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 705 customers Found my new face moisturizer!
April from Cincinnati, OH
Takes a little getting used to because it's so much thicker than IT WORKS that I've been using. Absorbs quickly and isn't greasy at all. Definitely found my new face moisturizer!!
DZ from Colorado
Great moisturizer for sensitive skin. Feels medium weight. Def can tell it moisturizes my dry skin. I use this over the cosrx snail mucin and works great
amazing value !
cait from seattle
such a nice moisturizer, goes on in a cream but is very lightweight and doesn't make me look greasy! also so cheap for the amount of product i love it
Moisturizer works for me!
Enjle from WI
Been using a week and my dry skin start to back to normal. I'm so glad I found this after trying 2 others brand with more expensive price but doesn't work for me especially with a my combination skin type and the dry weather in Wisconsin since winter.
Will try the serum next week hope it makes better
My new holy grail moisturizer
mdz from MD
This is my new favorite moisturizer. Everything about it is amazing. I was scared to yet another new product because my skin has been horrible from hormones and masks, but this product is so gentle! After using this paired with another ordinary serum, my face improved within 2 days! I've also been using it as a under eye cream and it keeps my eyes very hydrated.
Light feeling yet moisturizing
Sarah from North Dakota
I love love love this product! I have dry skin and my t zone gets oily. This moisturizer feels light but keeps my skin moisturized with minimal oil
Made me break out
Nik from Newark,de
Made my entire face breakout. Once I stopped using my skin cleared back up
Nothin' but Ordinary
MishyMash from Bellevue, WA
While I appreciate the cost, this product did not hydrate my skin. It goes on thick, but quickly smooths into the skin. I found the finish to be a bit waxy or filmy, but acceptably so. Within an hour, dry patches began to appear and felt uncomfortably tight. So much so that I washed it off and applied alternate skincare. Admittedly, I have very high expectations for my skincare. If it doesn't improve my skin, then it holds no value for me. Might work great for oilier skin types. Won't return, but won't repurchase.
B from Las Vegas
A little goes a long way. Amazing moisturizer!
Overall good product
Angie R from IN
I usually pair it with the Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5. It's really hydrating for my skin.
Great product. Great price.
Rachel from Springfield, MO
I bought this a few weeks ago and have been using it since. The consistency is between a lotion and a cream which I like. I have combination skin and primarily use this at night time on my cheeks which get dry after a shower. There is no fragrance which I like. No dyes- great! Does the job and I haven't broke out or gotten a rash. Gentle. Great price. I would recommend as a basic facial moisturizer.
Love love love
Staci H from Arizona
I love everything about this Brand and their products are fantastic!! You can't beat the price & my skin has never felt so good and hydrated as it does now.
Valoop from Ma.
I used it every day after I've use my serum's. I also use it without the serums . I love the texture
My skin feels great, and the price is right!
Linda the shopper from Franklin
I use this with their oils/serums. All the products are affordable. I noticed a difference in the softness of my skin within a day. Originally received as a gift, but purchased the second tube because it works.
Broke me out
Jay from Los Angeles
Pros- it feels hydrating like a creamy watery feeling on your face if that makes sense
Cons- I wanted to test it out bc of the hype that I've seen about this brand on tik tok and 2 days in using it, it broke me out terribly, don't recommend it at all!!
Not a good moisturizer for really dry skin
Hallie S. from Roseville, CA
Even when fully hydrated, the skin on my face is dry. Not flaky dry, but just dry. I'm days into using this product and other The Ordinary products. The other products were not drying at all and overall I'd say I'm satisfied with them, but I kept having to pack this product on - even supplementing it with facial oils. I was HORRIFIED to get into my car, in the natural light, and see how DRY my face looked after using only this. PARCHED is the only word for it. My face, which has never looked like a dry desert after a good moisturizing, looked so much like all the hydration had been robbed from my skin. There was no glow, no health, no suppleness. Stacked lines were there that weren't previously there. My skin looked tight and wrinkled from being DRY. And the tip of my nose just has no chance with this, even though I don't have a runny nose from allergies that requires I wipe my nose to justify this level of dehydration after a moisturizer. With dry skin, I keep extra moisturizer on hand, and I've had to start supplementing this moisturizer with facial oils AND my old moisturizer.
If you, a family member, or your friend has REALLY dry skin - and not just a little dry, but ACTUALLY dry - I would not suggest this at all. This is a light moisturizer, regardless of how many sources claim this is excellent for dry skin.
Small Amount Goes Long Way
Vanessa from KS
The smallest amount of this goes the longest way. I use it every night and every morning and really enjoy it. I have combo skin!
DD from Utah
No idea what's in this stuff buuut my rosacea postules are GONE and it's 100% this stuff. I have combination skin with the majority of it being dry and flaky and this stuff doesn't disappoint at all. I was buying kiehls expensive azzz face moisturizer and mmm mmm ☝🏽 not the business compared to this AFFORDABLE magic stuff. 10/10 recommend
Super hydrating and gentle
Skincare junkie from hemet, ca
I love this stuff! Its gentle and really hydrating. I also love how much product you get for the price.
Andrea from Charlotte, NC
Not too oily and it's perfect for wearing under makeup.
one of my favorite moisturizers
nicole from clarksville
def worth it! feels so good in my skin
Basic good product
Briley from Branson West Missouri
I like this product after trying it for the first time but since i do have acne prone skin im scared that the shine might shine through makeup and make you look oily
Twinmomma1212 from Pennsylvania
I've been using this product for two months now and it's okay. You only need a nickel size maybe even less then that. Move this product on your face quickly with fingertips only . It feels like sunscreen for me but when it drys my face soaks it up . I will say that only within the last week, I had a rash on my chin area only. I have normal to dry skin and it's sensitive. I have some breakouts because of sugar. I don't think that this product is the cause of my rash . Hope this review was helpful .
matt from wa
not great, does not leave my face feeling moisturized. fine if you have normal skin but do not recommend for dry skin
The Ordinary is one of my favorite Skincare lines!
La La from Midwest
A small amount goes a long way in this