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Intensive Moisture Balance

Dermalogica

Intensive Moisture Balance

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An ultra-rich phytonutrient moisturizer designed to combat dry skin. Stabilized Vitamin C helps to smooth the appearance of dry lines and skin damage, leaving skin soft and supple. Antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, vitamins A and E, and Ginkgo help shield against damage caused by environmental assaults. Soothing Coneflower and Hydrocotyl, combined with extracts of Grape Seed and Wild Yam, help reduce the signs of prematurely-aging skin, leaving it smooth and firmer-looking. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:
  • Vitamin A helps smooth the appearance of fine lines
  • Vitamins C and E, with Ginkgo Biloba, help prevent daily damage caused by free radicals.
  • Coneflower and Hydrocotyl, combined with botanical extracts of Grape Seed and Wild Yam, help repair prematurely-aging skin.

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

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After cleansing with the appropriate Dermalogica cleanser, squeeze a small amount onto fingertips and apply to entire face and neck area, may be used for day and night use.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactamide MEA, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycolipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

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DermalogicaIntensive Moisture Balance
 
4.6

(based on 373 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (248)
  • Goes on smoothly (234)
  • Absorbs quickly (196)
  • Not greasy (193)
  • Long lasting (178)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Not long-lasting (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • No SPF (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (180)
  • Deep moisturization (140)
  • After shower/bath (125)
  • Bedtime (83)
  • Winter dryness (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (138), Budget shopper (81), Beauty conscious (54), Survivalist / minimalist (43), Beauty expert (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (59), 30 minutes (27)

Reviewed by 373 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for very dry skin

By Plumlady83

from Brockton,MA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dryness

    Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

    I have very dry skin in the winter and had patches on my forehead. It cleared them up after one use! Does not have overpowering scent and absorbs nicely.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go to moisturizer

    By Frenzied in first

    from Grand Rapids MICHIGAN

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use
      • Dryness

      Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

      I use this product morning and night.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes, I will continue to use this product.

      By Mar

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

        This is the first time I used this line. I was looking for a rich moisturizer for my very dry skin, and I think this moisturizer really does the trick!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I have been using this product for years and I love it!

        By Darlene

        from Baltimore,Maryland

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

          I use this product morning and nightly! I make sure this skin care producr is applied daily and I never go without it!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I keep buying

          By Love My Face

          from Cumming, GA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Price keeps going up

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

          I love this product. I have been using it for at least eight years. When I began using Intensive Moisture Balance, I had dry rough skin on the top of my cheeks. Before I realized it that area had become soft and well moisturized. I would love to keep using Intensive Moisture Balance, but the price keeps going up.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best moisturizer I've found so far!

          By Cyndi

          from Phila., Pa.

          About Me Skin care conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

            Use Day and night after cleansing. Moisturizing; like the way my skin feels after using. Dermalogica is the best moisturizer I've found after trying so many that make wonderful claims. I would like to find something that is a little more moisturizing though around the eyes.

             
            5.0

            I love this product. It helps with my extremely dry skin.

            By JW

            from Tioga, LA

            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 Intensive Moisture Balance:

              This helps with my extremely dry skin in the winter and is just as great for my skin in the summer. Would never use anything else.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Game changer

              By Fabulous finds

              from Michigan

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dryness

                Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

                I have very dry skin in general but it gets so much worse in the winter as everyone who has dry skin knows.. I have tried multiple moisturizers ranging from "high end" to at home remedies and I have found nothing that gives me that long lasting moisture that I desired until I came across this heaven sent moisturizer!! It makes my skin feel amazing, it goes on smooth, it's light weight I could literally say so many amazing things about this product. I'm so happy I found something that finally works for me!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Didn't work for me

                By Jeannie

                from Mesa

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

                    After trying the product and liking it I found out it made me break out. I do have very sensitive skin. I was sorry to have to return it.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Recommended to family and friends! Love this moisturizer!

                    By Betsy C

                    from Tinley Park, IL

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Moisturizes Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Deep Moisturization

                      Comments about Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance:

                      Received a sample from my hairdresser and absolutely love it! It leaves my skin feeling so smooth, I no longer feel the need to use primer before applying my foundation.

