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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a high strength, vitamin and mineral-based formula for blemishes.

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  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Oiliness and shine
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
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4.5 of 2335 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Perfect for breakouts


Love this product Clears up breakouts quickly and feels great on the skin, not too overpowering or drying

Most Helpful Criticism



This didn't do much for my skin except maintain oil levels. The texture is very tacky and has to be applied a certain way for the product to be absorbed properly. Did notice a slight reduction in pore visibility.
  1. Perfect for breakouts


    Love this product Clears up breakouts quickly and feels great on the skin, not too overpowering or drying
  2. Great product


    Great serum which quickly cleared up my acne and congestion on my forehead. Highly recommend. A staple serum in any skincare routine.
  3. Unsure


    I had high expectations for this product given the reviews, however unfortunately it made me break out. I did however like the consistency and how the product felt on my skin, it just doesnt work for everyone (no surprises there though!)
  4. niacinamide


    I love this serum! It's so affordable and helps keep my oil production low. It's faded some acne scars over the last few months for me
  5. Affordable and effective


    I purchased this to help with my blemishes and, so far, I really like it. I find it helps keep spots at bay. It didn’t really do much at the beginning, but it has gradually had a noticeable effect on my oily skin – helps control it a little and my pores feel less congested. Definitely worth giving it a go considering the affordable price tag.
  6. Noticeable results


    I've been using this once daily for two months now and have definitely noticed some improvements. My skin is smoother and more even toned with less redness. Would definitely recommend giving it a long-term trial as it took a month before I noticed changes.


    I have been using this product for 9 months now and can really see a dramatic change in the texture of my skin. Pores are smaller, skin is more even. I HIGHLY recommend this product- its super affordable also which is a major plus.
  8. Noticeable improvement in my skin


    I have noticed an improvement in the look of my skin, a bit smoother and brighter. When my skin is over-sensitized, it can have a very slight stinging feeling so I'm not sure if someone with sensitive skin could tolerate it but oily skin types should give it a go!
  9. Simple and effective!

    Natalie Bruning

    A simple solution that pats into the skin very well. I use it nearly every morning followed up with moisturiser and SPF, is it fantastic at controlling oil and keeping my skin bright and fresh :)
  10. Great value!!


    its a great product
  11. Breakout


    This product made my skin break out quite a bit. I was not sure at first so I used it and then stopped and then continued again and it was only during the times of use that my face would have small little break outs. I am not sure if my skin was going through a 'purging stage' but I did not want to wait around to see!
  12. Miracle prosuct


    This item was the main attribute to solving my chronic and debilitating acne. I must be on my sixth or seventh bottle by now. Absolutely miracle product.
  13. Slow but worth it


    To be honest, I didn't notice a huge change at first but after I had used it consistently for a few weeks, I hardly ever get breakouts anymore and I've noticed my skin is alot glowier
  14. the holy grail!


    I've always struggled with my blemishes but after using this product I've noticed results so quick! and how great my skin had become! Highly recommended!!
  15. awesome


    Such an amazing product, he goes nicely on the skin.
  16. Great fo oily skin


    This really helped my oily skin. Theres no skin and doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or bad.
  17. Your skin will love it!


    I wanted to try out Niacinamide to help manage my adult acne and I am so happy that I tried this Ordinary formulation! It feels great on my skin and is easy to apply with a dropper. My skin breakouts have noticeably calmed down after I started using it consistently every night and it's less oily too. Overall, I would highly recommend this for those looking for something to help balance out acne-pr...
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  18. My number 1 daily product

    Morgan B

    I used this on and off for a few months last year during the day. I wasn’t a huge fan as I found it piled under my makeup. I had a really bad breakout over the Xmas break so decided to put it into my evening routine and wow!!! It has changed my skin drastically. I no longer get random pimples or any hormonal breakouts. I made sure to get the supersized bottle and will make sure I never run ou...
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  19. How is this so cheap yet so good??


