calm water gel

weightless water-gel moisturizer

Weightless water-gel moisturizer hydrates dry, sensitive skin. Refreshing gel formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon application, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault.Learn More

Weightless water-gel moisturizer hydrates dry, sensitive skin.Learn More

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calm water gel

Weightless water-gel moisturizer hydrates dry, sensitive skin. Refreshing gel formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon application, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault. Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin hydrate and soften while defending skin against dryness. Cactus Pear Extract helps soothe sensitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.
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.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Provides immediate hydration to dry, irritated skin.
  • Softens, soothes and calms.
  • Locks in moisture and defends skin against dryness.

how to use

Squeeze a small amount into palm and rub hands together to activate. Pat gently onto face and neck. Use twice a day for continuous relief.

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Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Stearyl Heptanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sea Salt, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Caprylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Phosphate, *Linalool,* Limonene. *Linalool and Limonene have not been added to the formula, but are natural components of the Lavender essential oil in the formula.

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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part of ultracalming product system

Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state. The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.

how it works

UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.

Calming Daily Moisture


I use this moisturizer every day morning and night. So lightweight but powerful. Sometimes I'll layer this with Active Moist if its a dry cold day.

Manchester, NH


I will not purchase again!


I love the Active Moiste and Intense Moisturizer but this Calm Water Gel is awful! It does not sink in, feels sticky, and stays "wet" on my skin for at least a half hour. Its impossible to wear under makeup! This one is a "fail" disappointed!

Troy, MI


Perfect Nightime Moisturizer


So moisturizing and hydrating! I love using this as my nighttime moisturizer because it doesn't have SPF which can clog my pores.



Love it to help calm my skin!


I love using this as a day moisturizer. Keeps my skin feeling hydrated and keeps some of the red at bay.



Ultimate moisturizer


A really great deep penetrating lightweight moisturizer, tube is quite small you it last a surprisingly long time. It sinks into the skin immediately and has a lovely cooling effect. It's a regular product in my skincare



Awesome Lightweight Hydration


I love this stuff! My aesthetician turned me on to it. I don't have sensitive skin and am actually rather oily, but given that I'm oily, I believe it's important to add moisture to balance everything out. And this product is perfect for that. Plus, as a 52-year-old, I put this on my chest, neck and hands and it really helps with those side-sleeping chest lines and my aging neck and hands!

Atlanta, GA


Best hydration for my sensitive skin


I use this product after I wash my face at night! It's so soothing and leaves a very soft feeling once it is rubbed in. I noticed major change in my skin after the 2nd use.

Howe, Texas


Underwhelmed & Disappointed


A Dermalogica consultant suggested Calm Water Gel as a replacement to Gentle Soothing Booster. I adored Gentle Soothing Booster and am crushed that it is discontinued. I needed something to soothe SoCal ailments... sunburn and Santa Ana wind dryness. I've given Calm Water Gel several chances (and so has my husband) and it simply does not perform. I can understand why people like it for other reasons, but it is definitely not adequate for my purposes.

Southern CA


Very hydrating


Not only calms but hydrates beautifully! Helps to calm redness and feels great.

Chagrin Falls




Super gentle, glides on, absorbs nicely, with no irritation to my extremely sensitive skin. I am on my second tube and wish is came in a larger size!

Wilmington, NC



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Hi i have combination skin that realky is oily in the T zone but very dry and i tend to break out alot! What skincare range would be best? i dont know if the calm water gel will be moisturising enough for me? Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! We recommend that you use Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Superfoliant, Sebum Clearing Masque, MultiActive Toner and Skin Smoothing Cream to balance your combination skin. Thank you, The Dermalogica Team


I am currently using the ultra calming cleanser, toner, serum, and the calm water gel. My skin feels great, however, I have some dry patches. Should I be using a different moisturizer or not use the toner everyday? I have dry skin and some redness and was told to use this line by an esthetician.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! Are you using Barrier Defense Booster as your serum? If not, you should switch. We also recommend switching your moisturizer to Skin Smoothing Cream. Thank you, The Dermalogica Team


Is this good for acne prone skin? And most importantly will this help of irritate rosacea?


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. Calm Water Gel is light weight so it should not clog pores.


I'm 26 female and just recently started getting acne two years ago, small little zits all over my face with two or three cystic acne bumps. Nothing seems to help my face at all. I have very oily but dry skin. What product will help me see improvement?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel is hydrating and soothing. It is also light weight and won't clog pores. This can be your moisturizer step. Try it with Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant and Breakout Clearing Booster. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have extremely oily skin with lots of white and black heads! I am new to these products but i have bought the acne cleansing wash and toner! Is it ok to use the ultra calming water gel in combination as my skin can be both extremely oily yet dehydrated?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel is light weight and very hydrating. I think it would be a good choice for you. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I purchased Calm Water Gel and wondering where I should be using. I currently use a prescription retinol every night but require moisture in the day that will assist with redness as well as dryness. Is this a good option? Is there any other products I should be using in addition to this product? Is there anything that will also help with early signs of aging?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Antioxidant Hyramist, Calm Water Gel and follow with SPF. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have been using multi-active toner for decades. I use special cleansing gel first then apply multi active toner morning and night. Lately, I noticed my face is breaking out in some areas such as my chin and forehead. Is there something I can use to stop the feeling of oiliness and prevent breakouts? Should I use this product instead of multi-active toner? Any suggestions would be helpful.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Special Cleansing Gel, Multi Active Toner, Breakout Clearing Booster as a spot treatment on breakouts only and Calm Water Gel all over as a moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have been using a few products from the ultra calming range (the cleanser and the mist) I am currently pregnant and wondering if the calm water gel is safe to use?


Hello Maria, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Calm Water Gel is safe to use while pregnant. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the water gel oil free? Is the barrier repair oil free? Can they both be used as primers?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel is the most light weight option in the Ultra Calming Segment. Try Hydrablur Primer or Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 on top of Calm Water Gel as a primer step. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, I have been using the Ultracalming cleanser for the past couple of weeks which has helped a lot, however my skin isn't really too dry I get a few cystic acne spots on my cheeks where the redness is and I believe to have post-inflammatory erythema, can you advise if this would be good to use AM and PM after my cleanser? Many Thanks,


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you may like this as your calming moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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