(413 customer reviews)

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% – high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10% concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity.

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A potent serum designed to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, pores, and congestion by regulating sebum production. The Ordinary Niacinamide is a skincare product worth shouting about. It’s a key derivative of Vitamin B3, and the BEST The Ordinary product for a lot of people, hence its cult following.

A great serum for acne-prone skin, Niacinamide is mixed with Zinc to help balance the formula, and will result in clearer skin by helping to rebalance sebum production. This works like any other serum, so will help to work on bits of the skin well beneath the outer layer, and may be applied before your day and night moisturisers.

Using two of the most efficient blemish-battling ingredients in an ultra-high concentration formula, this light, fluid serum works to reduce both future breakouts and the appearance of existing blemishes. By controlling sebum production, pores remain clear and decongested from blemish-causing bacteria, ensuring clearer, calmer skin with prolonged use.

  • Niacinamide – Excellent for improving general skin health, niacinamide boosts skin’s immunity and improves moisture retention by strengthening the epidermal barrier.
  • Zinc – Supports skin structure by healing damaged skin and encouraging the production of collagen and elastin.

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Weight0.1 kg

413 reviews for The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

  1. Lau

    I have oily acne prone skin and I’ve been using this product for 3 weeks now. I have noticed that my skin is less oily and my spots are still there but way less visible.

  2. Marijke

    I’ve only been using this product for about a month now and my skin’s quality has improved visibly and beautifully. I bought a bottle for my best friend as well and she phoned me after a week to boast about how amazing her skin looks and feels as well after only a week! 10/10 would recommend.

  3. Mary

    I have very sensitive skin and this is one of the only products that works so well for me. Will use it over night and I’ll wake up in the morning with no redness or irritation. Helps my acne

  4. Olivia

    I have tried retinoids, AHAs and BHAs, but none of them has come close to clearing my acne-prone skin the way this serum has.
    Within days of first using it, I had fewer closed comedones and have not had a major breakout since. My skin feels smoother and less red.
    It has a gloopy consistency and pills under some heavier sunscreens/moisturisers but otherwise no complaints.

  5. Joana

    This product is REALLY a game changer, especially if you have oily skin. Before using niacinamide, I cleansed my face at 8 am and around 11 am it would already be oily. With this product, my face is hydrated throughout the day, without feeling greasy. Be careful if it’s your first time using it, as it might give you a few small bumps and a minor breakout. I would recommend using it every 2 to 2 days, one time a day for a week or two. Then, every day morning and night if your skin doesn’t have any reactions. It is a really great product.

  6. Hol

    Absolutely love this product, I have used it every other evening under moisturiser and it has cleared my skin up so quickly! Definitely worth the money.

  7. SB

    I don’t feel like this did anything for my skin. I have spots so wanted to try a niacinamide. 3/5 because it’s affordable and may well work on others.

  8. Anna

    I read an article online about skin care products for people approaching 30 – while i shopped The Ordinary retinol and vitamin c preps, i thought i’d drop this into my shopping bag as well. For a fiver, you really dont have much to loose. I was SO impressed. I think the niacinamide has definitely helped clear up my skin (I never really shook off my teen acne), and it goes nicely with the retinol (its recommended you dont layer the vitamin c with it). I pat it on in the evenings, and either apply retinol over the top or my regular moisturizer. Can’t recommend highly enough.

  9. Kittycat27

    I’ve been on medication in the past for my acne and since then my skin has been oily and sensitive.
    I thought I’d give this a try for the excess oil and my hormonal spots. I’m so glad I did as it helps clear my spots the morning after putting it on – it’s amazing! It has reduced the amount of oil and blackheads on my face too. Even my husband is using it!
    I use this all over my skin after using Drunk Elephant Pekee bar and it has never been better. After this serum, I use Drunk Elephant Lala Whipped Cream.

  10. Jasmine

    This is my third bottle! I absolutely love this stuff! I used to use the paula’s choice niacinamide but this does the same thing for the fraction of the price.
    It doesn’t just control oil production but also strengthens the skin barrier and I love using this after chemical exfoliation to help fortify my skin.
    My pores are smaller and clearer and my skin feels so bouncy and strong. I love love love this!

  11. Светлана

    Какая-то она совсем без радостная. Липкая и совершенно не эффективна от прыщей. С порами тоже не очень заметно, думаю они не много сократились, но не очень заметно.Уменьшилась выработка кожного сала. Да, он еще должен успокаивать раздраженную кожу, но нет.Теперь у меня лицо летом краснеет, в прыщах, но не блестит.
    ***Some good things and some bad. It’s sticky and totally not effective against acne. I think my pores have slightly reduced, but it’s not very noticeable. The production of sebum has decreased. Has made my skin more sensitive – my face gets red in summer but not shiny.

  12. Jade

    For years I have been trying to find suitable facial products for my face… I have combo skin, I looked into this and reviews and thought to try it out?. And its been almost a month and the difference it has made is unbelievable, my face is spotless! less oily around my t-zone, nose, and chin and my face is glowing!!! Before I used this product I was always having the worst breakouts and red areas I literally hated my skin. And I’ve never been so happy I don’t even need a foundation! Talk about having a boost of confidence

  13. Migle

    This product cleared out my acne prone skin like no other! Once I stopped using it (finished the bottle), the blemishes and red spots slowly returned and I realized how much I rely on it! Repurchasing it right away 🙂

  14. Emma

    I tried this product, but it did not work on me. My face broke out and my skin was worse than it was before. I kept using the product for a few days because I thought that maybe my skin needed time to adjust, but it just didn’t work for me.

  15. Sel

    I usually don’t write reviews but this has changed my skin drastically over a two week period of only using it at night. My skin is dehydrated with congestion and oily Tzone. My pores look smaller I don’t have as many blackheads/bumps. A staple product in my skincare from now on!!

  16. Avantika

    I have sensitive, acne prone skin and tried this product to fade my acne scars and to prevent my skin from breaking out. Initially, I did notice a difference in my skin texture and acne scars, tiny bumps on my face were clearing much faster after using this serum twice daily.However, this only lasted for about 15-20 days. As my skin got used to the product, it stopped working. I have been using this serum for 2.5 months now, hoping that it might take time to be more effective. I can say there is no improvement in my acne scars, I still get tiny bumps around my cheeks. Not worth the hype. People with sensitive skin might not benefit a great deal using this product.

  17. Alexia S

    Being using it since 2 weeks, and I have less pimples. It’s not miracle but it helps! I hope in the long term I have more result. I’m using it every nights, with the squalene oil from the same brand.

  18. Vic

    I love this stuff! It has made such a huge difference to my oily-combination break out prone skin. I’m always worried about trying new products but I was completely fed up with the way my face was behaving so thought it must be worth a shot, especially given that it’s so cheap! Best thing I could’ve done for my skin. It honestly made a huge difference within a couple of days. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t mix well with every SPF, but as my skin has got better I’ve started using it in the PM only anyway. No-brainer, just try this if you’re struggling with breakouts/oily skin! 🙂

  19. Dessert rose

    I’m extremely disappointed! I’m a victim of acne purge all my life but it had settled down a few years ago with a few occasional pimples here and there. I also have open pores and after a lot of research and reading reviews I tried it on my skin and my skin was a total mess.

  20. a

    I would highly recommend this if you have larger pores which produce a lot of oils throughout the day. Honestly, this product helped to shrink the pores in size and my skin pores actually produced less oil with everyday use. 10/10 would highly recommend.

  21. Hbeth

    I’ve purchased 2 of these bottles now and I feel I will continue to purchase it. I’m unsure if it’s a mixture of products that have helped or this in particular but it’s a great price and I feel it has helped with my t zone spot outbreaks. I use it morning and night.. although if you wear foundation in the day I would probably not use in the morning. It’s quite sticky and I find when it dries I’m left with some residue that doesn’t blend well with makeup products. Definitely worth a try though!

  22. Honor

    So I haven’t had this product for long and I know I should wait longer to review but I’ve been applying it morning and night for two weeks. Overall, my skin looks clearer, more glowing and any red patches I had were gone. However, I have started to get tiny whiteheads every time I put it on, they aren’t too noticeable so I haven’t stopped applying it but if I carry on they could become more common. I don’t know what to think?

  23. lielno

    The morning after using, I’ve experienced the worst breakout I’ve ever had!! I’m still dealing with this breakout and I know some of my friends had the same issue. I think you must test it before you apply it all over your face.

  24. AJ

    I’ve been using this for over a week to help with my hormonal breakouts and it is working well! I don’t believe that any product can work miracles but using this consistently for a week has made the pore on my chin smaller, reducing the whiteheads I usually get there.

  25. Jules

    I have oily/sensitive skin which is quite intolerant. I used this serum for almost a week now only in the morning after cleaning my face and before putting on my moisturiser. I must admit the feeling of having no excess oiliness after putting on this serum is just wonderful, however after 3-4 days I started noticing a little itchiness and also some irritation on my cheeks. I will try and revert using it probably once or twice per week after my skin gets back to normal, but it’s unfortunate it can’t be handled on a daily basis.

  26. Maiju

    This really works. So happy with my purchase, definitely going to re-purchase.

  27. Sabmar

    My skin was bad when I started using this. I had acne, oily skin, acne scarring, and small bumps as well. The first week when I started using this, it was quite weird on my face. I got pimples but I used it continuously and yes I’m Impressed. I ordered my second bottle. It has reduced my pores and acne scarring. But this doesn’t have anything to do with blemishes. The only bad thing about this is it finishes really fast. You can finish it in 15 days using it twice a day.

  28. Clou1997

    I’ve used this product for a few months now, and it’s finally time to purchase another one. What can I say other than wow! Of course I still have pores, but what a difference it has made to both my bare skin and my skin when I’ve applied my makeup. I use the Niancinimide serum twice daily, followed by The Ordinary moisturiser. I only used it once per day at first as I do have sensitive skin but I found that it did not overly irritate my skin and now I have no problems using it twice per day. I went on holiday and forgot the serum and instantly I noticed how my pores became visibly clogged and enlarged again. I’d say this is probably the closest thing I’ve come to a miracle skin product and in the past I’ve used other more expensive products that seem like you’re just paying for the name rather than what the product actually does for the skin. Overall I would highly recommend.

  29. JanetThePlanet

    I have *super* oily skin, especially when hormonal. This really makes a difference in how oily my skin feels throughout the day. I only use it 3-4 times a week in the evening with a gel moisturiser, so it’s lasting well for me. I think if I used it more often it’d be more effective, but I like to change up the products I use to treat different problems and also stop my skin getting complacent!

  30. Cult Beauty Staff – Hollie

    After hearing so many amazing things about this product, I thought I’d give it a go. I have such mixed feelings! As somedays, I notice a slight difference and notice a reduction in pores, and other days not so much as it will really irritate my skin. Still trying to work out if it’s for me!

  31. Racla

    This guy is great for the price and it’s actually works really well. I wouldn’t use this In the day as it’s not good under make up but as a step at night I find my red marks after a spot clear up much faster with this.

  32. Candz

    Omg I thought to myself hmmm will this really work for me?? Because it felt like I’ve used so many products for my face which was covered in acne and scar, and I can’t believe after using this since Christmas time my skin is so much smoother and clear with less hormonal acne. Great product and would purchase again.

  33. Dimpy

    My skin used to be perfectly clear before using a product with salycilic acid(BHA) which gave me rashes, pimples, pustules and left it painful. I’ve been trying to get my skin back to normal since then. Tried so many brands, from herbal products to Korean skincare. When I came across this brand I was skeptical initially, seeing all these products with ‘acids’ in them, as I did not have a very pleasant experience with salycilic acid. So I decided to give this serum a try, along with some AHA based ones. Let me tell you I’ve seen so much improvement in 2 months that I did not see in the past year….my skin is clearing up and glowing! Tip: The serum is good by itself, but since the day I made ice cubes with aloe Vera, Rose water and the niacinamide 10%…..I’ve seen rapid improvement in my skin texture, pores and bumps…literal GLOW!!! (I have combination acne prone skin).

  34. Danielle

    I’ve always suffered with acne and I’m not claiming this is a miracle cure, but it’s certainly one of the best “highstreet” products I’ve tried! I was without this product for around a week and my skin was noticeably worse than it was whilst using the product. It’s turned into part of my skin care routine that I cannot skip!

  35. Sash

    Like most people, I never leave reviews! But I have mostly up and down skin, sometimes oily/ dry/ acne hormonal prone (mainly) and terrible when it’s the time of the month! Small little pimples combined with big spots under the skin (you know the ones!) after losing hope and trying every product out here, and getting down about it, this was my last try and omg it’s a heaven send. Used twice on clean skin nightly and morning and has 99% cleared them up! Skin feels smoother, tighter, redness has almost gone and spots have shrunk! Please, please try it with the price! Amazing and super happy xxx

  36. Ena

    I’ve purchased this many times before, this is the first time from CB and I can’t be without it. I have hormonal acne and Post Inflammatory Erythema, this helps minimise the break-outs, it speeds up the healing process, calms down inflammation and adds to the hydration.

  37. Leo

    It’s very nice and absorbs easily. I think that it brightens my skin and helps control spots. I’ve repurchased twice as it’s such good value.

  38. Mila

    I like it

  39. Angie

    I’ve had problems with acne for a few years so when I finally got rid of them, I was left with red spots on my face. I was very frustrated and have tried everything I could to get rid of it but almost nothing helped, until this product came. I’m using it for a month now and it is a life changer. I can finally leave my house without putting makeup on. Thank you The Ordinary for giving us such quality for such small amount of money! Absolutely going to order it again!

  40. Tracey

    I got this serum as recommended by Skincare by Hyram. I did a patch text first to test it out and everything was fine so I used it on my face. I’ve been using this for a month now it has helped to brighten up my skin and given me a natural looking glow, though it’s not always obvious. I don’t think its done much for my breakouts but still an all around great product.

