Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A must have for every skin from teenager to senior
To say that Dermalogica has stood up to it's name with this product is an understatement. The product truly seems to get the logic of skin- any skin.
I was introduced to Active Moist almost 4 years ago by my aesthetician. She set me on a regimen of using this moisturizer morning and night after cleansing my face. I gradually went from acne-plagued skin and constantly checking my cover-up make-up supply to a carefree, almost no make-up unbelievably clear skin type of person. It sounds like one of those ads on TV- it's NOT- the product is definitely NOT one of those overnight or 14 or 30 day "miracle" products. Instead it's a healthy way to actually change your skin from the inside. So if you're one of those instant people... move on. But if you have the patience to stick it out and really invest in your skin then buy it, try it and join the multitude of active moist loyalists! I promise I won't say I told you so :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Not good for my acne prone skin
I have been having a lot of acne trouble with my 40 year old skin lately, I have tried almost every product. My last before purchasing this was Clinque, which did not work either. I bought the acne clearing kit and mostly used the Active moist and the wash...it seemed to be doing something so, I convinced myself (for a month) that it was just my skin purging and that it would get better. Well, it got worse. A lot worse. I am very prone to picking so anything on my face becomes a complete disaster. This is why I will spend any amount of $$ on a product to get clear skin. 5 weeks later on Active moist and the skin wash, and my skin is STILL breaking out in little clear pustules all over my cheeks and forehead. Finally, I decided it was the Dermologica and the moment I stopped using it, my skin started healing. I now went back to my old faithful Origins and have clear, vibrant skin. Not even sure why I left!
Reviewed by 1546 customers Great ingredients, not-so-great formulation!
Selena from Miami,FL
I was drawn to 'Active Moist' due to its many fantastic plant-derived ingredients. My first attempt at applying it was on a morning. Bad idea! I found it did not sink into my skin at all and just sat there, making any sunblock applied over it an impossible task, let alone makeup. I found this unusual as the product is supposed to be oil-free. Thinking I had perhaps applied too much product, I removed it with a makeup wipe and applied even less this time around, but the effect was the same, albeit less pronounced. The next time I applied it was on an evening, at the end of my cleansing routine. This for me was more ideal as I had no other products to apply over this and could let it sink in (or so I thought) overnight. Unfortunately it didn't really sink in. What I liked about Active Moist the most, apart from ingredients, was the fact that it did not cause any adverse reactions - breakout, itchiness etc. It hydrated fairly well too, but I feel a lot more could be done to improve the formulation so that it doesn't sit on the skin and absorbs more easily. -> My 'Ulta Beauty Top 7 must-have list' (My 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Ulta) < - < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Eye Cream: Clinique All about eyes < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Makeup Remover: Lancome Bi Facil < 5. Pigmentation + Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Eyeliner: Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil < 7. Moisturizer: 'Lush' – Enzymion
Go to daily moisturizer
Katygirl57 from Texas
Great lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer to use under make-up or by itself.
BahCare from San Antonio, Texas
This cream is not oily, is moisturizing and smells incredible. It is a staple in our home and I highly recommend you try it. You'll be hooked!
Great Moisturizer for Combo Skin
Haley from NY
Great moisturizer for combination skin. I've been using it for 2 years now and have had no complaints. I haven't had any breakouts with the use of this moisturizer as well.
Love this product!
Diane from San Clemente
This has been my daily moisturizer for several years now. I love how it feels going on my skin, absorbs well, moisturizes without feeling heavy.
I am 55, fighting with signs of aging, and I use several Dermalogica products daily and my skin has never felt or looked better!
Andrea from 83646
So soft. But I'm sorry it smells so bad. I could never buy it but I did use up the whole sample. It madey face very soft.
Kiery from Florida
I've been using this for two weeks and it seems good so far. I like how it doesn't leave my face greasy. It gives my skin a glow. I do have to apply a lot when I use it (I have combo skin and is very dry at times) and the moisturizing effect doesn't last long, so I feel it's a bit pricey for how much I have to use. I think I will try a different, heavier moisturizer for overnight use.
I have bought this product for the past 40+ years I love it.
Rosie from San Marcos Ca
After washing my face I use this, under my makeup as well. I have used it for at least 40 year,
CC from San Diego
Since I'm oily in the T-zone, this moisturizer works for my skin type. I don't break out and skin feels great with this moisturizer!
