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Dermalogica Active Moist

Dermalogica

Active Moist

3.4 oz

Item #: 2152609

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A lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection to actively combat surface dehydration. This sheer, easy-to-apply formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts to help smooth and improve the skin's texture. Natural botanical astringents of Lemon, Watercress, Burdock and Ivy help to refine the skin while soothing extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber provide deep hydration. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:
  • Silk Amino Acids smooth and improve skin texture. Natural botanical astringents of Lemon, Ivy, Watercress and Burdock refine the skin.
  • Soothing extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber provide deep hydration.

We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an Ulta store.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.
Apply to clean skin especially dryer areas such as forehead, chin and cheeks. Use day or night.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Lactamide MEA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Lavandula Hybrida Oil.

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DermalogicaActive Moist
 
4.5

(based on 365 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (290)
  • Moisturizing (259)
  • Gentle (234)
  • Leaves clean feel (174)
  • Improves skin texture (168)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (16)
  • Greasy (7)
  • Bad smell (6)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Pricey (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (191)
  • Combination skin (147)
  • Sensitive skin (118)
  • Oily skin (87)
  • All skin types (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (176), Budget shopper (99), Beauty conscious (18), Survivalist / minimalist (16)

Reviewed by 365 customers

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4.0

Great for oily, combo skin

By Lovenursing79

from Annapolis MD

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

    My new favorite moisturizer. I have oily combo skin and it does a great job- never greasy, absorbs well. I have used practically every moisturizer out there for oily skin but this is the best. Definitely a keeper. A little pricey, but worth it.

     
    5.0

    Love this moisturizer

    By Laila

    from Porter Ranch, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

      This is my favorite moisturizer. I have oily, acne prone skin and this is one of the only moisturizers that does not cause me to break out. I used to use this then after trying a couple of other moisturizers I knew I had to switch back to calm my skin down. It's a little pricey but so worth it.

       
      5.0

      One of the best moisturizers in the game

      By Reilly

      from Royal Oak, MI

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

      For sure one of the best, lightweight moisturizers ever. Not greasy or heavy in any way. Completely helped me skin. My ONLY con is the price, and the fact that I used it up so fast and have to pay a large amount to keep replenishing. However, the whole brand of Dermalogica is amazing and their prices are high for a reason (they work so well.)

       
      5.0

      I would buy all the time

      By AD

      from Dallas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

        Love it

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Weak Moisturizer

        By J

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly

        Cons

        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

          Product did not add moisture, but rather dried the skin even more, most likely due to the witch hazel content.

           
          5.0

          My favorite everyday moisturizer!

          By traceyrkp

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

            I've been using this moisturizer for about 4 months and I haven't had any adverse effects (my skin is ultra-sensitive). It's great to use before applying makeup, and it always leaves a slightly matte finish, never greasy. A little bit goes a long way. I've found my perfect moisturizer!!

             
            5.0

            I would continue buying this product and recommend to others

            By Lilly

            from Pearland, TX

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

              I use this daily after Shower/Bath.

               
              5.0

              Love love love this moistureizer

              By Meg

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

                I have nothing bad to say about this product. I use it daily along with other Dermalogica products!

                 
                5.0

                My go to moisturizer

                By Fly girl

                from Stroudsburg,PA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Daily Use
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

                  Great product

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME

                  By G

                  from Mobile, AL

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Smells a bit strong but it goes away

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Active Moist:

                  This stuff works y'all!

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                  13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I have mostly oily skin, but I do have two dry patches on the apples of my cheeks. Would this be a good fit for me?
                    Asked on 1/12/2017 by Melissa from Tyler, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. To spot treat these areas we recommend using Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate under your moisturizer on these areas.

                      Answered on 1/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I have really oily skin that is prone to acne but once I wash my face it feels really dry and tight. What moisturizer would be right for me?
                    Asked on 12/26/2016 by Simran from Indiana

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your question. The dry/tight feeling you are experiencing is called dehydration where your skin is lacking water moisture even though you produce oil. To help with hydration you will need a healthy cleanser that won't strip your skin of this moisture and hydration products to help restore the moisture. Here's what I recommend for your skin.

