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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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Clear skin! - 19-10-2018 by

I've said it before and I'll say it again a million times: I have never been a loyal customer to any brand except for The Ordinary.

This serum, along with the salicylic acid, will give you the brightest, smoothest, clearest skin you've ever had. I only started noticing a difference once I started using the niacinamide morning and night along with the salicylic every night.

Good can’t beat the price - 19-10-2018 by

This serum is very good but I’m not sure it would be worth the same hype if it had a higher price. I have combination skin with large pores and I’m on my second bottle of this, I think it’s made a difference in my skin but not a large one.

A must! - 19-10-2018 by

I really like this (and other The Ordinary) products. It’s so easy to use, and works well with my normal-combination-sensitive skin!
I use this AM and PM and it’s now become a staple component of my skincare routine :)

Great product - 18-10-2018 by

My skin is normal and sensitive and I’ve been using this as a spot treatment or when my skin has been congested and it’s cleared my skin up quickly with no irritation.

Repeat purchase - awesome stuff! - 18-10-2018 by

A staple product for me! Since introducing this into my skincare regime, I have had no hormonal breakouts, and it even seems to help in reducing the appearance of large pores. I love it.

Works - 18-10-2018 by

Less pimples after using this product, my skin looks better now.

Quick to absorb - 18-10-2018 by

This serum is great for anyone struggling with acne and blemish prone skin. I love how quickly and easily it is absorbed into my skin without any residue. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple and looking clear. My blemishes have significantly reduced since I've started using this serum.

AMAZING STUFF! - 18-10-2018 by

I have combination skin with a tendency toward dryness, and frequent hormonal and diet-based breakouts. I’ve been using this for a month, and it has changed my skin. My breakouts still happen, but way less often; and I get about three spots instead of 10. Also, my pores have shrunk noticeably, and the discolouration from past scarring seems to be fading.

I tap about four drops of this into my face after cleansing. It’s tacky, and a bit drying, so I follow up with the The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA after it’s absorbed.

Great packaging, high efficacy, and affordable! Love it!

MAGIC! - 18-10-2018 by

This product is magic, it has stopped my break outs and disappeared all of my blemishes, its absolutely amazing! *Note - i am dry to normal skin type.

Excellent product - 18-10-2018 by

At 39yo, I'm suffering adult acne with patchy dry, red and sometimes quite irritated skin. This product is balancing out my skin, reducing the acne and in combination with the Buffet, my skin appears healthier, smoother and clearer.
I wish I knew about this product earlier!

Love - 17-10-2018 by

My skin has been significantly better since using this and other The Ordinary products. My acne has cleared up and my complexion is much better.

Stock up when it’s available! - 16-10-2018 by

I use this morning and evening and it’s made my skin so clear. Basically all my blackheads are gone!

Perfect for all your concerns - 16-10-2018 by

This product feels amazing on my skin and it's perfect for sensitive skin because it does irritate or burn and is very gentle.
I've been using it for about a year now and I've noticed a gradual change in my complexion which is more youthful, has less hyperpigmentation and is softer overall.
However, it's a bit tacky when I apply it so I wouldn't recommend it underneath make up and I only apply it at night.

Helps with spots! - 16-10-2018 by

I've been using this for just over a month and I have noticed that my spots have improved. Not a huge difference but definitely better. The serum is very light and absorbs quickly. The price is unbeatable!

SAVIOUR - 15-10-2018 by

I've ALWAYS had problematic/combination skin and in just 2 days of using this product my skin was visibly clear and my large pores had dramatically shrunk... I am shook! This product along with the lactic and salicylic acid is my HOLY GRAIL.

Miracle Worker - 15-10-2018 by

I had really bad acne for a year or so and when it started to settle down I had very uneven and oily skin still. I was quite busy around the time of buying this so I didn't really notice the differences until suddenly people began recognising how good my skin had gotten. My skin now is not oily and it has a pretty even tone. Also I'm getting very little breakouts now. Could be due to a number of products but I think this is the one that really helped. Also it's really cheap which is amazing.

