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    The OrdinaryNiacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%<p>Harnessing the (anything but ordinary) power of niacinamide and zinc &#8211; with a surprisingly small price tag &#8211; this potent serum is perfect for combatting blemishes, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. A must-have for battling breakouts, The Ordinary&#8217;s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% regulates sebum production to minimise pores and reduce blemish-causing bacteria, keeping your complexion clear, calm and collected. A superlative skin improver, niacinamide boosts the skin&#8217;s immunity and improves moisture retention, while a brilliant shot of zinc PCA works to repair damaged skin and promote the creation of collagen.</p>ORD002114547699151903115 stars, based on540 reviews 5.00Cult BeautyNew
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    The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

    The Ordinary
    Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    ( 30ml )

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    • Why it's Cult

      A dream come true for oily skin, this potent serum targets breakouts, minimises pores and decongests confused complexions by regulating sebum production. Featuring high concentrations of two of the most efficacious blemish-battling ingredients out there (niacinamide and zinc), this swiftly soothes skin and improves its overall health.

    • Description

      Harnessing the (anything but ordinary) power of niacinamide and zinc – with a surprisingly small price tag – this potent serum is perfect for combatting blemishes, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. A must-have for battling breakouts, The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% regulates sebum production to minimise pores and reduce blemish-causing bacteria, keeping your complexion clear, calm and collected. A superlative skin improver, niacinamide boosts the skin’s immunity and improves moisture retention, while a brilliant shot of zinc PCA works to repair damaged skin and promote the creation of collagen.

    • How to use

      Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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    The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

    The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Reviews

    Broke me out...
    Honestly, I wanted to love this product, but I happened to be one of the small minority of people that are sensitive/allergic to it. Within the first 2 weeks of use, it did a good job in fading some of my old scars. But after that, the downhill journey started and I experienced breakouts like never before. That said, I'm sure it works for many people out there.
    OH MY GOODNESS, YES!!
    This is an incredible product. it works all round wonders! It is so good for so many issues you may have with your skin; may it be inflammation, redness, acne, scarring, the list goes on. the only *tiny* problem I had was not really a problem, just how little you actually need to use. I've only had this product a month or so and already half of it is gone. you literally need a few drops on your hands and that’ll be good for your whole face. Highly recommend as part of your regular routine!
    Thanks
    Yes! give it a few weeks, but my scars faded and spots are becoming less and less.
    Fantastic
    This does absolute wonders for my skin! I suffer from redness around my nose/cheeks and very little helps to combat this but this product has been a godsend. My skin tones evened out and all the little bumps and spots have also gone. I usually buy 2 in one go as these tend to sell out quite often.
    Works
    Actually works and does what it says on the label.
    Holy grail for oily skin!
    I really loved this product! Not only is it affordable but it’s absolutely worth every drop. Definitely a holy grail. I’ve noticed a great difference in my skin in terms of reduced oiliness as well as congestion. 10/10 would recommend!
    Amazing product
    This serum is amazing and can do wonders for your skin when used properly. This site is also among one of my favorites. And the delivery’s is super fast. I recommend using an aha and bha once a week for amazing results (but since it is out of stock now i could not purchase it).
    Love it
    I love this serum, my skin has a glow and feels so much smoother, it has really controlled my skins oil without drying it out. I’ve also seen my blackheads reduced massively. For only £5 I think you can get a lot of use out of it so I definitely recommend
    Amazing
    Honestly, this product has saved my skin, I can't recommend it enough! I was prone to breakouts especially around my mouth and chin and it felt like no matter what I tried nothing helped until I can across this little magic potion! I use this daily with the ordinary natural moisturizing factors + HA and a face halo to remove my make up/cleanse and it has been game-changing!!! I can’t remember the last time I had a breakout!! Not even hormonal ones! Amazing!
    Unreal
    Incredible product, keeps my hormonal breakouts in check so I’m now one of those people with permanently clear skin! I always buy the big size and make sure I never run out because I don’t know where I’d be without it!
    Just meh
    I bought this thinking it was going to be a changing product for me... But it wasn't. It does give a beautiful dewy effect to the skin and when I used on my PM routine I woke up the next day feeling less oily. And this was it. No actual improvements, unfortunately!
    Wonderful product
    Thanks to Cult who has send me this product to India. I love it and it works amazingly on my skin... very lightweight and absorbs so quickly
    Great product!
    I love the Niacinamide serum from TO, which is one of my favourites products along side with the 2% Salicylic Acid Mask! Great quality for such a small value. It works great for my dry but blemish-prone skin and is impossible not to love it. I’m on my 3rd bottle, that says a lot.
    Wow
    My skin it’s so much better now and it’s always glowing.
    soo good
    I am at my 4th bottle. love the formula, zinc seems to be loved by my oily skin.I use it day and night. I used it on and off, due to availability in my country, every time I start reusing it I purge a bit ( 3-4 zips), but after I have such good skin. I believe this is a very good product for oily skin. Try it!
    Amazing
    I have oily skin and I got unbelievable result in one week.
    Holy Grail
    I have damn oily skin. Everyday, my skin used to breakout. After applying this serum, my skin not only stopped from breaking out but better texture, pimples dried, morning glow. I kinda find it better from other serums. I can't wait to order again.
    Amazing!
    Only been using this for a week and the oils in my skin and large pores have reduced massively, I will definitely be repurchasing!
    life saver
    I have oily sensitive acne-prone skin and I have suffered from acne for more than six years I went to the dermatologist several times but the acne always found a way to come BUT NOT ANYMORE this product is magic in a bottle honestly changed my skin 180 degree and everyone notices the change will repurchase again for sure!!!!
    Holy grail
    This stuff never fails to keep my skin clear and soft and reduces oiliness. And for the price, is so worth it. My skin looks so clear, even toned and bright. Absolute staple for skincare.
    Magic in a bottle
    This product is something you will keep buying every time! It’s one of my favourites, this product is magic and will help fade away dark spots and scars! It’s one of a kind! It’s also a big life changer! Will keep on buying.
    Perfect
    I love this product.I use this every night and now, I use so many things but not good result but this product amazing.It's just been 2 weeks and I'm really impressed. Best product for acne
    Does what it claims
    Inflammation went down in a day. Skin feels smooth. No redness. I'm loving the results.
    Absolute saviour
    Was suffering from acne and congested skin.. this has become a holy grail for me..
    Amazing
    For my oily, acne-prone skin, this is a great product. I also have slightly sensitive skin and it hasn't irritated my skin. It also helps fade the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that I have. A fantastic product!
    Helped clear up skin
    I read an article online about skin care products for people approaching 30 - while i shopped The Ordinary retinol and vitamin c preps, i thought i'd drop this into my shopping bag as well. For a fiver, you really dont have much to loose. I was SO impressed. I think the niacinamide has definitely helped clear up my skin (I never really shook off my teen acne), and it goes nicely with the retinol (its recommended you dont layer the vitamin c with it). I pat it on in the evenings, and either apply retinol over the top or my regular moisturizer. Can't recommend highly enough.
    Amazing
    This product was absolutely amazing and made a really good impact on my skin. Would highly recommend it ☺️☺️
    Still trying to decide
    After hearing so many amazing things about this product, I thought I'd give it a go. I have such mixed feelings! As somedays, I notice a slight difference and notice a reduction in pores, and other days not so much as it will really irritate my skin. Still trying to work out if it's for me!
    Oil controller
    I originally bought this during lockdown because my oily skin was getting out of hand. Within 2 days of usage I saw a massive reduction of oiliness. Over the course of a couple of months I've used this, a lot of my marks and pigmentation have either disappeared or dramatically reduced in size/colour. Such an effective product for such a good price!
    Not for me
    I bought this because of the great reviews on various sites, unfortunately, this did not work for me, it caused cystic spots that I do not usually get, my skin was bumpy instead of its usual smoothness, and it darkened my skin and made it look dull. I bought this to speed up the fading of a few dark marks left from hormonal spots on my jaw, maybe I should have just put it on those few spots instead of all over my face, I used nearly a whole bottle thinking it was just purging but since my skin was reacting badly I thought it best to stop using it so ended up throwing 3 new bottles in the bin. Good news is within a day of stopping my smooth bright skin returned, and no new zits in sight. I am medium brown-skinned so maybe it just did not work for my skin type but it may work for you.
    Breaks me out
    Breaks me out like crazy. I used it religiously believing the hype. Did nothing for me except making my acne worse. I have dry and sensitive skin. Maybe it was the combination I do. I use the cleanser (amazing) then the toner then this serum and the azelaic acid cream after. (Everything from the ordinary)
    Skincare staple!
    Have not been without a bottle for the past three years (always have a backup ready)! Totally worth the purchase if you have oily/blemish-prone skin. Does not peel when you add moisturiser and makeup after - as with any other product, you just have to give it a few minutes to absorb into your skin before layering then you’re good to go!
    Not sure
    I don't see any changes, other than adding an extra layer of sticky liquid which needs 2 rounds of application - first apply oil and then damp cloth to remove extra - builds up very easily and clogs pores otherwise so not too sure about the product overall. Will try and continue for a while but would have expected to see something by now.
    WOW
    I got this serum as recommended by Skincare by Hyram. I did a patch text first to test it out and everything was fine so I used it on my face. I've been using this for a month now it has helped to brighten up my skin and given me a natural looking glow, though it's not always obvious. I don't think its done much for my breakouts but still an all around great product.
    Affordable and effective, I love it!
    I've recently found out about The Ordinary and immediately liked the price point of their products. When I used it, I noticed how sticky it was but it didn't bother me too much. After using this for about more than a month I've noticed that my skin seemed to brighten up and how my nose wasn't as oily as it used to be (I have combination skin). I would recommend this product although I would use it alongside other products that target specific skin concerns like acne, but be careful when layering and do research on ingredients as it may not combine well with as it can cause sensitivity or affect its efficacy. Also, patch test if this might be your first-time applying acids on the face. Overall, I love it and would repurchase it!
    Game changer.
    In just 2 weeks, my skin is brighter, fewer pimples and glowing, a little bit dry but I use it twice a day so I will use it only once.
    An excellent affordable product
    This just might be the best beauty product I've ever tried! I've been using it for about a month now and I can definitely see changes in my skin. I have combination skin, easily prone to breakouts and my skin gets dry very easily too. The product isn't a cure-all and it doesn't magically make all pimples go away and never come back. However, I definitely see that my skin is more clear and the texture is smoother. I do still get the occasional breakouts but not as severe or as long-lasting as before so I do believe the whole "regulating sebum production" thingy is working quite well. I read reviews that some found that it makes your skin really dry and I was a bit nervous about this because as I mentioned, my skin can get dry very easily. However, I find that this is no problem for me, maybe because I've opted to use the product only once a day and not twice as recommended. The smell of the product was a little unpleasant at first (since it's without perfumes it has quite a chemical smell to it) but I got used to it. The product is really easy to apply as well. All in all, If you're thinking of trying this product, I really encourage you to do so. If it works, fantastic! And it if doesn't...well then you haven't spent a whole lot of money for something that doesn't work. It's worth a try!
    works
    Works perfectly
    Good
    If you are an oily skin, this will really control your oils.
    Not a fan
    Not particularly a fan of the brand, as I'm just never keen whenever I try out a new product from TO. This was the same - I experienced lots of piling using this product, so opted for Paula's Choice booster instead.
    Do not recommend
    Did not do anything for me or my friend. If anything it makes my combination skin look oilier in two hours compared to other products.
    Number 1 for oily skin
    Ah, this is amazing for my oily acne-prone skin. It has literally changed my skin. My skin is so much easier to manage after using this. I literally notice when I miss one dose. My skin is so much less oily but not dried out. It’s also radiant. I will repurchase again and again.
    Absolutely brilliant
    I’ve struggled with blemishes, black heads and clogged pores as well as an oily t-zone, used this 2x a week for the past month and my face is smoooothhh and better in complexion!! This brand is my saving grace!
    Changed my skin
    I haven't had a breakout since using this serum. I was sceptical at first as I had awful hormonal breakouts on my chin area that nothing ever worked on, however this stopped them coming every month and my skin has never looked better! I am now so anxious that I won't be able to get another bottle when mine runs out as it's always out of stock! The icing on the cake is the price point too, I would pay way more for this product for the results it has given me, it's priceless.
    Best serum !
    This serum is fab for my oily combo skin. I was using a vitamin C serum I loved the glow it gave me but it was causing me to have such bad blackheads. Niacinamide gives me the brightness , glow and clear skin but without clogging my pores! Only downside this serum is so popular it’s hard to get it in stock !
    Skin improvement
    Love this product! It decreased my acne and rosacea, overall better looking skin!
    Love it
    This product really helped my skin, and it didn't react at all which is unusual with new products! Definitely recommend, please try this!
    Great product for oily/combo skin
    This is a HG, it helps with sebum production and I found it reduces the appearance of my pores and blackheads. I do use a lot of products in my skincare, so I don't know if it was just this, but rather a combination of many, but I will deff repurchase - such a good price point. It does leave a bit of a foamy residue which is why I'd suggest applying only very little of it in the morning and only in combination with a cream, not another serum from my own experience.
    Amazing for my oily skin
    My skin type is oily with redness and big pores and this product has worked wonders! I’ve been using this for just over a month and my pores are smaller and skin is less red - it goes on smoothly and then dries really quickly so dries up excess oil. I use it after cleanse and tone, before my SPF moisturiser in the daytime. I would highly recommend to anyone with a similar skin type.
    Great product for oily/combination skin
    I use it just on my T-zone before applying moisturiser to combat the oily sebum-producing areas. It works really well at balancing my T-zone to be less oily and shiny and I've noticed that if I go for a period of time not using it for several weeks I get a return of the small bumpy fungal acne spots on my forehead that I've always had for years and could never figure out how to get rid of!
    Disappointing
    I have used over half of the bottle and have seen no significant difference in my skin. My nose has become less oily but I still get a lot of spots (mainly painful whiteheads) on my face and I still have scars from previous spots. I think this product is a win/lose situation, and I was on the losing side annoyingly. I wish this product had worked from me but sadly it didn’t. I obviously won’t be buying this again (unless I see a sudden good change in my skin).
    So So good
    So good for my skin,clears up, gives mat finish,keeps the pimples away ,stays perfect after my moisturize cream ,it keeps my oily face not shinning but glowing ..i deferentially recommend!!
    W O W
    I have been suffering from slight acne marks on my cheek for a while now. I tried so many different things and none worked. I then purchased this and OMG I started seeing result after just 3 days. I apply the hyaluronic acid + B5 to my face then put the niacinimide after and finally a moisturiser. My acne marks are slowly fading and mysteriously skin is more soft and gloomy. One thing I disliked was the sticky texture but the result is amazing so Im still using it despite its texture.
    No immediate results
    I’ve used this until I almost ran out of it and I have only just seen results, it really did shrink my pores and while it’s subtle, it’s there. I love it!
    No Effect!
    I have been using this product for over 2 months now and I have seen no difference whatsoever. I have sensitive, acne- prone skin and I continue to see no difference whilst using this product... would not recommend.
    Great!
    I’ve been using this product after cleansing my face for weeks now, it has smoothed out my skin a lot. My skin is usually dry-very sensitive. Also, have spots and marks on my face. Since using this product with other ones I purchase my skin has clear up beautifully. So I highly recommend this.
    Great
    Such a helpful product, this is my 3rd one.
    Not great.
    So I’ve been using this for a few weeks now; initially I used it daily as suggested but I found dry patches of skin developing. Since then I used it only on the problem area (around my nose) a few times a week and I can’t see any visible difference. Pores are still the same. I really wanted this to work as it’s such an affordable product but sadly I’m going to move onto something else.
    Bloody brilliant
    I’m 13 years old and this product is absolutely amazing. I noticed results after as little as a 1 or 2 weeks after using this product along side of the Cerave moisturising cream. My skin looked more hydrated and less dry and flaky and reduced any inflammation on my face. After using it for nearly two months now it’s literally got rid of my textured skin or fungal acne on my forehead area and my face has literally never looked so good I would definitely recommend for people with dry skin along with the cerave moisturising cream but I’m pretty sure it’s for all skin types xxx
    Amazing
    Helped control excess oil, did not dry or strip skin. Perfect for daily use for all skin types
    Perfect for blemishes + dark spots
    Honestly it doesn’t take very long to notice the results, which is just one of the many things that I absolutely LOVE about it.
    Best serum
    The best serum I have ever had.
    Great for skin tone and texture.
    I have been using this product for over 2 years and it has really made a difference in my skin tone and texture. It's one of those products that acts over time so while you won't notice the effects straight away, with time my pores have become smaller, my skin no longer gets oily and shiny during the day and my skin tone is more unified. Every time I have stopped using this for more than 1 week, I've noticed how my skin worsened so it's obvious that the above-mentioned improvements are largely attributable to this serum.
    Amazing
    I have very sensitive skin and this is one of the only products that works so well for me. Will use it over night and I’ll wake up in the morning with no redness or irritation. Helps my acne
    Awesome!
    Super glad I found this product. It also arrived in a few days.
    Amazing
    This product not only smoothed out the skin by shrinking pores but it also fades dark spots, amazing.
    Amazing! But flares up redness
    I really like this product, I have to say it’s reduced my spots and appearance of acne scarring, I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now morning and night. However i noticed after using this product it flares up redness near my eye/cheek area and underneath looks like small spots but scaring . It goes after a few days when I stop using the product. It may just mean I have sensitive skin and sensitive to particular chemicals.. otherwise I would say, try for yourself! I think it’s great otherwise. I now use once a week instead.
    Clear skin
    Absolutely love this product, I have used it every other evening under moisturiser and it has cleared my skin up so quickly! Definitely worth the money.
    Amazing
    I have been using many products all these years and none managed to do what this product did. I have oily skin and was still having breakouts from time to time. With this product my pores look smaller and the oiliness in my face is finally regulated. Definitely will be buying it again.
