

Results without breaking the bank - 28-08-2017 by

I am onto my second bottle of Niacinamide and i must say that if you are looking for results and are willing to put in the hard yards of daily skincare maintenance, then this product is amazing. It has faded my scar pigmentation significantly and has massively reduced the size of my pores.
My routine:
Cleanse using mild soap (I know this may be a no no, however my skin does prefer it)
Tone using The Ordinary Glycolic Toner
Hydrate with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
Treat with The Ordinary Niacinamide
Anti Age treat with The Ordinary 2% Retinol

Love it - 26-08-2017 by

I can't talk enough about this product and all of The ordinary range !!! I've switched all my professional cosmetological skincate on The Ordinary !!!
I only wish that Adore Beauty team could provide all the range of this brilliant skincare company ! Can't wait to try the pilling solutions and the foundations !!!

Love it - 26-08-2017 by

I can't talk enough about this product and all of The ordinary range !!! I've switched all my professional cosmetological skincate on The Ordinary !!!
I only wish that Adore Beauty team could provide all the range of this brilliant skincare company ! Can't wait to try the pilling solutions and the foundations !!!

Great product for the price - Refined my pores, slightly less blackheads / oiliness - 06-08-2017 by

I bought my first bottle more than a couple of months ago and I still haven't finished it. For the first month I used it twice a day, then used it in the PM. It definitely helped to refine the enlarged pores I have around my nose, and it did really well for oil/sebum control.

A little honestly goes a long way with this serum. I only need 2-3 drops for my t-zone and part of my cheeks, and only a couple more drops for the whole face.

Awesome! - 04-08-2017 by

Feels high quality on skins. The product is affordable so thumbs up!

Great for congestion - 04-08-2017 by

I was a little sceptical, but this product is fantastic for congestion and enlarged pores, well, for me at least. I have combination skin and I put this on at night. In the morning, I feel like I don't even need to wash my face, it feels great!

great product! - 03-08-2017 by

I have been using this serum for a couple of days and I find it to be of a very high quality. very light almost imperceptible on the skin and has already improved oil product in my skin without causing dryness. Looking forward to more great results going with continued use!

New must have! - 31-07-2017 by

I've recently finished my first bottle of The Ordinary Niacinamide along with The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid. They are such great value and last around 3 months using them both day and night. I had some really bad breakouts and using these 2 products together really helped reduce the amount of time for the spots to fade. There's some other products from the Ordinary which I want to try first, but if I don't find something more effective I would definitely repurchase The Ordinary Niacinamide!

Cheap and cheerful - 23-07-2017 by

Love this! I've been using this in the morning and the Hyaluronic Acid at night and the combination is excellent. My pores have reduced, dry patches have fixed themselves up and my usual monthly hormonal breakout was significantly smaller this month.
Would definitely recommend to a friend, my skin has never been so manageable.

Pores No More! - 21-06-2017 by

I love this! I literally can not believe this inexpensive little bottle is so great! I am a skincare and beauty junkie - I've tried many of the luxury brands and have wondered whether they were even making a difference...? But this one does. I can literally see the difference it has made to my skin. My pores are barely visible and when I also use the High Adherence Primer before my foundation, they are completely gone!
Just don't use this one at the same time as the Vitamin C derivatives... that cancel each other out.

my new not so secret secret - 08-06-2017 by

I have to say i wasnt expecting it to do much considering i had never heard of the brand before until i saw a foundation review on youtube...i decided to try the skincare. For that price what did i have to lose? My skin in general is very dry, flakey,dull, prone to blemishes that heal very slow which stands out on my pale skin. I used The Niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% in conjunction with the hylaronic acid and moisturizer to hydrate and seal in the serums. The next morning i can notice that my blemishes have flattened out, skin feels softer and abit smoother and healing alot quicker! Looking forward to getting more products. I can imagine with abit more time my skin will be in excellent condition <3

A not-so-ordinary must have! - 02-06-2017 by

I could not recommend The Ordinary Skincare more highly. The Niacinamide has been great in helping lighten my acne scars without aggravating my skin or my bank account. Although it doesn't promise to stop future breakouts, I've found that it has done wonders for sebum regulation so my face is a lot less oily throughout the day resulting in less pimples overall!

THIS IS AMAZING - 28-05-2017 by

This little serum is magic in a bottle. If you have enlarged pores, this is the thing for you. Not only did my face look so much better with this, it completely got smoother as well. Definitely recommend to use this, its so concentrated.

Surprising new must-have! - 02-02-2017 by

Niacinamide is already an ingredient in quite a few of my serums, but I've always been looking for something that contains more of a high concentration, and that doesn't break the bank. I wasn't certain if it The Ordinary Niacinamide right for me, but at this price it didn't seem like too much of an investment.

For reference: my skin type is normal to combination, I'm prone to dryness in the cheeks and congestion around the jawline, and my skin can get a bit shiny towards the end of the day, particularly in the T-Zone.

I'd heard that this product was great for anyone looking to minimise redness associated with blemishes and balance the skin, without causing dryness. I was a bit skeptical - as I said, I'm prone to dry, flakey patches and most 'balancing' serums just contain ingredients that dry me out.

Not the case here! It does give a slightly mattifying effect, but not so much that it looks unnatural. It also doesn't ball or flake under my makeup, and I can go ahead and moisturise and apply SPF as usual.

I've noticed that my skin appears less irritated after I've had my brows threaded, and in general I have less issues with unevenness around my jawline.

Overall I'm really happy, I'm enjoying using this underneath creamier foundations that normally leave me too greasy by the end of the day.

Also.... it's ridiculously cheap. This is about the price of two coffees! For several months of serum! Too good to pass up in my opinion.

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