Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM versus The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on July 13, 2020

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe general moisturizers They have a total of 6 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin and sensitive skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils or parabens

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General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Niacinamide
Ceramides (3)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (5)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (4)
Acne Trigger (3)
Irritating (2)
Rosacea (2)
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

Water β€’ Glycerin β€’ Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride β€’ Niacinamide β€’ Cetearyl Alcohol β€’ Potassium Phosphate β€’ Ceramide NP β€’ Ceramide AP β€’ Ceramide EOP β€’ Carbomer β€’ Dimethicone β€’ Ceteareth-20 β€’ Behentrimonium Methosulfate β€’ Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Cholesterol β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Disodium EDTA β€’ Dipotassium Phosphate β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Phytosphingosine β€’ Xanthan Gum β€’ Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate β€’ Ethylhexylglycerin

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Water β€’ Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride β€’ Cetyl Alcohol β€’ Propanediol β€’ Stearyl Alcohol β€’ Glycerin β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Arginine β€’ Aspartic Acid β€’ Glycine β€’ Alanine β€’ Serine β€’ Valine β€’ Isoleucine β€’ Proline β€’ Threonine β€’ Histidine β€’ Phenylalanine β€’ Glucose β€’ Maltose β€’ Fructose β€’ Trehalose β€’ Sodium PCA β€’ PCA β€’ Sodium Lactate β€’ Urea β€’ Allantoin β€’ Linoleic Acid β€’ Oleic Acid β€’ Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides β€’ Palmitic Acid β€’ Stearic Acid β€’ Lecithin β€’ Triolein β€’ Tocopherol β€’ Carbomer β€’ Isoceteth-20 β€’ Polysorbate 60 β€’ Sodium Chloride β€’ Citric Acid β€’ Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate β€’ Pentylene Glycol β€’ Triethanolamine β€’ Sodium Hydroxide β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Chlorphenesin

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Ingredients Side-by-side

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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 1.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 2.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 6.

3
What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

Within a product, Caprylic Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.

Caprylic Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.

While there is an assumption Caprylic Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 3.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 2.

4
What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 10.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 36.

5
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 15.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 7.

6
What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM contains this as ingredient number 17.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains this as ingredient number 45.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

58% are loved or liked
4% have mixed ratings
38% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
54% are loved or liked
11% have mixed ratings
28% are disliked or very disliked
7% have no rating yet

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Ratings

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM 24 ingredients

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The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 46 ingredients

2.8 /5
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good moisturiser, does the job, nothing fancy. If you have really dry skin this probably wont give you the moisture you need.

from emmat
Nice Feel, But Not For Sensitive Skin

You cant go wrong with the price point of this moisturizer. I have the self-proclaimed most sensitive skin on the planet and found that this left a burning sensation for minutes after application. tried a few times before giving up but still burning continued.

from Mac_R
Burned Tf Outta My Face

i used this thinking it would be good for my skin after my face got super sensitive from bha, but nopeee it burned tf outta my face bruh

from kawaiidesuwu_683

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