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 2840 customers This is it!!
Alaina from Blackwood New Jersey
There is absolutely nothing I can say bad about this product other then I wish it came in a bigger bottle.. I have extremely oily and acne prone skin.. I started using this and their moisturizer a few weeks ago and my skin is the clearest it's been in years.. the texture of my skin is 10x better.. Just YES, this is the product you need!
Rim from Dallas, TX
Been using from quite sometime and just absolutely love how it maintains the moisture in my skin without making it too dry or too oily.
Micaela from Morristown, TN
I was very hesitant on buying this because after so many times of wasting money trying new things that would help my dark spots. I noticed a difference after one use! Using it consistently it really helped my dark spots look way lighter and eventually I won't have any. BUY IT, IT WORKS.
So far, so okay
WanderKween from NY
I've used it pretty regularly for over a month - still about 1/2 bottle of the serum to go. I used it under moisturizers and under sunscreens. At first I experienced a few breakouts - annoying but not life destroying. Pimples went away and never returned. Recently discovered that it actually has lightened dark blotches. No change so far with minimizing pores. No significant change in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It's done pretty well with regulating oiliness. Will edit when I've finished the bottle if there have been any additional improvements.
Evelyn from Wym location
I get acne on my cheeks are forehead and once i started using it they would dry up and i got less and less BUT you HAVE TO STAY CONSISTENT!!!! I stopped for a couple of days and bam more acne. I dont have terrible acne i have like small bumps and some actual acne on my cheeks. I have an oily t zone but my forehead is textured and dry. I also have large pores.
Kellie from Nevada
I use this to control and even out my oily combination skin and it works wonders. Helped my acne scars fade, prevents new acne, & speeds healing of my hormonal acne from PCOS. I recommended it to my mom & her melasma "pregnancy mask" that she's had for over 20 years is almost completely gone after a month or 2 of use. Love this product!!
SF from NJ
This gave me a full blown breakout by the next morning . My face looked like it had been through a furnace. I know this works for some people but for me a but definitely not for everyone .
Miracle for extremely oily skin
Searching for clear skin from Colorado
The reviews had me worried to try. But I knew how healing zinc is and decided to risk it. I used twice each day. Yes, there was some tingling. My pores are smaller. My skin is healthy looking and my breakouts are minimal. i have one right now. BUT I normally have large pores around my nose, my skin is usually extremely and not just in the T zone. I have had cystic acne in the past. Amazed at the difference this simple inexpensive product can make. Ordering more now. I don't want to run out.
My whole face breakout-GONE
Patty from CO
This was suggested to me in the store to clear up my whole face breakout that occurred after getting my makeup done for a wedding. I'm shocked at how quickly it cleared my face when it seemed like nothing else would. I use it everyday under sunscreen and after a balanced toner- sometimes I put it on at night too. It can be a little sticky before it dries but it's no big deal. It doesn't dry my skin like literally every other product out there does. And wears well under makeup.
helps with acne
anon from Schenectady
I bought this 2 days ago and I can already see a difference in my skin. I have very sensitive skin and I was skeptical but I can see my acne scars fading away already and existing pimples starting to heal/ go away. I have acne on my cheeks and chin I use this serum then top it with the ordinary hyaluronic acid serum
Cleared up my son's acne and my KP
Suz E from Atlanta
My teen son was a lifeguard this summer and his usually clear skin was breaking out in a bunch of tiny bumps. I bought him a face wash and spot treatment with salicylic acid. Those helped but worked slowly and not 100%. I bought him a bottle of this serum to add to his regimen and it helped immediately and completely clear up the acne. He says it's a miracle.
I use a different niacinamide serum in my own face, but because of the price I use this one from the Ordinary on my thighs and arms where I have a bit of KP and on my chest for sun spots. My legs are smoother than they have been in a long time. A stranger actually complemented the skin on my legs the other day.