    This works wonders for my skin and minimises my pores. I can't believe the price for what it does. Totally worth it.
  20. Oil controlling


    Bought it for my sister with oily skin and she loves it! Very very affordable and does the job. Leaves a matte finish! Repurchased 3 bottles in one go
  21. Love it!


    I started using The Ordinary a couple months ago and the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has become a staple. It continues to minimise my pores and improve my skin. The Ordinary range is cost friendly and it works!
  22. Can't go wrong


    I used to get a couple of spots every now and then, but this has helped stop that. No more hormonal spots, pores look more refined. Love this product. Have read it can cause some people to break out, but for the price, you may as well give it a go
  23. Great acne spot treatment


    I use this as a spot treatment on blemishes and have found it very helpful. Just need to be careful which other products you are mixing this with as it can irritate the skin.
  24. Honestly fave product for acne

    Brooke Josephs

    This product changed my life. My acne is so much clearer since using this. Make sure to use it was hydrating products though as it can be quite drying.
  25. Very good


    This product is great for clear soft skin
  26. Affordable option


    this is suitable for skincare ingredient lovers. I love it tells the exact concentration about the active ingredient within. It comes with a clear gel-liquid form and absorbs fairly quickly into the skin. However, if you apply too much it can cause peeling on your face.
  27. Good


    This reduces the size of pimples and is good for acne
  28. Love it!


    I've purchased it time and time again.How soft it makes my skin feel and controls my acne. Love it so much.
  29. My one and only


    I love this product. I've purchased it time and time again. I've tried other niacinamide products but this is the one that my skin reacts to the best. It clears my skin on the regular. I use this in the day time a few times a week and it layers under my sunscreen very well. There may be a slight sting on your skin when you first use it.
  30. Excellent payoff for the price


    This is definitely a product that is excellent to add into an already existing skin care regimen. It works well for me and has been an excellent compliment to my moisturiser. I often find many products will cause me to breakout, and it did for the initial week I used it but it has since melded nicely with the rest of my skin care products and not cause any further breakouts.
  31. An all day serum


    I have been using this product for over a month now and I love how soft it makes my skin feel. It has helped reduce my redness with it's light and non-greasy formulation, that I will use it twice a day. I love it so much that I recently bought the bigger size because it will be staying in my skincare routine
  32. Cystic acne!


    Thought I would love this product after loving other TO products. After using the serum I started to break out which I thought would go away but ended up turning into cystic acne. I stopped using the product as I was told by a friend who had used it and experienced a similar response and it has now gone away.
  33. Waiting to see results


    I bought this product to help with my acne scars and get a smoother texture. I have been using this product for a month now and I haven't seen much difference in my skin. It also feels quite sticky after I apply the product - maybe I am not using the correct amount. My skin also has some flaky residue if I put rosehip oil on it after. Overall, it hasn't done much at the moment but I am hoping to ...
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  34. The BEST


    Honestly the best thing I did was introduce this to my skincare routine. My skin is not as oily, reduces appearance of my pores and reduces the appearances of blemishes! Can't live without it!
  35. Cleared up my hormonal acne


    This is a great serum that helps clear up my hormonal acne when it arises! I use it every night.
  36. Good for oily skin


    This is great for my acne and helps with acne scars
  37. love!


    my boyfriend loves this - great for reducing texture, acne and scars
  38. niacinamide


    i love this serum! it makes my skin feel less oily and controls my acne.
  39. Not For Me :((


    This was my first time trying The Ordinary products - I really wanted to like them, especially because they've been hyped up so much but unfortunately they're not for me.. I find that this is kind of tacky and it pills easily under moisturiser, so you have to only use a few drops and pat it in instead of rubbing. On the bright side, that means one bottle it lasts a long time! Although unfortunate...
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  40. Great Product


    I bought this product to help with my blackheads and blemishes. I would recommend this product based on price and how well it absorbs into your skin, although I only apply it at night. I have noticed that my skin has a better texture and I experience less breakouts with consistent use!
  41. Wonders