Helps with acne - 15-10-2018 by

I suffer from cystic acne and tried this product due to the reviews saying it will help. Well it definitely does. I’ve noticed a massive change in my skin since using this. I also use it in combination with some other ordinary products so it is hard to say which one specifically is making the difference but it’s all working!!

Great for sensitive acne prone skin - 15-10-2018 by

My skin is super sensitive to new products and I haven't had any breakouts, in fact it has minimised my hormonal acne which I'm so happy about as nothing recently has worked. It's frustrating that it's often out of stock because I use it morning and night and am already half way through my first bottle after 3 weeks. I don't like a few of the added chemical ingredients (Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol) but am looking past that for it's effectiveness. And you can't beat the price!

really like this product! - 15-10-2018 by

I have normal-combination skin and applying this to my t-zone areas seems to really help clarify my skin and control oils. It absorbs really nicely into the skin and therefore I use it in the mornings under my moisturiser and makeup. I have always liked zinc products for their skin healing properties and for the price point, this one is great!

Recommend! - 15-10-2018 by

I have sensitive acne-prone skin but this seems to be soothing and hydrating for my skin. It's very versatile and I can apply it every morning and night after my shower. It's not super 'powerful' so I don't see results right away, but it's good as a layering serum.

Highly impressed - 15-10-2018 by

I am a diehard fan of Korean skin care and this product is definitely in the same league, although I’m probably leaning towards this brand more because of their amazing prices!
This product really helped bring down a couple of stubborn breakouts and did it all gently. I use it underneath hyaluronic acid and I’m extremely happy with it.

Surprisingly good! - 15-10-2018 by

As a normal-to-dehydrated skin type, when this was recommended as a potential skin booster I was sceptical, especially as its online blurb includes words like "acne" and "break out". However, this stuff is wonderful for your skin and pores!

It works to refine and clear out any congestion (minor on me - can't comment on overly congested pores) and I use it as a spot treatment and through my t-zone a few times a week.

Something I will be repurchasing despite having a skin tone that doesn't match the blurb.

Works amazing - 12-10-2018 by

I notice that this product makes reduces the size of my blackheads over time, and has helped heal my acne scars. Highly recommend!

Miracle Worker - 12-10-2018 by

Anyone who has redness and sensitivity knows the struggle and just how hard it is to find something that works. This stuff has been freaken amazing for my skin. Fading scars, evening out skin tone, minimising congestion, helping dryness, and most of all - basically leaves the redness non existent. Im so happy with the product and results, an essential.

Works well on Acnes - 11-10-2018 by

I've used it regularly for months now and it keeps my hormonal pimples at bay. I don't get flare ups anymore and if I do get one or two break outs, this potion very quickly dry them out without leaving scars behind. It works well to even out my skin tone as well. Will try other products from the brand as they seem to be working on my mature skin.

Doesn't work - 11-10-2018 by

I have oily and acne prone skin, and this did nothing. It is supposed to reduce oil production but if anything made my skin oilier. I gave it a good go, about 6 months, and it did not help my skin at all.

My favourite skincare product - 11-10-2018 by

I love this serum! I use it in combination with a few other serums from The Ordinary and I love them all, but this is the one that has made the most impact and improved my skin significantly! Will be repurchasing and continuing to use it.

You have to try it for yourself... - 11-10-2018 by

I've used 2/3 of the bottle now alongside the salicylic acid. When I feel my face is about to have the odd pimple I apply this on and the next day I can tell that it has helped cleared it right up. I think this works great with the salicylic acid especially if you want to avoid break outs, but if you want to wake up feeling a little bit fresher then it is also good on it's own under a moisturiser. As for the oily parts of my skin it doesn't do much to regulate that. It's still a good product though for it's price.

Little bottle of excellence - 11-10-2018 by

After 1 week of using this my break out has gone and my skin looks so much clearer! Using this every morning now to kick the breakouts at bay

For all skin types - 10-10-2018 by

This is a great formula to reduce pores and help to soothe and clear breakouts but also niacinamide improves barrier function and helps with pigmentation. I love this as a first serum under everything else. A little bit is all that is necessary. Great improvement in clarity and pore size.
Another love

Totally effective for breakout prone skin!!! - 10-10-2018 by

This product is wonderful for breakout prone skin. I tend to breakout around my skin and my front of my cheeks and since I have been using this I haven't broken out at all! The price is incredible as are the ingredients and the overall quality. I will be purchasing this product again and again.

