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Calm Water Gel

Dermalogica

Calm Water Gel

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Dermalogica's Calm Water Gel is a weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. Refreshing gel formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon application, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault. Dual hyaluronic acid technology works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple fruit extract and glycerin hydrate and soften while defending skin against dryness. Cactus pear extract helps soothe sensitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.

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Squeeze a small amount into palm and rub hands together to activate. Pat gently onto face and neck. Use twice a day for continuous relief.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Stearyl Heptanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sea Salt, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Caprylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Phosphate, Linalool,* Limonene.*

*Linalool and Limonene have not been added to the formula, but are natural components of the Lavender essential oil in the formula.

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DermalogicaCalm Water Gel
 
4.6

(based on 343 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (295)
  • Goes on smoothly (287)
  • Absorbs quickly (258)
  • Not greasy (219)
  • Smells great (155)

Cons

  • Not long-lasting (17)
  • Too greasy or heavy (16)
  • Bad smell (14)
  • Doesn't absorb well (14)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (284)
  • Dryness (203)
  • Deep moisturization (147)
  • After shower/bath (139)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (170), Beauty expert (98), Survivalist / minimalist (67), Skin care professional (15)

Reviewed by 343 customers

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5.0

Love love love

By Kels

from South Carolina

About Me Beauty Expert

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

    I am so in love with this product. It makes my skin feel AMAZING! It is so smooth and the texture is heavenly. I use it every single day, underneath my makeup.. when I take my makeoff off. Any time I can! I received this product completely free for testing but I will definitely be buying this in the future. I couldn't imagine not having this in my daily routine!

     
    5.0

    Need too add moisture to your face routine? This is it!!

    By Lauren3208

    from Winston-Salem, NC

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

      I wasn't sure I was going to like this product, it seemed like something that wasn't going ti work. I was so wrong. It provided me the perfect amount of moisture to balance my dry spots on my face. It also paired so well with the barrier defense booster. I received a free sample of this to try and all opinions are my own.

       
      5.0

      A must in my routine

      By Ednyr Marie

      from Orlando, Fl

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Absorb Well

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

      I really like this gel. It hydrates my skin and leaves my skin feeling smooth and calm especially with my sensitive skin. I like to apply it before my makeup and before bed. It works great with the barrier defense booster! Receive complimentary for testing purposes.

       
      4.0

      This gel is the bomb

      By Sarahrj

      from Waynesville, MO

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

        This gel is soooo good omg I love it! I got it free to review and my skin loves the texture! It's lightweight but really moisturizing! It doesn't make me greasy at all which is important since my skin is oily

         
        4.0

        Combination Skin

        By Mary

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Leaves skin too dry

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

          The product would have been great but it didn't hydrate the dry areas of my skin. I have combination skin and my t-zone was great but the other areas were too dry. The product absorbed fast though and went on smooth! I received this product free for testing.

           
          5.0

          I love this product!!

          By Amanda F

          from Chanute, KS

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

            This is an awesome product. It left my skin moisturized and healthy looking. If definitely buy it again!

            *I received this product for free from to review, however all opinions are my own .

             
            4.0

            Great for sensitive skin!

            By Jillian

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

              I received this product complimentary to test out and I dig it! I envy women that can splash their faces in the morning and walk out the door without anything on their face. I, however, look like a tomato, but wish so badly to rely more on skin care than makeup. This helped tons! I rated it as a 4 because it's not perfect (realistically, I'm not sure if any product will be). It did calm my skin enough that I was t embarrassed to run errands sans a tinted moisturizer. I'd like to keep using it and see what the long term results are like.

               
              5.0

              GREAT MOISTURIZER FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

              By Mis MiK

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dryness

                Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

                I have a great love for this moisturizer and I am so glad that I tried it. It works as a wonderful primer for under my makeup appliction and its nice and light for day time without feeling greasy or heavy on my face. A little bit goes a long way as well, thats always a plus so youre definitely getting your moneys worth with this product. Bonus? My fiance loves it, too! Men can definitely benefit from this product as well! Pro tip: add a few drops of beauty oil or skin booster to the moisturizer for added hydration and protection while the weather is rough or your having enduring a long day of running around!

                 
                5.0

                I love this stuff!

