pick
3 free travel sizes
when you spend $
100
+
No code needed. While supplies last. Select at checkout.
plus, enjoy
free shipping
on all orders over $
50
+
no code needed.
more info.

intensive moisture balance

ultra-nourishing moisturizer

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery.Learn More

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery.Learn More

price $50.00
Add to bag options
Add to Wish list

dry skin lens

IS YOUR ENVIRONMENT DRYING YOU OUT?

Take a look

top causes behind dry skin

Dry skin is more than dehydration. Here’s everything you need to know!

learn more

A Dermalogica Skin Therapist may also recommend

intensive moisture balance

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery. A prebiotic Chlorella Algae complex helps rebalance the skin’s natural microbiome for healthy-looking skin. Hyaluronic Acid, combined with Echinacea, Centella Asiatica and Aloe Vera, locks in hydration to help enhance the skin’s moisture content and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
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
Certified vegan by PETA
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

  • Strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier.
  • Help rebalance the skin’s microbiome.
  • Intensely moisturizes dry, depleted skin.

how to use

After cleansing and toning, apply over face and neck in light, upward strokes. Use twice daily, morning and night.

quick tip

Prep skin with Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Caprylate, Stearic Acid, PEG-8, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ceramide NP, Phytosterols, Centella Asiatica Extract, Linoleic Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Lactic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Hydroxystearic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol.

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.

show full ingredients list

part of daily skin health product system

Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

learn more

skin health

Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

Redefine your skin’s health with real products, real innovation, and real results! Dermalogica products for skin health are still amongst the most loved and most awarded products amongst skin care professionals and beauty editors worldwide.

how it works

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.

New formula is great

5

I've used many Dermalogica moisturizers and this new version is much better. It's not very thick considering it's for skin that needs a lot of moisture. I use this in combo with active toner and my skin is never dry anymore.

Jersey Coty,NJ

true

I will not buy this again

1

I have used the previous formula for years and loved it. But this new formula is terrible. The consistancy does not feel as good, it does not go on as well and it does not moisturize my skin. I am so unhappy that I now have to look at other product lines for a new moisturizer. I fail to understand why you would replace the original with this. Its awful

Palos Verdes CA

Not as good as old version

1

I have used this for years and loved it but the new version gives me really sore stinging eyes and I can no longer use it, really disappointed, didnt seem quite as moisturing either.

London

false

Heaven for my combination skin

4

I was worried if this would work as I have combination skin. It was awesome! It provided moisture everywhere my skin needed it. I actually liked that it didn't have any artificial fragrances or colors as well.

Florida

true

Permanent place on my shopping lust

5

I love this product. I absolutely could feel the difference in my skin.

MD

true

I really like this Intensive Moisture Balance

5

I really like the Intensive Moisture Balance. I have very dry skin on my legs and arms in the winter months, we live in MN. I like that this product is easy to get out of the bottle and it absorbs quickly into my skin. This product is not greasy at all. I really don't like it when I put on lotion and it just seems to just sit on my skin and not absorb. I like that it is easy to get the desired amount of lotion out of the bottle that I want, it doesn't splatter all over. I like that this product lasts all day and I don't have to reapplying it. I had not heard of this product before, but I really like it and I recommend it.

saint cloud, mn

true

New formula burns my skin

1

I can't believe they've changed the ingredients. The new formula stings when I first put it on and then after a week a had a huge red rash across my face and cracked sores in the corners of my mouth. Please bring back the old version!

United Kingdom

false

First day I loved it and then I REALLY disliked it

1

I tried this moisturizer because I ran out of mine and my sister had this and she let me try it after I washed my face before bed. I woke up and my face felt dewy and smooth and I went out and purchased it. Over the next two days, my skin has never been more dry in my life! I have very dry skin which is why I was so happy that after that first night, it felt so good. My skin is tight and almost flaky. Will return. Was so excited at first.

Denver, CO

false

extreme skin moisture

5

Dermalogica intensive moisture balance is an excellent product. I love the light feel of the lotion on my skin. It really made my skin feel moisturized and beautiful. I have sensitive skin and there was no irritation whatsoever. I recommend this to anyone who has dry skin or just wants a luxurious moisture rich lotion.

Putnam, CT

true

I will buy this product again!

5

I have used this product for eight years and love it! It is wonderful!!!!

Bixby oklahoma

true

16

4.6 535

94.8

 
Very confused by your new moisturiser range. I've read a lot of feedback now and while you say on this site that the intensive moisturiser is not for dehydrated skin and the skin smoothing is, so many people have feedback that the new skin smoothing is making them breakout (which obviously Dermalogica products have been developed to alleviate) and on the basis of all the comments across many different sites, I have just bought the intensive moisturiser which now appears not to be the one I need (according to the replies on this site). Although I do not wish to buy the skin smoothing skin in fear of breaking out. Please advise further as I have acne-prone skin, which is very sensitive? Equally, find the price increase quite staggering and trust that these new formulas justify such an increase?

Rose1

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica, if you are acne prone and sensitive, then Calm Water Gel or Active Moist are options. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

On your website it is written in question and answers section that intensive moisture balance cream is safe to use during pregnancy. The ingredients list on the website does not show retinyl palmitate. I ordered this cream and I am pregnant but there is retinyl palmitate on the ingredients list. Therefore I am confused now if I can use this product safely during pregnancy?

Rene

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Doctors recommend avoiding retinol, retinal and retinA. Retinyl Palmitate is a different ingredient. You can always check with your doctor to be sure. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Why is the old intensive moisture balance no longer available? What's the difference between this and the old one? I've been using the old intensive moisture balance for dry skin. Will this new one work for me?

Nitika

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. New Intensive Moisture Balance offers even more hydration to the skin and supports the skin's natural biome. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Is this a facial or body moisturizer?

idaLucia

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this moisturizer on the face, neck and chest. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Is this product non-comedogenic?

Ande

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is an oil rich moisturizer meant for oil dry skin. If you are concerned with clogged pores, try Active Moist or Skin Smoothing Cream instead. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

What is the difference between using this or adding hydro boost to a dermalogica moisturizer?

Christina

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This moisturizer is oil rich for oil dry skin and it offers hydration to the skin. You should be ok using it by itself if your skin is dehydrated and lacks oil. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

HI, I see this is a new formulation, with different packaging. Can you summarize the differences between the prior and new version of intensive moisture balance? I'm having trouble finding a synopsis on why and how it was changed on the web

D

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The new Intensive Moisture Balance formula delivers even more hydration to the skin and helps to balance out the skin's natural Biome. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I've been using this product for many years now. I notice Dermalogica keeps increasing the price. Is there a particular reason for the recent price increase? I don't notice any specific changes to the actual product itself. Thanks so much, Kristen

Kristen

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Intensive Moisture Balance was reformulated to delivery even more hydration to the skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Dose this come with a spf

Lydia

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can mix it with Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have always used Intense Moisture... is this very different to the old one? I will be purchasing but curious to know if the texture has changed?

Nic

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. New Intensive Moisture Balance is still oil rich for oil dry skin but now it is more hydrating as well. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

 
4.5 535 5 1