Hydrating Moisturizer- 3% NMF Complex

NMF skin cream is a lightweight daily gel moisturizer that hydrates, nourishes and calms skin. Enriched with Natural Moisturizing Factor Complex (NMF) that mimics the skin’s natural NMF, helps to maintain adequate hydration in the barrier, without giving the oily feel and strengthens skin barrier.
Net Quantity : 50 gm


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Why is this different?

The NMF is a mixture of amino acids and other derivatives. It is an essential part of the skin as it maintains adequate hydration in the stratum corneum (uppermost layer of skin) by working as a humectant mixture and providing integrity to the skin barrier. The amount of NMF in the Stratum corneum determines how much water it can hold at a particular humidity level.

The skin also consists of a lipid matrix that protects the skin and seals in the water to prevent water loss and retains moisture within the skin. The added emollients and occlusives in the formula behaves like the lipid matrix and seals in moisture without clogging pores.

How Does it Work on the Skin?

  • 3% NMF complex mimics the NMF of the skin.
    NMF complex is a unique combination of amino acids and derivatives such as Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Sodium PCA,Sodium Lactate, PCA, that together replicate the Natural Moisturizing factor of the skin and replenishes the skin barrier.
  • A blend of emollients, occlusives and soothing ingredients retain the moisture within the skin, prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and soothe skin

How to use?

  • Use a pea size amount of nmf skin cream, gently massage until the product is absorbed into the skin.
  • Can be used twice a day, both morning and night.
  • Use with Deconstruct Hydrating serum for best hydrating results.

Sodium PCA, PCA, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Sodium lactate: Amino acid and derivatives that are part of the NMF.
Clive R. Harding and Anthony V. Rawlings, Effects of Natural Moisturising Factor and Lactic Acid Isomers on Skin Function, Dry Skin and Moisturisers: Chemistry and Function,  Chapter 18, pg 187- 204, Joseph Fowler, MD, FAAD. Understanding the Role of Natural Moisturizing Factor in Skin Hydration, July 2012, Practical Dermatology. 

Panthenol: Panthenol soothes, moisturises and helps to maintain integrity of the skin barrier by preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Camargo FB Jr, Gaspar LR, Maia Campos PM. Skin moisturising effects of panthenol-based formulations. J Cosmet Sci. 2011 Jul-Aug;62(4):361-70. PMID: 21982351.

Calendula officinalis (Flower) Extract: Soothing and anti-inflammatory extract that helps to calm skin.
Silva, Diva & Ferreira, Marta & Lobo, José & Cruz, Maria & Almeida, Isabel. (2021). Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Calendula officinalis L. Flower Extract. Cosmetics. 8. 31. 10.3390/cosmetics8020031. 

Glycerine: Glycerine is a humectant that holds water and strengthens the skin’s barrier. It also helps in the penetration of other ingredients and works in combination with other emollients present.
Fluhr JW, Darlenski R, Surber C. Glycerol and the skin: holistic approach to its origin and functions. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Jul;159(1):23-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08643.x. Epub 2008 Jul 1. PMID: 18510666.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Aloe Vera Extract is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant extract that helps to heal and soothe skin.
Aloe Vera: A short review (2008), Amar Surjushe, Resham Vasani, DG Saple; Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai Vol 53, Issue 4, pg 163-166.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activity and also protects skin from oxidative stress.
Koch, W., Zagórska, J., Marzec, Z., & Kukula-Koch, W. (2019). Applications of Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its Active Constituents in Cosmetics. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(23), 4277. 

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract: It contains terpenoids and bisabolol that has anti inflammatory, healing and soothing benefits.
Ferreira, Elaine & Vasques, Christiane & Jesus, Cristine & Reis, Paula. (2015). Topical effects of Chamomilla Recutita in skin damage: A literature review. Pharmacologyonline. 3. 123. 

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract: Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.
Ranasinghe, P. and P. Galappaththy. Health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a summary of the current evidence. Ceylon Medical Journal 61.1 (2016)

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract: Derived from Coconut, this extract has skin conditioning benefits.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Shea butter contains triglycerides along with fatty acids such as oleic, stearic, linoleic, and palmitic fatty acids. This makes it a great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory emollient. 

