The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is made up of a high concentration (10%) of Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, and additional Zinc (1%). The formulation is oil-free, alcohol-free and silicone-free.
Vitamin B3 is known to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion, whilst balancing your natural sebum levels for a shine-free complexion. It improves the skin's barrier function, preventing the skin from losing water and protecting it from pollutants and irritants, making it particularly gentle on skin. It improves skin texture and smoothness, whilst calming any breakouts and reducing excess oils.The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is particularly good for those who suffer from rosacea and redness on the skin as it can help soothe irritation and even out the skin tone.
It's also good for those who are prone to breakouts and have oily skin, as it can calm breakouts, reduces the appearance of spots and rebalances oil levels.
Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, commonly used to treat burns and scars and fight against free radicals. It also encourages collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
When building your routine, it is possible to find ingredients which are both beneficial to your skin, but when applied together they can counteract with each other for adverse effects. This is the case with Niacinamide and Vitamin C.
Vitamin C has many benefits on the skin, including improving uneven skin tones and fighting against pigmentation, so you may want to use both of these ingredients. However, Niacinamide can minimise the benefits of Vitamin C when applied together.
You can still use both of these ingredients, however, it's important you apply them at alternate times.
We recommend you apply The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum in the morning and your Vitamin C product in the evening.
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