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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.

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

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Whats not to love - 18-12-2018 by

I use this in the morning, its especially great on the days that I don't wear make up as it makes my skin look bright and fresh. It really helps with my breakouts and deep stubborn blackheads. With this price and results will always use it!

Great for managing oil - 18-12-2018 by

This product has definitely made a huge difference in controlling how much oil my face produces throughout the day. At first my skin felt a little TOO dry, but after 2 days of applying it morning and night, and following up with a light-weight moisturiser, my skin adjusted and balanced itself out. The first time I used this, I had a large emerging pimple creeping up on my forehead, but by the next morning it was small dot, and 2 days later it was completely gone! Amazing! I actually purchased this to reduce redness in my cheeks, and while I haven't noticed a huge difference in that area, what its done for blemishes and oil control has been very impressive. I'll continue to use this and hopefully it eventually starts to help with my redness.

Ok - 18-12-2018 by

Pretty good product and easy to apply. Especially good for oily- combination skin.

Amazing! - 17-12-2018 by

I mix this with the salicylic acid, then I put on their moisturiser, my face has cleared up OVERNIGHT! I have had acne my whole life, and this is finally something that is working for me.

I have oily and very very sensitive skin, no bad reactions

Must have! - 17-12-2018 by

I have always struggled to clear hormonal acne on my chin, Niacinamide is amazing! It works to clear pores, blackheads and even out skin tone. It is a gentle formula even for sensitive skin.

Very Eh - 15-12-2018 by

I got this because everyone would rave about it, but although I have blemish prone skin it didn't help with that at all and instead it dried out my skin. I do have dry skin so maybe that doesn't help but it might be good for oily skin. Just not good for me.

Works... but took a while - 14-12-2018 by

Liking this product, nice and easy to use. I must say it probably took 2-3 weeks to notice a difference but my skin is looking great now! Much smoother and more even with less breakouts. Happy!

Helped with acne - 14-12-2018 by

I have very oily skin and enlarged pores. This product in conjunction with another skin care brand that works for my skin helped reduce the appearance of my pores as well as assisted in clearing my acne. I no longer have the problem with my skin that I used to.

Excellent product - 14-12-2018 by

I have dry skin with oily t-zone which makes application of make up tricky. Applying this to my t-zone has been life changing and I now don’t have to use different products on my t-zone to the rest of my face. I take it it would work well for sebum control in oily skin! Have bought this product for friends and family.

Very light and despite its percentage, gentle on the skin - 13-12-2018 by

I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and generally stick to gentle or products with a shorter list of ingredients. After reading many reviews on this product, I decided to give it a go! I was looking for a product that targets blemishes and works to balance my skin's sebum. Although it's been only a week or so, I can see a visible improvement in my skin's condition and radiance. I love this product and will keeping it permanently in my skin routine. It is so incredibly affordable too.

FRIENDLY FOR OILY SKIN - 13-12-2018 by

It is a good product overall, i buy it to reduce redness as well resist wrinkle. I only use it at night with Netutrogena wrinkle repair lotion.

Good addition to TO routine - 13-12-2018 by

I've used half a bottle of Nia now and like it. There was a small amount of purging initially but I scaled back the use and has been fine since. I'd recommend starting off just once a day every other day and slowly increase it to once a day. Sometimes I use it AM and PM but usually rotate with other products.

Great for redness! - 12-12-2018 by

I've got sensitive skin and redness around my cheeks, this has toned it down a crazy amount! I never wore BB cream because it wouldn't cover the redness but now I can thanks to using this for a couple of months. Just be careful of using this after you exfoliate or have blemishes, as it does sting! Would recommend to anyone looking to tone down red skin. Been the first product I've used to actually work :)

Perfect for oily skin - 11-12-2018 by

This product is fantastic. I have been using Niacinamide for over a year and it has dramatically reduced the recurring clogged pores on my nose. I also have less breakouts.