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Emollient, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.
Lin, T. K., Zhong, L., & Santiago, J. L. (2017). Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(1), 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19010070

Sodium Gluconate: Functions as a chelating agent and humectant.
PubChem Compound Summary for CID 517056, Gluconate sodium   

Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol: A combination of skin-softening, antimicrobial and a preservative required to keep the serum fresh and free from any microbial growth
Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):281-8

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil: Emollient and penetration enhancer.
Chin Xuan Tan, Seok Shin Tan, Seok Tyug Tan,Chapter 52 – Cold pressed macadamia oil,Editor(s): Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan, Cold Pressed Oils,Academic Press,2020,Pages 587-595,ISBN 9780128181881

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil: Rich in fatty acids, acts as an emollient, conditions and repairs skin.
Lin, T. K., Zhong, L., & Santiago, J. L. (2017). Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(1), 70

Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer: Plant based alternatives to silicone that provides slip and enhances texture.

Glyceryl Stearate: Emulsifier, texture enhancer.

Lecithin: Emulsifier and skin conditioning agent.

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate: Penetration enhancer and emulsifier.

Triethanolamine: Triethanolamine helps to adjust the pH, improve texture and stabilise the product.
Int J Toxicol. 2013 May-Jun;32(3 Suppl):59S-83S

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer: Emulsifier and texture enhancer.

Water, Calendula officinalis (Flower) Extract, Glycerine, Diheptyl Succinate,Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium PCA, PCA, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Sodium lactate, Panthenol, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate.

For best hydrating results

Use with Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum- 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide and Deconstruct’s Hydrating Face wash-  0.5% Amino Acids + 0.1% Hyaluronic Acid. Take small amounts of the Deconstruct’s Hydrating Cleanser and gently massage for 30 seconds on damp face. Rinse well with water. Pat face slightly dry. Over damp face, apply 2-3 drops of the Deconstruct’s Hydrating serum. Follow up with Deconstruct’s NMF Hydrating Moisturizer.


For sensitive oily skin

Use with Deconstruct’s Pore Control Serum- 2% Salicylic Acid + 3% Niacinamide for sensitive skin. Apply 2-3 drops of the Deconstruct’s Pore Control Serum on a clean and dry face. Follow up with Deconstrust’s NMF Moisturiser. 

  1. Patch testing prior to use is advised
  2. All products are gender-neutral
  3. Best suited for individuals above 18 years of age. 


All the products in a confirmed order will be shipped within 24 hours. Expect the products to reach you within 4-7 days of despatch.


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Returns & Refunds

Thank you for shopping at The Deconstruct. We have made all our products with utmost care and deep scientific knowledge with an understanding of most skin types. If you are still not completely satisfied with a purchase, please reach out to us and we will put all our efforts to help you.

We offer refunds / replacements only in following cases:

  • Wrong product delivered
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Under the above circumstances, please raise a return / refund request within 7 (seven) days from the date of delivery – drop us an email at [email protected]

Please allow us 48 hours to review your request. Once the request is approved, we will initiate a reverse pickup. Our courier partner will pick the order from your doorsteps.

Upon receiving the returned order, our service team will review the same. If the issues described by you are verified, our team will initiate a refund within 24 hours.

No return or any other claim will be acceptable or valid

  • after the expiration of 7 days from the time of delivery of the product
  • opened/ used/ altered products
  • original packaging (mono cartons, labels, etc.) missing
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

I use moisturizer and brightening serum mixed together and it gives amazing effect.My suggestions to try this way. Nice product 👍

Bhargavi Krishnan
Bought it on a whim, best decision ever!

I have acne prone sensitive skin and I only use cetaphil moisturiser, as I love the other serums by deconstruct wanted to give this a try and slowly incorporated into my routine. It has been amazing, and it really moisturises very well. Looking forward to try more of these. Deconstruct please make a glycolic acid toner already :D



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