AMAZING - 10-10-2018 by

I suffer from super oily skin and get a lot of blackheads. I use this with Salicylic Acid and it has made my skin so much better. I ran out about a month ago and have noticed my skin is getting so oily again! Definitely going to be using this product again. Trust me, If you are like me and you're unsure about how to help your skin, please just try it! You'll be so surprised and feel so much more confident about your skin. xx

Great serum - 10-10-2018 by

Can peel if layered with other products, especially oils. I find that if I let it sit for 15 mins before applying other products, it doesn't peel, except with oils. Overall great serum, great price, will definitely be repurchasing and using every day.

My skin drinks it up! - 10-10-2018 by

My skin loves niacinamide. It makes my skin tone nice and even, sinks in well and feels nourishing. I also love the fact that zinc helps to prevent pimples. I switch between this and the lactic acid for clear even skin. The price point also can't be beat!

Good for price - 07-10-2018 by

I've just recently finished using a bottle of this. I put in on every morning before I put my moisturiser on, and while I can say it hasn't made dramatic changes to my skin, it's an overall good serum for a very cheap price. But I'd probably try different products from the company than buy this again.

Works well on blemishes - 07-10-2018 by

By far, the cheapest Niacinamide I found on the market, the first one I used costing approx. dollars for a smaller ampoule. I have been using this product since July and have worked well on the reduction of the redness on my blemishes; worked even better than my first niacinamide. I will be purchasing!

Holygrail - 07-10-2018 by

Seeing result for just a week of use!! Great product

Highly Recommend - 05-10-2018 by

I have been using The Ordinary Products for close to 4 months now, morning and night and I combine Niacinamide with the Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Buffet and my skin has never been better. I don’t even have black heads anymore. Highly recommend. I have oily skin and this routine doesnt make it oilier like some other treatments I have used

feels hydrating but isn't getting rid of blemishes - 05-10-2018 by

it hydrates my skin well. but isn't doing anything for my acne or pigmentation yet. it does sting a little when you first apply it.

Steady serum - 05-10-2018 by

I have a very oily skin type and wanted to use this in the morning to help curb my excess oil. Needless to say it works but is not perfect unfortunately and does not completely keep the excess sebum at bay. Don't let this deter you though as I do have very excessive oil production!!

Clears up skin, looks more healthy - 05-10-2018 by

It clear up the skin and I think it unblocks pores? Skin def seems brighter, healthier and clearer than before using. I put it on at night before moisturiser. It minimise pores and makes your skin less oily.

I just applied niacinamide twice time along with hyaluronic acid - 05-10-2018 by

After used I developed red or dry patches on chin ,forehead and under eyes,I don’t know that where I am doing mistake on applying .

Helps to minimise breakouts overnight - 05-10-2018 by

I purchased this to use in conjunction with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ... and I haven't looked back! I'm about to purchase my third set of bottles as I've noticed a real difference. It takes some time for the skin to reap the benefits but it's worth the wait! I've noticed over time the redness on my skin has reduced and it's great for helping to clear breakouts when used before bed. Even my husband has commented on how nice my skin looks these days!

haven't noticed a big difference - 04-10-2018 by

i've gone through a whole bottle and haven't noticed a big difference. my blemishes aren't worse but they're not significantly better and haven't disappeared. will keep using since it seems gentle enough for my dry skin

Great! - 04-10-2018 by

Best! You barely need any product and it clears up blemishes so quickly! It's also helped with general oiliness as well.

