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

price $43.00
Add to bag options
Add to Wish list

how it works

Active HydraMesh Technology™

facefit treatment

48 hours of glowing skin

Get your FaceFit at a participating location near you.

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

A Dermalogica Skin Therapist may also recommend

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.
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 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.

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.

Probably stick to Night Bright


BEAUTIFUL moisturizer ... Need only a small amount

San Luis Obispo

my favorite


this has to be hands down the best moisturizer i have used yet! All dermalogica products are awesome but this does its job and then some. my face doesnt feel overly oily nor does it feel dry it evens out my face and its just wonderful!

New Jersy


I would buy this again.


I like this product, just expected it to be stronger.

San Marcos, Texas




Its so hydrating and smells lovely. Its not greasy and doesn't dry my skin out. I struggle with very sensitive skin and this is perfect

london UK


I would buy this product again!


Have been using this product for years and still love it! Works very well!

Santa Monica


Love this product!


Have loved this moisturizer for years!!

Columbus Ohio


It's a great product but not for me


I have sensitive skin that is prone to redness and dehydration (keyword, not dry, but dehydrated) during the colder months, so I bought this in hopes that it'll bring me some reprieve. It certainly delivered what it promised with hydration without the heavy oil feel and loss of skin water content throughout the day. However, I had a terrible reaction to this product within 2 days of use: my skin became roughly textured, bumpy and inflamed. I'm sure this is a great product, but sadly it didn't work for me.




I have been using th asking smoothing cream Vince my early 20's and I'm now 36. Although I have used many other moisturizer lbs from other brands, I always come back to this. It's just a good all-around moisturizer.

Southington, CT




Absolutely love this product! I've never been so satisfied with a skin care line in my life! This product is lightweight but extremely nourishing.



It works great


It works great




4.7 330




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've been using Intensive Moisture Balance but I fear it has too much oil for my skin. Since using, I experience getting ONE cystic pimple that clears when I stop using the product only to resurface again when I start. So I need to discontinue this product and find a more suitable moisturizer. My skin is combination mature skin. I periodically get BioPeel treatment which is amazing on my skin and significantly diminishes the red spots caused by a cystic pimple Would this be best, or which Dermalogica product might be better? Because of the success getting periodic BioPeel treatments, I'd like to compliment them with the right product as well as not undermine them with the wrong product. Fragrance-free and oil free are important I think.


I am a 53 yr old woman and my skin is dry (dehydrated) oily combination and I use skin smoothing also. Intensive moisture made me break out also. I have tried Active moist but that wasn't enough. Definitely try skin smoothing!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Active Moist instead. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I'm a 48 year old woman would you recommend the skin smoothing cream as a night time moisturiser? I use your spf 50 day time moisturiser


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you may like Skin Smoothing Cream or even Super Rich Repair. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I just purchased the skin smoothing cream and used 3 times, both AM and PM and I noticed itching and red patches on the neck and cheeks after after a few minutes of applying it. I have combination skin (mostly dry) and use retin-a every other night. Please help.


Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I will email you directly to help further. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this a good moisturizer to use overnight? I use Active Moist every day after I wash my face and before I apply makeup. Wanted to look for a moisturizer to use at night that will brighten my skin and be a little more than my day moisturizer for overnight.


Hello Ellie, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a great night time option. Be sure to wear SPF during the day. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can this moisturizer be used for acne prone and oily skin? Will it clog my pores?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a medium weight, hydrating moisturizer. It should not clog pores. Active Moist is also an option. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does Skin Smoothing Cream contain hyaluronic acid? If so, what %?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream contains Sodium Hyaluronate, which is a form of hyaluronic acid. For proprietary reasons, we cannot disclose the amount.

Hi Can you use this product with skin renewal booster or a retinol? Or is that too much considering it has Vitamin A in it as well? I use skin renewal booster or a mild retinol at night and find myself a little dry/tight sometimes and I have oily/combo/dehydrated/acne prone (clogged pores) skin. I use active moist day and night but I find that it's not always enough moisture for my dehydrated skin. I also use multi active toner or hydramist prior to moisturizing.


Dear Michelle, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream has retinyl palmitate which vitamin A in an antioxidant form. It does not exfoliate. Therefore you can use Skin Smoothing Cream with Overnight Retinol Repair. However, I do not recommend using any exfoliaiting products with Overnight Retinol Repair. Kind Regards, Bernadettee

4.5 330 5 1