Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Packed with vitamins and minerals to minimize the look of blemishes, this high strength formula from The Ordinary contains a high 10% 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.
Dull, spotty, blemished, aging skin
How to use:
Apply 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.
Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
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.
It has a gel-like consistency which my skin absorbs quickly. It effectively lightened my acne scars and aided sebum control. I’m 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 I’ll definitely try other products.
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