The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml
4.5 of 1130 reviews
4 instalments of $2.48
4 instalments of $2.48
- Acne, breakouts and blackheads
- First signs of ageing
- Oiliness and shine
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Sensitivity and redness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.5 of 1130 reviews
89% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Cleared my breakouts up after a week of continuous use. Now use every morning. Tip is to let it sink in and dry completely before putting anything over the top.
Most Helpful Criticism
A good introduction product, but not the best of its kind.
This product is great if you are looking to explore a new ingredient as it definitely gives you glimpse of the benefits. I notice subtle changes in my overall tone and some good results in fading my pigmentation - however my general issue with this brand is the texture of formulation and I find this product a bit uncomfortable on the skin too.
Amazing product!Cleared my breakouts up after a week of continuous use. Now use every morning. Tip is to let it sink in and dry completely before putting anything over the top.
amazing qualitylove this product so muchhhh
I love this serum!I've recommended this to so many oily skinned friends and it always works a treat! It sinks into the skin quickly and minimises pores and oil like nothing else. I love how it makes my skin feel and also so sits amazingly well under makeup. It's my go to serum every morning.
Made me look shiny during the day20 y.o male with normal skin. I applied this following the directions, which was in the morning and at night before heavier creams. The product applies on the skin like a gel, so you don't need much to get good coverage - but beware that this product does not dry entirely and will remain somewhat tacky to the touch. I tried this during the day below my moisturiser and it made me look very shiny, even during the cold winter weather when my skin is usually drier than normal, so I probably would not recommend wearing this during the day. I have found that wearing this before bed made my skin feel smooth in the morning after cleansing. For the price, you can't go wrong - while it is not a miracle healer, I am sure it is doing something at least.
A good introduction product, but not the best of its kind.This product is great if you are looking to explore a new ingredient as it definitely gives you glimpse of the benefits. I notice subtle changes in my overall tone and some good results in fading my pigmentation - however my general issue with this brand is the texture of formulation and I find this product a bit uncomfortable on the skin too.
Takes a while but worksIve gone through a bottle of this and will repurchasing. Took about 14 ish days to see results but my skin is visibly more even and my breakouts are less intense. My skin is also incredibly soft now
BIG PIMPLESI wanted to love this product so bad but I tried it with and without the salicylic acid and it made me break out with big big horrible pimples every time, I pushed through for three months hoping it was the initial purge but unfortunately they just kept coming until I stopped. My friend had the exact same issue and she tried it for six weeks.
One of my favourites!One of my favourites from The Ordinary! I have large pores and have genuinely noticed an improvement upon using this product. Absolutely worth it!
Why have I only just tried it now...I've only only been using this product for a week now and I have acne prone skin and have noticed a difference in my skins texture already. I only use it at night and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or leave any residue. Would highly recommend this product
Affordable product that doesn't irritate my skinThis product leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, and doesn't sting my sensitive skin. I avoid using it with my Vitamin C, and instead apply it every few nights followed by a creamy moisturiser.
So far so good!I've been introducing this serum into my routine gradually over the last few weeks and I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results! My skin is acne prone and I suffer from pigmentation from scarring. I find this ingrediant niacinamide is present in a lot of the more expensive skincare I have used in the past with good results so I was so happy to find this at such a cheap price! It is slightly sticky but absorbs so nicely into the skin, doesnt feel dry at all. When wearing under makeup I find I have to let it sink in a bit longer before my moisturizer otherwise there is slight pilling when applying foundation. My skin looks glowy and brighter when I have this on. I haven't used it for long enough to notice a marked improvement in overall pigmentation but this is bound to become a staple in my skincare regime if it keeps improving my skin texture the way it has been!
Good serumFor the price I really have nothing to complain about this serum.
