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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

4.6 of 1257 reviews


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

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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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4.6 of 1257 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Great on Mature Skin & Teenage Skin


I bought this for my teen daughter and myself, a menopausal mum in her 50's. And we are both really enjoying using it. My teen gets a few breakouts so uses it on it's own, morning and night followed by sunscreen or a moisteriser. I mix it with The Ordinary's Buffet and use it morning and night on my face, neck and décolletage as I have wrinkles and sunspots. I have a couple of larger pores on my face and after a week of use, the pores look smaller. We are both fans!!

Most Helpful Criticism

It was okay...


I'm giving it three stars because it wasn't a bad product, but also I didn't see much difference. I used it daily before moisturiser for a few weeks and I've since stopped using it for the past week or so and my skin feels the same as it did before. That being said, I don't have a large issue with acne at the moment - it's more so a breakout here or there. Overall, it was an okay product but I wouldn't use it again because it didn't do much for me.
  1. Great on Mature Skin & Teenage Skin


    I bought this for my teen daughter and myself, a menopausal mum in her 50's. And we are both really enjoying using it. My teen gets a few breakouts so uses it on it's own, morning and night followed by sunscreen or a moisteriser. I mix it with The Ordinary's Buffet and use it morning and night on my face, neck and décolletage as I have wrinkles and sunspots. I have a couple of larger pores on my face and after a week of use, the pores look smaller. We are both fans!!
  2. Cheap price,Good quality.


    My skin is prone and breakouts and that makes me cautious about trying new products.
    At the beginning of use, it will not adapt. Later, it gradually adapts. It has a certain effect on desalinating pockmarks. It is good in quality and cheap in price.
  3. Nice


    I use this after Hylauranic Acid but before moisturiser. My hormonal breakouts have calmed completely over the few months i have been using this product.
  4. Now part of my evening routine


    My skin is prone to breakouts and that makes me super cautious about trying new products! I compared all the reviews and thought I’d give it a try...& I love it! I use it after I’ve cleansed my face and before my night time moisturiser...once a day is enough for me! It makes my skin feel clean, soft and best of all, I’ve had no irritation or breakouts! I will be repurchasing!
  5. in love with this product


    This product has done what it says it does! it has helped clear my minimise the appearance and severity of my blemishes. Used with The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid, it has reduced the texture of my uneven skin! I will be repurchasing the larger size next time!
  6. Pore smoothing


    I found this really reduced oil production and reduced the giant pore sizes on my face. Definitely repurchasing
  7. It was okay...


    I'm giving it three stars because it wasn't a bad product, but also I didn't see much difference. I used it daily before moisturiser for a few weeks and I've since stopped using it for the past week or so and my skin feels the same as it did before. That being said, I don't have a large issue with acne at the moment - it's more so a breakout here or there. Overall, it was an okay product but I wouldn't use it again because it didn't do much for me.
  8. amazing


    great for clearing my acne, dry skin. i feels this is great before my moisturiser and that gets rid of the sticky texture i feel.
  9. Could take or leave


    I don’t dislike this product but I haven’t really seen a difference
    Either. I bought it because I have hormonal breakouts and this is meant to be helpful for acne. I haven’t really seen any change but I am not sure if I am using it enough. I have been using it at night u der my moisturiser 1-2 times per week.
  10. Great


    This product has helped a lot with my acne and breakouts
  11. Great for price & acne


    I have been using this product for a couple months now and have noticed a great discount my acne compared to not using it. Leaves skin glowing for hours and feels moisturising! Really cheap compare to other skincare products and does the same thing (even better) than more expensive skincare
  12. Great product!


