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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

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Skin Concern:

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

Skin Type:

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

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4.5 of 974 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Holy Grail
Love this serum it's definitely HG status for me - I'm on my 5th bottle and have a back up always! This helps me prevent breakouts and also reduces my redness (not completely, but it helps). I know people complain about pilling but I haven't had an issue with this.

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Affordable skincare
Great range good for sensitive skin!
  1. Holy Grail

    Love this serum it's definitely HG status for me - I'm on my 5th bottle and have a back up always! This helps me prevent breakouts and also reduces my redness (not completely, but it helps). I know people complain about pilling but I haven't had an issue with this.
  2. Huge decrease in oily skin and redness

    Before trying this product, my skin was highly prone to blemishes and very oily, especially in the mornings. I hoped to decrease redness and maintain a balanced skin tone/texture with the use of this product and it has achieved both of these things! My skin is noticeably less oily, and feels smooth with minimal redness. I would highly recommend this product for those with oily skin, especially at such a small price!!!
  3. Effective and affordable!

    Stung my skin when I first used it, but overtime the sensation has gone away. Just make sure you don't use it with the toner from The Ordinary. The combination is known to sting. Otherwise, effective for reducing redness (use only at night!)
  4. Less redness in my skin

    I used to have quite red skin, not from any condition but simply due to not taking proper care of it. I noticed a more even complexion after using this. It also feels really light and nice to put on, which is good if you want to use it in the morning. Well worth the value.
  5. Great!

    True to its nature, this product really does balance/ reduce the oiliness of my skin (I have oily/ combination skin).
  6. Life-changing - shrinking pores + glowy skin

    This product has miraculously shrunk the pores on my nose and reduced my black heads - honestly couldn't believe it after years of trying different skincare. It has also noticeably evened skin tone and given me a glowy feel. I have oily skin and usually avoid using serum/oil type products but I swear buy this. Can't believe how affordable it is too. LOVE!
  7. good for reducing blackheads

    Have been using this regularly at night for about 3 weeks now, I have hormonal acne and have always had blackheads on my nose I feel it has definately helped with the blackheads and with pore size however unsure if it has actually helped with acne however possibly helps with not getting more spots and no adverse reactions like so many products for people with acne
    great bargain though for the price
  8. You won’t be disappointed

    I’ve been using this product along with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, morning and night, and have seen a HUGE improvement in my skin. Before I started using this, I had dry skin which would in turn make my skin quite oily. My face feels so hydrated and soft now, I’m completely amazed... it has reduced the redness in my face! Would highly recommend using this product. And for the price, you honestly can’t beat it.
  9. It’s fine. Not sure if it does anything for me.

    This is my second bottle of this so it must be doing something, but there is no tangible effect that I can really point to. I bought it to increase skin repair and reduce redness and irritation, while also reducing sebum production. I like the brand so may purchase a different one next time to gauge the effects. I’ve not noticed any less breakouts since using it.
  10. Not what I expected

    I found this product a bit sticky and has not helped with reducing pore visibility, which was my main concern. I also had a small breakout after using it and I don't usually get breakouts. I wouldn't purchase it again.
  11. Wonderful Product and price!!

    After only 2 weeks I noticed some major changes to my skin after using the Niacinamide! Definitely has helped with my acne. And the price point is an absolute bonus!
  12. Great for refining pores!

    I have really bad problem skin and suffer from large pores. After using this for two weeks I saw my pores getting smaller and my breakouts reducing dramatically! Love it! So affordable too
  13. Affordable skincare

    Great range good for sensitive skin!
  14. Plump and glow

    I have been using this product for a few months now and it has really helped with reducing breakouts to barely any at all. My skin really does feel plumper and more glowy. Definitely recommend.
  15. Good serum- didn't aggravate any sensitvities.

    Have quite sensitive skin and it doesnt play well with some actives, this was fine however, good little serum, especially for the price.
  16. Didn’t see results

    For the price I’m not too torn up about it, but I guess this product didn’t meet my expectations.

    I didn’t have any adverse reactions, but it didn’t deliver on it’s claims for reduced pores/blackheads etc.