Works like magic!This stuff is amazing! It clears spots and marks up like magic! I usually put a little on a spot overnight and it reduces and sometimes completely clears it by the morning! I recommend it to all my friends. Can’t believe how well priced it is for how amazingly it works
Skin feels plump after useI have been using this daily along with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and my skin feels hydrated and plumper afterwards. The only drawback would be that with certain moisturisers afterwards there may be some pilling (usually with the facial oils). I did feel tingling the first few times, especially after using a chemical exfoliant overnight but after giving my face a rest my skin now tolerates this well. Not the most effective for brightening up pigmentation but worth a shot for the price.
fantastic product and super affordable!I have combination skin + Acne + scaring and I have been using this product for about 2 months. the difference is huge! my acne has made a noticeable improvement and my skin just feels healthier and smoother. I use it at night as I find it does ball up if i apply BB cream over the top. it goes on really smooth and a little goes a long way. id highly recommend it
Holy Grail of skin careI absolutely love this product, I suffer from hormonal breakouts and congested pores, this product will work in a matter of hours to reduce the size of blemishes and dry them out without drying out my skin. I use this morning and night with the ascorbyl glucoside solution and they have done wonders for my skin. Will continue to purchase and recommend to my friends!
Wow - so impressedI bought this after struggling with blackheads for a few months, mainly on my chin. I had a sample of Dr. Brandt's vacuum pore mask that I bought the full size of (from elsewhere), and I bought this too after reading what's recommended (salicylic acid) and why The Ordinary suggests this instead.
I have been using it for less than a week and the improvement was immediately noticeable. My pores are smaller and the blackheads are slowly coming to the surface. I have been able to manually extract them and feel like I'm getting everything without damaging my skin.
I am very impressed to see such results so quickly. And the Dr Brandt mask is yet to arrive in the post!
A skin care essential!!I don't think I'll go without this ever again! I have sensitive combination skin - usually quite dry but oily around my chin and nose. The monthly breakout has been reduced from a week to days and my pimples are now quite small compared to what they used to be. I use this day and night after cleansing and doesn't leave a sticky or oily finish as I've been told it may for oily skin types. In the day I pair this with the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA and at night I usually only moisturise the drier areas. A few drops goes a long way as the serum texture is quite slippery and there is no noticeable scent - also a plus! Amazing product for the price, only downside is how small the bottle is!
Perfect for my combination acne prone skinThis is neither drying nor creates more oiliness for my combination skin. My acne, bumps, congestion and blackheads have significantly reduced in 1 week of using this, scars are now starting to lighten and I feel like I finally have control over my skin. You really can’t fault this brand or product, great prices and quality ingredients.
Second orderThis is the second time I have purchased this product and I will continue to purchase it in the future. The bottle lasts me over 6 weeks and has improved my acne prone skin for such a small price.
Definitely effectiveI've been using this product for a couple of months and it has really made a difference in my forehead congestion. I had a lot of bumps under the skin and have seen about 80% improvement. Will definitely keep using. It's sticky and does pill if you jump to your next step too quickly, let it soak in a few minutes first. Amazing result for the price.
Excellent productI love this product, it absorbs quickly. You put it on after cleansing and before moisturiser and sunscreen. It definitely helps my skin calm down, I can feel a "defensive" barrier being built between my skin and the environment around it.
I have only been using it for three weeks and already I am feeling so much better about my skin. Don't get me wrong, it does not stop break outs but it makes your skin far more resilient and fight the breakout a lot better, my skin isn't as crazy anymore and i'm not a red hot mess with larges pores!!!
Amazing resultsI had really bad excess sebum and acne scarring on my chin and could not believe how this made a difference just using it after a few days, I would highly recommend it.
Changed my skincare routine for life!I have struggled with acne my whole life!
I have tried so many brands and none compare to this product line! Including very expensive salon products.
I use this product daily after the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and have noticed a definite brightness in my skin.
I still have the occasional breakout, however the length of time it takes to clear is less and the blemish appearance is less noticeable.
Worth a tryThe Ordinary is known for its affordability which appeals to most of us. I have tried this after hearing so many good reviews. Unfortunately I did not see any significant difference with this serum. It is quite sticky but absorbed well. I also felt a tingly sensation during my first few application (note that I have sensitive skin). However, having said that, I have a friend who absolutely loves this serum and works wonder on her skin. For $9.90 serum, it is definitely worth trying as you don't lose much. In the mean time, I am interested to explore the other serums that this brand offers in the future. I'm not giving up yet!
