What’s this? ANOTHER post on a product from The Ordinary?? You’d think I was sponsored by them or something! Full disclosure – I’m not, promise!
Same as always, this winter has come around and suddenly I’ve got dry patches all over my face. I wear foundation almost everyday and I’m sure you all know that there’s nothing worse than foundation on dry, peeling skin.
Since I’ve been going through creams at an alarming rate, I ran out without buying a replacement before my last had finished. Luckily one of the perks of being a beauty blogger is that there are always samples/products lurking in drawers.
A few months before I received a tube of The Ordinary’s moisturising factors + HA. (I want to say in a Look Fantastic box but it could’ve been from an event?) and since it came sealed, I thought I’d save it until I could use it properly.
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is a non-greasy moisturizer with special hydrating compounds that are found naturally in healthy skin. I always thought the name was really odd until I looked into what it meant. 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. I’m sure by now you all know that HA stands for Hyaluronic Acid and it works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.
Before even using it, it was clear that this product would offer immediate and long-lasting hydration to protect the skin against moisture loss.
The tube is 30ml and is really easy to store/carry around in your bag. A flip top lastic cap makes it easy to squeeze out the amount you need and not have to worry about it leaking all over your bag.
The cream itself has a thick mousse like consistency. It takes a little bit of working into your skin but it’s very easy to do. It has no SPF in it but honestly, that’s no biggie because I’ve started using SPF50 sun cream separately, as we all should be! There’s no fragrance to it which is a major plus for me. I cannot stand moisturisers with any kind of smell.
I get a lot of peeling around the sides of my nose. It’s a weird viscous cycle because I can’t help peeling it off and then more appears. Just super gross. Anyway cut to me putting this cream on my face the first day that I used it and honestly, my male sat really well and I had no signs of dry patches reappearing.
I’m really cynical so I used it consecutively for a week, morning and evening and my face looked really well moisturised. That’s not to say my dry skin disappeared completely, because once my face is dried after being washed I can see the beginnings of my skin flaking, however The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is great at keeping it at bay. I’m eager to continue using it and seeing if it will improve the dryness and overall look of my skin.
Honestly, I wish I had discovered this product (or I wish it had been available to purchase even) when I was on roaccutane because this would’ve been an absolute life saver. In fact I might have to update my post on ‘Top 5 Beauty products you need whilst on Roaccutane‘ because of how good it is.
The Ordinary are great at listening to their consumers and I’m guessing they got great feedback for this moisturiser because it is now available in 100ml.
Priced at £5 it’s more than affordable. Definitely one to stock up on. Not only because you’ll love using it but actually because it’s always sold out!
If you’re lucky enough to live in London there are quite a few stockists now but if you’re buying online, its generally never available! Buy yours here.
Would I recommend this product? 1000 times yes!!
Would I buy this product again? Already have babes x