    This was my first purchase on the site and I was very worried since i have sensitive skin, and at the time i had issues with acne scarring as well as oily skin. This product really works well and does what it's made to do. It helped to reduce a fair bit of my scarring and i could see overall changes to my skin becoming more radiant over time. There was a bit of stinging sometimes, but it wasn't anything bad at all. I will purchase this again for sure! It's an amazing product for such a great price :)
  13. Brilliant so far


    I’ve been using this twice daily since it arrived via post a couple of weeks ago. I have nothing negative to report, except to say that I’m not sure I’ve been using it for that long. My skin really appears to have improved since using it. Im 30, so I’ve tried most of the common products out there. In I general I have combination skin, I always have some blackheads and I get spots if I’m stressed and/or hormonally round time of month. The serum feels nice to put on in the morning and before bed. I wasn’t sure it would work actually as I already take a zinc supplement. When I started using it my skin was recovering from an allergic reaction and was still very dry, and it was even reasonably good for that - which I wasn’t expecting. It’s quite balancing. Also, I have a nice glow now I didn’t have before!
  14. Not for everyone


    I was so excited to try this product after reading such fabulous reviews. Friends had also raved about their experience with Niacinamide. But unfortunately, this product was not for me. Before using it I had been regularly getting maybe 2-3 active pimples at once. But after about 2 weeks of using it, I started getting deep under the skin pimples all over my face. I thought my skin might be purging so I kept using it until it had been a month. My skin had just gotten worse, so I decided to stop using it to see if it was the niacinamide causing my breakouts. And sure enough it was. After just 3 days of not using it, my skin had calmed right down. This definitely shows that not all products work for everyone. I don't think I was using too much. I used 3/4 of a pipette-full for my entire face only at night.
  15. Easy to use and definitely works!


    I absolutely love this product! It is so affordable and easy to use. I've been using this for about 8 months now and I've gone through quite a few bottles. The only reason I gave it 4/5 is because it doesn't work under makeup. It seems to bunch it up and pile, so I only use this at night. But I have noticed a big difference in my skin, it is gentle and I will continue buying this!
  16. Cleared up sensitive irritated skin


    My skin reacted badly to Arbutin to combat pigmentation so I had to stop using it. As a result I moved on to Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Essenchi Liquorice Cream to try and reduce the allergic like reaction. Within a day the angry red hive like bumps and welts calmed down considerably. Once my skin was back to normal I have noticed how the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has made a real difference to the state of my skin, pores are smaller, and skin tone seems to be getting more uniform. I still have a long way to go with the sun spots but this a longer term project and have only recently started using this product but feel it is already showing improvement!
  17. Helped clear my skin!!


    This product definitely made a difference. It calmed my skin and was great as a serum for all over my face before a nice hydrating moisturiser. It’s also pretty good underneath makeup as it stops your skin from becoming super oily. Keeps the skin matte. Bought it because niacinamide is a great ingredient for acne prone skin. Would definitely repurchase.
  18. broke me out


    I'm 28, have normal/dry, acne prone skin, occasional breakout once a month. I wanted to like this product because I've heard niacinamide can be great for pimples. Unfortunately it broke me out in little tiny bumps on my forehead. Additionally, I didn't notice any difference in my skin, although I only used the product for a little over two weeks.
    I've tried a few of the ordinary's serums and I think this is going to be the last. None of them have made any visible difference to my skin and most have broken me out.
  19. Well Deserved Favourite


    Definitely a product worth the hype - diminishes whiteheads and blackheads and also helps with texture.
  20. Amazing!


    This has reduced my pores, made my skin glow, and helped reduce my breakouts! I LOVE this!
  21. Great Product


    I've been using this product for 3 months now. It was the first Ordinary purchase I made and I love it. The price point is spot on and affordable, you have nothing to loose by giving it a go. The zinc has really helped the redness and inflammation on my skin and I've noticed my skin is less oily and my make up is lasting longer as a result. I have repurchased and will continue to do so.
  22. Love the product, love the price tag


    I suffer from hormonal acne and this has really helped to control it. I target my chin and side of lips during breakouts. It doesn't completely solve the problem but the improvement is noticeable.
  23. It’s good


    I have acne prone oily combo skin and I’ve found this product has really helped with reducing breakouts and texture. It’s definitely a good starting product to invest in.
  24. Game Changer


    This product really is miracle in a bottle. After just one use, the redness and breakouts on my skin were diminished. After using for 2 weeks my overall skin clarity and texture has improved so much. I didn't know I needed this product until I tried it. I will never stop using it !
  25. Oh so amazing!


