The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml
4.6 of 2013 reviews
4 instalments of $2.48
4 instalments of $2.48
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- Cruelty Free
- Artificial Fragrance Free
- Sulphate Free
What customers say
- Acne, breakouts and blackheads
- First signs of ageing
- Oiliness and shine
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Sensitivity and redness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.6 of 2013 reviews
90% recommend this product
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No difference felt
27YO, combination w very oily t-zone, cystic acne prone.
Get on the Niacinamide trainverified purchaserI developed really deep sore pimples which I'd never really had in my life, which also resulted in pigmentation. In my panic to solve the problem, I read rave reviews about this product and was willing to give it a go. I think with 12 weeks of use it has definitely contributed to helping to clear the congestion and the zinc helps aid in the repair of my skin. Pilling can occur, but I just wait unt...Read More
There is nothing bad about this productI can not honestly say anything bad or improvements for this product - it's perfect! It is so light in texture, it absorbs really quickly and so can be layered. Amazing price point as well. I cannot recommend this product enough!
Wanted to like this .Please please please be careful if you have sensitive skin or your skin is prone to being sensitive. I have completed broken out in sore bumps under the skin. I couldn’t work out what was happening to my face as I have never experience such poor skin and breakouts. I hate to sound arrogant but I rarely got pimples even through puberty . Since I introduce this honestly my skin has been the absolute...Read More
My T zone heroI use this daily on my T zone before moisteriser and it has done wonders for my oily forehead and the blackheads on my nose! As soon as I stop using I notice the difference, so can't live without it now!
I only use on T zone and chin as it can be quite drying.
not for all skin typesverified purchaserI saw a lot of hype about this product and decided to try it out, I found that it worked very well in nourishing my skin but found that for my sister who also used the product, it made her skin a bit oily so she had to stop using it. nonetheless i still find that personally, this product was amazing.
Honestly the best!If you have oily skin this product is perfect for you. It does exactly what it's supposed to, it gets rid of excess oil on your face in just a couple of uses. the serum doesn't really smell that good but you get used to it. the ordinary is just overall an amazing brand and i will definitely repurchase this.
Amazing for all types of skinThis serum is one of the best to include in your skincare routine. I have been using it for over 2 months now and i have seen a big difference in the texture of my skin and it has also helped reduce my acne scars. Whilst it takes a bit of time to see results, you need to be consistent with your application and not overdo it. I would recommend using it with the BHA peeling solution from The Ordinar...Read More
Love itBeen using this for 6 weeks now everday morning and night, my skins abit brighter and my large pores have definitely reduced in size. Does leave abit of sticky feeling but that goes when other products applied. Only time I've had pilling is when I've used abit to much. Has helped clear skin along side of salicylic acid serum. Definitely purchase again.
You need this in your life!!verified purchaserLove love love this product!!! I’m so impressed with the ordinary products in general but this product works so well with any other skincare ingredient. Although read up on this before you start to mix. I’ve noticed brighter skin and smaller pores while using it. It also helps to keep any pimples from developing. You only need a few drops so a little goes a long way. I use it day and night when I ...Read More
WoWverified purchaserI just recently bought this and wow i can really see a differnce with my acne as they are going down fast than usual will buy again!!
Cult product for a reasonThis product has revolutionised my skin. I used to suffer from hormonal breakouts that would take weeks to clear up and now they are a thing of the past and my skin stays lovely and clear. I always recommend this product to any of my friends who experience hormonal breakouts/cystic acne. It is an absolute game-changer.
So worth it!I have bought it 3 times! Great price, great results!
Skin SaverThis product has literally changed my skin. Throughout my teenage years, I have suffered with acne. I have tried many different products that claim to get rid of acne, but this is the first product that has done wonders. I’m not saying this has gotten rid of my acne, because I still have a few breakouts here and there, however this product changed The texture of my skin, and helped reduce the amou...Read More
Wasn't love at first use, now can't live without!I wasn't too sure about this product at the start as I felt it was really tacky on the skin and was giving me congestion , however after using it for about a month I really started to see the benefits! I have quite inflamed breakouts, so I use this daily during that time and find it really reduces the redness and size of the breakout.