    Mesmerised by the skin benefits this serum holds and works into your skin!
  42. so good


    perfect for acne prone skin has helped so much
  43. Cheap & Cheerful


    I was recommended to introduce an Niacinamide in my routine to help with pores and some scaring. The serum is the perfect intro into adding some extra actives. The price point is so great the product is light non-sticky going on, helps to tighten and even, and sits well under moisturiser and SPF. Even the smaller bottle goes a long away! Definitely a sweet addition to help skin out.
  44. Great results, afforable product


    Use this product as part of my AM routine, and have noticed a visible reduction in redness, oiliness and congestion.
  45. Amazing


    When I apply this on a pimple, it becomes smaller when I wake up
  46. Great product


    This is my second bottle and it actually helped my skin clear up. I have acne on my forehead and cheeks and this product actually helps me get rid and prevent me from getting acne.
  47. Perfect for acne prone skin


    The perfect ingredient for acne prone skin - controls breakouts and helps prevent these!
  48. Good for the price


    I bought this product to help with my congested skin as I really struggle with blackheads. Overall, it's a great product for the price and I have noticed some slight positive changes with consistent use. I do find it a little sticky and shiny on the face so I prefer to only apply at night before bed. I will likely buy this product again.
  49. great value for money


    I love this product! I started using during isolation while having to wear masks at work everyday. It helped my skin stay clear and if you breakout on your back swell it helps with that. It has become a staple in my routine and I recommend it to so many clients and friends
  50. Skin is less oily and congested


    I’ve been using this along with other the ordinary products for oily congested skin. I can see some improvements to my congestion and my skin is less oily for sure
    However it stings when I first apply, only lasts half a minute then settles down so I can deal with that
    Love the glass bottle but it’s hard to tell which it is as all the bottles and packaging looks the same.
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  51. niacinamide


    keeps my skin clear by reducing oil production but has the potential to pill if you mix it with other serums/ layer it.
  52. Hormonal acne control


    I have used this product for about 4 years now & just love it. I would not be without it.
    I use this every morning. After cleansing I apply asap's clear complexion gel & once that is dried down & I apply this to everywhere below eye area. I find this combo keeps my hormonal acne along chin & jawline under control & helps the redness I experience across my cheeks.
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  53. Not for me :(


    I had high expectations for this product as I heard so many amazing reviews, however, it simply did not sit well with my skin. Upon incorporating it into my routine, a few red, tender bumps began appearing on my face and then developing into pimples. I decided to use the product less often and still, the red bumps continued popping up all over my face, leading me o discontinue use of the product. ...
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  54. Nice!


    Good product. Amazing for the price. Helps with firmness and clears skin. Nice texture but will pill if you put it on pre makeup application.
  55. Love this!


    I love this serum. It’s light and has a lovely consistency, a little goes a long way also. I love how my skin feels after use - I tell it’s it’s more hydrated and supple. This is one of my go-to products that I will continue to buy religiously. I would recommend buying the supersized, bigger bottle of this serum! Just because this size is a little small.
  56. no effect


    i'm not sure what it is but the ordinary products just don't work for me! still i gave this one a go for about a month, hoping that it would reduce my acne and it really didn't change my skin at all. I now use it on my chest and shoulders for acne and even that is not making much difference but hey, best not to waste.
  57. manages oil


    feels very smooth and gives glass skin look, perfect for managing oily skin in summer
  58. Amazing


    I only have three steps in my skincare and i can safely say that since i started using niacinamide, it has changed my skin for the better. Seriously reduced the appearance of my sebaceous filaments and i hardly ever get breakouts now.
  59. It works, but it's not instant


    Started using this product because my friend gave me her bottle, and really enjoyed it. It's not instant but I do believe it makes a difference if used regularly.
  60. affordable skincare


    i can't really tell if it's working or not but it does make my skin feel nicer. sometimes i mix it in with a moisturiser so that i don't have to wait for it dry. overall, it makes my skin feel supple.
  61. Blemish serum


    This works as an overnight spot treatment for blemishes as well as a general serum
  62. Not bad


    It has helped with some dark spots on my face but it sometimes pills on my skin and other times, it goes on nicely and I don't know why.
  63. Good product


    It took me a long time to love this product, but over time the overall texture of my skin has improved a lot. I dislike the tackiness of the product but I am now using minimal product and patting it in, as opposed to rubbing it in. You know you have used too much when you get a white film as you apply it.
  64. Love it !!


