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 851 customers Definitely buy this again!
Kim C from Lake Wylie, SC
I use this in the morning after cleaning and toning. Goes on smooth and keeps me moisturized all day.
Kt from Florida
Used on a small patch of dry skin and it smoothed over within days.
oily skin not a good combination
jim from annapolis MD
It is a good moisturizer but it does require about a dime size dollop to get over the entire face. I wanted to try this for some rosacea that i have around my nostrils from a horrific retinol/topical combination from my dermatologist. after 2 weeks, i did not notice much improvement in the sensitivity or the redness however my skin is super oily and within 30 minutes of cleansing and applying this my face was completely saturated with oil. This is a super moisturizing product. Pores were super enlarged, very productive and black heads popping up like crazy. Not a good combo. I do not know if this is non-comedogenic or perhaps just not a good match for my skin. If you are experiencing sensitivity or redness but not dryness, i would beware. I use dermalogica active clearing cleanser and la rosche posay effaclar mat now
Best for dry patches
Sscia from Aliso Viejo, CA
I have combination skin. I get dry patches all around my mouth and chin. I use this moisturizer only at nighttime. I squeeze a dime size amount into my hands rub it and pat it all over my face. In the morning my face is very soft and no dry patches. It's been a miracle worker and my dry patches are slowly disappearing.
Feels amazing, smells great
JC from CA
Water base and combination of other ingredients is wonderful on your skin. Refreshing and hydrating with a relaxing scent.
Its a very light formula
Yeya from Huntington park, CA
I decided to try this product out for the 1st time, personally i like this moisturizer. Its light, dont need alot to cover your whole face, and keeps my face hydrated all day. Plus no sudden break outs.
My skin got smooth.
Vishali from Minnesota
I have acne and dry skin. I purchased this product and i am applying this at night time. My skin got smooth and fresh by morning time.
I love it
CC from Glendale,AZ
I love it I got it for the beauty sale and I thought it would work good because I have really dry skin in the winter. It works great and a little goes a long way. Just remember to squeeze only a little bit out of the bottle or else it all squirt out and then it gets messy.
This product for winter
Hong Tran from San Diego, CA
Beside moisture we also need to supply water for our skin in cool weather
I like this moisturizer
Ginger from Long Island
I put this on twice a day and it is silky
The BEST Moisturizer!!!
Kathleen from Maryland
This is the best moisturizer I've ever used. It's lightweight, practically turning to liquid when touching your face. It's absorbed quickly, and it's never greasy. It doesn't aggravate my Rosacea, in fact, I think it's helped it. It feels cool when applied. A dot the size of a pea is enough for my whole face, so a tube lasts a very long time, making it economical as well.
Already bought a second one before I even finished the first
D from Michigan
I LOVE this product. I feel it gives a after facial look. So it's good for both day and night
It's a BIG YEEEEEEEESSSSSS!
Nina35 from Canton, MI.
I had always used the ordinary hylaurolic acid serum, but this was on sale for half off, and I just started a new dermalogica regiment so I figured I would give it a shot. It does burn a little upon initially applying it, but it is SO GOOD! Didn't irritate my sensitive skin, seemed to penetrate and work fast. It's not oily, which is great because I have an oily t-zone, and this kept my oily at bay. It smells like essential oils (maybe lavender&tea tree), which is great since my nose is so sensitive. I DEFINITELY recommend. I use this after using the biolumin-c serum from dermalogica.
1st time to try. I really like the feel!
Winda from Flower Mound, TX
Dermalogica loyal! First time to use this product. It feels cool and refreshing! Easy to spread on. Don't need much for an application.
Good oily skin moisturizer
Allysa from Mississippi
I use this after the charcoal cleanser, and daily exfoliate, and I really like it! It makes my skin not dehydrated from the first two things, but not oily. It's a perfect in the middle place!
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.