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The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc Serum Review
The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc Serum Review
[PRODUCT REVIEW] Serum The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% What You Need to Know: Cruelty free Fragrance free Alcohol free Silicone free Nuts free Gluten free Vegan Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) 10% Zinc 1% My Personal Experience: I did not realize how much this serum has helped my skin until I ran out and stopped using it for a few days. My skin was much more oily and therefore dull as the sebum oxidized on my face. Now it’s a staple in my morning routine. This serum is lightweight, easy to spread, and creates an almost matte finish after applying. I do find that if I use too much it can become sticky or soapy. For me, 2 or 3 drops are enough for my entire face even plus neck area. I want to be transparent about my situation. I’m 23 years old, living on the east coast, with no major skin issues. My skin isn’t very sensitive. My main concerns are oiliness, enlarged pore at the center of my face (genetic + bc I’m oily), a bit of redness of my cheeks (mostly bc of acne in my teenage years) and occasional pimples. I use acids at night plus weekly more intense mask treatments so I’ve built up my skin tolerance for actives. I like this serum a lot for my morning routine because niacinamide is a multi-tasker and I like my morning routine simple. It is an antioxidant. It helps with pores and oiliness. Honestly that’s enough for me in the morning. I’ve used maybe 3 or 4 bottles of this with many moisturizers, primers, and foundations, and luckily for me it works under all of those. Since I started using niacinamide, even my asian mom began to compliment my skin once in a while 😳. I get pimples less often and my complexion is brighter. It can be a little bit dry during winter, like my skin feels tight after applying it. But as long as I switch to a more hydrating moisturizer or add something like hyaluronic acid it works perfectly. I do want to point out that this specific formulation contains zinc, therefore making it more suitable for people with oilier skin and pimples. Also, I have read that a lot of people find this formula a bit irritating. So if your skin is on the drier or more sensitive side, I’m not sure this will be the right niacinamide for you. There are a lot of other products on the market that has niacinamide. And there are a lot of people sharing their experience with different niacinamide products. If you’re interested in trying out niacinamide, there are a lot of resources online for you to read. Hope you find your perfect ingredient and product. ⭐️ Final Tips: I believe (after doing my own research) that niacinamide is quite stable and can be used both AM and PM. But wear SPF everyday. Always. ☀️ In terms of layering actives, there are a lot of resources online and you should always research for you own specific conditions to avoid irritation.🌱
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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
My most re-purchased Ordinary products
My most re-purchased Ordinary products
Okay so, I have tried 21 products from The Ordinary so far over three-ish years. It might not seem like too many, but man to my skin it feels like a lot of trial and error. But I wanted to go back and narrow down my collection to my most repurchased Ordinary products. These are the ones that work best for my combo / acne prone skin and keep me coming back for more! And of course, as you know, they are all very affordable. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I absolutely love this toner / chemical exfoliator. I use it 1 time a week during my evening routine and wouldn’t use it more than that because it can be a bit sensitizing. But every time I use this toner, the next morning my texture and pores are visibly reduced and my skin looks smooth and glow-y. You get quite a good amount of product and it typically lasts me at least 4 months. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I like this mask a lot! It’s great for taking on oil skin or the occasional pimple. The salicylic acid and charcoal make this feel very cleansing and satisfying. I do prefer this to the salicylic acid serum because I have found that to be a bit too drying if I leave it on the skin. I mentioned in another review that this product didn’t help me get rid of all my acne, but it definitely helped. I use this once every 1-2 weeks or whenever my skin needs a little detox. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I love this serum in the winter. I don’t often get dry spots, but if I see that my skin if feeling a little dry in any area, I’ll just pat a bit of this on under my moisturizer and then I’m good to go. Sometimes I use this on my legs if they are especially dry. I also really like how the ordinary has started to sell bigger bottles of some key products. As a consistent user, I like the bigger bottle because it leads to less waste. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' I’m a big fan of Buffet. I use this probably 2x a week, or sometimes more if I want to give my skin a break from actives and just want to make my skin feel extra plump. The formula is very hydrating and although I have my doubts about products that claim anti-wrinkle benefits, I do think my skin looks smoother after using it. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This is kind of a cheat... because I repurchased this is after my first one fell and smashed on the bathroom floor. 🙃 BUT I am happy I repurchased it because when I do use this my skin looks so so good the next morning. Particularly my skin tone and pores look much better the next day. I use this probably more like 1x every two weeks because I swear no matter how little product I apply it does sting a little. And that’s probably not good... but I’ll justify it with glowy skin. And shout out to my trusty The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% that is also amazing but missing from the pic! 🥰
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''Buffet''
The Ordinary-''Buffet''