Could Do Without It
Lexx from Philadelphia, PA
This product actually didn't do anything for my skin. It didn't improve it in anyway but it didn't make the condition of my skin any worse (which is why I'm giving it 3 stars). It's hard to explain the experience I had with this product. I found Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant to be more beneficial to me than this product. Right now this product is just sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Maybe I'll pick it up again and see if my skin reacts differently in the future.
I love this product!!
Morgan from Cleveland,TN
I love this product!! I have dry, larger pores, and acne prone skin, I use this day and night and it keeps my breakouts to a minimum. 10/10 recommend
I am hooked
TMS 3123 from Carol Stream, IL
I use this product 3 xs a week, and I love the way my skin looks. I'm hooked!
Ab from IN
I usually don't have any reactions to skin care products but this one BURNED. I was hoping it would work and was excited to try it but it burnt my skin really badly. I tried it a few times thinking maybe the burn meant it was working but each time it only caused more redness and irritation. I have fairly normal skin ( a little oily at times) some acne breakouts. Definitely recommend testing a small area at first just to make sure you are not allergic.
Must have in my skincare routine
Nicole from New York
I have combination skin with an occasional breakout, however i'm on my 3rd or 4th bottle of this and it has worked wonders. It makes my skin so perfect and whenever I run out i always delay getting a new one bc I think it doesn't work, but i always notice a few days after stopping this i start to get a little pimple or 2. It is now a staple must have in my routine i can't live without it !!!!!
Sensitive/Dry Skin Is A No Go
LeiLei from Charlotte
At first I thought it was because I incorporated with my skin care routine so I thought I was breaking out cause it wasn't mixing well with my other products so I tried this stuff by itself and I broke out again. So I did my routine without it and my face cleared up again. I don't know if it's cause my skin is sensitive or what but this stuff broke me out so bad I looked like I was going through puberty again.
THIS HELPS MY SKIN SO MUCH
Christen W. from Gurnee
I'm not one to leave any kind of review but I need people to know just how much this has helped my skin! Even when I slack on my skin care, since using this my skin is so much better!!!! It doesn't freak out when I go through the days of not washing my face at all. Using this a couple times a week helps so much. I cannot stress enough how amazing this has been!
soph from usa
this literally helped my skin clear up so well i love it and always repurchase it!
helped with mask acne
Kait from St. Louis
I love this. It's my holy grail for now. I don't even use it daily but it has worked wonders. I have oily skin and I don't typically get acne however with the pandemic the mask acne has been bad especially under my chin. Wearing a mask all day most days has made me ever oilier. The first time I ever used this my acne cleared up with one use and I could tell my skin was significantly less oily. I have found that if you use too much it can be sticky on your face even after it dries. I really recommend this product.
Absolutely must have
Amber from Alabama
I've used this for AB 6 months I'm on my 2nd bottle. I have acne & oily prone skin. This helps keep my oil under control & my pores are less visible on my forehead & around my nose! I use it twice a day religiously. I recommend it to everyone who has oily skin!!
Holly from Knoxville
CURED MY ACNE.! No joke. Had acne since early middle school. I am 21 now and I have been using this for about 1 year now. I now have had 2 pimples in a year whereas before I had at about 3 pimples every day of my life. I had tried many things that didn't work but this did! Use it once - two times a day.
Kiahflorena from Olympia
I struggle with dark spots/ scars and horrible breakouts. I started using this product 3-4 days ago and there is a MAJOR difference, my dark spots/ scars are much lighter. I've had individuals come up to me and say my skin is so much more clear, this is truly a must have. I have not had any breakouts on my jawline or chin since starting this product. I also have really sensitive skin and can only use certain products without having an allergic reaction and it has not cause irritation at all for me. I will continue to buy this product over and over, cannot wait to see what my face will look like in 2 weeks!
I would buy it again
Kaitlin from Florida
I was struggling with light hormonal acne I could not get rid of and it really helped get rid of it in a short period of time.
Nadine from Norcal
Havent noticed a difference but probably bc of the prickling feeling it gave me so it put me off a bit. I found that mixing a few drops w moisturizer dulled the prickling feeling.