    It might work for some but I don’t plan to repurchase
  17. excellent

    this serum is so good for acne i has really cleared my skin and i love it so much! definitely recommend
  18. Not a fan

    I use this for my oily skin. It stung when I freshly popped my pimples and is a very sticky formula to apply. I feel that it didn’t really help with anything
  19. Holy grail product

    I can't live without this product now! It has almost completely erased the blackheads and build up on my nose, eased the congestion across my whole face, and helped even my skin tone. I have very oily, acne prone skin and would recommend this product for anyone with the same issue. I'm almost through my second bottle. Can't recommend this niacinamide serum enough!!!
  20. Best blemish cure ever

    I bought this for my 21 yo daughter who suffers hormonal breakouts that are very painful, hard to heal and have been resistant to every other product we have tried. After a few days of use, her skin is dramatically clearer and even the most problem spots are starting to heal. She has fairly sensitive skin, but this product does not irritate it. Her skin is oily/combination. The product is also very affordable and it arrived quickly.All in all, very pleased with this purchase and will definitely buy again and recommend to friends.
  21. My holy grail!

    I've been using the niacinamide with The Ordinary's Salycilic acid and my skin has improved so much! I've been using it a few times a week at night and every single morning. My skin is clearer, I don't break out and the overall texture is smoother. Cannot believe the price of this, without doubt my favourite skin care product right now!
  22. ACTUALLY WORKS

    I only use this product when is suspect a breakout coming on as it can react with other products I sometimes use but when I do apply I feel it lessens the breakout for sure! Super great price and no nasty smell! Love it
  23. great product great price

    I have been using this serum for a while now and am on my second bottle. Really notice the difference it makes to my skin it helps calm down any pimples and blemishes as well as making my pores appear less clogged. It is so affordable compared to many serums out there and I would highly recommend it
  24. Amazing!

    Such a great product to use, amazing for acne scares and brightens my skin. I use win the AM with the hyaluronic acid serum. Best combo ever!!
  25. fantastic product

    I suffer with acne and this definitely helps reduce the severity of my pimples and reduces the likeliness that i'll have any new major breakouts. honestly a life saver, and noticeable after only a couple days. Skin feels healthy and supple still, not too drying
  26. not bad

    very sticky consistency, i have oily acne prone skin and this serum tends to sting a little if i have recently popped pimples
  27. Try this, you won’t regret it!!

    Affordable, effective skincare.
    Love this serum for everyday use. Hydrating, easily absorbed - you only need a tiny bit. Skin is clear and luminous.
  28. AMAZING

    I use this all over my face and it completely evens out surface textures overnight whilst treating breakouts!
  29. Great product at a great price

    I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin and this has been amazing. I have been using it for about a month and it has significantly improved the texture of my skin.

    It's also helped a bit with controlling the oiliness and speeding up the healing process of the pimples, plus my skin is suuuper soft now.

    Love it!
  30. The best

    I love this serum. Always leaves my face with a glow and feeling fresh. Such an affordable price too.
  31. Amazing

    Best serum ever!
  32. Decent product

    Helped clear my skin. I still have pretty bad breakouts but this has definitely help with the overall look and it helps to calm them down a bit.
  33. Not for sensitive skin

    Spot test this product before using! I have oily sensitive skin and found that after three days of use I developed white bumps and a red rash around my chin. Disappointed as I was looking forward to trying.
  34. Cleared up my acne

    I have quite acne prone skin and was going through a really bad stage of deep cystic acne that nothing was helping. I ordered this product and started seeing results in 2-3 days. No more painful breakouts, just comments from friends on how radiant my skin is!
  35. Really great for my skin!

    I've only been using this with a few other TO products for a week or so now and I'm already seeing the difference! My pores are looking less clogged and my skin is looking better than it ever has! Really happy with my purchase!
  36. Great Value for Quality

    Love using this product! It isnt too harsh on the skin but has hugely improved the texture and brightness of my skin. Amazing value for such a good product!
  37. Amazing

    I’m at the stage of trying all different products as I’ve started adult acne and I’m super pleased with this product! No irration, soaks in quickly and I can already see a clearer complexion over night :) only used it once so far but looking forward to future results :)
  38. Amazing

    I’ve been using this product for a while now and absolutely love it. I have just purchased my second bottle. At first when I started, I did break out for about a month or so but that’s how these products usually work but since then, my skin has been clear. I have been mixing this with another product to dilute the product as it can be quite harsh. I have oily and sensitive skin. I do break out from a pimple or two occasionally every few months during those expected months but overall I am super happy with this and would definitely recommend as it keeps my skin looking clear from acne
  39. Slowly fades scaring if you're consistent!

