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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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4.5 of 2318 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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.

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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. Maybe not for me?


    verified purchaser
    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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  2. Good product


    verified purchaser
    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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. overall a good product


    it does what it promises to do, reduces redness and helps clear skin although it's hard to layer with other serums and oils
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Acne prone skins BFF


    verified purchaser
    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
  9. 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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  10. Nice product!


    verified purchaser
    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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Fine for sensitive skin


    I have dry, sensitive skin. This has not caused any irritation.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!!
  16. Super Effective!!


    This product is really, really effective and at a really good price point too! Highly recommend!
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. clear skin


    My pigmentation has gotten lighter over time from using this
  21. 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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  22. 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.
  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. Best product out!!


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


    A really lightweight serum that controls the oil in my T zone. It does pill if I layer another serum over it though.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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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  30. 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.
  31. 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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  32. 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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  34. 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!
  35. Lifesaving product!


    Absoutely love this product. Dramatically reduced my pores in just a few weeks! Love love love!
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. broke me out


    this did not go well with my skin and seem to increase my pimples
  39. A solid addition to a skincare routine


    This isn't the fanciest product out there but it's good for acne and other uneven pigmentation on the skin.
  40. visible difference within a week


    visible difference within a week of using the serum day and night, my skin did go through the purging phase but shortly after my acne bumps went down and i see a lot less inflammation in the skin. the perfect everyday serum for those who have sensitive acne prone skin.
  41. Skincare essential


    I've been using this product pretty consistently for a few months now, and for the price, it is a must buy!
    While I found it hasn't worked miracles, I can definitely notice a difference in days I don't use it and days I do, particularly in my chin pores.
    I texture does leave your skin and fingers a bit tacky, but quickly washes off of hands and sinks into your skin when moisturiser is...
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  42. Gentle and effective


    Helped with texture and uneven skin tone and is also gentle
  43. Works better with other active ingregients


    Most people raved that this product reduced the amount of oil on their face but I have not experienced any significant results on it's own (I have very oily skin). I'm halfway through the bottle and I do notice lighter acne scars. However, when I started using this before Vit C serum (AM) and retinol (PM), my skin got so much clearer, brighter and less bumpy in just a few days! Might give this a g...
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  44. Good serum for small skin troubles


    Helps with pimples and blemishes. Slight smell not really noticeable.
  45. Very good and impressive product


    I have been used it for more than half year, and found my skin is brighter and it actually reduced my poles lot. I have oily or combined skin type. I used it twice, in the morning and evening. I guess I will buy it again and again.
  46. Reduced pores


    I have been using it for 2 months now and have seen a reduction in pores around my nose. Initially, it did cause purging but continued use made my skin clear. I have also noticed my skin is brighter after using this!
  47. Broke me out


    I have acne prone skin and this broke me out in little bumps all over my face. I wouldn’t recommend if you have acne prone skin.
  48. love this product


    I highly recommend this product I have been using it every night for nearly a year now. I have found that my blemishes have been reduced as well as my black dots. I can see a clear result since using this product.
  49. So affordable


    I haven't seen any benefits since using this product but I've seen niacinamide recommended to help with skin barrier so I'll continue to use this in the hope that this is helping to protect the skin barrier as I do like to use actives as well. I do have to be careful with this product, as if you use too much it can feel tacky and pill like crazy with my other products so I only use two drops at a ...
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    Super skincare product and oh so affordable! Helped with pores, pigmentation and healthy glowy skin
  51. Your new best friend


    Honestly can't recommend this product enough. I use it once in the morning and once in the evening, and I have seen a visible difference in my pore size and the radiance of my skin. I've also found that it's reduced the amount and severity of breakouts, and also acts as a good spot treatment.
  52. disappointing


    fell for the hype, tried it for the past 3 months, but found its causing breakouts in the T zone
  53. Smooth and silky


    This product applied smoothly and evenly, with a nice glossy feel. Absorbed beautifully and quickly into my skin. It feels great, and it definitely makes my skin happier. Less breakouts!
  54. Nice addition to night time routine


    I've incorporated this product into my nightly routine and have found it's a nice consistency and absorbs into the skin well. It doesn't pull and my skin feels fresh and plump afterwards, before I apply my night cream. Probably not essential but I've certainly not had any ill effects from adding it to my regimen.
  55. Great


    My skin has been breaking out really badly over the last few months and I can’t seem to find the products I’ve been using so I gave this a try and my skin has cleared right up in only a few days, my pigmentation has lightened and my skin still feels hydrated.
  56. Oily girls best friend


    I have been using this product for more than 2 years, morning and evening. I really notice a difference when I run out of this product and I can’t say that about many products. It truly does make your skin less oilier, your pores appear smaller but it also helps with breakouts. It’s crazy to think this product is less than $10 and it does a better job than 95% of products on the market. I’ll conti...
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  57. I love this!