Great value - 04-10-2018 by

This is very effective, I can see the difference in only a few weeks my skin tone looks more even and brighter. Only a little is needed, goes on smooth, easy to layer other products over the top

Definitely will purchase again

Helps keep acne prone skin clear - 04-10-2018 by

I have acne prone skin and I think of all the products I've tried this one helps reduce breakouts the most. I use it nightly along with the ordinary granactive retnoid and it doesn't irritate. Highly recommended

cheap and effective - 04-10-2018 by

It starts working instantly, but as time goes on you feel like it doesn't make a big difference when using it regular.
I use it on and off every week when I feel a little bit of congestion on my forehead etc. but not enough to whip out the acne cream. It's great for acne prone skin but won't be a miracle worker for full blown acne on the cheeks and chin

Great serum - 02-10-2018 by

my skin readily drinks this product! It goes a long way/ i only need a drop on each cheek and on forehead, it absorbs quickly and my blemish prone skin feels matte and smooth after application. I use it twice daily under my day and night cream, post cleansing. It has a slippery yet pleasant consistency and is odourless. I have been using it for over two months and will buy more as i feel my skin is smoother, less oily and is generlly benefitting from its use.

Great for problem skin - 02-10-2018 by

This was a repeat purchase. I went on a big hike and came back with breakouts (most nights I could only was with wet wipes... it was in the desert...) This has sped up getting my skin back in good condition drastically. Bonus that it doesn’t feel stingy or irritating on your skin like some similar products. Highly recommended.

Great product that does what it says it should. - 02-10-2018 by

I’ve used this solidly since it was released, morning and night before heavier serums. It does a great job of controlling breakouts and minimising redness, and keeping congestion at bay.
It’s slightly sticky, odourless and easy to layer without pilling. I apply all my Ordinary products on quick succession as I find letting them dry to be unnecessary.

For reference I am 43 with combo dry skin prone to dehydration, enlarged pores and the odd spot in my T zone.

Amazing - 01-10-2018 by

As with all ‘The Ordinary’ products, this is a very active, very hard-working and very affordable product. Using this along with the Granactive Retanoid has reduced active breakouts and subdued past scarring. Very impressed, will repurchase!

I love it! - 01-10-2018 by

This has helped me so much with the appearance of old blemishes on my face, it's a fantastic product, i will be repurchasing

Helps with skin tone - 01-10-2018 by

Another great and affordable product from The Ordinary. I have been incorporating niacinamide into my weekly routine for the past 6 weeks now and I have definitely seen a reduction in pore appearance and a more even skin tone. I'm unsure if this product has helped with breakouts as I also use salicylic acid from The Ordinary (LOVE!) but it has definitely helped with skin tone. This one is a staple in my bathroom from now on!

This really works for my skin - 01-10-2018 by

This is one product where I'm *sure* it makes a difference, and within a week. The pores on and around my nose are much smaller and, on the rare occasions I wear liquid foundation, it no longer sinks into pores making little coloured dots. I have no reaction to this product and apply in the evening. Two drops of this and a couple of other things spreads over face, neck and chest.

obsessed - 28-09-2018 by

WOW. The past 2 years, I have had constant breakouts on my cheeks and they leave scars that take forever to disappear. This little product has been amazing for clearing these marks and also improving the texture of my cheeks, they feel less bumpy and appears to be less pimples under the skin. This has all happened in 1 week. I couldn't recommend this product enough. I use it in conjunction with the HA serum first then apply the Niacinamide afterwards (AM & PM). I'm excited to see the changes this product makes to my skin in the coming weeks.

Just as you'd imagine or better - 27-09-2018 by

I have been using this stuff for about 4 weeks, maybe a little bit longer now, the reason for me using this product was my breakouts which were intense! and honestly this stuff is just amazing, I saw results within the first week (it does take the first couple of weeks for the skin to get use to) depending on how much dry/dead skin you have, that will peel off within the first couple of weeks, but I was consistent with it as i could see major results straight 4 weeks or so have gone by and alllll my pimples have cleared...i get the odd one which goes away verrry quickly and to top it off my skin looks fanstastic....i cant even remember the last time my skin looked so pure and felt so smooth. After trying so many things to clear my acne incuding $80+ products...this has been a life/pimple saver!!!

Skeptical at first but works! - 27-09-2018 by

I was really skeptical of this but over time, I found this serum to really contain my oiliness on my T-zone (have combo skin so also use TO's hyaluronic acid for my dry areas). My pores aren't smaller but my forehead is much smoother, which I think is also a combination of using other TO products. At this price, it really is a no-brainer to at least give it a try.

