Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Miracle Elixir of the Gods
I have been struggling with acne my entire life. I'm 31 and had HAD IT with still dealing with acne in my adult years. I also had severe forehead scarring from acne and major hyper pigmentation. Almost any new product I tried would cause a breakout. After trying hundreds of creams, soaps, topical treatments, masks, medications, cleansers, etc. over the years and following different skin care blogs, I came across this product. It sounded unlike anything I had ever tried and the price was so fantastic I gave it a go. After the first use I saw a 20% improvement in redness reduction. By day 3, I noticed a significant shrinkage in my pores. By week 2, my forehead pores (which were pitted and scarred by years of acne) were much finer. Even the bumps I had were gone and my entire face was even in both tone and texture. It has been a little over 4 weeks now and I have a completely NEW face thanks to this serum! Honest!!! I…for literally the first time in my life…have a face I actually love. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I use 50% less foundation and almost zero powder now. My skin is smooth and there is no redness. And…no breakouts!!! The serum is even repairing the discoloration I had from acne around my lips and on my chin. My ridiculously oily forehead is now completely normal. It was once like an oil slick. My face skin is now 90% healed and I would actually leave the house makeup free. I almost don't recognize myself. I am a user for life!!! And I pray to GOD that The Ordinary never stops making this miracle serum. It has boosted my confidence and self-love and saved my life.
Most Helpful Critical Review Chemical burn
I have dry skin and some eczema. My skin is textured and had discoloration is some small places also my skin can be dull at some times. My skin is also sensitive.I used this product for 3 days. After the first day I used it I got bumps but I read a lot of reviews saying that they had bumps at first but that they went away after a while. So I continued to use it. When I apply it I feel a stinging and burning sensation on around my nose and around my mouth which is were I have eczema. Today which is my third day of use I applied it over my face on top of my Lactic Acid 10% which is also from the ordinary (the lactic acid has never cause me any irritation). It then felt a crazy amount of stinging around my nose and around my mouth. I then looked in the mirror and noticed the product had made a develop a chemical burn from right side of my bottom lip all the way down to my jaw. Thankfully it wasn't too bad bec I washed it off as fast as I could and once I did it took 1min for it to feel better. I still a chemical burn but hopefully it will heal within the past few days.
Reviewed by 1575 customers Great for Oily Skin
Mel from CA
This product has truly changed my skin. It really works.
A must have
Graceegirl from Navarre, Florida
A must have for skincare. Love it so much. Will definitely purchase it again.
ana from las vegas, nv
it is super super swag
Already bought a second bottle!!
Amelia from Boston, Massachusetts
I incorporated this into my routine with my retinoid and noticed such a difference in my stubborn closed comedones (whiteheads)! I unfortunately had to stop the retinoid due to my pregnancy but continued to use the just Niacinamide and still saw such an improvement with my oiliness and whiteheads!!
I would definitely buy this product again
Alexis B. from Ore City, TX
So I started applying this then a moisturizer once every night to get my skin used to it. After a week I started applying it in the morning and at night every day. Almost immediately I started getting results. I've only been using it for almost two weeks, but I am truly shocked by the progress so far. My oily areas along the day weren't appearing oily anymore. My oily areas stopped shining. Overall I noticed evenness in my skin tone, and at the end of the day my skin wasn't really oily. Little to no acne has appeared while using this. I personally did not experience any burning at all when using this. Just note you cannot use the formula on an open wound; it's on the box. Two problems I ran into with this though, is when I put on my sunscreen it was balling up. I thought it was the sunscreen, but I tried using the sunscreen without the product on my face and it didn't ball up. I think it needed to sink in the skin more before putting on sunscreen, even though I gave it a few seconds you may need a minute or two. And the other is it's sticky. Not the best feeling in the world putting in your hands, but you can't feel the stickiness on your face unless you touch it.
Princess from Apple valley
I literally use it twice a day. In the morning and before bed. I always put it on after toner. I've been using it for about a year now.
I would not recommend this product
Lena from Virginia
I received this product as a gift. I have sensitive skin and I am very cautious about the products that I use on my face. I also have combination/oily skin. I only used this product once and I broke out the next day. It made my skin red with smalls bumps like an allergic reaction. I will never use it again.
