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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a high strength, vitamin and mineral-based formula for blemishes.
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  • Sulphate Free

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  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • First signs of ageing
  • Oiliness and shine
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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4.6 of 1203 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Spot clearing

T

At first I honestly didn’t really notice a difference using this and then after like two months of using it I realised I didn’t have any visible spots or blemishes and hadn’t for ages, my skins the clearest it’s probably ever been and I was still nitpicking on other shit not even noticing the change

Most Helpful Criticism

Balls up if you try and layer it

Sophie

I wouldn't recommend this for layering unless you put it on top of everything else (which I'm not sure how much effect it would even have then). No matter what I try, this always seems to ball up and react with skincare I put on top. I've tried letting it soak in for ages and it still happens. I haven't used it for long enough to tell if it had any benefits for my skin because of this texture issue.
  1. Spot clearing

    T

    At first I honestly didn’t really notice a difference using this and then after like two months of using it I realised I didn’t have any visible spots or blemishes and hadn’t for ages, my skins the clearest it’s probably ever been and I was still nitpicking on other shit not even noticing the change
  2. AMAZING

    Lainie

    I never knew I needed this product and now I'm totally obsessed. The first time I used it my skin broke out in tiny red bumps and then the next day they cleared. Recently I have struggled with hormonal acne and since using this product my skin has never looked better! Not to forget the price is INCREDIBLE! It did take a few weeks to see results so be patient!
  3. Works Wonders for My T-Zone

    Hannah

    One of my go-to skincare products.
    Leaves my T-Zone with an amazing, smooth texture and really clear up spots.
  4. Stick with it

    Maryanne

    Been using consistently for a month, took a while to show the difference. I’ve only used it in my oily T zone and hormonal chin area as well as parts of my chest that occasionally break out. Amazing! I can now used it as a spot treatment and spots don’t come to a head. Finally something that works that doesn’t dry me out!
  5. Perfect layering serum!

    Janelle

    I struggle with visible pores and blackheads, and after finishing the entire bottle of this serum, I find that my pores and blackheads are less visible. It also doesn't break me out.
  6. Legend!

    Frances

    Works wonders for my congested skin, especially in my T-zone
  7. Not sure.

    Neysa

    I've been using this for about a week, I have a few extra bumps that I don't usually have.
    I'm hoping it's my skin purging and will clear up.

    I stopped using this straight on my skin and started mixing it with my moisturiser and oil in the morning and my skin is reacting a lot better.
  8. Excellent, but there's an art to it's application..

    Emma

    I have been using this product for about nine months now in conjunction with a variety of other The Ordinary products. Previously my skin was dry, and although I didn't suffer full-on acne, I would usually have a couple of spot breakouts mostly occurring on my jawline, chin for forehead at any given time. This product has completely cleared up my breakouts, and for the first time in my life I can go months without getting acne spots; it hasn't dried my skin either. HOWEVER, there is an art to applying this product, and I initially did struggle with it pilling. I apply this product in the morning straight after cleansing and drying my face, and allow it to soak into my skin for about five minutes prior to apply other products. I also apply it sparingly (about 1 quarter of my other serums) and only onto my t-zone and jawline.
  9. Very Happy

    Hannah

    I expected this product to reduce my pores and help prevent break outs - and I am very happy with the results of using this product.

    My pores are noticeably smaller, to a significant extent. Furthermore, I have not had a break out since using this product.

    Prior to using this product, I would regularly get big red pimples on my cheeks which would take weeks to go down. I would then be left with scaring.

    Although I have had two pimples (in different places than usual) they were never big or red and went down overnight, not leaving a mark.

    I use this product with the The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, HA moisturiser and Hyalronic Serum.
  10. Fast working

    Claudia

    This has helped clear my acne scars and it also prevents breakouts too!
  11. The best

    Becky

    This is definitely my favourite product from The Ordinary and made the cut when I recently tried to simplify my skincare routine. I have combination skin, prone to breakouts and this helps to control oil whilst not being drying. The niacinamide is soothing and brightening at the same time and does good things for my skin. My only criticism is it doesn’t layer well but I use it at night so don’t really mind.
  12. Ahhhh!!

