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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

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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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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Reviews

4.5 of 1846 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Will never stop using!


I absolutely love this product! I was expecting some oil control and clearing of my pores and this product definitely delivered, I have far fewer breakouts, and can see how clear my pores are especially the ones on my cheeks and forehead.

Most Helpful Criticism

No difference felt


Tried this product due to the hype but after using for a month, did not see much difference. Nor did it cause an reactions but with other more active products for my skin, I won't be adding this to my routine.
27YO, combination w very oily t-zone, cystic acne prone.
  1. Will never stop using!


    I absolutely love this product! I was expecting some oil control and clearing of my pores and this product definitely delivered, I have far fewer breakouts, and can see how clear my pores are especially the ones on my cheeks and forehead.
  2. Amazing !!


    This product is amazing. it is cheap and affordable and it works so well. i have only been using it for 3 days and i can already see a difference. The only thing is that it is a bit sticky when you apply it but it sinks in pretty quick so i don't mind. I cannot wait to purchase more of the ordinary products in the near future. I highly recommend this. it also leaves your skin brightened and smooth...
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  3. Good but piles


    I think it works, my skin looks better in terms of less blemishes and smaller pores - but I find that it tends to pill (I just 1 or 2 drops) when I apply my sunscreen afterwards, even when I wait for > 30 min in between. Could be my sunscreen but I don't have this problem with most of the other TO products that I use (ie Buffet, pycnogenol, Marine hyaluronics).
  4. Great for a break out!


    I really like product! Its great for when I can feel a breakout coming or already have a pimple to treat and it treats it fast. I don't use it everyday because I would go through far too much product but definitely when I get hormonal acne or stress acne its fantastic!
  5. Sensitive skin


    verified purchaser
    When I first started using this product it made my skin feel itchy and tingly so I stopped using it. After some research I tried it again but using half the amount I was before. Since then, I’ve had no reaction and it feels like nothing on my skin.
  6. Great on my oily/combo skin


    verified purchaser
    I often get oily spots during the day but this helps regulate any extra oil and my skin feels lovely and firm after applying. Big fan <3
  7. LOVE it


    This is literally my all time favourite skin product, if I have any tiny spots/pimples I can literally use this 2x a day for 3 days and they're basically gone, it's like magic. Helps reduce bigger pimples and helps acne but I use mainly for those smaller bumps that you can get on your forehead. It's a nice consistency (quite watery but slightly thicker), and comes in the ordinary dropper glass bot...
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    This is an incredible product for acne, if you can only purchase one product to help, purchase this one! the Niacinamide is not drying at all to the skin, it leaves a smooth texture perfect for applying makeup on top. it has done wonders for my skin!
  9. A must have product for me


    After hearing mixed reviews about this product, I was skeptical about adding this to my skin regime. However, I am pleased with the result and has been a must needed ingredient for my every day care.
  10. Amazing stuff!


    I bought this product awhile back and I absolutely love it. The packaging is easy to use and it looks great! My skin is dry in some areas but oily in my T-zones and I found my skin to look and feel much smoother and less oily. My breakouts have lessened too. I've also put it on some pigmentation on my body just to see further effects and the pigmentation faded fairly quickly. I'll be buying the Su...
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  11. Beautiful and effective


    This is absolutely amazing. It was in my first order with adore beauty, and it arrived within days of my purchase, even with the corona virus restrictions. I even got a TimTam in my package! The product itself is beautiful and high quality. It cleared up under-the-skin redness and bumps, something I have struggled with for years. Teen acne is a pain, and this was definitely effective in helping cl...
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  12. Really liking so far!