                      Special Cleansing Gel
                      Multi Active Toner
                      Skin Hydrating Booster or Skin Hydrating Masque
                      Active Moist
                      Solar Defense Booster SPF 50

                      I hope you find this helpful and if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask :)

                      Answered on 12/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I have very sensitive acne prone skin that is also dry. Will this make me break out?
                    Asked on 12/20/2016 by Betsy from Chicago

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This moisturizer is oil free and will not cause breakouts however, if you are dry we recommend that you use Skin Smoothing Cream for your skin.

                      Answered on 12/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I have oily, hormonal acne prone skin, what cleanser and moisturizer would be good to use?
                    Asked on 7/20/2016 by Melissa from Angus, Ontario, Canada

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Clearing Skin Wash would be the best choice for your skin. This is a medicated gel cleanser that kills bacteria without stripping or drying your skin.
                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 7/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I am a 62year old lady. I still have oily skin but following cleansing it can feel tight.
                    Which would be the best moisturiser for me please.
                    Many thanks.
                    Sally
                    Asked on 6/20/2016 by wilson from Great Britain

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use Special Cleansing Gel as your cleanser to avoid feeling tight after cleansing. MultiActive Toner will help you moisturizer absorb and moisturizer your skin better. For moisturizer we recommend Skin Smoothing Cream to help hydrate skin without being too heavy.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    How does this moisturizer work under makeup? I have redness and dryness around my nose and mouth and a few other patches. But my nose and forehead are as oily as can be! I always feel like my makeup is melting off.
                    Asked on 6/16/2016 by Jess

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Active Moist will address dehydration and is light weight enough not to be heavy or sticky. To address excess oil we recommend using Clearing Mattifier in areas that are oily to absorb and reduce oil production.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I'm looking for a moisturizer for my oily, hormonal acne prone skin, that is also dry in some areas, would this possibly be a good fit for me?
                    Asked on 6/12/2016 by G from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Active Moist is an oil free moisturize that will help to hydrate and balance oil/hydration levels. You may also spot treat trouble areas with Breakout Control under Active Moist to address skin issues.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 6/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I have dry checks and sometimes my face gets tight, but my chin is my problem area and gets very oily and I have hormonal break outs. Should I go with this moisturizer or the skin smoothing cream? I cannot decide on which one. And can you tell me the difference between the two moisturizers (active moist and skin smoothing cream)?
                    Asked on 6/6/2016 by Julie from Myrtle Beach, SC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Skin Smoothing Cream is the best choice for your skin and will help to balance your hydration/oil levels. You can use Daily Microfoliant all over face and Breakout Control to address breakouts on chin. Active Moist is oil free and will not be enough hydration for your cheek area.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I have been a fan of Dermalogica for years and am going to switch back from trying Philosophy. I currently am an acne prone/combination skin type who is dry/irritated from Salicylic acid and other acne products. I use the Clear Start All Over Toner but am in need of a daytime moisturizer. I know its important but I avoid ones with SPF as i feel i break out from it. Would the Active Moist be best for me? I was also considering the skin smoothing cream. Thank You!
                    Asked on 4/27/2016 by IntoSkin from Wisconsin

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. For the skin conditions you have told us about we recommend using Skin Smoothing Cream. This medium weight moisturizer absorbs quickly and will not feel heavy on your skin. We recommend using Oil Free Matte SPF30 during the day.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 4/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    Does this soak in quickly?
                    Asked on 4/4/2016 by Aleahh

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Active Moist is a light weight, non greasy formula that absorbs quickly into the skin. For best results cleanse, apply MultiActive Toner and then Active Moist. You will also benefit from using Charcoal rescue Masque 2 times a week to soak up excess oil and keep follicles clear.

                      Dermalogica Brand Expert

                      Answered on 4/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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