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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a bestselling serum from the skincare experts at The Ordinary. Developed to help clear congested complexions and minimise the appearance and severity of blemishes, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a must-have for oily and acne-prone skin.


This high-performance treatment, which is enriched with vitamins and minerals, can help to transform the texture of uneven skin. The serum also helps other treatments to work more effectively for a clearer and less-congested complexion.



  • Key benefits of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
  • High-strength serum for skincare congestion
  • Can be used as part of an anti-acne skincare routine
  • Helps to balance sebum levels
  • Oil-free and non-comedogenic formulation
  • 30ml


How does The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% work?

Niacinamide, otherwise known as Vitamin B3, and Zinc are naturally occurring substances in the body. These ingredients are useful in a skincare routine to decongest skin and balance sebum levels. The combination of these two potent ingredients helps to battle blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin, regulating oil production, and minimising the appearance of pores.


Niacinamide improves the skin’s moisture-retention abilities whilst boosting the skin’s natural defense system. Zinc repairs skin damaged by acne and congestion.


The high concentrations of both Niacinamide and Zinc in this powerful serum from The Ordinary help to quickly clear up complexions and calm any breakouts.


How to use The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a powerful water-based serum that should be introduced carefully into a skincare routine. It should be used only once daily, morning or night, and applied before moisturiser and oil treatments.


If you are also using a Vitamin-C-based serum, the Niacinamide and Zinc serum should be applied at the opposite time of day. So if you use vitamin C in the morning, use Niacinamide and Zinc in the evening, as the two can interact negatively with each other.


Who is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% suitable for?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is best for those with oily and acne-prone skin. This healing serum can help reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts whilst balancing oil levels.


What is the difference between The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and a retinol or salicylic acid treatment for treating acne?

Although The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% contains a combination of powerful ingredients, it can help clear congested skin more gently than both retinol and salicylic acid can. Those with sensitive skin should be cautious when applying retinol and salicylic acid, as they can cause irritation and sensitivity. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% does not come with these same potential side effects.


Retinol and salicylic acid work as peels on the skin, removing a layer of damaged and acne-prone skin cells to reveal a fresher and clearer complexion below. These two ingredients should be used sparingly and introduced into a skincare routine slowly. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% does not work in the same way, as it simply decongests skin and prevents future breakouts.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for acne?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is an excellent treatment product for clearing up acne, as the serum helps to reduce the severity and frequency of breakouts by banishing blemish-forming bacteria. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% also helps to balance sebum production and minimise enlarged pores. All of these actions can dramatically improve the appearance of acne-prone skin.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for scarring and pigmentation?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% can assist in reducing the appearance and severity of scarring and pigmentation. To help with scarring and pigmentation, Niacinamide is best used in a skincare routine alongside vitamin C and retinol.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for rosacea?

Rosacea most commonly affects dry and dehydrated skin, so this serum is not recommended as a rosacea treatment. However, if you have an oily or congested complexion that is prone to rosacea, this product can be used to help balance sebum levels.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% comedogenic?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has been developed to help clear congested skin and is non-comedogenic. It is also oil-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.


Is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% good for wrinkles?

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has not been designed to improve ageing skin or wrinkles.

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

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Acne damage repair - 21-09-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

Great! - 20-09-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

Good for hormonal acne - 19-09-2018 by

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

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

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

Reduction in congestion - 18-09-2018 by

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

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

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

Minimised Redness in Scars - 17-09-2018 by

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

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

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

LOVE - 17-09-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

Bye pores - 13-09-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good product - 11-09-2018 by

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

No break outs - 10-09-2018 by

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

Great product - 10-09-2018 by

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

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

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

Brilliant!!! - 07-09-2018 by

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

AMAZING! - 07-09-2018 by

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

It works! - 06-09-2018 by

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

Lifesaver - 06-09-2018 by

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

amazing! - 06-09-2018 by

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

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

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

All rounder - 05-09-2018 by

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

Absorbs great - 05-09-2018 by

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

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

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

pores look smaller - 04-09-2018 by

it does help with big pores

A must have in my skincare routine! - 04-09-2018 by

There is a noticeably duller when I stop using this product. It has helped fade away my scars, with long term use (over a year).