    I really love this product! I was looking for something that would help reduce redness and oiliness and have noticed a change! Will definitely be repurchasing!
  26. Great


    This looks my face look much cleaner and clearer. It never breaks my acne prone skin out. Will buy again
  27. Game changer


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


    I have told so many people who suffer from breakouts to try this. Within 24hrs most of my friends have seen their red, soreness disappear. I always make sure I have a bottle handy in the house for any breakouts!


    Ever since using this product I have been given lots of compliments. My skin has never felt or looked better!
  30. Holy grail for acne prone skin


    I suffer from hormonal acne and breakouts plus incredibly oily skin and this has stopped my breakouts from becoming cystic. I've been using it for about 3 months now and out of all the ordinary products this is my go to. I use it in the AM after cleansing then moisturize and then alternate between the salycilic acid and retiniod emulsion 2% in the evening every second day. Although my breakouts haven't stopped it's not due to the product I have a hormonal imbalance plus I have the implant in my arm however once I get it removed id be interested to see if they do stop with my current regime which has slowed it down. Highly recommended
  31. Love this


    The Ordinary has saved my face. I love this stuff, this along with the 2% retenoid emulsion has cleared up my adult acne that I've been suffering from for 5 years. My skin does not like products with heaps of ingredients and my bank account has thanked me. This brand is a game changer.

    The niacinamide has a runny jelly consistency and I have to work quick to gently rub it in because my skin absolutely drinks it up. Theres no residue, but I can still tell I have a light something on which is great. Def recommend.
  32. Niacinamide


    Does wonders for acne and pores. Makes my skin less oily after repeated use. Only issue is that it pills with makeup
  33. Amazing for the Price!


    Amazing for how much this is! I have seen such an improvement in my skin after using it for 2 weeks!


    I’ve always had great skin until 6 months ago due to stress, I’ve gone through a bottle already and I’m loving it! My forehead has cleared up ALOT and there is little congestion there now. I’ve just purchase the larger bottle.
  35. So good for pimples


    I get small pimples all over and have been using this for 2 months now and never have I found a product that stops pimples coming and makes the appearance better tout this is it!!! And very good price worth trying!
  36. Excellent Basic Serum


    Great product that provides an effective percentage of niacinamide at a fantastic price. This serum helps heal acne and lighten hyperpigmentation, however it can be a little sticky.
  37. Lifesaver


    This product literally cured my hormonal acne that I had for the last 10 years
  38. Cheap and it works!


    This is cheap and made my skin look smoother (got a few compliments). So good for the price!
  39. Great when I have a breakout!


    This works well for me when my skin is a little angry. I've got sensitive, dry skin and it works really well. Keeps my pores looking clearer as well.
  40. Really good for acne-prone skin!


    I have been using this product for a few months now and have repurchased it many times. It helps manage the redness I get from breakouts and can be used under make-up if you use the right primer. Definitely recommend for anyone with acne.
  41. My Holy Grail


    I never knew I needed this in my life until I tried it. I have a lot of acne scars and am using accutane right now. This has helped me heal a lot of my blemishes and reduce the redness in my skin from my treatment. A little goes a long way as I only need to use a couple drops and it covers my whole face. After buying this and doing more research, I haven't found any product that is as cheap and works as well. A lot of other brands include niacinamide but very few have as much as 10% and almost none contain zinc. My skin is looking a lot better and my pore look diminished compared to before. I'll be buying this again but I'm definitely getting the supersized version next time
  42. Acne saver


    The only thing that helped control the overload of pimples I seemed to get pre-period. Haven’t had a breakout since I started using it and whenever I feel one coming up I apply directly to the site every few hours and it works wonders!
  43. Helpful for breakouts


    I find this helpful on oily skin for breakouts and acne. It keeps them at bay, don't ask me how i have no idea.
  44. Slightly Clearer Skin


    I’ve been using this twice daily for over a month now. My skin has cleared up slightly though I have also been taking digestive tablets which may also be a contributor.

