Beauty | Deciem’s The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA

DECIEM Moisturising Factors


I was aware of the hype surrounding Deciem’s The Ordinary 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 first impressions. 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…

Deciem says Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated. NMF is 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 hyaluronic 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 Deciem’s The Ordinary? Which products are your favourites? I’d love to know!




  1. February 20, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I’ve tried the primers from this range and really enjoy them, I think I might try this next

    • Samantha
      February 20, 2017 / 11:59 am

      I’m the opposite, I now need to try the primers! Thanks for reading

      • February 20, 2017 / 1:59 pm

        I have to say I’m extremely impressed with them, and for the price !!!!

        • Samantha
          February 20, 2017 / 2:12 pm

          I agree, the price point is excellent!

  2. KC
    February 20, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I’d be quite keen to try the moisturiser from this range. I’m a big fan of hyaluronic acid in moisturiser and find it works really well with my dehydrated skin. Great post Sam!

    • Samantha
      February 20, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      I think you’ll like it! My skin can be dehydrated too, this cream seems to work well. Let me know how you get on if you try it!

  3. February 20, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Great post. I’m loving the serums I bought, Buffet, HA&B5 and Advanced Retinoid. I’m on the waiting list for the primer coming back into stock!! Xx

    • Samantha
      February 20, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you! Hope you get on okay with that lot! I’ll look forward to your reviews 🙂 I like the look of the HA&B5. On my list of new products to try. Thanks for reading Hun! Xx

    • Samantha
      February 21, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks for reading! Hope you love it if you try it. Sure you will 🙂 x

  4. July 3, 2017 / 3:36 am

    Is it good for people who have oily face like me?
    I have oily face and large pores..
    Anyway, thanks for the review! ☺

    • Samantha
      July 3, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      This moisturiser is lightweight so fine during the day for oily skin.
      Probably not quite enough for at night on its own.

      Lactic acid 10% is a good exfoliating one that a lot of people rave about.

      Advanced retinoid at night is a great one, use that followed by Cold Pressed rosehip oil.
      If you would like you can email Deciem with your questions and they will email a suggested regime for you. Hope this helps!
      Thanks for reading lovely! 😘

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