So happy! - 11-12-2018 by

I suffer from breakouts sporadically and when they do come I have the bad habit of picking scabs because I hate dry scabs in my face! But this is incredible!!! I put this on before bed when my skin breaks out and by morning, most of the angriness is reduced and the scabs are hardly there! This paired with the hyralauronic acid has just transformed my skin!!

Cost effective product - 10-12-2018 by

My skin type is the combination . The ordinary is the most affordable price among the same concentration of Niacinamide products, Just start to use it ,I'm looking forward to its effect.


Love it! - 10-12-2018 by

I am really loving this Niacinamide and Zinc combo! I have really sensitive skin and I can already see a difference in my pores so I'm very pleased! This hasn't reacted badly in any way and sinks into the skin straight away so I don't need to wait very long before applying my moisturiser and running out the door! Will definitely re-purchase!

Excellent product and value for money! - 10-12-2018 by

I have combination skin and have been using this as part of my morning routine (after the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5). It is very easy to go on and I've noticed a reduction in the number of break-outs. Highly recommend!

Most even skin tone EVER! - 10-12-2018 by

I never usually use anything chemical on my skin, but a friend highly recommended this product so I thought I’d give it a go. This is so great for the cost and the mix of Niacinamide and Zinc worked wonders for evening out my skin tone. I have slightly oily skin and feel like it hasn’t stripped my good moisturisers away. I love it.
Hot tip — put it on after cleansing and leave for a few minutes before using your moisturiser, otherwise the moisturiser doesn’t rub in properly.

Disappointed - 09-12-2018 by

I bought this product because of all the great reviews but it didn’t do anything to my skin and in fact I just broke out more!!! Very disappointed that it didn’t work. It was also really tacky and would sit on top of my skin for a long time before absorbing.

Helpful - 08-12-2018 by

This product, in conjuction with The Ordinary's salicylic acid and plant derived squalane, has been extremely effective in treating my cystic acne. I have had the cystic acne on my chin and neck for over twelve months, tried many products and saw no results. In just one month, almost all my cystic acne has healed.

Great for acne prone skin! - 08-12-2018 by

Oily skin, acne prone, sensitive- love this product for when my skin is super congested and I’m having lots to break outs. I’m onto my third bottle! Great product!

Helping to face acne scarring - 06-12-2018 by

After finally finding a skincare routine that works for me I was looking for a product to help reduce redness from scarring and generally improve pigmentation. I had heard a fair bit about this product in skincare forums and after trying a fair few of the other products in the brand with no obvious results I was still game to give it a try.

I use this most nights in addition to a pretty simple routine of oil cleansing and I do think it has helped improve its overall appearance and is definitely something I will re-order and continue to use.

GREAT FOR OILY SKIN - 05-12-2018 by

This really helped me with clearing up all the excess sebum i have on my face.

This helped control oil throughout the day amazingly, i am usually the type of person who does there makeup 6am, at about 9-10 am i am already a grease ball, but with this product repeatedly using i was finding i was staying oil free until at least 3-4 in the afternoon which was a life changer for me! obsessed with this

excellent - 05-12-2018 by

Light and absorbs well onto skin. I am using this in conjunction with other products to help battle hormonal post-pill acne. This has been great part of my regime and feels light and sinks in quickly.

Great product - 05-12-2018 by

A little drop goes a long way, good for sensitive and blemish prone skin. Works great as an essence before you apply your moisturiser. Seems to work well with cystic acne, doesn't prevent them but it noticeably takes away some of the redness and swelling.

I love this product - 05-12-2018 by

I totally love this product. I put it on in the morning and it tightens my skin, and gives such a nice tone. I love love love it !!!

alright product - 05-12-2018 by

nice product that clears oily skin feels sticky though

Great cell renewing product - 30-11-2018 by

Used sparingly this is a great acne fighting product. Use sparingly as used to frequently can leave skin dry

HOLY GRAIL!!! - 29-11-2018 by

This product has been absolutely amazing for me. I have very acne prone skin and was very unhappy with the state of my skin before using this product. I've been using it every night for two weeks now, and the results have been incredible. I haven't had a single new breakout, and my skin looks better and better every morning - I'm actually excited to wake up and look in the mirror to see the state of my skin. I wish I had discovered this amazing product sooner.

