Monday, 12 June 2017

Review: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA


The Ordinary is a relatively new brand that has come to the skincare market from the mother company DECIEM, who brought us the innovative brands NIOD and Hylamide. But there are a few things that stand out with The Ordinary- not only does it provide products with "effective clinical technologies", free from certain nasty chemicals and not tested on animals, it comes at ridiculously affordable prices. You'll be able to find the price range of all The Ordinary skincare products between $8.80 and $24.90. If this is not enough incentive to allow you to empty your wallets I don't know what is! Its popularity has resulted in such a huge demand that products have become out of stock and require a waiting list.

One offering from The Ordinary is the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Surface Hydrating Formula 30mL, which I managed to purchase for a mere $9.80. Just take a second to appreciate at how sleek and minimalistic the packaging is, and this is seen throughout the whole skincare range! 



The Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is a "surface hydration formula" which contain ingredients that allow the skin to be "protected and well hydrated". (Note the "HA" stands for hyaluronic acid). Some of these ingredients include "11 amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid" which are found naturally in the skin. The Ordinary claims that the formula is non-greasy and provides effective surface hydration.




Initially I was unsure at what part of my skincare routine I should use the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, however the directions state to "apply after serums for effective surface hydration" (all this fancy terminology got me confused!). I interpreted this as using it just like a regular moisturiser, after all my serums and oils. The  Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA comes housed in a tube, the most hygienic and travel-friendly option. What I liked was that the tube had a foil seal which required removal prior to the first use, which ensures the product you receive is brand new. 

The moisturiser is a thick mousse-like texture that does not feel heavy or greasy, and is unscented, a plus for those who are sensitive to fragrances. When rubbed in, the white colour disappears and the moisturiser is absorbed instantly. Some reviews I have come across mention that the formula was difficult to rub in, but I did not find this to be the case at all- it may ever so slightly require 1 extra second of rubbing it in, but I would not classify it as "difficult". Immediately after application, there is a slight tacky feel to the skin which subsides not long after. 


Half rubbed in
The Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA feels amazing on the skin! My dry skin is hydrated and left feeling very comfortable, especially in the current cold winter weather. The Ordinary state that continued use also results in long-lasting hydration, which I have found so far after a couple of weeks of use. The moisturiser manages to encompass highly moisturising ingredients into a non-greasy formula that is not heavy on the skin. I am very pleased with The Ordinary, and for only $9.80 it is definitely worth a try. I would say the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA would suit those with dry to normal skin, however with its non-greasy formula I wouldn't see why it couldn't be used for those with slightly more oilier skin! 

At such an affordable price, The Ordinary delivers a high performing moisturiser which I would repurchase without blinking an eye. If you are interested, you can purchase The Ordinary directly from their website, adorebeauty or Priceline (however note that Priceline only stocks a limited range of products).


Have you tried any products from The Ordinary?

60 comments :

  1. It looks like a good product! <3
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    1. Definitely is! It is so affordable as well :)

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  2. I hear so many great things about their products, I hope to give it a try soon!

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    1. The Ordinary have some very good products, definitely worth trying as they are so affordable :)

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  3. I never heard about these products! Thanks for the review!

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    1. They're a relatively new brand, but very popular!

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  4. I've never heard of these products! Definitely want to check them out :)

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    1. Worth having a look into because they are nice and affordable :)

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  5. i like how affordable this product is ! Glad that it worked for you :)

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    1. The moisturiser is really nice, and definitely affordable! :)

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  6. These products look amazing! Gemma x
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    1. They are amazing for their price :)

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  7. This looks great! I recently ordered some of their goods from Ordinary and I am so excited to try it ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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    1. What products did you get? Hope they work well for you!

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  8. The only product I've tried from the Ordinary so far is the Alpha Arbutin which I wasn't too impressed with. They do have an impressive range and the prices are really affordable so I am interested in trying more. The Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA sounds like it provides a good boost of hydration. I need to look into getting this to try out during the colder months. The tube packaging is handy as well.

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    1. Hmm I don't think I've heard of that product by them before! The Ordinary's most popular products I believe are retinol range, vitamin C range and moisturisers with hyaluronic acid. Perhaps their other products might work well with you? The Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA definitely does give a good boost of hydration, and I love its packaging!

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  9. I haven't heard of this brand, so thanks for the introduction! The packaging is quite beautiful and the ingredients sound effective so I'll definitely keep a lookout for it. I love using hyaluronic acid!

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    1. The packaging is very nice considering it is from a relatively affordable brand! I also love hyaluronic acid, it gives your skin a boost of hydration :)

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  11. How interesting!! I didn't know this brand!! Thanks fo sharing!
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    1. It's a relatively new brand which is getting very popular!

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  12. Free from chemicals and non-tested on animals - sounds perfect!
    I have to try some of their products.

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    1. The brand is quite fantastic, and also at such a good price too :)

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  13. Great review! I love that the moisturizer is unscented because I'm definitely sensitive to that!

    Tina
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    1. It's always great to find unfragranced products as they are more gentle on sensitive skin!

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  14. Seems like a cool new brand, I love the packaging. Thanks for sharing ^__^

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    1. I'm really enjoying The Ordinary's packaging as well!

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  16. The Natural moisturizing factors sounds perfect for me - I have dry to normal skin. I agree the packaging is very sleek x

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    1. Definitely worth a try as it's so affordable too if you can get your hands onto it :)

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  17. I don't have dry skin so not sure this would work for me, it sounds great though xxx

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    1. I think it would be great for normal skin as well :)

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  18. Thank you so much for the detailed comment you left on my blog! I haven't tried the Ordinary yet, but I've read so many reviews on it, that I wasn't sure which products to try. I have dry skin so a good moisturiser is essential for me, especially in Winter. I'm definitely going to keep this one in mind when I come to do an order, great review! xx

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    1. Definitely give it a try, it is extremely affordable and great for its price!

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  19. I haven't heard of this brand but I like the fact its not greasy and unscented, sometimes my skin can be a little sensitive x

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    1. It would be perfect for sensitive skin!

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  21. I might need to get my hands on this moisturiser in the future. I love anything with hyaluronic acid.

    Nathalie
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    1. I love hyaluronic acid too, great for hydrating the skin :)

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  22. I've just bought one of the face oils from The Ordinary and I love it! I adore the packaging of this brand too and it's so affordable!
    Amy xx
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    1. I am yet to try their other products, I might have a look at their facial oils! I adore their packaging, and definitely their price as well :)

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  23. I haven't heard about that brand before but their products are obviously very affordable. Judging by your review, quality is more than satisfying. I have to give them a try :)
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    1. The Ordinary is a relatively new brand but I love their ethos, worth checking them out :)

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  25. What a good price! How did you score that?
    Where did you get it?
    It sounds right down my alley.
    I use CeraVe at the moment - I have to purchase from amazon as they don't sell it here.
    You have given a really honest review - love it.
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    1. I purchased it instore at Priceline, but like I mentioned in my post, there are a few places online that The Ordinary is available from. I haven't personally tried CeraVe before, might have a look into it.

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  27. I need to try the Ordinary! All of their products look amazing!
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    1. Their products are definitely worth the try! :)

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