  41. Chlo

    I suffered from very bad cystic acne on my chin, using the niacinamide and zinc as well as the AHA and BHA solution helped to clear it in just a few weeks

  42. Claire

    I’ve been using this product for a few weeks now and I cannot recommend it enough… I even got my friend using it! My skin is so much better now with less flare ups. I use this alongside the cleanser and moisturiser.

  43. Maria

    The best product from The Ordinary for me, can’t live without it. Miracle worker for oily/ acne prone skin and the price point in bomb. However, I must say that I would not recommend to use it before make up, it will be better to apply the serum at night or in the morning when you don’t want to put make up on.

  44. NafsikaL

    Not my first product with niacinamide, for me this serum complements perfectly any beauty routine – except the one with Vitamin C- since it controls oiliness, acne and clogged pores -although I cannot tell whether it helped with the size of my pores. Never felt heavy on my skin, never made my makeup flake and it hasn’t promote any dryness on my overall dehydrated complexion.

  45. Lel

    Be prepared to break out….. Be prepared for a sting.
    I’ve been using this for just one week but it is working.
    My sebum has gone, yes I’m having a huge breakout but I expected it.
    Don’t use this under makeup.
    I know good things await, despite breaking out, which is part of the process, I can see changes, less redness, less oil etc.
    Once the initial purging is over I’m so excited to see the results.

  46. Rosie

    Started using this stuff a matter of days ago. When I wake up in the morning my skin is usually really oily but now, after just 3 days my skin has reduced oiliness and my breakouts are clearing up. Used morning and night after washing and drying face.

  47. Diana

    Thank you very much for the fast and quality delivery! I will order more!

  48. AaishahNyc

    It is now almost a year since introducing my skin to this product. I am currently on my third bottle. This product has improved my skin by 85% or more! It keeps my oiliness at bay and there has been a DRASTIC (and I mean – DRASSTIC) improvement in my skin congestion! I honestly can not imagine what my skin would look like without this product. I LOVVE THISS! Also, I use it in the morning, after cleansing my skin then I apply my moisturiser. It wears very well under make-up too.

  49. Puy

    I did not expect any miracle while buying this product but I had hopes that it will do my skin some good. I have been using it for two months now- almost on a regular basis both AM and PM. I did not pay much attention if it was working or not but I have seen that my skin looks much less oilier. Usually by noon, my forehead would be glistening as if shining for the gods but because of this, I no longer look like an oil production factory. However, it doesn’t make the skin matte and with the fall season coming, it has somewhat made my skin a bit drier when used alone. Otherwise, it has been a fruitful purchase and I am sure I will be buying another bottle again.

  50. Aida

    I’ve been using this for 4 months and the result was visible only in 3-4 weeks of everyday use, you should keep that in mind. However, it DOES work, it reduced sebum production extremely (I suppose it’s just because my skin was super oily).
    Better to use in PM.

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  52. Dia

    I have been using this for a week now and have had such bad breakout. I have combination skin which is very dry and oily. I am so disappointed as I had just added this to my additional skin care routine and from better skin I have bad skin now.


    This is really gooooood it makes my skin smooth.

  54. Sim

    This actually works so good that I’m surprised myself. I’ve been using it for a month so far, everyday in the morning and evening and it really helps. It makes my pores sooo small when they are really large and sometimes they aren’t even visible. My face isn’t even that oily anymore. However I really recommend it if your face is oily and you have large pores.

  55. Shai

    Cheap and good. It’s a bit sticky, so don’t use more than three dots for your entire face. I’m super oily, and ever since I introduced it to my routine, it got my oiliness under control. It takes only a few seconds for this solution to absorb into your skin.
    I use it daily and after almost six months I’m only half way through the bottle. Really recommend this 🙂

  56. Tiara

    I have the worst blemishes and scars as if I had chicken pox. People used to ask me whether I had chicken pox but now my skin is flawless.
    I cannot live without this and the Alpha Arbutin. This 2 combo has me looking like a porcelain doll. I swear.

  57. Minipaba

    I applied this on my face and on the second day I had a breakout. I can’t really call them spots but it gave me red bumps on my face. I bought this product because I couldn’t find any bad reviews about it. After I had a breakout, I did some research on YouTube and I did find some people who had the same reaction. I read that 10% of niacinamide can be a little too strong for sensitive skin although it gives quicker results and the ideal percentage for all skin types is 5%. I diluted the product in my moisturiser and used it as a spot treatment on my blemishes but it still gave me tiny spots.

  58. Lydia

    Bought this for my 15 year old who was bothered by spots in her t-zone mostly. She had a good basic cleanse and moisturise routine already, but this has made an enormous difference. Her skin is less oily and much less prone to breakouts.

  59. Gracie

    I have acne and sensitive, oily skin. I’ve used this for a whole month now, the first time I put it on in a matter of minutes my angry acne’s redness just disappeared. I was amazed and thought it would clear my skin! After a few days the redness just returned and my skin looked the same as before I used it. I’ve continued use just to see if anything changed but nothing has. Don’t get a lot for your money and end up buying a new bottle after a month. I use it morning and night. When it dries it leaves flakes on your skin and it’s horrible and rather embarrassing when you’re in public and someone points out your face has flakes on it! WOULD NOT recommend!

  60. lnicholls01

    This product has worked wonders for my skin. It looks brighter, my pores have decreased in size and many of my acne scares have faded. I use every morning followed my SPF. Absolutely fab, would recommend to ANYONE!

  61. Sarahj

    This is definitely more of a long-term treatment, I’ve been using it for a month and there’s a huge difference in my skin and sebum production! Love it.

  62. Shiva

    I have acne + acne scar

  63. Liv

    I think you need to either mix this with some good moisturiser or have extremely oily skin to work with this. For me, it’s one of the less successful Ordinary products. If you’re struggling with oil, I would give this a go but if you’re not that oily I’d suggest something else.

  64. Hannah Louise

    I got this in pink parcel box and I absolutely loved it. It’s made such a difference to my skin especially this winter. I love it so much as I’ve just bought 3 bottles. I’m in love with this product.

  65. Kelw

    I came across this by accident, I had read about the brand and wanted to try something that didn’t cost a lot. Well… wow my skin is glowing. I have suffered from breakouts and bad open pores on my nose and cheeks, now not one. The texture and overall appearance have improved lots and my skin has never looked better.

  66. Amy

    Literally is a dream come true for oily skin. I stumbled across this purely by accident when looking for an oily skin saviour and purchased this literally based on the reviews. This quickly cleared my skin of the annoying little pimples along with the help of the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pads and I have used it every night now for about a month and have been amazed with the results. I previously wasn’t a fan of The Ordinary as some of the products I have used have not been the nicest of consistencies, but I may be converted because of this. For the price you cannot go wrong and anyone with oily skin should try this!

  67. Jasmin

    This reduces redness and makes those post-acne marks fade and heal quicker. I only use a pea-sized amount as it does feel a little sticky upon application, but it sinks into the skin nicely and leaves skin hydrated. The ingredients are super clean and of exceptional quality, especially for the low price. I recommend everyone with post-acne-marks to give this a shot. I will definitely buy it again!

  68. erin

    Has completely cleared up my skin and improved my texture, have been using it for 8 months and am on my fourth bottle! Great for clearing up spots and acne scars, must have!

  69. Samiksha

    This serum is great for oily skin… After you applied your serum it’s make your skin matte.

  70. Nina

    It was the best thing I used to my skin, thank you soo much for this product I will buy more of it.

  71. Irina

    A good product. Sebum secretion decreases.

  72. LauraBee

    I have suffered from a stressed skin for well over a year now and spent an eye-watering amount of money on some other brands. I was so depressed about my skin. Red lumps all over my forehead, incredibly oily too. I don’t mean to sound dramatic but it made me really reclusive and sad. This £5 bottle has utterly changed my life. I have used it for 2months nearly and I literally can now face the day with no make-up on my face! It looks that good. I use it every morning and most evenings in between a glycolic peel from another brand. The only downside – it constantly sells out!! Buy 2 bottles at a time or more! Thank you to Cult Beauty for stocking this! You have saved my sanity xx

  73. Lexi

    Get it. Get it. Get it. honestly is amazing and completely transforms your skin. I’ve nearly finished my first bottle and am waiting to restock, your skin is so smooth and it’s great at treating blemishes as well!!!!

  74. BSuk

    I have been using it for a few weeks. At first, I applied too much and it rolled off my skin when I applied moisturiser afterward so it is important to give it 5 mins to absorb and use just 2-3 drops for the whole face. I noticed the improvement in my complexion, acne scars heal faster, and skin looks healthier.

  75. Sian

    I’m 38 and never looked after my skin, I use sunbeds (not often) and i like to sunbathe. I have combination skin and is sensitive. I’ve always had visible lines on my forehead since I was young. I have heavy/droopy eye lids and visible wrinkles under my eyes which have become more noticeable from around the age of 33. My aunt who is 62 has always looked after her skin and looks amazing for her age and has always had a go at me for not looking after my skin. I Started off using hyaluronic acid with B5, squaline cleanser and moisturising factors + HA. First time using the Ordinary products and I completely fell in love! I recently bought Niacinimide + Zinc and after using it in between other Ordinary products with HA&B5 I have noticed my complexion has got considerably better, less redness and reduced pores, also better production of sebum. I have had the odd spot on my chin and jawline but probably due to all of the Ordinary products doing its job after years of neglect. I’m excited to alternate my regime with the other products iv’e bought from the Ordinary.

  76. Sian

    Given a few of The Ordinary ago as I’ve heard great things. I’ve only been using them a week or two but I’m already starting to see positive changes in my skin. I used to not be able to go a day without a big, new spot turning up on my face and since using this that has slowed right down and any that are popping up are tiny. The texture of my skin is starting to become more even and smoother too. If these are the effects after two weeks of use, I’m excited to see what my skins going to be like after a few months! I have been using this along with the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and the Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane.

  77. Scorpio

    Ever since I started using the niacinamide over my serum and under my CC cream my face hasn’t been breaking out anymore after so many years of suffering with adult acne this is a miracle in α bottle I’m soooo happy to have found the Ordinary products cause goodness knows spending an arm and a leg hasn’t did me much of anything who would if thought I would have found my cure with a small price tag. I love it along with the Inkey Retinol.

  78. Phoebe

    Having suffered with really bad breakouts for such a long time now, I’ve tried so many different products and I’m so glad I found this little gem as it’s cleared my skin up LOADS and I feel so much more confident. Would 100% recommend!

  79. H

    Honestly bought this due to my skin having texture and pigmentation, and three months down the line, it hasn’t done anything at all. I still break out, still got texture and still have pigmentation. 🙂

  80. Caroline

    I was using a serum with 4% niacinamide that was really expensive and that I really liked. It improved my skin a lot, but didn’t remove the stubborn bumps and spots I had all over my forehead – but this definitely does and it’s about 1/10 of the price! I love it! Make sure to only use 1-2 drops as I find it can be drying if you use too much. 🙂

  81. Kawthar

    If you are an oily skin, this will really control your oils.

  82. Paisley

    I used it twice a day, everyday and I didn’t see any difference in my skin, all it did was make my make-up breakup faster and made my skin look oilier. I 100% do not recommend this product.

  83. Maria

    I don’t see any changes, other than adding an extra layer of sticky liquid which needs 2 rounds of application – first apply oil and then damp cloth to remove extra – builds up very easily and clogs pores otherwise so not too sure about the product overall. Will try and continue for a while but would have expected to see something by now.

  84. Steph

    I have had this product for a few months now and has not seen a difference. When I apply the serum to my face, it burns a little, meaning that it’s too strong. I seem to break out the day after I try the product. It smells like raw chemicals. Even though I get breakouts from it, my skin seems to tone down a bit after usage, within a few hours it comes back to being its normal self.

  85. Suzan

    This serum actually works and it helps with pores minimizing but it left my skin super dry

  86. Demi

    It feels nice on the skin, but after using twice a day and finishing the bottle, it has had no impact on my blemishes.

  87. Dani

    I love this product. It has helped clear my skin massively, it is not 100% clear but you can’t expect this serum to fix everything. My oiliness has been significantly reduced but this problem was also helped by using more gentle cleansers and good moisturisers. I am waiting for it to be back in stock!

  88. Awt

    I use this evening and morning after cleansing, but before other serums or moisturisers. My breakouts have completely stopped, I get the occasional one off blemish still, but the improvement is outstanding. Really recommend this product.

  89. Chandré

    I have had adult acne since the age of 22 and I’m 38 now and still battle with it now. Congested skin that is red and gives me uneven skin tone and large pores.
    The number of lotions and potions I’ve tried to combat my skin problems are endless and nothing works.
    I have tried this product now for 2 weeks and I can see major positives results.
    Fewer breakouts, skin feels smoother with less congestion and much smaller pores.
    My skin doesn’t feel dry or like its being aggressively treated.
    You can apply makeup over it without having residue flake off.
    Just super happy with this product. I know troubled skin has many factors playing a role but this is definitely making a huge difference.

  90. Dani Ella

    Very good formula (especially considering the price tag!), sinks right into the skin and I am seeing good results on my combination skin. Calm, clear and even complexion.

  91. KK

    Since lockdown started, my skin started breaking out terribly, which never really happened to me. My seld-esteem was going down, and frankly I didn’t want to look at myself in the mirror at all. It might be a tad bit dramatic but that’s how I felt. However, since I started using this solution, my skin had recovered in a week! I was very pleased with this product, and I recommend to everyone!! My skin is still clear 🙂

  92. Valeria

    I’ve used up my second bottle now and love the way it makes my skin look and feel. I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne for years and this, together with my doctors’ prescriptions, has really helped to drastically improve my skin!

  93. Mons

    Great product and great service by Cult Beauty. Please bring the supersize version of it.

