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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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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.
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.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

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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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 194 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (170)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

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    (3)

98%

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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1.0

Not good for semi sensitive skin

By 

from San Jose CA

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

I am new to dermalogica and really wanted to like this lotion but this along with the eye cream did not work well with my skin. After a few uses my eyes became puffy and iritated and it almost looked like I was having an allergic reaction. I had to stop using both products and it took me several weeks to get my skin to return to normal.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best moisturizer ever

By 

from Phoenix

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

This moisturizer is great for dry skin. My skin used to be flakey and gross. Now it is moisturizer and glowing. I would advise using a toner to help it absorb faster.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Best moisturizer for dry skin

By 

from New York

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

If you have a dry skin, you will love this moisturizer.. i love the feeling after using it.. not greasy at all..
Love it ..

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ONLY moisturizer for me.

By 

from Florida

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

It was really important to me that I use a skin care line that does not test on animals and is cruelty free. I tried several cruelty free brands that were good, but not the right fit for my skin. When I ordered a sampler of the dry skin products and tried the intensive moisture balance, I was hooked. It makes my skin feel and look hydrated and I know I'm using a product that really works. It does what it claims and they do not test on animals, and that is the number one thing that I look for in any kind of health and beauty product. The price is slightly more than what I would want to pay, but I don't mind because this product really does work and is worth it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Thick Moisturizer

By 

from California

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

For dry skin only. Too thick for oily skin. With that said, does not clog pores and cause break outs. I love to use it at night to replenish my skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

A super great moisturizer

By 

from N.E.

Verified Buyer

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

I have used this product for many years and it's perfect for me

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

Would definitely buy again!

By 

from Minnesota

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

I deal with eczema patches on my face and this cleared it up quick! It is perfect for harsh winters especially for people with dry skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Not too heavy, not too greasy

By 

from VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

Long lasting moisturizer that isn't too heavy, and my face does not get oily throughout the day.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Winter Holy Grail

By 

from Lubbock, TX

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

The only downside of this product may be its price, around $72 with the tax where I live but I am not going to take a star off for that reason because I wash and moisturize my face two times a day and this product lasts 2.5 months for me.

I am not used to having dry skin because I was born and raised in a coastal city so my skin is not used to the dust, dirt and dry weather and you can find them all at the same time in West Texas. I had never used any kind of moisturizer either on my face or on my body until I moved to Texas and started having skin problems. I have combination skin, T zone oily/the rest is normal. My dermatologist recommended a drugstore brand moisturizer. It felt so heavy on my face. Then I tried the other fancy brands in Ulta and Sephora. None of them was as moisturizing as this one for winter here and I like the fact that this is in a tube so you don't have to put your finger in it and get the moisturizer contaminated with bacteria.

Since one tube of this moisturizer lasts 2.5 months for me, I need this twice a year and later I use the active moist which is super moisturizing and light for spring, summer and early fall here.

This moisturizer is in a tube, it doesn't clog my pores and it is so rich but not heavy. For this reason, it is worth every penny.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I can't buy if it's out of stock

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from Mad

Comments about intensive moisture balance:

Can't have a skin care routine when the product is routinely out of stock! This is upsetting

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

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  • Q:

    Can I use this product on my lips as well and is it safe if you are pregnant
    Asked on 1/28/2018 by Erica from New York, NY

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Erica,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product is safe during pregnancy. You may like Nightly Lip Treatment for the lips.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/29/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
    Asked on 12/30/2017 by Maria from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Maria, this product is indeed safe. Thanks.

      Answered on 1/3/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can intense moisture balance moisturizer be used around the eye area?
    Asked on 12/27/2017 by BellaM from ON

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please try Intensive Eye Repair for the eyes.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/3/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can this be used immediately after applying Retin A?
    Asked on 12/20/2017 by Maggie from Singapore

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Maggie, this is also an option. Yes.

      Answered on 12/22/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this safe for Sun exposure? Does it have SPF?
    Asked on 10/27/2017 by Jenn from Hemet ca

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Jenn,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can add Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 to your favorite moisturizer for UV protection.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/31/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am 38 male and learn that this product could be good for anti aging due to come with antioxidant ingredient. But is this product too heavy for combination skin type?
    Asked on 10/19/2017 by Ken from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Ken,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you have combination skin, you may prefer a more light weight anti aging option, like Antioxidant Hydramist.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this oil free?
    Asked on 10/16/2017 by Katie from Eht, nj

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Katie,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Intensive Moisture Balance is oil rich. If you are looking for an oil free version, you may prefer Active Moist.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/17/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can this product be used during pregnancy?
    Asked on 8/16/2017 by Katherine from New york

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Katherine,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product does not contain Salicylic Acid or Retinol. Therefore, it is safe to use during pregnancy.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/16/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Which is more moisturizing: skin smoothing cream or the intensive moisture balance?
    Asked on 8/15/2017 by Susan from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Susan,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream is medium weight. It is ideal for dehydrated skin, or skin that is flaky. Dry, Combination and normal skin types can use it. Intensive Moisture Balance is oil rich for skin that lacks oil. Though it is heavier than Skin Smoothing Cream, it won't hydrate dehydrated skin. As mentioned, it is ideal for skin that is oil-dry.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/16/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does the intensive moisture balance help with fine lines and wrinkles?
    Asked on 8/14/2017 by Dres from Ontario Canada

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Dres,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Intensive Moisture Balance is oil rich for dry skin that lacks oil. It is a great starter cream if you are interested in preventing aging, especially since oil-dry skin ages a little faster. For best results, use Intensive Moisture Balance with Antioxidant Hydramist and Extra Firming Booster.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/15/2017 by Anonymous
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