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skin smoothing cream


skin smoothing cream

now with 48 hours of continuous hydration

skin smoothing cream

medium-weight moisturizer

This next-generation formulation of our best-selling moisturizer features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology™ to infuse skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and help protect against environmental stress.Learn More

This next-generation formulation of our best-selling moisturizer features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology™.Learn More

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how it works

Active HydraMesh Technology™

facefit treatment

48 hours of glowing skin

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skin smoothing cream

works harder for your skin

provides 48 hours of continuous hydration

distributes hydration throughout the skin to lock in moisture

shields skin’s natural microbiome from environmental stress

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skin smoothing cream

Next-generation moisturizer with Active HydraMesh Technology™ infuses skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and helps protect against environmental stress. This best-selling moisturizer features a state-of-the-art complex that works on a molecular level to help reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and infuse skin with 48 hours of vital moisture. This advanced technology also helps shield skin’s natural microbiome from environmental stress. A dynamic Hyaluronic Acid Complex with Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica distributes hydration throughout the skin, helping to lock in moisture for lasting hydration. Also formulated with naturally-antioxidant Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

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 48 hours of continuous hydration
  • Powered by Active HydraMesh Technology™
  • Protects against environmental stress

how to use

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

quick tip

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


Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, GlycerinAloe Barbadensis Extract, Dimethicone, PEG-8, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract Saccharide Isomerate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower ExtractAscorbyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Algin, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Serine, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids,Phytosterols, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Urea, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pullulan, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, HexanediolPentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Phosphate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Methylpropanediol, Polysorbate 60, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Aminomethyl, Propanol, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxystearic Acid, BHT, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Sodium Benzoate, 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.

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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.

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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.

Great face cream!


Been using this cream every day for a while and my skin feels softer and less dry. Not thick and sticky and doesnt leave my skin feeling oily like other creams.

San diego


Not for me


Not sure if it was the product, or just my skin, but after to days of use this made my skin have a red rash like over it. I can be pretty sensitve, so Im sure its just me. It did have a real good smell and made my face feel smooth, so Im bummed it didnt work for me.



This moisturizer is the best that I have ever used


I use this cream every day. It is my go-to moisturizer. It leaves my skin is nourished but not greasy. After using this for two weeks, the redness in my skin completely disappeared. This works better than the Philosophy skincare routine that I used before stumbling onto this gem. I am a huge fan.

Hartford ct


A must have for hydrated skin!


This winter has been super hard on my skin. My hands, legs and feet are so dry they are scaling. I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to try Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. I have used this product numerous times now and I have to say it hydrates my skin like no other. I recently had a stay in the hospital and my legs were so dry they gave me a prescription cream to apple to my legs as they were so scaly and itchy. After a few days, I sent home for my family to bring me my tube of Dermalogica. The minute I applied this to my legs, the itching subsided and the scales lessened. Within a few days my legs were hydrated and looking normal...no more itching or redness. This product is a definite must have. Winters take their toll on skin and this is a sure fire way to balance the dryness out. The best part is that this cream is lightweight and not greasy. It rubs into my skin without leaving greasy residue behind.

Nassau County, NY


I would not purchase this product


The cream went on smooth and absorbed quickly but it stung my skin and I had to put on several applications to feel hydrated.

Macomb MI


I would buy this again


I am amazed at the difference in my skin!! My face gets so dry and my rosacea goes crazy but since I started using this, my skin is softer and my flexible. It really does smooth my skin!!!

Galivants Ferry, SC


Not a good match for my skin


This wasn't the greatest at first.. I broke out (and I rarely ever break out). And it's almost too thick for my liking. (And I do have dry skin, but this is a in the frigid middle of winter dry need) It's good as part of my nighttime routine, but I am not a fan of it for the morning aka under my makeup.

Detroit, MI


Dermatologist approved with amazing results!!


I have never tried any Dermalogica products before but have heard extensively of the high quality items from this trusted brand. I saw an immediate improvement in my skin smoothness after the first day and with continued use I saw a reduction of pore size and skin clarity. The longer I use it the better my skin gets!



Great skin cream


Wow I was so impressed by this cream. It left my skin feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. I'm in my mid 30s so I wasn't necessarily looking for a cream to make me look younger but this cream definitely made me look younger! The moisture does wonders for your face.



I would definitely buy this cream again!


This cream is very hydrating; however, not at all greasy. It is a wonderful moisturizer, and i use it twice a day! 😍

Ladera Ranch



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Hello, I was recommended this product during face mapping however I had dry skin with breakouts within my forehead and cheeks. Is this product suitable for me or should I buy an acne targeted moisturiser?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is hydrating and does not clog pores. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I love using facial oils and I was wondering if I could use them with Skin Smoothing Cream. If so, should I use it before or after?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it before or mix it into the moisturizer. We recommend Phyto Replenish Oil. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi there, I have oily skin which can be dehydrated, during the day I use active moist but at night I switch between active moist and skin smoothing cream. But when travelling I can go from the tropic weather to snowing and windy. But my skin struggles with hydration can I layer moisturisers for example the smoothing cream and then a layer of sleep cocoon at night? I also use tretinion every night as well. Thank you


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can layer hydration: Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster and then Skin Smoothing Cream mixed with a drop of Phyto Replenish Oil. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello! I have recently discovered that i have a dehydrated skin that overproduces oil as a result, which i am trying to fix now. Would this be the most suitable moisturiser? What other products would complement it?


Hello Pita, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, this would be the best product for you. You may also like Special Cleansing Gel, Multi Active Toner and Skin Hydrating Booster. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I purchased this intense hydration cream and have been using it the past two weeks but my skin continues to get dryer and dryer, I now have flakey white skin around my chin area. If this isn't for dry skin what would be?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Your skin may need layered hydration to prevent transepidermal water loss. You can layer hydrating products like Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster, Phyto Replenish Oil and Skin Smoothing Cream. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi. I'm going on the isotretinoin medication and was wondering if this product will provide me enough moisture, when my skin will be extremely dry and dehydrated? If not, are there any other products you would recommend?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can layer Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster and Skin Smoothing Cream for best results. That should be enough, but you can always add Phyto Replenish Oil as well. Kind Regards, Bernadette




Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! This product is offered in the 3.4oz size on the Ulta website. Thank you, The Dermalogica Team


Hi, I'm trying to decide between skin smoothing cream or calm water gel. I have dry sensitive skin and redness around the cheek are. Can you please help? Thank you.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel will soothe redness. Thanks


I can't see from the product description whether Skin Smoothing Cream has an SPF, please can you confirm ?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream does not have SPF. You can add Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 for UV protection. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have dehydrated skin however it doesn't appear dehydrated from the outset. It almost looks oily/shiny, particularly in my T-zone. However when I have had it examined by a Dermalogica consultant under the light, they have told me it is dehydrated. I also suffer with dehydration lines on my forehead and around my eyes. Which day time moisturiser do you suggest?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may benefit from layering hydration. try Multi Active Toner, Skin Smoothing Cream and Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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