On my 4th bottle - 04-09-2018 by

I have normal to oily skin, prone to red marks from pimples and inflammation
Niacinamide is an ingredient that’s great for the redness I get, and helps reduce my spots from pimples. It’s super soothing and helps calm my skin so well, plus it works great for my skin because it’s not heavy.
It’s a staple in my routine. I usually mix it with other serums to create a lovey moisturising light layer during my morning routine.

Will definitely repurchase! - 04-09-2018 by

Big fan of this product. I have oily skin, large pores and can break out around the lower cheek area, but I find this has really helped with all 3 concerns. I usually only apply once during the day at night, but as it easily absorbs into skin, and could definitely be incorporated into a morning routine. Dry skin types might find this too drying, however when followed with a moisturiser it should be fine. Strongly recommended to all who are thinking about purchasing, especially considering the price tag!

Obsessed - 04-09-2018 by

After feeling like I have tried every product in the market for my oily and acne-prone skin, I am so grateful to have this. I only use it at night and I find that my skin looks noticeably better in the morning. I still occasionally break out but overall my skin has certainly improved. I would highly recommend this product.

Thick texture and sticky - 04-09-2018 by

It prefer light weight serums and I personally haven't loved this product as it it really thick and sticky but am going to continue using to see if I notice any results.

Effective and cheap! - 04-09-2018 by

In only a week of us this product has changed my skin and prevented new breakouts. I've been applying morning and evening and combining with alpha h liquid gold to get on top of my hormonal acne.

The serum absorbs into my face beautifully making it glow and feel so soft.

The only problem is that it's slightly drying on your skin so make sure you have a good moisturiser.

Helps heal skin - 03-09-2018 by

I use this in combination with La Roche Posay's cicaplast balm to heal old blemish marks and break outs. Does ball up if I've use too much though.

Love it! - 03-09-2018 by

I’ve had terrible breakouts of cystic acne and I feel this has really made a difference calming the redness and reducing the severity of the breakout. Love this product.

Love it! - 03-09-2018 by

I’ve recently found the ordinary range and this is by far one of my favorite products. I got lazy for a couple of weeks and my redness came back and I also started getting break outs again - started getting on top of my skin care again and they’ve already started to both clear up again!

Amazing goo that you should put on your face if it's troublesome and you're not allergic! - 03-09-2018 by

Okay so I have dry and dehydrated skin, and I've always had very constant sore breakouts. I decided to start with The Ordinary as a method of targeting SPECIFICALLY the things that I felt (in addition to dryness) were causing my breakouts. I know it's not marketed as an acne treatment, but I absolutely consider this the single product most responsible for my absence of under-skin pimples as I have had MAYBE two in the two years I've been using this. It's amazing. I use it morning and night (3x drops each) and then if I start noticing what may be a pimple starting to form I also use it as a spot treatment. My boyfriend uses it when his skin starts getting bad, too, and even he agrees that it helps. It doesn't hurt that all of the other things Niacinamide does are also excellent as well.
I use this as a part of a many-step routine that's kept my skin very clear and very happily glowing for some time now. Keep in mind YMMV (your mileage may vary) but I have been insanely happy with my results. The two staple serums I use every single day are 10% lactic acid from TO, and this product.
I highly recommend trying it - at $10> you can't really go wrong.
The only thing to keep in mind - as with any skincare product - is that there's always a risk of allergy, and you should pay careful attention for at least the first few days to make sure things don't start going wrong.

Wow. Just wow. - 31-08-2018 by

I'm a huge fan of The Ordinary already, having used the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution for a few weeks now. The Ordinary's website has a great service where you write to an expert with your skin concerns, allergies, and even a photo of your face if you like, and they recommend products based on this! My specialist explained that if I want to shrink my pores, which was my #1 concern, I should grab this product. Combined with the 100% Plant-Derived Squalane (which hydrates after using this slightly drying product) I am obsessed with how smooth my skin looks! Cannot recommend enough for the large pores-prone.

Perfect serum - 30-08-2018 by

This is great to use in the morning. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and calms breakouts. I’ve gone through multiple bottles of this and will always repurchase!

