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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.

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Fave - 25-06-2018 by

I had huge pores and this eliminated them from my face. I am so happy with who poreless my face looks.

Didn't notice anything - 21-06-2018 by

I have dry sensitive skin, am in my 30s with some fine lines, and redness and texture present from mild rosacea. I have the occasional breakouts that I was hoping this would help with.
I used this daily for months with no noticeable effect. It actually occasionally stung my skin when I applied and left a sticky feeling until I layered another product over the top.
I have tried alot of The Ordinary products and love the idea of their affordable skincare however this brand just doesn't seem to live up to the hype.
Cheap or not, I would not recommend this product as it just doesn't deliver results.

Amazing value! - 21-06-2018 by

This is tough on blemishes but didn't make my skin dry, tight or irritated. I go through about a bottle a month but at this price it's worth it. I've tried a few products from this brand and this and Buffet and now my regulars.

Definitely recommend - 20-06-2018 by

I've repurchased this serum twice now!! I use it as the first step in the morning and let it dry for 5 minutes before applying moisturiser. The serum itself dries down very well and does mattify skin which is great for the days I am wearing makeup!

I've been using this product for almost 9 months now in conjunction with other products from The Ordinary and have seen a significant decrease in my PIH and PIE over this time. Would definitely recommend for those who are trying to fade dark marks!!

LOVE IT - 19-06-2018 by

I love the texture of this product, and the way it sinks into my skin. I have realllyyy oily skin, and this has really helped lessen oil production, Plus my blemishes fade quicker, and my skin looks much clearer.

Highly Recommend !!~ - 19-06-2018 by

I am on my 5th bottle of this no kidding !! I have extremely dry and sensitive skin that constantly breaks out when i’m in the sun for too long. After using this serum I noticed my breakouts don’t happen nearly as often as they use to. And the zinc in this formula really helps to calm those few pimples that pop up every now and then. I have a history of eczema and so the serum does sort of tingle when I apply it but it definitely breaks me out. Although I say this, everyone’s skin reacts differently so always patch test before incorporating this into your routine :))

Changed my skin! - 17-06-2018 by

Wowww, I wish this product came by the kilo! It has totally changed my skin. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!

Great Great Great - 13-06-2018 by

On my third bottle and still loving it. I used to get shiny and oily by early afternoon and needed to reapply makeup. After using this product my makeup sits smoother and longer on my skin and I’m less oily. Definitely worth a try.

Reacted to this product, not for my sensitive skin - 13-06-2018 by

I used this product to try and combat hormonal break-outs and it made my skin dry and seemed to cause more break-outs.

Perhaps it was a reaction, but I have used both actives in other products before with good results. Would recommend you use carefully if you have dry and sensitive skin.

woke up to a blistering rash on my neck... - 13-06-2018 by

Obviously this product works for some people, but sadly not for me. I woke up to a blistering rash on my neck which required topical prescription cortisone to treat. I won't be finishing the bottle and I won't be using any form of topical niacinamide again.

So amazing! - 13-06-2018 by

I have combination skin and this product helped so much with breakouts and oil, would definitely use again.

Balances sebum production and great for reducing scarring - 12-06-2018 by

I have dry to normal skin and suffer from the occasional breakout. I purchased this mainly for its benefits in reducing post acne pigmentation and scarring. It is great when used in conjunction with Vitamin C. It is a watery serum and I used this alternating with the The Buffet. It layers well with other serums. I would re-purchase this again, only if I could just find it in stock!

New formula is much better - 11-06-2018 by

I bought the previous formula from AB over a year ago and it broke me out a lot! Which was very counterintuitive to its claims as a blemish formula. I came across some reviews online stating that they had changed the formula removing CARAGEENAN & HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL. These are trouble for acne prone skin! I thought I would give it another go and I’m glad I did. It hasn’t vanished my acne but I feel like it has made my skin a lot smoother and brighter. I love this as my day serum and it works well under my mineral makeup. Will definitely be repurchasing as my go to daily serum treatment from now on

Great for spot treatment - 11-06-2018 by

I use this product on areas where I have a breakout rather than on the entire face.
It helps to reduce redness and helps the healing process.

This + salicyilc acid = best zit fighter combo EVER - 11-06-2018 by

I used this in the morning and salicylic acid 2% at night, and within 3 days my acne has visibly flattened - no angry red bumps on my forehead!!