For the price point, I think this is definitely value fo...Read More
very effectiveI bought this because i was looking for a serum that would help with my breakouts that would not go away and it has really helped! The scars have also faded which is great. I found that it also helped with the redness i have on my cheeks and the overall texture of my skin. Pores have shrunk with consistent use of this. Delivery was quick.
Everyday essentialThis is a MUST have in my morning skincare routine, I notice every time I don’t use it as my skin will be oily by 3pm! Highly recommend using this to control oily skin.
Not badI've been using this for almost a month and cannot say it has done much for acne, although my skin has definitely been less oily! Definitely DO NOT apply to any facial abrasions or dry patches like the instructions say!!
Improved skin textureAnother great product from The Ordinary. Regular use has improved my skin texture, it feels softer, and I notice a subtle difference in the size of my pores . I think it has helped calmed some of the breakouts I still annoyingly get on my chin. Half a star off as it does tend to make my makeup pill if I use it in the morning, so I stick to using it at night. Great value, will repurchase in the big...Read More
Holy GrailBefore the hype of Niacinamide I started using this product to help with my skin texture, pigmentation and congestion. This product is amazing! Light texture and easy to use when layering. I can't live without it and will tell anyone who listens! My absolute fave.
Irritates my skinI feel like I'm the only person on earth who doesn't like this - but I found it was very irritating on my skin. I gave it to a friend who has very acne prone/high sebum production. I rarely get pimples or breakouts so I think for me it's not useful.
A good additionI started using this a few months ago and I definitely noticed an improvement, when I have a breakout or notice some blind pimples they have healed within a few days. I believe this, in addition to the other products I use, has helped to balance the oiliness of my skin and prevent breakouts.
Amazing serum!This serum was one of the first products I took the chance of purchasing due to its very good reviews. Happy for adding this to my usual skincare routine. It has significantly reduced my acne scars. It dries up new breakouts faster too. I will definitely repurchase.
Current fave for scarringLove this! Current fave so great for acne scarring and breakouts
ImpressedI am prone to breakouts and using this product every night has helped a lot. Ever since I've starting using it consistently, I've noticed my skin is less oily, and there has been no new pimples. It has also made my skin super soft. I would recommend to those who has oily skin and acne.
Brightens skin for glow upsGreat on sensitive skin. Hydrates and boosts brightness. Helps with dark spots and gives you a gentle glow. A little bit goes a long way
Best friend for my congested acne skinI love The Ordinary's products in general. This was my first empty. I'm opting for the supersize bc I use it daily, morn and night. That's my only con. I need the bigger size version!
Absorbs quickly, not oily, and feels great to apply as its like watery minimally sticky gel. Every time i feel like I'm pampering myself. My skin texture has improved and its helped cleared it so much. It's glo...Read More
LIFESAVER!I've been using this product for a month and I can already see a huge difference in my skin! I don't get a lot of breakouts, but this product has definitely helped to brighten up the skin, reduce the number of tiny blackheads over my chin and nose and generally just even out my skin tone! I use it morning and night and for the price, I'm not worried at all! Love love LOVE this product!
holy graili used up my first bottle and decided to re-purchase, in the time it took for the second bottle to arrive, i found myself and my skin missing the product, it is a fantastic price and really does help my skin look and feel healthier! it is my holy grail product and i can see myself using this forever
Best thing i've ever usedI was getting small whiteheads and blackheads all over my cheeks. Had never really had this type of acne before and didnt know what to do. Added this to my routine and it literally perfected my skin. I have very dry, sensitive skin and this did not irritate me at all. Cannot recommend it enough.
Not greatUnfortunately my skin just would not absorb this. It sat on the surface and then would dry and flake off. I tried adding a moisturiser on top and tried using my quartz roller but it still just sat on the surface.
