active moist

light, oil-free lotion

Sheer, easy-to-apply Active Moist formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.Learn More

Oil-free, lightweight moisturizer to hydrate combination skin.Learn More

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active moist

Sheer, easy-to-apply Active Moist formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Provides effective, oil-free hydration without a greasy feel.
  • Smooths and helps improve skin texture.
  • Sheer formula goes on quickly.

how to use

Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. Best when used following Multi-Active Toner. Can be applied over or mixed with prescribed Dermalogica Concentrated Booster for additional results.

quick tip

Prep skin with Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Lactamide MEA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Lavandula Hybrida Oil.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

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active moist
 
4.8

(based on 340 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (289)

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    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balances skin (5)
  • Gentle (5)
  • Improves skin texture (5)
  • Leaves clean feel (4)
  • Moisturizing (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)
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1.0

Allergic

By 

from NYC

Comments about active moist:

I've never been allergic to, or left a bad review before on anything. But unfortunately, this product gave me cystic acne and scars. I've tried it on an off for a couple of months as I wasn't sure if the bumps were hormonal or caused by any other product. However when I gave this product a "real chance" and used it consistently along with dermalogica cleansers, the reaction got really really bad and now I am full of scars. After stopping using it (not on purpose, just to use soothing oils) the bumps stopped completely and my skin started to clear. I feel bad in leaving such a bad review but - my experience was horrible. So if you find yourself with a rash and don't know why... this product may be the cause. I am quite disappointed because it was expensive and because the company seems to pride itself in quality ingredients.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

The BEST daily moisturizer for men!

By 

from Columbia, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

Non oily. Clean feel. Great moisturizer

 
5.0

Love this

By 

from Coronado, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

This is a great product I have been using for years, I highly recommend it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Perfect lightweight moisturizer

By 

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

I use this lotion in the morning and at night. It's refreshing, lightweight and keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for hot dry summer!

By 

from Lubbock, TX

Comments about active moist:

I haven't been a moisturizer user before because I have never lived in a dusty dirty dry place like Lubbock, Texas. I had to move here because of my scholarship to college. After my face started having a huge crisis with blackheads and cystic acne, I started looking for a light moisturizer for my combination skin. I am 28 and I have never had more than 2 pimples (on chin) on my entire face even when I was a teenager but my dermatologist said my skin doesn't like the climate here. I tried every brand and this was the only one that didn't break me out. It is super light and it moisturizes well without leaving a white residue or grease. I bought it and returned it several times just because of its price because I am a student. However, a little goes a long way and one tube was enough for the whole summer for me. In winter, this was not enough for me. I would recommend you to use this in summer and switch to Dermalogica intensive moisture balance in winter depending on the climate of your location. Dermalogica products are cruelty-free with helpful formulas that I never had a problem with. I will never give up on this brand.

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  • 25-34
 
3.0

Good for normal skin

By 

from Albany,NY

Comments about active moist:

I have sensitive and dry skin. This worked well, but I still had areas on my skill that flaked. If you are looking for a super light moisturizer this is the one for you!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best moisturizer on the market

By 

from Cambridge, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

Lightweight, fully moisturizing, long-lasting.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

My go to for daily moisture

By 

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

I don't leave home without it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Great light weight coverage

By 

from Houston

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

I use this product at night and I love how it makes me feel hydrated without feeling like I had product on my face.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love this product!

By 

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about active moist:

It's everything I'm looking for in a skin treatment line! Tried many others., and they don't come close.. Great skin is Everything!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54

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  • Q:

    Hi, i am age 50 with water-dry skin condition and slightly sensitive.
    Now i am using Skin Smoothing Cream with Spf50 for the day. I am planning to switch to Active Moist with Spf 50 for the day as well.
    May i know Skin Smoothing Cream Or Active Moist is the best for my skin condition.
    Thank you.
    Asked on 12/17/2017 by Sam from Malaysia

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Sam,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you are happy with Skin Smoothing Cream and it is hydrating your skin, then continue to use it.

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

    Is active moist water based and good for dehydrated oily skin? Does this product contain hylauronic acid? Thanks!
    Asked on 11/3/2017 by Happy from California

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can add Skin Hydrating Booster to Active Moist for best results.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 11/7/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does Active Moist have SPF in it?
    Asked on 10/21/2017 by Lauren from Tampa, FL

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Lauren,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It does not. You can add Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 for UV protection.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, I am currently using differin gel (adapalene) for acne once daily in the evening. I am supposed to avoid any products that contain alpha hydroxy, salicylic or glycolic acids. Does this moisturizer contain any of these ingredients? Thank you in advance.
    Asked on 10/4/2017 by Ringlets from Tacoma, WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This moisturizer is safe to use with your prescription gel.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/6/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does Active Moist contain parabens?
    Asked on 9/20/2017 by Guy from Melbourne, FL

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Active Moist does not contain parabens.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Why does this product contain Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate? It's a UV absorber and filter found in sunscreen products. The EWG lists it as a moderate concern for skin cosmetics.
    Asked on 7/13/2017 by Kent from Indianapolis, IN

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Kent,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It's at a very low level and acts as a formula solubilizer.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 7/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I'm using Medibac clearing wash and overnight clearing gel. Should I use this moisturiser after? My skin type is slightly dry.
    Asked on 5/22/2017 by PQ from Japan

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can follow your cleanser with Multi Active Toner with Hydration. Apply Overnight Clearing Gel to breakouts and Active Moist to healthy or dry skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, i used to have acne and currently have acne scars in cheeks and chin, blackheads, whiteheads in nose, I occasionally have breakouts and dry patches in chin, forehead and cheeks. So, I am looking for a daytime moisturizer and a cleanser that will help me with oily and dry skin issues. Which products do you suggest?
    Asked on 4/20/2017 by diya from San Mateo,CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Diya,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your acne scars are dark marks, they can be brightened. If they are depressions in the skin, nothing topical will reverse that. Considering your concerns, you might like this regimen:

      AM
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Multi Active Toner
      Clearing Mattifier
      Oil Free Matte SPF 30

      PM
      Precleanse
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Daily Resurfacer
      Multi Active Toner
      Active Moist

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/21/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does this moisturiser contain antioxidants and vitamins?
    Asked on 2/11/2017 by Erika from Ny

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Erika,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Here is the full ingredient list:

      ingredients

      Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Lactamide MEA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Lavandula Hybrida Oil.

      Answered on 2/13/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What are the ingredients?
    Asked on 12/27/2016 by Annalise from Chicago

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello- they are listed on the bottom of the page.

      Answered on 1/9/2017 by Anonymous
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