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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, "The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA" can work well for skin moisturization. As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Humectants in this product (urea, alanine, arginine, aspartic acid and fructose) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, oleic acid and palmitic acid) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

This product contains ingredients that could be beneficial, but their concentrations are too low in this formulation: vitamin e, stearic acid, lecithin and allantoin

Irritation risk

This product does not contain known common irritants and is suitable for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 3 reviews 67% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, two out of three reviewers didn't notice clogged pores after using this sunscreen, but the third reviewer found that it clogged pores.
Our users describe the finish of this product as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "The Ordinary" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.


The product retails from 5.00£ up to 20.40£ in the United Kingdom, from 5.80$ up to 15.90$ in the United States, from 6.40CA$ up to 39.00CA$ in Canada, from 9.80A$ up to 38.70A$ in Australia and for 49.00HK$ in Hong Kong.

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