Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This product really blew me away
This product really surprised me.... out of the tube, it feels really light and watery, like it wouldn't do anything for you, but once you put it on your face, it immediately sinks in... you really do get that plumping feeling that other products say they do, but don't. I have extremely dry skin from using retin-a for the last couple years, and I normally moisturize with three products; a water gel, a regular moisturizer, and an oil to seal the moisture in.... I've been through so many high end moisturizers, and at the end of my day, I always feel a little dry. This product moisturizes like a dream.... I don't have to fallow up with anything else. It's very lightweight, does not leave the skin greasy, and does not sting my face like other hylouronic acid gels usually do to me. I will say that this item is pretty pricey, however, you really don't need a lot. My previous holy grail water gel cream was the Peter Thomas Roth cream cloud, however I had to use a lot more of that each time to apply. This is not like that. A pea sized amount will moisturize your whole face. I'm very impressed with this and until now didn't know a moisturizer like this existed. I think this product would be great for all skin types. It's lightweight for oily skin, but hydrates very well for dry skin. There is also not really a scent to this, so sensitive skin would like this as well. Definitely my new holy grail. Works excellent under makeup since it is water based. Really am enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would just based on the texture of the gel. I'm 34 years old, and do have dry sensitive acne prone skin, and this has not broke me out (I usually get breakouts immediately if it's a product that doesn't work for my skin)
Obviously everyone's skin is different, but I really think this is a great product, at least get a sample or try it in store. Really starting to love dermalogica products. I have their hydro blur primer, and multi active toner, both I absolutely love also.
Most Helpful Critical Review I want to like this, but I can't
I received this product for free to try and review, and I was very excited! Water Gels are quite the rage and living in the Northeast where the wind hurts your face in the winter I was very excited to have a layer of defense. However, as hard as I want to like this product I just can't, and I have been using it for about a month now. Like with any new product, I did notice slight breakouts when I switched. However even after the normal 2 week period I am still noticing clogged pores and blemishes. The gel is also very clinical smelling, it's very potent. It reminds me of walking into an OB/GYN office for some reason, and the smell doesn't dissipate right away, neither does the greasy or wet appearance after putting it on your skin. I normally have to put it on my face and then do something else for about 15 minutes for the product to fully absorb into my skin before putting makeup on, or I notice my makeup running down my face in a few hours even with a primer on. Most importantly, this gel has increased the redness and blotch I was to my uneven skin tone. After a consistent 4 weeks of use I went back to my normal moisturizer because I couldn't continue to see a decline in my skins appearance After I had worked 6 years to clear acne and brighten and even my skin tone.
Reviewed by 836 customers Dang! I love this.
Sasha from Chicago
I purchased this half price during 21 DOB and wish I had bought more than 1 now. This is like a drink of water for your skin. I love the cooling sensation and instant hydrating effect. Dermalogica products are super expensive because of the R&D and clinical trials they put into their products to ensure their efficacy. I'd rather spend full price on this one product that I know works than buy and try a bunch of cheaper products that don't have the same results. Love it! Super excited to have found it!
No results. Very Disappointed.
disappointed from Texas
One of the cashiers at Ulta recommended this product to me as I was having a patchy red rash reaction to my other moisturizer. For the price of this product, I was expecting some great results, but the tube is quite small and I feel as though I need at least a quarter size amount in order to get any moisture at all. I have combination skin. This just isn't worth it.
Big Fat No
Esthi from Chicago
I disliked the lavender scent, it gave me small breakouts, and I felt that I needed a quarter-size amount to actually feel my skin moisturized. I have combo oily/normal skin type.
Would definitely buy this product again 😊
Wendyh103 from New York
I've been using the calm water gel for a week and absolutely love it. I have very sensitive skin so it's perfect for me. It would be better if they had a bigger size.
Mary from Rocklin,Ca
I like to use the gel in the evenings because it is so light and I feel like my face Is refreshed. The best moisturizer ever
Queen from Long Beach,CA
Great for night moisturizer keep the skin feeling great and glowing I highly recommend this product.
