Rated 4.15 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 Beware the Purge
TL,DR: I used too much too fast and now my skin is purging so bad that I plan to wear a paper bag over my head for the next 6 weeks
I started using Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% on Saturday evening (after a patch test the day before) and it's Tuesday a.m. as I write this, so I'm a little more than 48 hours into the journey to amazing skin. Nowhere did I see directions re: the amount of product* to apply, so I (naively?) slathered on 2-3 dropperfuls on my clean face, neck, and décolletage Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening ...
* I later read in comments here and on the brand website that most people use 1-3 drops. 1-3 drops. Remember this.
At first, everything seemed great! The product went on smoothly, dried quickly, no stinging or redness, and immediately I noticed that my face seemed less oily. Cool! Maybe the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% would act like a semi-matte primer or something while it worked its magic, I thought.
Then I woke up Monday morning.
Beware. The. Purge.
Friends, don't be like me. Do NOT slather on 2-3 full squirts of this product 3x in 24 hours the first time you use this. 2-3 drops, not dropperfuls, is enough and start slow! Build up to twice daily applications over a few days or a week. Don't rush!
My skin is purging like ... I can't think of a fitting metaphor. It's terrible. I stayed home from work yesterday, kept my camera off in Zoom calls, and rescheduled a coffee date with a friend for "sometime next month." Why? Because everything I read says purging will last 4-6 weeks, the time it takes for the body to regenerate new skin.
I'm looking into whether or not I can take the next 6 weeks off of work ...
I'm giving Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ⭐⭐⭐ 3-stars for now and will update my review as the journey continues!
Reviewed by 3024 customers Don't buy
Abby from New York
Made my face and eyes swell up
This product is awesome!!!
MP from McAllen, TX
Makes your face look radiant! One of the best products. I highly recommend it. I'm very satisfied
The best for acne prone skin!!
Kassie from New York
This serum is literally the best thing you can use if you have acne prone skin! It helps prevent future breakouts and minimizes the appearance of pores. Looooove love love it!!
Acne prone teen from US
A good staple serum, and I've repurchased several times. It absorbs nicely and gives the skin a glowy complexion. Also love the price!
sage from texas
i've used it for a whole year consistently and my small acne on my forehead is GONE . I love this product
Ana from Porterville
My go to skincare product! This cleared up acne scars in months. I use it all the time I don't know what is do without it!
smells bad but works
carolyn from Missouri
This seems to be working great for my acne however it's very thick my face will feel sticky for hours later so I don't recommend using in the morning. It also smells horrible it's almost like a strong scent of vinegar and chemicals but I'm still using because it's been working clearing my acne.
MUST HAVE FOR OILY SKIN
Alexis from Ocala, Fl
I have oily skin and this is my favorite product. I have noticed this helps control my break outs tremendously. If I do break out (I get lazy with my routine sometime) it's nothing like it used to be because of this product and this help clears my skin almost immediately. I know there are more benefits to using this but from my experience this has been a huge help to my skin.
Perfect for clearing skin
Perfect for fertility and pregnancy from IN
I was using CosRX WHITE HEAD and Black head serums which worked so well to clear my pores and skin. I had to stop for IVF and was recommended this product. I didn't think it did anything when immediately switching over from the BHA and AHA serums. I was SO wrong. I let my bottle run out and went a few weeks without it and had congested pores and broke out. I could not figure out why until I added this back in and after a little over a week of using it again, clear radiant skin. I don't have typically problematic skin but I think I didn't notice it the first time since I went straight from other chemical exfoliants to this product. It's great if you want something less harsh, are pregnant or going through fertility treatments, or just wanting to use less expensive products!
Nooooo pls do not buy
Lydia from Hilliard
It made me break out even more then before I was using.
I will buy again when I run out
Queen from Illinois
This product has helped tame my oily skin so much. I would recommend.
