Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Absolute holy grail
This is the only moisturizer I plan to use for the rest of my life.
I purchased the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100 mL in August of 2019, and as of today, August 5th 2020, I have officially finished that first tube. I used it basically twice a day every single day for a year after cleansing and any serums/other treatments. If my face is still soaking wet from The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution or applying way too much serums or other treatments, the Natural Moisturizing Factor has trouble soaking in and takes an extra minute or so to absorb, but that's user error rather than a product malfunction. Sometimes, when I didn't have any of my Cerave Moisturizing Cream (the only body lotion that I'm not allergic to), I would use the Natural Moisturizing Factors instead and it also worked well as a light body moisturizer.
This product did not make any dramatic changes to my skin besides keeping it healthy and hydrated every day, which I consider a plus. It's the most simple, straight-forward product ever. The only problem I can imagine anyone possibly having is wanting more hydration for dry skin, and Natural Moisturizing Factors mixes and/or layers well with argan oil and squalane oil that I've used it with. There are no active ingredients in it so I don't have to worry about it contradicting or reacting negatively with any serums or treatments I use. It absorbs in less than a minute and truly feels like my skin is naturally moisturized, I can't even tell that there was a lotion on my skin. It doesn't make my face look or feel greasy, even though I have extremely oily skin (if I'm not wearing makeup my t-zone will start to look oily around 5-8 hours after applying, but that's totally natural for my skin).
It wears perfectly under makeup and doesn't cause any pilling or textural problems under any types of primers, powder, cream, stick foundation, or liquid foundation I've used. I would buy this again and again, and give it 10 stars if I could.
Most Helpful Critical Review NOT for me
I have combination skin, oily on my nose but occasional dry patches on my forehead and chin. I was so excited to try this and I tried it in conjunction with the ordinary HA serum. NEVER AGAIN. the texture was great and made my skin feel supple but the weird texture and breakouts were unreal. I had nearly perfect skin with minimal scars or hyperpigmentation. soon after using this, I experienced raised bumps down the sides of my nose that never turned into whiteheads but had to be self extracted, and I also got random huge pimples on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I thought my skin was stressed from using too many new products at once so I stopped using the serum and saw some improvement, but I was still breaking out way more than usual even with just the lotion, and not even daily use - I would switch off w my old lotion so i wasn't overwhelming my skin. I made sure my skin was damp before applying and i used an oil at night to lock in moisture to make sure i wasn't pulling up moisture from deeper layers of skin. I have done everything i could to get good results but fast forward 2 months and I'm done trying to make this work. my skin has never looked this bad. 2 days ago i switched completely to the cerave daily moisturizing lotion and already see a difference. not sure why this didn't work for me but it seems like I'm not the only one. if your skin doesn't react to this then I'd say give it a try, because the texture and finish are great, but overall it was just not for me. hopefully i get my skin back to where it was.
Reviewed by 608 customers Love It!!
Maria from Los Angeles Ca
I love this moisturizer. I have oily skin but you need to use very little it feels greasy at first but then it goes away. I would get extremely oily but found out it was do to me not moisturizing enough. I suggest a pea size or even less can cover a lot.
MByrd from Arkansas
This is my go to moisturizer. I have extremely oily, and very sensitive, skin. This leaves my skin soft, without being greasy.
I will buy this again!
Missy from Radford
Love the non-greasy feel and the price!
I love it!!
Sylvia from Arizona
I love this moisturizer, I have oily skin so sometimes I have trouble finding moisturizers that doesn't make it more oily and this one does wonders I would definitely recommend
I would buy this product again!
Lore from South LA, CA
It helps with keeping me matte. No other product has work as good as this one.
Moisturizing and not heavy
Rach from Baton Rouge
I've been using this moisturizer for a few weeks now, and I'm pretty happy with it so far. It does moisturize my face pretty well, and it doesn't feel heavy. It absorbs into my skin very well and makes it feel soft. It's unscented too, which Ioce because scents can be really hard on my sensitive skin. I'll likely get this again in the future.
mkh from ny
Contains no pore clogging ingredients yet still broke me out bad, don't like the consistency either feels oily at first then feels tight
Good product for the money
Mady from Missouri
I did really like this moisturizer, it feels like it melted into my skin and didn't leave an oily finish. I don't know that it helped hydrate my skin quite enough though like I wanted. Still a great product!
