Minimalist Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% Serum Review

In today's post I am writing about an affordable Indian Skincare Brand “Minimalist”.

The product I'll be reviewing today is its Niacinamide and Zinc Serum. 

I am a big fan of this concentration as it helps in reducing stubborn acne marks, sun spots and also helps in reduction of sebum production on my skin.

What does the product say? (from the website) 

A nourishing, daily serum packed with pure Vitamin B3 and antibacterial mineral zinc that boosts dermal immunity, keeping your skin resilient and healthy.

  • The soothing aloe-based formula contains pure 10% Niacinamide (USP) that is clinically proven to promote protein synthesis, reduce melanin concentration & improve skin complexion in 2 weeks
  • Oil-free lightweight serum coupled with 1% Zinc that balances sebum activity and reduces inflammation, leaving smooth textured skin.
  • Formulated with Niacinamide PC by Royal DSM, Netherlands and is guaranteed to contain less than 100 ppm residual nicotinic acid (which, at higher concentration may result in unpleasant skin sensations).


Aloe Vera Juice, Niacinamide, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, Zinc PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pullulan, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Lecithin.

Price- 599 INR 

Quantity- 30 ml 

Shelf life after opening- 06 months 

Key ingredients- 

Aloe vera juice- a powerful humectant helps in nourishing and moisturising the skin. Helps in hydration and locking in the moisture. 

Niacinamide- one of the best skin friendly ingredients available in the market for reducing dark spots and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on the skin. Niacinamide helps in brightening and even out the skin imparting a healthy glow to the face. 

Zinc- helps in controlling sebum production on the skin. Acts as an antimicrobial agent and reduces acne as well. Helps in soothing the skin while reducing the inflammation. 


Comes in a clear glass bottle with a dropper. 

Texture and consistency- 

It has a quite viscous yet runny consistency. The serum is clear and absorbs easily onto the skin without leaving any greasy or sticky feel to the skin. 

Directions of usage

Apply 4-5 drops on the entire face and neck after cleansing. 

Caution- always do a patch test before using any new product. Discontinue usage if irritation develops. 

My experience with the product- 

Minimalist skincare has a very clean ingredient list which contains no artificial fragrance, dye, paraben, sulphate and silicones. The serum is really affordable and a little goes a long way. This is an oil free lightweight formula. I apply this serum after cleansing and toning my face after my hyaluronic acid serum. The serum glides effortlessly onto the skin and gets absorbed quickly. It controls oil for a longer period of time. As this serum contains aloe vera juice and I also apply a hyaluronic acid serum on my skin it's very important to apply a good moisturiser afterwards so that the humectants can absorb the moisture from the moisturiser itself. I've been using this serum for a month now and have seen significant improvement on my skin. I had 2 dark spots on my face due a couple of breakouts and it helped in lightening them in a few weeks. Definitely a must try serum for people who are looking for something affordable for reducing the dark spots on the skin. 


  • Clean ingredient list.
  • No artificial fragrance.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Affordable.
  • Easy availability.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • No adverse reactions on my skin.
  • Easily absorbed on the skin.
  • Gives a matte effect.
  • Helps in controlling sebum production.
  • Reduces dark spots effectively. 


None for me. 

Will I recommend it? 

Absolutely yes! 

Hope you found the review helpful. 

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