Cleared up my skin! - 29-11-2018 by

Love this product, I used to have a bit of "congestion" in my face and would have pimples every now and then on my cheeks. Ever since using this product my pimples are tiny in size and clear up much faster than before. I've now got my brother (who has regular acne) using this and he said he also sees a massive difference in his skin. Definitely worth a try if you get pimples (not sure if effective on severe acne), make up now goes on so well and looks super smooth!

Excellent product - 29-11-2018 by

My skin specialist recommended niacinamide many years ago but I stopped buying it as it was way too expensive. Imagine my joy at finding this product. It is excellent and all my friends say my skin is looking good.
You use so little product (pea sized drop) and it does so much. My skin has really benefited and I have only been using it for a month

A part of my evening regime - 29-11-2018 by

I'm 28, with sensitive skin prone to breakouts. I'm using this product every evening before heavier creams / oils ( I'm not using it if I'm using ascorbic acid ) . It has improved my skin, my skin has center looked better. I'm using The Ordinary products for a while now, my skin and my wallet has never been happier :)

Great product, have repurchased - 28-11-2018 by

I'm a big fan of the ordinary's affordable skincare. This goes on easily, and feels nice on the skin. I find it clears up breakouts well. I have repurchased this, and will continue to do so in the future.

Quite effective - 28-11-2018 by

Bought this for myself and my son. I have combination skin and didn't notice a big change. My son has some acne and there was only a slight improvement, however I don't know if he was using it regularly.

On Re-order - 28-11-2018 by

Didn't believe a product could actually work this well. Had really uneven skin tone which would come up in horrible red bumps whenever I was at work (working in the outback for two weeks at a time in very hard conditions). This product got rid of them complety in a few days. Still half a bottle left after 3 months too, will 100% re-order

Mixed Bag - 27-11-2018 by

I have quite a few skin problems that I battle with including combo skin, acne and scarring/pigmentation.
I felt that this worked amazingly at making my skin smoother and I saw a definite improvement in my scarring however this did not help clear up my acne at all which is part of why I bought it.
Otherwise I love the packaging and the dropper is easy to use, had to tilt the bottle towards the end to get the last of the product out but it was mess-free and pretty on my sinktop.

Awesome product - 27-11-2018 by

This is my third bottle. So love the smell and feel of this product on my skin. I apply this after my serum and before my sunscreen. Sometimes I use it at night time too. It’s an awesome buy for this price! Just be patient and stick to using this consistently. Benefits derived from topical niacinamide would usually be evident in 6-8weeks. Don’t just take my word for it, please read up and you’ll see why this product is an essential part of any skin care regimen.

Ok product - 27-11-2018 by

i wouldn't say it is the best but for its price it does do something. i used it for like a week, i would say it dries my skin out, which is very odd for this product to do but yeah it did. i would just finish this bottle and would not purchase again. i have dry skin and little blemishes here and there that i wanted to get rid of. it did make them small but not diminish them. i normally use it in the morning.

A beauty staple - 27-11-2018 by

Similar products in other brands sell for around 10 times the price, the price point for this just can’t be beaten! Had read about the effects of Niacinamide in New Scientist years ago and so glad to find a product that I was paying $100+ for in another brand.

Best for acne - 27-11-2018 by

I use this whenever I get a pimple and it makes it go away so much faster, plus I don't get any more after using this!

Great product - 26-11-2018 by

clears my skin but feels very sticky to put on

Wasn't sure to begin with - but have been totally converted - 26-11-2018 by

When I first used this product, combined with a few other ordinary products, I wasn't sure about it, my skin broke out, and it felt weird, as I hadn't used niacinamide before. But after a week of constant use my skin starting feel amazing, really fresh and clear, and my makeup goes on a lot smoother now that I'm using a combo of this product with the ordinary moisturisers and oils. For the price you can't beat it.

