The Ordinary

The Ordinary | Niacinamide Powder (20g)

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The Ordinary’s 100% Niacinamide Powder is perfect for those who’re already obsessed with the bestselling serum, but want to be able to tailor their usage to better address their skin’s own, unique needs.

An excellent all-rounder, niacinamide – also known as vitamin B3 – has a spectrum of benefits, from minimising visibility of pores to improving uneven skin tone, fortifying barrier function, diminishing dullness and softening fine lines and wrinkles as well as reducing the redness that follows a blemish (phew!). With so many strings to its bow, there’s a reason it’s making a name for itself amongst clued-up skin care connoisseurs – and now, in this ‘mixable’ format, you’re able to marry its benefits with other (non-conflicting) formulations to address several needs in one step. Readily water soluble, this can be added to your favourite water-based creams and serums, providing that the pH is between 5.0 and 7.0 (so nothing too acidic or too alkaline) – for example, it’s perfect when used to boost The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid, Natural Moisturising Factors or Matrixyl,  to name a few.


Contraindications: If topical Vitamin C 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 pure-form Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid).

Note: 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. We do not recommend the use of Salicylic Acid. This formulation can be used alongside acne treatments if desired for added visible skin benefits.

To use the formula, mix a quarter scoop of the spoon provided with a water-based treatment in the palm of your hand and apply to the face in the morning and/or evening. Avoid contact with eyes, if contact occurs rinse thoroughly with water. Wash hands after handling. Do not mix with formulations with a pH of 5 or lower.

Niacinamide can be used in the AM and PM. 

Niacinamide Powder can be used with the following products from The Ordinary:

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

“Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%

Matrixyl 10% + HA

Argireline Solution 10%

Granactive Retinoid % Emulsion