Skin looks bright, but too strong for sensitive skin - 30-08-2018 by

I can't wear this serum in the mornings as it makes my foundation cakey. I only wear it at night. I really like how my skin looks in the mornings - bright, evenly toned and with reduced pore size (I have combination skin with some redness but no acne). However, I can't use it every night as it makes my skin too sensitive after awhile.

Love this stuff! - 30-08-2018 by

I love this stuff! I use a few other of the ordinary products in conjunction with this but whenever I put this on (i alternate every night with this and vitamin C) I always see my pores get smaller almost instantly. It is smooth and leaves the skin feeling refreshed. People at work have asked what im doing differently so it must be working!

A+ - 28-08-2018 by

This is great for my redness caused from retin products as it calms my skin

Not for me - 27-08-2018 by

Usually a fan of the Ordinary products but this one just made me break out :(

Amazing!! - 27-08-2018 by

I rarely ever review items that I purchase but I couldn't stop myself from writing this one. This product is absolutely amazing. A few weeks ago I broke out from a change in diet, hormones etc and this product in combination with salicylic acid have really helped clear the congestion in my skin. I will continue to use this and will definitely repurchase when I run out. I highly recommend to anyone with problematic acne prone skin.

Can't tell a difference - 27-08-2018 by

I have combination/oily skin and I can't really tell a difference from using this so maybe I am using it wrong but I do really like the ordinary products

Completely stopped my face from being oily - 27-08-2018 by

This and the Matrixyl together are amazingggg!
Completely stopped my skin from being oily and my skin has a noticeable glow to it since I started using this

Love - 24-08-2018 by

This product is amazing I have always struggled with oily skin but since I started using this it had been super easy and less oily. I would recommend this product to everyone with oily skin as it’s affordable and simple to use. On the bottle it says to use morning and night but I find just using it in the morning is enough for me

Amazing !!! - 23-08-2018 by

I’ve been struggling with nasty acne for a couple of years now, and being in my 20’s I’m totally over it!! I’ve been using this product for a week now and I have already seen a massive difference in my skin. After trying 100’s of expensive products this is a god send!!!!

Can't live without it! - 23-08-2018 by

This product is amazing! I never realised how good it was until I ran out! I haven't had one blemish on my face since using it... I ALWAYS get a blind pimple or two on my chin before my monthly and I can't remember the last time I had one. And it is also amazing with reducing your pores especially on my cheeks and forehead.
This little bottle has lasted me a good couple of months and I am about to repurchase another! Love, love, love!

Brilliant product. - 23-08-2018 by

This product works great for my maturing skin and also for teenage daughters skin too.

My holy grail - 22-08-2018 by

This is an absolute staple for me! I use it every morning underneath my moisturiser. I absolutely cannot live without it.
It shrinks my pores like no tomorrow, helps with oil control and breakouts and a good dose of vitamin B3 is awesome - I think any skin type needs a product with vitamin B3 in their routine!
And the price? get out of town.
You just cant go wrong.

Good for blemishes - 22-08-2018 by

I’m on my second bottle of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I absolutely love it, use it every day. It’s so easy to include in my daily routine and my skin feels smooth with less blemishes. I also use alternately use The Ordinary Buffet, The Ordinary Lactic acid and the Granactive retinoid 2% in Squalene and together they work really well for my skin!

Most amazing serum ever invented - 22-08-2018 by

My skin is combination skin and it dries up with every other product but this product here tightens and brightens my uneven skin tone. after my first purchase I now purchase in bulk because its the most useful essential of my beauty collections.

Everybody can benefit from this serum not just oily / acne-prone skins - 21-08-2018 by

The Ordinary market this for acne prone / oily skin but I think everyone can benefit from using Vitamin B3 (niacinimide) in their routine. I have dry skin and I LOVE this product. It's my favourite from the whole range. I use it for its brightening properties and I will keep purchasing this one time and time again. It mixes really well with Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C derivative) and with the Retinoids. Don't use it at the same tine as L-Ascorbic Acids or other strong acids.

This stuff is great for making pores look smaller - 20-08-2018 by

I didn't think this product made much difference, until I ran out and so didn't use it for a month or so. Now, my makeup and sunscreen settle into my pores again - that had stopped happening whilst I used the Niacinamide. I don't have acne any more (I'm in my 50s!) but with this product, my sometimes-oily skin is more settled and smooth. Off to order more...

