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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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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).

Kept skin clear - 25-07-2018 by

This definitely helped my combo, acne prone skin. It helps to prevent my skin from breaking out, and when I do (particularly during that time of the month when I usually get those huge, deep, painful hormonal suckers around my chin/jawline) its at least half as horrible, and they last only a couple of days vs a week or so. My skin isn't overly sensitive, and I find the consistency of this serum to absorb well into my skin without leaving any sticky residue. I use it after toning with natural witch hazel, and before moisturizing.
Definitely recommend giving it a try.

Fantastic alternative to topical antibiotic. - 24-07-2018 by

I was prescribed topical clindamycin and had been using it for about 4 months prior to discovering a study which lead me to believe that a Niacinamide serum could yield similar results. And at under $10, it seemed silly not to try it out, when I was paying $25 for the antibiotic.
My skin had been breaking out mainly in the cheek bone and chin area(s), which was likely due to a postpartum thyroid issue.
Since using this in combination with The 100% plant based Squalane, I've found my skin has definitely improved. Overall, while not 100% spot free, they're few and far between and the texture and tone of my skin has improved out of sight.
I have just ordered my second bottle.

recommand - 24-07-2018 by

oily skin friendly serum. very oil control since it contains zinc. but you might feel a little bit sticky on your face and this is not good for future makeup applying.

Game changer - 24-07-2018 by

This product has changed everything that frustrated me about my skin. I have fairly dehydrated skin, but the t-zone has always been prone to being a little oily. After the first week of using this product each morning under my moisturiser my skin was actually different. I had some slightly red irritated skin around my chin from dehydration and old scarring - it's dramatically improved. My skin is hydrated but not in the least bit oily - I wouldn't have thought it possible. The texture of my skin is more robust and clear, and it's made my pores so small I can't even see them. This is a game changer!

Beyond expectations - 24-07-2018 by

I thought "you pay for what you get". I've paid alot over the years, as I've got horrible oily, cystic acne, aging skin. I'm in my mid 40's and I still have severe breakouts, yes severe. Benzac 10% morning and night which bleaches pillows, favourite shirts and towels. I've been using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% for 4 months and what it is really doing is calming my skin, so much less oil, less pop up bumps(cysts), less major lumps(cysts). My skin also is so much smoother, I would have 20 small bumps each side and now next to nothing. Still oily by lunch, but using the ordinary coverage foundation too and silicon primer. As you can imagine I'm buying more because I've had no success like this in over 30 years without major side effects.

Noticeable Difference - 23-07-2018 by

This isn't an overnight fix, but after using for a month of daily use I've definitely noticed a reduction in the appearance of acne scars and a general improvement in the evening of my skin tone. 100% would recommend giving it a go, especially for the great price point!

Up from 3 star to 4 - 23-07-2018 by

So firstly, I have oily/combination skin with moderate hormonal, cystic and inflammatory acne on my cheeks, jawline, forehead and chin.
I first purchased this back in April and on first review gave it a 3 star but I have a few reasons to up my review.
It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper applicator. I find less is more with this product as it is a bit sticky and can ball up if you apply too much. I have been consistently using it twice daily since then and have noticed that overall it helps with a lot of other skin concerns. It has helped with my skin texture and appearance of pores.
It hasn't helped with the active acne though as I still don't notice a major difference in the redness and size of pimples post-application. Scars do appear faded but this is often only a temporary effect.
Overall, I like niacinamide and zinc to be a part of my skin care ingredients and will continue to use until I find a better alternative.

Best serum for oily skin I've EVER used! - 20-07-2018 by

After struggling with oily skin for years, with no products actually minimising sebum production, I can finally say I've found the holy grail of all products (and you can't go past such a cheap price point too).

I only starting using this, after reading the reviews, two weeks ago. I use it after washing my face and before my moisturiser every night before bed and have honestly noticed the biggest change in my oily face/ sebum production throughout the day.

The texture of my skin has improved and my skin is generally less shiny and more nourished.

Absolutely love this brand and cannot wait to try more of their stuff!

My Favourite Product - 20-07-2018 by

I have sensitive acne prone skin and I bought this product for my acne scars. I have noticed when I use it as a spot treatment on my scars, they fade much quicker. Now that I use it all over my face my pores have become less noticeable!! My skin looks much cleaner and fresh! It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or feel drying at all. I would recommend it to anyone!

Good! - 20-07-2018 by

Seems to do what it says! I've converted most of my serums over to The Ordinary so I can customise depending on season or hormone pimple occurance.
Dries quickly but seems to add too much under makeup, even with 1 drop (then moisturizer, primer, foundation); and thus my EL Double Wear creases/cracks even if I don't have wrinkles in those areas. I'll use this more at night and try to use it in summer when I'm more oily/hydrated.

