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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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The Ordinary
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Packed with vitamins and minerals to minimize the look of blemishes, this Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary contains a high concentration of niacinamide (vitamin B3), which reduces the appearance of dark spots, marks, and congestion. Furthermore, the formula is supported by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. It has a pH level of 5.50-6.50. A vegan formula, it is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, and nut.

Volume: 30ml or 60ml 

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Niacinamide + Zinc by The Ordinary is best for dull, spotty, blemished, aging skin


"Not so ordinary... It has a gel-like consistency which my skin absorbs quickly. It effectively lightened my acne scars and aided sebum control. I۪m not a fan of the smell though... The price is reasonable for a very potent product. This was my first purchase from the brand and I۪ll definitely try other products." - Dian J. on Niacinamide + Zinc by The Ordinary

I’ve been using this product for a week now every morning and bago matulog. But even just for 3 days, makikita mo na agad yung improvement ng skin mo. In 3 days, nabawasan yung oiliness ng face ko and yung pamumula. And now hindi na gaano obvious yung mga acne scars ko. The only downside of this product is sobrang shiny niya sa mukha and sticky kapag tumagal. But still recommended. If you are looking for a product to treat the redness and oiliness of your face and you don’t mind the texture of it (tiis ganda) this is perfect for you." - Anon on Niacinamide + Zinc by The Ordinary

I ran out of moisturizer and used this instead under my sunscreen and it surprisngly worked well! My skin was soft and non-sticky even though it has a thick consistency when applied. It does however give off a shine. I also sometimes use it alone at night and I always wake up to a refreshed, blemish-free skin." - Anon

How to use: 

Apply Niacinamide + Zinc by The Ordinary to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.

Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C is used as part of skincare, it should be applied at alternate times with this formula (ideally Vitamin C in the PM and this formula in the AM). Otherwise, Niacinamide can affect integrity of pure-form Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid).

Notes: While Niacinamide and Zinc PCA can reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity, neither is a treatment for acne. For persistent acne-related conditions, it’s recommended you use Benzoyl Peroxide and/or Retinoic Acid. DECIEM doesn’t recommend ongoing use of BHA such as Salicylic Acid for persistent blemishes. For temporary improvement in appearance of blemishes, Salicylic Acid would help. This formulation can be used alongside acne treatments if desired for added visible skin benefits.

Independent studies suggest Niacinamide is also an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone.

The Ordinary's formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Content from:


Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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A staple in my skincare routine!

I recently ran out of this product and I'm so glad that I was able to repurchase before it got sold out again. When I got the item, I noticed that there are some differences in the packaging, so I did my research and found an online article which states that DECIEM (the mother company of The Ordinary) in Korea had some changes with their packaging. I never doubted the authenticity though, I just wanted to confirm if my thoughts about the changes in the packaging are correct, and it is. ;) As for the product, it's definitely a staple in my routine, and I'm gonna repurchase forever! It has made my skin a lot better than before, specifically, it has improved the appearance of my pores and have lightened my acne scars that I got from picking my acne (please don't do the same lol).

  • Skin Type: Normal
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I was hesitant to incorporate this product into my skincare routine since niacinamide might not react well to other actives I'm currently using. But I have heard a lot of good things about the ordinary brand. So I finally tried it when it was on sale. I was really happy to have made this purchase. Niacinamide is truly the MVP of all skincare ingredients. They say that long term use to get that desired glow and better complexion. But with this, I noticed something different to my skin halfway thru the bottle. It minimized my pores!! FINALLY found something that could solve that. SUPER WORTH THE BUCK

  • Skin Type: Combination
Via F.
Philippines Philippines
I recommend this product


For its price, I can't complain about how I've found the perfect deal for a FOREVER holy grail! I swear by this product. When you apply this serum, you'll be glowing the next day! I use this at night because the texture is thick and heavy. The only downside to this is the smell. I'm particular about product scents but after application (around 10mins), the smell goes away. I'm glad I tried this product. Highly recommend!

  • Skin Type: Combination
Yanna Y.
Philippines Philippines
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HolyGrail ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Super loving what this serum does to my skin. I have a acne prone skin and this works like magic. Less oilness, less fine lines, zero acne, just more of the healthy skin. ❤️ Skin friendly and super budget friendly.

  • Skin Type: Sensitive
Philippines Philippines
I recommend this product

Glow and lighter

Been using this product for 5 months already and my skin smoothly glow as I used it every night only. The best serum ever! For my 2nd month of used I can see the improvement of my skin specially to my oily skin it really hydrate my face throughout the day.

  • Skin Type: Oily

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