Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review IN LOVE with this product!!!
I absolutely LOVE this product!! It is truly a GEM!! For the price and the magic this does is amazing. I just bought my second bottle. CONSISTENCY is key. Probably for 2 weeks I didn't notice difference & let me tell you I did start breaking out more so I was skeptical and scared to even continue using this but I read many reviews how that can happen at first it'll get a little worse before it gets better and that's exactly what happened.
After 2 weeks that's when the magic finally started working. One month later my acne has diminished and I have stopped breaking out. Like the 1 or 2 nights I forgot to put this on I instantly broke out. When I use everyday I won't break out even when I'm eating junk food. This has been a complete game changer!! I use this then apply Cera Ve cream or lotion so it won't dry out my face since I'm usually dry skin already without a moisturizer won't be good so make sure to moisturize once you put this and let it dry for 1-2 mins before moisturizing. I also wash my face morning & night with Cera Ve facial cleanser before I apply this, and then moisturizer. I fell in love with this so much I have recently bought the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution since I'm looking to help reduce my acne scars and Improve my skin appearance. So now I wash my face, put this niacinamide let it dry for 1-2 minutes, put the Glyolic Acid 7% Toning solution let it dry for 1-2 mins, then put my moisturizer. My main goal is reduce acne & acne scars that I've had for a really long time and this has been doing great. The glyolic acid wow incredible in 2 days no lie I see a huge difference in my scars I am excited to see what more it does!!
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 2162 customers Seriously worth trying out
Sav from Point Pleasant, NJ
I use this after I wash my face and put on my hyaluronic acid serum (when skin is still damp/wet). I do a few (literally two drops) of this on my cheeks and pat it in all over my face. Absorbs super quickly and balances my oily skin, which very few products have been able to do successfully.
One of the best products from The Ordinary !
rosa from North Carolina
This was my first product I tried from The Ordinary. When I used it for the first time, I was blown away. I struggle with very oily skin, so I felt much more confident in how my skin felt and looked. I definitely recommend this for anyone that has the same issue.
sav from ga
this has got to be one of my favs. i'm on my second bottle already. i use it twice a day everyday. i have acne prone and combo skin so breakouts are always popping up but not with this. it even cures the "maskne" !! I CANNOT STRESS TO YOU ENOUGH BUY THIS
DO NOT PURCHASE!
Lulu from Mechanicsburg, PA
I have combination + oily skin. Tried for one week and it broke my chin out severely! I never had a problem with acne ever in my life and now I have severe cystic acne all over my chin. It's been about two weeks of me not using this product and I still have random large white heads pop up on my chin. I highly do NOT recommend! My skin is the worse it has ever been in life.
I would most likely buy this product again
jenna from Phoenix, AZ
I actually really like this especially. The price is amazing and if you want this then buy it, don't hesitate it is amazing. i recommend doing any serums or masks from this brand before bed so your face is ready in the morning. (can get shiny but not greasy or oily)
Love this stuff
A from Oklahoma
has helped my skin a lot
Zo from Sarasota Florida
If I could only use one product it would be this, and of course sunscreen
DEFINITELY BUYING AGAIN
Nat from Cazenovia NY
I love this product and has made a huge difference in my skins redness and pimples. It makes my skin so smooth and feels so refreshing.
Added zinc is very calming to my over-sensitized skin
Susan from Vacaville, CA
I bought this niacinamide because I had an outbreak of contact dermatitis from using too much retinol. I heard zinc could help soothe it, so I searched for zinc on the website. This product came up and knowing I can tolerate niacinamide, I bought it. It worked to help me get past the redness, itching and burning of the dermatitis. I will buy this product again.
So far a literal life changer
Aim from New York
So far after a week i have seen amazing results
Love this product, worth a try for the price!
Brooke from Des Moines
This makes my skin so soft and calms my redness!!! Husband loved how my face felt and know he is also using it. Anyone second guessing it, try it!!! Skin care is always different for everyone, but I'm impressed on the price of this line.
Hannah from Florida
I don't own this, but I'm going to buy some, I borrowed it and used it a couple times and I've seen a significant reduction in the appearance of my mask acne. I've never dealt with acne in my life but this product has made a huge difference. Definitely going to purchase some of my own.
K from New York
i've been using this morning and night every day for 6 days and i'm already seeing a difference! It very quickly got rid of my mask acne on my chin and i had little bumps on my forehead that are almost completely gone! I use this after i wash my face with CeraVe daily foaming cleanser and then apply the serum right after. then i put moisturizer on and my face glows. the only thing i don't like it that it kind of makes my skin look a little like plastic at first when it's not completely absorbed but it goes away after a little bit. I will definitely be buying more of this when i run out!