Great serum, prevents blemishes! - 27-09-2018 by

I love this serum. I use it in the morning and it helps keep my blemishes away. Since using it, my skin has been better and clearer. I will continue to use, especially for the price.

so far so good - 27-09-2018 by

skin type- Dry that gets very oily.

Ive only been using this product for two days and i can already see a big difference in my skin/pores.

i cant remember the last time i went so long during the day without my skin feeling oily and gross.

Nice - 26-09-2018 by

I have quite oily skin, prone to blackheads and large pores. This has helped drastically using a little each day before I moisturise. I don't like the sticky/tacky feeling it leaves on your face, but considering how much it improves my skin it's worth it. It did take a few weeks to notice a difference but it works well. Did I mention the price!!! So affordable!

Reduced redness - 26-09-2018 by

This didn't unclog my pores, but it definitely did reduce redness. The only negative is that this product pills, even when I pat it into my skin.

Works well - 25-09-2018 by

This works well for my three-year acne scars and you can see the fading after two weeks of usage.

Pretty good - 25-09-2018 by

Tried this as I heard amazing things about The Ordinary. I have very sensitive skin with some acne concerns. The serum is affordable and doesn't irritate my skin, but I haven't seen a lot of results yet. Will continue using and hopefully it will improve!

Amazing product! Great for hormonal acne - 25-09-2018 by

I use it every night right after toner on acne prone areas and it really reduces inflammation and decreases the life of the big hormonal cystic pimples I get every month! A little really goes a long way as it takes a while to absorb into the skin. If my skin is particularly dry and I use it, it does leave a little sticky residue but I put it on before moisturiser anyway. Overall, great product!

Good as a booster - 24-09-2018 by

I know that this niacinamide preparation is recommended for acne prone and oily skins but niacinamide has many benefits beyond that, as a soothing agent (especially when using retinoids) and also for pigmentation issues. I use it in my DIY masks, combining it with Hyaluronic Acid serum from TO. As such the sticky texture does not bother me. I have maturing oily combination skin and have had no problems with it.

Amazing for oily skin and breakouts! - 24-09-2018 by

I was having breakouts alot recently, and this helped reduce those already present and has completely stopped any new breakouts. I only use it at night, with moisturiser and it makes your skin feel so soft, tighter and doesnt contribute to oilyness at all, i love it

pores look smaller - 24-09-2018 by

not a massive difference but my pores are definitely tightened

Nice product, not sure how effective - 24-09-2018 by

I purchased this as part of a new regime from the Ordinary. I have used it for about ten weeks. It goes on nice and smooth and almost slightly tacky which seems to work nicely for makeup to apply over. I can’t say for sure that I’ve seen any dramatic improvements through using this hence the moderate score.

Stings - 24-09-2018 by

Maybe I have particularly sensitive skin but while it works wonders for my blemishes, it always stings on application. It lasts 5-10 seconds at most but it does worry me that it could be too strong. I will use it a few more times and see how it goes!

Give it time! - 24-09-2018 by

This product has been so great for my skin, but I have to flag that my skin PURGED for 2-3 weeks after I started using it. Knowing that it takes skill cells 6 weeks or so to turnover, I stuck with it. So glad I did, because now my breakouts are much much less frequent, pores are smaller, tone is much smoother and I have a lovely glow!

Acne damage repair - 21-09-2018 by

I am using this to assist with damage to my skin caused by acne. It also helps with reducing the appearance of current blemishes and seems to be helping clear them faster. My skin is combination, so this is also good to help regulate oil production.

Can't do without it - 21-09-2018 by

This product helps keep my skin clear, my pores smallish and smooth. I use it with TO Salicylic and Squalane and it's done wonders for the appearance and texture of my skin.

I took it out of my routine when I ran out and I definitely noticed a difference in the look and feel of my skin - it was more prone to acne and redness and less smooth than when I normally used it.

Would recommend to people with combination/oily/acne prone/rosacea prone skin.

