I was aware of the hype surrounding this brand and I was eager to try it, following all the good things I’d heard about it. I must say, so far it’s living up to its reputation. I’ve been trying this moisturiser for at least two weeks now, so that I can give a fair review and share my thoughts. I’m a die-hard ‘Ultrasun Face’ user and it would have to take a pretty good cream to sway me from that. I’ve tried a few others along the way and always drifted back to Ultrasun. Mainly for the SPF formula. This may well be the one which breaks the mould though! The packaging is smart and unobtrusive. Not so girly which is fine. It’s good to mix things up, I’m usually drawn to girly packaging and as ridiculous as it sounds the packaging, one way or the other could be a deal breaker for me. With this though it’s Smart as I said and I quite like the no-nonsense appeal.
My guest writer Kylie recently reviewed The Ordinary Buffet serum and found concerns with the product description on the packaging of this brand. Read her review here on my blog I have to agree, It’s not the easiest to immediately see what the product is, or does. This one goes by the name of Natural Moisturising Factors + HA go figure! No need I’ll do it for you…
Here’s what the brand have to say, just to clarify things.
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.
Here’s What I Found…
The cream itself is quite a thick consistency, I also quite like this… to me, this indicates a quality moisturiser. Non greasy, white in colour and no fragrance detected. It contains lots of hard-working ingredients such as hyaloronc acid, phospholipids plus eleven amino acids so let’s see if the results match up! It smoothes on really well and sinks in quite quickly. leaving a good base for makeup. I follow with a tinted moisturiser, this works well and I’ve not experienced any roll off or other issue. I actually did find good hydration to my skin and really enjoy using this cream, I’ve yet to see any long-term effects as continued use is key. I will continue to use my daily SPF as for me, that is an essential part of my skin care routine. This cream, however is definitely going to feature on my bathroom shelf for the foreseeable future.
This brand has had so much attention from the industry since it’s launch in 2016 gaining ground on premium brands who charge the earth and use celebs’ for product endorsement. This brand however, is being touted as a beauty revolution by the Guardian and influential beauty bloggers. Rightly so! with all this hype you really need to try this range! Relatively inexpensive but with quality ingredients to boot, this brand is surely a game changer. My Natural Moisturising Factors here is 30ml with an RRP of £4.99 so really isn’t going to break the bank!
Try some of the range for yourself. Purchase from Victoria Health
Do you love The Ordinary? Which products are your favourites? I’d love to know!