My skin is sensitive and eczema prone, and I'm blessed with adult acne on my forehead, so I was a bit hesitant about using this, but this is now forever a staple in my skincare routine.

My skin is visibly less dull and had a "glowing from the inside" kinda look to it. Bless this product!

Great results - 11-06-2018 by

I have pale, dry pimple prone skin that scars super easily and have been loving this. I have been using morning and night for about a month and have seen my skin getting clearer and the texture improving. Comfortable to wear, though beware - it pills so you do need to take a bit of extra care applying makeup on top of it. Will definitely keep using and repurchase!

Perfect for ACNE control and PORE refining - 11-06-2018 by

Highly recommended if you have:
- Oily skin
- Acne prone skin
- Big pores
- Blemishes

I have been struggling with acne skin for years. Even post puberty, I still have red dots all over my face. Everything changed when I discover this product. Started seeing results after 3.5 weeks using it. I only use it at night. In the morning, I either use moisturiser or Hyaluronic Acid by The Ordinary also. My face gets clearer and clearer everyday.

Also I have been trying to find a product to minimise my big pores. They make me feel really insecure and I often use foundation to hide them. But now, I feel very confident without having to use foundation to hide my flaw

Great, but you've got to get past the purge! - 09-06-2018 by

This made my skin smoother and pores look smaller eventually, however I did have a purge period - for about 2 weeks. My face looked pretty bad, more red than usual with bumps all over. I stuck with it as my face didn't seem to hurt at all and read that this may be a purge, and have since had noticeable results. Give this product a go if the risk of a purge doesn't scare you.

Cured my skin problems - 08-06-2018 by

I’ve been suffering from acne for over 5 years, with oily skin, random dry patches (probably from the harsh products I was using for acne), blackheads, whiteheads and red marks and scars. I’ve tried every product, medications, etc. Nothing ever worked that made enough of an improvement to note. I ordered this and was not expecting it to be this good... I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks and already, ALL of my horrible chin acne (where it was the worst) is gone, my pores are so much smaller in appearance, hardly any blackheads and even my red marks and scars are fading! I can’t believe it. I use this with the Ordinary’s Hyaluronic + B5 serum and in combination, these products are beautiful. My skin feels so radiant, soft and clear. Please if you’re on the fence, give it a go. It’s a great price and I am soo glad I did. After so many years my skin is finally healing.
Also please don’t use with absorbic acid as they cancel each other. Check ingredients of your other skincare products before using together :)

Love it. - 08-06-2018 by

I have been using this for about 9months. It definitely helps to keep my complexion looking smooth and has reduced the severity of my breakouts (normally hormonal/stress related).

Amazing - 07-06-2018 by

I can see a noticeable difference with my skin. I have a very oily complexion and this serum has really helped my skin. It is less oily and much more smoother.

This is a must-have!

Made me breakout - 05-06-2018 by

After hearing all of the hype about this product, I was so excited to get my hands on a bottle that I bought two to stock up on. Unfortunately for me, as soon as I started to use the Niacinamide and Zinc product I experienced pimples around my cheek and jaw area. Extremely disappointed in the product after hearing everyone claiming it as their holy grail

My Holy Grail! - 04-06-2018 by

I've been using this serum since it was released in Australia and I cannot live without it. My skin is oily combination and this helps with the oily t-zone and any redness that I have.

Works well for dry sensitive skin - 04-06-2018 by

Have been using this product for a few months as part of my AM routine. With my dry sensitive skin with some sun damage and blemishes I have found this has helped reduce the level and noticeability of blemishes on my skin. Will continue to use this as part of my skin care regime.

Giving me breakouts! - 01-06-2018 by

Before, I used this every single night and it makes my skin really plump but then I notice that I get more and more breakouts. When I stopped using this, the breakouts stopped too.

Love this product - 29-05-2018 by

I have pretty oily skin so I always worry about what I put on my face, I also suffer from breakouts especially around my period. .When I read how this helps manage both oil and breakouts I knew this was something I had to try.

I was already using Buffet but adding in Niacinamide and its helped so much with my face feeling less oily. Breakouts are less sever and my skin is so much smoother.

When I don't use it for a day you can tell the difference so quickly. Luckily it works so fast so I go back to feeling confident in my skin.

Miracle product - 25-05-2018 by

This stuff is amazing I just wish it was in stock all the time. I guess that’s the proof that it works! Makes my skin so smooth and poreless, I love it!

Holy Grail product - 25-05-2018 by

This is the best product I have ever used on my skin, and it is most probably also the cheapest! I have combination skin and found that my pores have been reduced, and shine is dramatically controlled. This is the only product I have used where after the first application someone asked me what I have done differently as my skin looked amazing. Instant results AND long-term benefits, you must try it!

Fantastic product. Skin looks and feels great. - 22-05-2018 by

I have combination/oily skin and love this serum. My skin looks and feels brighter and firmer. Would highly recommend all skin types to try it as it works.

Fantastic - 21-05-2018 by

-Amazing product
-No hassle in shipping
-Safe to use
-Pigmentation disappears
-This is something you should have all the time !!

AMAZING - 21-05-2018 by

This is so cheap yet so EFFECTIVE. I will forever buy this. I has made my nose pores invisible, they used to be so black and noticeable.

So matte RN - 18-05-2018 by

Bruh I can’t remember the last time my skin was matte but it’s so matte RN. Only been using this for a week and it’s made the breakouts on both my cheeks (which started last year and never quite left) disappear! My skin tone is so much more even now too, just wait a couple minutes for this to sink in and then put on something hydrating as this could potentially be drying if used for long.
P.S.: can also be used as a spot treatment for pimples, they literally just dry up overnight

Pore shrinker - 17-05-2018 by

I think this product is literally drawing my blackheads to the surface? And my nose pores have vanished! Merical product. I do recommend.

Awesome - 17-05-2018 by

I love this stuff. I used to use an extremely extensive 'pore control' moisturiser, which was the only thing that didn't seem to cause blackheads or block pores. Finally, I realised it was just the niacinamide that was the magic ingredient - not any of the other stuff they put in this $90 bottle! The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% costs around 10% of the price and is, in my opinion, more effective. Hooray!

Pore Shrinking - 16-05-2018 by

I have large pores and The Ordinary has been my savior, the Niacinamide is working wonders at reducing the appearance of my pores. It is also great at cleaning pores out.

INCREDIBLE - 14-05-2018 by

My nose has insanely huge pores been using this a week my pores have gotten so small and clean! I am actually so shocked! Will continue to buy.

Great for acne prone skin - 12-05-2018 by

Great for acne prone skin, great hydrator without clogging pores

Hard to tell if this product actually works - 11-05-2018 by

I've been using the product for a few months now and have noticed (at best) a small reduction in pore size and slightly fewer pimples but overall, not enough of a difference to purchase again. Perhaps this is more suited to serious blemish concerns rather than general skin maintenance.

Must Have! - 10-05-2018 by

I have oily skin with large pores, blackheads are a major concern of mine. I did a lot of research before purchasing this product, and am so happy that I did buy it. All you need is a drop or two, it spreads easily and soaks in quickly. It leaves no residue and feels nice on. I definitely recommend it for people with oily skin or concerns with blemishes and blackheads.

WOW! - 08-05-2018 by

I have blemish prone skin and a couple of acne scars.

I've been using the Salicylic acid along with this and they've both done WONDERS for my blemishes and have cleared up my complexion, almost entirely. I have been using them both for 3 weeks and will be purchasing more once they're back in stock.

For the price, what do you have to lose?!

not entirely sure about this one? - 08-05-2018 by

I have oily skin, and get the usual breakout. I didn't really find this product to do anything for me, but then again I was expecting miracle results. I think you have to use this for at least 3 months to see any change. Don't think i'll purchase again.

My Holy Grail Skincare - 08-05-2018 by

I don't have many constant products in my skincare routine as I like to change it up and experiment, but Niacinamide by the Ordinary is a must for me. I didn't notice a huge difference when I started using it but after a few weeks my skin started to really clear up and I stopped breaking out as much. It was only when I ran out that I actually realised how much my skin loves this product. As soon as I stopped using it, my skin broke out again, and my complexion became dull and congested.

I now go through this like water and always have to have two on backup incase it goes out of stock (which it often does now that it has become more popular). It isn't a huge expense either so my wallet thanks me. I use it daily in the AM and PM, just be wary that you should always use a high SPF sunscreen when using this product and never wear it under makeup (it will just flake your makeup)

Can’t live without it! - 08-05-2018 by

I started using this serum about 7 months ago. I really liked it but didn’t see any fast results so I guess it works with your skin over time. About a week ago, I ran out and immediately ordered a new bottle online. Since I haven’t been applying this serum daily, I’m able to see such a big change. My forehead is becoming clogged and I’m getting blackheads that I’ve never had before. Thank god my new bottle is arriving today in the mail! I can’t live without this stuff.