    I've used this for a couple of weeks day and night, and so far in combination with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and it has worked wonders at brightening and smoothing my skin, and helping slightly with the scarring on my chin from prior. Slow progress, but I see it!
    If you're looking to slowly change up your skincare routine then I really recommend this and The Ordinary Hyaluronic Ac...
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  13. Very good for blackheads


    I wasn't sure what to expect with this product. When I bought it was a new to skin care and honestly bought an assortment of products without understanding what each one would do. Lucky for me The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% made it int my cart! I've been using it at night and it has helped clear some very stubborn blackheads and clogged pore I've had on my nose for YEARS. I'm so happy with this prod...
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  14. Very good for acne-prone skin


    I ordered this product over a month ago and it was shipped very quickly. For the past month I have been using this serum and I have seen great results. I have acne-prone skin and this really helped with the redness and severity of my acne.
  15. I use this everyday


    I use this everyday and I think I am slowly seeing some difference in my skin, it is a bit irritating on my skin though
  16. Blemish begone!


    When I first used this I was stupid and smeared it all over my face along with all the other The Ordinary Products I had purchased with it. Most of my face ended up dry and sore. I then went back and read what this actually does and realised it was for blemishes. So then I figured to use this only where there was redness or where I could feel a zit coming up. Lo and behold, this thing did what it ...
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  17. Holy Grail!


    I have just purchased my 3rd bottle and wow I am impressed, I use this morning and night and don't need to much product at one time. My skin has cleared incredibly and It doesn't leave my face oily. I do feel some stickiness when applying but it is a very thick serum. I am so excited for my next bottle to arrive.
  18. Great Product


    I've been using this for 2 months now and I really feel it's helped fix my uneven skin tone and reduce acne. Iv'e notice my skin look so much clear after using this and would definitely recommend. I use at night after the ordinary hyaluronic acid .
  19. Moisturise afterwards


    Can dry skin, so best to use a hyaluronic serum afterwards, & then thicker overnight creams. Uncertain if fades pigmentation or helps with skin texture alone. Would advise using in combination with vit C every other night.
  20. Must have product!


    This product has changed my skin, it is so easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Within weeks my skin texture has changed and my skin looks brighter and feels smoother. This is a must have product and worth every penny.
  21. The ordinary for the win!


    This product has changed my skin, it is so easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Within weeks my skin texture has changed and my skin looks brighter and feels smoother. This is a must have product and worth every penny.
  22. The ordinary for the win!


    This product has changed my skin, it is so easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Within weeks my skin texture has changed and my skin looks brighter and feels smoother. This is a must have product and worth every penny.
  23. Great spot treatment


    I've been using this as a spot treatment overnight and it's working wonders. I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised at its effectiveness.
  24. On the Fence about this Product


    I am 50/50 about this product. I feel like you definitely only need a small drop and if you use to much can feel a little sticky on my skin. Due to this i use it in the PM and let it sink in for about 10 minutes before I apply a moisturiser. I am still just unsure if i am noticing a different in my skin.
    Great price point and would recommend at least giving it a go.
  25. Its works for some people


    I didnt notice a huge difference using this product, It does cause some people to have breakouts, I didnt experience worse breakouts but it didnt prevent them. Im in my 20s with hormonal acne.
  26. Very good


    I love this product! It has helped with regulating my skin since I was oily and dry at the same time. I was constantly breaking out and I tried everything. I even went to the dermatologist and still couldn’t get the breakouts under control. After using this for about 6 months I haven’t had another breakout and my skin is more even than ever!! No more excessive oil or dryness!!
  27. Good for dry skin as well


    My skin isn't too oily, but I do often get breakouts from not properly moisturising my skin. So I thought using salicylic acid every day would be too harsh on my skin and I think this serum is a good mild solution for sensitive skin that breaks out.
  28. Not for me


    Unfortunately this broke me out. In fairness I have pretty sensitive skin so that doesn’t mean it’s not a good product, it just didn’t work for me. On the positive side, it’s a light formula that sinks in well. a+ for affordability.
  29. great results


    This product has been amazing on my nose pores. After daily use, the pores are less visible and texture over my nose/cheeks has greatly improved. I've also used it on my decollete and noticed the redness has significantly decreased.
  30. Love this!