Congested skin WHO?
Gabrielle from Gulfport, MS
I've been using this on and off for the past two years, and I finally repurchased a bottle. Y'ALL. if you have oily/congested skin, PLEASE pick up a bottle of this. My clogged pores are disappearing at light speeds and this REALLY helps prevent bad breakouts around the time I'd get my period. I just love this. I'm never going to let myself run out again.
I don't recommend
Ocean vibes145 from Nv
I usually never breakout my skin usually isn't bad but I still do try to fix the flaws I have about my skin and I thought this stuff would do the trick...... no very wrong when I first tried it. It burned my face and my face turned red I figured it was just my skin getting used to it because I really wanted this stuff to work! I have sensitive skin as well and after a couple days of using it I noticed my face started itching and burning and I thought nothing of it but now it burns,itches,red,made my skin bumpy and inflamed and rough to the touch. I won't be using this product. If you have sensitive skin please don't get it. I have heard great stuff about this brand but it's a no for me and possibly all with sensitive skin!
not for people with sensitive, acne prone skin
cassy from california
This just made me breakout. My skin was actually pretty clear before I started using this and now i'm getting pimples again. Also my pores are the same size (aka large). Honestly, this product is probably for people who already have good skin to pretend like they have some fancy regime for it lol. would not recommend 0/10.
So glad I gave The Ordinary a chance
KayyJayy from Ohio
I bought this serum along with The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid Toner and Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension. I wasn't doing much more than washing my face with a physical exfoliant cleanser a couple times a week and a gentle cleanser the other days then using drug store benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment. I had serious closed comedones *TEXTURE*, adult acne, combination skin (oily T-Zone with periodic dry patches on cheeks and by my mouth). I wouldn't be classified as a beauty/skin care fanatic at all but at 29 I'm finally breaking out of my teenage skin care routine (sans those horrible astringent pads). I can't say it is 100% this serums doing but I use this product more than any of the others and WOW. My adult acne isn't only manageable but my skin is smooth, clear and BEAUTIFUL. I have 15% the amount of closed comedones I started with after a couple months of a generally simple routine (I experienced pretty immediate improvement though!!). I spent less than my moisturizer costs for these 3 products and it was hands down soooo worth the leap. Obviously if you have adverse reactions, which I didn't, don't keep using these products but I stuck with it and will forever be grateful. The product itself is a little sticky after I apply it but I let it sit a few minutes then add my moisturizer (or the azelaic acid then moisturizer) and the feeling left isn't bothersome. I was applying too much at first I think, it foamed up a bit and generally felt excessive. One small drop on my forehead then one drop on each cheek is plenty for my whole face. For about the cost of a Venti White Mocha, I got a product that lasted 3+ months and helped increase my self esteem tremendously!!! I would attach more photos if I could but I had the most dramatic decrease in texture/closed comedones on my forehead (that's where most of them were located) so I included that before/after, just know it helped my whole face!!
Mariah from Kentucky
I've been using it for months now after I was my face and it truly does work to reduce breakouts!!👏🏻💕🙌🏻
Works for my sensitive acne prone skin
Lisa from Montgomery, AL
Helps keep my sensitive acne prone skin balanced. I use it day and night with no issues.
Has helped my skin so much!
Ash from Frankfort, Ky
I use this product morning and night right after I wash my face and before I put on my moisturizer. I genuinely have seen a huge difference in my skin since using it. My cheeks are naturally sooo red (like not even full coverage foundation can cover it and green color correcting hasn't helped) and this serum has decreased the redness by probably over 50%. I always have 2-3 on stock bc I love it so much!
love love love this!
kiana from Minnesota
I love this! it's only been a few days and I'm already seeing my scars and hyperpigmentation go down! (and it helps with redness of any pimples to☺️)
I would buy this product again
Paige Chávez from Houston, TX
I have sensitive and acne prone skin with acne scars and this product is amazing. It truly diminished most of my acne scars and the redness. I am on my second bottle and it is my holy grail.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Carina from Massachusetts
I love this product, I started off using the ordinary HA and this niacinamide and WOW what a change I have seen in my skin, its smoother, pores are less noticeable. I am so happy. Even my husband has noticed a difference in my skin.
Houseofsaffron from Los Angeles
I use this product as an essential step in my nighttime routine. It's helped clear my skin up while also targeting problem areas. I've been dealing with cystic acne and those who can relate know how frustrating it is to find the right products for that problem. And you can't beat the price for the quality!
Sylvia from Arizona
I'm in love with this serum I've purchased twice already and I can really feel the difference in my skin