    Amazing product
    I have been suffering from acne (mainly hormonal) throughout my twenties. My usual products only did so much and I was still unhappy with my skin and I did not really enjoy going barefaced to the beach etc. This product was a game changer for me. Shame it is out of stock so often though!
    AMAZING
    I have tried multiple different products in the past, however, they have mostly led to my skin breaking out. This product is probably the best thing that has happened to me in quarantine. Although it is sticky on the skin, for the price and results you get, that doesn't bother me one bit. When using this product in the morning and night before my moisturiser, I saw visible results in just one day! This is amazing and for the price is just amazing.
    SKIN TRANSFORMER
    This product has worked wonders for my skin. It looks brighter, my pores have decreased in size and many of my acne scares have faded. I use every morning followed my SPF. Absolutely fab, would recommend to ANYONE!
    So good for breakouts!!
    I have only been using this product for a week or two, but already my skin feels amazing! It feels softer, and my skin is also a lot more glowy. I haven't had any breakouts since I have been using it, and I usually have one once or twice a week. You get a lot for your money, would defo recommend:) I never review things, so this product is amazing!
    Not been using for long maybe 3 weeks
    Maybe because I don't have particularly problematic skin, I bought it for hyper pigmentation and haven't noticed any big difference so far...it's only been 3 weeks but so far nothing to write home about.
    A must have for your skin care routine!
    I’ve been using ordinary products for well over a year now and this is a staple in my skin care routine - and it’s so cheap! My skin is clear and feels more moisturised. I wouldn’t have said it helps minimise pores...but I’ve never found a product to help with this so it could just be my stubborn skin!
    I can't believe it !
    Absolutely amazing. I never write reviews but I just had to with this product, it shows an instant brightening of the skin and it has evened out my skin tone over time. I apply this every night and wake up with a fresh face in the morning. I'm an Asian girl and suffer from pigmentation but this product has helped fade away my dark areas. It really works, ill never go without this now.
    Love it!
    It has really helped smooth my skin and get rid of red bumps and even out my complexion! Cannot recommend enough and for the price point it is definitely worth a try.
    The best
    It changed my life, my skin so healthy and pretty, I’m so happy that I did decide to buy it
    Did nothing.
    Made literally zero difference to my skin. I used this product a little over a year ago, when my skin was much worse with VERY uneven skin tone and many large spots, and went through this whole bottle with no difference. However, the price is low enough that you might as well give it a go because it seems to have worked amazingly for some people.
    NOT RECOMENDING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
    I really wanted to try this product to save my acne. At the point of first using this product, I had normal acne and my face was quiet, ok, but I wanted to make it completely clear as I read in reviews. After the first night, I had a strange feeling on my face, but I didn't break out from it. I tried some break to see if this can change but not. Same or even worse. I have sensitive skin and I can break out a little bit, but this was really horrible. I gave it to my mother with oily skin and was perfect.
    Buyyy nowwwww
    I just got this in the parcel and washed my face put some on and added my moisturiser and instantly my face looks brightened, I have darkness around my mouth and somehow this had gone and I can take normal pictures without this showing and without makeup on No joke I was scared to use this, but I’m happy I spent my money on this is. If you have oily skin, dry skin or blemished hyperpigmentation you need this IT IS PERFECT
    AMAZING !
    Do not hesitate to buy these products! I have dry acne-prone skin and this with the HA serum and the 30% AHA red mask has cleared my skin. I never write reviews but I had to for this especially for the price and how clear my skin is. My skin is glowy and clear for the first time since before I was a teenager.
    Best Acne Product Ever!
    I've battled with acne for almost 30 years and tried absolutely everything. Then someone recommended this to me and I thought with this price, it's worth the try. Well, I'm flabbergasted! My skin is looking so much better with only a small zit here and there, which is definitely something I can live with! AND, I can use with some richer, non-greasy anti-wrinkle creams! Best product ever.
    Great product!
    Great product, makes my skin smooth and clear.
    Excellent
    I love it! I’ve been using if and mu skin loves it.
    Warning!
    Be prepared to break out..... Be prepared for a sting. I've been using this for just one week but it is working. My sebum has gone, yes I'm having a huge breakout but I expected it. Don't use this under makeup. I know good things await, despite breaking out, which is part of the process, I can see changes, less redness, less oil etc. Once the initial purging is over I'm so excited to see the results.
    Amazing
    I’m not one to leave reviews but this product (along with the hyaluronic acid) has transformed my skin. I suffered from bad spots as a teenager and my skin ever since has been very oily, shiny and I also suffer from large pores. I’ve been using this product for just over a week and I can see a huge difference already. I’ve spent so much money on various products that all promised smaller pores and perfect skin and have always been left disappointed - but these The Ordinary products are a real game-changer for me. Such a bargain too! If you are hesitating over whether or not you should try, please do.
    Ordaniary Products
    Do not hesitate to buy these products! I have dry acne prone skin and this with the HA serum and the 30% AHA red mask has cleared my skin. I never write reviews but I had to for this especially for the price and how clear my skin is. My skin is glowy and clear for the first time since before I was a teenager.
    Amazing product
    Works better than any product I ever got from a dermatologist! Shows immediate results, put it on your face in the evening, in the morning you will see results!
    Finally something that works!
    I have had adult acne since the age of 22 and I’m 38 now and still battle with it now. Congested skin that is red and gives me uneven skin tone and large pores. The number of lotions and potions I’ve tried to combat my skin problems are endless and nothing works. I have tried this product now for 2 weeks and I can see major positives results. Fewer breakouts, skin feels smoother with less congestion and much smaller pores. My skin doesn’t feel dry or like its being aggressively treated. You can apply makeup over it without having residue flake off. Just super happy with this product. I know troubled skin has many factors playing a role but this is definitely making a huge difference.
    Totally worth it
    I love this serum! If you use it even for a couple of days - the results are noticeable on your face immediately. I totally recommend it if you have breakouts, clogged pores, acne, blackheads - you will be a happy person after using this serum. Love the quality and love the price.
    Face and Body acne
    I’ve struggled with congested pores and acne which scars and after using this product and the lactic acid as well from The Ordinary every night my pores are clearer, skin is more even and scars are shrinking and fading as well as acne being reduced. Amazing product and would recommend to anyone.
    My chosen one.
    If I'm feeling lazy, or running out of time in the morning this is the one product I never skip. Withhout it, I get oily very fast, and that always leads to a lots of spots. Which is a bad look! Other products work better in the long term for me, but Niacimide is what dictates my look for today or tomorrow. Couldn't live withhout it.
    It’s amazing
    First time buying this product after years of disheartenment using others , really works and can tell the difference within a week , minimises my large deep pores I’ve hated for years on my nose and was recommended to me by my dermatologist :-)
    blah
    I’m afraid I’ve not really noticed anything different in all honesty. I won’t be purchasing it again for this reason.
    Miracle serum!
    I’ve been on medication in the past for my acne and since then my skin has been oily and sensitive. I thought I’d give this a try for the excess oil and my hormonal spots. I'm so glad I did as it helps clear my spots the morning after putting it on - it’s amazing! It has reduced the amount of oil and blackheads on my face too. Even my husband is using it! I use this all over my skin after using Drunk Elephant Pekee bar and it has never been better. After this serum, I use Drunk Elephant Lala Whipped Cream.
    Just perfect
    The one product I will always order before I run out to make sure I have some to hand. The effect on reducing oil production and therefore blockages, bumps, and spots on the skin has made my skin so much healthier and makeup look better for longer. There's not much to say but that nothing beats this product for pure and effective niacinamide.
    It causes irritation for me
    I'm a big fan of the Ordinary brand and love some of their products. As I have oily skin and enlarged pores, and also because I've read and heard (youtube) so much of superlative-ness about Niacinamide, this was worth trying. Contrary to everything I learned that it is one of the most gentlest yet effective active ingredients, this serum causes irritation for me. Not sure if it's zinc or some other ingredient. Although I did use other zinc-containing products before, and they never game me troubles. I really wanted this to work, especially for my pores, but alas, it did not prove to be as good as other Ordinary products. for me, anyway.
    Super
    Being using it since 2 weeks, and I have less pimples. It's not miracle but it helps! I hope in the long term I have more result. I'm using it every nights, with the squalene oil from the same brand.
    Doing wonders for oily skin but definitely not to be used daily
    I have oily/sensitive skin which is quite intolerant. I used this serum for almost a week now only in the morning after cleaning my face and before putting on my moisturiser. I must admit the feeling of having no excess oiliness after putting on this serum is just wonderful, however after 3-4 days I started noticing a little itchiness and also some irritation on my cheeks. I will try and revert using it probably once or twice per week after my skin gets back to normal, but it's unfortunate it can't be handled on a daily basis.
    AMAZING FOR COMBO SKIN.
    I usually don’t write reviews but this has changed my skin drastically over a two week period of only using it at night. My skin is dehydrated with congestion and oily Tzone. My pores look smaller I don’t have as many blackheads/bumps. A staple product in my skincare from now on!!
    Best niacinamide I’ve used!
    just received mine recently and i’m so glad i purchased! Upon first application I could visibly see a difference in oiliness of my skin. Definitely decreased the appearance of any scarring and reduced redness. Cleared a lot of my fungal acne on my forehead so I will deffo be buying again!
    Love it.
    After trying many products, I have to say this one is one of my favorites. It makes my skin super smooth and soft as well as helping with redness. I reordered in the 60ml size and it will continue to be a staple in my skincare routine. Would recommend
    Amazing product does wonders for skin
    I have struggled with my skin and this has been a godsend. My skin has got much clearer and I feel more confident now. I would highly recommend and it lasts for ages.
    HOLY GRAIL
    I am so excited that this product is now available on CB in the larger size of 60ml. This product has majorly helped me with oiliness and congested pores. I use this every evening and I will be stocking up on the larger size ASAP. The price point makes this product so accessible and everyone needs to try it!
    Really helps with getting rid of spots
    I only use once a day in the evening, but this product has made a massive difference of reducing spots already.
    I love this stuff
    I came across this by accident, I had read about the brand and wanted to try something that didn’t cost a lot. Well... wow my skin is glowing. I have suffered from breakouts and bad open pores on my nose and cheeks, now not one. The texture and overall appearance have improved lots and my skin has never looked better.
    Good for very oily spots
    I use this but only on my forehead - it really controls the oily skin I have there and as I have a fringe it really stops my fringe look greasy. I'm not keen on the texture so don't use it on the rest of my face which doesnt need as much oil control.
    The 'All under control' serum
    Not my first product with niacinamide, for me this serum complements perfectly any beauty routine - except the one with Vitamin C- since it controls oiliness, acne and clogged pores -although I cannot tell whether it helped with the size of my pores. Never felt heavy on my skin, never made my makeup flake and it hasn't promote any dryness on my overall dehydrated complexion.
    Ok
    I don’t feel like this did anything for my skin. I have spots so wanted to try a niacinamide. 3/5 because it’s affordable and may well work on others.
    Made me breakout with whiteheads
    Very disappointed. My skin didn't have a lot of problems, a small zit here and there and I bought this to help with that and to reduce the appearance of the large pores on my nose - it only made my skin worse and now I have whiteheads in places I've never experienced before (I'm aware of purging and used this for more than a month). The bottle also has a problem with the closure and never closes all the way so I cannot travel with it.
    A staple in my routine
    I have been using this serum for years now, I've honestly lost count. And I can say that it has never left my skincare draw. I use it almost every night and my skin looks amazing (if I do say so myself). Having used acne treatment, one of the side effects was enlarged pores and this serum has really helped minimised the appearance of them. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their skin texture!
    Made it worse
    It made my skin worse than it was, my skin always got better after I stopped using it.. the price is very nice so it's worth a try, and it has a nice feeling on your skin but it doesn't helped for me
    Did nothing
    I bought this product bc of its raving reviews (like every other "magical" product I've ever bought). It did absolutely nothing for my acne, acne scars and pores!
    Does what it says
    Wonderful product, does everything it says. After using it for just 1 week, I´ve seen visible changes on my skin. Pores were minimalized, skin looks more healthy and there´s no redness.
    Niacinamide
    Помогает быстрее уменьшить воспаления Helps reduce inflammation faster
    Niacinamide
    Love this! Made my pores look smaller and helps control my oily skin. I apply in the morning and evening before bed.
    Good
    Good product, thanks Cult Beauty
    Necessary if....
    I have oily skin and this product really helped controlling my oiliness, also it reduced my pores. I had bad acne way back then, but this item helped my scars, the texture of my skin. (I took acne medicine) Overall, I recommend this product more if you have oily/acne-prone skin. I have no clue how it works on dry or normal skin, I’m just talking about my experience!:)
    superb
    In only 2 days I already see a lot of improvement on my skin! I have large pores that now are waaay smaller, and my skin is super smooth and clear. my acne is improving as well. 6/5 stars.
    Just WOW.
    This is really amazing, I can't say anything. Just WOW.
    Uncertain
    Being a brown girl, I do have a lot of pigmentation. I do follow a skincare routine incorporating products from this brand. Loved the Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic acid etc from this brand. But Im not sure about the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I didn't feel that it did anything for my skin while I was using it. Maybe it might work for your skin.
    Amazing
    I cannot get over the difference this has made to my skin, I’ve suffered from adult acne for over 6 years now and this teamed with charcoal and tea tree soap has worked wonders! I have to use a stronger moisturiser with them now it’s winter but that’s fine
    This really works!
    Or seems to, in conjunction with some other The Ordinary products. I had tried everything I could think of to get rid of the acne I annoyingly developed in my late 20s; antibiotics both oral and topical, visited a dermatologist, all kinds of expensive treatments, change in diet, you name it I tried it. Then a friend of mine recommended The Ordinary and, having nothing to lose, I gave it a try. I can't see any way to leave photographs on here to show you how dramatic the results really are, but I've gone from having bad cystic acne all over my face to literally nothing. Whilst there is no way to say for certain I suppose, the only thing I'd been doing differently was using a skin care routine made up of this, and a couple of other The Ordinary products. I'm convinced, and will continue to use it!
    Amazing!
    This is one of the best serums I own! Since the first time I’ve used it I never stopped because I love it so much, it makes my skin so smooth and glowy.
    In love with this
    I got this in pink parcel box and I absolutely loved it. It's made such a difference to my skin especially this winter. I love it so much as I've just bought 3 bottles. I'm in love with this product.
    Just holy grail product
    Been suffering from acne over a half or more decade this reduced 70% of acne and absolutely loving it and I repurchased one more product for my friend just amazing product ever! And got AHA BHA and moisturizer they are good tho :)))
    amazing!
    Cheap and good. It's a bit sticky, so don't use more than three dots for your entire face. I'm super oily, and ever since I introduced it to my routine, it got my oiliness under control. It takes only a few seconds for this solution to absorb into your skin. I use it daily and after almost six months I'm only half way through the bottle. Really recommend this :)
    Love it
    I don’t know what exactly it does but I feel like my skin is better with it than without. Definitely 5 out of 5 for me
    Great serum
    It's the first product I've tried from this brand after all the good reviews all over the IG! This is my HG now. Totally love it & I'm using it daily.
    Fab
    I have dehydrated comb skin type and I live in a very hot country. I had suffered from large pores and acne. I start using this product and at the start, I didn't notice a major difference. After I stopped using it I notice that my prores got a pit larger. I apply after I apply The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (vitamin C) and end up with Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. My skin has never been that great before. In addition to that, it helps to smooth my skin. This product only works over oil production, prores, and skin texture but it doesn't help with the pigmentation.
    Great product
    It's really good for making pores look smaller and helps a lot with sebum production.
    Best serum
    Really helps with oil control and fading dark spots
    Speechless
    While I had some expectations buying this, I understand everyone’s skin is different so I wasn’t expecting anything groundbreaking. I totally did not think it would have almost absolute oil control after the first application. There was no oil at all. The next day, against my better judgment, I left it on for over 24 hours, still no oil. I’ve never had ANY product do this in 33 years of my existence. They all claim to reduce sebum production but in a few hours, you can see the shine. I am so completely blown away. Having said that, it is itchy but I do have sensitive skin but there was no redness that usually accompanies itchiness. Plus it is prone to pilling. Pleasantly surprised does not begin to cover it!
    Amazing!
    This is my third bottle! I absolutely love this stuff! I used to use the paula's choice niacinamide but this does the same thing for the fraction of the price. It doesn't just control oil production but also strengthens the skin barrier and I love using this after chemical exfoliation to help fortify my skin. My pores are smaller and clearer and my skin feels so bouncy and strong. I love love love this!
    Too harsh
    I have very sensitive skin, and so many reviewers said this product is the answer. Well guess what, it doesn't. It makes me red, acne, and itch my skin. So many people seems to like it, but as skincare goes everything is personal. I tried to dilute it with other moisturizers, but it's still too harsh.
    Holy grail
    MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE! It has helped clear my acne and scars. I apply it every night and have clearly noticed a huge difference. It is not sticky. Love it.
    Alright
    Sadly for me, it didn't reduce hyperpigmentation from acne scars or even just spots while they were healing. I've been using it for 6 weeks now, I would say maybe avoid using it too much twice a day as it can dry your skin out. I'm going to keep using it for maybe another month, would say it's worth buying it just to see if it would work for you as it's cheap and generally works on all skin types.
    Bad Breakouts
    It makes my skin breakout badly, and did nothing good for my skin as it claims to do. It also stings for a long time after application. I have oily skin but it did not suit me at all.
    Helpful in oil-control
    I did not expect any miracle while buying this product but I had hopes that it will do my skin some good. I have been using it for two months now- almost on a regular basis both AM and PM. I did not pay much attention if it was working or not but I have seen that my skin looks much less oilier. Usually by noon, my forehead would be glistening as if shining for the gods but because of this, I no longer look like an oil production factory. However, it doesn't make the skin matte and with the fall season coming, it has somewhat made my skin a bit drier when used alone. Otherwise, it has been a fruitful purchase and I am sure I will be buying another bottle again.
