The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • linoleic acid
  • urea
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • fructose
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • histidine
  • isoleucine
  • pca
  • phytosteryl canola glycerides
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • triolein
  • +22 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: alanine, allantoin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
5.8% - 7.1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
4% - 4.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.8% - 1.2%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.6% - 0.95%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.2% - 0.4%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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