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

My Holy Grail!

I have been using this for 2 years now. And honestly none of any other brands of niacinamide can replace it. It helps me to tighten my pores and to lighten the dark spots on my face specially on my chin and cheeks area. As the brand name it "THE ORDINARY" but definitely not your usual "THE ORDINARY" ! Must try product.

1 day ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Age 26


The texture of the product was thick, it stings a bit - but tolerable. At first I was hesitant to buy this since basing it on it's ingredients - it's quite strong. I work in the BPO industry and most of the time I get pimples. I also have pimple scars. I tried it once - went to sleep. When I woke up I felt my face and IT WAS FREAKING SMOOTH! No bumps! It is only my first time of using it, but so far - IT WORKED LIKE MAGIC! Will write a review again to follow up if it helped for my acne scars. 👌

2 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 19


I really wanted to love this product so much, I asked my tita to bring one home and I couldnt wait for her anymore so I bought one here in beautymnl. I was so disappointed, because the first time I got it, I of course used it, broke me out so bad, huge pimples the huge red ones. At first I was like okay maybe I was just purging, used it three times that week then stopped for a month. After stopping my face cleared intensively, then I tried using it again after a month and a half because I really wanted to love it!!! After one application, just ONE!!!! Broke me out again like crazy, two huge red ones on my forehead, lots of small ones on my cheek which I RARELY have close to none actually. I guess the 10% of niacinamide doesnt work for me, because I used the Klairs Vitamin E mask and its got Niacinamide but I didnt breakout nor experienced any purging at all there, also the Zinc ingredient might be a little off but I just dont know. I really wanted to love this product so much, because its affordable and I had such high hopes for it to work for my face but sadly no. Guess this product is just one of those products that’s not ‘hiyang’ for me.

2 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27


OMG!! I’m so impressed with this product. The price is perfect with the performance of this serum. I use this every after bath (daytime) and I use, Vitamin C serum during night time. and in a span of 4 days, I can see that my skin looks fresh and firm. I do have an open pores around the nose area, and after using this, my pores are getting less visible (not totally gone but I think it helps a little) my sister even noticed that my skin os getting better and better. I’ll definitelypurchase another one as soon as my 1st bottle runs out. This is my holy grail!

3 days ago
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 24

Not your ORDINARY serum

I bought this since I want to start with my skincare routine. I noticed that it brightens my face in a span of two weeks. I also didn't breakout or purge with this. Three weeks after using this product, I went to a spa to have my facial. They harvested little blackheads and whiteheads unlike before. Truly amazing! Wish they will have a 50ml or 60ml of this for it to be more sulit.

4 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27

Worth a try

On my 2nd bottle now. As for the acne scars/dark spots, not much difference after 3 months of using it. I use this every morning and before bedtime. I repurchased this because it makes my skin look hydrated and supple, and it didn't damage my skin the first time I tried it.

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