Faded freckles/discolouration - 20-07-2018 by

LOVE and am onto my 2nd bottle. I use every morning under moisturiser and it soaks in easily and I have definitely seen an evening out of my skin tone and texture over the last few months (probably noticed a difference after a couple weeks).

I have sensitive skin with dryness around my chin/mouth and oily T-zone and this product is not irritating at all and I feel it has balanced out my skin overall although I still get dry patches from time to time.

The Best - 18-07-2018 by

I drench my skin in this product morning & night and oh my has it made a massive difference to my blemish situation! (What blemishes) Its amazing under primer & foundation and exstends foundation wear length time. Hands down my favourite gel on the market! Will be buying in bulk!!

Effective and a Steal - 18-07-2018 by

Vitamin B3 is so important for skin and a product with this concentration at this price is a must have. I mix this with HA and salicylic acid at night and my skin looks and feels amazing. It does take a while to work, like all good skincare products, so be patient and you will notice a difference. It fades pigmentation and tightens pores.

Saved my skin! - 17-07-2018 by

This product is life changing! I am 31 and a flight attendant. I have struggled with hormonal acne and dryness for years and my skin has completely changed since I started using The Ordinary products. I use this all over my face morning and night and combined with the The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + H and the Retinoid Emulsion 2% at night. It is like I have new skin! So incredibly impressed and I have recommended these products to all my friends and family. The best skincare routine I have ever used.

Second time purchasing - 16-07-2018 by

This stuff is seriously amazing! My pores are noticibly reduced in size and keeps my skin from getting crazy oily. Love it!

Broke me out! - 16-07-2018 by

This was the first product from The Ordianry I ever bought after hearing such great reviews. I have sensitive acne prone skin and unfortunately this broke me out like crazy. I kept going back to it wanting it to work but it did nothing for me, just gave me worse skin.

Still persevering - 13-07-2018 by

This produce made me breakout in really bad cystic acne but at the same time I feel like it has helped to lighten some preexisting PIH. I’m on my third bottle and will keep trying because I’ve heard amazing things.

Worth the Hype - 13-07-2018 by

I used this product every night and I also religiously applied sunscreen every morning. However, I did not notice much change in my skin - until - I ran out. Oh boy, what a different it made. I started to get little red bumps/pimples on the 3rd day after I stopped using this. This product must have been so good that I forgot what my skin was like before using this. I now buy at least 3 bottles of this when it comes back in stock. Definitely worth the hype!

Still deciding - 12-07-2018 by

I have combination skin prone to blemishes. I tried this for several months and did notice an improvement initially, though subtle. It doesn’t magically remove blemishes but it does help with overall brightening, and I have had a few compliments on my skin so pretty good all in all!

Tourvas - 10-07-2018 by

I can't believe I've only just found out about Niacinamide! After dealing with dark under eye circles for 15 years, and having tried countless topical treatments including hydroquinone,, and countless laser treatments including fractional laser, all to no avail, this stuff actually works. It's not a miracle worker but after two weeks of use I have definitely noticed a difference. My dark circles are much lighter and I will continue use until I no longer have this ailment. Thanks The Ordinary for this cheap product that actually works.

Awesome product for an even better price - 10-07-2018 by

I was looking for a blemish solution for my acne-prone skin and stumbled across Niacinamide and its claims to reduce the severity of blemishes. I've been using this product for about a month and a half and have noticed that my redness and breakouts are so much calmer! Definitely would recommend to anyone with oily skin! The price point is also awesome for my budget.

Will know when I stop using it - 09-07-2018 by

My skin has acne, acne scars, dryness, eczema, spots, peeling around the eyes, pigmentation and freckle like pigmentations or freckles.

My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc.

I gave this product a try because of all the talk about it controlling sebum production which in return controls your acne etc. I don't find my skin oily but since the reviews said it does wonders for acne prone skin and it has whitening or skin brightening effects, I decided to give it a go. When writing this review, I have used two bottles of the product. The first bottle I used in conjunction with the advanced retinoic acid 2.0%, Niacinamide in the morning and Retinoic at night. That was used during a month long vacation in Malaysia. My skin improved then. The second bottle was used, Niacinamide in the morning, Retinoic acid 2.0% and Alpha Lipoic Acid 5.0% alternating at night. This time round I didn't notice as big a difference other than my skin lightening. However, I am suspecting my moisturiser is causing the breakouts and spot formations this time round. I only realised my moisturiser could be the issue towards the end of this Niacinamide bottle. Hence I am not able to fairly review the Niacinamide this time round.

The product spreads on well, as if it has silicone but in a very liquid form, it glides on super well. The product doesn't have any silicon though.

Noticed my skin got lighter. Will have to see when I stop using the product if my skin gets worse acne wise.

Didn't notice a difference - 07-07-2018 by

I bought two bottles of this after reading about the brightening effects of niacinamide and that zinc was good for acne-prone skin, however I haven't noticed any difference after a few months of use. The serum is lightweight in texture and absorbs quickly but beware as it stings if you have any patches of broken skin.