    Lotus

    OMG!!! For someone that's struggled with stubborn forehead bumps/pimples for years, I've finally found my cure!

    I have been eager to try The Ordinary for a while now and finally pulled the trigger.
    This product is so gentle on my oily/combination skin, which I was so worried about disturbing with introducing new products.

    I'm now obsessed with The Ordinary...the hype is very real!
  13. It's a "you need to use consistently product"

    Cassie

    I thought this wasn't doing the job in the first week, but you really need to use this consistently and for a few weeks before you get any results. This really helped with the texture of my face and skin on my neck. I will continue to purchase!
  14. amazing acne preventor

    Jamin

    I use this everyday and it has helped reduce the amount of acne that formed on my face! It's literally my new holy grail and i don't think i can live without it. Definitely recommend to try it out!
  15. Miracle worker

    Niamh

    I've been using this every morning and night after cleansing for a week and my skin has already completely changed. My skin tone is more even, hormonal spots have cleared and I'm less oily! I let it dry for a minute after application and then use a moisturiser or SPF. Such an affordable price too.
  16. My favourite

    Esther

    My all-time favorite skincare! This has improved my acne problem. Especially when my monthly period is coming up, my face doesn't grow up too many and big pimples any more the moment I've been using this.
  17. Tzone buster

    Michelle

    I use this for my oily Tone only and I think it is helping. It is not a magical solution and is used as part of a comprehensive skin care routine but it is not included on an ongoing basis.
  18. Great

    Bella

    Great product. My skin looks better, it's clearer fewer break outs and black heads.
  19. Miracle product!!!

    Renae

    I’ve been using this product for a few weeks, and have noticed a huge improvement in the general congestion and spottiness of my skin. But the real wow factor came for me just now when I realised that I have absolutely zero hormonal acne right now (when I would normally have large and painful cystic acne on my chin, jawline, and neck).
    The product is a watery sort of serum that feels like it dries tacky but then disappears when I put moisturiser on over the top. I love the basic nature of The Ordinary’s packaging and the dropper bottle is genius!
  20. Must have item for oily skin

    Meredyth

    I have excessively oily skin, I found applying this product every morning helped me to stay matte for at least 8 hours, it also improved the application of my primer and foundation and kept my make up in place for much longer. After a week of use I've visibly noticed a reduction in pore size, I never want to be without this product.
  21. Light, tingly effect - just gorgeous!

    Dora

    I have an extremely oily T-zone that is prone to clogging and blackheads. I've been using this product for about a week and can already see a visible difference to the clarity of my skin in my problem areas. I love the texture of the serum, it's very light and easy to put on and has a very nice, cooling after effect. I pair this with the buffet serum in the morning and put on the moisturiser after and it really sets my skin up for the day!
  22. Removing my blackheads!

    Emily

    I have told so many friends about this!
    Hydrating & removes my black heads!
    A must in my skin care routine!
  23. Impressive ingredients but..

    Annie

    This is my third The Ordinary product to trial and after reading many positive reviews about their Niacinamide and Zinc serum, I had to give it a try!
    Niacinamide itself works well for acne prone skin, which is what I have. After trying a concoction of ingredients suitable for acne prone skin, this serum is one to try. I really tried to be patience and to understand what my skin was going through after continuous 4 weeks of using the serum but unfortunately I broke out, especially in areas I would not normally breakout and I initially thought it may be due to purging but after one month, my skin did not like it. I didn't get irritation or redness only breakouts where I have applied the serum, it did make my skin feel super smooth (except the pimple spots) but it was not a positive experience for me. Unfortunately, as much as I tried to like it like others, I'm going to give this one a pass
  24. Blemish game changer

    Belinda

    I use this every night after the buffet and my skin has never been clearer. Even my pores which are blackhead prone are so clear and I rarely have a breakout anymore. If I do breakout it really is only one pimple or a few baby ones. Will buy over and over again. Very fast results.
  25. Makes my skin feel nice and helps with pimples