    Been using this for months and it's helped my skin so much! It's so much clearer now than it was when I started.
  58. Good hydration interesting texture


    The product is good when it comes to hydrating your face and thereby minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores from dehydration. The texture however, is slightly sticky and feels like glue on the face. If you don't mind texture then it is a good product to put. Also not sure if it is coincidental but it doesn't apply too well under foundation. Perhaps more suited for night time.
  59. A holy grail product


    This product is essential for my skincare routine. It has helped my blemishes a lot, and the texture of my skin has improved significantly. It is an absolute bargain, which makes it easy to re-purchase, and the packaging is also super cute.
  60. Smaller pores


    Very affordable product and helped me get my foot in the door to developing my skin care routine on a budget.

    This helped me with minimising my pores after about a month.
    But the down side is that it can be quite irritating on the skin espcially on areas that are irritated by mask wearing (cheeks). Also, it can be very irritating if I use it after the 10% glycolic acid toner c...
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  61. Great product for all skin types!


    Before my purchase I was a bit hesitant to buy this as it has been known to help with excessive oiliness. I have combination skin, but it get's drier in the winter and oilier in the summer, so I was worried it would strip my skin in the winter. The product has not done this at all and helped a lot with pimples and fine expression lines! I would highly recommend.
  62. Little Jar or Magic

    A Law

    Love this product from The Ordinary as it just has so many benefits for the skin - brightens, evens out skin tone, helps regulate sebum production, minimises the appearance of pores and is also a great product to maintain a healthy skin barrier. I use a few drops in the morning to supercharge my routine. Recommend for oily/combo skin.
  63. Oily skins worst enemy


    I have oily skin with visible pores, this product helps to keep my oil under more control. I use it AM and PM. The texture takes a bit to get used to but it doesn’t bother me anymore.
    It is obviously a bargain at its price point. Definitely worth it, would have paid more
  64. Glad I found this product


    I have been getting really bad breakouts lately so did some research and decided to give this product a go. I was surprised with how cheap it was and how many good reviews it had received. I have only been using this for a week, but can also see a slight improvement in my skin and am so excited to see results after long use.
  65. Decent product for price point


    The price is great for the amount and quality of the product. However, the texture is too thick and tacky for me. It does not sink into my skin easily so it is difficult to apply other products on top of it without disturbing that layer. However, if you don't mind that then the product would probably be great for you.
  66. Does what it says


    This product does what it says. It relieves congestion in then skin quite effectively. I personally used it to try to get rid of some annoying pores that had become particularly congested in some parts of my face. Using this improved that within a couple of weeks.
    It’s an odd product in a way and could be off putting to some. Watery with just a slightly slimey texture but it works well so ...
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  67. Essential in my routine!


    This is by far my favourite The Ordinary product - such a simple product but really gets the job done in terms of smoothing and brightening in my skincare routine.
  68. Ah yeah na

    Nat the Rat

    I have hormonal ance and quite a bit of scarring, been using it for a month and haven't seen many changes. Had higher hopes for this best of the brand's rep and was surprised by the price point. Also has a very tacky finish that does dry in a few minutes.
  69. Great for keeping skin clear!


    I use this daily as part of my skin routine and have noticed that my skin appears less red and bumpy! Would never not have it as part of my routine!
  70. Promissing


    I've been dealing with my oily skin for quite a long time and I decided to add this product to my routine. It's been only one week but I can see my T-zone doesn't shine as much as it used to. Hope it helps more over time and with a small pigmentation mark I have.
    Do not use with vit C tho!
  71. It’s good, but I didn’t notice a significant difference.


    I think it has made a slight difference to size of my pores - I’ve been using this for about 3 months now and haven’t noticed a huge difference. I’m a guy and would suggest if you shave your face in the morning not to use this as well as it stings and irritates a little bit. I’m also 27 so maybe I just haven’t noticed a lot because my skin isn’t too bad to begin with? Definitely worth a try though...
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  72. Skincare essential


    I have been using this product for months, morning and evening. It makes my skin less oily and less prone to hormonal breakout. The only downside is that it can pill if you apply and/or rub too much on the skin. But still, cannot really complain considering how affordable it is.
  73. Need to order more


    Niacinamide I find really great for controlling redness due to breakouts, it can be used as a spot treatment however I find sometimes its not harsh enough for when I already have blemishes arising. I use it in the mornings (and my actives at night) to also help keep an even skin texture. Definitely recommend especially for the price. Sometimes it needs a minute before putting something on top as i...
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  74. works a lot


    this serum works for minimising the appearance and severity of blemishes if you use it for a long time
  75. Loved it initially but started to irritate my skin


    I really loved how it cleared up my skin and reduced pores but after 2 weeks of usage it started to burn my skin when I applied
  76. Loved it initially but started to irritate my skin


    I really loved how it cleared up my skin and reduced pores but after 2 weeks of usage it started to burn my skin when I applied
  77. Beauty IQ rave about this product and I know why!