Works well with Retinoid 2% - 20-08-2018 by

Less is more with this one, it can get sticky if you use too much and can take quite a while to absorb. I use this with the 2% Ordinary retinol and have definitely noticed an improvement in my skin and minor stubborn acne marks! It's nice and gentle though don't put it on psoriasis/broken skin as it can burn. It's fine on my ultra-sensitive face skin though!

Complexion Corrector - 20-08-2018 by

Amazing and affordable product that helps banish blemishes and correct complexions that have had history of teenage acne. Would recommend to those that have oily skin and acne scarring. Have noticed a vast improvement to my skin.

Great for acne prone skin - 18-08-2018 by

Great when used with correct amount to fight off spots. I found to start with I was using too much and it dried my out but now I use a couple of drops in my moisturiser and works a treat

Great product! - 17-08-2018 by

I purchased this product about a month ago now and find it to be an amazing finishing touch to my morning skin routine! It has a great afterglow, and I feel as though it has begun evening out my skin tone. Would recommend!

Less is more! - 17-08-2018 by

I absolutely love this product, it's amazing quality and comes with an even better price tag! At first I found the product a little sticky but I believe that is because I was using too much. I now use 3 drops after cleansing morning and night, and my skin has never been better! I 100% recommend this product when used with the correct ratios.

Great for acne and hyperpigmentation - 16-08-2018 by

This product is a god send, I use it twice a day underneath moisturiser. It keeps sebum production at bay, and I've noticed a visible difference in my hyperpigmentation. I've also had fewer break outs and only get the occasional hormonal one! Highly recommend, I've got two back ups just in case.

No issues - 15-08-2018 by

While I haven't really noticed that many vast improvements since I've been using this product, it does tend to help the severity of breakouts and has a nice consistency. I also haven't reacted to this product, which is great and often the case as my skin is hyper sensitive.

A nice product, no problems encountered - 14-08-2018 by

I haven’t seen obvious results from this yet and I’ve used 3 quarters of the bottle, but I do think it helps moisturise my skin and control breakouts. Basically everything makes me break out as I have oily/combination sensitive acne prone skin but this is easily absorbed, feels gentle and soothing and sits nicely under makeup.

Great for acne prone skin - 14-08-2018 by

This is the best acne product I've ever tried! This product reduces my acne by about 70% and lightens all my acne scars. It has a watery texture and doesn't peel up when other products are applied on top.

Love it! - 13-08-2018 by

I was looking for something to reduce the size/look of my pores and came across wonderful reviews about this product and decided to give it a go!
I'm hooked!! While I haven't seen any dramatic effect on my pores (it has been 2 weeks), it has a toning effect and I can feel my skin firmer and with a beautiful glow.
Simple love it and have added it to my routine for good!

Best serum I've ever used - 13-08-2018 by

This stuff is amazing! Cannot beleive the price for the results I've seen over the past 2 months, feels great on the skin and has faded my post acne red marks dramatically.

Awesome product - 13-08-2018 by

I have acne prone oily skin with quite a bit of acne scarring. I'm often skeptical of serums because some don't do what they say they do. However, for the price of this one I was more than willing to try it out. I use it morning and night and have had nothing but great results! My skin hasn't been breaking out and my redness and sensitivity has calmed right down. I will definitely be repurchasing! Cannot recommend The Ordinary and this serum enough!

Great product - 13-08-2018 by

I use it daily as part of my skin regime. It has really helped me with my acne prone skin around the chin and forehead. So cheap and lasts forever. It’s a must have.

well worth it! - 13-08-2018 by

i have oily comibnation skin and get always have at least one or two annoying break outs on my face. I got this product to try help the break outs and congestion .i defiantly notice a difference in the complexion of my skin and it seems to be keeping my break outs at bay. i feel like this product is what my skin care routine was missing. i would defiantly recommend trying it, its well worth the shot especially because of the price point!

love it - 13-08-2018 by

Obsessed with niaciminide and the ordinary - they're so affordable and they WORK. Can't say anything bad about this.

the best!! - 13-08-2018 by

I feel like I've tried everything on the market in order to try and clear up my skin before finding this, and it seriously does work. Using it morning and night I noticed incredible results in only days, and have since received so many complements on my skin. definitely helps maintain clarity!

it works! - 13-08-2018 by

I love this product! I use it everyday in my AM and PM routines and it really makes a difference in my skin. It's a product I will keep buying over and over again once it runs out.