Made me break out - 26-11-2018 by

Was eager to try this after all the really good reviews, but it made me break out everywhere immediately in places I normally don't break out. I still tried it for a week but it didnt get better. The formula is also sticky and feels tacky on the skin and wouldn't really recommend for use in the day time only night.

Great staple - 26-11-2018 by

This was one of the first things I tried from the Ordinary, after much research! It doesn't sound very exciting, but this is a great product. I use every day in combination with the Ordinary Buffet, and my skin has never been so even and consistent. Great price, great packaging, a reorder for me every time!


Honestly, I feel like the whole world is singing it's praises. I use this after washing my face every morning and night (before buffet and moisturiser.) It's changed my face for the good, little to no acne any more, makes makeup easier to put on, etc.

Fantastic - 26-11-2018 by

I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin and I saw almost immediate results with this product. I use it morning and night (I also use salicylic acid at night) and I have much less acne and redness than when using the salicylic acid alone. The general texture of my skin also seemed to improve. At this price it's worth a try. I've been using it for about 6 months.

Pores are visibly smaller! - 26-11-2018 by

I've been using this product for around a month and have noticed a difference in the size of my pores. I wouldn't say it's cleared up my congestion but it's helped keep my skin pretty steady over the time I've used it.

I did find that it has caused some really small breakouts on my cheeks, however I think this may just be a small reaction to clearing out my pores. Overall, I think it's a great product for my congested and dehydrated skin.

Same pores, better skin - 25-11-2018 by

I've been using this for quite a few months now, and while I don't notice a huge difference in my pores, I'm definitely less oily and it's helped with my complexion and pimples! I have always had an oily t-zone but this helps so much with the oil and sebum production from my face. I use a few other the ordinary products, and combined they have changed my skin for the better in so many ways! I will continue using this as it's so soft and makes my skin feel amazing.

This product is amazing!!! - 23-11-2018 by

I loved this product from the moment I first used it. It makes my skin so smooth. I use this product in the morning and then the retinoid in the evening and my skin has improved dramatically. I only problem I have found is that it is often sold out (so stock up when you find it).

Not for everyone - 22-11-2018 by

I love the ordinary range but this is on product I really wanted to like but it just breaks me out severely, I thought it was maybe a purging phase but no just gets worse! I have dry acne prone sensitive skin so maybe just not suitable for me or people with similar type skin

It’s alright - 22-11-2018 by

I feel like it doesn’t really help me. I was a bit disappointed. I helped for the first few days but after that it was useless. I don’t use it anymore.

Love it - 22-11-2018 by

I use this once a day in the morning with ‘the buffet’ serum from the ordinary range. I have noticed a great difference in my skin complexion and my skin has never been so clear I’m very happy with this product

Game Changer! - 21-11-2018 by

This was the first product I had tried from The Ordinary. My skin was breaking out and i had tried everything I could to help my skin. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% did it. I have been using this product now in conjunction with The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and I am finally confident to leave the house without make-up. Price and Skin Effective!!

Didn't see any improvement to skin. - 20-11-2018 by

I purchased this product with the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and used them together day and night. Although no improvements to skin was visible. I used it for months but I will now not be repurchasing as it literally did nothing for my skin. Was refreshing on the skin was probably the only up side.

This stuff is great! - 20-11-2018 by

I was recommended to use Niacinamide by my dermatologist and this is the cheapest i could find thought i'd try it out and its great! Use it regularly and my skin is great

Love this product - 20-11-2018 by

I love this product, I have been using it for about a week and already have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin! Will definitely keep using this product.

Great Price Great Product - 20-11-2018 by

I use this along with the vitamin C suspension and the granactive retinoid as part of a nightly skin care regime and can see a huge difference in the quality of my skin. It's brighter and smoother and overall looks a lot nicer. I can't comment on how it is used on it's own but for the price it works great!

