Rated 4.85 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Most Helpful Critical Review Reviewed by 13 customers Magic
HappyCamper from Wisconsin
I had to come here to say how amazing this is. Within 2 days of using the Pacifica acne defense face wash and this, a large painful cystic acne bump that I could not get rid despite trying many different things, had shrunk to 1/3 of its size - plus it doesn't hurt anymore. This is a godsend.
Mother Earth from British Columbia, BC
Feels really good on my skin.
Your acne prone skin needs this!!
takecareofurskin from Ohio
I have used up 3 bottles of The Ordinary niacinamide serum and decided to try this before I repurchased another bottle from TO.
This serum doesn't feel sticky like TO and absorbs into my skin super quickly. I don't experience pilling when I layer with this serum. It has helped with my complexion but I haven't noticed any difference in pores yet. I like that it has hemp oil in it... makes my skincare feel soft.
Took a star off because it is more expensive than TO and has less oz.
Only Niacinamide serum I'll use
Emily from Chicago
I like the consistency of this mixed with a moisturizer. So far this feels really calming and it's overall a really solid products.
Esey18 from undisclosed
I've never been a review kind of person but this deserves the 5 stars, and then some.
I've always been oily and this completely prevents that from happening overnight and all day. Love it. So worth it.
Best niacinamide serum I've used
Shea from The bay
I started off with this products and now I have the entire clean shot line from Pacifica. Highly recommend for acne scars or hyperpigmentation. I've tried the inky list, the ordinary, life-flo, & la roche posay niacinamide serums however, this one is by far the best + cleaner ingredients. Works magic under make up too.
Miss kitty from Boston ma
I put it on before primer and it really does help keep my skin less oily. Not much has ever helped it this does! Bonus for being affordable
My favorite Niacinamide serum
Sno from California
I've tried Niacinamide from 4 different brands and this one is my favorite so far. I've been using this for a couple of weeks.
The scent isn't too overbearing and it's not sticky. I can also see it working and preventing breakouts. Hoping this doesn't become chunky in a month.
Ali from Pittsburgh, PA
i was skeptical at first, but it works even better than expected!
Oil slick for days
Sj from Sacramento
For some reason for the last year I have become a really oily girl in my 30s! How does that happen??! Shouldn't I be getting dryer with age? Anyway, I was tired of spending a ton of money on stuff that didn't work. Did a lot of research. Landed on Pacifica. Saw this and the hemp wash and the Kael moisture and decided to go for it. Didn't use this right away. The other stuff did work well, but I was still getting oily, not as bad but still oily. Finally decided to add this. Wow. I still get a small amount of oil at the end of the day but it doesn't look oily and it doesn't mess with my makeup. The only reason I know it's oily is because I touch my face and feel it. This is really a god send. This really is everything. This is a holy grail. No breakouts. My skin actually looks more clear and even toned. I don't know what exactly this magic juice is but I will forever buy it.
Coming from an oily face....
Andrea G.O. from Ontario, CA
I gotta say, I added this to my face at night before bed, and in the morning woke up and USUALLY my face is oily. Well, this AM, it wasn't! I am excited to continue using this to control my oil on my face.
GoneQuesting from Madison, MS
I love this so much! It's so calming to my skin and I'm never left feeling greasy, has also drastically improved my skin's texture. I never write reviews but since this is so new and has worked so well, I thought I'd leave one. Please keep making this, Pacifica!
Really cool, great Niacinamide serum
BexRayBeuty from Riverside, CA
I love this serum. It's a really smart, creative niacinamide serum. In particular, I love that it has hemp seed oil in it: hemp seed oil is actually really good for oily and/or acne prone skin (look it up!) and it works together with the niacinamide and zinc in this really well. It also has aloe in it, which is nice, and gives the serum a little bit of a hydrating feel.
The serum goes on really smoothly and is pleasant to use -- it does have a very minimal amount of fragrance ("our scent blend with natural and/or essential oils" says the box) which I find pleasant and fresh and not at all irritating. The serum dries down to a smooth texture fairly quickly, and isn't sticky or oily feeling at all. It layers well with other skincare steps, and with makeup, and does a really great job of helping to control oil without drying you out. A really nice skincare routine would be to use this immediately after a simple hyaluronic acid serum (another way of hydrating your skin without making it oily), and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
I really don't see any cons to this product at all, unless you know for sure that you are truly extra sensitive to any kind of fragrance. It is vegan and cruelty-free, and free of mineral oil, parabens, pthalates, and sulfates. The ingredients in it that sound "sciencey" are all very gentle, inoffensive ingredients designed to give it a nice texture and/or to act as a preservative (you don't want your serums getting moldy!).
I'm a bit of a skincare nerd, and I have a bunch of other niacinamide serums that I use and love (and even write about on a blog). This one is definitely making it into heavy rotation. And $12 is an extremely reasonable, affordable price for such a quality product. Just go ahead and get it, thank me later.