    Treat my acne very well. Highly recommend it
  65. Maybe not for me?


    I have been using this product for a couple of months now and have waited to review it because I wanted to see some results. I have applied this serum daily, but have not really noticed a difference in my skin from it, so maybe it is just not for me,

    It feels sticky, and I find that it peels off my skin. This peeling occurs when I put something else over it (usually my 0.5% retinol fr...
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  66. Good product


    I've been using Niacinamide as an active ingredient and it clears my skin. It takes about 6 weeks to clear my acne scars. So impressive and I'll keep using it!
  67. Skincare staple


    I like to switch between this and Hyaluronic acid to give myself a break from stronger treatments and give a vitamin boost. A favourite of mine and good for treating redness or breakouts too.
  68. Good for the Price


    I expected a lot from this just because of how everyone raves about it, but I didn't find it that amazing. After a few months of daily use it has faded some dark spots left from acne, but I haven't noticed any other difference to my face (I thought it might help control my oil and even out my skin tone / texture). I love that it only takes two drops to cover my whole face, doesn't pill or go weird...
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  69. Just do it!


    A lot of hype on youtube around this one - and for good reason. Absolutely does the job for a surprisingly low price. Will NEVER go without this in my routine now!
  70. Helps reduce redness but didn't layer well


    Helped reduce redness although it was not my favourite product to layer in the morning so I only used it at night.
  71. Acne prone skins BFF


    Basically I was new to the ordinary and suggestions and recommendations said this is one of their top products and wow I see why. niacinamide has done wonders for more acne prone skin and the fact its not as intrusive as an acid its my go to morning and night, albeit I had a slight purging period but that lasted only 2 weeks. 100% recommend
  72. Mask woes


    As a front line worker I have been struggling with getting my skin under control especially in areas where I wear a mask, this product has been a game changer, I was getting severe cystic acne and by introducing this into my face routine within a week my skin started to clear up. It is excellent for sebum control and has certainly made a huge impact. Only deducted half a star because it can be a ...
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  73. Nice product!


    I like this serum and can tell me skin has improved slightly whilst using it. The only thing I'd say is don't use too much as it can peel off on the skin
  74. Wanted to love it. Foams up. Sticky.


    Not a fan - I really wanted to love it!!! So many others do, and my facialist recommended it to me to help with my acne. Did not help. Makes my skin red and irritated... and becomes 'foamy' when applying (when if I do it very carefully and slowly). Gave it a good month, won't be using again.
  75. Too strong to use with actives


    I used to be okay with this but now I use retinol too and my skin can’t handle both., it goes realllly red.
  76. Fine for sensitive skin


    I have dry, sensitive skin. This has not caused any irritation.
  77. Feels good!


    Seems to be helping, my skin has generally improved. Started using this and a retinol from this line. I love how affordable the ordinary products are and easy to fit in with my basic skin care routine.
  78. Very effective serum!!!


    I have used this serum for a week and it was really great!!!I can see my skin became more even and the pores nearly dispeared!!How amazing is that??Love it!!
  79. Super Effective!!


    This product is really, really effective and at a really good price point too! Highly recommend!
  80. Love a product with Niacinamide


    I love the Ordinary brand and it's no nonsense, affordable approach to skincare. This is a lovely, nourishing serum, and after 2 weeks of use I could see results. Definitely worth the price!
  81. terrible


    Went with the hype and purchased this but it broke me out so just a word of caution to everyone trying this out to patch test! I assumed it was purging at first but then it really messed up my skin so be wary.
  82. Hit and miss


    I've been using this for several months and haven't noticed a great deal of change with my skin. However, my partner has been using it also and it has noticeably improved his skin. So, I guess this works for some and not for others but at the price that it is, it was worth a shot!
  83. clear skin


    My pigmentation has gotten lighter over time from using this
  84. Nice product but..