Affordable products but not moisturising enough for me - 20-11-2018 by

This review covers the following The Ordinary products:

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

I was recommended The Ordinary products by a friend who also has dry, sensitive skin prone to redness. I'm male, 50.

When trying new products I try to get all the recommended products within a brand's range to give it a solid go. The first thing about The Ordinary products is trying to workout exactly what was suitable for my skin. Adore Beauty has a guide on its site but I also did a lot of Googling and came up with the list above.

Price is obviously an attraction to this product line. I've been using the products for about a month now & am really struggling to see any benefit particularly as I've experienced things like 'pilling' which I'd never heard of or experienced before using The Ordinary. It's really annoying & the only way around it is to use only one oil based product at a time.

My morning routine is buffet, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid followed by the moisturise & eye gel. Most of these serums are gel based and while they soak in quite well between applications they leave my skin feeling tight so I have to put on my regular other brand moisturiser.

In the evening I omit the niacinamide and put on either the Magnesium or the Vitamin C oil based creams. I then finish with another brand's moisturiser.

Perhaps it's too soon to see any results but I definitely need more moisturising creams than these water based serums. I like The Ordinary moisturiser which absorbs well while still being lightweight. The serums leave my skin shiny which I don't like & they don't calm any razor burn even if applied over my post-shave balm.

I'm still undecided as to whether I'll buy these products again. If I do it will be because of the price & I might regard them as 'fertiliser' nourishment for my skin rather than an everyday routine.

best product ever - 19-11-2018 by

cleared up my acne prone skin in just three weeks. I could see a difference in the size of my pores and my face was less oily during the day! would highly recommend if you have acne prone or worried about oily skin/enlarged pores.

Great product - 19-11-2018 by

Been using this product for sometime. love it

Didn't notice a difference - 19-11-2018 by

Purchased for pores and pimples. Might be my skin type (combination- more towards dry; sensitive) but this didn't do anything for me.

Worth! - 19-11-2018 by

This is a second-time repurchase. This shrinks my pores after I do a pore cleanse treatment and helps maintain those results. I have dry combination skin and so struggle with my T-zone being oily but the rest of my face being really dry. The formula is incredibly spreadable and so will last quite a while. Overall, definitely worth a try!

AMAZING! Really love this product - 19-11-2018 by

This product works! And for the price it really is worthwhile trying if you have troublesome skin or large pores.

I find a noticeable difference in my pores whenever I use this product and it feels great on my skin, not sticky and no pilling when layered with other products.

My skin is oily/combination and I sometimes get a few breakouts; my age is 29

I have repurchased this product a number of times now and have had no bad reaction whatsoever,

Amazing - 19-11-2018 by

I suffer from adult acne, and this product has done amazing things for me.
After using it regularly for a month, I noticed fewer breakouts and more even toned skin. I’ve now been using it for almost a year and wouldn’t go without. I use it as the first step in my skincare routine.
This is a high quality product at an amazing price.

Must Have - 16-11-2018 by

I use the Ordinary products exclusively now, this one is a winner, very effective, all rounder, great for lines too. The only downside is that it is a bit tacky, but worth it for the results.

Amazing product - 16-11-2018 by

This product is AH-MAZING! i swear by it! I tried lots of acne products but nothing would keep my acne under control. But this product restores my skin barrier, makes my skin softer and healthier. My acne is well under control. I still get 1 or 2 spots during that time of the month, but that's about it. I've been including this in my skincare routine for 8 months now and will continue to use it, I would say, forever.

Good product, especially when used with others - 16-11-2018 by

I started using this product after using the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution to clear my acne-prone skin and initially was impressed. After a month, it became clear that these products didn't do much for my existing acne so I returned to my normal treatment (effacler duo treatment). However, when used together they did prevent other break outs, so definitely a good combination overall. When putting this on it is tacky at first but after a few minutes skin feels lovely. Definitely worth a try, especially given the great prices of the Ordinary's line.