  94. Abdu

    One of my best from the Ordinary

  95. Amna

    I originally bought this during lockdown because my oily skin was getting out of hand. Within 2 days of usage I saw a massive reduction of oiliness. Over the course of a couple of months I’ve used this, a lot of my marks and pigmentation have either disappeared or dramatically reduced in size/colour. Such an effective product for such a good price!

  96. alina

    This does wonders for my skin. I have acne prone combination skin and I love this. The texture, other than acne, has got so much better once I started using this. I feel like my skin on my T-zone does not get so very oily during the day, and my skin just feels bright and looks so good. Looking at my pores, I just feel like they don’t look so bad as before. Right now I’m using 2 drops PM and AM, which works for me right now but if your skin is dry or it’s winter, I would only use once a day.

  97. egzn

    This worked on my acne in a week of usage. I will continue using to see affect on my blackheads and open pores.

  98. Macy

    I have had acne for 6 years. I have used a range of products over the years; some have helped and others have made it much worse.
    I felt a little skeptical using this product as I have been disappointed in the past, however, I was determined to get out of my comfort zone and try something new to help my breakouts and scarring.
    I have been using this product alongside the Rose Hip Oil, AHA/BHA Peeling Solution and the Body Shop 50+ sun cream. I have also been using a derma roll since starting this regime (once every two weeks).
    It’s easy to overuse the niacinamide which can lead to dry skin. I would recommend using one drop on each cheek, patting it all over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area.
    This regime has been working like a dream!! My skin looks healthy and glowy. All these products combined have helped scarring, pigmentation and breakouts. My skin has not looked this good in years! I definitely think it is a must have and it is cost effective.

  99. dee

    Works really well with me. You won’t notice DRAMATIC change immediately but it takes a while. On my second bottle now.

  100. J

    Good product, thanks Cult Beauty

  101. CHO

    I’ve battled with acne for almost 30 years and tried absolutely everything. Then someone recommended this to me and I thought with this price, it’s worth the try. Well, I’m flabbergasted! My skin is looking so much better with only a small zit here and there, which is definitely something I can live with! AND, I can use with some richer, non-greasy anti-wrinkle creams! Best product ever.

  102. Beth1987

    This serum does shrinks the pores slightly and creates a nice surface.

  103. E

    I cannot live without this, it cleared up all my little underskin bumps!! I have been using it for 9 months now and I’m obsessed.

  104. Jehan

    This is really amazing, I can’t say anything. Just WOW.

  105. Vishakha

    I love the product. I have extremely oily skin and this product works wonders on oily skin.

  106. Lucy

    I use this product every single day and it has improved my skin so much, I use to get so oily throughout the day and breakout ALOT!! But I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and it has done miracles for my skin, already bought my second bottle!!!

  107. IGD

    Heard great things about this product, so it was something that I had to try but unfortunately it hasn’t worked for my skin! I have suffered from lots of pimples/acne for years, and thought this could be a ‘miracle’ product. I have an oily/combination forehead and more of a spot prone t-zone. However from using this particularly on my chin, it made me break out into loads of spots. I have stopped using it on that area as maybe it’s too harsh.

  108. Torzie

    I’ve been using this for the last few months, finally switched away from Freederm gel which I’d been using for years, it’s made such a difference to my skin. I use it at night as I found it was not great under my foundation. I just pop a few drops on my finger and apply to my t-zone. I use this with the ordinary’s salicylic acid on any (now few and far between) breakouts and my skin has never looked so good. Love it!

  109. Samantha

    This product is truly a game changer for me and I can see why it’s always out of stock! I use this every evening after I’ve cleansed and toned my skin and I’ve found it makes my skin look so much healthier, keeps breakouts at bay and gives my skin a smooth texture. My skin is oily/combination and I believe this product keeps the oiliness controlled. It might not work for everyone but it’s so affordable so I highly recommend giving it a go if you struggle with breakouts or overly oily skin.

  110. OhLinda Makeup

    This has MASSIVELY improved my skin texture and excessive oils! Obviously, acne and blackheads go away along with them!
    Just ordered my second one, and I don’t think i’m changing anytime soon!

  111. Annie

    Completely stung my skin upon application! I have tried more than once and each time it was just painful. I was so excited given that I love niacinamide and the price was just lovely. But if you have sensitive skin this may not work for you!!!

  112. Sunshinegirl

    Works better than any product I ever got from a dermatologist! Shows immediate results, put it on your face in the evening, in the morning you will see results!

  113. Afra

    Love this product! It decreased my acne and rosacea, overall better looking skin!

  114. Megan

    I love the simple, effective formulation that helps with inflammation and hydration. I usually apply at night, underneath The Ordinary retinol serum. Great product.

  115. Crawley5959

    This certainly helps to keep my skin much clearer and pores less visible.

  116. V

    I started using this in the beginning of September. Now two months later and I have to say it really works on my skin (combination to oily, some acne scars and visible pores) – slowly but surely my darker spots are vanishing. Gives a nice glow, VERY economical – just a couple of drops are enough to cover the face otherwise it could pile. I use it every day in the mornings. Definitely will repurchase once I’m done with this bottle.

  117. Cattymona

    I have normal/ oily skin that’s prone to regular breakouts, I read all the reviews and was really excited about using this. I took pictures before I started using it and after 12 weeks, safe to say my acne scarring has reduced dramatically. Now 3 months later my pores are much smaller and my skin is so clear that I’m barely wearing makeup. I can not recommend this product enough.

  118. Ella

    I’ve been using this for more than a month, once a day before putting my day cream/moisturizer and makeup. It works great and tightens my pores. I have large pores and didn’t know I needed this product until I tried it. Yes, the skin burns easily but I think the product is worth it, if you use sunscreen to protect your skin.

  119. Upasana

    I am in love with this product. It showed results just after first use. My acne marks are lightened within 3 days. I am sure they will be gone in a few days. The only con is that the product is a bit sticky on the skin but the stickiness goes away eventually. It is a must-buy for acne-prone, blemished skin.

  120. Lubka

    Just love it! After some days of use I noticed, that my acne prone skin is calmer and smoother. I’ve just received second packaging and it won’t be last 😉

  121. Nadiia

    I love this serum! If you use it even for a couple of days – the results are noticeable on your face immediately. I totally recommend it if you have breakouts, clogged pores, acne, blackheads – you will be a happy person after using this serum. Love the quality and love the price.

  122. Jess

    I haven’t had a breakout since using this serum. I was sceptical at first as I had awful hormonal breakouts on my chin area that nothing ever worked on, however this stopped them coming every month and my skin has never looked better! I am now so anxious that I won’t be able to get another bottle when mine runs out as it’s always out of stock! The icing on the cake is the price point too, I would pay way more for this product for the results it has given me, it’s priceless.

  123. ac

    Been looking forward to trying this product for a while now. My skin is clearer and less oily. I only use it at night as I’ve found it doesn’t wear well under makeup (looks like it’s cracking, drying).

  124. Veronika

    My acne prone skin loves it and after 3 months, I have seen a huge improvement!

  125. Ree

    Absolutely amazing. I never write reviews but I just had to with this product, it shows an instant brightening of the skin and it has evened out my skin tone over time. I apply this every night and wake up with a fresh face in the morning. I’m an Asian girl and suffer from pigmentation but this product has helped fade away my dark areas. It really works, ill never go without this now.

  126. Svetlana

    Помогает быстрее уменьшить воспаления
    Helps reduce inflammation faster

  127. Tim

    After three days of using this product I broke out in the worst way possible: cystic acne all over my face. Immediately stopped using this product and the acne thankfully went away very quickly. Guess the good thing is that I now know my skin doesn’t like either niacinamide or zinc.

  128. Laura

    Using this serum started off a bit rocky as it made me break out within a couple days as I’m using a new product that’s just what my skin does, but after a week my skin was glowing! It’s never looked better and my acne has calmed down loads, I would highly recommend!!

  129. MVP

    I’ve had oily and spot prone skin on my face for the last 20 years with only occasional times when I’ve noticed my skin “spot free”. After trying many, many products and even considering a dermatologist, I was recommended The Ordinary. I use this product alongside an exfoliating face wash and the occasional use of a spot rapid response gel and have to say my skin is the best it’s ever been. I was in the midst of a break out when I first started using it and that cleared up in a few days. Continuous use has seen no further mass breakouts and only the occasional spot or two which tend to clear up quickly.
    I would recommend anyone with spot prone, oily skin to try this product, it has really been an amazing find for me!

  130. Hols

    This product did help some existing spots when used overnight. However the serum is very thick and leaves a slight film on the face so wouldn’t recommend using it during the day.

  131. Abbie

    I love this stuff helps to keep my skin from breaking out and if I do get the odd spot it calms it down so quickly. Before using this product I used to get little bumps all over my forehead and nothing would get rid of them until I started using this. Now my forehead is smooth. Also has helped reduce redness in conjunction with other things.

  132. CWilmowski

    Unfortunately, like a lot of other reviewers, I had a horrible breakout almost as soon as I started using this product. I had read that this was a normal ‘purging’ period for the skin and could last up to a month, and but after two weeks I had to admit defeat and stop using it. After 12 days of using the product it actually started calming down, and I only had a couple of spots left. The next day I woke up to 10 new spots and within 24hrs they had broken out into 35 spots – it hurt to eat, speak, smile. It was the final straw, so I stopped using it, and within 48hrs almost all of the spots were gone – I had maybe 15 left, which are gradually going. I’m just hoping I’m not left with any scars. My advice to anyone trying this product – if you start to breakout when you first use this product, stop using it straight away.

  133. LH

    This product is ok. After two weeks I haven’t noticed any noticeable changes to the bumps around my chin and the solution is quite sticky. I’ll stick with it and hopefully, it will shine through like all the other Ordinary products I love.

  134. Flvv

    I don’t know if it helps when I get breakouts (I guess not), but it helps prevent them and keeps my face more matte than before.I have been using it since January and I will keep repurchasing it! I love it and I love so many of their products!

  135. Emma S

    I have yet to notice any visible beneficial effects to using this very beloved product. Wouldn’t recommend if you have skin that is quite resilient against acids as it won’t do anything to improve your skin.

  136. Ed

    This one works wonderful!! But it is not curing, it is more to symptomatic, hence you have to constantly apply in order to get the results you’ve always dreamt off!

  137. Zee

    Been using this for almost a month now and I can see my scars fading day by day. I do still get breakouts though. Definitely not a cult item for me (acne prone/oily/sensitive skin) but I will keep using it. My face still gets super oily as usual.

  138. Shira

    It’s difficult to tell sometimes what makes a difference in your skin, but I really suspect 😉 that this one really is helping with darker scars I have after a breakout and really making my scars that were there for a while disappear!
    The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars, is that I never tried any other Niacinamide so I have no comparison

  139. Sarah

    If you have oily skin which is prone to blemishes, look no further! Perfect to use under your moisturizer. However, I have not seen too much of an improvement in blackheads, maybe that would improve over a longer period of time?

  140. Fuzzius

    This at first tingled and even caused a minor breakout but that was my skin adjusting to it. If you have sensitive skin it’s best to not use daily.

  141. Sabina

    This is a HG, it helps with sebum production and I found it reduces the appearance of my pores and blackheads. I do use a lot of products in my skincare, so I don’t know if it was just this, but rather a combination of many, but I will deff repurchase – such a good price point. It does leave a bit of a foamy residue which is why I’d suggest applying only very little of it in the morning and only in combination with a cream, not another serum from my own experience.

  142. Line

    I have been using it for a week now combined with “Buffet”, I feel like it minimises my pores and my skin looks less red. Really would recommend it!

  143. Abby

    Sadly for me, it didn’t reduce hyperpigmentation from acne scars or even just spots while they were healing. I’ve been using it for 6 weeks now, I would say maybe avoid using it too much twice a day as it can dry your skin out. I’m going to keep using it for maybe another month, would say it’s worth buying it just to see if it would work for you as it’s cheap and generally works on all skin types.

  144. BW

    This just might be the best beauty product I’ve ever tried!
    I’ve been using it for about a month now and I can definitely see changes in my skin. I have combination skin, easily prone to breakouts and my skin gets dry very easily too. The product isn’t a cure-all and it doesn’t magically make all pimples go away and never come back. However, I definitely see that my skin is more clear and the texture is smoother. I do still get the occasional breakouts but not as severe or as long-lasting as before so I do believe the whole “regulating sebum production” thingy is working quite well. I read reviews that some found that it makes your skin really dry and I was a bit nervous about this because as I mentioned, my skin can get dry very easily. However, I find that this is no problem for me, maybe because I’ve opted to use the product only once a day and not twice as recommended. The smell of the product was a little unpleasant at first (since it’s without perfumes it has quite a chemical smell to it) but I got used to it. The product is really easy to apply as well. All in all, If you’re thinking of trying this product, I really encourage you to do so. If it works, fantastic! And it if doesn’t…well then you haven’t spent a whole lot of money for something that doesn’t work. It’s worth a try!

  145. Mona

    My skin really likes it. I like the watery consistency.

  146. Skincare Junkie

    It’s left really helped with my acne scars which is something I have been struggling with for so long because of my deeper skin tone. This is the only thing that has worked for me so far! If you’re looking for skincare advice, I’d highly recommend Hyram on YouTube. But overall I’d highly recommend this product!

  147. Paige

    I’m not usually one to write reviews but I have to say that between this product and the AHA and BHA solution my skin is amazing. I’ve had some quite crater scars left over from acne and they’ve reduced them to tiny pink dots in only 4 weeks. I also get really bad blackheads on my nose and between this and extractions you’ll be lucky if you can spot two. It’s significantly reduced my oily skin.

  148. Abdia

    I’ve got combination skin (oily/dry) and this little gem works peeeeeeerfectly for me! I’ve just ordered my 4th bottle, and most certainly I won’t be stopping there.
    When I don’t use this product on my skin (even for one day), I can see a significant for worse! Honestly, it works woooonders!
    I use it AM&PM before/with moisturizer & after toner.
    Try it – you won’t regret it!