The Ordinary can do no wrong! - 05-07-2018 by

High quality ingredients with high concentrations for a low price. Its a no brainer. This serum helped me with random pesky breakouts whilst still being hydrating! The zinc aspect did make my skin a little too matte for my liking, so I just applied a heavier cream on top.

Highly Recommend - 03-07-2018 by

OMG buy this now.
Miracle product, particularly at this price.
I have combination skin (oily t-zone, dry cheeks) and bought this to help minimize pores. Also, I have been reading a lot about the benefits of niacinamide.
This really smoothes the skin, gets rid of any blemishes, helps skin tone and definitely minimizes pore/oilness.
A new must-have in my skincare regime.

Oil gone - 03-07-2018 by

I use this products every morning and night to reduce the amount of oil on face (I’m very oily) and it works wonders. It doesn’t do anything for my pimples, but it helps reduce the oiliness majorly! I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to lower their oiliness!

Swear by this stuff. So affordable, and essential! - 02-07-2018 by

I swear by these bottles, and keep backup upon backup - especially with Brandon publically losing it of late - in case it ever disappears. I have large pores, and m suffering the early signs of aging, and since using this I've wondered how I ever coped without it! Between this and weekly acid toning, im sorting my pores right out :) seems to be good for wrinkle reduction, but as I'm only in early stage wrinkle onset it's hard to tell how well it's working yet.

Staple product - 30-06-2018 by

Niacinamide is an amazing skincare ingredient and this one definitely delivers! I love using this to reduce pore size on my cheeks, for brightening, and when I have breakouts as it calms them down a little.

The best! - 30-06-2018 by

This product works wonders for congested skin and acne issues! I have teenage skin and this product has calmed down any breakouts I have and reduces scarring. It's not super harsh but still super effective and incredible for the cost.

Amazing! - 28-06-2018 by

I have had super congested skin for the past few years with lots of little underground bumps on my forehead and blackheads on my nose, and then also huge blind pimples from hormonal breakouts so its just not been a good time. I've tried every product you can think of and entire ranges of Sukin and Mario Badescu skin care, as well as had chemical peels at Clear Skin clinic and nothing helped, if anything just made it all worse as i have sensitive skin This product has in a week helped all of this dramatically. I am so much less oily and there is a noticeable difference in how smooth my face is, and the hormonal breakouts are healing heaps quicker. this exceeded all my expectations and is so damn cheap. don't think i'll ever not buy this

An Extroadinary Product at an Amazing Price - 28-06-2018 by

I've always had very stubborn acne, that became severe from around 17 years old. I've battled with it ever since and only recently been able to get it under control after going onto acne. During my time I had a extensive experience with a lot of products for acne however only stumbled upon The Ordinary recently. I liked what the reviews said about this product and liked that it did multiple jobs, so I was keen to give it a go. While my acne is very much under control thanks to medication, I have severe scarring and redness as a result and the occasional whitehead (but believe me I'll take that over what I had before happily). I've been using this product for just over a week and was keen to use it as a substitute to that nasty Benzac cream that I have used for years.

This serum I can safely say has DRAMATICALLY reduced redness and scaring. I have the most even complexion I've ever had, and the skin on my face is supple and soft, two words I never thought I"d be saying about my skin. I found while using this it dramatically decreased the occurrences of whiteheads and all blackheads on my nose in just TWO WEEKS! I know that with continual use I'm sure I'll see even better results as the scarring lessens more and more every day. I have found that this product doesn't do much to lessen the blow of large pimples. I recently had a cyst like pimple on my cheek and I'd say the most it did was reduce its redness.

But for the price I mean you really can not go wrong with this product. It's almost too good to be true. It'll will be interesting to see how it goes with my skin once I'm off the acne medication and see if it can help me on that front.

Ok but not great. - 28-06-2018 by

I have combination/oily skin and was really attracted to this product but unfortunately I didn't really find it all that effective. It is not bad, but there are better products out there with niacinamide that I have found to work better for my skin.

Tight and bright - 28-06-2018 by

This is one of those products where you don't really notice what it's doing for you until you skip a few days. It makes my skin bright and tightens my pores. The first week or so it brought a lot of congestion to the top of my skin and I had a mini break out, but it's since chilled out and overall my skin looks and feels better than before. I have oily combo skin and this doesn't feel like it dries the hell out of it, as some products for my skin type do. BUT this does make your skin v sensitive to the sun so do not forget to leave the house without sunscreen for protection!

It works normally - 25-06-2018 by

Its not really worth the hype. My skin is not getting better or worse. It remains the same. I dont like the texture of this product. Its too sticky for me

Amazing cleared my skin! - 25-06-2018 by

Bought this due to a recommendation from an acne skin thread on facebook. This has definitely improved my skin and prevents further breakouts.

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!

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