High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10% concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. Independent studies suggest Niacinamide is also an effective ingredient for brightening skin tone.
Notes: While Niacinamide and Zinc PCA reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity, neither is a treatment for acne. For persistent acne-related conditions, we recommend the use of Benzoyl Peroxide and/or Retinoic Acid. This formulation can be used alongside acne treatments if desired for added visible skin benefits. Ongoing use of BHA such as Salicylic Acid for persistent blemishes is not recommended. For temporary improvement in appearance of blemishes, Salicylic Acid would help.
How to use:
- Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.
- Use only as directed on unbroken skin.
- Patch testing prior to use is advised.
- Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
- Keep the area dry.
- After 24 hours rinse the area.
- If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid and/or Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid) is used as part of skincare routine, it should be applied at alternate times with this formula (ideally Vitamin C in the evening and this formula in the morning). Otherwise, Niacinamide can affect the integrity of the Vitamin C.
Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Note: Ingredients correct at time of publishing on the website. Always check product packaging.
Love this product. My acne suffering skin is now clear after using it for a few weeks!
This is a great product, it penetrates well into the skin and the skin feels hydrated afterwards. Helps to attack the acne and keep them away. The shopping experience was excellent, I was updated about the order processing steps and I got my order within 2 hours. I also got a small present from them from Mary Kay which was nice. The only reason that I gave this a 4 is because my personal experience with the Niacinamide from Paula’s Choice which I have bought from VALUESPOT before was a bit better – it felt light on my skin, didn’t sting, and was completely odorless. With this product from The Ordinary there was a slight feeling of stinging after applying it although it went away quickly. I think people’s skins react differently, mine is a bit sensitive. In the future I will continue with the Niacinamide from Paula’s Choice although it is much more expensive than the one from The Ordinary.