    Niacinamide
    My acne prone skin loves it and after 3 months, I have seen a huge improvement!
    Decent product
    It gets a little soapy when rubbed on the face, haven't noticed any major changes as of now but the skin feels smooth and pampered.
    Good product
    I have been using it for a few weeks. At first, I applied too much and it rolled off my skin when I applied moisturiser afterward so it is important to give it 5 mins to absorb and use just 2-3 drops for the whole face. I noticed the improvement in my complexion, acne scars heal faster, and skin looks healthier.
    Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    This product has helped with lightening the pigmentation and dullness on my face. It just absorbs easily into the skin! Definitely on my re-purchase list.
    Amazing for the price
    It’s hard yet to say how well it works after only using it for a couple weeks, but the formula is really silky and applies nicely. If it continues to work well and for only £5 then I’ll definitely repurchase.
    Sad Skin
    I've only been using this product for about a month now and my skin's quality has improved visibly and beautifully. I bought a bottle for my best friend as well and she phoned me after a week to boast about how amazing her skin looks and feels as well after only a week! 10/10 would recommend.
    Love it!
    Very good formula (especially considering the price tag!), sinks right into the skin and I am seeing good results on my combination skin. Calm, clear and even complexion.
    Great for the price
    initially I bought it with the intention of using it as a base for makeup, but for that purpose it was not good so I started using it if I saw some imperfections on my face like pimples or as a serum after dermaplanning. In this way it is fantastic considering the price it has, it is a great product: in a few days it makes pimples or small rashes under the skin disappear.
    Acne prone skin
    A holy grail in my skincare routine for 6 months now and I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from acne and hyperpigmentation!
    miracle in the bottle
    This is my little helper for pimples and blackheads. It helped me to improve my skin. 5 stars for this great product!
    Superb
    I love the product. I have extremely oily skin and this product works wonders on oily skin.
    I can't go without it!
    I've always suffered with acne and I'm not claiming this is a miracle cure, but it's certainly one of the best "highstreet" products I've tried! I was without this product for around a week and my skin was noticeably worse than it was whilst using the product. It's turned into part of my skin care routine that I cannot skip!
    Oily skin
    My skin was bad when I started using this. I had acne, oily skin, acne scarring, and small bumps as well. The first week when I started using this, it was quite weird on my face. I got pimples but I used it continuously and yes I’m Impressed. I ordered my second bottle. It has reduced my pores and acne scarring. But this doesn’t have anything to do with blemishes. The only bad thing about this is it finishes really fast. You can finish it in 15 days using it twice a day.
    NOT WORTH THE HYPE
    I have sensitive, acne prone skin and tried this product to fade my acne scars and to prevent my skin from breaking out. Initially, I did notice a difference in my skin texture and acne scars, tiny bumps on my face were clearing much faster after using this serum twice daily.However, this only lasted for about 15-20 days. As my skin got used to the product, it stopped working. I have been using this serum for 2.5 months now, hoping that it might take time to be more effective. I can say there is no improvement in my acne scars, I still get tiny bumps around my cheeks. Not worth the hype. People with sensitive skin might not benefit a great deal using this product.
    Amazing!
    Gobsmacked with this product especially for the price! I’ve never had spots or breakouts growing up my skin has always been mostly clear (I have combination skin - dry in winter but usually quite normal) but recently in my early 20’s hormonal breakouts (and under skin bumps) have hit me hard on my cheeks and some on my jaw and I was so disappointed (and panicking) when nothing would clear them. I added different toners/moisturisers to my skincare and nothing seemed to properly get rid of them. I literally stumbled upon this by accident and was really intrigued - so after watching some videos and reading reviews I thought I’d give it a go. I am AMAZED that after only 2 days my under skin bumps have completely gone and my complexion looks so radiant! I apply morning and night after cleansing & toning and before moisturiser and my skin looks and feels like it did when I was 18! Can’t fault it.
    A must-buy for spot-prone skin!
    I have used this product for almost a year now and love it. I purchased it in replacement of Glossier's 'Super Pure' serum because of the fantastic price and basically the same ingredients and I wasn't disappointed. Used a couple of times a week after an AHA treatment or toner, my spots have been way less frequent and they clear up much more quickly too. Now always have two bottles in the house just in case.
    Made me breakout
    I tried this product, but it did not work on me. My face broke out and my skin was worse than it was before. I kept using the product for a few days because I thought that maybe my skin needed time to adjust, but it just didn't work for me.
    Smooth skin
    I have extremely oily skin with large pores. I have never seen results this fast with any product. I have been using it for 10 days and it has made my skin so smooth i can't believe it my pores appear really small and my skin is less oily and it has brighten up my skin a little.
    Amazing
    This is definitely more of a long-term treatment, I've been using it for a month and there's a huge difference in my skin and sebum production! Love it.
    What pores?
    I’ve used this product for a few months now, and it’s finally time to purchase another one. What can I say other than wow! Of course I still have pores, but what a difference it has made to both my bare skin and my skin when I’ve applied my makeup. I use the Niancinimide serum twice daily, followed by The Ordinary moisturiser. I only used it once per day at first as I do have sensitive skin but I found that it did not overly irritate my skin and now I have no problems using it twice per day. I went on holiday and forgot the serum and instantly I noticed how my pores became visibly clogged and enlarged again. I’d say this is probably the closest thing I've come to a miracle skin product and in the past I’ve used other more expensive products that seem like you’re just paying for the name rather than what the product actually does for the skin. Overall I would highly recommend.
    Really good
    This product is great for my spot prone skin. I'm sure that my acne is fading and the feel on the skin is nice although it is not at all moisturising. I use this after I wash my face thoroughly with sulfur soap and I haven't had a breakout in months. One bottle lasts me 2-3 weeks using morning and night.
    Not for me
    I wanted to love this and I wanted it to help my hormonal acne, but unfortunately it just broke me out more and irritated my skin. I think I am just sensitive to niacinimide as a toner I bought with this same ingredient seemed to do the same thing. I would just make sure you aren't sensitive to niacinimide before using this!
    Breakout
    I tried this as I had read really good reviews. I had applied a drop just to the problem areas, mainly my cheeks and chin before I went to bed, in the morning I had 4 big, red, angry spots. This was 5 days ago and they are still very big and very red on my face. If you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to irritation from stronger products, stay away.
    Great for combo skin
    This product has really helped calm down my skin and give it a lovely smooth texture. I have combination skin (very oily T-zone and super dry everywhere else) but this product manages to control the excess oil without making my cheeks feel tight or dry. It doesn't break me out, calms down existing acne and I noticed a definite difference even within a week of using. Also it's £5 which is incredible!
    Doesn’t work
    I have been using this product for more than a month now. Doesn’t help my pimples at all. I loved the other products by The Ordinary but not this.
    Don’t normally review but I love this
    I love this stuff helps to keep my skin from breaking out and if I do get the odd spot it calms it down so quickly. Before using this product I used to get little bumps all over my forehead and nothing would get rid of them until I started using this. Now my forehead is smooth. Also has helped reduce redness in conjunction with other things.
    Amazing product
    I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now and I cannot recommend it enough... I even got my friend using it! My skin is so much better now with less flare ups. I use this alongside the cleanser and moisturiser.
    Works well but stings and pills
    This does actually help reduce redness and make skin more even but it stings pretty bad and leaves a strange shiny film over your face that pills up when you put on moisturiser. Leaves my skin a bit sensitive the next day.
    NO change in skin
    It is as good as normal hydrating serum does nothing for acne, pores or acne marks. It feels sticky but absorbs quickly. Not purchasing it again.
    Pimples? Where?
    Amazing improvement to my skin texture, and virtually no pimples at all. Unbelievable as I struggled with acne well into my twenties, while undergoing hormonal treatments. I just love it!
    Miracle for combination skin
    This product really helped me in regulating my sebum level... I have combination skin and this works wonders on my skin!
    Perfect for hormonal acne - and look at the price!
    I have hormonal adult acne and I have tried everything from products that break the bank to cheap solutions, and I will honestly never go back to anything else. Ultimately, if you’re going to break out because it’s that point in your cycle, you’ll break out, those with this problem will understand it’s a given, but my goodness does it help! My skin is almost always clear now, and when it is that time, my spots are reduced tenfold in size, soreness, redness etc. It works as a preventative as well as a treatment. I have been buying this on repeat for a while now and it continues to make my skin normal! Less oil, less spots, I glow with confidence now. It works perfectly under any moisturiser and foundation application is flawless. I would also highly recommend the lactic acid as they work wonderfully together. I implore anyone with hormonal acne to give this a go, you will not regret it. Plus, even if it’s not for you, you’ve spent a mere £5 on it!!
    Truly effective
    Let me start this review by saying that my skin is not terribly problematic. However with ageing, I have noticed visibly larger pores and I started getting tiny little bumps on my forehead and cheeks. This product is very gentle but very effective at addressing these issues. After a few uses, I have already noticed my pores being tighter and the texture of my skin improved. This is amazing. As for the application: the product does leave a film on the skin, so even though it was possible to apply makeup on top, I prefer using it at night. The smell is not awesome. However overall I think the product is fantastic given its effectiveness and how cheap it is.
    Working on acne
    This worked on my acne in a week of usage. I will continue using to see affect on my blackheads and open pores.
    No more acne before/during menstruation
    I said bye to acne the day I started using it.
    Didn't like it
    I just didn't like it. It didn't do anything for my skin. I just don't understand why its so high rated. I love ordinary products but this one did nothing for me.
    Long review but worth reading as it's such a great product
    If you are sceptical, with a little sensitive skin, acne prone, with little underskin bumps on your face and seemed to have tried everything dead this... I've heard a lot about this product and about niacinamide and zinc for acne individually but never tried it before. I'm only on my first bottle and I prefer to use it only for bedtime as my skin doesn't absorb products easily so I cannot apply make up on top but I will be definitely ordering more! (bare in mind I have never ever left a review for anything before) of course every skin is different but I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and the difference this made to my skin and not only the spots and acne scars!?!?! My skin is so supple and glowing, I don't have any underskin bumps anymore that is thanks to niacinamide and I am actually confident to wear no make up now. I have always worn full coverage foundation to cover the redness and blemishes but I believe in a little while I will be purchasing some light coverage bb cream (especially for summer). I have not been sponsored or anything I genuinely would recommend this product especially for the price! Just remember that niacinamide and zinc on their own are so beneficial to the skin so it's worth trying! Another thing about this rather than acids from the ordinary... Because the sun is now coming out more than in the winter acids can irritate the skin when exposed to the sun even essential oils like tea tree can but this doesn't leave any irritation!
    The Ordinary Niacinimide & Zinc
    I love this product! I use it as a base for my makeup everyday and it really helps keep spots and blemishes away.
    Great product!
    This was recommended to me when I had a deep moisturising facial to rid my skin of the bacteria which causes spots and blackheads. I have combination skin (dry on my tzone and chin but can turn greasy easily) and my skin has been practically clear for 5 months since using this! My spots have reduced significantly and my skin feels much smoother to the touch. Definitely recommend! It sells out quick so at £5 a bottle I've purchased a few. I use 1 squirt for my entire face.
    No acids, simple nutrients for skin (pro tip:do ice cubes)
    My skin used to be perfectly clear before using a product with salycilic acid(BHA) which gave me rashes, pimples, pustules and left it painful. I’ve been trying to get my skin back to normal since then. Tried so many brands, from herbal products to Korean skincare. When I came across this brand I was skeptical initially, seeing all these products with ‘acids’ in them, as I did not have a very pleasant experience with salycilic acid. So I decided to give this serum a try, along with some AHA based ones. Let me tell you I’ve seen so much improvement in 2 months that I did not see in the past year....my skin is clearing up and glowing! Tip: The serum is good by itself, but since the day I made ice cubes with aloe Vera, Rose water and the niacinamide 10%.....I’ve seen rapid improvement in my skin texture, pores and bumps...literal GLOW!!! (I have combination acne prone skin).
    I loooove it! a MUST have!
    I've got combination skin (oily/dry) and this little gem works peeeeeeerfectly for me! I've just ordered my 4th bottle, and most certainly I won't be stopping there. When I don't use this product on my skin (even for one day), I can see a significant for worse! Honestly, it works woooonders! I use it AM&PM before/with moisturizer & after toner. Try it - you won't regret it!
    My best Niacinamide
    Love this Niacinamide, use it every night, feel my skin looks perfect and more healthy.
    My miracle
    Oh man, I wish I would have ordered this much earlier than I actually did. For years I’ve been trying to clear up my skin with Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley and other really expensive brands, I have used 1000+$ on the products I kept buying throughout the years. I bought this around October and I first didn’t like it cause it just made me break out more, but I kept using it and it totally cleared up all my acne!!! I was so happy with it that I ordered one for my sister too, who is 14 and having hormonal acne as a teenager. Same reaction she was freaking out after seeing that first it made her skin just even worse but patience is key, after a month using it now, her skin also gotten so much better. I will 10000% recommend this product. And for this price point it is really worth purchasing.
    Love it!
    I’ve had problems with acne for a few years so when I finally got rid of them, I was left with red spots on my face. I was very frustrated and have tried everything I could to get rid of it but almost nothing helped, until this product came. I’m using it for a month now and it is a life changer. I can finally leave my house without putting makeup on. Thank you The Ordinary for giving us such quality for such small amount of money! Absolutely going to order it again!
    Okay
    This product did help some existing spots when used overnight. However the serum is very thick and leaves a slight film on the face so wouldn’t recommend using it during the day.
    Did nothing to my skin
    It's said this product is good for oily skin, minimize pores. Never happened
    Rather extraordinary
    My skin has been mostly oily (or combination in cold weather or when my skin is in a good condition) but after using Niacinamide, my pores stopped pouring out oil to the point that I would wake up in the morning, and can get away with washing my face just with water. Amazing!
    In love
    It was the best thing I used to my skin, thank you soo much for this product I will buy more of it.
    Broke out my skin
    I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately it broke me out. Small spots began to appear everywhere all over my face. I only usually break out when I use products that contain oil.
    Good product
    This at first tingled and even caused a minor breakout but that was my skin adjusting to it. If you have sensitive skin it's best to not use daily.
    Amazing
    Ever since I started using the niacinamide over my serum and under my CC cream my face hasn't been breaking out anymore after so many years of suffering with adult acne this is a miracle in α bottle I'm soooo happy to have found the Ordinary products cause goodness knows spending an arm and a leg hasn't did me much of anything who would if thought I would have found my cure with a small price tag. I love it along with the Inkey Retinol.
    Really good
    I don't know if it helps when I get breakouts (I guess not), but it helps prevent them and keeps my face more matte than before.I have been using it since January and I will keep repurchasing it! I love it and I love so many of their products!
    Don’t get confused - Great for after acne marks not actual acne
    This guy is great for the price and it’s actually works really well. I wouldn’t use this In the day as it’s not good under make up but as a step at night I find my red marks after a spot clear up much faster with this.
    Not life changing.
    It's an okay serum before cream, but I didn't notice it did much for me, it has a very sticky consistency which I don't like that much..
    Good
    I like it
    Extremely disappointed.
    I'm extremely disappointed! I'm a victim of acne purge all my life but it had settled down a few years ago with a few occasional pimples here and there. I also have open pores and after a lot of research and reading reviews I tried it on my skin and my skin was a total mess.
    Doesn't work
    I used it twice a day, everyday and I didn't see any difference in my skin, all it did was make my make-up breakup faster and made my skin look oilier. I 100% do not recommend this product.
    Magic!
    Perfect! All my pigmentation is clearly gone. I used it at night with the vitamin c in the morning.
    Lovely!
    I started using this in the beginning of September. Now two months later and I have to say it really works on my skin (combination to oily, some acne scars and visible pores) - slowly but surely my darker spots are vanishing. Gives a nice glow, VERY economical - just a couple of drops are enough to cover the face otherwise it could pile. I use it every day in the mornings. Definitely will repurchase once I'm done with this bottle.
    Amazing
    It's amazing, never thought that for this price it will work! my skin looks much better the pores seen closed after using it. The skin looks bright and healthy, also after using it the skins feel so smooth! will buy again for sure!
    Good product.
    A good product. Sebum secretion decreases.
    The best
    The best product for pores and oily skin. I recommend using this to everyone with same problems.
    Amazing
    Cleared my skin up and made my complexion overall more smooth and less red. Onto my second bottle, highly recommend
    Changed my skin.
    I have been using this for several months now. It sinks right into the skin so you do not feel it at all. I barely get any pimples now. Amazing!
    Not great.
    I was so excited to try this out as I thought it was a dupe for the Super Pure, and I've gone through 2 bottles and bought another 3 a couple of weeks ago. I really thought it was working, then for about a month into the third bottle my skin started freaking out a bit, a couple spots here and there and they would go away and come back. I got desperate and reordered the Super Pure instead and my skin is back under control. I wouldn't say this is a dupe at all as it did nothing to reduce redness or any spots, but maybe if you just have mild spots/redness it might work. It's annoying because it would've been perfect, but I guess you get what you pay for in this case!
    Breakout
    I have been using this for a week now and have had such bad breakout. I have combination skin which is very dry and oily. I am so disappointed as I had just added this to my additional skin care routine and from better skin I have bad skin now.
    Amazing
    So cheap and made my face blemish free. I have an extremely oily skin, I’m already using this for like a month and it just did wonders to my face.
    works as how it claims on it's description
    Skin care is either a hit or a missed but this one is amazingly a hit to me. It stops my skin from being so oily and my pores look smaller, brilliant! it gives me confidence to go bare-faced glam and improves appearance of my skin significantly. My mom and the whole family has been using this now and our skin is being noticed whenever we get together with relatives :)
    Good
    It's very nice and absorbs easily. I think that it brightens my skin and helps control spots. I've repurchased twice as it's such good value.
    Good
    Very good serum
    Very good
    It's very good
    Very good
    Very good. I love it.
    Must-have for combo/acne skin
    As in the last 6 months, I suffered from late acne I was craving for this serum hoping it would have saved my skin, and it really helped to clear my skin and keep the pimples away. Deciem, at last!
    Love this!
    I've been using this for the last few months, finally switched away from Freederm gel which I'd been using for years, it's made such a difference to my skin. I use it at night as I found it was not great under my foundation. I just pop a few drops on my finger and apply to my t-zone. I use this with the ordinary's salicylic acid on any (now few and far between) breakouts and my skin has never looked so good. Love it!
    It works!
    This product is amazing. It reduces my breakouts so much and I can see my skin is clearing out and the scars are slowly fading.
    A DREAM COME TRUE
    Literally is a dream come true for oily skin. I stumbled across this purely by accident when looking for an oily skin saviour and purchased this literally based on the reviews. This quickly cleared my skin of the annoying little pimples along with the help of the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pads and I have used it every night now for about a month and have been amazed with the results. I previously wasn’t a fan of The Ordinary as some of the products I have used have not been the nicest of consistencies, but I may be converted because of this. For the price you cannot go wrong and anyone with oily skin should try this!
    Amazing product, but be careful what you combine it with
    I used to have combination skin with a t-zone so oily I started getting shiny about ten minutes after powdering my face. Since my skin is also dehydrated, I couldn't bake or use matte foundations or primers to combat this because anything matte accentuates the dry patches instantly. The first time around, I used this product wrong. I would use an AHA or BHA toner, a serum, stack this on top and finish off with a highly concentrated retinal cream, which was way too harsh. My skin was irritated and falling off like I just had a chemical peel. I gave it another try and now use this almost every night after a toner without active ingredients and put a hydrating cream on top. My pimples are not yet all gone since they are mostly hormonal, but my pores appear so much smaller, I get less oily so my foundation lasts the entire day, the pigmentation from old pimples has started to fade and the new ones are far less inflamed and painful, even if I pick them. I've left my products with other active ingredients for the mornings and for nights when I don't use this, and my skin hasn't been happier in years!
    You Need This
    This serum really diminished the appearance of my pores. I noticed it after 2 weeks and it mattifies my skin but appears like glass. I love it ! But do prep your skin well with moisturiser or else it would feel too dry. Overall, i just love this.
    Skin saviour
    I have suffered from acne for many years (combination/oily skin) and was beginning to lose home of clearing my skin before I went to uni. I purchased this product as a last hope, as it was inexpensive and had great reviews. I can say, though this did give a slight purge period, to begin with (draws the gunk out from underneath the skin), the end results are so worth it! This product has completely removed the many tiny lumps I had on my forehead and the pimples that would cover my face. I use this product both morning and night and shall continue to do so, such a great product and for £5 you can't go wrong. The purging period (when it draws the gunk out from under your skin) lasted about a month on me - like I said my skin was BAD. But, I'm so glad I stuck with the product, don't lose hope with the Niacinamide too early.
    It's good
    This product is amazing. I love it.
    Really impressed
    I'm 32 and in the last 4/5 months I'm suffering from late acne on my cheeks. I must say this is a very good serum, a little sticky but still comfortable, it has dried my skin a little which is just fine because it was a bit oily. The acne scars seem reduced and my skin is reacting so well. I definitely recommend this lightweight serum, like all other Ordinary Products I've tried so far (Glicolyc Acid Toner, The Buffet, The Caffeine EGCG, Retinoid 0.5% in squalane, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F) So worth the hype!
    Very good
    I'm enjoying this. My skin seems to be clearer and smoother. Long term use will tell if it benefits pigmentation. Overall I'd say for me its been worth the hype and will stay part of my routine.
    Changed my skin
    I really do believe that we each have unique skin and the way how it responds to products, but wow, has this thing changed my complexion totally. I used to get congested skin, little under skin bumps, that just did not go away unless professional took them out, but now I don't even feel the need to go to my cosmetologist. Also, pimples were an often guest, but now I feel that I have finally found a product that ACTUALLY WORKS. And it's so cheap. After all these years of using different products, I have finally found my holy grail. I put it on the skin after washing and toning it, and then apply moisturiser afterwards. Just ordered couple of more, since they tend to run out on this website quite fast. Thanks The Ordinary!!
    CURE
    I have periodically been put on antibiotics for hormonal acne on and off for a few years now. Now that I am pregnant I have been breaking out a lot and I cannot use them as they are teratogenic. This little bottle has been an absolute salve! Yes, I still get an odd zit now and then but my complexion is beyond comparison.
    Even and Glow
    My skin type is combination-dry and sensitive with redness. It helps with redness a little bit, but why I love this serum a lot? It made my skin glow. I apply it at night, mixing with hyaluronic + b5 serum and wake up next morning with glowing, smooth skin. Also, want to mention, that international delivery on Cult Beauty is the best. Love you guys!
    Would not be without it
    Price is phenomenal. Results for me are amazing. My pores are tighter. Hardly any hormonal breakouts. My skin is so clear I never thought that this product could deliver so much. I'm so glad I gave it a chance. I'm someone who has paid £200 for serums and have never got results like this. This serum mixed with Buffet from this brand equals a super sonic power serum for the face. Wow!
    Broke me out
    This broke me out so badly. It's so sad cause I had perfectly fine skin before I started using this and just wanted to try it out. My acne has reduced since I stopped using it but I'm left with huge acne scars on my cheeks :(
    Huge changes
    Amazing for sebum control. Very helpful with my hormonal breakouts. Can’t live without this!!!!
    My favourite!
    I find this the perfect add on to my cystic and hormonal acne skincare routine. I have suffered with it for 11 years as an adult and now at the age of 31 after using all sorts of lotions and potions and medication none of which worked, I have found my own system that works after cutting out caffeine made a little difference, then using Obagi Clenziderm system really made a big difference, The Ordinary's Niacinamide has been the cherry on top. It has prevented and taken down the redness and inflammation. It doesn't work overnight which I expected but its been 2 months and my acne has just about cleared up and even when the odd one pops up this product stop it from being really angry looking and feeling. This is my hero product.
    MUST TRY
    I have overall dry but very oily skin at the T-zone with some zits and blackheads, I used this twice a day with the Salicylic acid and it worked WONDERS!! My skin has never been more clear!
    The best!
    I bought this product after looking through all the ordinary's products and this covered everything I wanted! I was a bit spectacle due to the price being so low! but this is the best product I have ever used for my skin EVER. I bought it due to the pore refining and sebum control qualities but it does so much more, I have always had problem skin but now my skin is looking so much better and I feel so much more confident! :)
    Love it!
    Love this product, lasts ages and is so cheap! By far the best over more expensive products I have used! I use this everyday and The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% twice a week and my skin is clearer than it ever has been. I believe this has reduced my pores and I don’t seem to suffer from dry skin since using these products.
    Changes are not noticeable
    Used it consistently for 2 weeks and a half and have seen no noticeable changes. I have combination skin and tend to get pimples and texture on my forehead during period week. Will not be purchasing again and might not buy too much from The Ordinary. Glad it was cheap.
    THE BEST SERUM FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
    When I started using this serum I'm having a hormonal breakout in few places on my face. After a week of using it, it definitely makes my skin clearer. I'm not quite sure the effects on my pores tho. Will monitor the progress later on.
    THE BEST OF THE LOT
    I’m not a review kinda person but I took out time from my hectic schedules to review this product. I work from 9 to 6 every day including Saturdays, and barely have time for skin care routines because I’ll be so tired. My skin turned dull and I started breaking out severely. My skin got dry and lost its glow. Acne got worse day by day. A friend then recommended me this serum, and I can HONESTLY tell that this transformed my life. It completely changed my skin. I had the softest and clearest skin after using it for a week and my acne is literally just gone. My blemishes are fading super fast. This product is a godsend. 100% recommend it. I’m gonna stock up more of this once it is back in stock! :)
    Miracle in a bottle
    I’ve had acne for 6 years, with a really persistent patch on my forehead and cheeks. I’ve been using this in conjunction with the ordinary’s salicylic acid and toner - my acne has nearly disappeared after just one week. I was worried that all the reviews were fake hype - but it’s true, these products really do work wonders. I’m never going back!
    Love it
    I really felt the need to review this one as it has completely changed my skin.
    Transformed acne-prone skin
    I have tried retinoids, AHAs and BHAs, but none of them has come close to clearing my acne-prone skin the way this serum has. Within days of first using it, I had fewer closed comedones and have not had a major breakout since. My skin feels smoother and less red. It has a gloopy consistency and pills under some heavier sunscreens/moisturisers but otherwise no complaints.
    Smooth clear skin after 3 days
    I’m 21 and have struggled with acne since I was around 14 years old. Over the years I’ve tried everything from prescription creams and tablets to exfoliating ‘glow’ tonics and sudocrem and nothing really worked! My acne was mainly around my chin and cheeks, with quite an ugly scarring left behind. This product has single-handedly cleared my acne. Although it has a slight drying effect the results are amazing and I have not had a single new spot since I’ve started using this. I also use with the Azelaic acid which has massively helped reduce the redness of my scarring. Apply after cleansing in the evening (with azelaic acid on top once dry) and you can also wear it in the day although I haven’t tried it under makeup yet. Hope this helps some people, it honestly has been a miracle for me just wish I had a before and after picture!
    Life/skin changing
    I've been using this for about 2 weeks now and can see a big difference already. I have to take steroids and they make my skin awful, blemishes, large pores and also thin the skin making it really super sensitive. Since using this I can see a visible difference. Fewer breakouts, smaller pores and smoother skin. No irritation, which is a huge bonus as everything else just made my skin bright red. I use this and also the Ordinary Rose Hip oil to give a moisture boost. This brand is amazing and inexpensive. Cannot recommend this highly enough!
    Made me break out so bad!
    After three days of using this product I broke out in the worst way possible: cystic acne all over my face. Immediately stopped using this product and the acne thankfully went away very quickly. Guess the good thing is that I now know my skin doesn't like either niacinamide or zinc.
    It’s work
    I love this product calming my skin I see my skin it’s healthy but I feel some sting and after maybe minutes that feel going. Maybe because I have Rosacea!!! I will buy it again.
    Fab
    I bought this after reading up on skincare and I always had breakouts. After getting into the habit of using this every night before bed it seriously cleared up my spots. I ran out and as it was sold out I couldn't get it, and my skin is breaking out again. So happy its back in stock LOVE this.
    Fantastic
    I have spent £100’s over the years tying to improve my adult acne, I’ve tried everything! I bought this on a whim and seriously my skin is better than it has ever been. I haven’t had a cystic acne spot since I’ve used it and the small spots that have appeared have gone quickly without leaving the usual hyperpigmentation scars. I would highly recommend it. I would honestly pay £500 for this never mind a fiver! Give it a try!
    Can I give more than 5 stars?
    I don't know how to put this into words. But I just LOVE this serum.
    Best skincare product I’ve ever bought
    I have normal/ oily skin that’s prone to regular breakouts, I read all the reviews and was really excited about using this. I took pictures before I started using it and after 12 weeks, safe to say my acne scarring has reduced dramatically. Now 3 months later my pores are much smaller and my skin is so clear that I’m barely wearing makeup. I can not recommend this product enough.
    Excellent so far
    Given a few of The Ordinary ago as I’ve heard great things. I’ve only been using them a week or two but I’m already starting to see positive changes in my skin. I used to not be able to go a day without a big, new spot turning up on my face and since using this that has slowed right down and any that are popping up are tiny. The texture of my skin is starting to become more even and smoother too. If these are the effects after two weeks of use, I’m excited to see what my skins going to be like after a few months! I have been using this along with the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and the Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane.
    good
    very good
    Love It
    I've been using it for two months and it helps to fight blemishes on my face. Overall, it has shown magical improvement in my pores as I have an oily skin. Definitely will continue to repurchase it. It works really well with Hyaluronic Acid.
    Will never be without it
    The only product that has worked for me, it shrank my pores... it is the ONLY product that did that for me. I have combo skin with large pores and blackheads, I have been using the product for about a month now and I definitely notice a difference. I am almost finishing my first bottle, I have 2 bottles in my stash and I have already put myself on a waiting list. Yes... I love it that much.
    Not great for my skin
    After I used this serum for a week I got a lot of spot on my cheek and my chin the most was my chin. All my life I never ever got lots of spots liked this time. Ohhhhh my poor face skin.
    Completely wonderful
    Effective, light and wonderful for my sensitive combination skin. I used it in evening before my creme.
    Must for Combination/Oily ( or Acne Prone ) Skin
    I had been experiencing hormonal acne for the last 3 years. I tried many Niacinamide products ( Expensive ones) and kept hoping something would work some day. This product dried all my active acne in a day ( used twice day & night) and kept repairing my skin afterwards. Seriously guys, try this if nothing ever worked for your sensitive/hormonal complicated skin type.
    Still waiting for results
    This product is ok. After two weeks I haven't noticed any noticeable changes to the bumps around my chin and the solution is quite sticky. I'll stick with it and hopefully, it will shine through like all the other Ordinary products I love.
    Ok ok
    Been using this for almost a month now and I can see my scars fading day by day. I do still get breakouts though. Definitely not a cult item for me (acne prone/oily/sensitive skin) but I will keep using it. My face still gets super oily as usual.
    Not the wonder product I read from the reviews
    I read all the reviews on this page and thought great finally a product to help me with my late 20’s but STILL spotty skin and with the great price; I thought I would give it a go. I would say I have sensitive skin and I have had no reactions, which is always good. I have dry sensitive spot prone skin and this did not really make a difference to my spots at all. A possibility is that this product helps dramatically with oily/combination spot prone skin but not dry spot prone skin.
    Great for all skin types
    I have combination skin - areas like my chin are prone to blackheads around the time of the month; otherwise generally clear just a little dull and uneven texture. This really helps! I use this every morning and the salicylic acid for spot on treatments plus the oil.
    Better Skin
    So much love for this baby. It do really help me to clear my acne-prone skin plus it's affordable :)
    Amazing
    Beautiful, light and wonderfully effective. I use it twice a day and it has really helped with my cystic acne too. Cannot recommend it enough and the superb price is a massive bonus.
    Goodbye pores, won’t miss you
    I have struggled all my life with congestion prone skin: my nose, cheeks and chin get so oily. This has helped with slowing down sebum production in my oily parts and balancing out my skin. My nose and cheeks are smoother than I’ve ever seen them because my pores aren’t congested anymore. Very glad I bought this. I use a few drops twice a day and let it sink in before moisturiser. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for the win.
    Oily skin will love this
    The best product from The Ordinary for me, can't live without it. Miracle worker for oily/ acne prone skin and the price point in bomb. However, I must say that I would not recommend to use it before make up, it will be better to apply the serum at night or in the morning when you don't want to put make up on.
    Staple
    I LOVE this, it keeps my oils at bay without drying me out, I have combination skin, but you do have to use a little amount or you will dry out. I use 1-2 drops twice a day, for the past month and my face is significantly clearer. Definitely a staple in my skincare regime.
    Clearer Skin
    I have been using this for a month now and I can't complain. It made my skin less oily and almost zero breakout. Unbelievable. I highly recommend for oily and acne prone skin. Great product.
    Finally
    Been looking forward to trying this product for a while now. My skin is clearer and less oily. I only use it at night as I've found it doesn't wear well under makeup (looks like it's cracking, drying).
    YES
    I was using a serum with 4% niacinamide that was really expensive and that I really liked. It improved my skin a lot, but didn't remove the stubborn bumps and spots I had all over my forehead - but this definitely does and it's about 1/10 of the price! I love it! Make sure to only use 1-2 drops as I find it can be drying if you use too much. :)
    Amazing results
    I love love love this stuff. It has improved the texture on my soon so much and I am only half way through the bottle. It took a week or so to see the differences but I am so glad I purchased this now. I have definitely added myself to the waiting list for this and I need to stock up.
    Cleared my acne
    I started using this on April 2017. This has helped to clear up my cystic acne. There was some purging initially but after 3 days, my acne has reduced in size and there was no new breakouts. I am on my third bottle and will continue to use it. One bottle lasts me for about 2 months and I use 1-2 drops, twice daily. My face is less oily and my acne scars have improved. I do use rosehip seed oil at night though.
    Extra ordinary ❤️
    Definitely a boon for oily skin. Must buy.
    Love it or hate it
    All you need is a tiny amount of this, a little goes a long way, but be sure to work quick with this as it drys really quick, it definitely stops an oily t-zone, but I found my chin and upper lip so sweaty. Also very drying on this skin to be using twice a day.
    Wonder product
    I am 29 and I have had spots and blemishes since I was 13. This incredible product is the only thing that has given me clear skin. My face is smoother, less oily and less congested with smaller pores and no break outs for months now. I am now confident enough to leave the house without foundation for the first time ever! I have three bottles of this at home and get nervous when I get to the end of one. I will never be without it - absolutely amazing stuff.
    Life changing
    I never usually review products but I really felt the need to review this one as it has completely changed my skin. Helped to clear my skin up so much by shrinking current spots and if any future spots appear they're very small and clear up very quickly. For me, it's become an essential product I would never be without-so much so that when I went away for a week and forgot it I ordered another one as I didn't think I could be without it!
    The Ordinary Niacinamide 10%+zince 1%
    I've been using Niacinamide as an active ingredient for 3 months and it clears my skin. It takes about 6 weeks to clear my acne scars. So impressive and I'll keep using it!
    Amazing
    Usually, my blemishes take 2 months to fade, with this they’re gone in weeks!
    Saved my skin!
    This product is absolutely exceptional!! I use this twice a day after cleansing my face and before moisturising (I use the cerave facial moisturiser) and it has honestly fixed my skin. Being 17 breakouts are the bane of my life but this has helped me so much and given me my confidence back. I definitely recommend it and for the price, it was an absolute bargain!! :)
    Essential
    The only little flaw of this product is that if you put too much and you immediately rub it in it starts almost to foam, but other than that this is formulated really nicely and I would consider this one of the things that changed my skin more over a short period of time :)
    Nope, no, definitely not
    I don’t have sensitive skin (no issues with retinol or acids) but I used this twice and ended up with red irritated patches on both cheeks which took weeks to settle. On the bright side, I only wasted £5.
    Acne-Fighter
    Results from the first day!! Excellent product.
    Great for controlling oil
    I love this serum. It controls your oil production while still keeping your skin hydrated and not drying it out. I use it after my serum and before my moisturiser in the morning before make up and have no problem with absorption, any bad reaction or pilling. Normally I would have been dabbing my face with a tissue a few times a day to take away the shine but now I don't need to, my skin just looks hydrated and fresh and not shiny at all. I also seem to be breaking out less while using it. So for oily skin this is highly recommended. Of course the price is also amazing. I wish I had found it sooner.
    Dont believe the hype
    I've been using this product for about two weeks now. Although that is not enough time to see a significant difference in my skin, I can honestly say that the product is a HUGE NO for me. It pills like crazy no matter how much or little you use, whether you pat it onto the skin or massage it. It also gave me irritation on both sides of my neck. I've stopped using it and have reverted back to my K-beauty serum to undo what this serum has done. I was very excited to try this because I bought into the hype. but as the old adage says, you get what you pay for. This product was ridiculously cheap and now I see why.
    Game Changer !
    I am in love with this product. As a sixteen-year old with oily, blemish-prone skin and also being a person who tried a skincare product for the VERY FIRST TIME, this has WON MY TRUST! A definite recommendation!
    Good
    Really good product for oily skin.
    Amazingg
    Amazing product.
    Amazing
    This product does wonders for my face I absolutely love it. Best by of the year.
    AMAZING!!
    I started using this as I was breaking out from wearing a mask. I get really terrible under the skin spots and this product. It is INCREDIBLE, spots are visibly reduced in a day and practically gone by the week. It's such an incredible product. My skin type is dry/combination but its really improved how hydrated my skin looks too. Honestly can't be missed.
    Amazing
    This product is amazing.
    best product
    I have been using this for a month and I can see drastic change on my skin! definitely worth purchasing
    Unbelievable
    A week after I started using it, I received a lot of compliments and people actually asked me what I am using on my face. I have oily skin and I absolutely love this.
    Amazing
    I have oily skin and I love it.
    Amazing!
    This irritated my skin a bit at first (I’d already been using glycolic acid Pixi toner every day so could be a combo) for about a week or two and it’s a little dehydrating but it’s getting rid of stubborn blackheads I’ve had for 10+ years and my skin is so soft, amazing!!
    You need this!
    Cant live without this product! Since using i hardly ever get any spots, my skin doesnt get as oily and it always looks more fresh and smooth in the morning. I only use it in the evening because i find it adds a sheen to my face underneath my moisturiser. 5*
    Loved it
    Great product
    Love love love
    It is a holy grail for pimples and acne. I has helped me alot. So people with acne/pimple/acne scar skin buy it. You will love it.
    Works magic for blocked pores!
    I get these weird skin coloured little spots (blocked pores) all over my forehead after wearing makeup which have driven me mad for years as spot creams didn’t seem to do anything to them. After cleansing and exfoliating, I have started to use the Niacinamide while I sleep and all but a few spots disappear overnight! So pleased with this product, it’s lightweight and comfortable to wear also. Highly recommend!
    Works wonders
    I love this! I use this every night and now, I experience fewer breakouts for the first time ever. Whenever I touch my face, it is just so soft and plump. It's just been 2 weeks and I'm really impressed. Best product from TO I've tried so far.
    An essential in my routine!
    Honestly it worked like a gem. My skin is clearer than its been in years as well as lightweight and refreshing for both morning and evening! 100% would recommend.
    Max
    Yes
    Great
    It’s an amazing product, lightweight and doesn’t feel super sticky when applying.
    Game changer!
    This product is truly a game changer for me and I can see why it's always out of stock! I use this every evening after I've cleansed and toned my skin and I've found it makes my skin look so much healthier, keeps breakouts at bay and gives my skin a smooth texture. My skin is oily/combination and I believe this product keeps the oiliness controlled. It might not work for everyone but it's so affordable so I highly recommend giving it a go if you struggle with breakouts or overly oily skin.
    I like it but ...
    When I used it first it was ok I saw modest results with oiliness but when I introduced acids into my skin [the ordinary glycolic acid toner & their other peeling acid. NOT simultaneously of course!!] my skin was very irritated so I had so stop everything & I only used their hyaluronic acid & natural moisturizing factor + HA PS. I used bioderma aquafluid spf 50 [very important to wear sunscreen when using acids]
    Life-changer
    I love this stuff! It has made such a huge difference to my oily-combination break out prone skin. I'm always worried about trying new products but I was completely fed up with the way my face was behaving so thought it must be worth a shot, especially given that it's so cheap! Best thing I could've done for my skin. It honestly made a huge difference within a couple of days. I've noticed that it doesn't mix well with every SPF, but as my skin has got better I've started using it in the PM only anyway. No-brainer, just try this if you're struggling with breakouts/oily skin! :)
    Love it
    I suffer with what I think is fungal acne or comedonal acne and when I buy new products for my skin one of my biggest fears is that it aggravates the bumps and makes them more stubborn. I checked the ingredients of this product on a website called "Sezia" and it contains 0 ingredients that promote the growth of the fungus on my skin. I've been using this product every morning and night for 2 weeks and I definitely notice a change in the appearance of my skin. It has evened out my skin tone and make it look a lot less dull and most importantly my skin is getting more smooth:)
    Its amazing but...
    I got this product as recommended by Skincare by Hyram. It felt nice and soothing when I applied it to my face. The one thing I don't like about this product is how sticky it is once applied to the face. I love the product but its just a bit sticky for me.
    Great Product!
    This product is amazing for its affordable price! I've been using it for a month now and can definitely see changes in the oiliness of my skin. This has really helped reduce oiliness in my t-zone. I have combination skin so when applied to dry areas it does make the skin more dry, however for the t-zone it's perfect. Sadly, I haven't noticed changes to the size of my pores. Overall, I am really happy with it and I've even bought a second one!
    Amazing! Absolutely worth it
    Since lockdown started, my skin started breaking out terribly, which never really happened to me. My seld-esteem was going down, and frankly I didn't want to look at myself in the mirror at all. It might be a tad bit dramatic but that's how I felt. However, since I started using this solution, my skin had recovered in a week! I was very pleased with this product, and I recommend to everyone!! My skin is still clear :)
    Na
    Honestly bought this due to my skin having texture and pigmentation, and three months down the line, it hasn't done anything at all. I still break out, still got texture and still have pigmentation. :)
    GREAT !
    This is really gooooood it makes my skin smooth.
    Do not recommend
    i had high hopes while purchasing this but didn't see any difference in my skin AT ALL!
    Amazing!
    I love this product. It has helped clear my skin massively, it is not 100% clear but you can’t expect this serum to fix everything. My oiliness has been significantly reduced but this problem was also helped by using more gentle cleansers and good moisturisers. I am waiting for it to be back in stock!
    Life changing
    Get it. Get it. Get it. honestly is amazing and completely transforms your skin. I've nearly finished my first bottle and am waiting to restock, your skin is so smooth and it's great at treating blemishes as well!!!!
    Not the best
    I have had this product for a few months now and has not seen a difference. When I apply the serum to my face, it burns a little, meaning that it’s too strong. I seem to break out the day after I try the product. It smells like raw chemicals. Even though I get breakouts from it, my skin seems to tone down a bit after usage, within a few hours it comes back to being its normal self.
    Brilliant serum
    I use this serum with micro-needling with dr pen & it leaves my skin really smooth, moist & fresh.
    Best Product I've Used!
    I cannot gush enough about this product. I moved to England 2 years ago and the hard water wreaked havoc on my skin. I broke out all over my face and had painful cystic acne on my neck. It got so bad I wouldn't leave the house without a scarf on. After using this product for less than 2 weeks, all my cystic acne was gone. 2 months later, its the first time I've had completely clear skin since in years.
    It didn't help with blemishes
    It feels nice on the skin, but after using twice a day and finishing the bottle, it has had no impact on my blemishes.
    Didn’t work for me :(
    I was so excited for this product but after using a whole bottle and applying twice a day and it hasn’t done anything for my acne. In fact I’ve had more breakouts than usual. It must depend on your skin maybe? I have dry skin but I get hormonal acne, I get breakouts that happen when coming off my pill for the 7 day break which doesn’t really calm down and then I get a second wave when I start the pill again so I suffer from breakouts for a good 3/4 of the month. My acne is around my cheeks, jawline and neck. This stuff didn’t prevent breakouts and didn’t do a lot for active spots. I get a lot of those types that are painful and under the skin and can make big red blotches on my cheeks if irritated. Maybe it’s best for those smaller pimples that come straight to the surface? I find that the retinol in squalene is more beneficial for deeper penetration but I get paranoid that I’m more susceptible to sun damage so I was hoping this would be the product for me but it wasn’t
    Amazing product
    So far it seems to be a really good product and well worth the money.
    Didn't work for me
    I was really excited about this product after seeing all the reviews, but unfortunately it did nothing for my acne or scarring, I actually think it made my acne worse ( I have black skin for reference) I have gone through an entire bottle and have seen no change in my skin. I will say though that it does give your skin a dewy look, but that's all it did for me.
    acne
    I have acne + acne scar
    Staple product
    I’ve purchased 2 of these bottles now and I feel I will continue to purchase it. I’m unsure if it’s a mixture of products that have helped or this in particular but it’s a great price and I feel it has helped with my t zone spot outbreaks. I use it morning and night.. although if you wear foundation in the day I would probably not use in the morning. It’s quite sticky and I find when it dries I’m left with some residue that doesn’t blend well with makeup products. Definitely worth a try though!
    Skin cleared up
    After starting this product, my skin cleared up - obviously can't confirm if it was this product, as still on my first bottle....but I'm sticking with it. Especially at that price.
    Must have!
    This product is phenomenal at reducing acne scars, blackheads, acne, oil and sebum production alongside inflammation and redness! It helps with many skin concerns! But don’t use it as the same time with salicylic acid guys, they reduce each other's affectivity.. alternate the nights :)
    Must have!
    I waited 2 months before leaving a comment just to have a clear picture of the results! This product is amazing!I've been suffering with hormonal acne the past 6 years! After trying almost every cream /gel with no results I heard about the ordinary! I've been using this product every night and morning for the past two months with no exemption and my skin is almost clean with few scars left! Nothing compared to before! Consistent routine is crucial but honestly this product is a life saver!
    ずっと使っています I use it forever
    別サイトで購入していましたが、たまたま在庫があったのでこちらで購入しました。 頬に酷いニキビ跡があり、今も発赤、赤みがありますがこれを使うと良くなります。 唯一の欠点は常に売り切れていること…。 残量もわずかなので、またニキビが再発したら…と不安です。とにかく、この商品は最高。異議なし。 "I bought it on another site, but I happened to have one in stock, so I bought it here. There are severe acne marks on the cheeks, and there is still redness and redness, but using this will help. The only downside is that it's always sold out...Since the remaining amount is very small, I am worried that the acne will come back again. Anyway, this product is the best. No objection."
    Life saver
    I'm not usually one to write reviews but I have to say that between this product and the AHA and BHA solution my skin is amazing. I've had some quite crater scars left over from acne and they've reduced them to tiny pink dots in only 4 weeks. I also get really bad blackheads on my nose and between this and extractions you'll be lucky if you can spot two. It's significantly reduced my oily skin.
    Life Changing
    I had heard so much about this product for so long. During this whole quarantine I decided to buy myself some skincare. I used to have really patchy breakouts all over my face! I kid you not my skin began to clear up in three days after using this morning and night! My pores also appear smaller. And my skin has never gone back since. One size of this bottle lasted me a bit more than two months, two drops on the face, twice a day. Will be repurchasing when back in stock. Buy this!
    Amazing product.
    Works great for acne-prone skin, as I have seen a huge difference in my skin. Definitely will be repurchasing!!
    Miracle
    I think that niacinamide is like a miracle, I had a problem with pores and sebum- it is really better. MY skin looks healthy.
    My love
    I love niacinamide. One can use it with practically anything since it does not require really low pH. I use it with retinol. (I have combo skin prone to acne, a little bit on the sensitive skin side)
    Amazing
    I use this evening and morning after cleansing, but before other serums or moisturisers. My breakouts have completely stopped, I get the occasional one off blemish still, but the improvement is outstanding. Really recommend this product.
    Aided in soothing a damaged skin barrier.
    Initially I was slightly apprehensive before using this product as I was aware that it can cause irritation, especially for a sensitive skin. Luckily, it turned out to really help repair and calm my irritated, dry, flaky skin. I have been using it for about 6 weeks now on a daily basis (AM) and it delivers beautiful results. Would have to say that the texture feels slightly sticky when applied but with such a great product formulation that can be overlooked.
    Good Product
    I have oily acne prone skin and I’ve been using this product for 3 weeks now. I have noticed that my skin is less oily and my spots are still there but way less visible.
    Made me break out
    I was very excited about receiving this product. I used it just before going to bed as a moisturiser as well as adding my normal moisturiser as the instructions had told me to do so. However, I woke up with red bumps on my face. I thought maybe it just needs a bit of time to get used to my skin but that didn’t happen. I tried for another two weeks and the product does not do what it is supposed to do. It says that it is supposed to be for oily skin but throughout the day my skin has became more oily than ever. This may just be the case with my skin as not everyone is the same but just as a precaution I wanted to share this.
    Really good.
    Working, and relation price-quality is so good! I like it!
    Amazing
    I suffered from very bad cystic acne on my chin, using the niacinamide and zinc as well as the AHA and BHA solution helped to clear it in just a few weeks
    Ordinary products
    Oh wow!! I love The Ordinary, they're amazing! So happy I found this. My skin looks perfect.
    Nice
    This serum does shrinks the pores slightly and creates a nice surface.
    Great product, even for teens!
    (I'm a teenager btw) I suffer from mild hormonal microcystic acne, was on antibiotics for a while but when I eventually got off prescription I still kept getting small red spots all over my cheeks and annoying breakouts in other areas. (skin type: combo, oily t zone and nose) I started using this and broke out (but then discovered it was due to another product), but it took around a week and a half for me to see amazing improvements. Been using it for almost a month now and the result is great. Ofc, my skin isn't suddenly completely clear, but I haven't broken out since I started to use it. Also, it's helping fade acne scars/hyperpigmentation. I use this in the evening, after cleansing and along with an Aknet reparatory treatment. (+ in the AM, the EUK, treatment again, and moisturiser). Will definitely repurchase!
    Incredible!
    Oh wow! I love The Ordinary! So happy I found this. Doing wonders for my skin!
    Does nothing, don’t bother buying
    I have acne and sensitive, oily skin. I’ve used this for a whole month now, the first time I put it on in a matter of minutes my angry acne’s redness just disappeared. I was amazed and thought it would clear my skin! After a few days the redness just returned and my skin looked the same as before I used it. I’ve continued use just to see if anything changed but nothing has. Don’t get a lot for your money and end up buying a new bottle after a month. I use it morning and night. When it dries it leaves flakes on your skin and it’s horrible and rather embarrassing when you're in public and someone points out your face has flakes on it! WOULD NOT recommend!
    Amazing!
    Cleared my skin up and left it looking brighter too. I use it before hyaluronic acid and my skins never looked better!
    Amazing!!
    Using this serum started off a bit rocky as it made me break out within a couple days as I’m using a new product that’s just what my skin does, but after a week my skin was glowing! It’s never looked better and my acne has calmed down loads, I would highly recommend!!
    How is it so good!
    This product cleared out my acne prone skin like no other! Once I stopped using it (finished the bottle), the blemishes and red spots slowly returned and I realized how much I rely on it! Repurchasing it right away :)
    Not for me.
    I have combination/oily skin that's very temperamental. This seemed like it would be great for me however it just wasn’t the case. I used for a couple weeks and it did make my skin less oily however it broke me out like mad. It’s almost a month since i stopped using it and my skin still hasn’t recovered. I got blackheads and big spots like I've never had before. At first i put it down to purging but after more research realised this shouldn’t really be making me purge. Think is one of those hit or miss things as it’s broken quite a few of my friends out as well! Shame it didn’t work for me as seemed like it would be great!
    Opinion
    Have been using the product for over 3 weeks and have not seen any difference i suffer from dry dirty oily skin also have little acne and blackhead
    Give the product time!
    At first when you use this product you see a mild improvement in your skin. Maybe it is more moisturised or feels smoother or tighter. For me it was my spots calming down quicker than usual when I had a breakout. You will see real improvements after four or five weeks. Overall, the product is very good and not only helps you clear your acne - it moisturises and reduces fine lines too!
    So good!
    This actually works so good that I’m surprised myself. I’ve been using it for a month so far, everyday in the morning and evening and it really helps. It makes my pores sooo small when they are really large and sometimes they aren’t even visible. My face isn’t even that oily anymore. However I really recommend it if your face is oily and you have large pores.
    Amazing product
    I have been using the niacinamide and zinc, aha BHA peeling solution, and the buffet for the past 3 weeks. I have noticed a great improvement in my skin. I tend to have breakouts during stressful periods as well as uneven skin texture. After I started this routine my skin has improved incredibly, it has started clearing up and is feeling very very soft. I was a bit skeptical about the reviews and wondering whether this is gonna work for me too, but it really does.
    Fantastic results
    Struggled with blackheads for ages, but after a month of using this religiously every morning my blackheads have been reduced significantly (they’re almost non-existent) and I haven’t had a single breakout at all!
    Some great results
    My acne marks have almost all cleared up from using this I wish I started using sooner! It is getting rid of a lot of my hyperpigmentation from breakouts
    Fab
    I've only been using this for a week and my skin already seems brighter and glowing. It made me break out slightly the first few times I used it but I guess it was just my skin getting used to it.
    Brilliant
    Really has calmed my skin down and noticeable if I don't use it. It is much less congested. It can be a little drying for me.
    Magical Product - First ever review
    This is the first time i'm reviewing an item ever in my life. I've had really bad hormonal acne which started 3 years ago. I've used many expensive and in-expensive products over the past 3 years and NOTHING worked. I started using this product and the AHA peel as a last resort in Feb 2020 within a few acne started clearing up and now 3 months later I have the occasional spot but my skin is glowing and my acne scars are fading. I'll forever be using this product.
    Oily skin's best friend
    This product is REALLY a game changer, especially if you have oily skin. Before using niacinamide, I cleansed my face at 8 am and around 11 am it would already be oily. With this product, my face is hydrated throughout the day, without feeling greasy. Be careful if it's your first time using it, as it might give you a few small bumps and a minor breakout. I would recommend using it every 2 to 2 days, one time a day for a week or two. Then, every day morning and night if your skin doesn't have any reactions. It is a really great product.
    NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
    Completely stung my skin upon application! I have tried more than once and each time it was just painful. I was so excited given that I love niacinamide and the price was just lovely. But if you have sensitive skin this may not work for you!!!
    Best skincare product I’ve used
    I brought this about a month ago and this has made such a big different to my skin! Before it was sooo dry, congested, red and had bad scarring from spots. Now all of that has improved so much I can’t believe it! I’ve not even had any spots since using this. Do not hesitate to buy it, I think it would suit anyone! :)
    Amazing!
    I have only been using this product for about a week or so but have immediately noticed a difference! It doesn't control my acne very well however it helps them to go away just as quick. I have noticed that my pores along my nose have minimised and my skin is no where near as oily! I am excited to continue with this and see what happens!
    A daily must
    This certainly helps to keep my skin much clearer and pores less visible.
    It really works!
    I’m on to my second bottle of this product now and I can say it actually does what it says! I never do reviews on products but I feel I have to for this product because it’s one of the few things that has helped my congested skin. I don’t necessarily have acne but my chin area gets really congested along with my t zone being really oily and I tend to wake up with a new whitehead spot every other day around my chin and mouth area. However, since using this oil/serum every morning and night after cleansing, my skin is so much clearer and my face is less oily during the day. I have noticed a massive difference in my skin overall and would definitely try this if you have oily skin and prone to congested skin and spots like myself! We will definitely be purchasing this for the 3rd time once this bottle runs out.
    Love it
    My skin really likes it. I like the watery consistency.
    Perfect
    Great product, makes my skin smooth and clear. It's a must have!
    Staple serum!
    I have oily and sensitive skin and whenever I have used anything other than Simple soap on my skin I break out. I thought the same might happen when I used this but because of the great price I thought it would be worth trying anyway, and it had been recommended by a few friends. Two weeks after starting using this day and night my skin is SO much less oily and my pores have visibly reduced loads! My skin has also cleared up massively and feels so so soft, I can honestly say I have never had my skin feel so soft. I would definitely recommend trying this product
    Don’t put too much on
    When I first got this serum I saw my skin clearing up but all of the sudden I was breaking out again. Turns out if you put to much of blemish treatments on your face it can sometimes cause breakouts. I usually used about 7-10 drops but now I use 2-3 and my skin cleared up super quickly.
    Amazing!
    I am in love with this product. It showed results just after first use. My acne marks are lightened within 3 days. I am sure they will be gone in a few days. The only con is that the product is a bit sticky on the skin but the stickiness goes away eventually. It is a must-buy for acne-prone, blemished skin.
    Made me break out!
    I was so excited to try this product as I suffer badly with breakouts and textural irregularities. However, this made me breakout so badly - even in places i'd never broken out before! It also worsened my skin texture. All of this took ages to go away - my skin wasn't back to normal again for a month. I think this product is great for some people but I would recommend doing a patch test like The Ordinary says as not every product will work for all skin types.
    Loved it
    It’s left really helped with my acne scars which is something I have been struggling with for so long because of my deeper skin tone. This is the only thing that has worked for me so far! If you’re looking for skincare advice, I’d highly recommend Hyram on YouTube. But overall I’d highly recommend this product!
    My skin loves it!
    I have congested clogged pores and am acne prone with oily combination skin type. I use this product after toning and find that it really manages my breakouts! I love this product as find it much more gentle on my skin then when I use glycolic or salicylic acid both which I swore by but now love this option so much more as its also way more economical!
    Can’t live without it!
    The day I started using this serum is a day that I will forever remember. No joke. I have been suffering with acne since I was 22 (am 29 in May) and NOTHING I mean NOTHING got rid of my acne until I found this bad boy just before Christmas 2019. June and July of 2019 were awful - I went for regular hydra facials by recommendation of a very well know skin clinic. The facials didn’t agree with my skin at all and I was left with extremely painful and sore cysts on my face - no doubt the worst my skin had ever been. Fast forward to Christmas when I started using The Ordinary Lactic Acid, Niacinamide + Zinc + Hyaluronic Acid. These have been my holy trinity. Fast forward nearly five months and all that’s left is slight scarring. Not one bit of acne in sight and I feel Niacinamide had a HUGE part in it. My pores are no longer clogged - they’re barely even visible compared to before! This has been my saviour and i never want to be without it!
    It lives up to the hype
    I've been using this for over a week to help with my hormonal breakouts and it is working well! I don't believe that any product can work miracles but using this consistently for a week has made the pore on my chin smaller, reducing the whiteheads I usually get there.
    Not sure?
    I'm 38 and never looked after my skin, I use sunbeds (not often) and i like to sunbathe. I have combination skin and is sensitive. I've always had visible lines on my forehead since I was young. I have heavy/droopy eye lids and visible wrinkles under my eyes which have become more noticeable from around the age of 33. My aunt who is 62 has always looked after her skin and looks amazing for her age and has always had a go at me for not looking after my skin. I Started off using hyaluronic acid with B5, squaline cleanser and moisturising factors + HA. First time using the Ordinary products and I completely fell in love! I recently bought Niacinimide + Zinc and after using it in between other Ordinary products with HA&B5 I have noticed my complexion has got considerably better, less redness and reduced pores, also better production of sebum. I have had the odd spot on my chin and jawline but probably due to all of the Ordinary products doing its job after years of neglect. I'm excited to alternate my regime with the other products iv'e bought from the Ordinary.
    Amazing
    Highly recommend. I’m on my first bottle and I will be repurchasing! It’s so affordable and works wonders on my skin. I have always had large pores and an uneven skin tone and I can really tell the difference after just a week of using it. For the price, you really can’t go wrong!
    Super serum
    Gel like serum that really helped my sebum control and dark acne spots. A little does a lot, when I started to use this I used to much which made my skin sticky and clogged my pores. Now I use a little with a drop of Hyaluronic acid, massage it in my face and make sure it is completly taken in to my skin. After 3 weeks I saw a big difference in my skin tone and texture. My oil production was regulated after the third use! For this price? Love it!
    Awesome
    I have fairly oily skin, using this for just over 2 weeks (though not every day) and I've really noticed that I don't feel oil buildup on my skin anymore. My skin feels really good (although I don't like the product smell!) fresh and moist but not greasy at all, and I will def be buying this again when it eventually runs out.
    Amazing
    This is a staple in my skincare routine, I can not go a day without applying this! It hasn't stopped any breakouts but it has helped unclog congested pores, even out my skin tone and reduce the appearance of previous scarring! Some of the scars from blemishes has almost completely disappeared! I would highly recommend.
    Bye bye oiliness
    I have bought this for the third time now. This is the best thing i’ve tried so far. I have oily skin, but dehydrated. I have tried a lot of things to reduce the oiliness, because it broke out my foundation and exaggerated a lot my pores. This not only reduced my oiliness to a minimum, so that I can almost say I don’t have oily skin anymore, but also reduced the size of my pores. What I recommend is to put the serum directly onto the skin, because it soak into the skin really fast, so when put on hands, it will soak in and you’ll lose half of the product.
    Changed my skin!
    I used to have terrible hormonal acne on my cheeks, adding this to my routine has helped clear my skin, I only get a few blemishes every now and then unlike before. It actually worked in soothing a breakout from the first time I applied it. Would recommend it to anyone with combination skin and cystic acne.
    Love it!
    Started using this because of James Welsh on Youtube who recommended it for all skin types to reduce the appearance of large pores and regulate sebum production. During the first 2-4 weeks of use my skin 'purged' which consisted of multiple breakouts in different areas of my face, however I was warned of this and managed to cover it up with makeup if I was going out. After 8-12 weeks of use my skin's overall texture has improved, I'm not producing excess sebum around my nose, and my pores look significantly smaller. I have recommended this product to everyone who is as enthusiastic about skincare as I am. The results are phenomenal and the price is a bonus, thank you James and The Ordinary!
    The answer for oily skin
    This is one of the best products I've ever used! I have mixed race skin that gets really oily as the day goes by, but this really helps to balance it and it's noticeably less oily.
    LOVE THIS.
    I really do enjoy this serum. I have repurchased the 30 ml size 3 times now. I recommend getting the 60ml size instead as it's actually cheaper and it works out better for the environment. I find i can only use this serum every second day and only once a day not twice a day like it recommends. I take off one star for the texture.. I would prefer a less thick texture.
    Patch test beforehand
    I was immediately drawn to this product, the description and the reviews seemed too good to be true. And for me, they were. I am one of the people who unfortunately don't get along with Niacinamide as it breaks me out, irritates my skin and causes issues with my skin texture. That being said, the price is decent so I don't feel as though I wasted much money. Just make sure to patch test!
    Very high quality
    This reduces redness and makes those post-acne marks fade and heal quicker. I only use a pea-sized amount as it does feel a little sticky upon application, but it sinks into the skin nicely and leaves skin hydrated. The ingredients are super clean and of exceptional quality, especially for the low price. I recommend everyone with post-acne-marks to give this a shot. I will definitely buy it again!
    Great overall product
    I've used up my second bottle now and love the way it makes my skin look and feel. I've been struggling with hormonal acne for years and this, together with my doctors' prescriptions, has really helped to drastically improve my skin!
    Wins my heart
    This one works wonderful!! But it is not curing, it is more to symptomatic, hence you have to constantly apply in order to get the results you've always dreamt off!
    Awesome!
    This is probably my first review ever? I’m a teenager and have sensitive combination skin, and there’s nothing worse than feeling your face in the day to find it’s very oily. However, whenever I use this serum, it never gets oily during the day. It’s incredible! I’ve had less breakouts recently too. Usually, things irritate my skin but I don’t have any irritation whatsoever! I wear it once a day, either at night or in the morning. I really recommend it, and for this price, it’s definitely worth trying it to see if it works for your skin too.
    In love
    I use this product every single day and it has improved my skin so much, I use to get so oily throughout the day and breakout ALOT!! But I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and it has done miracles for my skin, already bought my second bottle!!!
    My essential
    I have used this for over a month and my skin has made a drastic change in texture and oiliness. My skin looks totally different and so much better and clearer. I just love this stuff!
    WOW
    I have oily skin and I am amazed by this product it controls the oil production up to 80% plus it minimizes the appearance of my pores recommended 100%
    Wow
    One of my best from the Ordinary
    This stuff is pretty drying but I'm not super oily so...
    I think you need to either mix this with some good moisturiser or have extremely oily skin to work with this. For me, it's one of the less successful Ordinary products. If you're struggling with oil, I would give this a go but if you're not that oily I'd suggest something else.
    Stand by this product highly!!!
    For years I have been trying to find suitable facial products for my face... I have combo skin, I looked into this and reviews and thought to try it out?. And its been almost a month and the difference it has made is unbelievable, my face is spotless! less oily around my t-zone, nose, and chin and my face is glowing!!! Before I used this product I was always having the worst breakouts and red areas I literally hated my skin. And I’ve never been so happy I don’t even need a foundation! Talk about having a boost of confidence
    Necessary
    I didn’t think this product did much at first but then I stopped using it and I noticed. I am a product junkie and don’t have issues with acne but get occasional break out but I noticed my skin is clearer, smoother and less oily, pores seem less visible when I use. I use it in conjunction with other serums and a moisturizer, for those that say it’s drying.
    Dunno!
    This serum actually works and it helps with pores minimizing but it left my skin super dry
    Superb
    Very good product. It helps to glow my skin. Really luv it
    The Best!
    Incorporated this into my routine along with the AHA/BHA Peel and have never seen my skin so smooth! Really helped in healing and clearing my cystic acne and without further irritation of my skin
    Control sebum production
    I have an oily skin....but I must say I have tried multiple products & I would like to admit it's damn fantastic it has controlled my sebum production as well provides a nice glow overall I love it. Would buy more in future
    a good one
    It's difficult to tell sometimes what makes a difference in your skin, but I really suspect ;) that this one really is helping with darker scars I have after a breakout and really making my scars that were there for a while disappear! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars, is that I never tried any other Niacinamide so I have no comparison
    Amazing
    If you have oily skin and you get whiteheads on your forehead, nose, sometimes on cheeks just use this because you’ll never find anything like it.
    GAME CHANGER!!
    It is now almost a year since introducing my skin to this product. I am currently on my third bottle. This product has improved my skin by 85% or more! It keeps my oiliness at bay and there has been a DRASTIC (and I mean - DRASSTIC) improvement in my skin congestion! I honestly can not imagine what my skin would look like without this product. I LOVVE THISS! Also, I use it in the morning, after cleansing my skin then I apply my moisturiser. It wears very well under make-up too.
    Amazing for blemish-prone sensitive skin
    This product really does the work. Helps not only to reduce acne but also post-acne. My skin would not tolerate any aggressive components so this product is my saviour. Repurchased twice.
    Definitely not for oily skin types
    I have never had any luck with the Ordinary range even though my bestie raves about them. The Niacinamide was no exception. I also did see a video from Susan Yara that said Ordinary’s formulation was different and should not be used with Vitamin C. Yikes!
    amazing
    This does wonders for my skin. I have acne prone combination skin and I love this. The texture, other than acne, has got so much better once I started using this. I feel like my skin on my T-zone does not get so very oily during the day, and my skin just feels bright and looks so good. Looking at my pores, I just feel like they don't look so bad as before. Right now I'm using 2 drops PM and AM, which works for me right now but if your skin is dry or it's winter, I would only use once a day.
    Awful, painful breakout
    Unfortunately, like a lot of other reviewers, I had a horrible breakout almost as soon as I started using this product. I had read that this was a normal ‘purging’ period for the skin and could last up to a month, and but after two weeks I had to admit defeat and stop using it. After 12 days of using the product it actually started calming down, and I only had a couple of spots left. The next day I woke up to 10 new spots and within 24hrs they had broken out into 35 spots - it hurt to eat, speak, smile. It was the final straw, so I stopped using it, and within 48hrs almost all of the spots were gone - I had maybe 15 left, which are gradually going. I’m just hoping I’m not left with any scars. My advice to anyone trying this product - if you start to breakout when you first use this product, stop using it straight away.
    Amazing!
    I have been using this for a few weeks and my skin has improved SO much! I noticed within a few days. I was suffering with bad skin this year and started getting breakouts out of now where after years of having clear skin. It was getting to the point where I had tried so many things, but the breakouts kept happening, and it was really upsetting me. I have naturally oily and sensitive skin. I brought this product and the Glycolic acid, and OMG my skin is on the way to becoming completely clear. The breakouts have stopped and I am just left with a few dark marks. Which are fading fast with these products!
    Best product I've ever had for my skin
    I've had oily and spot prone skin on my face for the last 20 years with only occasional times when I've noticed my skin "spot free". After trying many, many products and even considering a dermatologist, I was recommended The Ordinary. I use this product alongside an exfoliating face wash and the occasional use of a spot rapid response gel and have to say my skin is the best it's ever been. I was in the midst of a break out when I first started using it and that cleared up in a few days. Continuous use has seen no further mass breakouts and only the occasional spot or two which tend to clear up quickly. I would recommend anyone with spot prone, oily skin to try this product, it has really been an amazing find for me!
    LOVE IT!
    Honestly, this product changed my life! I've been using this for 3 weeks, but I began to see the difference much earlier. I had no days without pimples on my face before, but now my skin is clear almost all the time (and that's already a miracle for me because I used to blame my nutrition and so on). It reduced my pores as well and made my skin less oily (which was my other pain). I STRONGLY recommend this product if you have the same problems as mine. So happy I decided to order this serum, definitely gonna do it again. ____ Девочки, сыворотка - огонь! У меня очень жирнилась Т-зона, а парочка прыщей были вечными спутниками. Я уж и не надеялась от них избавиться, т.к. думала, что дело не в уходе за кожей. Очень советую, если имеете такие же проблемы. Обязательно закажу еще.
    Super
    I like it, my face is oily but after using this serum for 2 weeks I feel acne is disappeared but it’s not useful for black spot or blackheads. I am very happy when I put make up now my skin is much better than before
    No visible effects
    I have yet to notice any visible beneficial effects to using this very beloved product. Wouldn't recommend if you have skin that is quite resilient against acids as it won't do anything to improve your skin.
    Amazing
    I used this product for three months and my skin was kept clear without drying out. A truly fantastic product for a great price.
    Pores are noticeabley smaller
    My skin texture has improved (using along with a BHA) and my pores have shrunk a lot! I have barely any pimples anymore but it hasn't helped greatly with congested pores. In saying that, I am on my second bottle and just repurchased my third!
    Not suitable for sensitive skin
    I applied this on my face and on the second day I had a breakout. I can't really call them spots but it gave me red bumps on my face. I bought this product because I couldn't find any bad reviews about it. After I had a breakout, I did some research on YouTube and I did find some people who had the same reaction. I read that 10% of niacinamide can be a little too strong for sensitive skin although it gives quicker results and the ideal percentage for all skin types is 5%. I diluted the product in my moisturiser and used it as a spot treatment on my blemishes but it still gave me tiny spots.
