The Ordinary The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% vitamin B3 blemish serum The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

High-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula

5.90 CAD
ph
5.00-6.50
water-free
No
alcohol-free
Yes
oil-free
Yes
silicone-free
Yes
nut-free
Yes
vegan
Yes
gluten-free
Yes
cruelty-free
Yes
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.

Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid and/or Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid) 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 the Vitamin C.

Notes: While Niacinamide and Zinc PCA reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity, neither is a treatment for acne. For persistent acne-related conditions, we recommend the use of 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. 
Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children. See how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.

  • Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
  • Keep the area dry.
  • If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
  • If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.

For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.

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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stuff I've ever used Been using this once or twice a day for two months and my skin is the best it's ever been. It's so, so soft and clear, I'm amazed. First product I've ever used which has actually cleared my skin up.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for Me Because of the hype, I kept using this for 3 bottles. But my blackheads and whiteheads kept becoming more and more and new ones that I never had before. I didn’t change my other routine products for a year and I only added this, and sometimes Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and Argireline Solution 10%. I stopped all 3 after getting skeptical that if it is because of this; my skin got better and then I have to start retinol to help clearing my skin. It also didn’t help my combination skin with oil controlling even in the winter time. I use it as acne spot treatment now on my body cuz it helps in drying my acnes. The clear picture is my skin before and the acne one is 2 months ago.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for me I bought this 3 months ago, and i wanted to give it real try so i used it every day for almost 3 months, but it really wasn't for me. I have very acne prone, dry skin, and it didn't make my breakouts worse (even tho it didn't really help either) but it make my skin so dry and flaky that I couldn't put my foundation on, I couldn't open my mouth properly because corners of my lips were so dry it hurted. It will probably be good for someone with oily skin, but not for me.
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I started using this a while back and was stunned, no kidding it started to work in about a week! And when my skin got better I stopped and it was okay but recently I had a fare up of acne and needed to come back! 1000% recommend
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good texture and absorbtion I have been osing it for 5 months and it work very well in my skin. It feels very good in the face even tho it makes a little foam when mixed with water. But thah doesn't matter.
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun damage I was reluctant to use this but im so glad i listend to my sister, now im buying this product as its very good 4 my sun damage- im starting to see a diff !! Gr8 job guyz ty
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for oily skin! I'm nowhere near to a skin care expert, but I do my own research. This got recommended to me by The ordinary. You need to give this serum some time to work. It broke me out twice, because my skin is quite sensitive. But now I've been using it for almost a year and I haven't had any problems since. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and this does really help. It doesn't do any miracles, but it keeps my skin in balance.
Date published: 2021-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke me out I bought it because of the good ratings. It didn't work for me :/ I'm not sensitive to other products so I thought it would be fine so I kept on using it and now my skin is awful. I have a lot of breakouts that I didn't have before. I'm scared that I ruined my skin. Please be mindful when buying this and if it doesn't work stop using it and give it away or something. My skin type is dry and not sensitive btw.
Date published: 2021-05-06
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