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thedxrito
hello everyone! sorry for not posting but school has been super busy. here is my long-awaited ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ on the ordinaryโ€™s niacinamide and zinc serum! get ready for a very long and in-depth review... ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž: normal-dry, leaning more towards normal, and an oily-ish nose. ๐ฉ๐ซ๐—ผ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐: i use the cerave hydrating facial cleanser in the mornings and with the purito from green cleansing oil at night. look at my profile for reviews on those! i use their hyaluronic acid (review on that up as well!) and this product right after. i use one drop on my forehead and each cheek ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐—ผ๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ง๐ข๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐—บ๐ข๐๐ž 10% ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐œ 1% โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜† iโ€™ve been using this for a few months now (itโ€™s almost gone) so iโ€™ve got a good idea how this product works. letโ€™s break it down a bit more: ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐—ผ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ: i would be surprised if you didnโ€™t know the ingredient niacinamide! niacinamide is one of the derivatives of vitamin B3, and is commonly dubbed the โ€œunicorn of skincareโ€. niacinamide can help with many things like controlling oiliness, lightening dark spots, soothing redness and sensitivity, strengthening the skin barrier and more! niacinamide is commonly formulated with zinc, since zinc is anti-bacterial and soothing so it helps with acne. ๐Ÿ๐—ผ๐ซ๐—บ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐—ผ๐ง: this serum is formulated with 10% niacinamide and 1% zinc. tests on niacinamide have shown that 2-5% is just as effective, so 10% may not be fit for everyone! iโ€™ve seen a few people on the SCJ platform have reactions to this serum. ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐—บ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐—ผ๐ง๐ฌ: i was superr pumped for this serum because of hyram and other skinfluencers! itโ€™s a pretty thick, gel like consistency with a few white flecks in there. for some reason, my cap didnโ€™t screw on properly? ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐—ผ๐ง: the first time i applied this to my skin, i put a total of like 7 drops so it felt super thick and it took a really long time to absorb! it also started foaming which can happen. i found this serum sort of drying (like witch hazel?) since i do have normal-dry skin, but this would definitely be a holy grail for oily skin! ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ: this is the only niacinamide serum i have ever had and it was decent. itโ€™s definitely worth to try if you have oily skin since it is so affordable! itโ€™s definitely not the best for me so i will not be repurchasing. if youโ€™re like me, try the TIL one or good molecules! wait, hold on, i see you exiting this post! i have a few tips to reduce foaming! keep reading :) ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ: my biggest tip is to not put too much! you will need a max of 3 drops! honestly thereโ€™s barely anything you can do about foaming, just massage slower! sometimes it happens with me and sometimes it doesnโ€™t :/ look for more reviews on products soon! please check the ordinaryโ€™s website for more info on this product specifically! cheer if you liked it and follow for more reviews! feel free to comment your experience or any questions :)
Sep. 28
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research_firstI also struggle with the gel-like consistency of this product. It gets sticky and tacky on me and balls up and sloughs off. I wanted to like this product so badly because of the exact reason you stated - itโ€™s so well-loved! Maybe Iโ€™ll try to reincorporate in to my routine at some point, but am content to stay away for now!
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thedxritoyup! havenโ€™t seen many results either, just oil control which isnโ€™t very important to me since i have normal-dry skin :)
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Works good on dark spots
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