Sheer, easy-to-apply Active Moist formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.
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.
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Provides effective, oil-free hydration without a greasy feel.
Smooths and helps improve skin texture.
Sheer formula goes on quickly.
how to use
Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. Best when used following Multi-Active Toner. Can be applied over or mixed with prescribed Dermalogica Concentrated Booster for additional results.
Prep skin with Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.
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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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.
I suffer from very dry cracked skin. This product is the only thing that left my skin feeling hydrated and non oily. I had no residue and this did not cause further breakouts. I highly recommend if you have dry sensitive skin.
Hope Mills, NC
The best moisturiser on the market!
I suffered with teenage acne from the age of 11. From this, I had to go on antibiotics for 2 years, and believe me, I've tried literally everything to make my skin better. In November 2018, I had to go into hospital for a small operation, and following that my face ERUPTED. I was devastated. I booked into my local beauty therapist and received my first ever Dermalogica Face Mapping. She analysed every single part of the skin on my face, and from the results recommended a few items to me, including the Active Moist Moisturiser. I can tell you now... I will NEVER change this moisturiser. My skin feels amazing after my skincare routine, and I feel this moisturiser is partly responsible for that. Within an hour after using other moisturisers, I found find my skin would be a greasy oily mess, but not with this product. It does exactly what it promises to do! I cannot recommend this product enough!
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Perfect daily moisturizer
I love this moisturizer! It is a daily essential for me. It makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated, without being heavy. No strong perfumes either. I'm on my third bottle :)
Light Weight moisture
Light Weight moisture. I love using it with the multi use toner. Great combo.
I would buy this moisturizer again in a heartbeat
Since I started using this moisturizer, my skin has been so smooth and hydrated. I use it right after the Dermalogica toner and that combo really works well for my skin. It's not too heavy too, and it absorb quickly. Love it!
Santa Clarita, CA
Customer Service very poor
Have been buying these products for years had a issue with power bright pump after several emails still not resoved now they want me to mail it back its a small pump from a kit... makes you feel like you are trying to scam them ... really dissappointed the pump just didnt work I will just throw it away but it willbe my last purchase.... buyer beware!
It doesn't cause break outs!
I have an acne prone skin and most creams even the light ones cause spots.
I have finally found the one that doesn't cause any issues and keeps my skin moist.
Light and highly moisturizing
Finding better skin
My favorite moisturizer! Very hydrating and it does not clog up my pores. Smell great too!
Santa Barbara, CA
This stuff is SO amazing!
I've always struggled to find a good moisturizer that didn't leave my skin oily or heavy feeling. A lot of stuff makes me break out so I got a sample of the active moist and it changed my life! I'm telling you all that this product is absolutely amazing! They did such a good job with this stuff. I recently finished my sample so I just ordered more cause it's that good! I highly recommend it and will repurchase again & again! I put it on right after washing my face & before applying my foundation and my skin looks so bomb! LOVE IT!
Does it contain SPF?
This moisturizer does not contain SPF.
Hi, I have mild adult acne and have had trouble with oily skin but its become drier of late. I want something that is also going to help protect my skin from ageing badly, doesn't put oil into my skin and has SPF. What products would recommend? Would you recommend a regime? Thanks
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try this regimen:
Special Cleansing Gel
Oil Free Matte SPF 30
Special Cleansing Gel
Hi there. I'm a teenager with oily skin and some acne on cheeks and forehead. I used to use breakout control and clearing mattifier over it but since the clearing mattifier is discontinued, can i use the active moist in its place day and night ?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes you can use Active Moist or Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion.
I have oily skin. Shine is a big concern. Will this keep the shine at bay?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! We recommend that you use Oil Control Lotion which has oil absorbers to hydrate and control shine .
The Dermalogica Team
is this product safe for pregnancy?
Yes but please always check with your doctor.
Hi, how many times can I use this product? is it for AM and PM?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this morning and night.
Is it suitable for teenagers?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. A teenager may prefer Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion.
does the active moist moisturizer have any type of petroleum or mineral oils?
It contains botanical oils likes lemon and lavender which can benefit oily skin.
Is this product water, silicone or oil based?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a water based moisturizer.
I have oily and acne prone skin, and I am looking for a moisturiser that matches my skin type, will active moist be suitable for my skin type?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Active Moist at night and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day.