Clears up redness - 08-05-2018 by

I use this overnight when I've got irritated and congested pores on my chin and nose. When I wake my skin is fresher and clearer. I think using this has reduced blackheads and blocked pores which used to bother me often.

Improvement in scarring for sure - 08-05-2018 by

My reason for buying this product was due to some scarring, where I wished to speed up the healing process. To my pleasant surprise, it has worked extremely well where I'd say scars have minimised greatly in 2-3 weeks for me. I do use Palmer's Coca Butter Formula White and Even Dark Spot Corrector, so there is an extra boost of niacinamide.

While the smell and sticky texture isn't the most pleasant, it's not unbearable. I have used my bottle 5 months ago and I still have not finished the bottle yet. Give it a crack as niacinamide is good for all skin types and can overall improve your skin texture.

So called miracle product. - 07-05-2018 by

This product is touted as a bit of a miracle; and you know what? For me it actually was. It helped bring CC's to a head and since using it I haven't had any major breakouts and the breakouts I do have are smaller and heal quicker. I use it each morning before moisturising and would definitely recommend it.

Great for oily skin! - 07-05-2018 by

I've been using this for a couple of weeks and found it really helps control the oil in my T-Zone.
The acne scarring I have on my cheeks is slowly starting to disappear too!
I use this alongside the salicylic acid serum as a spot treatment and apply the niacinamide all over my face.

If you're using anything with vitamin C just make sure you use them at alternating times, cause they will cancel each other out!

No difference - 30-04-2018 by

My skin is combo/dry, hormonal acne, congestion and scaring. Hoping this would help with all the rave reviews. Used as suggested for a few weeks and saw absolutely no difference. I am yet to find a product I like from The Ordinary.

Good as part of a routine - 29-04-2018 by

I've been using this with a few other of The Ordinary's products and I find it difficult to pinpoint the effects of this one (I can with the others). That being said, overall my skin is much better than it was before I changed up my routine. It is quite sticky, and I find that I need to moisturize straight afterwards otherwise it is a bit uncomfortable.

Amazing product! - 29-04-2018 by

Use this as part of my daily regime and it honestly has improved my skin SO much. The only product I've found to actually make a difference - and completely vegan!

My favourite product! - 29-04-2018 by

This is a game changer. My pores have decreased dramatically and I have no more congestion in my t-zone. Any minor pimples clear up within a day or so. Makes your skin feel nice and tight right after application. Will be keeping this in my line up forever!

Bye bye pores! - 19-04-2018 by

I've been applying this every morning for the past 3 months and have noticed a huge improvement to the size of my pores - they're practically gone! It also gives my skin a 'lit from within' look which I'm very into. It controls my oil throughout the day as well. Would highly recommend!

Love their other products not this one - 19-04-2018 by

If you're looking for a product that will help to clear up your skin I wouldn't recommend this one, especially when they have ones that are much more effective. I would instead recommend the Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2%, which has worked wonders for my skin.
I would go so far in suggesting that this actually clogged my pores rather than purifying them.

Calms my blemishes but not a miracle product for severe acne - 19-04-2018 by

Works wonders to instantly calm down the redness caused by active acne as well as scarring. I would definitely repurchase but it isn't a miracle product if you have severe acne.

Love The Ordinary, but Niacinamide is not for me - 18-04-2018 by

I wanted this product to work for me, but unfortunately I just didn't see an improvement in my skin. I've suffered congestion on my chin/forehead/ Tzone for the past couple of years that has increasingly gotten worse - and I've been searching for a solution. I saw so many good reviews about The Ordinary Niacinamide that I thought I would try it. I followed the skincare regime outlined on The Ordinary's website - paired with their Salicylic Acid. I saw a fair amount of new pimples and purging in the first few weeks, and I feel like I never got past this stage. After 2 months my skin still had new pimples coming through, and I had a fair amount of redness. I read through just about every website that had reviews of this product, trying to see if I was using it wrong, but I think that if the causes for my congestion are internal (hormones, digestion etc) then a topical treatment probably won't fix them. I do still love this brand, and it is so affordable that this product is still worth a try!

Great Product - 18-04-2018 by

I have been having hormonal acne of late and this product was recommended to control the blemishes. My skin looks so much better after using it.