StickyI'm not sure if this actually does anything for my skin. It just feels sticky on my skin
okay on sensitive skinI've been suffering from red and inflamed skin on my face and bought this to help calm the redness. My initial impressions are good, the solution is gel-like and slightly sticky. I used about 4 drops for my face. There's no smell which is great and I didn't get an immediate reaction which i sometimes get from products with nasties in them. Good price.
I've noticed the appearance of my blackheads diminish!I never thought I'd be able to find a product that would diminish the appearance of my blackheads, but this does!
acne solutionA bit of a temperamental solution as this pills with my makeup, but it makes a world of difference to my acne! I wear it at night to avoid pilling
Great value for the priceI never thought that it can have such a good result with such a cheap price.
everyone can try and see if it works for you.
I have a quite sensitive skin but this doesn't uncomforts me.
great productReduces oily skin and pores, just as it claims to. Has a slightly strange smell and a slightly sticky residue but not unpleasant. Works well beneath make up.
Helps with breakoutsDefinitely helps with breakouts, but prepare for a a sticky residue. For it to actually work for me, I need to keep using it. If I take a break, my skin breaks out again. Worth it for the price
Holy GrailI never let my supply of this run out. I have hormonal skin and this stuff always helps to calm my skin and keep it clear. It's my holy grail serum. I hope Adore starts to stock the new bigger bottles.
YASSSSSSMiracle!! Has calmed my melasma and stopped breakouts almost immediately. I use it morning and night, goes so well with retinol! I use three drops and it doesn’t pill. Have bought it twice now!
The Best Thing EverIf I had to choose one product to use on my face only, this would be the one. I use it every morning and every night after cleansing and using a spot remover, and before heavier serums. It has helped a lot with redness/hyperpigmentation from old pimples, and to prevent breakouts. I recommend this to all my friends and is just as good as Niacinamide products from other brands, but a fraction of the price.
Pretty goodI've been using this product for about 6 months now and I do notice a small difference when I use it. It really helps balance out my oily t-zone and reduces the severity of my hormonal breakouts. I've found with this serum (and others I use from The Ordinary) have quite a sticky/tacky texture and don't really feel nice on the skin initially. If you can get over the weird feeling on the skin, it's a great product - especially for the price!
I like itThis seems to help even my skin tone, I do see a difference when I use this. Pores seem more refined.
- For its price this product seems to be working for me, i have only used it a few times but have noticed the area in my neck that usually have problems with ingrown hairs does not seem as dark with blemishes and my nose that is usually quite red is becoming less red
MagicalI've been using this serum for three months now. I use it in the morning, along with the caffeine serum for my eye area. I have seen a very noticeable improvement in my skin; I have fewer breakouts and markedly reduced redness.
GreatThis is my 2nd bottle and I feel it does work, I believe it is slowly but surely removing my blackheads and helping with pimples. I recommend this to others. The price is fantastic. Layers well with other products.
I have use it for 3 monthsI have combination to oily skin. My T-zone gets very oily during the day and I got big pores in that area, specially on two sides of my nose.
I have been using this product for 3 months so far. I don’t think it works to reduce my oil but I really see my pore size slowly getting smaller.
This product texture is the same as other The Ordinary serums, the thing I don’t like about this product is it will peel if I apply too much and/or If I pair it with my Murad water gel.
Brighter skinMy skin has cleared up dramatically. It has helped a little with some pigmentation on my forehead as well. Overall just brighter skin. Can’t go wrong, especially because of the price. Just wish there was more of it in the bottle. I use day and night.
Simply The BestUnbeatable price. I’ve shared the hell out of this product. I have dry sensitive skin and recently had an awful acne breakout. Age 29. I have been using charcoal soap to unclog pores, although it’s drying so I use The ordinary natural moisturiser HA after followed by this at night and it is amazing. My skin is finally clearing. This is my second bottle purchased and I’m adding buffet to my regime.
Excellent productThis product not only has improved how my skin looks, it has helped decrease the blackheads I had. I had struggled with blackheads for a few years and could not find a product which was gentle yet effective. This product is now my go to.