Ry from Indiana
perfect combination of keeping your face moisturizer ed without leaving you greasy. light weight. absolutely love 10/10
First moisturizer that really works for me
Maddie from Ohio
I have very sensitive combination skin and before I tried this moisturizer I was using the Neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer, my skin always felt slimy and it broke me out everywhere and made my current acne worse. I needed something lightweight but hydrating for my dry spots and this is exactly what I was looking for! It absorbs so quickly but gives my skin exactly what it needs, it's already helped with my texture and my acne looks 10x better in just a few days. And it feels and smells great!
Holly from Chicago
I have combination sensitive skin. This moisturizer is amazing. I'm so glad I found it.
Love the way it feels and works
Molly from Lufkin. TX
I use this after washing my face and before makeup. Also, after I clean my face before bedtime and reapply.
Love this moisturizer
AmyD from Illinois
I love this super light, non greasy moisturizer. Does not cause breakouts. Feels light and dewy on my skin and absorbs well. Love that it contains plant extracts which delivers a nice fresh scent. Overall, extremely happy with this moisturizer and it's always a staple in my skin care.
Jen from Redding, CA
This product has been re-formulated. A complete disappointment. Poor quality, with cheaper ingredients, and less hydrating than the previous formula. Don't waste your money.
Painful/Might Be An Allergy
Rocio4423 from Merced, CA
This moisturizer makes my face sting, so just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if it might just be my skin reacting to an ingredient.
Light & Very Moisturizing
Kayt from NJ
I have combination skin and was hesitant to buy this at first, especially because of the price, but I needed a quality moisturizer for my acne prone skin. I made the jump and - wow. This moisturizer is very light and glides onto the skin. A little goes a long way! (Pea-sized amount) After 4 weeks of use, the appearance of my skin has improved in texture and I have no dry/itchy patches.
Melbelle from Virginia
I have been using the same daytime moisturizer for years but they stopped making it so I've been on the search for a new one. I tired 7 different moisturizers before I finally found this one. The one! It's THE BEST. It absorbs quickly, it's not greasy, it's lightweight And super moisturizing (which is rare), and my skin feels SO soft and actually glows after using it. I love it. It has improved. Way better than my old one even.
I love how lightweight this moisturizer is.
Coco from Texas
I love using this product
Leaves me too oily :(
Very oily skin from Florida
It smells super fresh and I wanted to love it so bad since I love anything Dermalogica but it leaves me extremely oily.
One of the best moisturizers I've tried to date!!!
Dee Dee from North Carolina
I have oily, acne prone skin. Anyone who shares this skin type can agree with me when I say it is SO hard to find a moisturizer that not only moisturizes but helps to control oil secretion. Nothing is worse than using a heavy moisturizer that clogs pores further leading to more breakouts!! Ugh! But this right here is the COMPLETE opposite. I haven't used many dermalogica products but I'm so happy that I have stumbled upon this beauty right here!!! It's really light weight and just soaks right into your skin giving you such a beautiful, healthy and all natural glow. Between using this morning and night and double cleansing with the dermalogic precleanse, I can see a MAJOR difference in my skin. The texture is a lot smoother and I definitely don't get as oily throughout the day. Highly HIGHLY recommend!!!
g.alam from USA
Barely used it for 2 days and it destroyed my skin. It dried my skin out sooo much and made my cheeks super sensitive. You're better off getting the skin smoothing cream, same price point but its actually worth it
My favorite product ever
Kbriggs from Florida
This is the best moisturizer I have ever used. I have changed and went with a few cheaper products but I always come back to this one. Its perfect for every day wear and it is great if you have problem spots on your face. I noticed that my skin was getting dry and after 12 hrs of using this product my skin was back to notmal.
Broke me out
Megan from Maryland
quite literally destroyed my skin. definitely not for acne prone skin and left a weird film on my face that made makeup lay weird. broke me out so badly on my cheeks.
New formula ruined a beautiful thing
M.S. from SF
Changed formula! Beware! I'm very upset and disappointed that Dermalogica changed the formula of this product used by so many with sensitive skin. I used it for almost 20 years and recommended it as a holy grail moisturizer.
It's now very citrus heavy and burns if you use retinoids. Do not use this product if you have sensitive skin.