    Michaela

    It has a really nice formula and dries really fast. But make sure not to use anything else on the face for at least 20 mins as it has balled up before when using another serum straight away. It does make a noticeable difference on pimples over night.
  26. Amazing product

    Angelique

    This leaves my skin hydrated and helps to get rid of my blackheads. Amazing!
  27. Amazing for redness

    Darrian

    I started using this serum to help with the semi-permanent redness that came with picking at my face, especially around my cheeks. After only 1 week i saw major differences and by 2 weeks it was pretty much cleared up! I paired this with the magnesium cream and it did my skin wonders. I'm not even wearing foundation or tinted moisturizer anymore! Highly recommend
  28. Good for acne

    Aleksandra

    Check if niacinamide is compatible with your skincare routine - I sometimes get red after using this. Benefits outweigh the redness though - blemishes are smaller in the morning :)
  29. Great product layers well in my experience

    Alexandria

    Layers well for me I use many serums and products. Haven't noticed a dramatic difference in how my skin looks but the texture of my skin is much better.
  30. Amazing

    Kendal

    I had heard that this was good for skin texture, acne & pores so thought I’d give it a try, I’ve used other products from The Ordinary and loved them. This was amazing as well, it has helped my skin texture a little bit and also helped minimise pore size, not sure about if it’s helping my acne or not, but I seem to be getting smaller pimples when they do pop up!
  31. Great Product

    caitlyn

    really good fro texture and getting rid of little dark spot, wouldn't say it gets rid of dark acne scars as they are too deep. would 100% recommend.
  32. Healthy skin helper

    Emma

    This product has been a life saver for me and really has helped to keep breakouts at bay, as well as calming down and healing anything that does crop up. I'm on my fourth bottle! I use this every morning and some nights. The key is ensuring it dries down COMPLETELY before adding anything else on top, otherwise it could ball up like some other users have noted.
  33. Life Changer

    angela

    About a year ago (when I was 20), my skin suddenly started blowing up with large pimples for no apparent reason. I tried everything from going no makeup, no chemical cleaners, no sugary foods and even went on the pill. Nothing really worked until I started using some Ordinary products but the one that made the biggest difference for me was the Niacinamide. It took about 2-3 weeks for me to see results and about 2 months later I had only 1 or 2 pimples at a time. It really really really helped me get my confidence back.
  34. Very good!

    Kaitlyn

    Super cheap and does a great job! I've seen a reduction in pores and I'm having less breakouts
  35. Tip for clear skin

    Theresa

    This product is great, there is no smell. I've had quite clear skin since using it daily and it has not reacted with my sensitive skin.
  36. Amazing

    Luana

    It's my first time actually having a skincare routine and it's been amazing to start with this product. My skin is oily and I have a lot of acne scars and blackheads and after a month using this daily at morning time, I barely have acne and the scars are getting better.
  37. Essential

    Iyanna

    This is one of the most important products I attribute to getting my acne under control. It really helps with cystic acne/blind pimples. I can have a massive, sore lump with no head, (and I mean massive) and this will completely settle it down, often into nothing. I believe it's also very effective in keeping your moisture barrier/acid mantle balanced, which is super important for any skin issue.
    One annoying thing is that it can pill/ball up. Especially if you layer oil products over the top. I don't have as much trouble with this with any of the other Ordinary products. BUT if you layer a moisturiser between this and your oil (which you should do anyway), it helps a lot.
    The little bit of occasional annoyance is definitely worth it for such an effective (and cheap) product.
  38. Amazing for bumps and congestion!

