The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
- 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.
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 • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Cetyl Alcohol • Propanediol • Stearyl Alcohol • Glycerin • Sodium Hyaluronate • Arginine • Aspartic Acid • Glycine • Alanine • Serine • Valine • Isoleucine • Proline • Threonine • Histidine • Phenylalanine • Glucose • Maltose • Fructose • Trehalose • Sodium PCA • PCA • Sodium Lactate • Urea • Allantoin • Linoleic Acid • Oleic Acid • Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides • Palmitic Acid • Stearic Acid • Lecithin • Triolein • Tocopherol • Carbomer • Isoceteth-20 • Polysorbate 60 • Sodium Chloride • Citric Acid • Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate • Pentylene Glycol • Triethanolamine • Sodium Hydroxide • Phenoxyethanol • ChlorphenesinJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA.
Notable Ingredients (3)
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Ingredients Explained
This product contains 46 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Aspartic Acid.
We don't have a description for Glycine.
We don't have a description for Alanine.
We don't have a description for Serine.
We don't have a description for Valine.
We don't have a description for Isoleucine.
We don't have a description for Proline.
We don't have a description for Threonine.
We don't have a description for Histidine.
We don't have a description for Phenylalanine.
We don't have a description for Glucose.
We don't have a description for Maltose.
We don't have a description for Fructose.
We don't have a description for Trehalose.
We don't have a description for PCA.
We don't have a description for Sodium Lactate.
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.
We don't have a description for Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides.
We don't have a description for Lecithin.
We don't have a description for Triolein.
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.
We don't have a description for Carbomer.
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.
We don't have a description for Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.
We don't have a description for Triethanolamine.
We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.
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.