    This is great for your skin and your budget. Yes, there are better ones out there but this is a great alternative and you can find it in the drugstore too. Can't go wrong! Let it dry before applying other products!
  31. Budget friendly skincare


    This is great for your skin and your budget. Yes, there are better ones out there but this is a great alternative and you can find it in the drugstore too. Can't go wrong! Let it dry before applying other products!
  32. My skin loves it


    I used to suffer from uneven skin tone which affected my makeup application. Over the years, I tried many different products, mainly primers and the sort to make my skin at least look even for make up application. However, once I started used this product, I saw pretty much immediate results! I use this along with the hyaluronic acid and my skin just loves it. This product is going to remain a par...
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  33. Does everything it promised


    I've been using this product for about a month now. This product is now a holy grail item of mine! It has massively reduced texture on my face, reduced breakouts and redness, minimised pores and is helping to control oil. I've been raving about it to anyone who will listen.
  34. great for my skin


    I really liked this product, suggest a moisturizer on top after this serum. I will definitely buy it again!


    Within a few days of using this my skin was glowing and i had noticed a significant decrease in the amount of blemishes
  36. Evened by skin tone


    This product really did help even out my skin tone as well as reduce pores and I think was one of the great contributors to helping my dry patches! The only downside I found was that it irritated my sensitive skin if already inflamed, so make sure to avoid any raw patches.
  37. Beautiful Product - Very good for acne prone skin - Works perfect for sensitive skin


    I love this product it cleared my skin in less than 10 days. Skin does not get oily which helps in controlling acne. I use it along with the ordinary ALPHA ARBUTIN 2% + HA. It's been 3 weeks in total and I am truly amazed. I do get small bumps but they go away in 2 days. I do use Glycolic Acid Toner couple of times a week. I am also doing microneedling every month which has added more to my clear ...
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  38. So brightening!


    I honestly did not know what to expect with this so I took some photos of my skin before i started using it. In just four weeks my skin was noticeably brighter and more even. Love the product and the price- only thing I would say is to apply it to damp skin to avoid pilling.
  39. Best one yet


    LOVING THISS, has worked overnight. Amazing price for the quality
  40. Super!


    An amazing product for oily or acne prone skin and very fast acting
  41. Holy Grail


    Been using this product for a few weeks now and although I had to work through the 'new product' breakouts I'm now starting to see improvement in pigmentation issues and redness in my face! 10/10 will buy again!


    I love using this stuff! I've been using it for a while now and it's helped clear my skin right up. Honestly have the best skin I've ever had.
  43. I get the hype


    After 3 weeks of use I have noticed less texture and redness when using this in conjunction with the buffet, my pores are definitely less noticeable and whenever I have a breakout this always stops it from becoming an actual pimple! So far so good, the only downside is the sticky texture which takes a long time to sink in but isn't really an issue if you apply before bed.
  44. Skin perfecting magic!


    Amazing product that has helped to clear up my skin within 2 weeks!
  45. Night-time routine must-have!


    Absolutely adore the ordinary products, especially this product! I use to apply it in the morning but find that I am achieving better results at night. I would break out really bad when I got my period but after using this for a few months now - have found that my flare ups are less frequent and I'll only get the occasional spot when I'm either stressed or eating one too many chocolates. It's affo...
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  46. Great product at a great price!


    Great product - noticeably helping my skin after only a few day. Fabulous price point for a product that really works!
  47. Does what it claims


    I have used this for about 2 weeks of and off, as spot treatment on my skin in congested areas (without moisturiser). It seems to work and reduce acne. It does keep that area dry so I would not use all over my face - combination skin.
  48. Zinc


    After using this product for about a month now, I have started to see results, I would highly recommend this product to everyone. It came with clear instructions on what to do, and the packaging was great and efficient.
  49. Ride or die


    This is easily my favourite product from The Ordinary.