    Emma

    As someone over 40 who has suffered with oily, breakout skin since teens, I always find it hard to narrow down my 'problems' to one or two, particularly now that I am also worried about aging skin! Oily skin, open pores, bumpy, blackheads, breakouts, wrinkles - you name it. I discovered AHAs a few years ago and they are relatively successful for keeping my skin feeling softer than in the past, but I still had that 'thick/rough' looking skin with lots of open pores on my forehead and cheeks that never felt smooth and looked bumpy and uneven in the light. I started The Ordinary on a whim and this product is my holy grail for that congestion. I actually have soft looking, smooth skin without those open pores on my forehead and my nose. My cheeks are the smoothest they have ever been. I use it in the morning under HA and 3 drops of plain hemp oil (brilliant for keeping my oiliness at bay) and at night under The Ordinary Retinol 2% (love this too). I use AlphaH liquid gold every third evening on it's own. I don't even want to put makeup on anymore because it kind of ruins that glow I now have. I don't have a problem with pilling but I only use light powder foundation so maybe that is why.
  39. Simple and effective

    Jacinta

    Love that this product is savvy and works, great product to start with. Easy to apply and doesn’t, sinks in and didn’t leave a residue sitting on top of my skin which is a major must for me!
  40. Simple and effective

    Jacinta

    Love that this product is savvy and works, great product to start with. Easy to apply and doesn’t, sinks in and didn’t leave a residue sitting on top of my skin which is a major must for me!
  41. Such a good product!

    Claudia

    I love the texture and feel of this on my skin - nice and light and leaves my skin feeling tight and looking shiny. I had no problems with balling when I applied makeup over the top. It has helped my congestion and even assisted in healing perioral dermatitis. Big fan!
  42. Best products

    Jeongsu

    price wise or quality wise, this is so far best serum for all rounder.
  43. I think its working!

    Bianca

    I have a love hate relationship with this product. I tend to use it on the days i dont wear make up or on the nites when i skip my vit C as i find it pills on me with other products. Why does it pill so much, i have no idea! Ive tried using less product and i only use The Ordinary skin care so im stuck. Maybe im over working it when applying? Ive researched this issue on the net and i believe its notorious for pillling!
    Apart from that i do like the product as i feel it has helped my small breakouts. Skin feels lovely and tight after application. You do feel it working after the application. Goes on nicely, a little tacky but bearable. Will continue to use.
  44. Absolute staple!

    Beth

    I have naturally oily skin which also results in large looking pores. This product keeps both these issues under control. I really noticed when I stopped using it and have now returned it to my morning routine.
  45. An excellent product I hope continues to improve my skin!

    Angela

    I have been using the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for around 2 weeks now and have noticed positive changes in terms of my dark acne scars, and also just with my general complexion. I have combo skin but on the oilier side, and wanted to find a product that helps with my dark acne scars and to even my skin tone. I have forgotten to use it a few times, but most days I've used it twice. Hoping it will improve even more the more I stick with it!!
    I also noticed I'm going through it really quickly. I find myself using more because I'm worried I haven't used enough because it's very watery. Otherwise I'm enjoying the changes the Niacinamide is having on my skin. Thanks Adore and The Ordinary!!!
  46. Balls up if you try and layer it

    Sophie

    I wouldn't recommend this for layering unless you put it on top of everything else (which I'm not sure how much effect it would even have then). No matter what I try, this always seems to ball up and react with skincare I put on top. I've tried letting it soak in for ages and it still happens. I haven't used it for long enough to tell if it had any benefits for my skin because of this texture issue.
  47. Holy grail part of my daily skincare

    Alisa

    This is my 3rd purchase and its probably my favourite product out of the Ordinary range.It works so well at controlling oil and keeping blemishes away. I will definitely continue using and repurchasing this product. I've been using the Ordinary for almost a year now and my skin has never looked better!
  48. Good product

    Tess

    This product is good, a little goes a long way so it lasts !
    Has helped my skin with rosacea, and eczema!
  49. One word: SPEECHLESS

    Clement

    This product is amazing, literally I cannot comprehend how good this product is, it has done wonders for my skin. I’ve been suffering with oily acne prone skin for the past 3 years or so, and I’ve been using this product for less than a week and it has literally almost cleared all my acne. My skin looks so much better, brighter and less congested, and it’s a lot less oily. I would 100% recommend everyone who has acne or oily skin to get this product immediately!!!!!!!! Thanks The Ordinary!! All their products are affordable and just all around an amazing product. I would certainly buy more from them.
  50. Instant result!