Not worth the price
RachD from Wilmington DE
The texture is light and cooling. The lavender scent is relaxing. It's an okay moisturizer, but nothing to write home about. I mostly purchased it in hopes that it would reduce redness, but I've only seen a very minimal difference. Now, I did recently purchase the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Night Cream, and boy, that stuffs impressive on its own, but I think it's even better combined with this water gel, though I will say the water gel is not necessary. I am keeping it, however, because it is nice when I want something light/refreshing.
good for redness
mj from saint Louis mo
I use this for my redness and makes my skin less oily than it already is
good for my oily skin
mj from saint Louis mo
I like this for my intense redness on my cheek areas and forehead also helps not make my face any more oilier than it already is
Great moisturizer, not the best under makeup
Sandy from Florida
This is a great moisturizer to mix with sunscreen on my makeup free days, but it does tend to break my makeup apart if under my foundation.
Mary from oregon
It gives my skin all the moisture it needs without the tightness.
Just Opened, I'm in TROUBLE
Lo Ryder from Oregon
Well. I better start budgeting for this, cause after one use I'm hooked.
Pray for my wallet.
Not that great ...
Sensitive 20 something from Nebraska
I am really conflicted about this product. This product did help relative my sensitivity. My skin does not hate it like other products. But it did not really moisturize my skin that well. This is a really light moisturizer. My overall feeling is that I can find a better moisturizer for a 1/10 the price that will take care of my sensitive skin. However, if you are having severe skin sensitivities this will help relieve then, but then I would find something cheaper.
My biggest concern is the ingredient "Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract" which is a natural fragrance. If your skin cannot tolerate any fragrance I would avoid.
LOVE THIS GEL!!
CAROLINE from AZ
I went to the ulta store to buy aqua bomb but left with this because they didnt sell aqua bomb in a large size I had to order it online. they have a 60 day return so i figured if i didnt like it i would order aqua bomb online and return the calm water gel. I fell in love with the calm water gel from the first time i used it!! Its soft and I only need a tiny bit to cover my whole face. It feels dewy, soft and light moisturizer on my face all day!!
This is my go to cool down
Secret Girlfriend from Texas
I love how this feels on my skin. I use all the Demalogica calming products due to my sensitive skin. Love the way this feels.
Tiff from Massachusetts
This product has been amazing as balancing my skin, providing moisture without heaviness/oily after-feel. Its soothing, smells beautiful. Only surprise was the smaller size compared with available sizes to match face wash products.
Helps oily skin
Amy from kansas
perfect moisturizer for oily skin
Truly like water
Irina from Honolulu
It is so light! My skin feels moisturized and light. No heavy, greasy feeling. And it smells so natural too!
VMITCH from Charlotte, NC
I've been using this moisturizer for a while now. I initially received a free mini sized sample after making a purchase. I enjoyed this moisturizer so much I purchased the full size version. I am a 40+ year old woman with combination skin. My skin leans more oily in the spring and summer months. Inversely, my skin leans drier in the fall and winter. This is the perfect moisturizer in the spring and summer. The formula is extremely light and it sinks in quickly leaving your skin feeling extremely moisturized without leaving your face shiny. I use it morning and night during warmer months. In the colder, drier months, I switch to Dermalogica's Super Rich cream.
Lindsey from Washington
This moisturizer is wonderful for daytime. Goes on wet and feels moist but not sticky throughout the day.
Not worth the price
tj from District of Columbia - DC
I like the product, but warning: It comes in a very, small tube. It fits a pattern of Dermologica making its products smaller and smaller --even as price increases. Be Warned. You will likely be disappointed.
1.7 oz doesn't go very far
kay g from South Carolina
wish it came with more. needed to use more than I thought because when the first application wouldn't moisturize enough. also, it kinda bothered my acne prone skin :( smell & gel consistency is great though
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!
PrincessSofia from California
This is by far the best moisturizer for sensitive/redness prone skin. Just after 1 use I noticed a difference in my skin... hydrated, not reactive at all, and reduction in redness. The experience of using this product is cool too. It starts off like a gel cream but when you rub it in it melts down into an amazing surge of hydration. There is a bit of a scent to it (botanical-ish) but it goes away pretty quickly. I don't usually like fragranced products but this works so good it's worth it. Pair it with the ultra calm mist and your face will be in heaven!!!! The only down side is that I wish you got more product for the price.
Gentle, but not moisturizing enough
Rita E. from Riverside, CA
I have dry, sensitive skin and this gel isn't moisturizing enough for me.
Love this product
Kim from Illinois
I put this every night as my moisturizer and a little goes a long way!