    When rubbing this in you have to be very fast or it drys unevenly. I haven’t had any issues when laying other products on top of this. I will continue using the bottle and will purchase another due to its price.

  45. Fixed my hormonal acne.


    I am 47 years old and have had acne issues for about the last 10 yrs (worse than when I was a teenager). This stuff has fixed my acne when nothing else did. (Apart from long courses of Doxycycline which I didn't feel was good for me to be taking antibiotic long term)
    It took about 8 weeks but my skin is soo much better now, I use The Ordinary's Granactive retinoid 2% in conjunction with this product and I haven't had skin this clear in a long time. It shrinks your pores and even when I get the odd spot it is tiny and very superficial and disappears within a day or two without breaking the skin. I am soo greatfull for this product I have just purchased x 2 supersized bottles. If you suffer from hormonal acne then this is the product for you. Just give it time to work like 6-8 weeks at least.
    And its soo cheap!!! So you have nothing to loose. I love the ordinary products . My skin now is clear, I do not have to pile on loads of concealer and foundation to cover up pimples. So I look healthier.
  46. Holy Grail for Acne sufferers


    Where has this product been my whole life? As a sufferer of cystic acne most of my life I've always struggled to find a spot treatment. This product is fabulous. I would only recommend it as a spot treatment though as it is quite drying which is obviously the point.
    For the price point you won't be disappointed.
    I've since purchased the supersized bottle now to tide me over!
  47. Breakout Bestie!


    I’ve been using this serum for 3 months now and I love it! I’ve been breaking out for 3 years now and this is the only product that has cleared breakouts over night. I rate it 4 stars as it doesn’t layer well with other skin care products. I use a hyaluronic serum first, then this product. I cannot put oil on top as it balls up which is disappointing as I have very dry skin. This product does feel dry on the skin when applied but I happily top it with a rich moisturiser and a face mist. This product works very well for such a low price.
  48. Great value


    Has helped manage to clear up my skin. Non irritating. Overall great value serum
  49. Good staple serum for breakout prone skin


    I use this every other night to help keep my breakouts under control. I get a lot of blackheads and small bumps under the skin and have found this to help keep them at bay. It makes my skin texture go a bit odd when I first put it on but I usually apply at night and wait 20 mins or so before applying moisturiser and its fine.
  50. Good

    Kylie Q

    I'm fairly new to this serum but I really really like it. I feel like it has improved the clarity of my skin.
  51. Redness reducing


    This is probably the only product by The Ordinary that I actually like, though it can ball up sometimes if you try to apply too thick a layer. However, it's worth it for the results it produces. Since beginning to use this, I've found the redness in my nose and cheeks has reduced quite a bit and I get less oily on my forehead during the day. At this price, it's well worth the money just to give it a try.
  52. Best product in Ordinary range


    I use this every morning before Ordinary NMF + HA and it is my favourite serum in the ordinary range, if not my favourite skincare product in general. After a few weeks of use, my skin was producing less and less oil and my skin remains oil free all day. My pores are also noticeably reduced. I would absolutely recommend this to anybody struggling with oily skin or blemishes.
  53. Redness helper ❤️


    I tried niacinamide after switching my regime to predominantly The Ordinary products! It has helped to relieve redness that has been an ongoing issue for me! Great price, great product but persistence is the key! Introduce slowly and be persistent!
  54. A Must Have!


    This is a staple in my skincare routine. My skin has cleared up considerably, and I find that any redness disappears a lot quicker with the help of this product. I didn't experience any purging when I started using this product.
  55. Spot clearing


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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