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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 Morena
  • Age 21

Amazing product but eventually broke me out

I bought this because my acne scars took so long to fade. It's very effective! I had a bad breakout and just after a month, all scars faded quickly already and the texture of my skin was super smooth. However, it broke me out so bad and gave my cystic acne when I was in the middle of my second bottle. At first, I wasn't so sure if this one caused my breakout so I tried to use it again without other products and I had 3 pimples when I woke up. But it did great in removing my acne scars before.

13 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 23

Pore zapping power!

I'M INLOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT!!! Gosh I cant explain how this made miracles on my skin! Been using it for a month now and all I could say is WOW! Ive used other expensive skin care products with niacinamide but is just pure and simple beauty in a bottle. Not to mention its super cheap ah! It works fast, you dont need too much product and again for the quality its such a bargain! I tell you once you try the Ordinary line you'll never go back! Again cant believe its this cheap for an instant pore zapping oil controlling serum!

19 days ago
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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena

Good product

I’ve read rave reviews and recommendations for The Ordinary’s Niacinamide and I have to say they’re pretty accurate. I’ve been using this for a month or so and i really do feel it helps reduce the dark spots on my skin left by the occasional pimple. It does cause some flaking though so i decided to use it in the evenings, together with the Alpha Arbutin and they work well together. I would buy this again because it is so worth the price.

21 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 30

Amazing product!!!

I have been using this for a week and I noticed a significant change in my skin. My breakout was lessened and my skin has never been this smooth. Been using it together with my Cosrx Salicylic Facial Foam cleanser followed by my Some by Mi miracle toner and Cosrx Centella blemish cream and I can say it really works!

23 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 19


This product has been sold out for a long time and when BeautyMNL notified me that its back in stock again, I immediately purchased it and I can say that it is worth the wait. Been using this product for a while and its amaaaaaaazing. It reduced the redness of my skin and it became softer than the usual.

24 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Age 24

Favorite The Ordinary product ❤️

I've been using this product for a little over 5 months now and so far it has done wonders on my skin. I've always thought my acne scars were hopeless but true to its claim (and with consistent use, of course), this serum has significantly lightened my acne scars and most of them are barely noticeable now. It didn't break me out and didn't dry my skin out, either. This one's a definite keeper. :)

26 days ago