    This product is great with tackling active breakouts and helping with scaring but you have to be consistent with using it. I find it does help with oil control but the downside is that you can't wear this under makeup as it causes pilling! I've tried applying less, using different foundations, different primers, no primers, but it still causes pilling. It also gets "soapy" when you first apply it. Overall, an OK product. I would give it 4.5 stars if it didn't cause pilling!
  40. Pimples

    Makes me break out in pimples all over my face
  41. Not for everyone

    I know this has lots of rave reviews- but to balance them out, absolutely didn’t work for me- in fact every time I used it, I got more breakouts that took a few days to clear. Ita obviously great for many, but it’s not a miracle product and not for everyone- unfortunately... I really really wanted to love this brand.
  42. Pretty good product

    Been using this serum for around a month, I’ve seen an overall improvement in my general complexion, but no real difference in my acne spots and scars.
  43. It’s great to get rid of pimples

    Everyone in my family uses this now. Great to get rid of pimples.
  44. THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!

    This product completely changed my skin. I used have lots of millia and whiteheads and this caused texture on my face. This product completely got rid of the texture and also helps with my pigmentation. Best skin of my life!!
  45. So good

    This is the most effective product from The Ordinary that I’ve tried. In just a week of using it once a day at night, all the blackheads around my nose and chin have disappeared along with the little bumps on my forehead.
  46. Love

    Helps with breakouts. I've been using it for 6 months now
  47. great for oil control

    cleared up my closed comedones, fantastic for oil control. i use it every night, so i go through it quickly, but it should be a staple in everyone TO collection.
  48. LOVE IT

    Really happy with this product. I have fair sensitive skin with pale freckles and this does not cause any irritation whatsoever, but I do keep it away from my eyes, just incase. I see this product as a long term addition to my regime.
  49. So good

    This is honestly a game changer for oily/combination skin and acne scarring
  50. Game Changer!

    After giving birth a few months ago my skin went from glowy to dull and lifeless.
    I use this product at night after cleansing and using The Ordinary ‘Buffet’.
    It’s really evened our my skin and given it clarity!
  51. So pleased with it

    I have used it for months now and will keep purchasing. I used to have oily but flakey skin that even toughest scrubs didn't peel properly. Occasional acne and clogged pores. This has been so amazing. My skin is clean and smooth and pimples are a rarity that heal quick and feel minor with no big inflammation. And at such good price! Truly thankful to have found it
  52. An essential skin care product

    I had always struggled with really bad breakouts, I started using this product and never noticed a difference.
    I then done some research and was advised that this product could take up to 12 weeks using every second day. After pushing through and continued using it after 12 weeks I noticed a massive difference in my skin. It really helped preventing new breakouts and also really managed my current skin issue.

    I was recommend this product and absolutely love it. Such a great product at an even better price
  53. Good value

    Good product. I have only been using this for a few weeks but seems to make my skin hydrated and clear. Good value.
  54. My oily skin loves this

    As someone with very oily and acne prone skin, this stuff is legit. Not going to lie though, it took awhile for this product to do its magic but after a soild two months of everyday use my skin is always clear. It also helps to keep my oils down. I have noticed that once I stop using this, my acne rears its ugly head so I always have to have this in my skincare kit! I also love how affordable it is and one bottle lasts me months!
  55. Great for redness

    I have been using this product under a moisturiser in the mornings and it has reduced the redness in my skin and reduced blemishes. Would definitely recommend.
  56. Amazing

    Great product, incredible price point
  57. Love It!

    We have just started using this on teenagers break outs and are really loving it.
    The serum goes on easily and soaks into the skin well. We have noticed the blemishes clearing up so much quicker and this makes both my teenagers very happy.
  58. Effective

    This product is pretty effective at keeping pores clear and clean. Isn’t that hydrating but if you use a moisturiser over top it’s nice. Good for oily spots on the face.
  59. Has really helped complexion

    Have been using this most mornings for a few months. It has really helped with pesky adult spots and dull skin for this 38 year old. I use the Buffet afterwards and moisturise without too many issues under makeup.
  60. Keep repurchasing!

    This serum is an absolute godsend for blemish prone skin. I use it in the AM all over my face and then I use an Ordinary Vitamins C serum at night. So far has been the perfect combination to combat my hormonal acne. I’m on my 3rd bottle.
  61. Love it

    So decided to start using some of the ordinary products in my skincare routine and I cant reccomend the niacinamide 10% enough. The texture is amazing goes on perfectly and sinks straight into the skin. I have already noticed it helping with my pesky breakouts as well. If you havent tried this product you need to
  62. Value for money

    I have relatively clear skin, but am prone to getting pimples on my chin and jaw line. I feel like this product helped get rid of my pimples in these areas. I have been putting this on over night, as the texture feels quite tacky and I don't think makeup would go well over the top
  63. This product has changed my skin!!!

