Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Ratings & Reviews
| 24 May, 2020
I love Niacinamide so much that when I saw this I didn’t think twice. Love thr brightening and pore reducing/care of this ingredient. It’s so affordable and very available especially online.
It’s tacky and has a weird consistency, so I only apply this at night.
| 30 May, 2020
Niaciamide is MVP of skincare, zinc is great for controlling breakouts, no fragrance and the price is great too.
Zinc can be irritating to some. Also the consistency makes it a bit hard to layer.
| 6 June, 2022
🐚 Main ingredients: 10% Niacinamide, 1% Zinc 🐚 Texture: it’s a bit sticky, but spreads well 🐚 Price: €9.90 for 30ml at Sephora, even less on other websites 🐚 Use: 1-2 times a day 🐚 My experience: I’ve used it every morning since December and it has really made a change! This was the product that regulated my sebum production, now I’m not oily anymore. It has also faded my acne marks, minimizes my pores and it leaves the skin really smooth. I want to try other serums with niacinamide, but I know I can always go back to this! Update: this was a 5/5 up until last month, when I started using the Tiam B3 one, that I will review soon. Compared to that one, this becomes a 4/5 since they are not on the same level, but the Ordinary one is still a really good option especially for oily skin!
The 10% can be a bit high for very sensitive skin, so first try it out on a small patch of skin! I suggest using just a few drops since it can foam up if it’s too much or pill. Also make sure to apply it on dry skin! ⚠️ The Ordinary wrote on their site to use this and their Vitamic C at alternative times of day! ⚠️
| 7 April, 2021
📖 What it Does 📖 • Reduces Appearance of Blemishes • Sebum Production Balancing • Minimises Appearance of Pores • Calming • Smoothing • 🧖♀️ My Experience 🧖♀️ I use this in the AM routine after toner. This definetly smoothed my skin texture and has helped with my sebum production, my skin is less oily and my pores look so much tighter. I pat this serum on my face, if I rub it on it creates like a white sort of foamy texture on top, this is because I use about 6-8 drops, it's recommended to use 2-3 drops. I allow it to dry before applying the next product. This absorbs nicely and doesn't feel tacky. I use this 3-4 times a week, sometimes after vitamin C, though if your skin is very sensitive seperate the two. In conjunction with the use of a BHA this helps keep pores clean and minimises the appearance of them. 🪴 Highlight Ingredients 🪴 • Vitamin B3 - Smoothing • • Zinc - Sebum Control • 👃 Smell 👃 Slight chemical smell which quickly dissappears. 🌈 Colour🌈 Clear. It goes yellow/brown when it is oxidised. 🌵 Texture 🌵 Light gel like texture. 🎁 Packaging 🎁 Cloudy glass dropper bottle, with a clear glass dropper and white plastic twist top. 💭 Final Thoughts 💭 This was my first TO product from a couple of years back. I always keep a bottle on hand. This is great for oily acne prone skin. ⭐ Overall Score ⭐ 5/5
📢 If you've never used Niacinamide before, this is 10% and quite high for beginners, it can irritate and break you out. It contains zinc so it might irritate some people too.
| 22 January, 2023
°° Texture and Application °° It's a clear, water based serum that's very slightly viscous. Feels light on the skin and spreads nicely. It often leaves my skin feeling a bit sticky and sometime it pills, so I try to avoid that by gently patting it in. • Experience and Thoughts • I used this serum daily in both my am and pm routine and it lasted for almost two months. My skin never got irritated or too dry while using this. It also seemed to reduce my redness a bit. The biggest change I saw in my skin was that my t zone was less oily throughout the day and my pores felt less clogged. I think it also helped a bit with preventing new breakouts, though the difference wasn't that huge. In terms of reducing hyper-pigmentation or the appearence of my pores there weren't any improvements, but I also didn't expect much considering it's a very simple serum. It's not by any means a miracle product but it can be a nice addition to an already established routine or if you've never tried niacinamide and are looking for something affordable. It's biggest strength is the price, probably the lowest there is for a niacinamide serum. ✓Suitable for... It think all skin types could use this but oily and combination skins could benefit more from its sebum controlling properties.
×CONS× • It will often pill or foam. • I didn't notice any brightening effect and it didn't do much for my pores.
| 19 April, 2022
This is my favorite niacinamide serum that I have tried so far. This product has no smell and the texture is slightly thicker than water which I like. It spreads well on the skin and absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue. I used this product once a day to begin with but built up to using it twice a day. I am using this product to help regulate my oily skin and clear congestion which in the long run will help minimise breakouts and the size of my pores. I have been using this for several weeks and have noticed a difference in my skin (check out my before & after!) so will continue to use it!
The 30ml bottle didn't seem to last me very long though so I will be opting for 60ml next time!
| 11 April, 2021
One of the most raved and hyped products I knew! And can't seem to just let pass it as it actually affordable. I bought this because I've been having too much sebum around my T-Zone and I hoped to lessen at least that. After 2weeks of using this product, I did notice that I did not wake up having an oily face. I was so happy!! And plus, what I really noticed was, the appearance of my pores, tho not poreless (there's no such thing as that) wasnt expecting anything more about this one but it just delivers results that I did not expect. It helped with my pimple marks actually. Over time application aand just being consistent. I sometimes had redness over my cheeks before, and this does the job too! It did not cause my skin any irritation or purging or break out. Although this does has some faction if whether it works or not, I just focus and listen to my skin. We have different skin types, skin concerns, diet, sleeping routine, skin care routine that might affect one's product effectivity. This does not mean that what works for me, works for you, vice versa. Overall, this product helped me a lot, until today! (I keep on repurchasing, and will be running out again, but I had my stash ready)
This smells glue-like and can be bothering. The consistency of the texture is sticky but it dries out pretty fast. It tuns into white bubblish when you apply it in a rubbing motion. (Advised to press it onto your face when applying)
| 14 April, 2021
✨ Key ingredients: *Niacinamide (Form of Vitamin B3), Good for oil control, forming skin Barrier, an anti-oxidant, targets Hyperpigmentation ✨Texture: It is a liquid that glides onto the skin. ✨ Experience: this serum has a faint smell which I don’t mind. You only need 3 drops to cover your face. After rubbing in, it may be a little sticky (I recommend using it on damp skin (If you skin isn’t sensitive/can handle that because it may cause irritation) and moisturizing before it dries out) It leaves the skin with an immediate nice glow! ✨Price+Size: 5,90€/30ml; 10,60€/60 ml in their online shop. I find it a good price. ✨ Conclusion: A Holy Grail for me. It helped bringing my sebaceous filaments+break outs under control and the glow is just amazing. 5/5 🌟
Could be too drying for some of the Dry skinned people 💕
| 9 May, 2023
This is my everyday goto serum. I have been using this for over 2 years now. After using this, my skin has bevome brighter and the dark spots frm acne marks have become visibly lighter. It also controls oil production.
This alone isnot enough for hydration.
| 8 May, 2021
I just love this serum. It is so great and light weight that it gets easily absorbed into my skin. It really helped to reduce the appearance of my pores. I have been using this serum for quite a long time and I did see lightening of scars. I am on my third bottle and will definitely buy it again. It is one of my holy grail product. one of the best things about this product is it is affordable. It include the serum in my morning as well as in my night time skincare routine.
No bad experience for me.