This is my third bottle of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ($9.80). I use it daily in my morning routine. It’s so light that you feel like you put nothing on the skin, yet so effective. The product reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion, improve texture and skin barrier. It also controls oil production, prevents dead cells from clogging pores. So when I don’t have clogged pores, it improves the effect of any other product I use afterwards.
I remember it every time my chin decided to stop at the crazy town, and it never disappoints. I keep using it for two weeks or so, it does its work, then I go and try something else that it doesn’t work. So I get back to it, and so on.
The formula is runny and clear when I apply 3-4 drops to my face after cleansing. And it absorbs nicely into my skin without making it feel sticky. But if I applied more, I get a white residue, but I let it air dry and ∼fan∼ it until it disappears. It doesn’t make any reaction to my face but sometimes, you just don’t want to fan that much! So don’t go extra with the product. After applying, I feel my pores to be slightly faded away. But maybe that’s just my mind.
If You’re going to use it with Vitamin C, alternate between the two as it can affect the Vitamin C and irritates skin.