The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

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Type of product General Moisturizer
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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 Icon
Hydrates Dry Skin
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (3)

AHA Icon
AHA
Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (5)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Worsen Oily Skin Icon
May Worsen Oily Skin
May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation
May Worsen Rosacea Icon
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
Community rating: Loved

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
Community rating: Disliked

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

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

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

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3
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Community rating: Disliked

Cetyl Alcohol is an a fatty alcohol and not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.

Its main roles are:
* Emollient: helping hydrate skin by trapping moisture
* Emulsifer: preventing ingredients from separating
* Thickening: making the product texture thicker

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4
Also known as: Propandiol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, Trimethylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol. Propane-1,3-Diol, 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, 2-Deoxyglycerol
Community rating: Mixed

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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

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
Community rating: Liked

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
Community rating: Liked

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
Community rating: Mixed

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
Community rating: Mixed

Urea can worsen rosacea.

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27
Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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

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

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29
Emollient, Emulsifying
Community rating: Very Disliked

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
Community rating: Very Disliked

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
Community rating: Liked

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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Community rating: Very Disliked

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

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40
Community rating: Disliked

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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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
Community rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Triethanolamine.

Community rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

45
Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
Community rating: Disliked

Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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46
Antimicrobial, Preservative

Chlorphenesin is a preservative.

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