    Angelique

    Probably the only beauty product that's ever given me an instant result, my nose is always oily and I get a lot of blackheads, one drop YES ONE DROP of this product on my nose after cleansing morning and night and the oil is reduced to almost nothing. I can't believe it! Finally something that works!
  51. Thank you Niacinamide

    Charlene

    I'll always have this ingredient in my routine. After about five or six bottles, my oil production has drastically decreased and pore size minimized. It helps calm down angry redness on my cheeks and also control pimples.
    The only negative is that it's quite thick. I use the Hylamide Pore Control in place of this throughout the day, it's just way more watery and light.
  52. Good and very affordable

    Cheryl

    I have finished a bottle and noticed a slight improvement of pigmentations and overall appearance of my face. However I found it not too easy to apply because of its "egg white" consistency and does not seem to go well with my moisturiser. Also made my (combination) skin to look overly shiny post application.
  53. This works!

    Emby

    I have found this formulation to really make a difference in acne on my forehead - it’s a sticky texture but that’s not problematic when used under other serums and moisturisers. This one will be a go-to for years to come!
  54. Great

    Sheridan

    This really reduced the size of my pores and smoother out the texture of my skin!
  55. Obsessed!

    Samantha

    Before this product I was experiencing hormonal breakouts, have acne scarring on my chin and also broke out occasionally on my forehead due to oil production. Since using this product I haven't had a single pimple. If one looks like its developing it often goes down the next day. My skin feels tighter and firmer after using. I use The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% in the AM, and this in the PM (important to use both at different times!) but since using both, my skin has been shining, bright, and plump. I didn't think I could find anything to help until trying this. It does tingle slightly upon application but nothing painful. Especially for the price this product is a must have.
  56. Love but had a reaction

    Tori

    I love this product so much, my forehead has never been smoother and my overall skin texture was feeling amazing but after the last few weeks of use I've developed a red rash on both cheeks :( Would still recommend to anyone who asks but make sure you patch test and don't be alarmed if your skin reacts after a few uses instead of the first one.
  57. AMAZING!!

    Meggy

    After stopping the pill I was having hormonal breakouts on my chin and jaw line all the time. Everyday I would wake up and there would be a new spot. I tried a number of brands and even prescription creams but nothing was working. Once I started the ordinary I noticed the difference immediately (within 2-3 days) I have not had a single spot and I have been using for about 4 weeks now in conjunction with The Buffet serum.
  58. Love this stuff

    Kaitlyn

    I use this morning and night and I've definitely seen a reduction in pore size.
  59. Stick with it, it's a good product!

    Kristen

    I was unsure about this product as it says you need to use it for some time to get results. However, I've been using this as well as other The Ordinary products for about 3 months and I love it. I also noticed a difference with in the first 3-4 weeks.

    I started using it too often (am & pm daily) as I didn't realise you weren't meant to, and it did make my skin a little sensitive (just slight redness). I've started using it just in the morning and I definitely have noticed a difference in the appearance of my pores and general break outs.

    I have oily/combination skin prone to hormonal breakouts on my chin and jaw and I definitely think this has helped to reduce the amount and size of the breakouts and help them heal quicker.
  60. So cheap

    Sarah

    This is a nice texture and sinked in well into my skin. I feel that it help clear my skin along with some other The Ordinary products. It is so cheap and is definitely worth a try.
  61. a bit sticky

    Mark

    I ended up using this for about a week then I stopped because I found the texture a bit unpleasant. It is quite a thick gel and leaves my face feeling sticky for a while after use. It does improve if I put moisturiser on afterwards. Can't really comment on how effective it is because i just couldn't get past the texture.
  62. Great for acne prone skin

    Raven

    I’ve found this serum really good to use on top of The Ordinary hyaluronic serum reducing breakouts. To start I would only use it every other day as I found it a little bit drying but once my skin got used to it I can now use it most nights to keep my skin clear.
  63. Great product for pimple problem skin

    Melissa

    Works well and leaves skin feeling smooth with no irritation
  64. Incredible value for money

    Katherine

    The Ordinary has you covered for a complete skin care routine on a budget.