Tip - Spray water or hydrating mist before you use this product

Great product for the price - 18-04-2018 by

I've gone through two bottles of this product and will continue to buy it. I haven't had a serious breakout since using this daily in the morning after cleansing and before moisturiser. You don't need a lot of product so it lasts a while and for the price, you can't go wrong. It dries quickly and leaves the skin feeling smooth. The only downside is I've noticed my skin sometimes goes a little flaky a few hours after use.

Well priced but did not work for me - 17-04-2018 by

This product caused an initial breakout which lasted for a week or so before my skin settled down. Unfortunately there was no noticeable improvement to oiliness and only minimal improvement to acne in the two and a half months I used this product and I will not be repurchasing.

Great affordable serum - 17-04-2018 by

I’ve only been using this product for a short time but I’ve been enjoying it so far. I don’t have acneic or pigmented skin so I can’t comment on its ability to clear spots or even out skin tone, but it does seem to be improving my barrier function (and hence my ability to tolerate retinoids and other strong actives). The product mixes well into moisturiser but can also be used on its own.

Satisfied Customer - 12-04-2018 by

Very good value. Works just as well as any higher end Niacinamide serum. Highly recommend for those on a budget.

If I could only use one skin care product ever, this would be it! - 11-04-2018 by

This product works wonders. Not only does it keep my acne at bay, it brightens and gives my skin an overall beautiful glow. My skin has never looked better

Great Everyday Treatment - 11-04-2018 by

First impressions are great for this Serum. I have hormonal acne under the skin and it's diminishing rapidly along with other products from the Ordinary.

I N C R E D I B L E . - 11-04-2018 by

I'm in my mid 20s with ache prone, oily skin and this has worked wonders. I not only use this on my face but my neck and chest where I tend to get breakouts. Its easy to apply and not heavy at all. Definitely worth the wait!

Cheap and effective - 05-04-2018 by

I’m in my mid early 30’s with oily skin and this helped with clear my deep cystic acne

This is a keeper! - 03-04-2018 by

Being in my mid-20's with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never have great skin... but then along came this product!

This has become an absolute staple. I did notice a few extra little blemishes in the first two weeks, but it clears up congestion and reduces redness literally from day one. I've been using it for 3 months now and it has made significant improvements to the texture and appearance of my skin. I get compliments on how good my skin looks all the time now :)

Perfect for Acne Skincare ! - 03-04-2018 by

I love using this to help tone and manage my face after a breakout
it wont treat existing breakouts but will help prevent future problems, a must in any acne skin routine.

smooths skin and reduces redness - 02-04-2018 by

This is so cheap and so effective.

I use it in the morning after cleansing, and it smooths my skin so that i look fresh and clear. it reduces redness too, if i have any blemishes.

one thing that is annoying is that when i go to put on my la roche posay sunscreen on before i leave the house, something in the formula makes the sunscreen separate and rub off my skin.

Best acne product - 29-03-2018 by

This is the best product ever for acne.. i get really bad acne on my chin and forehead .. once i started using this product it cleared up so much! when i went to repurchase this product it was out of stock and i didn't use this for a few weeks and my skin started to break out again! i repurchased a few bottles so i don't run out!

Miracle product for acne skin, from young to mature skin - 29-03-2018 by

I am 50, breaking out from hormonal surges and have combination skin and I find that this product minimises my acne issues. You don't need to use a lot of it, less is more and it provides a moisturising and mattifying effect as well. You may break out a little at first but this means it is working to break up the comedones and blocked oil glands and I use a little if this product first before using tretinoin, as tretinoin can dry out the skin.

Must have Acne Prone Skin - 22-03-2018 by

I suffer from adult acne prone oily skin. As soon as i ran out, i started to have blemishes pop back up again. This alone proves how powerful this amazing product is. Stock up, buy a few, to ensure you don't run out! Easy to use dropper, 1 drop covers your face, very attractive price, light weight, absorbs quickly.

Thrilled with the results - 20-03-2018 by

I’m 48 with hormonal acne and recently purchased this product. I noticed it worked after the first application. My skin has cleared significantly and this is after a few days. This is on my must have list now, very happy with the results. The price seals the deal.