Lifesaver - 16-11-2018 by

Let me just say start of by saying I never reviewed any product but this is my holy grail product.. I used up 6 bottles so far and already stocked up 2 as my backup.This is the only product so far that helped me with my cystic acne and scaring without irritating my skin anymore.. highly recommend!

LOVE HEART EYES - 16-11-2018 by

I haven't had a pimple since using this product. My pores are noticeably smaller, my tones are more even and my skin feels amazing. I've always had fairly normal skin that is slightly red in the checks and chin but I have noticed a change since using Niacinamide <3

Add this to your routine, now! - 13-11-2018 by

This is such a great product. I have used it consistently for about 1.5 years and it has noticeably improved my late 30s oily skin (less oily, clearer, softer). I find a bottle lasts for months and I use it 1-2/day. No other brand has this serum for such a good price.

Amazing product - 13-11-2018 by

This product is such a good price and has really helped to clear my skin and reduce the look of my pores. I would recommend this product to friends ! Very affordable and very happy!

AMAZING! - 12-11-2018 by

This product improved my skin so so much! I’ve got combination skin with large congested pores, many acne scars on my chin, and redness around my nose. Since using this product in the morning and night, my skin has drastically improved. My pores look so much smaller and all my blackheads + whiteheads have disappeared!!
Before this I had used numerous expensive products for my acne scars and none worked, but after using this for a week my skin has improved so much!! Also, my skin texture feels amazing and smooth, compared to previously where it was bumpy all over. My foundation looks airbrushed now because of how smooth my skin is!
I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting improved skin texture, decreased acne scars and redness, and smaller pores.

Great - 12-11-2018 by

Great product!! It’s good for getting rid of pimples

Great for breakouts - 12-11-2018 by

I didn’t realise how good this brand of products were before buying them. I purchased based off others reviews. I get terrible hormonal adult acne each months which usually takes weeeks to heal. This product really assists in ensuring the breakout doesn’t get worse and heals quickly.

Great product, helping to clear my skin so much! - 12-11-2018 by

It’s hard to believe a week of using something could do much but I definitely see an improvement in my skin I’d say by day 3. The fact it is an oil means you really don’t need to use that much to cover your face. I have broken out more in my bad spots but I’m hoping that it’s just temporary & will be giving it a month as it has completely cleared some areas on my face,

Zit zapper - 12-11-2018 by

Great for getting rid of blemishes and congestion. Skin feels clear and smooth.

Miracle product - 09-11-2018 by

I have had good skin all my adult life although it's always been very red but not very noticeable as I have dark olive skin. Recently though I've experienced a lot of changes to my skin - as is want to happen in your 40's. The redness had become very noticeable and I was experiencing breakouts and mild rosacea. Apart from reading some great things about The Ordinary products I thought if the product didn't work I didn't have much to loose as the price point is unbelievable. The first time i used it i found it very tacky and that my skin looked very shiny. The second time I used it I found it less so. By the end of the week all the redness had gone from my skin and I was hooked! I use it morning and night in conjunction with the Buffet in the morning and the Hyaluronic Acid at night. I recently had a couple of skin cancers removed and I have been making sure to use extra on the wounds and rub it in well. 5 days later and one wound is almost completely healed and the other not far off. Last time I had 2 similar skin cancers removed they were still healing a month later. A little bit of this product goes a long way! Although there is still some tackiness after applying it only takes a minute to dry. Can not recommend this product highly enough - a true game changer for my skin!

Very moisturising - 05-11-2018 by

I awoke with the softest & most hydrated skin after using this for the first time last week.
A little goes a long way and spreads easily.
I started using the Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid 2% +b5 a cpl of months ago to help with a little dry skin and as part of my Antiaging routine. I haven't had any bad reactions with TO so when when my Botox lady suggested I start using Niacinamide as well I ordered this.
I've only used it once so can't comment on it's affectiveness as yet but I'm excited to see the results of using this regularly. Dry & unhydrated skin was my concern and this seemed to work over night

Love this! - 05-11-2018 by

Love this product. I suffer breakouts, I have been using this serum for over a month now and it really helped reduce the severity and frequency of my pimples. Serious noticed a difference when I ran out for a week. Highly recommend

Undecided - 05-11-2018 by

Good product. I have oily skin, doesn't make me oily but makes me very shiny

Good for smoothing skin - 05-11-2018 by

This product is good for smoothing skin and getting rid of pimples however it can feel tight and heavy if you put too much on.