Not moisturizing enough
Mace from Salisbury
Didn't provide enough moisture and caused some acne flare-ups
Oily Acne Prone Skin
Chey from Go
Been using for about 8 months. Works okay! Can make you look greasy if you apply too much. I stopped using this in the morning and keep this as my night time moisturizer. It is good enough for that because if you live in a hot humid place this will not stand a chance to sweat.
Good everyday moisturizer
Jas from AZ
My skin started freaking out in October so I decided to limit myself to a more simple routine with less chemicals to hopefully calm it down. This moisturizer is so basic in a good way. It has kept my skin moisturized during these cold months and I like that there's no fragrance and it doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores or worsening my breakouts. The price is amazing as well. I will continue to purchase.
I wanted to love this but..
SJ from Washington, D.C.
I wasn't a fan of this moisturizer to be honest I really only got it because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a moisturizer and at the time this seemed like a great option even though the reviews were kind of mixed. Long story short, I don't recommend this for oily/combo skin. It feels hydrating at first but then after like five minutes my skin feels tight and its not moisturizing enough.
cleared most of my ance
Maribel from Columbia center
I used to use moisturizers that weren't good for the skin and when I heard of this I new I had to try in a matter of months it cleared most of my acne. It feels nice and light on your skin it's very thick but feels so light .
ViviBr from WashingtonDC
I used numerous moisturizers from variety of brands-Chanel, Lancome, Estee Lauder, and even La Mer- but this one beats them all. It is Simply Great Moisturizer!
Tate from Reno
It was super light, and really helped my skin.
Good for Sensitive Skin
Katja from Belle Fourche, SD
I have extremely sensitive, dry skin and this product has helped so much! It doesn't feel greasy or burn when I put it on. I use it mainly at night when I go to bed for extra moisture. I feel the size of the product is great for the price. It really has made difference in how dry my skin is.
Lingalew from Indiana
Great moisturizer. Doesn't leave you feeling greasy.
My go-to Moisturizer
Hunter from Miami, Florida
This is my go-to moisturizer, mainly because it's so hard to find a oil-free moisturizer that's not thick. It also has no-fragrance, which many don't know is fragrance tends to worsen acne and make the products overall less effective. This product *is* fragrance-free, which is amazing! It's lightweight and contains Hyaluronic acid which is a staple ingredient when it comes to moisture retention. I would totally but this product again!
This is an ok product
Kett from Nj
I have been using the moisturizer for a couple of months. I have very oily skin and it works great with my skin. It doesn't make my skin oily anymore. I don't
like how thick it is though. If you prefer more lighter moisturizers this is not for you.
It's ok, a little greasy.
Ray from Tampa, FL
It's my backup. Not terrible, definitely does the trick and like the other Ordinary products, it's made well and is certainly worth it for the price. However, I do find that it is a bit greasy and feels more like an SPF moisturizer rather than an indoor daily or night time moisturizer. I'd still go for the Cerave if you're looking for a really good moisturizer.
This is my go-to moisturizer!
moorem0586 from Milwaukee, WI
I have 2 backs ups just in case!
Dayana from LA
i have combination skin and when I tell you I've been looking for a moisturizer that's good for my oily skin this is the one I recommend, leaves my skin looking moisturized & glowing , not bad for the price and size.
light, soothing application
bcthkmil from Milwaukee
I use this twice a day. I'm used to living in a humid, warm climate and now my skin is reacting to forced air heat. It doesn't sting my skin. A good moisturizer at a great price.
This is my go-to moisturizer!
moorem0586 from Milwaukee, WI
Love how soft and smooth it makes your face!
I was really excited to try this but BREAKOUTS :(
JD from NYC
I used this with hyaluronic acid and my skin was instantly dry and itchy. After two hours it started flaking and made my skin roughly textured.