  149. Aasiyah

    Have been using the product for over 3 weeks and have not seen any difference i suffer from dry dirty oily skin also have little acne and blackhead

  150. Erica

    Honestly it worked like a gem. My skin is clearer than its been in years as well as lightweight and refreshing for both morning and evening! 100% would recommend.

  151. Bel

    This does actually help reduce redness and make skin more even but it stings pretty bad and leaves a strange shiny film over your face that pills up when you put on moisturiser. Leaves my skin a bit sensitive the next day.

  152. Manisha

    I have extremely oily skin with large pores. I have never seen results this fast with any product. I have been using it for 10 days and it has made my skin so smooth i can’t believe it my pores appear really small and my skin is less oily and it has brighten up my skin a little.

  153. Sarah

    Cleared my skin up and made my complexion overall more smooth and less red. Onto my second bottle, highly recommend

  154. Daisy

    I have used this product for almost a year now and love it. I purchased it in replacement of Glossier’s ‘Super Pure’ serum because of the fantastic price and basically the same ingredients and I wasn’t disappointed. Used a couple of times a week after an AHA treatment or toner, my spots have been way less frequent and they clear up much more quickly too. Now always have two bottles in the house just in case.

  155. Federica

    As in the last 6 months, I suffered from late acne I was craving for this serum hoping it would have saved my skin, and it really helped to clear my skin and keep the pimples away.
    Deciem, at last!

  156. Hannah Q

    Started using this because of James Welsh on Youtube who recommended it for all skin types to reduce the appearance of large pores and regulate sebum production. During the first 2-4 weeks of use my skin ‘purged’ which consisted of multiple breakouts in different areas of my face, however I was warned of this and managed to cover it up with makeup if I was going out. After 8-12 weeks of use my skin’s overall texture has improved, I’m not producing excess sebum around my nose, and my pores look significantly smaller. I have recommended this product to everyone who is as enthusiastic about skincare as I am. The results are phenomenal and the price is a bonus, thank you James and The Ordinary!

  157. Lucie

    I have a combination skin, sometimes a little pimple here and there, nothing too bad. I wanted to try this out in order to clear those pimples up as well as little bumps I get on my forehead. But just in three days of using it twice a day it has given me the worst breakout I have ever experienced. I have big painful spots all over my face now, and my skin is very dry, red and irritated. Wanted to love this, but this really didn’t work for me at all!

  158. Becky

    I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now and can see a big difference already. I have to take steroids and they make my skin awful, blemishes, large pores and also thin the skin making it really super sensitive. Since using this I can see a visible difference. Fewer breakouts, smaller pores and smoother skin. No irritation, which is a huge bonus as everything else just made my skin bright red.
    I use this and also the Ordinary Rose Hip oil to give a moisture boost. This brand is amazing and inexpensive. Cannot recommend this highly enough!

  159. Zuzana

    I think that niacinamide is like a miracle, I had a problem with pores and sebum- it is really better. MY skin looks healthy.

  160. Hb

    My skin has been mostly oily (or combination in cold weather or when my skin is in a good condition) but after using Niacinamide, my pores stopped pouring out oil to the point that I would wake up in the morning, and can get away with washing my face just with water.

  161. A.C

    I’ve recently found out about The Ordinary and immediately liked the price point of their products. When I used it, I noticed how sticky it was but it didn’t bother me too much. After using this for about more than a month I’ve noticed that my skin seemed to brighten up and how my nose wasn’t as oily as it used to be (I have combination skin). I would recommend this product although I would use it alongside other products that target specific skin concerns like acne, but be careful when layering and do research on ingredients as it may not combine well with as it can cause sensitivity or affect its efficacy. Also, patch test if this might be your first-time applying acids on the face.
    Overall, I love it and would repurchase it!

  162. Federica from Turin

    I’m 32 and in the last 4/5 months I’m suffering from late acne on my cheeks. I must say this is a very good serum, a little sticky but still comfortable, it has dried my skin a little which is just fine because it was a bit oily. The acne scars seem reduced and my skin is reacting so well.
    I definitely recommend this lightweight serum, like all other Ordinary Products I’ve tried so far (Glicolyc Acid Toner, The Buffet, The Caffeine EGCG, Retinoid 0.5% in squalane, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F) So worth the hype!

  163. Sakura

    Or seems to, in conjunction with some other The Ordinary products. I had tried everything I could think of to get rid of the acne I annoyingly developed in my late 20s; antibiotics both oral and topical, visited a dermatologist, all kinds of expensive treatments, change in diet, you name it I tried it. Then a friend of mine recommended The Ordinary and, having nothing to lose, I gave it a try. I can’t see any way to leave photographs on here to show you how dramatic the results really are, but I’ve gone from having bad cystic acne all over my face to literally nothing. Whilst there is no way to say for certain I suppose, the only thing I’d been doing differently was using a skin care routine made up of this, and a couple of other The Ordinary products. I’m convinced, and will continue to use it!

  164. Thelma

    It changed my life, my skin so healthy and pretty, I’m so happy that I did decide to buy it

  165. isadorara ranba

    There are no grains on my skin, i love this serum. My acne has reduced a lot.

  166. Swera83

    I use this serum with micro-needling with dr pen & it leaves my skin really smooth, moist & fresh.

  167. M

    Works great for acne-prone skin, as I have seen a huge difference in my skin. Definitely will be repurchasing!!

  168. Camillion

    I have difficult skin and this is my second bottle. I only use it in the morning under my moisturiser and when I ran out I noticed a difference. It is a great product to control oil and help problem skin – it not a cure all but I cannot live without it.

  169. G.

    I have been using this for a month now and I can’t complain. It made my skin less oily and almost zero breakout. Unbelievable.
    I highly recommend for oily and acne prone skin.
    Great product.

  170. Huey

    This serum is opaque and odourless. It has a thick viscosity and may leave a whitish film on your skin after application. However, it goes away quickly and absorbs nicely on the skin. Sometimes I get small bumps on my skin but ever since using this, the bumps never appear. Love this a lot.

  171. Beauty Bunny Babe.

    I really do enjoy this serum.
    I have repurchased the 30 ml size 3 times now.
    I recommend getting the 60ml size instead as it’s actually cheaper and it works out better for the environment.
    I find i can only use this serum every second day and only once a day not twice a day like it recommends.
    I take off one star for the texture.. I would prefer a less thick texture.

  172. Grace

    I’ve only been using this for a week and my skin already seems brighter and glowing. It made me break out slightly the first few times I used it but I guess it was just my skin getting used to it.

  173. Fatma

    I have dehydrated comb skin type and I live in a very hot country. I had suffered from large pores and acne. I start using this product and at the start, I didn’t notice a major difference. After I stopped using it I notice that my prores got a pit larger. I apply after I apply The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (vitamin C) and end up with Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. My skin has never been that great before. In addition to that, it helps to smooth my skin. This product only works over oil production, prores, and skin texture but it doesn’t help with the pigmentation.

  174. Beccy

    This product is honestly amazing; it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin and I definitely notice the difference when I run out of it, or just when I use it less. It has done wonders for congestion I used to suffer from and brightened my whole complexion.

  175. Michele

    I wanted to love this and I wanted it to help my hormonal acne, but unfortunately it just broke me out more and irritated my skin. I think I am just sensitive to niacinimide as a toner I bought with this same ingredient seemed to do the same thing. I would just make sure you aren’t sensitive to niacinimide before using this!

  176. sylvia

    Make skin brighter and softer.

  177. @thebrowlift

    I have congested clogged pores and am acne prone with oily combination skin type. I use this product after toning and find that it really manages my breakouts! I love this product as find it much more gentle on my skin then when I use glycolic or salicylic acid both which I swore by but now love this option so much more as its also way more economical!

  178. Grace

    Cleared my skin up and left it looking brighter too. I use it before hyaluronic acid and my skins never looked better!

  179. N

    Struggled with blackheads for ages, but after a month of using this religiously every morning my blackheads have been reduced significantly (they’re almost non-existent) and I haven’t had a single breakout at all!

  180. SK

    i had high hopes while purchasing this but didn’t see any difference in my skin AT ALL!

  181. Nawraa

    Such a helpful product, this is my 3rd one.

  182. Hannah

    First time buying this product after years of disheartenment using others , really works and can tell the difference within a week , minimises my large deep pores I’ve hated for years on my nose and was recommended to me by my dermatologist 🙂

  183. nurz

    I used this one for almost two months. I found it great for my acne. I love this product and come with a great price. Will buy another bottle soon.

  184. Khansa

    Really helps with oil control and fading dark spots

  185. Rosie

    This has changed my skin. I have struggled with breakouts (mostly hormonal) for years and nothing has significantly helped until this product. Honestly amazed. You only need to use a small amount before moisturiser, I use morning and night. Last ages, great price and noticeable difference within days. Have bought 2nd bottle already as never want to risk being without it!

  186. koko

    Helped control excess oil, did not dry or strip skin. Perfect for daily use for all skin types

  187. Arra

    Super glad I found this product. It also arrived in a few days.

  188. Akku

    I have an oily skin….but I must say I have tried multiple products & I would like to admit it’s damn fantastic it has controlled my sebum production as well provides a nice glow overall I love it. Would buy more in future

  189. Mana

    I love this product calming my skin I see my skin it’s healthy but I feel some sting and after maybe minutes that feel going.
    Maybe because I have Rosacea!!!
    I will buy it again.

  190. Beer

    Very good serum

  191. Ki

    I have been using this product for more than a month now. Doesn’t help my pimples at all. I loved the other products by The Ordinary but not this.

  192. Ro

    (I’m a teenager btw) I suffer from mild hormonal microcystic acne, was on antibiotics for a while but when I eventually got off prescription I still kept getting small red spots all over my cheeks and annoying breakouts in other areas. (skin type: combo, oily t zone and nose) I started using this and broke out (but then discovered it was due to another product), but it took around a week and a half for me to see amazing improvements. Been using it for almost a month now and the result is great. Ofc, my skin isn’t suddenly completely clear, but I haven’t broken out since I started to use it. Also, it’s helping fade acne scars/hyperpigmentation. I use this in the evening, after cleansing and along with an Aknet reparatory treatment. (+ in the AM, the EUK, treatment again, and moisturiser).
    Will definitely repurchase!

  193. Naz

    This product is phenomenal at reducing acne scars, blackheads, acne, oil and sebum production alongside inflammation and redness! It helps with many skin concerns! But don’t use it as the same time with salicylic acid guys, they reduce each other’s affectivity.. alternate the nights 🙂

  194. WL

    There was a period of time when my face had small bumps and acne and I seriously believe it was this product together with a few NIOD products that saved my face.
    The only problem I experienced is that some dry white flakes can form when I applying, meaning that makeup doesn’t go on as well in the morning (this can be solved by moisturizing really well).
    If I skip using this product for a day or two, small bumps will start appearing.
    I stock up at least 2 bottles as backup since it is always sold out – that’s how much I love this product.

  195. Siobhanny

    I have struggled with my skin and this has been a godsend. My skin has got much clearer and I feel more confident now.
    I would highly recommend and it lasts for ages.

  196. Ariyo

    I’ve seen an improvement with my enlarged pores and my oily skin is less oily. However, it hasn’t helped much in reducing spots, pimples and blemishes but maybe Its because I’ve only been using it for 3-4 weeks.

  197. Dee

    I’ve been using ordinary products for well over a year now and this is a staple in my skin care routine – and it’s so cheap! My skin is clear and feels more moisturised. I wouldn’t have said it helps minimise pores…but I’ve never found a product to help with this so it could just be my stubborn skin!

  198. Nat

    I have had bad skin since I was about 10 years old, I’m now 27. Nothing has ever helped my spots. They never cleared, just left scars all over my face even though I didn’t pick at them. That is until I found this! I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and it has changed my skin! My skin is now clear most of the time. It has started to work on my old spot scars which are now less visible. My skin doesn’t get as oily and greasy throughout the day. My skin feels softer and smoother, and it looks brighter and healthier. I even left the house without make up on for the first time in 15 years!! I still have occasional spots but they clear up within a few days, rather than a few weeks, and they do not get as big or as painful. Could not recommend this enough!

  199. Alice

    Gobsmacked with this product especially for the price! I’ve never had spots or breakouts growing up my skin has always been mostly clear (I have combination skin – dry in winter but usually quite normal) but recently in my early 20’s hormonal breakouts (and under skin bumps) have hit me hard on my cheeks and some on my jaw and I was so disappointed (and panicking) when nothing would clear them. I added different toners/moisturisers to my skincare and nothing seemed to properly get rid of them. I literally stumbled upon this by accident and was really intrigued – so after watching some videos and reading reviews I thought I’d give it a go. I am AMAZED that after only 2 days my under skin bumps have completely gone and my complexion looks so radiant! I apply morning and night after cleansing & toning and before moisturiser and my skin looks and feels like it did when I was 18! Can’t fault it.

  200. Niki H

    I waited 2 months before leaving a comment just to have a clear picture of the results! This product is amazing!I’ve been suffering with hormonal acne the past 6 years! After trying almost every cream /gel with no results I heard about the ordinary! I’ve been using this product every night and morning for the past two months with no exemption and my skin is almost clean with few scars left! Nothing compared to before! Consistent routine is crucial but honestly this product is a life saver!

  201. Morgan

    I’ve struggled with blemishes, black heads and clogged pores as well as an oily t-zone, used this 2x a week for the past month and my face is smoooothhh and better in complexion!! This brand is my saving grace!

  202. F

    I have been suffering from slight acne marks on my cheek for a while now. I tried so many different things and none worked. I then purchased this and OMG I started seeing result after just 3 days. I apply the hyaluronic acid + B5 to my face then put the niacinimide after and finally a moisturiser. My acne marks are slowly fading and mysteriously skin is more soft and gloomy. One thing I disliked was the sticky texture but the result is amazing so Im still using it despite its texture.