No for me - 05-11-2018 by

I used this everyday until it all finished up but didn’t notice any difference at all. Was hoping it would help the redness atleast a little bit oh well.

Great for Acne/Redness/Uneven texture - 02-11-2018 by

I love this product! I was nervous to try after reading reviews of it causing breakouts. I did find it purged my skin but after a month, my skin has never had a severe breakout like I was experiencing. I use one small drop after cleansing (in the AM only.) I attribute my skin improvement to this product along with sticking to a basic consistent skincare routine and improving diet. I still may get a minor hormonal pimple but no more cystic acne. Overall texture/pores/scarring has also significantly decreased but could more so be attributed to sufficiently moisturising.

Oily/congested skin a little redness would recommend - 31-10-2018 by

Not a one stop product but a bonus to my skincare regime. The serum is tackey (otherwise it would be five stars). This does sort of foam a little making you think you haven't washed your cleanser off properly but it does soak in. NB: this is not a hydrating serum so you need to use a moisturiser afterwards. I usually get a break out right before my period but I only had one rogue pimple this time! Background: I use a glycolic cleanser, follow with the Niacinamide serum all over my face except for around my eyes and orbital area because I use a Vit C for melasma there. Niacinamide and Vit C cancel one another out. I have been on low dose accutane in the past so am prone to a little redness. I have noticed my redness has calmed down and my blackheads on my nose have reduced as well.

Very good for nights - 30-10-2018 by

I apply this at night. I have normal to dry skin and I'm in my early 30s. It is a light formula that is quickly absorbed and leaves no residue on the skin. I think that it is slowly helping to improve my problem skin areas - although I did have a few more breakouts when I first started using it, this is normal for me when I change my skincare routine. I think that over the long term it will make a significant difference!

Effective but hard to make it work with other products - 30-10-2018 by

I love a well formulated Niacinamide product as I love the pore shrinking and redness reducing qualities it has. Whilst The Ordinary delivers at an unbeatable price point I just can't get it to work with the rest of my products in my routine. I've tried misting my face in between products, using only a few drops and patting it in but I still find that it either makes my Moisturiser or foundation pill. Due to the fact that there are so few products I can make it play well with I don't use it very often.

If only it didn't pill and was formulated a little bit more elegantly it would be 5 stars as there is no doubt about the results it gives.

Gets rid of acne - 30-10-2018 by

The texture is a bit strange at first, a bit like a runny jelly consistency. It can also feel a bit sticky on your skin. After you get used to the texture it works really well. I have very oily skin and acne and it cleared it up atleast 90%. I stopped using it for a few weeks and I really noticed how much difference it makes! now I use it every day and it works fantastic.

Breakout saviour - 29-10-2018 by

Whenever I have a breakout, this is my go to product!
Regardless of a breakout or not, I’ll use this product at least once a week instead of the hylahronic acid and my skin looks so clear and rejuvenated.

Didn't work for me - 29-10-2018 by

My skin is combo/oily, and I bought this after reading rave reviews online about how great niacinamide and zinc are for controlling oily skin. I don't really get acne anymore, and my skin is generally under control. However, after using this serum, even after just 1 day, my skin broke out SO BADLY, in places I usually would never break out, and in amounts that would make any girl cry. I kept trying this for a week thinking I did something wrong - I tried using less, and using it at night instead of day - but nothing changed, so I threw the bottle away. Now for the serum itself: it's extremely occlusive and tacky like glue, and tends to pill/shed if touched before it completely dries (which takes ages). The formula, for me at least, was a disaster, and I suspect that something in the ingredients list is highly comedogenic. From my experience, I would not recommend this to anyone.

this is the love of my life - 29-10-2018 by

I am so happy to find such a cheap yet powerful enough to fight my acne prone skin. I can not live without it. I bring it everywhere.