Great for acne!I struggle with acne spots and scarring and it helped with my acne spots immediately and once I started using it with my dermaroller it’s helped with my scarring too!
Amazing for my hormonal acneI got this product, and some more The Ordinary products, back in April after suffering bad acne flare ups. Having NEVER suffered acne I really didn't know where to start with the skincare. I recently came off the pill and its caused my skin to go crazy! This product has definitely helped, you can almost feel it keeping the oil in check immediately upon application. Its been really good for keepin...Read More
Oh-my-Niacinamide!If you've never used Niacinamide in your skin care routine, you've come to the right place! I can't rate and recommend this product highly enough.
Budget friendly without compromising on quality, this product is lightweight, absorbs well and a little goes a long way. I have an oily t-zone and suffer severe hormonal breakouts along my jawline. I have been using this product in my ...Read More
My favourite productThis product is great for any blemishes, this is my holy grail product for break outs. I'm confident that when I pop this on my skin I will wake up with reduced redness. I recommend this to all my friends and family for those with acne prone skin. Love!
Best all rounderHonestly, this product is everything, allows for such a great base under makeup, I immediately saw an improvement of my skin's complexion, texture and man it's soft. For the price as well you literally can not go wrong with this product.
Great!!I think this product has definitely helped my skin get better by using it twice a day
The reviews are trueHas really helped to control my skins oiliness and keep breakouts at bay. I will repurchase for sure
Great for oily skinThis is a great entry level niacinamide. It helps regulate oil well and has diminished my pore size.
Calms painful pimplesI have been using this daily for the past 3 months and haven't noticed a huge difference (I'm trying to tackle blackheads on t-zone area). But when I apply it on painful pimples before I go to bed, it does calm it.
Light and LovelyI love the feel of this on my skin! In just a couple of days, I have noticed an improvement in the overall appearance of my skin.
I am looking forward to seeing how it goes by the way of helping with my acne, but it's off to a great start!
A little goes a long way as well, so it's incredible value.
Miracle Worker!!!!I'm in my teens and i have incredibly sensitive skin generally speaking even products that say sensitive burn my skin and make it flare up, but this was definitely not the case with this i had no trouble at all and to begin with that made me think that it also may not do anything, but it did do something my skin has become noticeably clearer and feels great, i have been using this with other 'The ...Read More
Relatively Effective For The PriceThis product is relatively effective given the low price point. I'm sure there are probably better products out there but this product is great for the price point and for skin that has a relatively low amount of breakouts.
works super wellthis product helped with my acne prone skin, as well as the redness i had from eczema! i applied it in the evening with about 2 drops on either cheek and patted into my skin so it absorbs well and within a few days i saw immediate results! highly would recommend this to anyone with the same skin as me!
Pimples are gone!I have always had the odd pimple or two constantly around my jawline area and have tried everything. I have finally found something that works. Definitely will be repurchasing. My savior!!!!!!!!!
Skin saverComing into my 30’s I was devastated and frustrated to continue to have adult acne. What?! After desperately researching further, I found The Ordinary. This product is my favourite item from the brand and is my 2x daily treatment. I am glad to report that it has cleared up my hormonal Spots while also minimising my pores. I now recommend to anyone and everyone having issues. Absolute must have!
Didn't know what I was missing out onI didn't know what Niacinamide was a few months ago but I'm happy to sing its praises now. I've been trying out a few new things at once (bad scientist) but I think this once has helped to improve skin texture and keep breakouts at bay. I might try another brand next time just to mix it up, but I've been very happy with this serum.