  203. Naz

    This product not only smoothed out the skin by shrinking pores but it also fades dark spots, amazing.

  204. F

    Great product, makes my skin smooth and clear. It’s a must have!

  205. zane

    I really do believe that we each have unique skin and the way how it responds to products, but wow, has this thing changed my complexion totally. I used to get congested skin, little under skin bumps, that just did not go away unless professional took them out, but now I don’t even feel the need to go to my cosmetologist. Also, pimples were an often guest, but now I feel that I have finally found a product that ACTUALLY WORKS. And it’s so cheap. After all these years of using different products, I have finally found my holy grail. I put it on the skin after washing and toning it, and then apply moisturiser afterwards.
    Just ordered couple of more, since they tend to run out on this website quite fast. Thanks The Ordinary!!

  206. Sis

    I love it! I’ve been using if and mu skin loves it.

  207. Roudy

    In just 2 weeks, my skin is brighter, fewer pimples and glowing, a little bit dry but I use it twice a day so I will use it only once.

  208. Sarah

    I have combination/oily skin that’s very temperamental. This seemed like it would be great for me however it just wasn’t the case. I used for a couple weeks and it did make my skin less oily however it broke me out like mad. It’s almost a month since i stopped using it and my skin still hasn’t recovered. I got blackheads and big spots like I’ve never had before. At first i put it down to purging but after more research realised this shouldn’t really be making me purge. Think is one of those hit or miss things as it’s broken quite a few of my friends out as well! Shame it didn’t work for me as seemed like it would be great!

  209. Emily

    I cannot get over the difference this has made to my skin, I’ve suffered from adult acne for over 6 years now and this teamed with charcoal and tea tree soap has worked wonders! I have to use a stronger moisturiser with them now it’s winter but that’s fine

  210. Ash

    I’ve been using this product after cleansing my face for weeks now, it has smoothed out my skin a lot. My skin is usually dry-very sensitive. Also, have spots and marks on my face.
    Since using this product with other ones I purchase my skin has clear up beautifully. So I highly recommend this.

  211. layla

    A holy grail in my skincare routine for 6 months now and I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from acne and hyperpigmentation!

  212. Lucy

    Literally cannot get enough of the ordinary at the minute. This one was my latest purchase as I had used another brand to help my spots & it only made them worse! Switching back & I can’t fault this product, I use it every morning before my make up & it’s helped keep my blemishes away!

  213. Em123

    I have only been using this product for about a week or so but have immediately noticed a difference! It doesn’t control my acne very well however it helps them to go away just as quick. I have noticed that my pores along my nose have minimised and my skin is no where near as oily! I am excited to continue with this and see what happens!

  214. caroline

    Made my skin really spotty. Do not recommend at all.

  215. Nink

    This product is amazing. I love it.

  216. Petra

    It’s an okay serum before cream, but I didn’t notice it did much for me, it has a very sticky consistency which I don’t like that much..

  217. Lily Jean

    I have used over half of the bottle and have seen no significant difference in my skin. My nose has become less oily but I still get a lot of spots (mainly painful whiteheads) on my face and I still have scars from previous spots. I think this product is a win/lose situation, and I was on the losing side annoyingly. I wish this product had worked from me but sadly it didn’t. I obviously won’t be buying this again (unless I see a sudden good change in my skin).

  218. AMS

    I’ve struggled with congested pores and acne which scars and after using this product and the lactic acid as well from The Ordinary every night my pores are clearer, skin is more even and scars are shrinking and fading as well as acne being reduced. Amazing product and would recommend to anyone.

  219. Emlucy

    I was so excited for this product but after using a whole bottle and applying twice a day and it hasn’t done anything for my acne. In fact I’ve had more breakouts than usual. It must depend on your skin maybe? I have dry skin but I get hormonal acne, I get breakouts that happen when coming off my pill for the 7 day break which doesn’t really calm down and then I get a second wave when I start the pill again so I suffer from breakouts for a good 3/4 of the month. My acne is around my cheeks, jawline and neck. This stuff didn’t prevent breakouts and didn’t do a lot for active spots. I get a lot of those types that are painful and under the skin and can make big red blotches on my cheeks if irritated. Maybe it’s best for those smaller pimples that come straight to the surface? I find that the retinol in squalene is more beneficial for deeper penetration but I get paranoid that I’m more susceptible to sun damage so I was hoping this would be the product for me but it wasn’t

  220. Veronica

    initially I bought it with the intention of using it as a base for makeup, but for that purpose it was not good so I started using it if I saw some imperfections on my face like pimples or as a serum after dermaplanning. In this way it is fantastic considering the price it has, it is a great product: in a few days it makes pimples or small rashes under the skin disappear.

  221. Katy

    I’ve always struggled with oily, extremely sensitive skin and have a lot of hyperpigmentation on my face. This serum cleared my breakouts within a week or so. I can see that it is gradually helping to fade the pigmentation left on my skin, as a result of scarring. I cannot stress enough how amazing this product is – my skin is extremely sensitive. Prior to this the majority of products I had bought either broke me out, or totally dehydrated my skin. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

  222. Mae

    I have suffered from breakouts for about 6 months (forehead) and with the help of this and Salicylic Acid of TO, it really helped to cleat my skin. This has been my everyday product except when I use vit C.

  223. Deen

    I’ve been using it for two months and it helps to fight blemishes on my face. Overall, it has shown magical improvement in my pores as I have an oily skin. Definitely will continue to repurchase it. It works really well with Hyaluronic Acid.

  224. A.H

    This product is amazing for its affordable price! I’ve been using it for a month now and can definitely see changes in the oiliness of my skin. This has really helped reduce oiliness in my t-zone. I have combination skin so when applied to dry areas it does make the skin more dry, however for the t-zone it’s perfect. Sadly, I haven’t noticed changes to the size of my pores. Overall, I am really happy with it and I’ve even bought a second one!

  225. Z

    I have fairly oily skin, using this for just over 2 weeks (though not every day) and I’ve really noticed that I don’t feel oil buildup on my skin anymore. My skin feels really good (although I don’t like the product smell!) fresh and moist but not greasy at all, and I will def be buying this again when it eventually runs out.

  226. Francesca

    Let me start this review by saying that my skin is not terribly problematic. However with ageing, I have noticed visibly larger pores and I started getting tiny little bumps on my forehead and cheeks. This product is very gentle but very effective at addressing these issues. After a few uses, I have already noticed my pores being tighter and the texture of my skin improved. This is amazing. As for the application: the product does leave a film on the skin, so even though it was possible to apply makeup on top, I prefer using it at night. The smell is not awesome. However overall I think the product is fantastic given its effectiveness and how cheap it is.

  227. Hungarian girl

    I have oily skin and this product really helped controlling my oiliness, also it reduced my pores. I had bad acne way back then, but this item helped my scars, the texture of my skin. (I took acne medicine) Overall, I recommend this product more if you have oily/acne-prone skin. I have no clue how it works on dry or normal skin, I’m just talking about my experience!:)

  228. aoy

    Very good. I love it.

  229. Aleksandra

    After trying many products, I have to say this one is one of my favorites. It makes my skin super smooth and soft as well as helping with redness. I reordered in the 60ml size and it will continue to be a staple in my skincare routine. Would recommend

  230. nats

    Really has calmed my skin down and noticeable if I don’t use it. It is much less congested. It can be a little drying for me.

  231. Kaelynn

    I have very sensitive skin, and so many reviewers said this product is the answer. Well guess what, it doesn’t. It makes me red, acne, and itch my skin. So many people seems to like it, but as skincare goes everything is personal. I tried to dilute it with other moisturizers, but it’s still too harsh.

  232. Sophie

    I have been using many products all these years and none managed to do what this product did. I have oily skin and was still having breakouts from time to time. With this product my pores look smaller and the oiliness in my face is finally regulated. Definitely will be buying it again.

  233. A

    Love this! Made my pores look smaller and helps control my oily skin. I apply in the morning and evening before bed.

  234. Petra

    Oh man, I wish I would have ordered this much earlier than I actually did. For years I’ve been trying to clear up my skin with Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley and other really expensive brands, I have used 1000+$ on the products I kept buying throughout the years. I bought this around October and I first didn’t like it cause it just made me break out more, but I kept using it and it totally cleared up all my acne!!! I was so happy with it that I ordered one for my sister too, who is 14 and having hormonal acne as a teenager. Same reaction she was freaking out after seeing that first it made her skin just even worse but patience is key, after a month using it now, her skin also gotten so much better. I will 10000% recommend this product. And for this price point it is really worth purchasing.

  235. Veronika

    So cheap and made my face blemish free.
    I have an extremely oily skin, I’m already using this for like a month and it just did wonders to my face.

  236. Kremlyova

    After using this I’ve been suffering from acne for like 4 months. My dry skin is not prone to acne but is was a complete disaster! My forehead was fully covered with pimples and I couldn’t help it! Never ever recommend this to anyone!! Save your money! I really want not only to throw it away but to throw it in the face of those who created this product. My friend has different skin type and she has absolutely the same problem with this!

  237. Savannah

    I am so excited that this product is now available on CB in the larger size of 60ml. This product has majorly helped me with oiliness and congested pores. I use this every evening and I will be stocking up on the larger size ASAP. The price point makes this product so accessible and everyone needs to try it!

  238. Summer

    Perfect! All my pigmentation is clearly gone. I used it at night with the vitamin c in the morning.

  239. Brian

    Do not hesitate to buy these products! I have dry acne-prone skin and this with the HA serum and the 30% AHA red mask has cleared my skin. I never write reviews but I had to for this especially for the price and how clear my skin is. My skin is glowy and clear for the first time since before I was a teenager.

  240. anne

    Skin care is either a hit or a missed but this one is amazingly a hit to me. It stops my skin from being so oily and my pores look smaller, brilliant! it gives me confidence to go bare-faced glam and improves appearance of my skin significantly. My mom and the whole family has been using this now and our skin is being noticed whenever we get together with relatives 🙂

  241. Lucy

    I have suffered from acne for many years (combination/oily skin) and was beginning to lose home of clearing my skin before I went to uni. I purchased this product as a last hope, as it was inexpensive and had great reviews.
    I can say, though this did give a slight purge period, to begin with (draws the gunk out from underneath the skin), the end results are so worth it! This product has completely removed the many tiny lumps I had on my forehead and the pimples that would cover my face. I use this product both morning and night and shall continue to do so, such a great product and for £5 you can’t go wrong.
    The purging period (when it draws the gunk out from under your skin) lasted about a month on me – like I said my skin was BAD. But, I’m so glad I stuck with the product, don’t lose hope with the Niacinamide too early.

  242. Max_ine19

    My eldest daughter uses your products and they are one of very very few that helps her skin. She recommended it to her little sister (12yrs difference) and I am now ordering a second bottle as when it ran out her skin broke out in just a few days . Excellent product and super prices but the ingredients are still excellent.

  243. Violeta

    At first when you use this product you see a mild improvement in your skin. Maybe it is more moisturised or feels smoother or tighter. For me it was my spots calming down quicker than usual when I had a breakout. You will see real improvements after four or five weeks. Overall, the product is very good and not only helps you clear your acne – it moisturises and reduces fine lines too!

  244. Lucy

    just received mine recently and i’m so glad i purchased! Upon first application I could visibly see a difference in oiliness of my skin. Definitely decreased the appearance of any scarring and reduced redness. Cleared a lot of my fungal acne on my forehead so I will deffo be buying again!

  245. Pinky

    Been suffering from acne over a half or more decade this reduced 70% of acne and absolutely loving it and I repurchased one more product for my friend just amazing product ever! And got AHA BHA and moisturizer they are good tho :)))

  246. Kathleen

    This product is amazing!! Can literally feel your pores tightening. I’ve suffered from acne since I was a teenager and have tried so many acne products but nothing has compared to this serum. After a few weeks, I could see a big change in not only the texture of my skin but also the appearance of it. I’ve had no breakouts so far. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

  247. Ain

    A very good product with affordable price. Love it.

  248. Suhani

    I use it just on my T-zone before applying moisturiser to combat the oily sebum-producing areas. It works really well at balancing my T-zone to be less oily and shiny and I’ve noticed that if I go for a period of time not using it for several weeks I get a return of the small bumpy fungal acne spots on my forehead that I’ve always had for years and could never figure out how to get rid of!

  249. Jessie

    I had heard so much about this product for so long. During this whole quarantine I decided to buy myself some skincare. I used to have really patchy breakouts all over my face! I kid you not my skin began to clear up in three days after using this morning and night! My pores also appear smaller. And my skin has never gone back since. One size of this bottle lasted me a bit more than two months, two drops on the face, twice a day. Will be repurchasing when back in stock. Buy this!

  250. Diana

    If you are sceptical, with a little sensitive skin, acne prone, with little underskin bumps on your face and seemed to have tried everything dead this… I’ve heard a lot about this product and about niacinamide and zinc for acne individually but never tried it before. I’m only on my first bottle and I prefer to use it only for bedtime as my skin doesn’t absorb products easily so I cannot apply make up on top but I will be definitely ordering more! (bare in mind I have never ever left a review for anything before) of course every skin is different but I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and the difference this made to my skin and not only the spots and acne scars!?!?! My skin is so supple and glowing, I don’t have any underskin bumps anymore that is thanks to niacinamide and I am actually confident to wear no make up now. I have always worn full coverage foundation to cover the redness and blemishes but I believe in a little while I will be purchasing some light coverage bb cream (especially for summer). I have not been sponsored or anything I genuinely would recommend this product especially for the price! Just remember that niacinamide and zinc on their own are so beneficial to the skin so it’s worth trying! Another thing about this rather than acids from the ordinary… Because the sun is now coming out more than in the winter acids can irritate the skin when exposed to the sun even essential oils like tea tree can but this doesn’t leave any irritation!

  251. Hoody

    Did not do anything for me or my friend. If anything it makes my combination skin look oilier in two hours compared to other products.