Good Anti-inflammatoryI have sensitive skin and occasional spots and this product helps it with inflammation and redness. Also I’ve done my research and it also helps my skin barrier get stronger. It can be a little strong so I suggest you don’t use much of it at first
Early days but some slight change noticedI have only recently taken up a new skin care regime, so was looking for value for money products to get me started. I was keen to try The Ordinary, and after contacting Adore Beauty who were extremely helpful, this product was recommended to me.
I have one blotchy area of skin beside my nose thats been hanging around for weeks! I started using this product 3 days ago and I feel that some of the redness has subsided. I am excited to see what else will happen in the coming weeks!
I find the consistency of the serum watery and slightly sticky, but overall comfortable. I would definitely recommend this product as its budget friendly, and if you are like me and new to skin care, its not a lot to outlay.
Brilliance in a bottleFor value, price and efficacy, this product can’t be beaten!
I use in conjunction with Buffet and within a week of first use, I was receiving compliments on my skin.
I’ve never believed hype or miracles, but I am a convert. This now has a place in my permanent skincare regime.
Great product for congestionI have congested cheeks and this product has really prevented breakouts, it takes a couple of weeks to work but it really does work!
GreatGreat for oily skin acne skin to help clear it. But it does have a weird texture and residue
not baddoes help clear my more active breakouts but leaves a sticky residue on my skin but that does go away after i apply moisturizer, makes my oily skin oilier
Good quality, great price - young skin (26 y/o)I really like this product! I use it under my eyes morning and night and the skin is super soft! I was previously using a highly rated $55 eye cream from Caudalie - this is MUCH better and $40 cheaper.
Not sure about its claims around dark circles, etc - in my opinion,only sleep and diet are really going to fix that! Nonetheless, good quality for a great price.
Not bad for the priceI've been using this on my t-zone and chin to help control shine and oil. So far, so good! I haven't noticed a huge difference, but on the same token, I haven't particularly noticed shininess at the end of the day! The real test will be summer...
cleared my skin!I love this product on my skin. I was using at night before my moisturiser and felt my skin improving rapidly! i will definitely continue using it
HydratingThis is great for summer when it is hot and humid. It doesn't cause breakouts and serves as a nice hydrating layer on the skin.
bought too many the ordinary productsl haven’t seen any change of my face, now l am using about two weeks,
Works fantastically!Absolutely fantastic! I can see the difference - love it. I have large pores and have genuinely noticed an improvement upon using this product - it does pill a little, but I apply it at night and it doesn’t bother me. Absolutely worth it for the price!
I will never not use this productI have suffered from such oily skin since I was a young teen. I used to put it on at night and I used to wake up with fresh skin however now I have started putting it on in the morning before make up and I am even more impressed! I feel I battle with less oil over the course of the day and the oil sets in later than ever before. It’s great!
Worth Incorporating Into Your RoutineI have a pretty low-key skin routine (just cleanser, toner and moisturiser) so bought this to incorporate. It took a few weeks to see the results, but I'm pretty sure it's made my sebaceous filaments on my nose less dark and my nose is a lot less oilier than it was before. I use 3 drops and it doesn't pill under my gel moisturiser.
Great serumThis hydrated and made my skin glow after a week and it is so inexpensive! Love it and great value
Skin feels less oilyI bought this product to help remove the discolouration from acne spots. It tingles a little when applying it after washing the face, but not in an uncomfortable way. Although only using it for less than 2 weeks I do feel it’s made my very oily skin a little less oily. Haven’t noticed a improved just yet but will continue to use to use the whole bottle. I was concerned it could break out my skin a but was very relieved it didn’t. The price is amazing too!
Awesomegreat product for oily acne prone skin really helps clear the complexion, has a sticky residue but that subsides once moisturiser is applied
BrilliantThis my fourth purchase of niacinamide and although I can’t say it has really helped with my oiliness that much, it has definitely stopped me getting huge pimples/cysts that sit under the skin and take forever to go away. I use this with their salicylic acid every night after removing makeup and cleansing and I haven’t had those huge nasties since. I’ve also made sure that all my makeup is noncomodogenic as well.
SO GOOD!This product is SO GOOD and that’s coming from someone who has tried everything, and at much much higher price points.