Kate from NY
My sister raved about this so I picked it up hoping it would make my pores smaller. It dried out my skin so badly and broke me out so badly. I've never ever had dry skin across my forehead and now my forehead is actually peeling. I also have dry skin around my nose and in between my eyebrows. That in addition to the multiple pimples is why this is getting a one star review. Honestly, I've never been impressed with any Ordinary product and I'm going to stick with my Avene from now on.
Rylie from Marriottsville, MD
I love this product!! I have pretty sensitive skin so I was a little nervous to use this. But my skin hasn't looked this clear and glowy in YEARS thanks to this product! It helps a lot with my skin texture, discoloration, and acne. New holy grail!!
*for reference I use this along with the purity face wash and the Neutrogena Hydroboost Night Pressed Serum. ✨DREAM TEAM✨
This Is My Holy Grail
Pick_Memes1128 from Birmingham, AL
I have awful trouble with oiliness and pore size. I have tried all sorts of expensive serums and creams, and nothing gives me a smooth appearance like this serum. I can even pull off the dewy look which I have never been able to do without looking oily! I ran out of it and I noticed I started breaking out more too. I can't believe the cost/benefit ratio! I am pushing 40 with adult acne and now aging, sun damaged skin for reference, however I bet this would work across ages. It is also an non-drying which is incredible (magical haha) to me for the type of results it delivers.
Vicki from Ga
Heard good things about this product! However, it didn't workout for me! It burn my face as soon as I applied it. Even worse after I added my face moisturizer.
To strong my for sensitive skin.
Emily from Boston, Ma
This product is okay it does what it's supposed to. It is a little sticky after applying but overall good product. I would get this if you have sensitive skin because it can make it a little red. I noticed some improvement in my skin, it did control some of my oil but wasn't my favorite. Make sure you don't use a vitamin c serum with it, it will burn
dvdcuin from Reidsville
Really works. Just need to learn how to layer with other products to get the best possible outcome
Yes for oily skin with bumps!!
jocelyn from california
i have looked for 4 years trying to find ways to get rid of the bacterial bumps that form in my forehead. and i tried this out and it worked so well! like any product it's not gonna work over night but you can start seeing results within 3 days
Haley from NC
With acne scars and some deep hormonal acne, my dermatologist recommended I use a product with 10% Niacinamide in my AM routine. I bought this as an addition to my skincare routine, after washing my face I pay dry entirely and follow with a small amount of this on my face. I'll spread it around with my finger tips and roll the rest in with my facial roller. Followed with moisturizer, this has been a step up for my self care. I definitely recommend this. Arguably, this can pill if I apply too much, or after an a azaelic acid treatment—still well worth the price for what you get!
Really work to help decongest skin
Vicki from Largo FL
Using it twice a day and noticing a difference after just 3 days
I was really hopeful about this but it made my skin burn :/
Rissa from Phoenix
Just didn't work for my skin, it burned as soon as I started applying it.. and then burned even more when I applied my moisturizer:( my mom and sister said it felt fine so it must just have an ingredient my skin is sensitive too.
The real real from Fresno
I was using this for a few weeks and didn't see drastic improvements so I stopped. After stopping, I had a bunch of bumps on my forehead from sebum buildup and the pores on my nose were huge. This stuff DEFINITELY helps. Doesn't get rid of clogged pores completely
My skin has never been more soft!
Alexa from Pace, Flordia
So I totally changed all of my skin care products, I use the Cerave SA face wash, this stuff, and then the ordinary moisturizer. I will say that my skin has never been more soft? like it's beautiful
Made my skin appear greasy
Gabby the Mom from Oregon
Today I used the last drop of product in the bottle. I used this every morning after cleansing with CeraVe and moisturizing with CeraVe. This product did nothing for my skin except make it appear greasy. Would not recommend this product.
I love this stuff!!
Gigi from Moreno Valley, CA
It moisturizes and primes and makes my skin miraculously feel young! Are 68 years old, that's a great thing. I've tried many other products in my time. I seriously like this the best for my type of skin.