Your $10 secret to perfect skin: This affordable serum claims to banish pimples and redness in three days – so what makes it so special?
- Serum that costs less than a sandwich has been hailed the secret to flawless skin
- The Ordinary’s Niacinamide and Zinc is a potent formula that costs just $9.90
- It has been shown to reduce blemishes, blackheads and general congestion
- Customers say the radiance of their lacklustre skin was restored after three days
A facial serum that costs less than a sandwich is said to clear spots and restore skin’s natural radiance in as little as three days.
While top-quality skincare is typically associated with sky high price tags, The Ordinary’s ‘Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%’ will set you back just $9.90 (AUD).
The potent formula from the cult US beauty brand has been shown to reduce blemishes, blackheads and congestion, particularly across the nose and forehead, leading customers to dub it the ‘secret to flawless skin’.
The affordable secret to flawless skin? This $9.99 serum from cult beauty brand The Ordinary is said to clear breakouts and congestion in as little as three days
Customers (one pictured) say the radiance of their lacklustre skin was restored by the powerful blend of zinc and niacinamide, the cosmetic name for vitamin B3
The budget-friendly product is packed with vitamins and minerals that strengthen the skin’s structural integrity and smooth uneven skin tone
Available in Australia at Priceline and Myer stores as well as online from Adore Beauty, the budget-friendly product is packed with vitamins and minerals that strengthen the skin’s structural integrity and smooth uneven skin tone.
Zinc and niacinamide, the cosmetic name for vitamin B3 known as Vitamin B3, occur naturally in the body and support the health of the kidneys, brain and skin.
Both ingredients are powerful in beauty products because they help to detoxify skin and prevent build-ups of sebum, the leading cause of spot breakouts.
The combination of the two also helps to fight blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin and minimising the appearance of pores.
The combination of zinc and niacinamide helps to fight blemishes by reducing bacteria on the skin and minimising the appearance of pores
Popular niacinamide-based skincare serums
It should be applied morning and night in between cleansing and moisturising to balance oil levels and soothe redness and irritation.
There’s plenty of other niacinamide-based serums on the market, but these cost anywhere from $35 to $76.
The Ordinary’s version boasts countless five-star ratings as well as hundreds of reviews that hail it the secret to a radiant, youthful-looking face.
‘No matter what skin type you have, I urge you pick this stuff up now!’ one woman wrote on cosmetic website, Adore Beauty.
‘I purchased it because I have dry and acne prone skin with some hyperpigmentation issues, plus I am an eczema sufferer. This stuff has been a godsend that has kept my skin more balanced and my breakouts under better control.’
A second said the serum cleared her spots in just three days.
The Ordinary serum boasts countless five-star ratings as well as hundreds of reviews that hail it the secret to a radiant, youthful-looking face
‘My mum noticed that I’ve been breaking out on the sides of my nose and on my forehead because of oil, so she gave me this. I literally had bumps ALL over my forehead, until I started using this THREE days ago,’ she wrote.
‘I use it everyday morning and before bed, and my forehead is completely clear and [the breakout on] my nose is almost gone.’
Another customer from Perth said she had the Western Australian humidity and The Ordinary’s Niacinamide to thank for her radiant, dewy skin.
Others have described it as a ‘must-have’ for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin.