The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder Review

The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide Powder Review


The Ordinary are renowned for delivering high-performance skincare with no frills. Each formula focuses on ingredients and never marketing or packaging. Their latest release is a 100% Niacinamide Powder. As you’d expect, it’s pure niacinamide in powder form, designed to be added to other products in your skincare routine. Niacinamide is renowned for being an ingredient with many benefits, from reducing oil production to minimising pores and repairing your skin barrier. Though it may seem technical, mixing your skincare serum with this pure powder form of niacinamide is easy. This method allows you to build your dosage depending on your skin’s needs.


The Most Important Thing About This Serum Is…

Niacinamide helps to smooth your skin’s texture. It regulates oil production to add radiance to dry skin and help mattify excess oil for oily skin. This pure powder form allows you to mix the niacinamide into any water-based skincare product with a pH between 5-7. Don’t worry; this is most skincare products, but my favourite is a hyaluronic acid serum or moisturiser.


What Skin Type Is It For?

Anyone concerned with skin texture will enjoy using this powder. Those with sensitive skin will also reap its benefits as you can mix the dose yourself, building tolerance over time if needed. It gives a healthy, radiant glow whilst keeping the amount of oil your skin produces in check!


You Will Love This If…

If you struggle with excess oil and want your skin to have a more matte finish, the Niacinamide Powder is for you. The fine white powder may look intimidating, but once you’ve used it a few times, you’ll love how it elevates your skincare routine! My skin feels so smooth, and even though I suffer from sensitivity, a small amount of the powder hasn’t irritated me.


Hero Ingredients:

Multi-purpose niacinamide is the hero for smoothing texture and regulating oil production for a smooth and healthy glow.


What Does It Feel Like?

The ultra-fine white powder dissolves in water, taking on the texture of whichever product you mix it with.


What Does It Smell Like?

No added fragrance allows your mixing product to control the scent.


How Do You Use The Product?

Apply 1⁄4 of a scoop (the spatula is included) to a water-based skincare product you already use in your routine. Mix on your hand or a fat surface until the powder dissolves. You can use the powder morning and night or once a day, but mixing it with vitamin C-based products should be avoided.


What’s Special About The Design?

The powder format allows you to customise your routine.



The formula is vegan and cruelty-free. There is also no alcohol, oil, silicones or gluten.


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