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 2868 customers Great product
G.O from New York
Works pretty well. Gives my face the exact hydration it needs since I have combination skin. Works perfect together with the hyaluronic acid from the same brand. Fades dark spots amazingly. Glad I got this !!!
Angela from Arizona
This stuff changed my skin from oily to normal.
I didn't love this product at first, but I had the whole bottle so I used it up. Couldn't tell if it did anything for me, so I didn't reorder. A few days later and I realized that my face was as greasy as it was when I was a teenager. Only then did I realize that this stuff had been working. Reordered a bottle and started using daily again and my skin stopped being so greasy. I'd say I saw serious and lasting results by the time I was on my second bottle, so maybe around 6-8 months.
Flaka from Visalia, ca
It is good
Slick face lady from California
Made my skin 10 times worse! I struggle from sebum and when I say struggle, I can cook an egg on my greasy face! I thought this product was going to put some control on it but it did just the opposite and made it worse! Everyone has different skin, give it a try and stay faithful to it for about a month to see true results. Hope this review helps.
I love this product
Shelby from Houston, TX
I've been wanting to try this product forever, and I'm so glad I finally bought it! I have dry skin, and this does make my face feel quite dry after application, but you just need to apply a good moisturizer afterwards! I have had small bumps/clogged pores on my face, and this serum has pretty much gotten rid of them. I have way less breakouts when I use this, and if I do get them they go away much faster and don't leave scars. My skin is so smooth and bright, I would recommend this to anyone! Just make sure to use a thick moisturizer after using this so that your skin doesn't dry out. This product didn't irritate my skin either, and I have very sensitive skin.
Saved me from maskne
Shae from Williamspot Pa
Due to my job and school I am required to wear a mask everyday and my cheeks were getting so broken out. Ive been using this every day since I bought it in August, and my skin has never been clearer.
Was amazed and then disappointed
Christina from New York
(Changed my rating from 4 to 3 stars)
At first it stopped my oiliness completely, which is why I bought it. It was amazing! But about 4 days later it came back just as bad as before. It created some small bumps and blemishes that I'm sure were just from purging, but didn't produce the result I was looking for.
Can't do without from Michigan
I absolutely love this product!
I was stubborn and didn't reorder just to see what it would do to my skin—INSTANT DRY AND BREAK OUT. Started using it again, within two days, my skin cleared up back to what it was. I use half a dropper morning and night after my toner and before my moisturizer. It's sticky, but does the job. Can't do my routine without it. I get compliments all of the time on what I use on my skin. It's SO SIMPLE to me.
Works for my skin!
Megan from VA
It's in no way a miracle product but I do like how it performs. I've been using it for over a year now (morning and night) and over time it has helped. I go through it fast but it's a good price
Love this stuff
Kassie from Springfield, Mo
I use this stuff everyday after I get out of the shower and before I put on my moisturizer. I never leave reviews on stuff but I really feel like this has made a huge difference in the texture and pigmentation of my skin. I've always had pretty good skin but this has really helped with hormonal acne around my cycle. Definitely recommend!
Nell from Connecticut
Guys. I'm so disappointed because all I wanted was for my skin to get better instead it made it WORSE. First of all, putting it on it leaves a greasy film on your face so if you have oily skin it just made it look worse. Two days after using I had so many bumps/pimples and my face is itchy and hurts. This really ruined any progress I had made. Also it made my face peel. I use a spin brush and I had to constantly rinse it off because it was a lot of dead skin coming off.
whats that smell
crash from hutchinson, ks
ive bought niacinamide before and they all smell metallic. it works but i don't put it on all the time because the smell comes off my pillowcases.
I usually love this but it came to me half empty
Belle from Millcreek
good price but not when you feel cheated
is good for the price
chany from Allentown
I have been using this for 3 weeks and the truth if I like it, I think I see a small difference in my pores, they are not very visible, what I do not like is that in the container it leaves white and very dry on the outside but nothing that bothers me.
Skincare staple for oily skin
Lindsey from Michigan
My skin is super oily, but using this under my makeup helps keep the makeup in place.
love of my life!
Rayne from Virginia
I have bought this three times now and i'm obsessed. Works perfectly with my combo skin!
I will buy this product again
Mom of 5 from Florida
For me this product blocks heavy moisturizers and foundations from getting into my pours.
OIL CONTROL!!! May cause blemishes though
Christina from New York
I had insanely oily skin, which is what I purchased this for. My face used to become straight up GREASY in 1-4 hours. I've used this stuff for less than a week (and only in the morning) and now it takes 10 hours to get oily/slightly shiny. My oil production has significantly decreased even when I don't use the serum at night. It's literally a miracle for me.
HOWEVER, I do seem to be getting subtle blemishes on my forehead and nose, where I produce the most oil. Hopefully my skin is just purging and they subside within the next two weeks.
I experienced no redness. Don't use too much, the formula dries a bit sticky.
I have ever been
RK from Kahului
I have ever been using this product for years , great price but the extremely stickiness of this liquid stoped me and no go anymore
Did nothing for me
Krissy from Ohio
Did nothing, made no difference in my skin at all.
Rissa from Denver Colorado
Really controls my oily skin and prevents breakouts, I Love this Line of skincare. I've tried so many different kinds and this one is my favorite and works the best !
Proof is in the photo
Elizabeth from FL
This has helped tremendously with my hyperpigmentation from blemishes! Unfortunately my skin holds color forever! I've been wanting to try these products forever, but having sensitive skin I was too scared to try anything new! I am so glad I did. It's only day four and I am confident my skin is starting to glow!
So far so good!!
Nicole from 40502
My skin looks so good! So far so good! Definitely recommend giving this a try!!
Danielle from San Diego
I have struggled with large, deep pimples for at least 15 years. I used a few drops of this, and a pimple that stubbornly stuck around for a month was noticeably smaller just 10 hours later, after two days it was flat. I couldn't believe it! I had a couple of pimples develop in the first week of using this product, and all disappeared in two days time. Since then my skin has been clear (a little over a week now)! I wear a mask for eight hours a day at work, and I have not had a week of clear skin since needing to do so. I cannot recommend this product enough. I did not experience "the purge" other reviewers have described, but I use very little product once to twice a day. I also use the face wash and moisturizer.
Elena L from Panama City FL
I was very skeptical because I have used every acne product under the sun, including antibiotics and prescription medication.
This is BY FAR the best acne treatment I have ever used. I have been applying consistently for about a week and can tell a noticeable difference-- enough for my friends and family to also notice and comment how good my skin looks.
I could not be happier.