Great value and brilliant for sensitive skin!I've been using this product in my skincare routine for around 6 months and have now made all of my friends get some too! I have super sensitive skin so really appreciate the simplicity of the product and transparency in ingredients! I have acne prone skin and although I'm not sure it has reduced the regularity of my acne it (and the ordinary's lactic acid) has dramatically shortened the healing a...Read More
Works for my fine linesI know niacinamide is well known for reducing the size of your pores and controlling oil production and general anti-aging. For me what I notice this product helping with is the fine lines around my eyes. In particular I noticed this after I had run out and was trying to work out whether or not to repurchase. I soon noticed some lines around my eyes. I’ve now repurchased and am using again daily a...Read More
Need more timeI feel great when use it w HA of The Ordinary ! My skin feel hydrated, smooth and look very glass skin! I still need more time to test if it work to stop my acne ! I still like it cuz it doesnt make my skin breakout
OverhypedI feel like this product is overhyped and did nothing for my skin? I ordered two of the larger bottles and I'm half way through the 2nd one, so I've definitely given it time. It's sticky and doesn't absorb well, causes a lot of piling. Bought this to reduce the redness in my skin but there's been no change at all. Won't purchase again
holy grailI love this product. It makes my skin less oily and my acne less red. I will keep repurchasing because it's my dream product
Love this for facial psoriasisI am always skeptical of trying out new products that claim to be good for sensitive skin, as they usually don't make a dent on psoriasis so I quickly give up.
Recently came across The Ordinary brand, and bought this along with Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5 and Natural Moisturing Factors, using all 3 twice a day (HA then NZ then NMF) for 4 week and... wow. I've never had skin this clear on m...Read More
5 stars given the priceMy skin loves this stuff - can you find something better? Sure - for less than what lunch costs? No. It's amazing - It keeps congestion and breakouts at bay and I never have to think twice about repurchasing because it's so cheap. 10/10
Really helped clear my skin upI bought this product along with the Glycolic acid toner and have been using them both together - I use this AM and PM and the toner just in the PM. I have acne-prone and quite oily skin and don't usually find serums to make much of a difference but I haven't had a breakout since using this product. It goes on nicely and sinks in quickly, doesn't feel sticky like other serums I've tried. My skin i...Read More
not as good as hopedI have a lot of trouble with acne, but I also have sensitive skin. I purchased this with wonderful hopes, however after using it for a week I saw no real difference (It was only a week)but, I found it made my skin hyper sensitive, It was burning and red so I had to stop using it. After a few days my skin recovered but I won't be using it again
Great for the price!I ordered this after hearing good things about the brand, and I've found that after about two weeks of use every morning and night my skin is looking good! I've noticed greatly reduced redness on my cheeks, and I have less congestion on my forehead. It takes a little bit of consistent use but I've found this to be great!
Patience...When I first purchased this product and started using it, I was a little mad because I was expecting overnight results and when I did not get them, I was greatly discouraged. This was really immature of me but despite the initial disappointment I decided to continue using it in hope that it would do something for my scarred and acne prone skin and I can confidently say that after 3 months of conti...Read More
GoldIf your concern is acne scars then purchase this !
This will literally Banish any scars you have
I’ve had deep acne scars for the last ten years because of
My teenage acne, I’ve struggled through my early twenties
With the scarring, I have honestly tried all sorts of methods
And products. This things is absolutely amazing
I promise you after you use this fo...Read More
Difference in two usesThis product did exactly what it said it would. I've had small bumps and white heads on my right temple for a couple of years and I haven't been able to get rid of them until now. After two uses they all but disappeared. After 2 months of using this it is definitely a staple in my routine and I will be purchasing again.
My skin can't get enough of this MUST HAVE product.Bought this to use with a retinol oil and boy does it deliver. It leaves my skin soft and plump, has dramatically and very quickly helped reduce sebum production and the first product that has helped me wake up oil-free in decades. You only need a few drops to gently pat on the face and neck and there is no tacky residue afterwards, absorbing quickly so you can layer your next products sooner. It...Read More
AmazingAfter dealing with acne and dark scarring that refused to go away even with the most expensive serums. I decided to give this a go and it has brightened my skin and lightened my scars so much. 3 months of using this aswell as the Buffet and sunscreen has given me results at such an affordable price. Definitely a product I will hang on to.
great product!I thought this would take a few weeks to work but within the first use my skin felt softer and my red acne pigmentation was reduced. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and have been loving it!
