The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Surface Hydration Formula
Hydrate and protect your skin against moisture loss with this lightweight moisturizer.
Size: 30 ml
- pH: 6.5-7.0
What It Is
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is a non-greasy moisturizer with special hydrating compounds that are found naturally in healthy skin.
What It Does
This treatment offers immediate and long-lasting hydration and protects the skin against moisture loss. It replenishes compounds found in healthy, well-hydrated skin that may have depleted over time.
- Natural Moisturizing Factors: elements found naturally in the skin that keep it healthy, hydrated, and protected. They include amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, and sodium PCA.
- Hyaluronic acid: boosts the skin's moisture content for a plump, supple, and smooth appearance
Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated. NMF are made up of multiple amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid and many other compounds that are naturally present in the skin.
This formula offers non-greasy hydration that acts as a direct topical supplement of impaired NMF components. It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. It offers immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use.
Apply a small amount to your skin after serums and water-based products as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have acne-prone or oily skin. Can I use Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA?
- This product has a lightweight, non-greasy texture that won’t leave an oily finish, so it may be suitable for oily or acne-prone skin. Because everyone’s skin is different, we recommend patch testing any new product before adding it to your routine.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Is Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA safe for me?
- This product is considered safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but it’s best to check with your healthcare provider first.
Will Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA make my skin matte?
- No. This product leaves skin soft and well-hydrated—neither noticeably matte or dewy. To achieve a matte finish, try High-Adherence Silicone Primer.
Does Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA have SPF?
- No. We recommending using an additional sunscreen during the day.
Aqua (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, Chlorphenesin.
Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
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The concept of hydration always confused us monkeys so we took matters in our own hands and developed several hydration products to confuse everyone even more. For skin to feel comfortable and smooth, both oil and water contents need to be in check which is why oily skin can actually feel dry. The Ordinary offers three solutions focused specifically on the topic of hydration. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 uses HA to increase water retention so skin feels comfortable and looks plump. It's suitable for all skin types. 100% Plant-Derived Squalane offers non-oily, lightweight surface oil supplementation for dry skin conditions. Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA offers a protective barrier against surface hydration loss through an array of amino acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid which are components found in the skin and collectively referred to as Natural Moisturizing Factors (yes, NMF is not a made-up product name but the very specific scientific name for the protective skin hydration barrier made up of these compounds). NMF is found in all skin types and is suitable for all skin types but highly recommended for dry skin. Too much info? In short, oily skin that feels dry should use HA; dry skin should use HA and Squalane; all skin types can use NMF; and if your skin feels good as is, you don't need any of this stuff (PS Some people have suggested that "hydrators" add water to skin and "moisturizers" add oil. It's all made-up name-ology mumbo-jumbo. Since when did "moisture" not refer to water? We monkeys judge a product based on what it offers and not what it's called or what random Internet pseudo-articles by ultra-sophisticates suggest).