Review: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.

The last review I did of The Ordinary products here (Read the review here) was about two years ago but this brand has since gone on to become my oily skin's best friend, because not only are their products very effective for me, they're relatively affordable and quite accessible as a lot of skincare retailers here carry it (I don't care for brands/products that i can't easily get when i need them).

In this post, I will be sharing my experience with the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% formula, so please keep reading!

A little skin profile:

My face is oily/combination, acne-prone, with large pores, lots of texture and hyperpigmentation, quite the sandpaper..

Product description -
Pure Niacinamide and 1% Zinc \ A High-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula that visibly regulates sebum (oil) production, minimizes the appearance of  pores and congestion of the skin.

Review -
So I first used this product earlier this year after having seen lots of positive review on its benefits for oily skin and pores. It worked well but unfortunately i couldn't repurchase it as all the skincare stores here were out of  stock and not restocking due to covid.
Fast forward to last month and i was able to get  my hands on it, albeit at a  higher cost than the N6,000 vicinity that it normally is (for the 30ml size).

It comes in their signature frosted glass bottle with a droplet for easy extraction of the product. The serum itself is clear and light, applies and absorbs easily and has a very mild, almost undetectable smell. If you have any tearing or open scars on your skin though, then you can expect some short sharp stinging that goes away after a few seconds.

This product does exactly as it says and immediately too! Excess oil production is stopped, pores look instantly smaller and way decongested!
I apply it everyday, morning and night as recommended, which leaves my face smoother and more impressively, brighter.
It's literally the most effective product for my skin type and issues (even more than the AHA/BHA peeling solution). 

Pros -

  • Lightweight, alcohol, gluten and silicon free.
  • Instantly minimizes the appearance of pores, congestion & blemishes.
  • Controls excess sebum (oil) production.
  • Affordable compared to other similar brands.
  • Non-irritating and non-drying.

Cons -

  • Apart from the brightening, results are not permanent, so this is to be a regular product in your skincare routine. My pores and congestion return after a couple of days of not using the product.

That's about it. My experience with this Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has been positive and it's definitely earned a permanent place in my heart and skin care regimen, so if you have similar skin type or issues as i do, consider trying it out.

If you have tried this product, what was your experience with it? let's chat in the comments!

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