    I love love love using Niacinamide in my daily routine and she has become my holy grail product for reducing blackheads and pores. I heard the girls on Beauty IQ totally rave about Niacinamide and when my friend gifted this to me for my birthday it has changed my life! HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! 10/10
    Plus, super affordable to repurchase!
  78. Great for the skin


    Left my skin feeling amazing, a definite addition to my new skincare routine! Excited to see and feel firming results
  79. Nice serum


    Good serum, feels nice on the skin. Haven’t seen a huge difference considering all the hype about it but I use this with a salicylic acid and my pimples are less frequent.


    This product is truly incredible and not just for the price point.
    It has improved the overall texture and brightness of my skin and has literally SHRUNK my pores. I've noticed a HUGE reduction in breakouts and any spots that have been coming up seem to clear up quicker and are less red/inflamed looking.

    I would recommend this product to a literal stranger on the street - SO IMP...
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  81. Great serum


    I have been using TO Niacinamide for a few months as part of my morning skincare routine. I think this is a great product if you are interested in adding in Niacinamide. I have noticed that the pores on my forehead are less visible/smaller. I put a drop on my forehead and each cheek and rub it in. It's also a great price.


    i wanted to love this as much as i love the other ordinary products, but it just doesn't suit my skin! i get big cystic pimples when i use it. In saying that I've heard great things, but doesn't suit my skin clearly!
  83. Great product for the price!


    Easy to apply and well absorbed, love this brand with its excellent pricing for good quality products!
  84. Amazing


    I really love using Niacinamide in my daily routine - it's my holy grail product for my oily, acne-prone skin. It is a bit drying though, so those with dry skin might have a different experience.
  85. Great for blemish prone skin


    Works amazingly with my skin, my regime is not as complicated as it used to be but this baby is always something I recommend to friends!
  86. Great for oily skin


    Awesome at controlling oil! However it pills heaps, especially under sunscreen.
  87. Skincare Staple!


    I’ve been using Niacinamide as an active ingredient with many different products/brands but this little gem still takes the cake.
    This serum is great for smoothing out the skin and is great in soothing redness.
    Fantastic value for a daily skincare staple.
  88. Affordable Results!


    An affordable product that treats many different skin concerns! The texture is a touch thicker than water, takes around 3 minutes to fully dry down. Suitable for most skin types too! The only downside is that is pills if rubbed too soon after application (I don't wear makeup, but I have heard this is a problem for makeup wearers) and can lightly foam up if spread too vigorously over the face (anno...
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  89. A great discovery!


    Been reading up on this for a while and I'm so glad I decided to give it a try. I rarely break out these days but It's helped heal them a bit faster and also reduce the level of scarring I used to get if I've tried to incorrectly extract (my bad) a pimple. It's worked really well to reduce a couple of ingrown hairs which would normally take ages to go away.
  90. Hydrating & Brightening


    My favourite the Ordinary product by far! Hydrating and brightening over time. helps fade my hyper-pigmentation after spots more quickly. Definitely helps to decrease the number of blemishes I get.
  91. Does what it says

    Shauna Persse

    Easy to use and doesn’t tingle, using it every day and my skin is firmer and clearer
  92. Good value


    It’s good for these young age skin who start wanting to try some anti aging products. It doesn’t do much on mature skin.
  93. Lost count of how many times i've repurchased!


    As the title says, i've repurchased this so many times. I started using it after i cleared my acne as i wanted something to brighten my scars and even out my skin tone. The zinc in this also helps to control oil. I haven't had any more bad acne breakouts since using this and it's really helped me even out my skin tone so much.

    The texture is like a watery gel, i usually apply at nigh...
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  94. Great for blemishes


    I really love this serum. I have seen excellent brightening effects since I've started using it (I'm on my third bottle now). I'm quite impressed with it's ability to clear my small hormonal breakouts too.
  95. Great addition to any skincare routine!


    Over the past few months of using this product I have noticed a difference in my skin.
    I usually use it at night, sometimes also in the morning for spot treatment if I notice a blemish and don't want to wear a pimple patch. Really helps calm down blemishes, helps with oil control and general skin texture.
    Amazing value for money.
  96. Lifesaver!


    This is honestly such an amazing product, could not recommend more! Has completed reduced the redness in my skin
  97. Love


    I really enjoy this product, I was worried about it breaking me out but it’s done the opposite. My skin looks and feels amazing! The bottle has lasted me a good amount of time and I will absolutely re purchase
  98. Skincare essential


    I have been using this for a couple of months now and my skin texture has improved so much. I was lucky enough not to experience any purging at the start. This product has helped with my forehead bumps and milia on my chin and leaves my skin looking clearer in general. Hasn't made much of a difference to my hyperpigmentation but that is expected. Defs repurchasing.
  99. Helpful for oily skin


    Super helpful in controlling my oily skin! Only complaint I have is that it pills a lot, especially under sunscreen. Found it happens a bit less if I apply it to damp skin and pat it in.
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