    It really helps keep my breakouts at bay and for the price, I could not be happier.
  50. This product is magic


    I have had dark scars from sun damage for years now. I cannot use vitamin c because I am allergic but this has changed my life. It has helped with hyperpigmentation and excess oil. I will definitely buy this again!!!!
  51. great skin brightening serum


    I love the ordinary products that give minimal but key ingredients, it targets the skin issue so well. It is a quite liquid formula and great to work with other products. Just ensure not to use with the ordinary Vitamin C serums as the website warns.
  52. Average


    I used this product in the PM after my skin care routine, Initially it was amazing, it left my skin feeling soft and firm but after a few weeks I started to breakout and it left my skin tone uneven and rough
  53. Miracle


    Honestly, this product has changed my skin. After almost a year of trying different high end and medicated products and not seeing much difference In my skin I decided I had nothing to lose and gave the the Niacinamide a shot. After a week my skin had transformed dramatically. I’ve been struggling with adult acne my whole adult life and being in my mid twenties it is quite disheartening to still g...
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  54. Better to use at night for oily skin due to texture


    I have been using this product a few times with my usual moisturiser for the past few weeks and have noticed a difference. It haven't seen fast results but I do feel like it works to control my acne, reduce breakouts and improve my skin texture. However, I would recommend applying it at night time (or during the day if you're not heading out) because the oil can sit on the skin and leave it lookin...
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  55. Works even for dry skin


    I wanted to use this to reduce the appearance of the pores and blackheads, I have dry eczema prone skin so use it every other day if not everyday mixed with TO HA or whatever hydrating serum I’m using. I’ve found that to be non-irritating and super effective. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my pores and blackheads I’m super impressed.
  56. Amazing


    The Ordinary niacinimide is the best option for people who don't have many skin concerns, and it's cheap! It's gentle and it definitely helps minimize the pores.
  57. Can't go without it!


    I can not recommend this product enough! I had large pores and redness prior to using this product. After 2 months my pores have significantly reduced in size and I have noticed a slight improvement in redness. I have also received complements about how clear my skin is looking. Seriously one of the best skincare products I've ever used. (and the price just makes it even better).
  58. Inlove !!!!


    This product is AMAZING! It has helped with my acne and fading my past acne scarring so much! Definitely a staple in my skincare routine now
  59. Love this product


    I’ve done quite some research before buying this product. I never really cared much about skincare but that was before corona haha
    I’ve been using Niacinamide for the last 4 weeks now and I haven’t noticed a small difference. My skin is less oily (I’ve got oily acne prone skin) and have had less outbreaks (just a few small pimples).
    I wouldn’t say it’s a magic serum but it makes my s...
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  60. Huge impact on the congestion on my nose


    I've been using The Ordinary's niacinamide serum for about 2 weeks now, and the pores on my nose look noticeably smaller and smoother already. As someone who's suffered from blackheads near my nostril creases for years, this is hands-down one of my favorite The Ordinary products.
  61. Cooling and promotes hydration


    This is the kind of product I think you'd want to purchase in conjunction with something else (and at this price, it's totally possible) because it's not that impressive alone. But I use it with my O Cosmedics moisturiser and it really helps it soak into the skin and promotes hydration. This also feels nice and cooling on the skin, especially before bedtime.
  62. great!


    i've been using this for about a week, day and night, and i've definitely noticed a huge difference. i have combination skin, and this serum controls the oily areas without drying out the rest of my face, definitely recommend!
  63. Great blemish treatment


    The price drew me to this product but its effectiveness made me stay. I use it morning and night, generally all over, but it is also great as a spot treatment. I can already see improvements in my skin after only using it for a short period of time. I have semi-problematic combination skin and had previously been using the Mario Badescu Anti-Acne Serum, but will most likely stay with this one as i...
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  64. Works well


    This product works pretty well! Sometimes I use it as a spot treatment on some small breakouts, and it helps, without making it red and inflamed. Only problem I have sometimes is that it I think it reacts when I layer it over the Buffet, so it kinda rubs off and looks like dead skin. Not sure because I've read that you can use it after the Buffet. But still works well nonetheless
  65. Fast results, affordable price