Love - 08-08-2018 by

Love this product. I'm in mid 40s and have combination oily skin, with hormonal acne and blemishes issues. I use this in combination with the buffet serum every am and pm and my skin tone now evens out, pores are minimized and improves all over complexions. Definitely worth of rebuying.

Saved my skin! - 08-08-2018 by

I just love this product! I've got combination skin and it had been looking congested and dull for months - plus the odd breakout around my mouth and cheeks.

But ever since I introduced The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% into my morning routine, my skin has looked healthier than it has in years! No more breakouts and my skin is glowing.

Wow! - 08-08-2018 by

I had read a lot about TO products, but for the price I wasn’t sure how effective it would wrong I was! Such a dramatic difference in my skin from the first use. Absolutely love this product!

Five stars for sure! - 07-08-2018 by

I've been given a niacinamide product from my dermatologist overseas and it eventually ran out, so I purchased this as an alternative.

It definitely gave delightful results, especially when I have acne breakouts.

Consistency is key though - it has to be used every night along with other suitable products to see a sustained effect.

It surely helped fade hyperpigmentation and soothed my skin during breakouts.

There's a reason why it's always out of stock! Try it if you haven't!

Good - 07-08-2018 by

Good for oil skin, but peelings easily as well. Better mix with lotion.

Interesting texture - 06-08-2018 by

Very affordable but I didn’t find one bottle enough to get any results. The texture is quite thick for a serum, a little bit sticky too so you end up using more than you would a watery serum. I didn’t experience any extra breakouts but I didn’t use it for long enough to notice any improvements in skin condition. One bottle lasted me around 6 weeks but can’t complain at that price point.

PIMPLES AWAY!!! - 06-08-2018 by


I have oily skin (only in the T Zone) I have struggled with acne for far too long. I am in my mid twenties and I still get the occasional pimple. This serum however has helped so much with reducing the onset of pimples, and I haven't seen a blind pimple since I started using it.

I am SOOO impressed. I will be using this in my skincare routine forever, I can't fault it! Amazing product from an amazing brand! Highly recommend.

I alternate this with other serums from The Ordinary, works so well!

Great for breakouts - 06-08-2018 by

I get hormonal break outs on my chin and around my nose. Since reading up on benefits of this product (I now use 5 different The Ordinary products) my pimples clear up quite easily. I rub in a small amount on my chin in the evening and by morning the pimples are dried out and basically gone. Great price point to.

Not sure what it's doing but nice to use - 02-08-2018 by

Seems to be helping control oil production and leaves my skin feeling moisturised and healthy. Not overly helpful for my hormonal cystic acne but not much really is!

Great for random spots! - 02-08-2018 by

I get hormonal acne around my chin - some small zits & some large under the skin cysts / pimples - this product is AMAZING for reducing the pain, size and recovery time. As soon as I feel a zit or pimple coming on - i apply this every morning and night and the spot is gone within days! I have tried many other products (mostly drugstore) but this is by far the BEST. I use this religiously. My partner who also gets the random pimple uses this & he has commented on how well it works!

This is definitley a staple in my life.

Evens out blemishes - 01-08-2018 by

I have oily/combination skin and redness all over my face. I have started using this as part of my daily routine before bed and have noticed a significant change in my skin. - the redness has calmed down and my blemishes are fading, leaving my skin feeling rejuvenated and lively

Has helped reduce shine on my face :) - 31-07-2018 by

I love this product and have repurchased.
A little goes a long way (I use after a facial mist) and its spreads nicely on the skin. It smells pretty chemically, but that doesn't bother me.
I have oily / combo skin which can be a bit sensitive. This has helped reduce oil & help my skin get less shiny during the day. I use this after spraying a facial mist and then add. I sometimes use a couple of oils before adding a moisturiser. I get lots of compliments on my skin and definitely think this helps :)

Love it! - 31-07-2018 by

I have blemish prone skin and fairly uneven in tone with some redness. This product helps even out my skin tone, and my skin looks more lively after using. Would highly recommend for part of a daily skin routine.