  252. Aliya

    This product was absolutely amazing and made a really good impact on my skin. Would highly recommend it ☺️☺️

  253. Hol

    Incorporated this into my routine along with the AHA/BHA Peel and have never seen my skin so smooth! Really helped in healing and clearing my cystic acne and without further irritation of my skin

  254. MCD

    After starting this product, my skin cleared up – obviously can’t confirm if it was this product, as still on my first bottle….but I’m sticking with it. Especially at that price.

  255. Ann

    I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately it broke me out. Small spots began to appear everywhere all over my face. I only usually break out when I use products that contain oil.

  256. Vls1982

    This product is great for my spot prone skin. I’m sure that my acne is fading and the feel on the skin is nice although it is not at all moisturising. I use this after I wash my face thoroughly with sulfur soap and I haven’t had a breakout in months. One bottle lasts me 2-3 weeks using morning and night.

  257. Svetlana

    It’s said this product is good for oily skin, minimize pores. Never happened

  258. shani

    I’m not sure it really does anything to the skin but I really like it.

  259. It’s good!

    I’ve used this until I almost ran out of it and I have only just seen results, it really did shrink my pores and while it’s subtle, it’s there.
    I love it!

  260. Rosie

    I’ve only been using this for a week and I’ve already noticed a difference to my skin! I’ve had a lot of compliments recently on how good my skin looks and I’m really glad I’ve tried this product. It’s reduced my pores, my skins less oily and I’m getting fewer spots. Would never of thought such an affordable product would do all of that. For £5 I would definitely recommend trying this, it’s brill!

  261. Ashley

    I didn’t think this product did much at first but then I stopped using it and I noticed. I am a product junkie and don’t have issues with acne but get occasional break out but I noticed my skin is clearer, smoother and less oily, pores seem less visible when I use. I use it in conjunction with other serums and a moisturizer, for those that say it’s drying.

  262. Madhuri

    It’s the first product I’ve tried from this brand after all the good reviews all over the IG! This is my HG now. Totally love it & I’m using it daily.

  263. Danielle

    This serum is fab for my oily combo skin. I was using a vitamin C serum I loved the glow it gave me but it was causing me to have such bad blackheads. Niacinamide gives me the brightness , glow and clear skin but without clogging my pores! Only downside this serum is so popular it’s hard to get it in stock !

  264. Shan

    I only use once a day in the evening, but this product has made a massive difference of reducing spots already.

  265. Meg

    I have always suffered from oily skin and this has made a considerable difference! It helps heal blemishes and prevents further spots from emerging! I will definitely be buying 2 bottles next time.

  266. Heidi

    I have used this for over a month and my skin has made a drastic change in texture and oiliness. My skin looks totally different and so much better and clearer. I just love this stuff!

  267. Michelle

    Beautiful, light and wonderfully effective. I use it twice a day and it has really helped with my cystic acne too. Cannot recommend it enough and the superb price is a massive bonus.

  268. Dada

    I really wanted to try this product to save my acne. At the point of first using this product, I had normal acne and my face was quiet, ok, but I wanted to make it completely clear as I read in reviews. After the first night, I had a strange feeling on my face, but I didn’t break out from it. I tried some break to see if this can change but not. Same or even worse. I have sensitive skin and I can break out a little bit, but this was really horrible. I gave it to my mother with oily skin and was perfect.

  269. Libby

    I have hormonal adult acne and I have tried everything from products that break the bank to cheap solutions, and I will honestly never go back to anything else. Ultimately, if you’re going to break out because it’s that point in your cycle, you’ll break out, those with this problem will understand it’s a given, but my goodness does it help! My skin is almost always clear now, and when it is that time, my spots are reduced tenfold in size, soreness, redness etc. It works as a preventative as well as a treatment. I have been buying this on repeat for a while now and it continues to make my skin normal! Less oil, less spots, I glow with confidence now. It works perfectly under any moisturiser and foundation application is flawless. I would also highly recommend the lactic acid as they work wonderfully together. I implore anyone with hormonal acne to give this a go, you will not regret it. Plus, even if it’s not for you, you’ve spent a mere £5 on it!!

  270. Alena

    Honestly, this product changed my life! I’ve been using this for 3 weeks, but I began to see the difference much earlier. I had no days without pimples on my face before, but now my skin is clear almost all the time (and that’s already a miracle for me because I used to blame my nutrition and so on). It reduced my pores as well and made my skin less oily (which was my other pain). I STRONGLY recommend this product if you have the same problems as mine. So happy I decided to order this serum, definitely gonna do it again.
    Девочки, сыворотка – огонь! У меня очень жирнилась Т-зона, а парочка прыщей были вечными спутниками. Я уж и не надеялась от них избавиться, т.к. думала, что дело не в уходе за кожей. Очень советую, если имеете такие же проблемы. Обязательно закажу еще.

  271. anastasia

    I had red signs of acne for years. This product, along with Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and Lactic Acid 10% + HA was the holy grail for my face. I’ve bought it again and again and again.

  272. Maddy

    It has reduced acne scars and blemishes in just one week. The glow is amazing.

  273. Марина

    Очень классная сыворотка, разглаживает кожу, стирает морщинки! Всем советую. Буду покупать постоянно.
    Very cool serum, smooths the skin, erases wrinkles! I advise everyone. I will buy constantly.

  274. Sharner

    I have been using this product for over 2 months now and I have seen no difference whatsoever. I have sensitive, acne- prone skin and I continue to see no difference whilst using this product… would not recommend.

  275. Sally

    I have been struggling with cystic acne after coming off the contraceptive pill. I have tried a number of products and I feel like this is the only one that shows immediate results.
    My skincare regime is as follows:
    Cetaphil to remove make up; Bioderma foam cleanser and Dermologica skin scrub. I then use an acid – either from The ordinary or Sunday’s Rileys U.F.O. I started using Niacinamide along with The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid and have noticed an immediate improvement.
    I have probably been using it too much as the skin around my spots is a bit dry so I will ease off for a bit but I am so pleased!

  276. gp2305

    The day I started using this serum is a day that I will forever remember. No joke.
    I have been suffering with acne since I was 22 (am 29 in May) and NOTHING I mean NOTHING got rid of my acne until I found this bad boy just before Christmas 2019.
    June and July of 2019 were awful – I went for regular hydra facials by recommendation of a very well know skin clinic. The facials didn’t agree with my skin at all and I was left with extremely painful and sore cysts on my face – no doubt the worst my skin had ever been.
    Fast forward to Christmas when I started using The Ordinary Lactic Acid, Niacinamide + Zinc + Hyaluronic Acid. These have been my holy trinity. Fast forward nearly five months and all that’s left is slight scarring. Not one bit of acne in sight and I feel Niacinamide had a HUGE part in it. My pores are no longer clogged – they’re barely even visible compared to before! This has been my saviour and i never want to be without it!

  277. Serene

    Used it for just a little over 20 days…..could see results right from the 1st week of usage…has brightened my skin a lot

  278. rutuja

    It is as good as normal hydrating serum does nothing for acne, pores or acne marks. It feels sticky but absorbs quickly. Not purchasing it again.

  279. Redu

    I was really excited about this product after seeing all the reviews, but unfortunately it did nothing for my acne or scarring, I actually think it made my acne worse ( I have black skin for reference) I have gone through an entire bottle and have seen no change in my skin. I will say though that it does give your skin a dewy look, but that’s all it did for me.

  280. Francesca

    Noticeable improvements after only a week – and no further breakouts.

  281. rixie

    I just didn’t like it. It didn’t do anything for my skin. I just don’t understand why its so high rated. I love ordinary products but this one did nothing for me.

  282. Pavli

    The best serum I have ever had.

  283. Dani

    I have oily and sensitive skin and whenever I have used anything other than Simple soap on my skin I break out. I thought the same might happen when I used this but because of the great price I thought it would be worth trying anyway, and it had been recommended by a few friends. Two weeks after starting using this day and night my skin is SO much less oily and my pores have visibly reduced loads! My skin has also cleared up massively and feels so so soft, I can honestly say I have never had my skin feel so soft. I would definitely recommend trying this product

  284. Ana

    While I had some expectations buying this, I understand everyone’s skin is different so I wasn’t expecting anything groundbreaking. I totally did not think it would have almost absolute oil control after the first application. There was no oil at all. The next day, against my better judgment, I left it on for over 24 hours, still no oil. I’ve never had ANY product do this in 33 years of my existence. They all claim to reduce sebum production but in a few hours, you can see the shine. I am so completely blown away. Having said that, it is itchy but I do have sensitive skin but there was no redness that usually accompanies itchiness. Plus it is prone to pilling. Pleasantly surprised does not begin to cover it!

  285. Nerea

    In only 2 days I already see a lot of improvement on my skin! I have large pores that now are waaay smaller, and my skin is super smooth and clear. my acne is improving as well. 6/5 stars.

  286. Zuzka

    Wonderful product, does everything it says. After using it for just 1 week, I´ve seen visible changes on my skin. Pores were minimalized, skin looks more healthy and there´s no redness.

  287. Lulu

    Oh wow! I love The Ordinary! So happy I found this. Doing wonders for my skin!

  288. Aarthi

    I have never had any luck with the Ordinary range even though my bestie raves about them. The Niacinamide was no exception. I also did see a video from Susan Yara that said Ordinary’s formulation was different and should not be used with Vitamin C. Yikes!

  289. Ema

    It’s really good for making pores look smaller and helps a lot with sebum production.

  290. Lucinka

    I love this product! I use it as a base for my makeup everyday and it really helps keep spots and blemishes away.

  291. Loredana

    This product changde my skin. It’s amazing

  292. Erin

    This is a staple in my skincare routine, I can not go a day without applying this! It hasn’t stopped any breakouts but it has helped unclog congested pores, even out my skin tone and reduce the appearance of previous scarring! Some of the scars from blemishes has almost completely disappeared! I would highly recommend.

  293. Lilja

    When I first got this serum I saw my skin clearing up but all of the sudden I was breaking out again. Turns out if you put to much of blemish treatments on your face it can sometimes cause breakouts. I usually used about 7-10 drops but now I use 2-3 and my skin cleared up super quickly.

  294. MissB

    I bought this because of the great reviews on various sites, unfortunately, this did not work for me, it caused cystic spots that I do not usually get, my skin was bumpy instead of its usual smoothness, and it darkened my skin and made it look dull. I bought this to speed up the fading of a few dark marks left from hormonal spots on my jaw, maybe I should have just put it on those few spots instead of all over my face, I used nearly a whole bottle thinking it was just purging but since my skin was reacting badly I thought it best to stop using it so ended up throwing 3 new bottles in the bin. Good news is within a day of stopping my smooth bright skin returned, and no new zits in sight. I am medium brown-skinned so maybe it just did not work for my skin type but it may work for you.

  295. Mariam

    I like it, my face is oily but after using this serum for 2 weeks I feel acne is disappeared but it’s not useful for black spot or blackheads. I am very happy when I put make up now my skin is much better than before

  296. Mahnaz

    Oh wow!! I love The Ordinary, they’re amazing! So happy I found this. My skin looks perfect.

  297. M

    Broke me out terribly, I should have been more careful. My skin cannot stand xantham gum.

  298. Sally

    This product really helped my skin, and it didn’t react at all which is unusual with new products! Definitely recommend, please try this!

  299. FATIMA

    I have oily skin and I am amazed by this product it controls the oil production up to 80% plus it minimizes the appearance of my pores recommended 100%

  300. Yara

    When I used it first it was ok I saw modest results with oiliness but when I introduced acids into my skin [the ordinary glycolic acid toner & their other peeling acid. NOT simultaneously of course!!] my skin was very irritated so I had so stop everything & I only used their hyaluronic acid & natural moisturizing factor + HA
    PS. I used bioderma aquafluid spf 50 [very important to wear sunscreen when using acids]

  301. Aika

    I’m a big fan of the Ordinary brand and love some of their products. As I have oily skin and enlarged pores, and also because I’ve read and heard (youtube) so much of superlative-ness about Niacinamide, this was worth trying. Contrary to everything I learned that it is one of the most gentlest yet effective active ingredients, this serum causes irritation for me. Not sure if it’s zinc or some other ingredient. Although I did use other zinc-containing products before, and they never game me troubles. I really wanted this to work, especially for my pores, but alas, it did not prove to be as good as other Ordinary products. for me, anyway.

  302. Tenn

    Soooo disappointed. This did nothing to benefit my skin. All this does is give me large spots which I have never had before. Ruined all the progress I had been making. Wish I bought from the Ordinary website so the 365-day return policy would be honored.

  303. Sani

    Great product, makes my skin smooth and clear.

  304. Angua460

    I’m 37 and have always had greasy skin with frequent breakouts, blackheads and lumpy spots under the skin. My skincare regime now involves a salicylic acid face wash and Neutrogena cleanser, then The Ordinary Niacinamide and a Hyaluronic acid moisturiser (daytime), and on alternate nights I use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid cleanser, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid serum and a moisturiser, or The Ordinary retinol. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid for breakouts. My skin is absolutely transformed. I almost never feel the need to hide under foundation anymore. I still have acne scars but they are definitely fading. My skin is much less oily and the lumps under the skin are gone. Breakouts are rare and clear up quickly with the Salicylic Acid. I can’t believe how good and how cheap The Ordinary is!

  305. おもも

    “I bought it on another site, but I happened to have one in stock, so I bought it here.
    There are severe acne marks on the cheeks, and there is still redness and redness, but using this will help.
    The only downside is that it’s always sold out…Since the remaining amount is very small, I am worried that the acne will come back again. Anyway, this product is the best. No objection.”

  306. Aya

    So much love for this baby. It do really help me to clear my acne-prone skin plus it’s affordable 🙂

  307. Saku

    I have an acne prone skin with large pores and this product definitely cleared my complexion. Totally worth the hype!