Great! - 20-09-2018 by

I use this product every morning in conjunction with Buffet! I have normal skin but do get the occasional breakout. Since using this product I rarely get breakouts. I'm not sure if it's from this product alone, or from using a suite of The Ordinary products (others include Retinol, Lactic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5). When I do have a breakout, I use this with Salicylic Acid and have found it works on reducing the breakout. Also - you can't go past the price of The Ordinary products!!

Have recommended this to my friends - 19-09-2018 by

I have sun damaged skin with rosacea and large pores that have not improved using BHA. Niacinamide is recommended for large pores, hence my purchase. I have since found there is promising research regarding use of oral and topical Vit B3 for those prone to skin cancers (BCC & SCC). Here’s hoping!

I have been using this daily for a week and have had no irritation and a noticeable improvement in my skin in this short timeframe. The consistency allows for easy application under moisturiser. I have also noticed a lessening of redness (rosacea associated) but I’m not sure if due to this or another product. I am likely to continue use of both!

The price of The Ordinary products will allow me to keep coming back for more.

Good for hormonal acne - 19-09-2018 by

Helped me with my around the jawline acne and for that I am greatful. I didn't use this all over my face but for what I used it for I saw pleasing results . I used for cystic hormonal acne near and around mouth and jawline .

My favourite The Ordinary product - 18-09-2018 by

I have re-purchased this product a couple of times as I love it so much. II don't know exactly what it does but my skin looks so good since using this. I use it daily at night. My skin is less oily and my skin tone is more even.

Reduction in congestion - 18-09-2018 by

I was recommended by my dermal therapist to start using a product with Niacinamide to control my breakouts, congestion and to help make my skin stronger. I thought I would try The Ordinary product as I have used a couple of their other products and thought they were amazing for the price. Once again this range has not let me down and there is a reason this product continuously sells out, this has seriously helped with my breakouts and reduced the appearance of congestion.

Great product for redness and pores - 17-09-2018 by

I have big pores on my nose and red cheeks and using this product has absolutely changed this! I hardly notice my pores and my cheek redness has noticeably dulled! Love it !

Minimised Redness in Scars - 17-09-2018 by

I suffered from from bad acne since I was a teenager and suet pick at my scars all the time being left with awful red marks all-around my jawline. I used this religiously every night and most marks are now not recognisable. The deeper ones haven't been completely lifted but I now feel comfortable to go out without makeup all my face to cover the scars!

gentle enough for every day - 17-09-2018 by

I'm not sure if I've noticed a difference since I've started using this, generally with an AHA or BHA (my favourites are Paula's Choice 2% BHA lotion, and 8% AHA lotion) and generally these formulas are gentle enough for me to use every day. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I tend to rotate my actives, but this has never caused any irritation.

LOVE - 17-09-2018 by

i absolutely adore this serum. It makes my skin ready for the day without needing any makeup. It has the same ingredients which skin clinics prescribe their own products yet this one is a fraction of the price. Big love

Soaks right into your skin - 17-09-2018 by

Take it from a senior beauty therapist, ALL The Ordinary products are of GREAT value and true cosmeceuticals. This product is great for anyone with sensitive and/or breakout skin types. Soaks right in with no heavy weight

Easy, close to perfect skin results!! - 17-09-2018 by

I have fair olive skin in winter and range from dry to combination skin. Honestly, this is PERFECT for me! My routine consists of alternating between morning and night with the Ascorbyl 12% and moisturizing each time after. I had intense break-outs and scars (I picked a pimple... or two) and within DAYS the majority of scarring cleared and left skin feeling supple again! Not turning to any other skin-care range, how could I?! Recommend that you pair with the said other product above alternating and make sure you exfoliate twice a week (no more), it’s worked for me!!

Bye pores - 13-09-2018 by

I've been using this product on and off for a year or so, and I find whenever I am using it my pores appear so much smaller, and way less breakouts and blackheads.
Amazing product, particularly for the price!