Excellent Niacinamide, excellent price! - 19-03-2018 by

I got recommended this by a dermatologist at work as an alternative to the Rationale and Propaira Niacinamide's - The Rationale being much more expensive, and the Propaira more creamy. It has no scent, the texture is watery and it is absorbed quickly. I think it does the job well and my skin is much softer and smoother whenever I use it. Unfortunately it is so popular and always out of stock! I will be repurchasing this when it is back in stock. For around $10 a bottle you can't go wrong!

AMAZEBALLS - 19-03-2018 by

Skin type: Combination
Age: 30

This product has worked wonders for my skin. I started using it after a bad case of chicken pox in June 2017, and saw that it's basically mostly made of Vitamin B3 (the niacinamide) which is known to reduce blemishes and acne, improve the skin's barrier, minimise pores, improve uneven tones, smooth out wrinkles, etc. - basically the Goddess of skincare ingredients. I was sold, and picked up a bottle to try.

I started with just applying it at nights, then began upping it to cover both AM and PM, and started seeing a difference 1 - 2 weeks in. The pox marks had become less inflamed and were actually starting disappearing, and my skin in general was feeling a lot more plump and smooth. (Do note, I was using this in conjunction with The Ordinary's Buffet - another miracle worker!) Three months in, all my facial pox marks were 99% gone, which was just amazing to me.

I'm still using it as part of my daily beauty regime, that with The Ordinary's Buffet every AM + PM, with a few others thrown in when required. And let me tell you, my skin's never felt better.

PLUS, it's also one of the most reasonably priced Vitamin B3 serums out there (and trust me, I did extensive research), so always pick up 2+ bottles when you do get your hands on it because it's almost always sold out everywhere! Learnt my lesson this time, and picked up 3 x in one go. Zero regrets, I'm telling y'all.

I have recommended this to everyone, absolutely everyone.. - 13-03-2018 by

This is the work horse of The Ordinary. There is good reason why it sells out within hours of being restocked. It clears my sensitive white skin.

I have always been prone to annoying little red bumps on my forehead, around my eyebrows and my nose. I thought I would live with those little red bumps forever..Nup! They gone, and they arent coming back.

This is cellular renewal, this fixes what you thought could not be fixed.

It is so cheap, buy 3. You will never want to be without it.

I laugh at all the luxe products touting Niacinamide in there list of 50 ingredients and selling for a hundred bucks a pop.

The Ordinary is a skin care revolution and Niacinamide is something that everyone can and will benefit from. It reverses sun damage (Hello Australia!) and smooths out pores and banishes red blemished skin.

If you havent dared to play with The Ordinary yet, this is where you should start.

Best Skincare product I have ever used - 06-03-2018 by

I have never ever seen the results of a skincare product so quickly and so dramatically. This evened out my skin tone like nothing I ever used, and I saw very good results after only 1 week!

If I could recommend only one skincare product - this is it!

Perfect for preventing break outs - 06-03-2018 by

I have very sensitive skin with eczema that easily flares up, making it difficult to use products that are often harsh for treating breakouts. This is wonderful, light and absorbs easily, doesn't feel like it sits on your face or interacts with moisturisers when they're applied. Definitely going to buy again, something I incorporate into my routine everyday and have noticed a difference in the frequency of breakouts and aggressive spots.

Amazing product! - 25-02-2018 by

I have oily skin with enlarged pores as well as regular breakouts. Using this serum every morning has helped reduce redness, minimise pores, regulate oil flow & keep my breakouts under control. I am waiting for it to come back in stock so i can stock up on a few more bottles. I highly recommend it!

Awesome for men too - 19-02-2018 by

I bought this for my husband who was having breakouts. He normally has dry skin but was getting spots in summer. Applying this nightly calmed everything down we were both impressed. My teen daughter started using it as well and quickly went through a bottle. Eagerly waiting for it to come into stock again. Great stuff!

Love! - 19-02-2018 by

Skin: Fair, Oily, Blemish Prone

+So far I have purchased 3 bottles of The Ordinary Niacinamide and am currently waiting for it to come back in stock so I can purchase a 4th - so that has to say something already.

+I love this product, I wasn't really sure where to start with tailored skincare until I heard about The Ordinary, they make everything so simple and the best part - so CHEAP!

+Like the majority of skincare from this brand it comes in a thick, sturdy glass bottle with a hygienic glass dropper which is very handy for getting the perfect amount of product. Each purchase has lasted me roughly 3 months.

+It spreads beautifully on the skin and dries down so it can be used morning (under makeup as well) and night. The Niacinamide has helped drastically with the size of my pores and with the severity and redness of any breakouts. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks, nose and chin and although not specifically made to combat that, I find that this product helps calm it down.