I have combination skin and hormonal breakouts and this product is such a dream and really works for me. Controls the areas that are oily, doesn’t dry out the other areas, and clears pimples either over night, or after two or so days, depending on how stubborn they are.
Definitely worth trying!
Holy grail!I love this product! I have a lot acne scarring which really improved with the use of this product. I've also noticed when i don't use it for a while I start get pimples again so this definatly helps with stopping that. Overall, a great product for acne and acne scarring!
Good to dry out pimplesI have dry skin, so this product was very drying the first time I used it... however it dried out my hormonal plimsoles overnight which was great!
Take it easy starting off, and gradually work up to putting it on your problem areas. I will continue to use this product when I have my outbreaks, but because I have dry skin, I don’t need to use it all the time.
Noticeable changeI have large pores and have genuinely noticed an improvement upon using this product - it does pill a little, but I apply it at night and it doesn’t bother me. Absolutely worth it for the price!
Keeps my skin consistently clear!This definitely works. I have quite normal skin, but can get a few hormonal breakouts throughout the month. Nothing has worked for my skin like this - I use daily and any spots that appear are basically gone within 24 hours! Keeps my skin consistently clear and doesn't dry out or strip my skin. Always have a back up bottle in the cupboard!
AmazedI use this for spot treatment and oh my god, I’m so amazed with how well it works!
Good serumI Been using this serum together with Buffer for few months now, definitely notice changes in the skin, more even texture, more calming. The price is so affordable.
Noticeable ImprovementI have started to get rosacea and pigementation on my skin, and was recommended this product by the Adore live chat girls. It is gentle enough on my skin and I only need a tiny bit of it. Considering the price, this is a new staple of mine!
My favorite!this is my 2nd bottle! Love this product! Really helped me with my acne. Every time i will have a breakout,, it's from a lot.. to a few now! plus, when it dries up, it doesn't leave a dark mark on my face.
Love, love, LOVE!!I have been using this for a few months now. You don’t need to use much. I just put a drop on each cheek and spread it all over my face. My face has been much clearer and a lot less blackheads and blemishes . Easy to apply, works and cheap. It’s a yes from me!
Great for congestionThis is a great product for congestion. It clears up the congestion in my T zone, and hormonal break outs really well without drying out my skin. And for the price tag, you can't argue with that!
UnsureI'm just not sure about this product. I love the brand for the cheap price point but I didn't notice much of a difference using it on my skin.
Saved my skinSkin type: combo oily/very sensitive
I have been dealing with hormonal breakouts for about 5 years now still trying to adjust coming off the pill which I am sure many of you can relate. I have used this product for about 2 months now and I am so happy to say that this has been the only thing to save my skin. I didn't get fast results like some other people but at least it is positive results! I was told to give this product a good 6 months for best results so I will definitely keep on going. It does what it says, it regulates sebum production and brightens the skin tone. I no longer have to blot my face by noon. If you have dry skin with breakouts I wouldn't use this as I found it has a drying effect which could lead to an adverse reaction; exactly what the guide says. Love TO range, they are effective and so affordable.
Affordable product of excellent quality for adult acne!I suddenly started having acne this year at the age of 29 despite never having it as a teenager. I was previously on a routine with a combination of AHA / BHA and decided to swap over to something more targeted for acne.
I bought this and the Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2% and after a month it has definitely helped to clear up my acne. I'm down to about 1-2 spots at any given time which is much better than it had been.
The price is excellent for the amount and order dispatch is fast - I just reordered this and am putting my partner onto it! Very happy with my purchase.
Great for oil controlI have been using this serum for a while and love it! I use it day and night and find it controls my oil which then controls my congestion in my T zone. The packaging is easy to use with you only needing 1 drop to apply to your whole face.
Help my skin much clearerAfter using this serum for 2months, my skin become much clearer and more even skin tone. Cant complain about the price too. One more happy customer.
Best Serum for Ance Prone SkinThis serum works very well with salicylic acid to treat ance!!!
WOWI have been using this 1-2 times daily and cannot believe how much it has turned my skin around in such a short time. I was suffering constant breakouts of late and since using this my skin has done a complete 180! Highly recommend!