A Game-Changer! - 13-09-2018 by

I began using this as my skin has recently started breaking out into very painful cystic hormonal acne. I was having no luck with any of the products in my current regime and didn't want to invest considerable money into products that may not work.
I found this immediately calmed down my skin and helped clear my breakouts quickly. My skin texture was noticeably improved in a few days and it truly seemed to be working from the inside out.
My skin tends to be very sensitive. I found myself unable to use any drugstore skincare products because of the adverse reactions they would cause, but I've now tried 7 products from The Ordinary line and haven't found a single one that wasn't effective.
I use this once in the morning after cleansing and before make up. I don't feel like it effects my make up application because the consistency has the perfect amount of slip.
Considering the wonders it worked on my very deep acne I can only imagine how effective it is for more manageable break outs!

Not good for my skin type - 12-09-2018 by

I have combination skin and begun using this once every evening. After a week I found it dried my skin out like I've never seen before! One morning I put on my usual foundation and the flakiness of my skin was so blatant I took my make-up straight off and slathered my face in a hydrating serum.

I stopped using it and my skin is fairing much better now. I've learnt my lesson - next time do a patch test first!

That being said I'm giving it 3 stars because I don't believe the product is at fault, just wasn't good for my skin. I can see how this product is suitable for very oily skin, but I'd be surprised to see if people with dry skin find benefits!

Good product - 11-09-2018 by

This product absorbs quickly and I believe it has made improvements to my acne prone skin - only downfall is that it stings a touch when applying - I have sensitive, combo, acne prone skin.

No break outs - 10-09-2018 by

I’m not sure if it’s coincidence but I’ve been using this for almost 6 weeks and have had no break outs. I’m definitely happy to continue using it

Great product - 10-09-2018 by

This serum is excellent for tween and teenage skins and clears up pimples very quickly. My daughter is 10 and already prone to skin breakouts but when she is using this every day her skin is much better! My other daughter is in her 20s and also uses this for occasional hormone related pimples with great success

Amazing product that I never knew I needed!! - 07-09-2018 by

This product has worked wonders on my dry, pimple-prone skin. Using this at night, I hardly ever wake up with breakouts, noticed that my pores have reduced, redness faded and extra moisturized after waking up. My dark spots have reduced thanks to this product that I've added into my skincare routine. LOVE IT!

Brilliant!!! - 07-09-2018 by

I have been using this product in conjunction to some other products from The Ordinary (the Salicylic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Retinol 2% and Vit C suspension) and my skin has cleared so much. The pigmentation of my problem areas has improved significantly, and I find my skin has a beautiful glow after using this.

AMAZING! - 07-09-2018 by

I have been using this product for 4 days and it has already cleared up my textured skin and all the lumps and bumps any other cleanser or products wouldnt! I am so happy and the price is just the cherry on top! I love the Ordinary products and cant wait to try more!

It works! - 06-09-2018 by

This serum is effective in calming skin redness and sensitivity while refining pores. I dont have acne, but have some redness and this serum calmed my skin and made my pores smaller. I noticed it helped balance my oily skin as well. Such wonders for a 10dollar serum. Definitely a must buy!

Lifesaver - 06-09-2018 by

I've had really bad hormonal breakouts for the last 12 months and nothing I've used seem to work. They'd go away and come back two weeks later. But after using The Ordinary's niacinamide, my breakouts have been so much better and more under control. I only get a few here and there but nothing major. This was really a game changer for me!

amazing! - 06-09-2018 by

This is so great! Makes my skin glow and lightens scars from acne! Also the price is absolutely amazing!!!!

I think its working? - 06-09-2018 by

i have sensitive, acne prone skin. this product is quick drying, so spread over your face quickly. I start at the t-zone because i believe it has been helping reduce my oiliness. But in all honesty, im finding it very difficult to tell if this product is actually doing anything. its very subtle, definitely no adverse effects but nothing exciting has happened as a result. I do not believe it has done anything for the acne.

All rounder - 05-09-2018 by

This is a must for all skin types. Makes your pores look smaller and overall facial tone more glowy and healthy.

Absorbs great - 05-09-2018 by

For the price this product is amazing! It absorbs really well and I have actually seen a difference.

No more hormonal break-outs - 04-09-2018 by

I have had horrific break-outs over the last year thanks to some hormone issues, but this stuff has helped that so much!

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