    For me, I didn't experience any irritation or side-effects from using the product. After a few weeks of use, I found my skin was clear, calm and smooth. I normally have quite acne-prone and oily skin.

    I definitely recommend patch testing first though because my friend did not have the same experience with this (everyone has different skin so be careful!). Poor thing she experienced a rash but I swear by it!
  65. Good product

    Kaitlyn

    I'm not like amazed by this product, BUT I have seen a reduction in pore size and I feel like it does just as well as any of the other niacinamides on the market. It's a good buy to add into your skin care
  66. A staple in my beauty regime

    Rebekah

    I have recently been told I have dry skin, but am very prone to acne. I use this every day, as a part of my beauty regime,m. I could be without it. If I stop using I notice the difference.
  67. Good for clearing blemishes.

    Janelle

    I have been using this product for just under a year and have only noticed that it is good for slowly clearing blemishes. I suffer from many blemishes around the time of my period and use this to clear them, but I'd like to find something a little better.
  68. Works amazingly

    SarzClauz

    Have been getting really bad break outs as I head into my 40s that turn into these great big hideous things and take forever to go away and often leave a scar. This this product has worked amazingly well to stop them. In the first week or so of use I had a few try to break out but were very minor and disappeared again quickly. But since then nothing. I use twice a day before anything else - just let it soak in and then apply the rest of my ordinary / makeup routine. Such an economical easy to use product - very happy thank you.
  69. A great addition for acne prone skin

    Trammie

    This product is affordable and great if you are wanting to do more for your skin (acne prone). I suffer from large and oily pores in the t-zone area. I add a few drops of this product in this area hoping to control oil and reduce my pores. I have noticed a small change.
  70. Love this!

    Amanda

    This is a great product if you have blemishes. I've always had oily/acne skin, but now being in my 30's my skin is more of combination with a few break outs. This stuff is fantastic it dries up any pimples, & my pores looks a little smaller than before. Been using this for about 6 months & my skin has never looked better!
  71. So far so good

    Grace

    I am really enjoying this product. It leaves my skin feeling radiant and smooth and with the reasonable price-tag, I really have no negatives so far.
  72. Everyday essential

    Dom

    This serum does a whole range of great things - it soothes my skin if irritated, heals acne, reduces my pore size and makes my skin smoother overall. I stopped using it for a few weeks and my skin clarity quickly decreased so it's an everyday must.
  73. Absolute lifesaver

    Jessica

    At 34 years old, I have been struck with very bad skin following multiple injuries I suffered caused by a car accident. The stress has caused me to break out and the scarring is actually really embarrassing. Suddenly, I went from barely wearing any make up to wearing it all over my face, barely spending any money on skin care, to spending a bomb. It hurts the wallet. So I was extremely happy when I decided to give this a try.
    I apply it each night by putting some product on my fingers and applying it to the area of scarring and active pimples. When I wake up in the morning, the redness is going away. The pimples are going away. Never have I experienced a product that just works. Besides cleansing my skin, I try to keep my routine very simple as not to aggravate my skin further and so I apply this after cleansing. Sometimes I apply moisturiser after this dries, but others I just leave it and I find it works better when I don't put moisturiser on afterwards.
    Just remember that this takes a little while to dry and also make sure to clean it off properly as it can leave a flaking effect.
    I used to try leave it on under my make up but no. I do not recommend this for this reason.
    I'm confident that with only a few more nights of use, this is going to clear my redness and acne.
  74. Amazing product!

    JAime

    Cleared my breakouts up after a week of continuous use. Now use every morning. Tip is to let it sink in and dry completely before putting anything over the top.
  75. I love this serum!