Great but not idea when applying makeup
Hanah from Minneapolis
As someone with acne prone skin, this is a staple in my skincare routine. However, it makes it hard to apply makeup, especially my primer, concealer and foundation. The Niacinamide does not stay on when applying makeup. Otherwise, it's a great product and has a nice tingly feeling when applying it on my existing acne.
Great for People Beginning Their Skincare Journey!
A Beginner in Skincare from Southeastern Pennsylvania
This product helps with skin texture! I had bumpy skin all over my forehead/other parts of my face, and after 4 weeks, this product truly smoothed out my skin. I do warn you that the niacinamide will dry out your face the first few days that you use it, so make sure that you moisturize well. I have combination skin that leans towards the dry side. The product does also help with evening out your skin tone, but those effects are not seen as quickly. I used this twice a day (morning/evening) after cleansing my face with The Ordinary's Squalane Cleanser and before the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA.
(I tried my best to get the same lighting for the photos!)
sarah marie from atlanta, georgia
this serum is amazing! it took some time for it to work, but it works really well.
Ayleen from dallas te
This made an
🤦🏻♀️ from Las Vegas
my face was doing so good it looked amazing compared to what it used to look like I had maybe a hormonal bump or two.. all I wanted was to get rid of some scars on my cheeks though maybe this would help.. but no now I'm back to step one, my face is covered with pimples not for me
An essential in every regimen!
Mandi from Detroit, MI
I am truly obsessed. Before adding this into my line, my skin was textured but since using this, my skin has smoothened out significantly!
Britt from Louisiana
Kristin H from California
I bought this product about a month ago. My skin type is very oily and after using this product about a week after using it I saw a major reduction in the oil that was produced on my T zone. I use this after applying the hyaluronic acid serum. I usually apply about 3 drops of the serum and then pat it on my face so that it fully absorbs into my pores.
10/10 would buy this product again
Mel from Visalia
I love this product so much. I has really improved my skin! I have oily to normal skin type and this is perfect for me and everyone
One of the best products out there!
Skincare lover from USA
I struggled with severely oily skin and acne for a few years, and had to bring my skincare routine back to the basics. I purchased this last year to try it, and it has saved my skin. It combats the oils on my skin but was also gentle enough to use on dry patches, and helped clear my acne, blackheads, and prevent future breakouts. Niacinamide is an absolutely amazing ingredient, and at this price point it's amazing!
J from Missouri
I wanted to like this product and did a fair amount of research. However, my face broke out all over after using it a few times. I had bumps in places I never get blemishes. It took almost 2 weeks to clear up my skin. I did not use this product with anything else in order to avoid irritation and reactions. I would strongly suggest using a different product despite the low price.
Pills up like crazy
Nicole from Michigan
I really wanted to like this product but I didn't even use it more than once. I'm not sure if this stuff actually works or not because after you apply it it pills up everywhere. Every time I'd touch my skin the product was flaking off. I'm not sure if this is normal for this product or if it's the other products I use in my routine but this just wasn't it for me.
Can't live without it!
PghMom from Pittsburgh, PA
Use this product per the directions and my skin hasn't looked this good in a long time. When I do my weekly clay mask, I have hardly any oil pulling from my pores.
B from Iowa
BE CAREFUL!!! I forgot to do a patch test and I had a MAJOR allergic reaction! Be very cautious! The product itself is good it just didn't work for be! Know what your skin can handle and stop there do not push it like me!! AND ALWAYS DO A PATCH TEST!!!
My face hurts
Jess from South Georgia
I know that results take time but oh boy. I only used this product for a week before throwing it away. I used as directed and my face burned every time. I had to sit in front of a fun to try and stop the burning. I had really high hopes but this just is not the product for me.
It's not what I thought it was going to be
A friend from Phoenix
I expected it to minimize the appearance of my pores and maybe even help with my hyperpigmentation. But all that happened is breakouts, I've been using it for 6 months and I keep thinking it was purging but it just wasn't working for me and was just irritating overall.
YES YES AND YES
nicola from usa
i have dry skin with acne and it doesnt help much with my pimples, but it helps SOOO much with pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and it moisturizes my skin a little more. it tingles a bit when u put it on but whatever
Will buy again
Emily from Cherry Hill, Nj
While my skin is not the oilier side, I do have patches of skin that tend to lean more so onto this side. I only apply at night and I only apply to my troubled areas. I feel that anytime a new pimple is starting to show up it never really becomes a full blown zit and this is why I love this product. It seems like it really nips the problem before it ever really even occurs.