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intensive moisture balance

intensive moisture balance

nourishing antioxidant cream

Ultra-rich antioxidant moisturizer for dry skin. Smooth away the appearance of dry lines and skin damage with stabilized Vitamin C as extracts help reduce the signs of prematurely-aging skin.Learn More

Ultra-rich antioxidant moisturizer for dry skin.Learn More

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price $66.00
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intensive moisture balance

Smooth away the appearance of dry skin and skin damage with stabilized Vitamin C as extracts help reduce the signs of prematurely-aging skin.

benefits

  • Antioxidants help prevent free radical damage.
  • Strengthens skin's lipid barrier to prevent moisture loss.
  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines.

how to use

Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. Use twice daily, morning and night. 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, 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.

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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how it works

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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intensive moisture balance
 
4.8

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (3)
  • Moisturizes well (3)
  • Not greasy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)

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5.0

A good buy

By 

from Michigan

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

Love this, my skin drinks this, it is light and it absorbs quickly. Really love the smell, a light patchouli note. Im not sure I would call it intensive though. I have found myself applying then needing more so go back for a second coat. My skin is normal, but dry in Michigan winters. At night I use the Dermatologica skin resurfacing cleanser and the Extra Rich moisturizer. This I use morning / day.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

I look forward to my daily moisturizing routine now!

By 

from Saint Johnsbury Vermont

About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about intensive moisture balance:

    I look forward to this moisturizing feel on my face so much that I put it on right after showering. The texture and weight couldn't be more perfect! It glides on the skin well and leaves my face smoother, I have nice skin but I swear I see less teeny wrinkles! The face looks flawless and very ready for your makeup routine!

    • How old are you?:
    • 45-54
     
    5.0

    Great

    By 

    from Benton Kentucky

    Comments about intensive moisture balance:

    Iv got very dry skin and this helps so much without making me oily or my skin feel heavy.

    • How old are you?:
    • 25-34
     
    5.0

    It works!

    By 

    from Casper, WY

    Comments about intensive moisture balance:

    I have terribly dry skin - tight, itchy, flaky, you name it. I finally gave in to the fact if I wanted skin that looks and feels healthy, I needed to change what I was using. After reading many reviews, and testing products, I felt Dermalogica was the best fit for me. It took time for my skin to get used to it, so don't give up if you feel like your skin is worsening or not getting better. Give it a couple weeks before you decide.

    • How old are you?:
    • 35-44
     
    5.0

    Dry skin relief

    By 

    from State College, PA

    Comments about intensive moisture balance:

    I have sensitive skin and need a moisturizer that feels heavy without being great or clog pores.
    This moisturizer does a terrific job and keeps my skin protected and smooth all day long.
    And a little goes a long way

    • How old are you?:
    • 25-34

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is my favorite winter moisturize!

    By 

    from Studio City, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about intensive moisture balance:

      I have been using this product for years. From time-to-time I will try something new; however, I seem to come right back to this.

      • How old are you?:
      • 45-54
       
      5.0

      SO GOOD

      By 

      from Exeter, UK

      Comments about intensive moisture balance:

      Cold weather and some medications really dry me out. I have very sensitive skin. This moisturizer is like a sigh of relief when I put it on. Does not feels heavy. Wish it wasn't as pricy because I use it 3-4 times a day.

      • How old are you?:
      • 18-24

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderfully soft

      By 

      from Denver

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about intensive moisture balance:

        Definitely on my must have beauty list. I bought that team for the fall/winter season and love it already. I normally use the skin smoothing cream but I might just keep using this one.

        • How old are you?:
        • 35-44

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is my go-to moisturizer during dry winter months

        By 

        from MidWest

        Comments about intensive moisture balance:

        In the MidWest the winters can be long, dry and bitterly cold. I love to run, but the cold can make my skin a little red and flaky. I switch to the Intensive Moisture Balance for my morning routine to counteract the winter weather effects. This adds much needed moisture and controls the flakiness. Skin needs change from season to season. I think it is important to adjust your products and routines to go along with this.

        • How old are you?:
        • 55-65

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Soft and gentle

        By 

        from Denver

        Comments about intensive moisture balance:

        I bought this cream for the fall/winter season and it works great. It makes my face feel hydrated and healthy. It is not greasy and it absorbs very well. Your makeup won't melt and it will give you a cute glow. I use it with serum and I really enjoy this cream.

        • How old are you?:
        • 35-44

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        • Q:

          What age range is Intensive moisture balance for? Can it be used between the ages of 18-25?
          Asked on 2/25/2016 by anastasia from winchester

          1 answer

          • A:

            Hello,

            Thank you for your question. Intensive Moisture Balance is for anyone who is oil-dry, meaning they have dull, tight skin that lacks oil. This can happen at any age.

            Kind Regards,
            The Dermalogica Team

            Answered on 2/26/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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