    Elleanor

    I've recommended this to so many oily skinned friends and it always works a treat! It sinks into the skin quickly and minimises pores and oil like nothing else. I love how it makes my skin feel and also so sits amazingly well under makeup. It's my go to serum every morning.
  76. Made me look shiny during the day

    Omar

    20 y.o male with normal skin. I applied this following the directions, which was in the morning and at night before heavier creams. The product applies on the skin like a gel, so you don't need much to get good coverage - but beware that this product does not dry entirely and will remain somewhat tacky to the touch. I tried this during the day below my moisturiser and it made me look very shiny, even during the cold winter weather when my skin is usually drier than normal, so I probably would not recommend wearing this during the day. I have found that wearing this before bed made my skin feel smooth in the morning after cleansing. For the price, you can't go wrong - while it is not a miracle healer, I am sure it is doing something at least.
  77. A good introduction product, but not the best of its kind.

    Austen

    This product is great if you are looking to explore a new ingredient as it definitely gives you glimpse of the benefits. I notice subtle changes in my overall tone and some good results in fading my pigmentation - however my general issue with this brand is the texture of formulation and I find this product a bit uncomfortable on the skin too.
  78. Takes a while but works

    mj

    Ive gone through a bottle of this and will repurchasing. Took about 14 ish days to see results but my skin is visibly more even and my breakouts are less intense. My skin is also incredibly soft now
  79. BIG PIMPLES

    Lauren

    I wanted to love this product so bad but I tried it with and without the salicylic acid and it made me break out with big big horrible pimples every time, I pushed through for three months hoping it was the initial purge but unfortunately they just kept coming until I stopped. My friend had the exact same issue and she tried it for six weeks.
  80. One of my favourites!

    Kate

    One of my favourites from The Ordinary! I have large pores and have genuinely noticed an improvement upon using this product. Absolutely worth it!
  81. Why have I only just tried it now...

    Jennifer

    I've only only been using this product for a week now and I have acne prone skin and have noticed a difference in my skins texture already. I only use it at night and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or leave any residue. Would highly recommend this product
  82. Affordable product that doesn't irritate my skin

    Vee

    This product leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, and doesn't sting my sensitive skin. I avoid using it with my Vitamin C, and instead apply it every few nights followed by a creamy moisturiser.
  83. So far so good!

    Amy

    I've been introducing this serum into my routine gradually over the last few weeks and I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results! My skin is acne prone and I suffer from pigmentation from scarring. I find this ingrediant niacinamide is present in a lot of the more expensive skincare I have used in the past with good results so I was so happy to find this at such a cheap price! It is slightly sticky but absorbs so nicely into the skin, doesnt feel dry at all. When wearing under makeup I find I have to let it sink in a bit longer before my moisturizer otherwise there is slight pilling when applying foundation. My skin looks glowy and brighter when I have this on. I haven't used it for long enough to notice a marked improvement in overall pigmentation but this is bound to become a staple in my skincare regime if it keeps improving my skin texture the way it has been!
  84. Good serum

    Suzanne

    For the price I really have nothing to complain about this serum.
  85. Works like magic!

    Kimberley

    This stuff is amazing! It clears spots and marks up like magic! I usually put a little on a spot overnight and it reduces and sometimes completely clears it by the morning! I recommend it to all my friends. Can’t believe how well priced it is for how amazingly it works
  86. Skin feels plump after use

    Jo

    I have been using this daily along with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and my skin feels hydrated and plumper afterwards. The only drawback would be that with certain moisturisers afterwards there may be some pilling (usually with the facial oils). I did feel tingling the first few times, especially after using a chemical exfoliant overnight but after giving my face a rest my skin now tolerates this well. Not the most effective for brightening up pigmentation but worth a shot for the price.
  87. fantastic product and super affordable!