    It's been a week since I've bought and tried this product and I can already see the results! I usually have a lot of bumps on my cheeks from scarring and this is the first product that I've seen effective minimisation of bumps. So good!
  66. Great product


    Bought this for my boyfriend and he’s noticed that his skin looks healthier, feels smoother and his breakouts have eased since he started using it. Would use myself of my routine weren’t already so extensive haha
  67. Quick absorbing and effective


    An essential serum that is quick absorbing. Mostly use it on small breakouts but haven't noticed a drastic difference after using it everyday for a month. My skin however does feel smoother and brighter. Would recommend using every couple of days to notice a difference. Super affordable for the price and would definitely consider buying again.
  68. Helps with my adult acne and oily skin


    This helps with my oily skin and reducing inflammation caused by adult acne. Also improves healing time of pimples. Now a staple in my skincare routine.
  69. Very good product


    Very good product! Helped so much with sebum production and I notice my faces isn’t as oily throughout the day. Only which the ordinary colour coded their products because I have bought the niacinamide and the hyaluronic acid bottle.
  70. Life changing product


    This product has single handedly changed my skin. I have oily skin with heaps of black heads - my skin was so oily that no amount of powder and setting spray could make my makeup stay put. Within a few days of using this, I have had noticeably less oil, my makeup is staying longer and my blackheads are almost invisible. This is a must have product if you have oil or black head buildup.
  71. Major results with continued use


    I bought this around 2 months ago after my skin flared up with hormonal acne and I wanted something that could treat it without stripping my skin. For the first month I wasn’t sold because I didn’t see much of a change in my breakouts, but in the last few weeks I have noticed a huge difference. Using this in combination with The Ordinary’s retinol products has cleared up the deep painful acne I ha...
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  72. Clearer skin


    My skin is noticeably clearer and it has reduced the pigmentation and acne scarring I had on my chin .Would purchase again, although I would like to compare it to another product and see what the difference is in terms of effectiveness.
  73. Clearer skin


    My skin is noticeably clearer and it has reduced the pigmentation and acne scarring I had on my chin .Would purchase again, although I would like to compare it to another product and see what the difference is in terms of effectiveness.
  74. Clearer skin


    My skin is noticeably clearer and it has reduced the pigmentation and acne scarring I had on my chin .Would purchase again, although I would like to compare it to another product and see what the difference is in terms of effectiveness.
  75. Clearer skin


    My skin is noticeably clearer and it has reduced the pigmentation and acne scarring I had on my chin .Would purchase again, although I would like to compare it to another product and see what the difference is in terms of effectiveness.
  76. i have very dry skin


    After using, my skin has been super flaky and dry. I am now using every few days, if you have dry flaky skin probably only use every few days
  77. My favourite product.


    I use this every single night and after using for a bit have noticed that my skin is feeling firmer, and pigmentation and fine lines are reduced. Love it so much. I have sensitive, oily skin and its perfect.
  78. Great quality product - my new skincare staple!


    I love this product! I've been using it consistently for about 4 months now and can definitely notice an improvement. I would never describe my skin as flawless, but this product definitely makes my skin look and feel healthier.
  79. Undecided


    Purchased this product as it has received rave reviews, especially for oily skin like mine. Have been using this for a month or so now, and must say I haven't noticed a huge difference. I find the produce easy to use and feels refreshing, however it doesn't layer well under sunscreen/makeup and causes piling. Will persist and hopefully see results with more prolonged use.
  80. Second time using it


    This is my second bottle but I don't know if my skin has changed since using it last time as I feel like I don't see much difference using this now. It doesn't break me out or anything so I'm just continuing it to use it as a nightly serum.
  81. Great for combination skin - staple in my skincare routine


    Did not help with breakouts but definitely helped with my skin congestion. It also helped with my skin texture. I have repurchased this in the bigger bottle :)
  82. So far so good