Great product for the priceI have oily and acne prone skin but have used this product religiously for the past year and it has helped so much to combat oil and reduce my acne.
Definitely a great product but you need to be patient and consistent for it to work. Don’t expect overnight results.
Great affordable optionLove The Ordinary and this serum in particular, feels great on the skin. I eased it in slowly to monitor any adverse reactions and my skin has loved it. Highly recommend
MUST HAVEThis product is a must have!! I will put it on at night and I can see results immediately looking glowly and fresh. Also the next morning my skin is so soft and GLOWING. Does a great job and is a 100% must have!
Favourite of all ordinary productsThis is by far the best product from the Ordinary that i'm currently using - i use it day and night and have noticed such a difference in my face. At the moment i'm trying to minimise my pores and also focus on uneven skintone, my skin is so much clearer and brighter. My skin usually gets oily during the day and i've found this has helped it alot too.
Ride or dieOrdered this on a whim after reading about a variety of The Ordinary products. I have sensitive skin and have now been using this once a day for two months and the texture of my skin has improved so much. I've also found its reduced redness I tend to get around my nose and mouth. Cannot vouch for this enough!
Clears breakouts like nothing elseI purchased this product about two weeks ago and my skin has done a full 180. I have struggled with hormonal breakouts for several months and nothing has helped. This product seems to have vanished all my existing blemishes and I haven't had any new pimples since I started using it. The overall texture of my skin has also improved a lot.
Awesome!I use this on my face and upper back! I have seen a small difference in the spots and marks on my face but the biggest difference I have seen is my upper back! The acne marks and scars on my upper back are almost completely gone which is incredible! I use this after showering where I also use the Pixi Glycolic body wash with a body brush. This combo has almost completely removed all acne scars and...Read More
Really impressedNoticeable results after first use- used at night and woke up glowing the next morning. Don’t need much product to cover your face and absorbs fast so I don’t have to wait long to pop moisturiser on over the top.
Great ProductUse every night and have started using a few other of the ordinary products at the same time but skin is looking a lot more smooth and even, so far so good.
One word - EASYI bought this product to add Niacinamide in to my night time routine. The fact that The Ordinary makes primarily single ingredient serums is great because it means that you can add or remove serums from a routine to suit your skin's needs very easily. In addition, it is easy to apply and absorbs very quickly. I would highly recommend this product to any one looking to add Niacinamide as a stand al...Read More
Cult-classic for acne-prone skinThis serum has really helped with some hyper-pigmentation and redness I have due to oily and acne-prone skin. I use this serum every day and have noticed that my skin is slowly getting smoother and less irritated. My acne scars have also started healing much quicker.
NiacinamideOne of my favourite serums from The Ordinary. It helps reduce my oil production and balances out my skin. Has definitely reduced the number of breakouts I get
Love love love itAbsolutely amazing, I’ve been using this for less than a week, and my skin is already so much clearer. I will definitely be getting this again
Amazing productI had high expectations prior to trying this product and they lived up to them. My skin is combo/oily while also being sensitive. My skin did not react badly to this product and I have noticed a reduction in overall oil.
Magic productThis product says it is formulated for oily and acne prone skin and I have dry skin that is prone to occasional breakouts and this product works wonders on my skin. It balances out the oils in my skin and leaves me with clear, healthy skin, definitely recommend this product!
Works!At the start i didnt notice much difference and notice my skin sensitivity getting worse.
However now my skin has never looked better, clear of scaring and acne free.
This is something you need to stick to and USE SUNSCREEN WITH!!!
Amazing !!Cannot recommend this enough. I had acne all through my teens and into early adulthood (I'm mid 20s now). Have tried SO many products (from harsh drying out products, to antibiotics, to contraception, to gentle washers) and nothing would get rid of my acne. This has been AMAZING. My skin has completely cleared up and the odd break out I get before my cycle is significantly less severe than before...Read More
Results were GreatIn the beginning i did start getting some purging. I kept using it and it made my texture skin quite better than before.
My new staple!I have an oily skin type with rosacea.