+Overall I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is in the same oily, blemish prone boat as me, for $9.90 I don't think you can beat it!

It worked for a while! - 16-02-2018 by

This product did help to reduce my pores and keep away some pimples for a while, which was really nice!! I would definitely use this again when I’m having a breakout.

Saved my skin - 15-02-2018 by

I have been using this for months and it has helped clear up all my non hormonal acne and my skin seems plumper.

Brilliant - 13-02-2018 by

Finally a no frills product that actually does what it says it will !! I am 53 and have oily skin, so, have a combination of skin concerns which include aging, oilyness, and, pigmentation. Have been using this along with several others from the range and am extremely impressed with the results. I will NEVER waste my money on expensive " fancy pants " skincare products again.

Really Enjoyed This Serum - 06-02-2018 by

I used this for the first time last week as I noticed my skin was starting to flare up. I was amazed that within a few days of using this I noticed my blemishes reduced very quickly to almost gone! You only need a small amount, I have combination skin and I did not find this heavy or oily and it gave my face a really nice finish.

Mixed feelings about this product - 31-01-2018 by

I gave this product a go because of all the hype and good reviews it had but to my dismay haven't notice any major results apart from pores getting smaller. In saying that I have normal to dry skin and don't have any significant problematic skin concerns apart from minor hormonal breakouts and blemishes so this product is probably not suited for my skin type. The texture of the solution is also sticky on the face and leaves a shiny finish so I have only been using this overnight.

Refined, cleared, and matte skin! - 31-01-2018 by

My skin is very oily, with large pores and ice pick scarring, and prone to cystic acne and whiteheads. I would not be without this product! I've got a backup of two bottles since it sells out so quickly.

I pat it on my cleansed and toned skin, trying not to use too much as anything that doesn't absorb into the skin will simply pill underneath oil and cream products layered over it.

My skin has never been better. I'm 37 and have had acne all my life, and I've only had one cystic acne blemish after two months of use, and all my white heads have been cleared. I appreciate the mattifying effect so much as someone who's fought the oil slick all her life. The congestion and dullness I had before using niacinamide has been banished. I love this stuff. My sister, a former make up artist, noticed that my skin looked more refined - I was so pleased!

Holy Grail product for me... - 28-01-2018 by

Awesome product, has definitely helped me control the sebum of my skin and sped the healing of the odd hormonal spot. I used to have a lot of closed comedones along my jawline and forehead but this in combination with the Lactic Acid 5% has cleared my skin and prevented them from coming back. First purchased in late September '17, I'm already halfway through my second bottle!

Love it - 23-01-2018 by

I have been using this for the past few months and have noticed a dramatic change in the overall health of my skin. This is great at getting rid of those little bumps you get here and there and evens out my skin tone. I would recommend using it at night and waiting 5-10 minutes before putting anything else on top as it can ball up if it hasn't had enough time to soak in. Will be repurchasing in the future

Closed comedones no more - try this now! - 17-01-2018 by

If you're combination like me, you've likely encountered those pesky little whitehead-esque bumps, and likely on your forehead! Those are closed comedones, and that kind of congestion is tough to combat, especially when extraction yields not much in terms of results and long-term evenness - they're back before you can say niacinamide.

Through regular use (3-4 times per week) as a water-based serum in your regime (this is important if you are following a Korean 10-step routine), I have seen a sizeable improvement and a huge reduction of closed comedones across my forehead!

Niacinamide is also great for reducing sebum production, so if you're looking for something to assist against whiteheads and blackheads, you really should consider adding this to your routine. Bear in mind, however, that when adapting to this new product, you may experience some purging (which is actually a great thing!) - but if after 2-4 weeks, you are still breaking out and in places you don't usually break out, your skin may just not love niacinamide. Niacinamide can also cause flushing if used with some formulations of Vitamin C, so do your homework and apply correctly. x

good product - 11-01-2018 by

I haven't seen a dramatic affect with this product, but have seen a slight improvement of pores and blackheads, but for something so cheap its worth giving a try.

Will re-purchase - 08-01-2018 by

I have sensitive, fairly acne prone skin in my 20s that I never had in my teens, coupled with redness and have been looking for something that actually works for these concerns. I have definitely noticed this is helping to brighten my skin and it definitely helps reduce the markings left by pimples faster than if they were left alone. My pores are also slowly becoming smaller which I notice most on my nose. I haven't been able to find products to help the redness in my skin that I can actually say make a difference but this is definitely one. It's very gentle on my skin which is good because my skin is very sensitive, and doesn't feel thick or heavy which some products do and only further blocks my pores causing more breakouts. I will definitely be re-purchasing.