    My skin seems to like this product, I apply it over the buffet and then use moisturiser. I have broken out slightly since using this product, yet it could be down to hormones. I am giving this product a chance. I feel as though this item is better for people who have oily skin
  83. Third re-order


    I have combination skin. I'm obsessed with this and have ordered it for the third time. In between orders, I noticed my skin started to look dull, making me look very tired. Now that I'm using it again, my skin is soft soft and dewy with that "glow". I definitely feel more confident going without making up using this product, and I do feel it helps with the appearance of pores. Seriously amazing p...
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  84. Makes an actual difference


    I have been using this product for about 2 months and can definitely see a difference in my skin - looks smoother and healthier. It is on the stickier side and has a vinegar-y smell so I usually use it in the early morning and wait a few minutes before applying moisturiser. The Ordinary products are fool-proof and come at such an affordable price - love them.


    This product is amazing! I have only been using it for 3 days and I have noticed a MASSIVE difference in my skin. I am 16 and have suffered from hormonal and stress acne for about 3 years and I have a lot of scarring from it, I’ve used literally soooo many other brands and products and nothing worked until my friend recommended this and wow i finally have hope for my skin and I can already tell it...
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  86. You cannot beat the price


    Lovely and nourishing and at this price point, you can practically bathe in it. It is still potent and works well.
  87. Good with continued use


    I found this product most effective for maintaining skin clarity when used regularly. I found it useful across most areas of my face, but not so much on more congested areas, such as my chin.
  88. Great for Oily skin


    Bought this along with some other products by the ordinary as my skin was so very oily especially on my forehead. I used this as part of my morning routine to help the excess oil and even my skin for a healthy look love the products by the ordinary.
  89. Obsessed


    I love this product so so much! I saw so many people talking about it on youtube so I got it with high hopes and it has completely met them. It has a very nice smell to it although I had expected it to smell bad considering most good skincare does. Love it & Recommend it.
  90. This actually works!


    My pores were reduced after 2 weeks! This is amazing.
  91. Good product, great price!

    Sarah H

    This is the first tie I have used a product with Niacinamide in it and it has definitely seen an improvement in my skin. The only criticism I have is that it does pill when I use Oil and Moisturizer over the top, even when waiting a minute. Overall though very happy and will buy again at such a good price!
  92. Don’t hesitate just buy it!!


    For years I’ve been on the hunt to find what suits my skin best (I have sensitive combination skin) and this stuff worked wonders for me, within the first couple days it reduced the congestion on my cheeks and the redness is slowly fading. Highly recommend.
  93. Love love love


    I absolutely love this product. Within a week i could see a difference in pigmentation and texture of my face!
  94. Great for uneven texture


    I struggle with really bad clogged pores and bumps on skin, but this serum really helped with my skins texture (in conjunction with the lactic acid and the hylo-acid) but overall really impressed
  95. Game changer for my skincare routine


    I've repurchased this product three times now and will continue to do so. After an initial week of purging, my skin became visibly clearer and it's significantly reduced the incidence and intensity of hormonal breakouts. Love love love this product!
  96. My new Holy Grail product


    I cannot recommend this product enough and I've only been using it for a month! I have (had) sensitive oily/combination skin, larger pores, adult/hormonal and fungal acne my whole life. This serum has genuinely changed my life and gives me the confidence to rock a bare face. My skin is producing so much less oil and i dont look like an oil slick all day, my pores have shrunk and the best part - th...
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  97. Can't live without it.


    I use this every day after washing my face and before I moisturise. It immediately soothes any redness, and over time I've noticed far less congestion on my face. As someone who's prone to milia and blackheads, I couldn't imagine not having this in my skincare rotation.
  98. Sent from heaven


    This product has changed my skin so dramatically, I have super oily acne prone skin and have spent so much money trying so many products. After using Niacinamide for 2 months there is such a difference in the oil production and amount of break outs I have. 100% recommend
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