                By Katie

                from Yorba Linda

                About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

                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 Calm Water Gel:

                  It's amazing how smooth this product feels. I've always been a fan of dermalogica and this product is no exception. It starts out as a gel but literally transforms into water. It's pricey but effective. I highly recommend it! I received this product complimentary for review purposes.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Skin Gel I've Used

                  By Photograpia

                  from Pomona, CA

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Deep Moisturization

                    Comments about Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

                    I use this everyday, and it has made such a huge difference in my skin! I am always on the quest to find non-greasy moisturizing products for my skin, and this was just that. I couldn't ask for something that would be as protective all at once as it has been skin improving, and I have found the perfect marriage of those things in this. Never going back to any other traditional moisturizer ever again! I received this product complimentary from I n f l u e n s t e r, and am so glad I did.

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                    • Q:

                      Is this product fragrance free?
                      Asked on 3/28/2018 by mearbearbaskin from South Carolina , US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Dermalogica does not add fragrance or dyes to any of our formulations, including Calm Water Gel.

                        Answered on 3/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for acne prone skin? I have a hard time with acne and I use active moist and special cleansing gel or the clearlinf face wash. I have a acne cream that I use every once in a while and am wondering if this is better then the active most since it's calming? Or if it'll make my skin worse?
                      Asked on 3/26/2018 by Linds from Wisconsin

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is a great night time moisturizer for acne prone skin. You can layer it over your treatment products.

                        Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this product non comedogenic?
                      Asked on 3/5/2018 by Kate from California

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        All Dermalogica products are free of comedogenic ingredients.

                        Answered on 3/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I recently started using calm water gel and love how moisturizing it has been on my skin! However, I previously used a moisturizer with SPF and am concerned about not having that. Can I mix my Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF for daily use or will it strip my skin the nutrients it needs or clog pores with too much product?
                      Asked on 3/1/2018 by LaurB from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you are going to use both of these products you will layer Calm Water Gel on first and then layer your sunscreen over it.

                        Answered on 3/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Hi I recently purchased calm water gel for my dry skin that is prone to acne. Whenever I put it on my face it sometimes gets tight during the day. Should I add the barrier defense booster along with it? I'm wondering if it's still too light of a moisturizer for my skin. Also do I rub it in or just pat it on my face?
                      Asked on 2/8/2018 by Savannah Frost from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend applying a few drops of Barrier Defense Booster under your Calm Water Gel to address dryness in the skin.

                        Answered on 2/8/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this product supposed to be used as a moisturizer alone or a hyaluronic serum under moisturizer?
                      Asked on 2/5/2018 by Liz from Louisiana

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        It can be customized for your skin. You can use it alone or under another moisturizer depending on how much moisture your skin needs.

                        Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I purchased the Dermalogica Ultra calming calm Water-gel and the ultra calming barrier repair . Which one do I start with first and then second after I use essential cleaning solution
                      Asked on 2/3/2018 by Amanda from Marlborough,MA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        After cleansing your skin apply Barrier Defense Booster followed by Calm Water Gel. These products will sooth, hydrate and and moisture to your skin.

                        Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Could this be used as a replacement to the barrier defense in the UltraCalming line? I have a lot of redness and I want to know what would be best out of the two?
                      Asked on 1/31/2018 by Des from undisclosed

                      2 answers

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        It depends on your skin, Barrier Defense Booster is an oil based serum for normal to dry skin. You can layer these products or use one or the other. Calm Water Gel is feather light and good for normal to dry skin.

                        Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        It depends on your skin, Barrier Defense Booster is an oil based serum for normal to dry skin. You can layer these products or use one or the other. Calm Water Gel is feather light and good for normal to dry skin.

                        Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      If I use this with the ultracalming serum, the barrier repair and the barrier repair booster, what order should I apply them in?
                      Asked on 1/30/2018 by Kim from Arlington, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        That is a great question. Layer Barrier Defense Booster first followed by Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate, Calm Water Gel and finally Barrier Repair.

                        Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I have recently developed sensitive/blotchy skin as a result of over exfoliation/over processed skin. Therefore my normal skin has become extremely oily due to dehydration and a compromised barrier. I'm also slightly acne prone. I've been using the special cleansing gel, multi active toner and active moist in hopes my skin can heal over time but something is still causing irritation/redness on my cheeks. Would calm water gel be a good swap out for active moist? What's the difference in hydration between the two? Or should I be using barrier repair at night as my moisturizer?
                      Asked on 1/13/2018 by Michelle from Orange County, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend that you use Calm Water Gel for your skin concerns.

                        Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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