  308. Sanjana

    Made literally zero difference to my skin. I used this product a little over a year ago, when my skin was much worse with VERY uneven skin tone and many large spots, and went through this whole bottle with no difference. However, the price is low enough that you might as well give it a go because it seems to have worked amazingly for some people.

  309. rina

    Love this Niacinamide, use it every night, feel my skin looks perfect and more healthy.

  310. Rada

    I have been using this for several months now. It sinks right into the skin so you do not feel it at all. I barely get any pimples now. Amazing!

  311. Liliana

    So good for my skin,clears up, gives mat finish,keeps the pimples away ,stays perfect after my moisturize cream ,it keeps my oily face not shinning but glowing ..i deferentially recommend!!

  312. Em

    I suffer with what I think is fungal acne or comedonal acne and when I buy new products for my skin one of my biggest fears is that it aggravates the bumps and makes them more stubborn. I checked the ingredients of this product on a website called “Sezia” and it contains 0 ingredients that promote the growth of the fungus on my skin. I’ve been using this product every morning and night for 2 weeks and I definitely notice a change in the appearance of my skin. It has evened out my skin tone and make it look a lot less dull and most importantly my skin is getting more smooth:)

  313. Joanna

    I cannot gush enough about this product. I moved to England 2 years ago and the hard water wreaked havoc on my skin. I broke out all over my face and had painful cystic acne on my neck. It got so bad I wouldn’t leave the house without a scarf on. After using this product for less than 2 weeks, all my cystic acne was gone. 2 months later, its the first time I’ve had completely clear skin since in years.

  314. Yasmine

    My skin is usually clear but I used something and it broke me out with spots all over. I used this serum on my skin every night for a few days and all the spots went. I love this, and highly recommend it!!

  315. Johana

    I have been suffering from acne (mainly hormonal) throughout my twenties. My usual products only did so much and I was still unhappy with my skin and I did not really enjoy going barefaced to the beach etc. This product was a game changer for me. Shame it is out of stock so often though!

  316. nice

    Works perfectly

  317. Lieselot

    Gel like serum that really helped my sebum control and dark acne spots. A little does a lot, when I started to use this I used to much which made my skin sticky and clogged my pores. Now I use a little with a drop of Hyaluronic acid, massage it in my face and make sure it is completly taken in to my skin.
    After 3 weeks I saw a big difference in my skin tone and texture. My oil production was regulated after the third use!
    For this price? Love it!

  318. Kaylynne

    I got this product as recommended by Skincare by Hyram. It felt nice and soothing when I applied it to my face. The one thing I don’t like about this product is how sticky it is once applied to the face. I love the product but its just a bit sticky for me.

  319. Neha

    It makes my skin breakout badly, and did nothing good for my skin as it claims to do. It also stings for a long time after application. I have oily skin but it did not suit me at all.

  320. Mic

    This product has really helped calm down my skin and give it a lovely smooth texture. I have combination skin (very oily T-zone and super dry everywhere else) but this product manages to control the excess oil without making my cheeks feel tight or dry. It doesn’t break me out, calms down existing acne and I noticed a definite difference even within a week of using. Also it’s £5 which is incredible!

  321. Maya

    Very disappointed. My skin didn’t have a lot of problems, a small zit here and there and I bought this to help with that and to reduce the appearance of the large pores on my nose – it only made my skin worse and now I have whiteheads in places I’ve never experienced before (I’m aware of purging and used this for more than a month). The bottle also has a problem with the closure and never closes all the way so I cannot travel with it.

  322. Nuj

    I really like this product, I have to say it’s reduced my spots and appearance of acne scarring, I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now morning and night. However i noticed after using this product it flares up redness near my eye/cheek area and underneath looks like small spots but scaring . It goes after a few days when I stop using the product. It may just mean I have sensitive skin and sensitive to particular chemicals.. otherwise I would say, try for yourself! I think it’s great otherwise. I now use once a week instead.

  323. A.A.

    This product has really helped to get rid of my skin congestion and my skin has improved drastically since using this product. I am currently waiting on my second order! It’s also great to use under make-up.

  324. Maham

    On my second bottle! love how it works, I had few bumps on my cheek and they are gone. I use it everyday both in AM & PM. It also minimizes the pores. Overall great for skin!!!!

  325. Rauqia Zia

    I just got this in the parcel and washed my face put some on and added my moisturiser and instantly my face looks brightened, I have darkness around my mouth and somehow this had gone and I can take normal pictures without this showing and without makeup on
    No joke I was scared to use this, but I’m happy I spent my money on this is. If you have oily skin, dry skin or blemished hyperpigmentation you need this

  326. aishah

    I always have hormonal acne but not anymore after this magical serum. No more blemishes.

  327. Alena

    I don’t know what exactly it does but I feel like my skin is better with it than without. Definitely 5 out of 5 for me

  328. Susan

    I’m 13 years old and this product is absolutely amazing. I noticed results after as little as a 1 or 2 weeks after using this product along side of the Cerave moisturising cream. My skin looked more hydrated and less dry and flaky and reduced any inflammation on my face. After using it for nearly two months now it’s literally got rid of my textured skin or fungal acne on my forehead area and my face has literally never looked so good I would definitely recommend for people with dry skin along with the cerave moisturising cream but I’m pretty sure it’s for all skin types xxx

  329. Rhiannon

    I have combination skin – areas like my chin are prone to blackheads around the time of the month; otherwise generally clear just a little dull and uneven texture. This really helps! I use this every morning and the salicylic acid for spot on treatments plus the oil.

  330. Zhspence

    I had acne when I was a teen quite bad and still get a few now and then at the age of 26. This serum controls oil without drying your face out and really does clear the skin over time.
    I use niacinamide and azelaic acid in the am and pm I use niacinamide and granactive retinoid 2%. Since using the ordinary my skin has changed so much and for the better. I’ll never use any other skin care again! I’ve used so many brands too, high-end brands that don’t deliver and this works the best.

  331. Msrci

    Been using for two years and 100% notice the difference to when I do not use over a certain amount of time.

  332. cjm24

    Maybe because I don’t have particularly problematic skin, I bought it for hyper pigmentation and haven’t noticed any big difference so far…it’s only been 3 weeks but so far nothing to write home about.

  333. Misaal

    I have tried multiple different products in the past, however, they have mostly led to my skin breaking out. This product is probably the best thing that has happened to me in quarantine. Although it is sticky on the skin, for the price and results you get, that doesn’t bother me one bit. When using this product in the morning and night before my moisturiser, I saw visible results in just one day! This is amazing and for the price is just amazing.

  334. Lila

    So far it seems to be a really good product and well worth the money.

  335. Catty

    This product is so good if you have acne prone skin. It’s not remotely harsh or drying but just makes skin look brighter, less red and angry and generally better. It absorbs instantly and for the price it’s incredible! I believe it may also have anti-ageing properties but I use it primarily for acne and I highly recommend it.

  336. Poorvi

    This product really helped me in regulating my sebum level… I have combination skin and this works wonders on my skin!

  337. Mila

    It definitely works! In three weeks of using it, my pores became smaller and I have less black heads all over the face. Skin feels tighter and more plump. What it didn’t perform to do is to clear my acne, but I actually hadn’t had high hopes in this regard from the beginning. I know what works my acne and i’m starting to use Retinoids for that. Overall, i’m Happy with the purchase and have already ordered the next bottle. BTW, it will last you for about a month or so, maybe 5-6 week, if you only use it once a day.

  338. Liz

    The good thing I experienced with this product is that it controls oils, good yo use under makeup. It’s doesn’t help in my acne at all.

  339. Andreea

    Initially I was slightly apprehensive before using this product as I was aware that it can cause irritation, especially for a sensitive skin. Luckily, it turned out to really help repair and calm my irritated, dry, flaky skin. I have been using it for about 6 weeks now on a daily basis (AM) and it delivers beautiful results. Would have to say that the texture feels slightly sticky when applied but with such a great product formulation that can be overlooked.

  340. Liv

    Do not hesitate to buy these products! I have dry acne prone skin and this with the HA serum and the 30% AHA red mask has cleared my skin. I never write reviews but I had to for this especially for the price and how clear my skin is. My skin is glowy and clear for the first time since before I was a teenager.

  341. Stella

    I used this product for three months and my skin was kept clear without drying out. A truly fantastic product for a great price.

  342. Valeria

    This product really does the work. Helps not only to reduce acne but also post-acne. My skin would not tolerate any aggressive components so this product is my saviour. Repurchased twice.

  343. Syaz Lau

    When I started using this serum I’m having a hormonal breakout in few places on my face.
    After a week of using it, it definitely makes my skin clearer. I’m not quite sure the effects on my pores tho.
    Will monitor the progress later on.

  344. ItsAyla

    This is my little helper for pimples and blackheads. It helped me to improve my skin. 5 stars for this great product!

  345. Frida

    Amazing improvement to my skin texture, and virtually no pimples at all. Unbelievable as I struggled with acne well into my twenties, while undergoing hormonal treatments. I just love it!

  346. konb

    I have been using the niacinamide and zinc, aha BHA peeling solution, and the buffet for the past 3 weeks. I have noticed a great improvement in my skin. I tend to have breakouts during stressful periods as well as uneven skin texture. After I started this routine my skin has improved incredibly, it has started clearing up and is feeling very very soft. I was a bit skeptical about the reviews and wondering whether this is gonna work for me too, but it really does.

  347. Afrin

    MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE! It has helped clear my acne and scars. I apply it every night and have clearly noticed a huge difference. It is not sticky. Love it.

  348. Anna

    Breaks me out like crazy. I used it religiously believing the hype. Did nothing for me except making my acne worse. I have dry and sensitive skin. Maybe it was the combination I do.
    I use the cleanser (amazing) then the toner then this serum and the azelaic acid cream after. (Everything from the ordinary)

  349. Ana

    The best product for pores and oily skin. I recommend using this to everyone with same problems.

  350. Dom

    Let me just start by saying that I’ve been struggling with acne for 10 years now. I tried strong medication twice and I’m about to go on my third dose because it’s so stubborn. BUT I have NEVER been able to find a product to help control my breakouts until now!! This is such an amazing product and I can finally say (with tears in my eyes) that I found something that works. I use this in conjunction with the 10% Lactic Acid and any pimples that come up are gone the next morning! Thank you for providing such an affordable and AMAZING product! I love Cult Beauty xx

  351. Sergei

    This is favourite product for the rest of my life.

  352. Mugdha

    It gets a little soapy when rubbed on the face, haven’t noticed any major changes as of now but the skin feels smooth and pampered.

  353. Noor

    I used to have terrible hormonal acne on my cheeks, adding this to my routine has helped clear my skin, I only get a few blemishes every now and then unlike before. It actually worked in soothing a breakout from the first time I applied it. Would recommend it to anyone with combination skin and cystic acne.

  354. Libby

    I brought this about a month ago and this has made such a big different to my skin! Before it was sooo dry, congested, red and had bad scarring from spots. Now all of that has improved so much I can’t believe it! I’ve not even had any spots since using this. Do not hesitate to buy it, I think it would suit anyone! 🙂

  355. GG

    Have not been without a bottle for the past three years (always have a backup ready)! Totally worth the purchase if you have oily/blemish-prone skin. Does not peel when you add moisturiser and makeup after – as with any other product, you just have to give it a few minutes to absorb into your skin before layering then you’re good to go!

  356. Nika

    I used to have combination skin with a t-zone so oily I started getting shiny about ten minutes after powdering my face. Since my skin is also dehydrated, I couldn’t bake or use matte foundations or primers to combat this because anything matte accentuates the dry patches instantly. The first time around, I used this product wrong. I would use an AHA or BHA toner, a serum, stack this on top and finish off with a highly concentrated retinal cream, which was way too harsh. My skin was irritated and falling off like I just had a chemical peel. I gave it another try and now use this almost every night after a toner without active ingredients and put a hydrating cream on top. My pimples are not yet all gone since they are mostly hormonal, but my pores appear so much smaller, I get less oily so my foundation lasts the entire day, the pigmentation from old pimples has started to fade and the new ones are far less inflamed and painful, even if I pick them. I’ve left my products with other active ingredients for the mornings and for nights when I don’t use this, and my skin hasn’t been happier in years!

  357. BeckyD

    This was recommended to me when I had a deep moisturising facial to rid my skin of the bacteria which causes spots and blackheads. I have combination skin (dry on my tzone and chin but can turn greasy easily) and my skin has been practically clear for 5 months since using this! My spots have reduced significantly and my skin feels much smoother to the touch. Definitely recommend! It sells out quick so at £5 a bottle I’ve purchased a few. I use 1 squirt for my entire face.

  358. Maria

    Working, and relation price-quality is so good! I like it!

  359. érika

    I’ve had a severe case of acne and oily skin after stopping birth control and was afraid to use any new products.
    This one, though, does wonders for my pores and overall skin health! Silky smooth skin, for sure! Don’t be afraid to use it, the texture is amazing and is not heavy, there are no irritating fragrances and the effect is wonderful.

  360. Isabelle

    I was so excited to try this out as I thought it was a dupe for the Super Pure, and I’ve gone through 2 bottles and bought another 3 a couple of weeks ago. I really thought it was working, then for about a month into the third bottle my skin started freaking out a bit, a couple spots here and there and they would go away and come back. I got desperate and reordered the Super Pure instead and my skin is back under control. I wouldn’t say this is a dupe at all as it did nothing to reduce redness or any spots, but maybe if you just have mild spots/redness it might work. It’s annoying because it would’ve been perfect, but I guess you get what you pay for in this case!

  361. Linda

    My skin texture has improved (using along with a BHA) and my pores have shrunk a lot! I have barely any pimples anymore but it hasn’t helped greatly with congested pores. In saying that, I am on my second bottle and just repurchased my third!

  362. Ella

    I was so excited to try this product as I suffer badly with breakouts and textural irregularities. However, this made me breakout so badly – even in places i’d never broken out before! It also worsened my skin texture. All of this took ages to go away – my skin wasn’t back to normal again for a month. I think this product is great for some people but I would recommend doing a patch test like The Ordinary says as not every product will work for all skin types.