11/10 - 29-10-2018 by

I have been using this for about a week now in conjunction with Salicylic Acid (same brand) and I wish I could share a before and after photo.
I use this at night after cleansing (and before moisturising then Retinol). I wake up with clear, glowing skin that feels like silk! In the morning I use the salicylic acid after cleansing and vitamin c serum and my skin honestly looks like it belongs to a different person! I have had one new pimple since starting this new regime and it was teeny and disappeared in 2 days lol.
It's hard to believe my chin was covered in cystic acne just a few short weeks ago. This has been a lifesaver as has the Salicylic Acid. Anyone with acne (including hormonal) MUST TRY BOTH OF THESE PRODUCTS!

Nothing exciting - 29-10-2018 by

I purchased this product to replace my b serum by asap. As it has 10% niacinamide I thought it would be a good choice. Unfortunately I was not blown away by this product, it looks like a serum, applies like a foam then sinks into the skin, but I found that this product did not at all hydrate like I thought it would, instead I have dry patches around my nose and cheekbones which is odd. I would not recommend this product to any one looking for a hydrating serum.

Already noticing a difference - 29-10-2018 by

Have definitely noticed this product making a drastic difference in my red marks or any hyperpigmentation. I've also used this to spot treat, and surprisingly it works! I generally use it all over my face though. I have been using it once per day but I think you could easily use it twice per day as it's gentle and non irritating - however don't use too much! A little goes a long way. Does have a slight tacky feel but this doesn't bother me at all. Will definitely repurchase, as it's effective and cheap.

Excellent product to add to your skincare regime. - 29-10-2018 by

I have combination skin with a fair bit of congestion. This formula is light and feels quite soothing when applied in the morning and evening. I'm very happy with this product and the value for money is excellent. I haven't been using this product over an extended period of time yet but I definitely will keep it in my regime and do expect to see some more obvious improvements over time. Would definitely recommend to buyers. You can't beat the price tag either.

Great product - 29-10-2018 by

Since using this product, my skin definitely got better.
Price is great and product does a similar job than more expensive product!
I would definitely recommend it!

Good for skin demarcation - 25-10-2018 by

This product works really well in combination with other hydrating products. Over time I found it to aid my skins red markings. It feels a little odd intially, however I always do this product before any oils or moisturiser so the slightly strange feeling on the skin does not last long.

Really helped my cystic acne flare up - 25-10-2018 by

I had a random breakout of severe, painful cystic acne along one side of my jawline earlier this year and, considering I hadn’t had any severe acne for nearly ten years, had no idea what to do. I tried pharmacy cream but that just dried my skin out completely, the acne still bubbling away underneath. I found a regime for acne prone skin using The Ordinary products on Adore Beauty and purchased this serum as well as the salyicylic acid one, and over the next two months, my skin slowly but surely began to heal, the cystic bumps reducing in swelling and pain. Even though my breakout is mostly gone, I still use this serum almost everyday around my chin/jaw and nose area to clear any congestion. Would wholeheartedly recommend for acne prone skin.

Super serum - 25-10-2018 by

I’ve been using this for about 6 months now and my skin has cleared considerably. This serum helps speed the recovery of active breakouts as well as settling irritated and sensitive skin. I have less visible scarring and my skin is bright and healthy. Would recommend 100% if you have troubled skin like I did!

Wouldn't repurchase - 24-10-2018 by

The consistency is slightly thicker than an average serum and feels slightly sticky when absorbing. I began using this everyday and noticed my skin became quite dry, so I reduced my usage to once every other day. Unfortunately I found this broke me out quite a lot. As the first few weeks passed, I continued to use it, hoping it was just purging my skin. But as the sixth week arrived my skin was still breaking out. I discontinued use and things cleared up quickly. Unfortunately, I wouldn't repurchase this for my skin.

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