    I enjoy this product and seems to react well to it when I use it BUT for some reason everytime I use it I start to break out! My skin is odd though! I have combination skin and I guess it’s just too much, I notice my breakouts settle down a few days once I stop using this serum so I’m assuming it this as nothing else has changed in my routine... sad because initially my skin loves it! I have tried...
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  85. Effective and affordable product


    I use this product a couple of times of week. It has really helped with making my skin look clearer. My skin tone also looks more even. I find if I use this product too often I get sensitised skin, so if you're in that boat just be mindful not to over-do it.
  86. Love it


    I love this serum so much! I picked it up after the lockdown in March when I went a bit crazy with baking and eating junk which caused my face to break out so badly. I had uneven skin, redness and cysts everywhere. I noticed a huge difference within 1-2 weeks of using this. My skin was calmer, smoother and it helped to control the breakouts. But I did also stop having so much sugar, drank more wat...
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  87. Great all rounder


    Excellent serum - great all rounder. I ended up stopping use because I found that I had too many in my routine and pores and acne aren't my biggest concern, but it is great to have when I have flare ups. My partner has started to use and I can see improvements within the first few applications
  88. Best product out!!


    Highly highly recommend this product. I have repurchased multiple times and noticed a difference after only 5-7 days !
  89. niacinamide


    A really lightweight serum that controls the oil in my T zone. It does pill if I layer another serum over it though.
  90. I don't really understand the hype of this product


    I tried this product for almost three months and I didn't notice any particular difference on my skin. I already have a routine with many steps and this one felt pointless. Maybe you need to have more severe skin concerns to notice a difference.
  91. A must for a new skincare regime


    I used this for about 18 months and believe it really started to even out skin tone, minimise red pigment on my cheeks and balanced out oil. Would recommend to anyone starting out with oily or pore related concerns. Make sure you mist or have damp skin before applying as it can feel sticky when it dries which some ppl struggle with under makeup.
  92. Not for me


    While I love the concept behind The Ordinary, unfortunately I feel some of their products, including this one, are let down by the serum base. I have combination skin and wanted to try niacinamide to help control oil and reduce the appearance of my pores. This is quite viscous compared to other brands' serums I've tried since and doesn't seem to absorb well, leaving a tacky layer on the skin which...
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  93. Reliable


    Really helped getting the acne scars, bumps and blemishes down. Didn't really help with brightening or closing pores, but happy with how it's smoothed out my skin somewhat.
  94. Inexpensive addition


    It hasn't been too long since I've used it so I can't see results yet - but the formula isn't the most streamlined in my routine, I use cleanser > toner > liquid exfoliant (BHA) > treatment (alternate between niacinamide and hyaluronic acid) > moisturiser > sunscreen, but I find that once I put on the niacinamide, it makes streaks and I have to wait quite some time before it settles. Otherwise it ...
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  95. Good for the price


    Great entry level niacinamide for the price point. I used it up and then swapped to a higher quality version.


    I absolutely love this serum. I have used it on and off for a few years but only got back into using it every day again recently after experimenting with other serums with niacinamide. However I like this one because it's no fuss and doesn't have any nasty add-in ingredients, has a good amount of the active, and is a very good price. Over a few weeks, this has transformed my skin completely. My sk...
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  97. Did not love :(


    I had such high hopes for this product but sadly I didn't love it. It broke me out on my cheeks, almost giving me a rash, and everywhere else it just didn't work as well as I had hoped. Definitely recommend patch testing before use!
  98. Lifesaving product!


    Absoutely love this product. Dramatically reduced my pores in just a few weeks! Love love love!
  99. Great, but no significant results


    Non-greasy, nice formula to use. Didn't notice a significant difference after using for 6 months, but a slight difference.
  100. Highly recommend


    I love this product I have been using it every night for nearly a year now and I have noticed a significant difference in my skin. I love the way it feel when applying and my redness and breakouts have reduced dramatically
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