Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Sums up just what I need!
One day I made the brave decision to actually invest my money in good skincare products. After spending days upon days of researching great skin care products that are affordable, Dermalogica came to my rescue. I was done and tired of emptying out my wallet so many times for continuous drugstore products that never work.I have severely dry skin, also which is oily at times, and is prone to breakouts as well. I first bought the beginners kit for dry skin, which worked very well for my skin. I did notice a difference in the look, texture, and clearity in my skin after a couple of weeks. What I mostly needed out of this kit was the moisturizer, as said before I have very dry skin so it is completely vital I use it morning and night. I've tried many moisturizers before this product, and yes they did moisturize my face, but that's it. They weren't long-lasting at all. The Intensive Moisture Balance is such a great product. It's more than a moisturizer to me. To put into words it's like my "bodyguard" for my skin. Whenever my skin is dry or very oily, I cleanse my face and put some of this moisture on, it does wonders. My skin never feels like a desert and most importantly is not oily or greasy. I can wear it under my makeup, mix it in with my foundation (as a tinted moisturizer) and I no longer have worries. Another great thing also is that a little, tiny amount goes a long way and it will last all day and not wear off. I totally recommend this product to anyone looking for a great moisturizer. I know everyone's skin is different, but it's worth a shot. Thanks Dermalogica!
Most Helpful Critical Review Old formula was better
LOVED the older version of this lotion...very nourishing and pampering...then it seemed to get watery and less moisturizing. Still a good lotion but if I wanted a lighter lotion I would order one...now there doesn't seem to be a truly "intensive moisturizing" one on the dermalogica line...hope they will change back to their old formula!
Reviewed by 723 customers Great moisturizer!
LEodice from Idyllwild, CA
I use this moisturizer on a daily basis, and have found it to be more effective at keeping my skin soft than others have.
DJ from Santa Rosa, CA
This is the Perfect touch for night time and for dry skin
Lori from VA
This has become a staple in my skincare routine.
Was my favorite till - BioReplenish Complex was added
Judith from Portland OR
I used Intensive Moisture Balance for years. It was perfect! Then 'BioReplenish Complex' was added to it and it caused flaking and burning around my cheekbone areas. I stopped using it and switched to Dermalogica Super Rich Repair. The Super Rich Repair is working great for my over 70 skin. Super Rich Repair is about 2.5 times more expensive per ounce than Intensive Moisture Balance, but I only need about half the amount per application compared to when i used the Intensive Moisture Balance.
Really like the Dermalogica products
Kbru from Oregon
Really works with my skin type
Not sure if it's intensely
Michie from Los Angeles
It did okay for my super sensitive skin but I don't feel like it was intensely moisturizing, some parts of my face would still feel dry even after generous amount like around my nose and lips
Tiffini from Burlington
Worked well but nothing great.
Great intensive moisture product!
PSC from Texas
Morning and night after cleansing. It's a great product and I'm so glad I found it.
Love this skin care line!!
Red from Peoria, Az
I love that it smells clean and fresh!
Very good products.
Bevy from Mi
Very good products. Wish they were not so expensive.
This the only face cream/moisturizer that I use.
Jeannified from San Diego, CA
Absolutely wonderful face moisturizer!
Smells like plastic tube
sunkitten from mid-Atlantic
The lotion itself is okay (2.5 stars) but feels a little greasy and drying after a while. However this is a brand new tube and it smells very strongly of the plastic container. Like the product absorbed this smell and it sticks around longer than it should. I tried just using it as hand cream so it wouldn't go to waste but it's hard to tolerate when you get whiffs of melted plastic when you move your hands. It's going in the trash.
Great for Dry/Combo Skin, Fragrance Free, Great for daytime
Bebe in STL from St. Louis, MO
I really like that this absorbed in my skin quickly, so I was able to put my makeup on over it without it mixing up with my makeup. I have dry skin with normal skin in my T-Zone (dry-combo skin) - but the dry parts are SO DRY! Especially in the winter! I was peeling, red, with some patches of very mild eczema on my face, and the aloe vera in this was very cooling and refreshing - it is also fragrance free according to the box, so it doesn't irritate your skin at all if it's sensitive. As far as reducing wrinkles go, I won't know yet as I'm only on day 2 of using it. A lot of people don't like the smell, but it's not so bad - kind of reminds me of Vick's.
It makes your skin way too dry
Gabriela from MN
I'll exchange for the regular active moist/ Demartologica
This product is awesome
Lizzy from Leesburg, FL
This product is wonderful. I have very sensitive skin and my skin tolerates this product. It moisturizers your skin and doesn't have that greasy appearance. My dermatologist recommended this for me and I love it.
I will continue buying this!
Justin the Weird One from St. Clairsville, OH
I consistently have redness due to dry skin and this product helps! It took a couple weeks of inconsistent use (once / 3days-ish give or take a day) and my dry skin is now nourished because of this product. My girlfriend & I both use it but she has quit because she doesn't need it anymore. Doesn't smell terribly but it's not an attractor.
This is perfect for my skin!
PSC from TX
Great product! Keeps my skin moisturized but not greasy!!
Vivian from Oxnard
I have been looking for a cruelty free, paraben free, fragrance free moisturizer /skin care line for a while now! Dermalogica fits all of those criteria without using essential oils and adding weird "natural" ingredients that are oftentimes misleading (and harmful). This moisturizer is super lightweight and has a great texture. I took off one star because it has a distinct chemical smell, but I will probably get used to it. I was experiencing dry, peeling skin all over my cheeks that was burning and I quickly saw this and bought the travel size. It's very soothing and hydrating with a nongreasy feel. I wish it would be just slightly more moisturizing, but that probably means I should buy their intensive moisture repair.
Worth the $ and a second try!!
Hailey C from Beckley WV
When I first purchased this I was very skeptical and nervous. For one I have extremely sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts and it was a little pricey. This first few times I tried it I wasn't sure I liked it, so I stopped using it. I decided to try it again a few months later and actually lather on the product (unlike the tiny pea sized amounts I was using before). With in days I noticed that my skin was softer, smoother, bright AND my face went from covered with acne to having maybe 1 or 2 breakouts!! I will definitely be using from here on out!
It was ok.
Meh from Ohio
It smells bad and it broke my skin out in a rash. I have extremely sensitive skin. Was worth the try though
Shelby from OKC
This stuff works well if you're super dry but be advised it's really greasy sitting on the skin. I like it but it's a bit greasy feeling for my liking.
I wanted to love this !
Itsdaisyyb from Perris,CA
I have dry combination skin and have read the reviews and it seems like it's a great product! this maybe for some people it made me break out into painful bumps underneath my skin I have one bump right under my left ear lobe that has been so painful I can barely move my neck I would definitely not recommend this product to anyone that has sensitive or combination skin
Would buy again**
TC from Latham, NY
Using this as my nightly moisturizer and it feels and smells wonderful. Very happy with this purchase. Will be purchasing larger size next time.
Natalie from Houston, TX
Very great product and only a small amount is needed. This brand alone is awesome!
Nancy from NC
I use this night and day with 3 drops of rose oil for the perfect moisture ..... my skin asks for it if I forget to put it on!