Amazing product for acne rosacea sufferers! - 08-01-2018 by

I suffer from sensitive skin and acne rosacea. A dermatologist tried a number of treatments including topical creams which had to be made up by a compounding pharmacy (and cost a bomb) and a 12 month bout of oral antibiotics. I heard about this product and a random Facebook review and it is the only thing that has settled my acne rosacea! It is cheap, easy to apply and gentle on my skin. It took a few months to totally settle the acne rosacea but my skin is finally clear! I LOVE this brand and this product! Amazing!!

Not just for oily skin types - 08-01-2018 by

It would be incorrect to dismiss this product simply because you have dry skin. I have dry (combination sometimes, but mostly dry skin) and decided to try out this product as I had some breakouts. Mostly credited to summer heat, humidity and clogged pores as a result of this. I mixed 1-2 drops into my usual dry skin moisturiser and the results were almost overnight. Unlike most breakout treatments it is not harsh and does not cause flaking of the skin. Used it twice daily when I was actively treating my congested pores but now using it every other day in the morning or night (not being too fussy about when).

Actually changes the appearance of my pores - 08-01-2018 by

I have tried so many different products to reduce the appearance of my pores - particularly larger ones that I have on my cheeks. This product is honestly the first thing I have found that makes a difference. I'm so ecstatic that I've found something that actually makes a difference and will be stocking up on these!!

Have repurchased - 08-01-2018 by

I am on my third bottle of this serum and find that if nothing else it provides a gentle mattifying effect. When I have left this out of my routine I do feel like breakouts happen more often but there's no way of knowing if that's the case.

Have repurchased - 27-12-2017 by

Oily, congested, acne-prone skin with large pores and icepick-scarring. I use a drop of this nightly as part of a larger anti-acne routine. I’m not entirely sure of its individual contribution, but can say that my oiliness is less and my pores are slightly tighter since boosting the niacinamide in my routine.

It does leaves a slightly sticky film but I find I can avoid this by mixing it into my moisturiser. The price is amazing - I use it as a dupe for a $70 product I was using before, and it’s the same if not slightly easier to use as it’s not as runny.

Not sure. - 20-12-2017 by

Im 31. Normal skin. I purchased this product and finished it, and still thinking if i will purchase it again. I didn’t see any difference making it on my skin. Probably need to use it more longer to see results (I don’t know). I’ve been using buffet and Hyaluronic on the same brand and see some good results on my skin for just a week. With the niacinamide, I don’t know. It doesn’t seem to do something on my skin. A little goes a long way.

It works - 19-12-2017 by

I have been using this as part of a new routine, and it has been very effective I believe. It has been helping clear my pores, and I think really effectively helping lighten some of my PIE. Very effective alongside glycolic toner, and lactic acid 5%.

Changed my life - 19-12-2017 by

I always thought that once my teenage years were over, my acne was over but its been persistent well into my adult life.
I've tried EVERY goddamn product under the sun, but this is seriously the only one that has worked for me.
Paired with the Ordinary's 5% lactic acid, it been a match made in heaven for my skin.
My skin surface has completely evened out from the years of havoc acne has wreaked on my skin and I'm barely experiencing breakouts at this point.
At first I was using it day and night, but now night is enough.
I cannot recommend this product enough, it's completely solved confidence issues and I now dont have to wear foundation 24/7.

Good Luck prying this baby out of my cold dead hands - 13-12-2017 by

This product is an absolute miracle I use it morning and night and absolutely love it, it has cleared up the little acne spots that I had and I have also found that it combatted my redness a little bit. There isn't really anything bad that I can say about this product my skin loves it, it does feel a little bit sticky however nothing that isn't going to be fixed when you moisturize after it. I wish they had a never-ending supply of this that you could purchase as I never plan on stopping usage of it.

Game Changer - 13-12-2017 by

I have only been using this product for a week and I have already noticed dramatic differences! I have much less oil and it makes my makeup stay on for longer throughout the day. I use it day and night and i have also noticed that my dry skin on my forehead has cleared up and a fine line that I had there has been cleared. This is no joke go and buy this product now!!!

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