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                      • Q:

                        Can I use this when pregnant?
                        Asked on 12/16/2017 by Bella from Houston, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Intensive Moisture Balance is OK to use while pregnant and breastfeeding.

                          Answered on 12/19/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        I know the brand is cruelty-free, but is this product vegan?
                        Asked on 11/12/2017 by gotshakespeare from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Please see below for the information you have requested.

                          Animal derived ingredients and the products that contain them:

                          NON-VEGAN

                          Cera Alba (Beeswax) Bee-by-product:
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                          Honey (Mel) Bee-by-product:
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                          Skin Prep Scrub
                          Body Microfoliant
                          Power Recovery Pack

                          Hydrolyzed Pearl Fresh Water Pearl (farmed)
                          Mussel:
                          Sheer Tint SPF20 – Light
                          Medium
                          Dark
                          Skin Perfect Primer SPF30

                          Silkworm Cocoon:
                          Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover
                          Skin Smoothing Cream

                          Sodium DNA Salmon Sperm:
                          Daily Defense SPF15
                          Solar Defense Booster SPF50
                          Super Sensitive Shield SPF30
                          Oil Free Matte SPF30

                          Lactose Milk – cow:
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                          Enzymatic Sea Mud

                          Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

                          Kindest Regards,
                          The Education Team

                          Answered on 11/15/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Does this product reduce redness/assist with roseacea?
                        Asked on 8/27/2017 by victoria from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Victoria:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend that you use Ultracalming Serum Concentrate prior to using Intensive Moisture Balance. It contains an ultracalming complex which helps to reduce sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation, it also provides hydration.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have been using this moisturizer for a while now and I really liked it. However, I have just read it contains parabens. I try and stay away from these and wonder if you do another moisturizer that I could use that is about the same but without those ingredients.
                        Asked on 8/8/2017 by Sam from Chicago, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Sam:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Intensive Moisture Balance does not contain parabens. The only Dermalogica products that contain parabens are Special Cleansing Gel and Soothing Eyemakeup Remover. We apologize for the listing of ingredients on the ulta website as it does not contain the updated list of ingredients for the Intensive Moisture Balance. It will be updated to reflect that there are no parabens in the Intensive Moisture Balance. We have attached the list of ingredients that is correct for the Intensive Moisture Balance...
                          ingredients

                          Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactamide MEA, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycolipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used on dry spots on the body as well? Or just face. I have psoriasis and would like to use this product to target those dry areas if possible. Thanks!
                        Asked on 7/17/2017 by Kca0114x from Hartford, CT

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello There:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Intensive Moisture Balance on dry spots of the body. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 7/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        i have very dry skin and love to layer on the lotion before bed. Would this be the best lotion for me to use?
                        Asked on 4/16/2017 by AleahhBirdd

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We suggest using Super Rich Repair at night for your chronically dry skin. You may also layer Overnight Repair Serum under your moisturizer to really address dryness and dehydration.

                          Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        does dermalogica tube came in tinted cream?
                        Asked on 1/26/2017 by love the product from woodside, ca 94062

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. This product is not tinted, we recommend using Sheer Tint SPF20 or Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30.

                          Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi, I'm 33 years old. i have only fine lines around eyes, not really visible. My skin is dry, my face combined. Is this product too agressive for me? Am I too young to use it?

                        Thanks!
                        Asked on 1/18/2017 by Alex from Croatia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Skin Smoothing Cream instead of Intensive Moisture Balance. One your eye are we recommend Age Reversal Eye Complex at night and Total Eye Care SPF 15 for daytime.

                          Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        About how long should this tube last me?
                        Asked on 1/16/2017 by kayla_graceann

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. The 3.4oz tube should last you about 4-6 months depending if you use it once or twice a day. A pea size amount is the recommended application amount.

                          Answered on 1/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have very uneven, acne skin. My face gets very dry in the winter, I'm looking for a great moisturizer for my sensitive that won't cause breakouts. Will this moisturizer work for me?
                        Asked on 1/14/2017 by Maggie from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Skin Smoothing Cream as your moisturizer. This would be the best choice to hydrate your skin without causing breakouts.

                          Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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