Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
I bought this because the product was buy one get one half off, I think. anyways, I've used this now for 2weeks. LET ME TELL YALL!!! This serum is the best I've ever put on my face. I have red flushed skin all the time. also I have acne scars from regular and cystic acne. but this serum has definitely changed my face. it's smoother, more hydrated. and 70% of my redness is gone. even tge scars seem to be less puffy. I feel so pretty. whatever this company is doing, DO NOT CHANGE THE FORMULA!!! It's perfect the way it is. I love this stuff...
I bought this serum a while back when the packaging still included the dropper and loved the results it gave me. The serum was a bit sticky but not too much; I personally didn't mind it. The serum made my skin feel hydrated, dewy, plump, lessened my redness, shrunk my pores and helped a lot with my oily skin. A bottle would last me about 2-3 weeks and in total ended up purchasing about 3 bottles. I decided to try out The Ordinary's niacinamide serum to try and save a few bucks; I hoped it would give me the same results but unfortunately it didn't. Once I finished the bottle from The Ordinary, I decided to go back and buy the Vitamin and Sea niacinamide serum but to my surprise the packaging had changed and the serum itself looked a bit different. I didn't think anything of it and bought it. It's now been about two weeks since I've had the product and something has definitely changed. The serum feels more watery, it provides minimal hydration and has done very little to help with my pores and oil control. I know it's stated that the formula is the same but I was able to find the packaging from the old bottle and compared it to the new one; there were definitely changes. I don't have a chem background and maybe this makes the product cleaner, which is great, but it's safe to say I won't be purchasing this serum again based on false advertising and it just doesn't help my skin.
Old packaging ingredients:
Purified Water, Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Crambe Maritima (Sea Kale) Extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, FD&C Blue No. 1 Cl 42090, D&C Violet No.2 Cl 60725
New Packaging Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycereth-26, Propanediol, Crambe Maritima (Blue SeaKale) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Blue 1 (Cl 42090), Violet 2 (Cl 60730)
kayla from houston,tx
overally its a good product but I got because I have oily skin and it said it would reduce it but havent seen any progress with that.
Jadaboo from Florida
I have never noticed a true difference with chemical exfoliants, ive used this product daily for a month and there is a noticable difference. My skin is smoother, smaller pores, lighter wrinkles just within a couple of months of use!!
Hilary S from Kingsport Tn
This brand changed their packaging and claim its the same formula. However, I have both packages and not only could I tell a difference but because I did, I got both bottles out and read the list of ingredients…and guess what? They're different!! The formula in the original bottle is much, much better! This formula in the new bottle is awful. I won't buy this product again because its not the same as the original. They should have left well enough alone.
Angelique from Montana
I was looking for a good serum that was on the less expensive side and this one is great! I'm not sure what it was like before they changed bottles, but it feels similar to the Acure Niacinamide serum which I previously used. It doesn't have a strong scent, and so far makes my skin look healthy. I also think the bottle is cute =)
J from Dallas, Tx
HilaryS from Kingsport Tn
I've used multiple different niacinamide serums and this one is The One!
Niacinamide in general does so many things for the skin. I've really noticed my skin is more smooth in texture my moisture barrier is in much better condition and using this serum in conjunction with my vitamin C serum my skin tone is becoming much more even!
This serum isn't sticky, it doesn't leave a residue and it absorbs really well into my skin. And no fragrance!
Madison from Atlanta, GA
This sea kale & niacinamide facial serum is very good for my skin before I put on moisturizer. Before, when I was not using a serum before moisturizer my face would absorb all the moisturizer leaving me with dry skin throughout the day. 10/10!
Falen from Indiana
I bought this based on reviews from other people loved it and I'm so glad I did. I use it across my nose which is usually pretty oily with lots of texture and large pores. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. It even completely cleared up my current breakout and redness after just two days.
Sammantha from Ohio
I've been using this serum, added it to my routine. I use it morning and night and I have very rough texture skin and just in 1 week it has smoothed my face out and helped with my pores! Will definitely buy again!
NMC from San Antonio, TX
I can see a difference in the redness of my skin. I feel like it worked pretty quickly. I've only used it a few times but I really like it. And it does seem like my face is not as oily afterwards. I'll see how I feel after I use up this bottle but I'll probably buy it again. :)
Aynsley from NH
I was so excited to try this because of all the great reviews. I typically have combination skin, but my skin never really dries out. One nighttime application of this and my skin was drier than it's ever been the next morning. ￼It stayed that way for four days, no matter how much I attempted to hydrate. This was the only part of my skin care routine that I changed, so there's no question that this is what did it. the next morning.
Lisa from Chehalis, WA
I love this product. My skin texture is a lot smoother. I like to add it to my moisturizer and get extra hydration.
Len from gainesville, FL
few days just using it and my face feels and looks a lot better with it in my routine. Yeah when it starts to dry it's a lil sticky but after patting on a moisturizer you're all good. Definitely a big difference with my blackheads and pores especially around my nose where they're more minimized and not clogged as much. 100/10 would recommend, immediate results for me where my skin is sensitive asf and most products cause me to breakout.
E from Columbia, SC
Okay I used to use The Ordinary Niacinamide serum until I saw this for an extra ounce for about the same price so I gave it a try. I absolutely love this serum and brand! I have yet to hear people talk about this brand which makes me sad because I feel like it is so slept on. Everything i've tried so far is wonderful. I like this serum better because after only 2-3 uses I could really tell the difference in my pores compared to using The Ordinary for 2+ years. This is one of my favorite serums to date!
from Puyallup, WA
Helped hydrate my skin so much! Makes me feel good with even no makeup on
joy from GP Tx.
Just the serum I've been looking for. I've used this serum now for several week's, in my morning routine. I find it's a revivingly soothing an a smooth hydrant throughout the day. Seemgly my fine lines are diminishing as the elasticity is strengthing as well. Great price and I will buy again . "Lovely formula
Ana from Houston, TX
This product really improved my skin and eliminated most of my textured skin within the first week or two.
:) from Fullerton Ca
My skin feels amazing after using this serum
Katherine from California
Really helped even out my skin texture and was very gentle. There was no chemical burn even when I applied it over pimples/acne and broken or flaky skin! Definitely worth the investment and will be part of my skincare from now on. Just make sure not to leave it unopened for a long period of time so that it doesn't dry and become jelly around the cap.
Fish from St. Louis
This product felt good going and seemed to work after one application on day 1. But when I used it the next day, it irritated my skin. The serum caused a slight burning and itching and faint rash along my cheeks, jawline, and neck. It might be better for less sensitive skin. I stopped using it.
Christine from Shreveport la
Tia from Hbg
Usually serums make my face super greasy, this is super lightweight & hydrating! Been using it even during hot days and it's perfect!
Hikamari from FL
I love this serum! I have oily/acne prone skin and lots of acne scars. A little bit of product goes a long way and my skin looks and feels much more smooth, soft and glowy. I use it after face wash and before face moisturizer. I highly recommend it!
R.H from USA
I have used this product for little over 3 weeks and have seen noticeable results. My pores have drastically decreased in size especially in my T zone. My complexion overall looks much healthier and glowy. I pair this with my retinol night cream and it has done wonders for my skin. This is a new staple in my nightly skin care regimen.
Girlie from TN
I wanted a serum to try and noticed this brand. I was surprised by how quick it began to work and make my skin feel and look smoother. I have a lot of scarring from acne and am hoping this will continue to improve my skin texture