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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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CLAIM TO FAME: A high-strength vitamin- and mineral-packed formula to minimize the look of blemishes

FAST FACTS: Contains a high 10% concentration of niacinamide (vitamin B3); reduces the appearance of spots, marks, and congestion; supported by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity; features a pH level of 5.50-6.50; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, and nut

PERFECT FOR: Dull, spotty, blemished, aging skin

October 17, 2017
”Not one to write reviews but I love this serum so much I had to. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone skin. I first tried the Niacinamide + Zinc combo via Glossier for ~quadruple the price, half the bottle, and an almost water-like texture (not what I prefer personally). These ingredients really REALLY cleared my skin of hormonal, cystic acne without being too harsh like other acne targeting products tend to do (Salicylic, Benzoyl, Retinol etc) but the Glossier serum specifically dried me out.”

”In addition to clearing my skin, The Ordinary’s version of this serum made my skin SO SOFT and also evened out my skin tone A BUNCH. The texture is a little bit thicker and sits and sinks into my skin so well. I use this at least every other night, and NEVER mix with Vitamin C products, as Vitamin C + Niacinamide can cancel each others’ effects out. After using for about ~3 months, I love my skin and can even leave the house without wearing any makeup. THANK YOU DECIEM FOR CREATING MY HOLY GRAIL <3”
—-jf (from theordinary.com)

October 17, 2017
”I LOVE this one!! Clears my skin, makes it soft and smooth and my pores seem to be smaller! It also helps me with my oily skin! Thank you for providing products like this!!”
–SB (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.

Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C is used as part of skincare, it should be applied at alternate times with this formula (ideally Vitamin C in the PM and this formula in the AM). Otherwise, Niacinamide can affect integrity of pure-form Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid).

Notes: While Niacinamide and Zinc PCA can reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity, neither is a treatment for acne. For persistent acne-related conditions, it’s recommended you use Benzoyl Peroxide and/or Retinoic Acid. DECIEM doesn’t recommend ongoing use of BHA such as Salicylic Acid for persistent blemishes. For temporary improvement in appearance of blemishes, Salicylic Acid would help. This formulation can be used alongside acne treatments if desired for added visible skin benefits.

Independent studies suggest Niacinamide is also an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone.

The Ordinary

“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.

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  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 23

palaging out of stock, but for a reason

Been using it for a week pa lang but so far, outstanding yung result. I have really severe acne and overall texture problem (including enlarged pores). This has helped me big time. Medyo may purging ako pero small pimples lang naman so hindi bothersome. Pero yung pores ko nagadjust agad. Hahaha. Medyo clearer yung complexion and ung acne scars ko sa forehead almost gone. I love it. My mistake was hindi pa yung 60 ml binili ko. Now I need to be waitlisted nanaman.

16 days ago
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  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 22

Great serum for oily skin!

One bottle lasts long so sobrang sulit niya. I use this at night and mas mabilis nagffade yung acne scars ko. I don't know if kasama sa effects niya talaga pero parang nabawasan yung pagka-oily ng skin ko especially in the morning 'pag kakagising pa lang. Will definitely purchase again!!

16 days ago
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  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 22

Thought it was purging at first but i was breaking out like crazy

It’s my first time to use TO or any serum product of that matter and I had high hopes because of all the reviews I’ve read. I had bad acne when I was younger and it stopped as soon as I got older and started working. I have dry sensitive skin and my acne left a bunch of scars so I thought about using this product to help my skin glow and get better. Thought it would help lighten my scars as well cause of the reviews. My skin glowed during the first few days but i started breaking out like crazy right after. I haven’t had pimples all at once in years so this really worried me. I thought it was purging so I kept using it for another month but to no avail. Pimples kept appearing on my skin left and right and even in places I’ve never had acne before. My skin was also itchy and irritated during the time I used this even thought I did a patch test. My skin texture somewhat improved in terms of dryness but I feel like the serum heightened my scars. It also made my acne a lot worse so I’ve decided to stop using this product all together after using it for one whole month (AM and PM). It’s a no for me.

18 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 26

I feel neutral despite the hype

What I like - :Simple ingredients, affordable What I don't like - :Off putting smell - I could compare the smell to Elmer's glue; smell dissipates after application :Because of the gel like consistency and it's prone-ness to bubbles, the dropper doesn't pick up enough product, especially when the product is almost empty :I didn't notice a significant difference in my acne or post acne discoloration I might give it another try one day.

18 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 24

Had high hopes but got dissapointed :(

I used it for a month and a half already, but then the unusual happened to my face. I'm acne prone, and I know how to map out the usual spots where the acne frequently grows. But after using this product for that long, it was an outbreak of pimples popping at unusual areas of my face! I got so worried and hurriedly stopped using it. I really had high hopes with this product due to the overwhelming positive reviews from people, but I guess it doesn't work for all.

19 days ago
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  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 16


really love👏love👏 LOVE👏 this product! 1!1!1!1!1! faden my dark spots after only 2 weeks of using it. it also works gr8 with the aha+bha chemical peel!!! but DO NOT mix this with vitamin C, it can cause a bad reaction to your skin. REALLY WORTH IT FOR ITS PRICE!!! would def repurchase

19 days ago
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