The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to help 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.

Directions: Apply to entire face morning and evening before heavier creams.

Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid and/or Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid) is used as part of skincare, it should be applied at alternate times with this formula (ideally Vitamin C in the PM and this formula in the AM). Otherwise, Niacinamide can affect integrity of the Vitamin C.

While Niacinamide and Zinc PCA help to reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity, neither is a treatment for acne.

Ingredients:  Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Xanthan gum, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Vegan, cruelty free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, nut-free, pH 5.50-6.50

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