    Great serum
    It definitely works! In three weeks of using it, my pores became smaller and I have less black heads all over the face. Skin feels tighter and more plump. What it didn’t perform to do is to clear my acne, but I actually hadn’t had high hopes in this regard from the beginning. I know what works my acne and i’m starting to use Retinoids for that. Overall, i’m Happy with the purchase and have already ordered the next bottle. BTW, it will last you for about a month or so, maybe 5-6 week, if you only use it once a day.
    Love it!
    I’ve only been using this for a week and I've already noticed a difference to my skin! I’ve had a lot of compliments recently on how good my skin looks and I’m really glad I’ve tried this product. It’s reduced my pores, my skins less oily and I’m getting fewer spots. Would never of thought such an affordable product would do all of that. For £5 I would definitely recommend trying this, it’s brill!
    Stunning
    There are no grains on my skin, i love this serum. My acne has reduced a lot.
    Excellent
    My eldest daughter uses your products and they are one of very very few that helps her skin. She recommended it to her little sister (12yrs difference) and I am now ordering a second bottle as when it ran out her skin broke out in just a few days . Excellent product and super prices but the ingredients are still excellent.
    Amazing
    I cannot live without this, it cleared up all my little underskin bumps!! I have been using it for 9 months now and I'm obsessed.
    The worst my skin has ever been
    I have a combination skin, sometimes a little pimple here and there, nothing too bad. I wanted to try this out in order to clear those pimples up as well as little bumps I get on my forehead. But just in three days of using it twice a day it has given me the worst breakout I have ever experienced. I have big painful spots all over my face now, and my skin is very dry, red and irritated. Wanted to love this, but this really didn’t work for me at all!
    The Ordinary Niacinamide
    Great product and great service by Cult Beauty. Please bring the supersize version of it.
    could not live without it
    Has completely cleared up my skin and improved my texture, have been using it for 8 months and am on my fourth bottle! Great for clearing up spots and acne scars, must have!
    Love it
    Just love it! After some days of use I noticed, that my acne prone skin is calmer and smoother. I've just received second packaging and it won't be last ;)
    Great results in just a week
    Used it for just a little over 20 days.....could see results right from the 1st week of usage...has brightened my skin a lot
    Good for those with problematic skin.
    I have difficult skin and this is my second bottle. I only use it in the morning under my moisturiser and when I ran out I noticed a difference. It is a great product to control oil and help problem skin - it not a cure all but I cannot live without it.
    Large Pores/Oily Skin
    I've seen an improvement with my enlarged pores and my oily skin is less oily. However, it hasn't helped much in reducing spots, pimples and blemishes but maybe Its because I've only been using it for 3-4 weeks.
    Makes a real difference
    I have *super* oily skin, especially when hormonal. This really makes a difference in how oily my skin feels throughout the day. I only use it 3-4 times a week in the evening with a gel moisturiser, so it’s lasting well for me. I think if I used it more often it’d be more effective, but I like to change up the products I use to treat different problems and also stop my skin getting complacent!
    Oily Skin | Large Pores | Acne&Blackheads
    This has MASSIVELY improved my skin texture and excessive oils! Obviously, acne and blackheads go away along with them! Just ordered my second one, and I don't think i'm changing anytime soon!
    Perfect, One Love
    This is favourite product for the rest of my life.
    AMAZING! Last hope and so worth it
    Like most people, I never leave reviews! But I have mostly up and down skin, sometimes oily/ dry/ acne hormonal prone (mainly) and terrible when it’s the time of the month! Small little pimples combined with big spots under the skin (you know the ones!) after losing hope and trying every product out here, and getting down about it, this was my last try and omg it’s a heaven send. Used twice on clean skin nightly and morning and has 99% cleared them up! Skin feels smoother, tighter, redness has almost gone and spots have shrunk! Please, please try it with the price! Amazing and super happy xxx
    Больше не куплю ***Will not repurchase
    Какая-то она совсем без радостная. Липкая и совершенно не эффективна от прыщей. С порами тоже не очень заметно, думаю они не много сократились, но не очень заметно.Уменьшилась выработка кожного сала. Да, он еще должен успокаивать раздраженную кожу, но нет.Теперь у меня лицо летом краснеет, в прыщах, но не блестит. ***Some good things and some bad. It's sticky and totally not effective against acne. I think my pores have slightly reduced, but it's not very noticeable. The production of sebum has decreased. Has made my skin more sensitive - my face gets red in summer but not shiny.
    Miracle worker!
    I have had bad skin since I was about 10 years old, I'm now 27. Nothing has ever helped my spots. They never cleared, just left scars all over my face even though I didn't pick at them. That is until I found this! I've been using this for about 2 months now and it has changed my skin! My skin is now clear most of the time. It has started to work on my old spot scars which are now less visible. My skin doesn't get as oily and greasy throughout the day. My skin feels softer and smoother, and it looks brighter and healthier. I even left the house without make up on for the first time in 15 years!! I still have occasional spots but they clear up within a few days, rather than a few weeks, and they do not get as big or as painful. Could not recommend this enough!
    Amazing results
    I have an acne prone skin with large pores and this product definitely cleared my complexion. Totally worth the hype!
    Must Have!
    I have suffered from breakouts for about 6 months (forehead) and with the help of this and Salicylic Acid of TO, it really helped to cleat my skin. This has been my everyday product except when I use vit C.
    I like it
    This product changde my skin. It's amazing
    Great product!!
    I have had acne for 6 years. I have used a range of products over the years; some have helped and others have made it much worse. I felt a little skeptical using this product as I have been disappointed in the past, however, I was determined to get out of my comfort zone and try something new to help my breakouts and scarring. I have been using this product alongside the Rose Hip Oil, AHA/BHA Peeling Solution and the Body Shop 50+ sun cream. I have also been using a derma roll since starting this regime (once every two weeks). It’s easy to overuse the niacinamide which can lead to dry skin. I would recommend using one drop on each cheek, patting it all over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area. This regime has been working like a dream!! My skin looks healthy and glowy. All these products combined have helped scarring, pigmentation and breakouts. My skin has not looked this good in years! I definitely think it is a must have and it is cost effective.
    Great product
    I've had a severe case of acne and oily skin after stopping birth control and was afraid to use any new products. This one, though, does wonders for my pores and overall skin health! Silky smooth skin, for sure! Don't be afraid to use it, the texture is amazing and is not heavy, there are no irritating fragrances and the effect is wonderful.
    Lovely!
    I've been using this for more than a month, once a day before putting my day cream/moisturizer and makeup. It works great and tightens my pores. I have large pores and didn't know I needed this product until I tried it. Yes, the skin burns easily but I think the product is worth it, if you use sunscreen to protect your skin.
    Amazing
    I'm 37 and have always had greasy skin with frequent breakouts, blackheads and lumpy spots under the skin. My skincare regime now involves a salicylic acid face wash and Neutrogena cleanser, then The Ordinary Niacinamide and a Hyaluronic acid moisturiser (daytime), and on alternate nights I use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid cleanser, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid serum and a moisturiser, or The Ordinary retinol. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid for breakouts. My skin is absolutely transformed. I almost never feel the need to hide under foundation anymore. I still have acne scars but they are definitely fading. My skin is much less oily and the lumps under the skin are gone. Breakouts are rare and clear up quickly with the Salicylic Acid. I can't believe how good and how cheap The Ordinary is!
    Finally I’m seeing results
    I have been struggling with cystic acne after coming off the contraceptive pill. I have tried a number of products and I feel like this is the only one that shows immediate results. My skincare regime is as follows: Cetaphil to remove make up; Bioderma foam cleanser and Dermologica skin scrub. I then use an acid - either from The ordinary or Sunday’s Rileys U.F.O. I started using Niacinamide along with The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid and have noticed an immediate improvement. I have probably been using it too much as the skin around my spots is a bit dry so I will ease off for a bit but I am so pleased!
    Dream Product
    This has changed my skin. I have struggled with breakouts (mostly hormonal) for years and nothing has significantly helped until this product. Honestly amazed. You only need to use a small amount before moisturiser, I use morning and night. Last ages, great price and noticeable difference within days. Have bought 2nd bottle already as never want to risk being without it!
    Must have for oily skin
    If you have oily skin which is prone to blemishes, look no further! Perfect to use under your moisturizer. However, I have not seen too much of an improvement in blackheads, maybe that would improve over a longer period of time?
    Not for me.
    Broke me out terribly, I should have been more careful. My skin cannot stand xantham gum.
    Holy grail
    I had red signs of acne for years. This product, along with Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and Lactic Acid 10% + HA was the holy grail for my face. I've bought it again and again and again.
    love it
    I'm not sure it really does anything to the skin but I really like it.
    Love it
    I have been using it for a week now combined with "Buffet", I feel like it minimises my pores and my skin looks less red. Really would recommend it!
    Staple.
    I’ve purchased this many times before, this is the first time from CB and I can’t be without it. I have hormonal acne and Post Inflammatory Erythema, this helps minimise the break-outs, it speeds up the healing process, calms down inflammation and adds to the hydration.
    Great affordable product.
    This product is so good if you have acne prone skin. It's not remotely harsh or drying but just makes skin look brighter, less red and angry and generally better. It absorbs instantly and for the price it's incredible! I believe it may also have anti-ageing properties but I use it primarily for acne and I highly recommend it.
    Great for oily skin
    This serum is great for oily skin... After you applied your serum it's make your skin matte.
    Satisfied
    A very good product with affordable price. Love it.
    The best product for blemishes
    Literally cannot get enough of the ordinary at the minute. This one was my latest purchase as I had used another brand to help my spots & it only made them worse! Switching back & I can’t fault this product, I use it every morning before my make up & it’s helped keep my blemishes away!
    Best for blemished skin!
    My skin is usually clear but I used something and it broke me out with spots all over. I used this serum on my skin every night for a few days and all the spots went. I love this, and highly recommend it!!
    No Spots Since
    I'm always skeptical of new products but since these were such an attractive price I thought I would give it a go. I have combination skin and i tend to get breakouts on my chin and cheeks. I Started using the blemish regime + 2% granactive retinoid and I have honestly not had a spot since! When I started using the products I had break outs on my cheeks, but after that resolved I didn't see another spot (it's been 6 weeks). My skin was slightly dry at the beginning and the products goes a little foamy or soapy when you put it on, but now I don't think i'll use anything else!
    Not as good as expected :(
    Heard great things about this product, so it was something that I had to try but unfortunately it hasn't worked for my skin! I have suffered from lots of pimples/acne for years, and thought this could be a 'miracle' product. I have an oily/combination forehead and more of a spot prone t-zone. However from using this particularly on my chin, it made me break out into loads of spots. I have stopped using it on that area as maybe it's too harsh.
    One of my favorite Ordinary products
    Works really well with me. You won't notice DRAMATIC change immediately but it takes a while. On my second bottle now.
    AMAZING
    Let me just start by saying that I've been struggling with acne for 10 years now. I tried strong medication twice and I'm about to go on my third dose because it's so stubborn. BUT I have NEVER been able to find a product to help control my breakouts until now!! This is such an amazing product and I can finally say (with tears in my eyes) that I found something that works. I use this in conjunction with the 10% Lactic Acid and any pimples that come up are gone the next morning! Thank you for providing such an affordable and AMAZING product! I love Cult Beauty xx
    The worst thing that has ever happened to my skin
    After using this I’ve been suffering from acne for like 4 months. My dry skin is not prone to acne but is was a complete disaster! My forehead was fully covered with pimples and I couldn’t help it! Never ever recommend this to anyone!! Save your money! I really want not only to throw it away but to throw it in the face of those who created this product. My friend has different skin type and she has absolutely the same problem with this!
    Great product
    This product has really helped to get rid of my skin congestion and my skin has improved drastically since using this product. I am currently waiting on my second order! It's also great to use under make-up.
    The BEST
    It has reduced acne scars and blemishes in just one week. The glow is amazing.
    Breakout
    I first tried this on my face for four days and I suddenly noticed more whiteheads and bumps under my skin so I stopped, however I thought that it might be fault of some other products that I was using so I tried this alone on my chest where I get one or two spots once in a while for four days, now I have red pimples all over so I can say for sure that this product doesn’t work from me and breaks me out.
    Loved it❤❤
    On my second bottle! love how it works, I had few bumps on my cheek and they are gone. I use it everyday both in AM & PM. It also minimizes the pores. Overall great for skin!!!!
    Did nothing for my acne
    The good thing I experienced with this product is that it controls oils, good yo use under makeup. It’s doesn’t help in my acne at all.
    Сыворотка
    Очень классная сыворотка, разглаживает кожу, стирает морщинки! Всем советую. Буду покупать постоянно. *** Very cool serum, smooths the skin, erases wrinkles! I advise everyone. I will buy constantly.
    Phenomenal
    This product is honestly amazing; it's the best thing I've ever done for my skin and I definitely notice the difference when I run out of it, or just when I use it less. It has done wonders for congestion I used to suffer from and brightened my whole complexion.
    Flawless
    Been using for two years and 100% notice the difference to when I do not use over a certain amount of time.
    В
    Thank you very much for the fast and quality delivery! I will order more!
    #MakeMySkinTrashAgain
    Soooo disappointed. This did nothing to benefit my skin. All this does is give me large spots which I have never had before. Ruined all the progress I had been making. Wish I bought from the Ordinary website so the 365-day return policy would be honored.
    Worked Wonders for my skin
    I had a lot of blemishes on my cheeks and had cystic acne from time to time. I have combination skin but mostly oily and this serum has really helped me control my oil production. I have been using it for a month and my skin cleared up and additionally I am not breaking out as much. This is my holy grail!!
    Breakout
    I have combination acne prone skin and although I love how this serum feels on my skin, it made me breakout.
    Did not expect much.
    Surprised - blackheads have reduced and a little goes a long way. Great stuff!
    Surprisingly good
    So I usually never write reviews about products but since using this, I feel I must! I have only been using it for a week, and only once a day in the evening before bed. My skin suffers from breakouts, redness around the nose, uneven discoloured skin, and red marks from previous acne scars. I also have tiny pit marks from previous spots. I used this product when I was in the middle of a breakout which was lasting well over 2 weeks, but using this serum totally got rid of and flattened my spots. My face feels smoother and looks more evened out. Others have noticed this too. My foundation glides on more effortlessly and I can not see acne bumps through it. The downside is that it has made my face slightly more greasy, but I am willing to put up with that if I get clearer skin. I don't know if it is just a new product fad and whether it will continue to work, but so far so good.
    Changed my acne-prone skin!!
    This serum coupled with The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid has completely transformed my skin in 4 weeks. I have been suffering from super oily skin with painful hormonal acne on my jawline and was feeling very miserable because nothing seemed to be clearing/soothing it. I have been using these two serums morning and evening and my skin is already SO much clearer and calmer. Ordering my second bottles of both and can't imagine my life without them. The value for money is also incredible. Love love love it.
    Breakout
    Sadly to say, I'm one of the unfortunate who had really bad breakouts from using it. Massive painful acne and it took 1-2 weeks for it to clear.
    Best product I've ever bought
    I have always had a problem with my skin but since buying this product I no longer feel embarrassed about going out in public without makeup! I am always skeptical about how true these reviews are on products but can honestly say these are all so accurate. Would recommend 10 times over.
    Miracle product!
    I've always struggled with oily, extremely sensitive skin and have a lot of hyperpigmentation on my face. This serum cleared my breakouts within a week or so. I can see that it is gradually helping to fade the pigmentation left on my skin, as a result of scarring. I cannot stress enough how amazing this product is - my skin is extremely sensitive. Prior to this the majority of products I had bought either broke me out, or totally dehydrated my skin. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
    The Ordinary
    Finally a skincare product that does what it is supposed to do and very well. No adverse reaction and my skin has never been clearer or looked better. Amazing product for anyone with congested or blemish prone skin. Will buy again and again.
    The Ordinary.
    Good.
    Very nice
    Cleared my skin up a bit. I don't have that many problems, usually just some pimples, this helped with clearing up some spots and reduce some redness. Didn’t work for 100% but definitely 75%. I would recommend.
    Love it!
    This product is incredible and it has saved my skin. Before my skin had red pigmentation on certain parts and a lot of breakouts but this product made my skin smooth and basically clear and if I can see a breakout coming, this product saves the day. I haven't had huge problems with my skin since using this and I've used this for about a month now.
    Changed My Life!
    I've had acne since the age of 13 and I'm currently 24. I've tried so many different products out there and I mean so many! I even paid for a private dermatologist to examine my skin and even she charged me almost £80 for stuff I could buy over the counter for a third of the price. I bought this serum on my birthday in August. It has now been 4 months that my life has changed completely and for the better. I never had the confidence to walk out of the house without foundation but I do now almost every day. I do advise anyone who tries it to hang in there to begin with because they may experience purging which I did too. It is definitely worth the price! What do you have to lose? (that was the mentality when I bought it)
    Amazing
    Has made my skin smooth and pores appear smaller. It's so much more hydrating than the hyaluronic acid and I’ve only been using it for two days, I’m hoping further use will reduce my redness/rosacea and strengthen the skin barrier which studies have claimed it will do. I have very dry, eczema prone skin for reference. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and doesn’t irritate at all.
    Great product
    I often get breakouts. When I bought this product, I was already in the middle of a breakout. Starting this product made it worse for a week and it was quite bad. However on the website of the Ordinary they said that it was probable that a purging period would occur. So I just kept using it, then all my acne disappeared. After about one week and a half of using this product, my acne faded. Now it’s been a month. I use it every day and I love it. I haven’t had a pimple in over 2 weeks and it’s the first time in my life that my skin is clear.
    Not for me
    For context I have normal/combination skin. I don’t really have acne all over my face but I constantly have spots on my chin so bought this product to use only there. Initially it made me break out and I thought this was just a purge and then I’d begin to see benefits, so I stuck at it for over a month. This didn’t really clear up my spots at all. Also when I accidentally got it on other parts of my skin (neck and jaw bone) and got huge pimples here which I never usually do. I really didn’t get the excellent results that others did, so I think it’s just not for everyone. It seems every 10-20 reviews is someone who’s had the same experience as me, but no harm in trying considering how reasonably priced this is!
