The Ordinary Niacinamide

Based on 141 reviews

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  • Great for acne scars and hyperpigmentation
  • Helps with the skin barrier
  • Brightens and improves texture
  • Rare allergic reactions
  • Niacinamide is a great ingredient for brightening and texture improvement


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This $6 Serum Has Been In My Skincare Routine for Three Years
Well, until I started using The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. While I've been a long-time fan of The Ordinary, I had never tried this particular serum until one of my friends in my group text told me it fixed her "oily ass face." Like most of the brand's products, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is under $10
3 months ago
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[Review] My Skincare Collection + Mini Reviews in Comments
​. **Serums**. (1) The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc: LOL this felt like such a waste of money, it did absolutely NOTHING for my skin. Sad, WNRP.
Best product for dark skin African Americans w/PCOS, psoriasis, hyper pigmentation and acne.
I love this product!!! I have PCOS, acne, psoriasis, hyper pigmentation, and a ton of dark marks. I’m a dark complexion African American woman, and I’ve visited dermatologists who have given me many products to clear up my face. It was even suggested for me to use bleaching cream, but I do not want ...
2 years ago
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Current products in my rotation! Mostly HG status. Some oldies and newbies (reviews in comments)
* **The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum**\- this is okay. I used it for many years and it effectively controls my sebum production (which I struggled with before tret) and it helped with breakouts.
This $6 brightening serum is my secret weapon for keeping redness, dull skin, and wrinkles at bay
My experience using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum While I am still fairly red in this photo, this is much less so than I normally would be without using this product. Chase McPeak/INSIDER I've been using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum twice a day for nearly a year and have seen vast improvements in the dullness and sallowness of my skin, a significant reduction of redness (I have extremely sensitive skin that irritates easily), less oily pores, fewer noticeable lines around my eyes, and a very slight reduction in hyperpigmentation.The texture of the serum itself is super lightweight, and it dries almost instantly
2 months ago
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What is a powder you know that can resist the heat, oil, sebum and is mask proof and will not let your base budge at all?
3) The ordinary Niacinamide Zinc ( I get a good 5 to 6 hours of oil free when I use this and I discovered it by accident. It gives my face a smoother base better than any primer I have ever used and keeps the oil at bay.
Acne Disappears in two weeks
This is my first ordinary product. I am blown away about how good it worked for the first two weeks! I’m in my mid-40s and I have oily skin. I had a stroke 4 years ago, and I take medication that causes acne. I’ve tried many cleaners, serums, lotions, creams, vitamins, meds, and lasers with no luck....
betsy saal
2 years ago
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It also doesn't absorb well and kind of just stays on my skin like a sticky, tacky layer. At first, I thought that was just the nature of niacinamide, however, when I purchased a few other niacinamide serums, like the one by Beauty of Joseon, I realized that TO just had bad formulations. My other serums absorbed very well, delivered much faster results, and did not pill at all.
Fake product
This product is fake do not buy! The box should have a code in the empty white space and that same code should be on the bottom of the bottle. I don’t know what is actually in this stuff but it’s probably not safe to put on your skin.
2 years ago
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[Review] just repurchased these two "The Ordinary" personal favorites! Anyone else love these? I find that they personally helped so much with acne scars and hyperpigmentation over the last year!
Full Review. full product name(s); The Ordinary Niacinamide (10%) and Lactic Acid (10%).


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