    Justin

    I have combination skin + Acne + scaring and I have been using this product for about 2 months. the difference is huge! my acne has made a noticeable improvement and my skin just feels healthier and smoother. I use it at night as I find it does ball up if i apply BB cream over the top. it goes on really smooth and a little goes a long way. id highly recommend it
  88. Holy Grail of skin care

    Happy Customer

    I absolutely love this product, I suffer from hormonal breakouts and congested pores, this product will work in a matter of hours to reduce the size of blemishes and dry them out without drying out my skin. I use this morning and night with the ascorbyl glucoside solution and they have done wonders for my skin. Will continue to purchase and recommend to my friends!
  89. Wow - so impressed

    Mbo

    I bought this after struggling with blackheads for a few months, mainly on my chin. I had a sample of Dr. Brandt's vacuum pore mask that I bought the full size of (from elsewhere), and I bought this too after reading what's recommended (salicylic acid) and why The Ordinary suggests this instead.
    I have been using it for less than a week and the improvement was immediately noticeable. My pores are smaller and the blackheads are slowly coming to the surface. I have been able to manually extract them and feel like I'm getting everything without damaging my skin.
    I am very impressed to see such results so quickly. And the Dr Brandt mask is yet to arrive in the post!
  90. A skin care essential!!

    Dani

    I don't think I'll go without this ever again! I have sensitive combination skin - usually quite dry but oily around my chin and nose. The monthly breakout has been reduced from a week to days and my pimples are now quite small compared to what they used to be. I use this day and night after cleansing and doesn't leave a sticky or oily finish as I've been told it may for oily skin types. In the day I pair this with the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA and at night I usually only moisturise the drier areas. A few drops goes a long way as the serum texture is quite slippery and there is no noticeable scent - also a plus! Amazing product for the price, only downside is how small the bottle is!
  91. Perfect for my combination acne prone skin

    Hayley

    This is neither drying nor creates more oiliness for my combination skin. My acne, bumps, congestion and blackheads have significantly reduced in 1 week of using this, scars are now starting to lighten and I feel like I finally have control over my skin. You really can’t fault this brand or product, great prices and quality ingredients.
  92. Second order

    Emily

    This is the second time I have purchased this product and I will continue to purchase it in the future. The bottle lasts me over 6 weeks and has improved my acne prone skin for such a small price.
  93. Definitely effective

    Carosa

    I've been using this product for a couple of months and it has really made a difference in my forehead congestion. I had a lot of bumps under the skin and have seen about 80% improvement. Will definitely keep using. It's sticky and does pill if you jump to your next step too quickly, let it soak in a few minutes first. Amazing result for the price.
  94. Excellent product

    Hannah

    I love this product, it absorbs quickly. You put it on after cleansing and before moisturiser and sunscreen. It definitely helps my skin calm down, I can feel a "defensive" barrier being built between my skin and the environment around it.
    I have only been using it for three weeks and already I am feeling so much better about my skin. Don't get me wrong, it does not stop break outs but it makes your skin far more resilient and fight the breakout a lot better, my skin isn't as crazy anymore and i'm not a red hot mess with larges pores!!!
  95. Amazing results

    Susan

    I had really bad excess sebum and acne scarring on my chin and could not believe how this made a difference just using it after a few days, I would highly recommend it.
  96. Changed my skincare routine for life!

    Victoria

    I have struggled with acne my whole life!

    I have tried so many brands and none compare to this product line! Including very expensive salon products.

    I use this product daily after the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and have noticed a definite brightness in my skin.

    I still have the occasional breakout, however the length of time it takes to clear is less and the blemish appearance is less noticeable.
  97. Worth a try

    Hayley

    The Ordinary is known for its affordability which appeals to most of us. I have tried this after hearing so many good reviews. Unfortunately I did not see any significant difference with this serum. It is quite sticky but absorbed well. I also felt a tingly sensation during my first few application (note that I have sensitive skin). However, having said that, I have a friend who absolutely loves this serum and works wonder on her skin. For $9.90 serum, it is definitely worth trying as you don't lose much. In the mean time, I am interested to explore the other serums that this brand offers in the future. I'm not giving up yet!
  98. Sticky

    Kerry

    I'm not sure if this actually does anything for my skin. It just feels sticky on my skin
  99. okay on sensitive skin

    MarlaR

    I've been suffering from red and inflamed skin on my face and bought this to help calm the redness. My initial impressions are good, the solution is gel-like and slightly sticky. I used about 4 drops for my face. There's no smell which is great and I didn't get an immediate reaction which i sometimes get from products with nasties in them. Good price.
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