It has helped control my oil, minimize my pores and slowly help soften my skin texture. It has also helped with some of my rosacea inflammation.
It has also made my overall skin more healthy looking.
I heard great things and yes, it did live up to the hype! Can we talk about price point? So affordable! Why wouldnt you give it a go?
Small difference?Been using it on and off for a few months, especially when I get occasional acne. I think it makes a small difference in preventing acne but hard to tell. Haven't noticed any other skin feel/appearance changes..
Happy with this serum!!I think this is great quality for the price point, and I do feel like I got great results with this. However, after using other serums, I don't think this layers very well, and I can't tend to use with anything else.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Love this product, has made my pores more even and works good for oily/combination skin ! Would recommend!!
Holy grail!I’ve been struggling with iso skin and a whole heap of tiny pimples all over my chin and forehead which I’d never experienced! After using this for a few weeks my skins improved so much, looks so much clearer and has helped minimised those pesky pimples. Love this!
It is amazingIt is an amazing product, the results do not show right away but it really does fade any acne scars, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greesy or oily but it does leave it hydrated and smooth
Oily skin magicI have been using this for almost two years now and will never go back - it works both instantly and over three longer term, I’ve noticed my pores look more even and I don’t get as shiny as I used to. I use this mixed with a touch of hyaluronic acid at night and alternate between this and vitamin c of a morning - overall the long term use has really paid off and I will never not buy this again.
LOVEI have oily/combination skin and am prone to blackheads and breakouts. This is amazing! Tightens pores and absorbs into my skin so quickly.
niacinamideamazing for getting rid of excess oil, smoothing my skin and getting that glass skin effect. thrilled to have found this product
Holy GrailThis product is amazing! I have noticed a huge difference in my acne and scarring. Has made my skin so much clearer would definitely recommend.
Doing its job bit by bitI started using this about 3 months ago to help clear up a bout of adult acne (face and upper body) that has been plaguing me since I turned 40 (I'm now 45). Retinols (prescription and OTC) didnt work and B.P is too drying, and AHA's don't do a thing.
So I tried using this serum every 2nd night with the Vit C 23% serum, also by T.O on the alternate night (Never together - which is a no-no a...Read More
Noticeably different skin in 1 use.Noticed a difference in the appearance of my skin in just 1 use, my skin looked more even and less splotchy and red from acne. After a few uses, my skin texture seems to have improved. I can’t wait to see what my skin will look like after continued use.
Love the glow!Although this hasn't helped with my acne problem much, it gives this glow to my skin that I love. Would repurchase!
Skin improvementUsed for the last four months as part of a regimen recommended by Deciem. Used in combination with Buffet and Caffeine, skin complexion is improved, but I'm not sure if it has really reduced my oil issues/shine.
A Girl's BestfriendThis is such a handy little product to add to your routine. I am a skincare newbie, and this was one of the initial products I had invested in and am so glad I did. Feels so light on the skin and produces awesome results. My skin hasn't looked this good, like ever. I'm still kind of shocked it was even possible for my skin to look like this. If the price tag isn't enough for you to commit just ye...Read More
Great for the price!I have to admit, I am using a number of different products at once. My daytime regime is cleanse, niacinamide solution, followed by 'The Buffet' then topped with my moisturizer with 50 SPF. So, I find it hard to work out what product is exactly doing what.
Having said that, since purchasing the niacinamide solution, I've noticed the spots around my chin where I get hormonal acne ha...Read More
Best product everI tried this product a long time ago and haven’t stopped using it since. This does wonders for your skin! Especially for any discolouration or dark spots, was super great for my acne scars! Highly recommend
10/10!Love this product, the consistency is really nice, is quickly absorbed and doesn’t feel sticky afterwards. A really good price too. Helped my acne scares fade.
THE BESTThis changed my skin a lot. It gives my skin this beautiful glow and has made my skin better. Its a little step in my skincare routine.
clear skinalready seeing a difference in my skin after a week of use! very impressed and will become a staple in my skincare routine going forward