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.
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • 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.


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.

Love this product!!!!


So light and airy- does not feel greasy and absorbs quickly into my skin. I love the light, clean, refreshing scent!!! I see the moisture sinking in the minute it hits my skin.

Medford, MA


Love this moisturizer!


Using small amounts of this moisturizer is enough! By the end of the day, your skin feels just as soft as the morning. Love!

Boston, MA




I always struggled to find a good moisturizer, not that it would irritate my skin but normally it would be my eyes that would suffer, but with this product I do not have to go through that. I am very happy with this product, its very nice. In the beggining I didnt like the smell of it but I got used to it after few days. It is just perfect, absorbs very quickly as well and leaves skin feeling soft and nice to touch as well. It does make me feel like my skin is protected very well! Definitely recommend it to everyone!

London, UK


Skin left dry, scabbed and covered in acne


I get acne when my skin is too dry. Sounds weird but it's a thing. I used this for a few days and immediately was covered in small pimples and dry patches. This happens often when I use the wrong product but this was the only thing I changed. After cutting it out, skin is back to normal!


Not good for my skin


Not sure what happened but the only thing I changed was using this moisturizer and my whole the next day was covered in small pimples, sort of like acne. I used it for 3 days and my skin got even more irritated. Literally after not using it for 1 day my skin began to heal and now 3 days post my skin is back to normal. I have no clue why this happened considering all the amazing reviews.


Oil FREE and I loved it


Worth buying, will buy more from you guys in the future!

Brooklyn, NY


Didn't work for me...


This product did not work for me. I used it for awhile and noticed my skin looking more oily.

New York, NY


Great product


My skin is sensitive and I break out easily, but this one saved my skin from dryness and breaking out!

San Jose




I struggled finding a moisturizer for my skin. Tried many different products and none compare to this. Since starting Dermalogica I've noticed a consistency in my skin that used to alway changes from hormonl breakouts, extremely oily and dry in some areas. This moisturizer is the last step in my regimen and feels amazing.



Perfect moisturizer


Light but very moisturizing, perfect for my skin




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I have oily skin. Shine is a big concern. Will this keep the shine at bay?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! We recommend that you use Oil Control Lotion which has oil absorbers to hydrate and control shine . Thank you, The Dermalogica Team


is this product safe for pregnancy?


Hello, Yes but please always check with your doctor. Thanks


Hi, how many times can I use this product? is it for AM and PM?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is it suitable for teenagers?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. A teenager may prefer Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello, does the active moist moisturizer have any type of petroleum or mineral oils?


Hello, It contains botanical oils likes lemon and lavender which can benefit oily skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product water, silicone or oil based?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a water based moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have oily and acne prone skin, and I am looking for a moisturiser that matches my skin type, will active moist be suitable for my skin type?


Hello Jem, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Active Moist at night and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is active moist just for oily and acne prone skin?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Active Moist is light weight and hydrating. Iti s for anyone who wants a moisturizer that is light weight in texture. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hello I have rosácea on my face and I'm not using any products righ now I want to try these products but which one do you recommend ? I have combination skin


Hello. Only a doctor can treat and diagnose Rosacea. That being said, our Ultra Calming products may help with the symptoms associated with Rosacea. Like redness, irritation, etc.

Hi I have oily skin I want a face wash and a moisturer with sun protection


Hi there, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Dermal Clay Cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel for your cleanser. For a moisturizer with UV protection, try Oil Free Matte SPF 30. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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