  363. Ana

    I said bye to acne the day I started using it.

  364. Casey

    Love this product, lasts ages and is so cheap! By far the best over more expensive products I have used! I use this everyday and The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% twice a week and my skin is clearer than it ever has been. I believe this has reduced my pores and I don’t seem to suffer from dry skin since using these products.

  365. Sam

    I’m not one to leave reviews but this product (along with the hyaluronic acid) has transformed my skin. I suffered from bad spots as a teenager and my skin ever since has been very oily, shiny and I also suffer from large pores. I’ve been using this product for just over a week and I can see a huge difference already. I’ve spent so much money on various products that all promised smaller pores and perfect skin and have always been left disappointed – but these The Ordinary products are a real game-changer for me. Such a bargain too! If you are hesitating over whether or not you should try, please do.

  366. iheartparkdale

    Uneven skin tone – check
    Enlarged pores – check
    Sebum control – check
    Skin tags – check
    The list kinda goes on. This is THE skincare ingredient of the year. Prior to this, I have never used any antioxidants nor sunscreen nor any anti-ageing products. A serum? Oh, you mean that super expensive crap which comes in teeny tiny bottles? Since I started to buy The Ordinary, I haven’t looked back. I now incorporate a few extra steps into my routine due to the proliferation of K-Beauty gazillion step skincare routine. I literally just started toning.
    Anyway, the product has a lightweight water-like serum feel (only slightly viscous). I use this AM & PM: W/ Lactic Acid 10% (great skin exfoliant) + EUK 134 + hyaluronic acid. Then I end my routine Cellina Intensive Whitening Lotion (Whiten = Brighten). I do notice a reduction in oil production and The Ordinary’s Niacinamide serum calms my skin down especially when I get little bumps of rosacea all over my face after an especially stressful week. If you don’t have it, what are you doing? If you can’t get any more of it, find a hack.

  367. Bobs

    This is one of the best products I’ve ever used! I have mixed race skin that gets really oily as the day goes by, but this really helps to balance it and it’s noticeably less oily.

  368. Raveena

    I have been using this for a few weeks and my skin has improved SO much! I noticed within a few days. I was suffering with bad skin this year and started getting breakouts out of now where after years of having clear skin. It was getting to the point where I had tried so many things, but the breakouts kept happening, and it was really upsetting me. I have naturally oily and sensitive skin. I brought this product and the Glycolic acid, and OMG my skin is on the way to becoming completely clear. The breakouts have stopped and I am just left with a few dark marks. Which are fading fast with these products!

  369. Christine

    If I’m feeling lazy, or running out of time in the morning this is the one product I never skip. Withhout it, I get oily very fast, and that always leads to a lots of spots. Which is a bad look! Other products work better in the long term for me, but Niacimide is what dictates my look for today or tomorrow. Couldn’t live withhout it.

  370. Dush

    Very good product. It helps to glow my skin. Really luv it

  371. Abbie

    I was immediately drawn to this product, the description and the reviews seemed too good to be true. And for me, they were. I am one of the people who unfortunately don’t get along with Niacinamide as it breaks me out, irritates my skin and causes issues with my skin texture.
    That being said, the price is decent so I don’t feel as though I wasted much money. Just make sure to patch test!

  372. N

    So I’ve been using this for a few weeks now; initially I used it daily as suggested but I found dry patches of skin developing. Since then I used it only on the problem area (around my nose) a few times a week and I can’t see any visible difference. Pores are still the same. I really wanted this to work as it’s such an affordable product but sadly I’m going to move onto something else.

  373. Mimi

    I have been using it in the evenings for the past two days, and remarkably I noticed a dramatic difference in my complexion from the first day.
    My skin has always been very oily – to the point I had resigned myself to a shiny face fate – however, this product has dramatically ‘mattified’ it after one use. Highly recommend it.

  374. She

    Not particularly a fan of the brand, as I’m just never keen whenever I try out a new product from TO. This was the same – I experienced lots of piling using this product, so opted for Paula’s Choice booster instead.

  375. Mrs O

    I have struggled all my life with congestion prone skin: my nose, cheeks and chin get so oily. This has helped with slowing down sebum production in my oily parts and balancing out my skin. My nose and cheeks are smoother than I’ve ever seen them because my pores aren’t congested anymore. Very glad I bought this. I use a few drops twice a day and let it sink in before moisturiser. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for the win.

  376. IP

    Ah, this is amazing for my oily acne-prone skin. It has literally changed my skin. My skin is so much easier to manage after using this. I literally notice when I miss one dose. My skin is so much less oily but not dried out. It’s also radiant. I will repurchase again and again.

  377. 美祥

    very good

  378. Peri-17

    This is the first time i’m reviewing an item ever in my life.
    I’ve had really bad hormonal acne which started 3 years ago. I’ve used many expensive and in-expensive products over the past 3 years and NOTHING worked.
    I started using this product and the AHA peel as a last resort in Feb 2020 within a few acne started clearing up and now 3 months later I have the occasional spot but my skin is glowing and my acne scars are fading. I’ll forever be using this product.

  379. Ruth99

    It’s hard yet to say how well it works after only using it for a couple weeks, but the formula is really silky and applies nicely. If it continues to work well and for only £5 then I’ll definitely repurchase.

  380. Rach

    I use this but only on my forehead – it really controls the oily skin I have there and as I have a fringe it really stops my fringe look greasy. I’m not keen on the texture so don’t use it on the rest of my face which doesnt need as much oil control.

  381. Reem

    I bought this product bc of its raving reviews (like every other “magical” product I’ve ever bought). It did absolutely nothing for my acne, acne scars and pores!

  382. Taz

    I was very excited about receiving this product. I used it just before going to bed as a moisturiser as well as adding my normal moisturiser as the instructions had told me to do so. However, I woke up with red bumps on my face. I thought maybe it just needs a bit of time to get used to my skin but that didn’t happen. I tried for another two weeks and the product does not do what it is supposed to do. It says that it is supposed to be for oily skin but throughout the day my skin has became more oily than ever. This may just be the case with my skin as not everyone is the same but just as a precaution I wanted to share this.

  383. Millie

    The one product I will always order before I run out to make sure I have some to hand. The effect on reducing oil production and therefore blockages, bumps, and spots on the skin has made my skin so much healthier and makeup look better for longer. There’s not much to say but that nothing beats this product for pure and effective niacinamide.

  384. Jules

    I have been using this product for over 2 years and it has really made a difference in my skin tone and texture. It’s one of those products that acts over time so while you won’t notice the effects straight away, with time my pores have become smaller, my skin no longer gets oily and shiny during the day and my skin tone is more unified. Every time I have stopped using this for more than 1 week, I’ve noticed how my skin worsened so it’s obvious that the above-mentioned improvements are largely attributable to this serum.

  385. Anna

    It made my skin worse than it was, my skin always got better after I stopped using it.. the price is very nice so it’s worth a try, and it has a nice feeling on your skin but it doesn’t helped for me

  386. Evie

    I have only been using this product for a week or two, but already my skin feels amazing! It feels softer, and my skin is also a lot more glowy. I haven’t had any breakouts since I have been using it, and I usually have one once or twice a week. You get a lot for your money, would defo recommend:)
    I never review things, so this product is amazing!

  387. Ains

    I’m on to my second bottle of this product now and I can say it actually does what it says! I never do reviews on products but I feel I have to for this product because it’s one of the few things that has helped my congested skin. I don’t necessarily have acne but my chin area gets really congested along with my t zone being really oily and I tend to wake up with a new whitehead spot every other day around my chin and mouth area. However, since using this oil/serum every morning and night after cleansing, my skin is so much clearer and my face is less oily during the day. I have noticed a massive difference in my skin overall and would definitely try this if you have oily skin and prone to congested skin and spots like myself! We will definitely be purchasing this for the 3rd time once this bottle runs out.

  388. Issy

    This is probably my first review ever? I’m a teenager and have sensitive combination skin, and there’s nothing worse than feeling your face in the day to find it’s very oily. However, whenever I use this serum, it never gets oily during the day. It’s incredible! I’ve had less breakouts recently too. Usually, things irritate my skin but I don’t have any irritation whatsoever!
    I wear it once a day, either at night or in the morning. I really recommend it, and for this price, it’s definitely worth trying it to see if it works for your skin too.

  389. Khanoon

    It’s very good

  390. Doola

    My acne marks have almost all cleared up from using this I wish I started using sooner! It is getting rid of a lot of my hyperpigmentation from breakouts

  391. Kiara

    Being a brown girl, I do have a lot of pigmentation. I do follow a skincare routine incorporating products from this brand. Loved the Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic acid etc from this brand. But Im not sure about the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I didn’t feel that it did anything for my skin while I was using it. Maybe it might work for your skin.

  392. Chloe

    Highly recommend. I’m on my first bottle and I will be repurchasing! It’s so affordable and works wonders on my skin. I have always had large pores and an uneven skin tone and I can really tell the difference after just a week of using it. For the price, you really can’t go wrong!

  393. Jenna

    I have struggled with blemished prone skin my whole life and spent tons trying to find something that works. Finally, I have found something amazing. And the price is a bonus.

  394. Gayathri

    This product is amazing. It reduces my breakouts so much and I can see my skin is clearing out and the scars are slowly fading.

  395. Shanz

    It’s an amazing product, lightweight and doesn’t feel super sticky when applying.

  396. NANCY

    I really felt the need to review this one as it has completely changed my skin.

  397. Wonu – CB Staff

    I have been using this serum for years now, I’ve honestly lost count. And I can say that it has never left my skincare draw. I use it almost every night and my skin looks amazing (if I do say so myself). Having used acne treatment, one of the side effects was enlarged pores and this serum has really helped minimised the appearance of them.
    Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their skin texture!

  398. Zee

    If you have oily skin and you get whiteheads on your forehead, nose, sometimes on cheeks just use this because you’ll never find anything like it.

  399. Rachel

    My skin type is oily with redness and big pores and this product has worked wonders! I’ve been using this for just over a month and my pores are smaller and skin is less red – it goes on smoothly and then dries really quickly so dries up excess oil. I use it after cleanse and tone, before my SPF moisturiser in the daytime. I would highly recommend to anyone with a similar skin type.

  400. Brendah

    This product has helped with lightening the pigmentation and dullness on my face. It just absorbs easily into the skin! Definitely on my re-purchase list.

  401. casper the skincare ghost

    Honestly it doesn’t take very long to notice the results, which is just one of the many things that I absolutely LOVE about it.

  402. So so

    I’m afraid I’ve not really noticed anything different in all honesty. I won’t be purchasing it again for this reason.

  403. Hadeel

    This is one of the best serums I own! Since the first time I’ve used it I never stopped because I love it so much, it makes my skin so smooth and glowy.

  404. Gemma R

    I’m 21 and have struggled with acne since I was around 14 years old. Over the years I’ve tried everything from prescription creams and tablets to exfoliating ‘glow’ tonics and sudocrem and nothing really worked! My acne was mainly around my chin and cheeks, with quite an ugly scarring left behind. This product has single-handedly cleared my acne. Although it has a slight drying effect the results are amazing and I have not had a single new spot since I’ve started using this. I also use with the Azelaic acid which has massively helped reduce the redness of my scarring. Apply after cleansing in the evening (with azelaic acid on top once dry) and you can also wear it in the day although I haven’t tried it under makeup yet. Hope this helps some people, it honestly has been a miracle for me just wish I had a before and after picture!

  405. Ap

    I tried this as I had read really good reviews. I had applied a drop just to the problem areas, mainly my cheeks and chin before I went to bed, in the morning I had 4 big, red, angry spots. This was 5 days ago and they are still very big and very red on my face. If you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to irritation from stronger products, stay away.

  406. So sweet!

    Best stuff ever!

  407. Fran

    My skin is so much less oily and baby soft! It’s began combating the redness on my face as I suffer from hyperpigmentation, and the benefits of something so cheap is amazing! I can’t stop bigging this up.

  408. Rebs

    I’m always skeptical of new products but since these were such an attractive price I thought I would give it a go. I have combination skin and i tend to get breakouts on my chin and cheeks. I Started using the blemish regime + 2% granactive retinoid and I have honestly not had a spot since! When I started using the products I had break outs on my cheeks, but after that resolved I didn’t see another spot (it’s been 6 weeks). My skin was slightly dry at the beginning and the products goes a little foamy or soapy when you put it on, but now I don’t think i’ll use anything else!

  409. Adriana

    I have bought this for the third time now. This is the best thing i’ve tried so far. I have oily skin, but dehydrated. I have tried a lot of things to reduce the oiliness, because it broke out my foundation and exaggerated a lot my pores. This not only reduced my oiliness to a minimum, so that I can almost say I don’t have oily skin anymore, but also reduced the size of my pores. What I recommend is to put the serum directly onto the skin, because it soak into the skin really fast, so when put on hands, it will soak in and you’ll lose half of the product.

  410. Ajna

    I first tried this on my face for four days and I suddenly noticed more whiteheads and bumps under my skin so I stopped, however I thought that it might be fault of some other products that I was using so I tried this alone on my chest where I get one or two spots once in a while for four days, now I have red pimples all over so I can say for sure that this product doesn’t work from me and breaks me out.

  411. Char

    It has really helped smooth my skin and get rid of red bumps and even out my complexion! Cannot recommend enough and for the price point it is definitely worth a try.

  412. Zara

    This serum really diminished the appearance of my pores. I noticed it after 2 weeks and it mattifies my skin but appears like glass. I love it ! But do prep your skin well with moisturiser or else it would feel too dry. Overall, i just love this.

  413. Lenka

    I love niacinamide. One can use it with practically anything since it does not require really low pH. I use it with retinol. (I have combo skin prone to acne, a little bit on the sensitive skin side)

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