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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.
Certified vegan by PETA
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.

That was a bad experience


I washed my face with Special Cleansing Gel and moisturised with Calm Water Gel. The first thing I noticed was that there seemed to be a few hard and rough pieces in the gel as I rubbed it between my palms. I removed those and pat the rest onto my face, avoiding the eye area. The next thing I noticed was the smell, it's quite offensive. The gel leaves a shine on your skin and makes it feel sticky. When I looked into the mirror a few minutes later I noticed clear plastic looking pieces all over my face. I found this really strange so I put some gel onto my hands to see if it left the same pieces and it did. It really puzzled me because I really don't believe that's how this product is supposed to be... I mean who wants to go out with plastic looking pieces all over their face? It's like plastic cosmetic glitter but in flakes. Anyway, I came to this website to see if anyone wrote about it but there was nothing. I decided to leave the gel on my face as I was not going out that evening and I've really wanted to try this product since it came out. As I have allergies I have to be careful what products I use and I have been using Dermalogica's Active Moist for 17 years but there's an ingredient in it that I shouldn't be using so I was hoping the Calm Water Gel could replace my Active Moist. I woke up the next morning with a red patch on my cheek (like sunburn) and general red patchy skin on my face that felt like sandpaper. Later that day the skin around my mouth and nose started to peel. Five days have passed and I've only used it once and my skin is still recovering. I feel like it hasn't even hit its worst yet. I feel like it may take 2 weeks for it to heal as it still feels and looks horrible.



I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this product!


This is the absolute best moisturizer I have ever used. Feels great and helps to calm my sensitive skin.

New Hampshire


Perfect for finicky skin


Wonderful feel, thoroughly moisturizes, calms my Rosacea, and overall normalizes my finicky skin.

Surprise, AZ


definitely want to buy this, I have been using a sample


my skin recently broke out and my normal moistures were irritating my skin. This is not heavy or greasy and its really calmed the areas of break out. I will deffo be buying some



A staple for my sensitive skin


I have to be very picky about what I put on my skin, as I have extremely sensitive skin, and at first I was a bit concerned over the lavender essential oil in this (most EOs cause inflammation for me) but it turns out I can use lavender EO. This feels AMAZING on my skin! I love how fast it soaks in and how supple my skin feels. This is one I can use even while recovering from inflammation, its sensitive enough for that! I do wish they made bigger bottles, though, that is my only complaint, but I've already re-bought this and am buying a third time now!



Love It!


This is an essential product to use.

Rio Rancho, NM




Yesterday I bought Calm Water Gel at the Ulta store in Rego Park New York. I opened the tube today and nothing came out. Does the water gel dry up? Or maybe this retail chain is selling old tubes or reselling empty tubes.

Forest Hills, New York


Jury still out


I bought this because I have really sensitive skin and wanted something to calm the redness. I haven't noticed that happening. Redness still the same. Although it does feel good on my skin. Dermalogica just came out with a new product: Redness Relief Essence. I've ordered it and hope it does a better job at reducing redness on my skin.

Shenandoah Valley, VA


My complexion seems brighter


After toner but before moisturizer

Rochester NY


I love how light and refreshing this moisturizer feels


This is my second purchase of this product and I am loving it. The first time I bought it I was looking for a moisturizer for the times during my seasonal skin changes. During the summer months my skin is exposed to the sun and elements more as I spend time in the outdoor environment. The hotter months bring perspiration and dirt. I often apply sunscreen in addition to my regular moisturizer, so I light the lighter feel of calm water gel. Immediately after first application my skin is left with the feeling of dewy freshness and it maintains this lovely balance throughout the day.

Keller, Wa



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Hi can I use calm water gel at night with biolumin c serum and pure bright night cream or is that too much? Thanks


Hi, Thanks for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Bio Lumin C with Calm Water Gel or Pure Night. Two night time moisturizers are not required. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I have combinations, sensitive and acne prone skin. I'm currently 18 and have been using precleanse, special cleanser, active toner, smoothing cream. I really love the precleanse but I'm just not sure about the rest. The special cleanser didn't do much and I wasn't sure whether or not I should switch to calming cleanser and will that help calm my skin and breakouts? Or should I continue with the special cleanser? The active toner sometimes feel a little harsh on my skin and as for the smoothing cream I only use it at night and have to wash it off in the morning as it gets a little oily. Should I be using this calming gel? Also I'm not looking into any acne cream because I have bad experience with it. I also feel like the blur primer is sorta breaking me out everytime I use it


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. AM Special Cleansing Gel Redness Relief Essence Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate Prisma Protect SPF 30 PM Precleanse Special Cleansing Gel Daily Microfoliant Redness Relief Essence Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate Active Moist As needed- Breakout Clearing Booster as a spot treatment Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I was sold this product to be used under Skin Smoothing Cream as an extra hydrator. I've been using it for a while and it's a lovely product but have now realised it is a moisturiser in its own right as opposed to a booster which is what I was looking to purchase for dehydrated skin. Is there another product I should use instead of the Calm Water Gel (I have nearly used it up and am looking for an alternative). Thank you


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate under Skin Smoothing Cream. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi - ive washed my face before bed - do i now put this on and thats it? Nothing else. I think thats correct but please confirm.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use this alone as your moisturizer step. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Could you tell me the difference between Active moist and Cool water gel? I have combination oily in the T-Zone and dry on the sides. What is the difference in how they work? Thanks!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel is a gel cream that hydrates without being greasy. It is also combats redness and irritation. Active Moist is a light weight moisturizer that is very hydrating without being greasy. It has silk amino acids, cucumber and ivy. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have perioral dermatitis because of stress. What would you recommend?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try the whole Ultra Calming Kit to soothe the skin and restore the barrier. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is the calm water gel oil free?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product contains soothing botanical oils. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Which product provides better hydration...calm water gel or the barrier repair


Hi There, Calm Water Gel is more hydrating. Thanks


Hello Does the calm water gel or the skin smoothing cream have more Hyaluronic Acid?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel has more hyaluronic acid. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is it oil free?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is light weight but not oil free. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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