Holy Grail for Acne! - 31-07-2018 by

I have oily, acne prone skin, and this product is amazing for my skin! I use this twice a day, and it reduces oil production as well as clearing up my pimples. Every now and then I will switch to a different serum, but every time I come back to this product, my skin clears up in a couple of days. Honestly, I can’t be without this product!

One of my Holy Grail - 31-07-2018 by

I purchased a number of Niacinamide and I am loving it! I hoarded a number of bottles as it always gets out of stock – in here and in other stores!

It's part of my skin care routine, day and night... except when I will be using vitamin C as it neutralizes its potency.

My skin is visibly smoother and finer. I recommend this product to my mum and friends. It's very affordable and it works incredible!

So good! - 31-07-2018 by

This was one of the first products I used from The Ordinary - it did everything it’s described to do and made a massive difference to my skin! HIGHLY RECCOMEND

Great vitamin B product - 30-07-2018 by

I wanted a vitamin b with zinc product and thought to try this one as other ordinary skin products I use have delivered. I use this in conjunction with the argerline 10% serum and have found over 4 months of use at night has evened out my skin tone. Dry patches have gone and leaves my skin fresh. My pores have diminished and when under stress and experience the occasional breakout this gets it under control quickly and clears my skin. I would recommend this product if you are new to wanting to try a vitamin b product. For its price you can’t go wrong.

so cheap but cleared my acne - 30-07-2018 by

i have combo, acne prone skin which is really sensitive to harsh products. i have used this for about 2 months and have noticed i am breaking out way less often and its not as red and bad anymore. I find the consistency of this serum to absorb well into my skin without leaving any sticky residue. i really like this for the price

It saved my skin! - 30-07-2018 by

I use this product every morning and it has completely healed my cystic acne, evened out my skin tone, and balanced out the oiliness of my skin. Paired with the Natural Moisturising Factors cream and 2% Salicylic Acid Serum from The Ordinary, my acne is completely healed and the scars are fading. Everyone comments on how much my skin has improved. I LOVE it.

Good product - 27-07-2018 by

I wanted this product for my oily skin and though it did work, I find that the hyaluronic acid worked better for my face even though it's only for hydration. So my suggestion, if you're not satisfied with this one, don't hesitate to try the hyaluronic acid! :)

Love This - 26-07-2018 by

This product does what it claims. It definitely clears your skin and keeps it subtle and nourished. Definitely would buy again.

Excellent for oily skin - 26-07-2018 by

I have prone oily skin and this has changed my skin. I use 2 drops at night after cleanse my skin and apply toner. Sometimes I use a moisturiser after apply the product and sometimes I just leave it to act alone. It just leave my skin soft and clean and I noticed that I’m breaking out less than before.

amazing - 26-07-2018 by

such a good product my skin is clearing up because of this

Amazing serum, use it every morning! - 26-07-2018 by

I have combination skin which is quite acne prone, so I'm always nervous adding new things to my routine. After a lot of research I finally decided to take the plunge and I have been pleasantly surprised with this serum! My skin is noticeably less congested and I love that it absorbs really quickly. Also just a side note - this product cannot be used at the same time as a vitamin C products - so I use this in the morning and my vitamin C serum in the evenings, which has worked really well for me so far.

Didn't work for me - 26-07-2018 by

I have mild acne and this breaks me out every time without fail.

I have tried using it every day, every second day, and even mixing a tiny amount with other products only 3 times a week. Each time I have kept the same routine for 2-3 months, but every time I end up with small whiteheads all over my face. I can tell they are definitely from this product, because usually my breakouts are under the skin, bigger and limited to certain parts of my face - plus the whiteheads go away as soon as I stop using this product. In addition, this product is also terrible under makeup or any other skincare products - it pills badly.

I don't think this is necessarily a bad product, it's just not right for my skin. I think for the price and the number of positive reviews, it's still worth seeing if it's right for you (hence the 2 stars).

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