The Ordinary Niacinamide Review

by Somya Satija
3 minutes read

Who is it for? The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , is a High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula. It controls sebum production and reduces the size of pores. Highly effected for tiny bumps on face.


5.5GBP for 30ml

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%,

My experience with The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


It comes in a frosted glass dropper bottle which is very convenient to use.


It has a very bad smell, but only lasts for like 5 seconds.

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It is a transparent sticky gel which spreads easily.


During the months between winter and summer, my skin goes a little crazy with small bumps over my law and around my noes. It gets really congested. That is when I thought of using this serum. Initially, it made my skin dry but that feeling goes away after you have applied moisturizer. Also the smell. Yuck. You cannot smell it on your face. I had to bring the dropper close to my nose to get that awful smell.

It showed results in a week. All the tiny bumps just dried up and all the left was some red marks, which I got rid of in 3 weeks.

This product is fantastic. It controls excess oil and clears your skin of small bumps. This won’t control your acne. For that, you can use Salicylic Acid. But I will clear your complexion. All the closed comedones on your forehead or T-zone will be gone in a week.

What do I like about this Serum?
  1. Clears skin
  2. Control oil production
  3. Inexpensive
  4. For most of the skin types
  5. Niacinamide is amazing for skin
  6. Spreads easily
  7. Convenient packaging
What I dislike about this serum?
  1. Smell
  2. Glass bottle might be prone to breakage
  3. Availability
Will I repurchase?

This is my second bottle actually. I have been loving this in summers.



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