My go to productThis is my must have product. It really helps prevent break outs and also helps them heal faster. I notice when I haven't used it, a pimple pops out!
Like itI have used it nearly for half year. For me, its obvious effect is whitening. Your pores are becoming clear. My t-zone is oily and i don't think it controls my serum. It is a high concentration product. Not very gently for sensitive skin.
Effective and great valueI pair this with the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and together my skin has never looked better. I was using it in the mornings until I noticed it kept pilling underneath my sunscreen/makeup so I try to use it in the evenings. If I'm not planning on layering on many products then I'll use it in the morning.
Perfect for ance-prone skin, cleared up my skin and gave a great glowApplied it with my fingers and then used my Jade roller over the top, did it every night and got amazing results.
Calms breakoutsUsed this for a while, definitely noticed my breakouts calming down + less of them. Skin looked healthier. Would repurchase.
Heading with black heads I thinkLove using this product twice a day. Finding you need little and it goes a long way. Great to combine with like minded products
Impressive!I purchased this solely because it had such great reviews and it's only $9.90 and let me say I was not disappointed! I tend to use it more as a spot treatment rather than a serum and have noticed that it dries my pimples up (without drying out my skin) and they clear up within a few days. I also really love the bottle and the little dropper in the lid :)
Not for me :(Unfortunately no matter what I tried, this formula pilled on my skin. My skin tolerated it well, however after a few persistent weeks I stopped using this as I didn’t enjoy the texture.
PERFECTit made me always say WOW every time i look at the mirror. My pimples always leave a dark mark on my face when it dries. But using this daily, made my breakout lesser and when it dries, marks are super light on my face. Now it's easier to use toning products and rosehip oil to lighten them.
This is great for skin a little prone to a breakout babySo i am prone to the odd breakout. I already feel after 3 short weeks of use that their is less and generally my skin is a lot healthier. Loving this product
Bye oily nose!Have been using this in the AM and PM daily for 2 weeks and I I’ve noticed my T zone less oily during the day and when I wake up. Even smoothing out those little bumps that never surface around my face.
Starting to see resultsThis is the second time iv purchased this product, after seeing great reviews and having bad hormonal breakout I thought I’d give it a go, so far haven’t seen a dramatic difference but towards the end of the bottle started to see changes. So figured I’d keep the regime up to see if this time I get the amazing results.
Different for everyoneFor me and my dry, acne prone skin I believe this product broke me out. It's also quite drying for skin types other than oily. I've read a lot of people with similar experiences, but then many find this to be their wonder product. Worth a shot, but I'd phase into your routine gradually, as this concentration seems to be quite high compared to other products.
Holy grailThis product has been incredible for my senstive skin. With what it has done for redness and my overall complexion, my skin is as healthy and clear as ever
Definite improvement in acneI’ve been using this for 2 weeks for hormonal adult acne and have already noticed an improvement in my skin and reduction in acne- hopefully my skin continues to improve with more time.
It really does work!This serum really does work. Within days I noticed pores had noticably reduced when no other products have worked.
Noticed a differenceI did notice a slight difference in pores for the better and a reduction of my acne overall with this product but didn't use it as regularly as i would have because it did dry my skin, i'm still using it though so hopefully in the long run it will make a difference.
Keeps my skin clearI purchased this mainly for my pores and random blemishes here and there. I am on to my second bottle and it has managed to keep my skin clear and blemish free. Great low cost product!
Great for redness and breakoutsI have oily/combo skin that is quiet reactivate and red.
Prior to having my kids I never had a lot of breakouts but recently I’ve had problems with hormonal acne along my jawline and lower face.
I thought I’d give this a go as the reviews were good and the price was excellent.
I was really pleasantly surprised.
The serum itself is a lovely texture and absorbs really well. After using this for about a week in conjunction with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I have noticed a real improvement in my skin. My skin is much clearer and feels more calm.
I will be repurchasing.
Love love loveI absolutely love this product. I can see a noticeable change on my skin specially my nose area. It use to be really rough but it feels really really even and smooth now. I’m impressed with the product.