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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.

Amazing product


Great for my skin, smell great

Boston, MA


A wonderful daytime moisturizer


I've been using this for at least 18 years. My aestethitian from many years ago used it when I was experiencing a problem with rosacea. Along with a cleanser from this line and her skin treatments I saw a clearing of my rosacea occurred within a few months. As I continued with her facials I added other products from the line.

Queen Creek, AZ

Best product for my skin


Not heavy. Not too light. Just perfect.

Jerusalem, Israel


Super Disappointed


My entire skincare routine is Dermalogica products so I am an avid user and supporter. Unfortunately, I purchased the Active Moist moisturizer to try something new, but was super disappointed in the results. The product completely dried out my face and caused me to break out. I have combination, acne-prone skin and I typically use the Calm Water Gel (which I will be going back to). The Active Moist moisturizer was not worth the $.



Perfect for Florida humidity


I use this moisturizer during the sweaty, humid months in FL. Provides moisture without being too greasy. Absorbs quickly. I use the skin smoothing cream during the "cooler" months down here

Bradenton, FL


Love this lotion!


It's light and moisturizing!!

Freehold, NJ


Best product for my skin


I have combination skin and this moist is perfect. not too heavy, not too light. Love it!

Jerusalem, Israel


This the only moisturizer you need. It's works!


I have used Active Moist for nearly 30 years! It's the best!

North Carolina

Amazing!! Oily skin bye bye


I would definitely rate this product 100% having suffered with oily skin and t-zone, I was really continuous of my oily skin for years. I've tried soo many brands and none of them have helped the skinny skin go away. Most of them gave me breakout because of the the oil factor although they told me it's for oily/combination skin they didn't work. However, even though this product doesn't have SPF but seriously this works. I've been using this for about 1.5months and you need to give it time to settle into your skin regime (not after 2 weeks like doesn't work) to see effects and honestly it has worked for me. This smells great and you can even wear it at night. I don't have crazy oily skin anymore since using this and also can use this under my makeup. Previously I was getting out a tissue every hour to pat the oil off my face and felt paranoid when someone is speaking to me. You can purchase the SPF 50 to add it to this moisturiser so it protects you extra but if you want no oily skin try this 100%

London United Kingdom


Best Moisturizer for Combo skin


Absolutely adore this moisturizer! It smells great. It helps my skin throughout the entire year. I've had some drier skin this year, so I use this in the morning. It isn't heavy, not greasy. My skin doesn't feel "stuffed" when I put it on. I've used this off and on over the last ten years and nothing compares to it.




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Does it contain SPF?


Hello, This moisturizer does not contain SPF. Thanks.


Hi, I have mild adult acne and have had trouble with oily skin but its become drier of late. I want something that is also going to help protect my skin from ageing badly, doesn't put oil into my skin and has SPF. What products would recommend? Would you recommend a regime? Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try this regimen: AM Special Cleansing Gel Antioxidant Hydramist Oil Free Matte SPF 30 PM Precleanse Special Cleansing Gel Daily Superfoliant Antioxidant Hydramist Active Moist Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi there. I'm a teenager with oily skin and some acne on cheeks and forehead. I used to use breakout control and clearing mattifier over it but since the clearing mattifier is discontinued, can i use the active moist in its place day and night ?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes you can use Active Moist or Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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

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