Makeup and skincare products oftentimes have dupes from other brands. The ingredients may vary slightly so that they aren’t complete copycats, but overall, they’re the same product. So what about The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc and Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc? They’re practically identical as well.
In my last blog post, I talked about some of my favorite skincare products from The Ordinary and most importantly why they’re my favorites. I’m taking it a step further in this blog post to explain the difference between The Ordinary’s 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc serum and the one by Revolution.
Yes, I have used both serums every single day, the same way. To be brief, both work, and I recommend them both. However, they each have their pluses and minuses.
The Ingredients in Both
The 2 main ingredients in both The Ordinary and Revolution’s serum is Niacinamide and Zinc. Pretty transparent, right?
Niacinamide is a pretty versatile ingredient that helps hydrate, soothe, and lighten the skin while also helping to treat wrinkles and acne. It prevents water loss, helps to soothe skin irritations, reduces dark spots and blotchiness, along with yellowness.
Zinc helps to absorb any excess oil on the skin. It’s a mineral that regulates oil production while also limiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria.
What are the Other Ingredients?
The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc also has a couple of drops of Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum which helps to moisturize the skin. This is what sets The Ordinary’s serum apart from the Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc serum.
Their basic formulas are what keeps the prices of their products so affordable – and good for your skin.
The Texture of the Serums
The serums are both lightweight; however, I found the Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc serum to be a bit thinner.
In the pictures, The Ordinary serum is on top and the Revolution serum is on the bottom. You can tell that the bottom one is a bit runny and thinner.
Final Thoughts on The Ordinary vs Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc
When comparing The Ordinary vs Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc, they’re practically the same product. The only exception is the extra ingredient in The Ordinary’s serum. They both work wonders and they’re both affordable.
I apply the serum in the morning before moisturizer and in the evening before applying any other creams.
Do you have a preference? What are your thoughts?