    I cannot say enough amazing things about this product, I am about half way through my second bottle so have given it a good run. There isn't a time this product isn't on my skin since I got it, I apply it after cleansing morning and night. I have sensitive pale, oily acne prone skin that is prone to redness and marks. Since I started using this product I have noticed how much calmer and more even my skin is, the time is takes for my acne marks to heal much shorter and the amount of pimples I am getting has significantly reduced and my oils are kept under control (as much as you can expect, I still get a bit oily on my nose). As my skin is so sensitive I always do a few test patches before putting another on my face but I never had the least bit of irritation from this even around my eyes, in fact when my skin has been irritated from other products I've put this on and found it to be calming and took a lot of the redness out by the next morning.

    The product itself plays extremely well with EVERYTHING I have put over it so far. I wear it everyday under my full face of make up and honestly it makes it wear better all while helping my skin at the same time. I put it on as the first product after cleansing (sometimes over Alpha H Liquid Gold) as it's such a light product and then I work to the heavier serums /oils/creams. I will never be without this product again!! A worthwhile investment especially for the price!
  64. Smaller pores

    This product helps control the oil production on my face and gives it a brightening effect. My pore size and blemishes have also reduced. Would recommend
  65. Clear skin

    I have mature acne prone skin and I have now been using this for a week and there is a noticeable difference to my skin. I have been using it in conjunction with the salicylic acid and neither of them dry my skin out. Highly reccommend especially if you get hormonal acne like me.
  66. Good value for money

    Not the strongest Niacinamide serum I’ve tried but for the price you can’t really go wrong! Overall I find this helps reduce breakouts and refines my skin texture.
  67. Fantastic for oily skin, pores and blemishes!

    I have combination/oily skin, mild to low acne (used to have bad acne!) and marks from acne in the past. I bought this to help with my acne and my super oily areas of my face.
    I have been using it for over 6 months now and I can say that it has 100% helped to reduce and control my oil, which in turn has helped with my acne to the point where i now have next to no pimples. I imagine it has also helped prevent my acne in other not so obvious ways but my skin is looking fantastic and this product was a definite part of this.
  68. I like it

    I quite like this serum along with Matrixyl. They work so well together. Leaves skin quite taut too!
  69. LOVE

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
  70. Great product

    Great for blemishes
  71. Great results - reduces appearance of pores

    This has been sooooo good. I have always had enlarged pores around my nostrils and on my nose. After using this at night for a few weeks I have definitely noticed a decrease in their size and overall improvement in their appearance! Would recommend to a friend.
  72. Didn't do anything

    Texture feels like snail serum/mucin and behaves a bit like it as well, like if you rub it on it becomes pasty white but becomes clear once it dries up. Leaves your skin smooth but I don't think it helped decrease my breakouts nor did it improve how my pores look. I use it twice a week after serum.
  73. not sure

    Haven't seen any dramatic changes but I am also using tretioin and it seems to work. I will order another bottle to hopefully speed up the process of the tretinoin treatment for acne.
  74. Average texture, great price, fairly effective

    I use this in the mornings before TO Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate then moisuriser. I bought this mainly to address pigmentation, redness and sensitivity. I think it's improving my skin, but as I added it at the same time I made some other changes, I can't be sure how much is this product alone. Lately I have noticed more even skin tone and improved skin texture though. I find the texture of the product a little sticky, but fine so long as you are layering other products on top.
  75. Good for spot treatment

    Skin type: combination
    Skin concern: Dull, dry skin, blemishes on jaw line.
    This is the perfect spot treatment. I used it all over my face at first but I found it caused more of a breakout (as I think I had lots of congestion) so now I just spot treat breakouts. It can sting a little when you first apply it but only for a few seconds, then it goes away. The day after putting it on my breakouts have almost disappeared & the redness has gone away.
  76. Good

    This product is great on it's own. Hut once incorporated with the ordonarys other products, it starts to make you pill. Which is hard product to add to routine.
  77. Beauty staple

    It took a month or so of use to see any dramatic change, but I have had clear skin for the first time in years since implementing this product
  78. Amazing!

    I have difficulty removing acne scars due to sun exposure. But this product really works! Magic! doesn' t make my face irritated too! Thanks, Adore Beauty, I discovered this on your website.
  79. Doesnt work miracles but definitely helps

    I have quite had acne on my chin and cheeks and I find this really does help dry out my blemishes. It isnt a miracle product that removes blemishes over night but it is quite good for helping dry up spots! I dont apply over whole face - just on my problem areas morning and night after my other serums. I use in combination with the Lactic Acid 10% + Salicylic Acid 2% + hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  80. Great value product for congestion

    I don’t use this every day as I find it a little drying and it clashes with my Vitamin C products. Having said that, if my skin is looking congested and I have any hyperpigmentation I reach for this. Does exactly what it claims to and you can’t go wrong with the price.
  81. Good cheap product!

    Does what it says for an affordable price
  82. No improvement yet

    I purchased this based on reviews stating improvements to skin texture and scaring. Unfortunately I haven’t seen any improvements as yet and I’m 90% through my first bottle. I will continue to use but may not re order this product.
  83. Oil control

    This really works to control oils and often I don't even need to use my mattifying primer for makeup. I'm no longer as greasy as I was before
  84. Reduces breakouts

    Great product, very good value for the price point. Definitely see a reduction in breakouts. Can’t really say it’s reduced my acne scars at all (as what is mentioned in some of the other reviews).
    Will definitely repurchase.
  85. LOVE

    I love this product! Makes my skin feel so dewy and brings back that bounce when my face is looking dull.
  86. Absorbs well

    I have been using this morning and night as it was recommended for acne-prone skin. It absorbs really well into the skin so is fine to use under makeup when used in the morning. I have sensitive skin so it sometimes stings a little if I apply it straight after washing my face, but I've found that if I let my skin settle a bit in between washing and applying the serum then it feels ok. I need to use it for longer to judge the results on my acne but so far I have noticed a small difference in appearance.
  87. Perfect for when my skin breaks out!

    I sub this serum into my nighttime routine (as I use Vit C in the AM) when my skin breaks out and it helps clear up my blemishes so quickly! It also helps other actives penetrate your skin so it’s doubly effective! Amazing price point too. I’m 32 and my main concerns are fine lines and pigmentation - I haven’t noticed that this serum helps those concerns but it definitely helps those hormonal breakouts!
  88. can't go wrong

    great price point, simply can't go wrong with this product. I use it morning & night. Love it!
  89. Amazing for scarring

    I’ve noticed a massive difference to my acne scars since using this. It’s lightweight and sinks in easily and without residue. I use it after cleansing and before moisturiser. Definitely going to stay in my skincare routine.
  90. Good for pigmentation

    My skin has a bit of pigmentation due to some scarring from prior bad skin and I feel this product has helped not only reduce flare ups but even out my skin tone.

    I love this product because it works, and I love the ordinary because its affordable.
  91. Love!!!!

    Loving this serum! Gives me such a nice glow and has helped my scaring a bit too!
  92. Great!

    I have oily skin and get small rash like pimples across my forehead. This has really helped in controlling these breakouts. I love that it doesn't have a strong odour like other treatments and can be worn under my makeup. Great price too!
  93. Should be a staple in everyone’s skincare

    Great for evening out skin textures is about the only thing I have noticed that may have helped with this product
  94. Feels great but no real difference in skin appearance

    It makes the skin feel smooth and sits well underneath moisturiser, but i didn't see much improvement with my oily, acne prone skin. If anything it made my acne worse BUT I wasn't able to figure out if my acne flare up was due to the product, diet or menstrual cycle.

    The reason it may have been due to the product was because my flare up occurred on my cheeks - an area I rarely get breakouts.

    On a more positive note, it's very affordable and most people seem to have success so I would recommend new users to trial it out for themselves!
  95. makes my skin glow but also break out

    I have been using this product and it is safe to say that it definitely leaves my complexion glowing... but it has produced bumps all over my forehead that I never usually get. I'm not sure if I will continue to use or not.
  96. For a Blemish Free Complexion

    This product is a great performance treatment, it is enriched with vitamins and minerals and helps to transform the texture of uneven skin to a flawless finish. One of my must haves.
  97. Amazing for red acne marks

    I love this product so much, it has help with reducing the redness of my old acne marks and hyperpigmentation, it absorbs quickly and makes my skin not as oily throughout the day, I am still getting active breakouts but they do seem to heal quicker while using this.
  98. Fabulous!

    I purchased this alongside a few of the other recommended The Ordinary items to help with rosacea and I can already see a difference in my skin after only 5 days. The overall texture of the skin on my face has also improved, not just the one part of my face that is rosacea affected.
  99. Pores? Don't know her.

    i am using this over a year now and oh my god i love this product so much ! i see a HUGE difference on my skin
  100. Great for firming skin and minimising pores

    I use this twice daily after cleansing and before moisturising - it leaves my skin soft and firm, and I believe it has helped with my pores.
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