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Product Review - The Ordinary Niacinamide

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 2% - High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula

A beauty cabinet favorite for sure for those battling blemishes. Don’t let the cheap price scare you away. You might be thinking how can it possibly work for under $6? The price point is so cheap that it is almost unreal that it would work but it REALLY REALLY DOES help with acne, especially during all of your mask wearing days or when you're having any sort of breakout.

What is it: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 2% (vitamin B3) is a high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA.

What it does: 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.

Fun Facts: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Zinc 2% is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.

Skin types should it be used for:

  • Dry

  • Sensitive

  • Normal

  • Oily

  • Combination

Great solutions for:

  • Skin oiliness

  • Pore size and cleaning

What’s not in it:

  • Parabens

  • Sulfates

  • Phthalates


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. Refer to our in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children.


If topical vitamin C is used as part of skincare, it should be applied at alternate times with this formula in the AM. Otherwise, niacinamide can affect integrity of pure-form vitamin C.


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