The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
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The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

General Moisturizer

Canada Canadian Brand
Used in 619 routines

Description

  • vegan and cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains aha, hyaluronic acid and vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Directions

Apply after serums as needed for effective surface hydration. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Ingredient List (46)

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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Product 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

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA.

Benefits (4)

Hydrates Dry Skin
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (3)

AHA
Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (5)

May Worsen Dry Skin
May Worsen Oily Skin
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation
May Worsen Rosacea

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Ingredients Explained

This product contains 46 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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2
Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a fragrance.

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3
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking

Cetyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol.

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4
Also known as: Propandiol

An organic compound that helps absorption of product into skin.
Alternative name: 1,3-dihydroxypropane

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5
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Also known as: Octadecan-1-Ol

A common type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.

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6
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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7
Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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8
Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: L-Arginine, (2s)-2-Amino-5-Guanidinopentanoic Acid

Arginine is an amino acid used in creating proteins that you probably learned about in biology.

It is known to have antioxidant properties, which helps protect your skin from free radicals.

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9
Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Aspartic Acid.

10
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Glycine.

11
Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Alanine.

12
Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Serine.

13
Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Valine.

14
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Isoleucine.

15
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Proline.

We don't have a description for Threonine.

17
Humectant, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Histidine.

18
Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Phenylalanine.

19
Humectant

We don't have a description for Glucose.

20
Masking, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Maltose.

21
Humectant

We don't have a description for Fructose.

22
Humectant, Moisturising

We don't have a description for Trehalose.

23
Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Sodium PCA is a conditioning agent. It is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid and is naturally occurring on human skin.

Sodium 5-oxo-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylate

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24
Humectant, Moisturising

We don't have a description for PCA.

25

We don't have a description for Sodium Lactate.

26
Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Urea can worsen rosacea.

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27
Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing

We don't have a description for Allantoin.

28
Cleansing, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Lanolic Acid

9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (9Z, 12Z)-

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29
Emollient, Emulsifying

Oleic Acid isn't fungal acne safe. It can be bad for oily skin and be bad for acne prone skin.

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30

We don't have a description for Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides.

31
Emollient, Emulsifying

Palmitic Acid isn't fungal acne safe. It can be bad for oily skin.

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32
Cleansing, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking

Stearic Acid isn't fungal acne safe. It can be bad for oily skin.

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33
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lecithin.

34
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Triolein.

35
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant that's found in cosmetic products to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also provides some UV protection by reducing the damage caused by UVB rays.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

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36
Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

We don't have a description for Carbomer.

37
Emulsifying

Isoceteth-20 can cause irritation.

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38
Emulsifying

Polysorbate 60 isn't fungal acne safe.

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Sodium Chloride can be bad for dry skin and be bad for acne prone skin.

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40

Citric Acid is an AHA. It can help to reduce large pores. It can be bad for dry skin and cause irritation.

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We don't have a description for Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.

42
Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it, and also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product.

This ingredient also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

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43
Emulsifying, Masking

We don't have a description for Triethanolamine.

We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

45
Preservative

Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products.

Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

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46
Antimicrobial, Preservative

Chlorphenesin is a preservative.

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