    Don't overdo it if you have sensitive skin
    I have sensitive, combination skin. I tried this product in hopes of getting rid of spots/breakouts that I get mostly during my period on my chin and forehead. I started using it mornings and evenings and, to my dismay, it broke me out rather badly. I thought that maybe it was too irritant for sensitive skin, so I started applying only 2- 3 drops in the evenings and it did help dry the bumps away. All in all, I guess my initial breakout could have been a purging period, but I still feel this is a bit too strong for sensitive skin and could cause irritation issues if overdone.
    Good
    Very good serum.
    Nice
    My skin has been brightened after using it. My acne is cleared a lot. However, My nose used to be oily a lot, and this isn't getting better. But in general I like this product.
    Favourite ordinary product
    My absolute favourite ordinary product that I couldn’t live without. This serum (along with a few others) has completely transformed my skin and almost stopped breakouts which used to be a regular occurrence for me.
    Fantastic
    I have hideous, flabby pores and regular outbreaks. Since beginning to use this there has been a notable reduction in both, to the point that it is the one thing I won't do without in my daily routine.
    Miracle for big pores
    I have very oily skin and large visible pores. This is an incredibly helpful product that I use almost every day that has really really helped to reduce the size of my pores, especially on my nose and cheeks. Would recommend finding a good moisturiser to use with this though, especially if you have oily skin. If my skin is feeling too oily / a bit sensitive, I mix it with Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner (can be tone with any other light toner), which really helps (and also means the already great value Niacinamide + Zinc lasts longer!).
    It works
    This product is great! I have extremely oily skin and large pores and it helps reduce the size. I use it both in the evening after I clean my make up and in the morning. After application, my skin looks matt and it helps control the oils during the day. Definitely recommend it to everyone dealing with blemishes and large pores.
    I really Love it!
    This is the second time I've purchased it and it was awesome. It helps to reduce break outs and makes my face look glowy throughout the day. Definitely will repurchase it!
    Very Unique
    This product is amazing! I have sensitive skin with blemishes and acne scarring, and this product doesn’t dry my skin out at all, (although I use it with the marine hyaluronic serum). It really helps with the blemishes and gives me a unexpected “glow from within” look. Really recommend it.
    Sensitive skin issues
    I bought this product hoping it would help with my hormonal acne and red scarring. Unfortunately, after using it for about 3 days I was broken out with little white spots all over my skin, including areas that I do not normally break out in. I believe that this is due to the high content of niacinamide. I was hopeful after reading so many good reviews it would help - but my skin may be too sensitive to it.
    does its job, bit goopy and sticky
    I tried this after Glossier's Super Pure as the Glossier version, although amazing, is half the size and almost x4 the price. I'd say it works almost as well as the Glossier one, there's just something really goopy about the texture that leaves my skin feeling a bit sticky afterwards. I think it's the xanthan gum – no idea why that would be in the ingredients. It does a great job to keep any little spots at bay, it really does reduce redness and overall it's the perfect substitute for the Glossier one. I think it's a bit more diluted, which is why I do about 5 drops morning and night, but since it's so inexpensive I really don't mind going through the bottle once a month.
    bad bad news
    1 in 10 reviews are bad and unfortunately, the same happened to me - broke me out completely! I had small pimples on my checks, where I usually NEVER get any pimples at all! Such a shame, I wanted to love this but I can´t even continue using it. Waste of Money for me.
    Wow
    I love this. I'm 30 and have suffered from breakouts since I was 18/19. Nothing has ever fixed my skin like this. For the first time in over a decade, I feel confident enough to go out without makeup - and it's cost a fraction of the price of most products I've used in the past.
    A Skin's Grace for Teens
    Going through puberty sucks especially when those pesky spots keep reappearing on your face. I've been on a whirl, using different products that fit my skin's needs (sensitive/acne prone skin). It's hard for me to find the right product since my when I start a product it goes smoothly the first week then it just goes crazy the next. I thought that maybe The Ordinary would be the game changer brand, I've seen the craze of this product and I've done a fair amount of research + the price is just bomb. When I first used this product my spots were slowly going down but don't expect a miracle in the first week. The next week came and still the same then I thought about an article that said to never pair it up with Vitamin C, I don't own any vitamin c serum or anything like that but my moisturiser contained orange extract and like tangerine oil and those contain (or so i think) vitamin c, so I stopped using at night because that's when I use the serum then use the moisturiser in the morning well what do you know, the next morning my skin was so soft like wow. Its the start of the third week and my skin is so supple and soft! it's so amazing because this hasn't happened in a long time Woop Woop. I pair it along with the ordinary salicylic acid and its just bomb! I'll probably try the azelaic acid for my scars but yeah it may not work for all sensitive skins but it certainly worked for me.
    Great surprise!
    I had no idea how much I needed this. I got it because I was curious about the niacinamides moisture retention boosting qualities, but it totally surprised me by quickly clearing my skin of all those annoying little pimples caused by the summer heat. Since using this in the evenings I've noticed myself cutting down on pretty much everything else I've used to keep my acne at bay - retinol, acids and prescription creams are now on my bottom shelf and used only once a week, my skin is too happy and balanced to mess with. I use this serum most evenings after removing my makeup, over a face mist/toner, and seal the deal with The Ordinary Squalane oil or Dr Hauschkas rose cream. In the mornings I use a lighter serum with antioxidants and a high quality sun screen.
    Amazing
    This product is amazing!! Can literally feel your pores tightening. I’ve suffered from acne since I was a teenager and have tried so many acne products but nothing has compared to this serum. After a few weeks, I could see a big change in not only the texture of my skin but also the appearance of it. I’ve had no breakouts so far. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
    Works like MAGIC
    I always have hormonal acne but not anymore after this magical serum. No more blemishes.
    Major changes
    I used this one for almost two months. I found it great for my acne. I love this product and come with a great price. Will buy another bottle soon.
    Love this serum
    This serum is opaque and odourless. It has a thick viscosity and may leave a whitish film on your skin after application. However, it goes away quickly and absorbs nicely on the skin. Sometimes I get small bumps on my skin but ever since using this, the bumps never appear. Love this a lot.
    Great Serum
    I love the simple, effective formulation that helps with inflammation and hydration. I usually apply at night, underneath The Ordinary retinol serum. Great product.
    Do NOT buy
    Made my skin really spotty. Do not recommend at all.
    Excellent for effectiveness but irritating to skin
    I use this together with the Salicylic Acid for my acne. Both have helped clear up my spots (together with retinol and peels). I have found this product to be very effective but also very irritating which is why I have marked it 3 stars.
    New holy grail
    Having suffered with really bad breakouts for such a long time now, I've tried so many different products and I'm so glad I found this little gem as it's cleared my skin up LOADS and I feel so much more confident. Would 100% recommend!
    Great product
    I had acne when I was a teen quite bad and still get a few now and then at the age of 26. This serum controls oil without drying your face out and really does clear the skin over time. I use niacinamide and azelaic acid in the am and pm I use niacinamide and granactive retinoid 2%. Since using the ordinary my skin has changed so much and for the better. I’ll never use any other skin care again! I’ve used so many brands too, high-end brands that don’t deliver and this works the best.
    Good for oily/combo skin
    This really works. So happy with my purchase, definitely going to re-purchase.
    This should be THE treatment for a multitude of skin conditions
    Uneven skin tone - check Enlarged pores - check Sebum control - check Skin tags - check The list kinda goes on. This is THE skincare ingredient of the year. Prior to this, I have never used any antioxidants nor sunscreen nor any anti-ageing products. A serum? Oh, you mean that super expensive crap which comes in teeny tiny bottles? Since I started to buy The Ordinary, I haven't looked back. I now incorporate a few extra steps into my routine due to the proliferation of K-Beauty gazillion step skincare routine. I literally just started toning. Anyway, the product has a lightweight water-like serum feel (only slightly viscous). I use this AM & PM: W/ Lactic Acid 10% (great skin exfoliant) + EUK 134 + hyaluronic acid. Then I end my routine Cellina Intensive Whitening Lotion (Whiten = Brighten). I do notice a reduction in oil production and The Ordinary's Niacinamide serum calms my skin down especially when I get little bumps of rosacea all over my face after an especially stressful week. If you don't have it, what are you doing? If you can't get any more of it, find a hack.
    Must have
    Best stuff ever!
    A serious game changer... OMG
    I have suffered from a stressed skin for well over a year now and spent an eye-watering amount of money on some other brands. I was so depressed about my skin. Red lumps all over my forehead, incredibly oily too. I don’t mean to sound dramatic but it made me really reclusive and sad. This £5 bottle has utterly changed my life. I have used it for 2months nearly and I literally can now face the day with no make-up on my face! It looks that good. I use it every morning and most evenings in between a glycolic peel from another brand. The only downside - it constantly sells out!! Buy 2 bottles at a time or more! Thank you to Cult Beauty for stocking this! You have saved my sanity xx
    Love love and love
    This is my favourite product. It has changed my skin.
    Best serum ever
    I used to spend a lot on skin care as I believed more expensive price skin care might work better on our skin so when the first time I wanted to buy to buy this serum I was very sceptical with the ingredients they use and also the outcome. I wasn't confident that such low price product could make a huge difference on our skin, however, when the first time I tried, I was shocked with the results!! Just after 2-3 times used I could feel and see that skin has improved overall. My blackheads are getting lesser, my skin doesn't look dull anymore, from dry skin to normal skin, my skin looks fresh all the time. Totally recommend this!!!
    Skin Game Changer
    This serum has helped my skin which is oily in the T-zone and the rest dry plus sensitive, remain smooth and acne less for the past 1 month. It has helped clear out my acne, whiteheads and has controlled sebum production on my nose to a good extent which in turn helped reduce blackheads a bit. It has also helped with some scars that acne had left behind on both my cheeks by making them lighter and there is an improvement in my skin's texture as well- the tiny bumps have decreased a good amount. It also helped in clearing stubborn acne on my forehead which would not go away no matter what I used. I use it on a daily basis and it is a part of my PM skin regimen.
    New Favourite Product (literally changed my life)
    Drastically improved my acne prone skin within the first week, results just keep getting better. I use it once a day in my night routine, and it has reduced my breakouts, pore size (or at least pore visibility), and balanced my usually very oily (teenage) skin. 10000% recommend this!
    Visible results in days
    I’m not one to usually leave a review, however, this product is definitely worth the write-up. Perfect for oily / combination skin. This is the only skincare product I have ever come across that keeps my breakouts at bay and visibly improves the appearance of my skin. Easy to remember to use every day when you are seeing results. Absolute bargain at just £5! The only downside is you can't buy it in a bigger bottle. Will definitely stock up on my next order. A must-buy!
    Amazing
    This has really reduced my teenage hormonal acne, I saw results straight away, and even more so now after using it for about a month. It has also reduced my oily, shiny skin which is great, it is also very refreshing after washing your face :) Would definitely recommend to anyone with oily and acne prone skin!
    GAME CHANGER
    As well as blemished skin, my skin is also VERY oily. Makeup slides off almost as quickly as I apply it, despite trying dozens of primers and setting sprays. However, from the first morning that I used this product, my oily skin has decreased and decreased. If I use this under makeup, it stays in place all day long. Again, this is the most effective and inexpensive product I’ve tried to aid my oily face and I’m over the moon with it.
    Perfect for oily skin
    I’ve been using this for 4 months and the result was visible only in 3-4 weeks of everyday use, you should keep that in mind. However, it DOES work, it reduced sebum production extremely (I suppose it’s just because my skin was super oily). Better to use in PM.
    big no no
    The morning after using, I've experienced the worst breakout I've ever had!! I'm still dealing with this breakout and I know some of my friends had the same issue. I think you must test it before you apply it all over your face.
    This is my Holy Grail of serums
    I have the worst blemishes and scars as if I had chicken pox. People used to ask me whether I had chicken pox but now my skin is flawless. I cannot live without this and the Alpha Arbutin. This 2 combo has me looking like a porcelain doll. I swear.
    Not worth the hype
    Due to all the reviews, I purchased this item. I have oily/blemish prone skin and tbh this product had no impact on my skin. If anything it gave me more blemishes.
    love it
    I've been using it for two months and it helps to fight blemishes on my face. Overall, it has shown magical improvement in my pores as I have an oily skin. Definitely will continue to repurchase it. It works really well with Hyaluronic Acid.
    Amazing product! A must buy!
    I recently bought this after so many of The Ordinary product's success on my skin. It is fantastic. I no longer have small bumps or blemishes. will keep repurchasing.
    So Good
    I've used this for 2-3 weeks and it has shown such an improvement on skin. I used to have and get so many spots but they seem to have gone down since using this.
    I don’t really know..
    So I haven’t had this product for long and I know I should wait longer to review but I’ve been applying it morning and night for two weeks. Overall, my skin looks clearer, more glowing and any red patches I had were gone. However, I have started to get tiny whiteheads every time I put it on, they aren’t too noticeable so I haven’t stopped applying it but if I carry on they could become more common. I don’t know what to think?
    Super for my skin
    It works. I can see results how my pores are minimizing and is fighting with acne-making them smaller and to disappear.
    Pimples & Bumps Saver
    There was a period of time when my face had small bumps and acne and I seriously believe it was this product together with a few NIOD products that saved my face. The only problem I experienced is that some dry white flakes can form when I applying, meaning that makeup doesn't go on as well in the morning (this can be solved by moisturizing really well). If I skip using this product for a day or two, small bumps will start appearing. I stock up at least 2 bottles as backup since it is always sold out - that's how much I love this product.
    Woooow
    Omg I thought to myself hmmm will this really work for me?? Because it felt like I’ve used so many products for my face which was covered in acne and scar, and I can’t believe after using this since Christmas time my skin is so much smoother and clear with less hormonal acne. Great product and would purchase again.
    Awesome
    I have normal combination skin and have been using this for about a month and a half now. It was amazing in hydrating my skin and helping with hyperpigmentation. Helped in speeding up treatment toward acne scars and had great results in controlling sebum production and making my pores smaller. Definitely will repurchase to maintain my skin! (this might not help as well as other serums in treating extreme cases of hyperpigmentation).
    My oily skin solution!
    I have always suffered from oily skin and this has made a considerable difference! It helps heal blemishes and prevents further spots from emerging! I will definitely be buying 2 bottles next time.
    A game changer
    I've struggled with acne for roughly two years now and in just 4 weeks, my skin has changed for the better with a regime from The Ordinary and NIOD. I thought I'd tried everything but my attempts at placating my problem skin (dry and oily with angry breakouts) with moisturisers and gentle cleansers were clearly in vain. This is the one product I'm crediting with the improvements in both my acne and overall complexion, now that it is balancing out but I must say I'm using it with hyaluronic acid in the morning, and then with azelaic acid and lactic acid + HA in the evenings. If you haven't tried it - do.
    Incredible
    Bought this the second I could get my hands on it after trying a few ordinary products and loving them. This really has changed my skin game for good. Really helps to keep my skin blemish free without being too harsh, has helped with milia and bumps and generally keeps my pores clog free and my skin looking fresh. Absolutely love it and would scream it through a loudspeaker if I could ahahahaa
    Is this magic???
    Okay, I have been dealing with little bumps on my skin around my cheeks and chin for 6 years now. Never found anything to make them go away, and I have tried a loooot, even medicine. Nothing worked. until now. I have been using this serum for about 5 days, and all my little bumps are almost gone, it is insane. I almost can't believe it!? Thank you to the ordinary! Amazing!!
    This stuff is magic
    I am the typical combo of slightly sensitive, pale but tending to hormonal breakouts-skintype and as a trained cosmetician I am deep into the whole double cleanse and acid game and I nearly tried everything but only after adding this one to my skincare routine my pores finally faded, red spots disappeared and I am now, waiting for my next breakout and it has been weeks! Stunning,especially for this price. Just make sure you don‘t use too much product.I only need two drops for my whole face.When I use more it peels when applying my moisturiser.
    Can’t put it down
    My skin is so much less oily and baby soft! It’s began combating the redness on my face as I suffer from hyperpigmentation, and the benefits of something so cheap is amazing! I can’t stop bigging this up.
    Great for my oily skin
    I reviewed this product on my YouTube channel 'EmeliaLucy' where I also talk about the benefits Niacinamide has for the skin. Overall, I love this for my oily skin.
    Amazing extra to your routine!
    Absolutely love this along with the hyaluronic acid and Retinoid 2%. I only use all three at night though because it does make my make up separate even if I leave my skin for a long period of time before applying. Doesn’t bother me though, using in the evening every night for 2 months have made a huge impact on my oily/combo skin and I haven’t had a break out since I started using it! ^.^
    Amazing
    I have struggled with blemished prone skin my whole life and spent tons trying to find something that works. Finally, I have found something amazing. And the price is a bonus.
    Less breakouts
    I love this! I've noticeably had less breakouts, and my face gets less oily throughout the day. good stuff.
    Fabulous stuff for spotty teen skin
    Bought this for my 15 year old who was bothered by spots in her t-zone mostly. She had a good basic cleanse and moisturise routine already, but this has made an enormous difference. Her skin is less oily and much less prone to breakouts.
    Amazing
    I have been using it in the evenings for the past two days, and remarkably I noticed a dramatic difference in my complexion from the first day. My skin has always been very oily - to the point I had resigned myself to a shiny face fate - however, this product has dramatically 'mattified' it after one use. Highly recommend it.
    HE ORDINARY Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    Make skin brighter and softer.
    Wow
    Noticeable improvements after only a week - and no further breakouts.
    Amazing
    Started using this stuff a matter of days ago. When I wake up in the morning my skin is usually really oily but now, after just 3 days my skin has reduced oiliness and my breakouts are clearing up. Used morning and night after washing and drying face.
    Incredible
    I would highly recommend this if you have larger pores which produce a lot of oils throughout the day. Honestly, this product helped to shrink the pores in size and my skin pores actually produced less oil with everyday use. 10/10 would highly recommend.
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