dynamic skin recovery spf50

spf moisturiser to help combat triggers that lead to skin ageing

Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin ageing with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser now with increased sun protection through Dermalogica's patented Oleosome technology.

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  • $132.00
    - 50ml
    dynamic skin recovery spf50
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dynamic skin recovery spf50

Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin ageing with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser now with increased sun protection through Dermalogica's patented Oleosome technology. Liquorice extract calms and soothes even sensitive skin while White Tea, rich in antioxidants helps to stop collagen breakdown.

  • paraben
  • gluten
  • cruelty
  • Vegan
  • no artificial fragrances
    and colours


  • Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light.
  • Helps control the triggers that lead to skin ageing.
  • Blends smoothly into skin for a perfected finish.

how to use

After cleansing and toning, apply a generous amount to face and neck, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure for a perfect finish.

quick tip

No matter the weather, shield your skin with SPF daily to protect against skin-ageing environmental assault.

part of age smart product system

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

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Water/Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Glucosamine HCL, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-11, Glycine Soja Protein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acrid, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium ETDA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 77891

We are 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.

AGE smart®

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.

how it works

AGE Smart works by impacting the main biochemical reactions that manifest the signs of skin aging: the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS, also known as free radicals), the generation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the development of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs).

overall rating write a review
5 out of 5
248 out of 250 - This product has a 99 % approval rating.
  • Awesome
    5 out of 5
    Great product to put on and added bonus of SPF
  • Easily absorbed
    5 out of 5
    I love moisturisers with sunscreen, however, they generally have a white/zinc residue, and feel a bit tacky or heavy. You wouldn't know this moisturiser has a fantastic SPF50 added. I'm sold, and will repurchase.
  • Well worth the money
    5 out of 5
    Perfect moisturiser for every day use leaving skin silky and smooth. Having the SPF is very useful as well
  • So good!
    5 out of 5
    My face is suuuuuper sensitive to sun protection, so I usually go without and end up getting burnt...
    This stuff has saved my skin for sure!! It feels so good, doesn’t leave a nasty residue and doesn’t upset my skin at all, just feels really hydrating. Worth the money and a little goes a long way.
  • Feels great on my skin
    5 out of 5
    I used to suffer from Oily skin but this light weight daily moisturiser feels great plus with the added benefits of an SPF
  • Definitely worth it
    5 out of 5
    Feels and smells amazing! Love how it is a SPF as well. I have normal to dry and slightly sensitive skin and my skin looks and feels better after using it, so glad I invested in quality skin care. Well worth the price!
  • My partner now uses the dynamic skin recovery
    5 out of 5
    My partner and I were in China a few weeks ago and because of the pollution and sun, my partner borrowed my Dynamic Skin Recovery moisturiser and I've just ordered him his own bottle. He loves it and it has really helped with his excema and dry skin from shaving. He is now trying other Dermalogica products in the bathroom.
  • My daily moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    It's lightweight and soaks in instantly, no strong perfumes and doesn't sweat off in hot humid situations. I'm on my 4th bottle - wish they had a larger size but this is good for travel.
  • Beautiful product
    5 out of 5
    This is a great moisturiser- perfect for my skin.
  • Great moisturiser!
    5 out of 5
    My skin requirements had changed in the last year due to age and lots of exposure to the elements. So
    I wanted to try a moisturiser that was lightweight and contained sunblock to wear for work. Found my sun spots lightened within a week of use and my skin was much less dehydrated. I'm pleased I've found a good substitute for Smoothing cream.
  • My new Fav for Summer
    5 out of 5
    I went looking for a new Moisturiser and came across the Age Smart range. Im so glad I gave this product a try. It makes your skin feel so good and having the extra SPF included is an added bonus.
  • Quick and easy with sun protection
    5 out of 5
    I tried the Age Smart kit and fell in love this this product from first use. My skin can get very oily during the day, but by the end of the first day of using this product my skin was still matte and feeling fabulous. I love that it has a built in SPF, whilst at the same time helping to care for my skin. Have purchased a full size.
    5 out of 5
    A great moisturiser with the added bonus of SPF50. It is easily absorbed and doesn't feel heavy on your skin like other moisturisers with sunscreen. I love the smell too.
  • Daily Essential
    5 out of 5
    I LOVE LOVE this product, covers all the sunblock/moisturiser bases and is superb under my foundation during the week. I live in a sunny environment, and since using this dynamic recovery, my pigmentation has gone- very nice bonus!
  • Amazing
    5 out of 5
    I love this moisturiser. It doesn't feel greasy or feeling heavy - and includes the SPF! A little goes a long way too.
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    Finally a sunscreen that makes my skin feel good and doesn't irritate my skin or leave a white film!
  • Great product
    5 out of 5
    Really lovely light but moisturising product with a nice fragrance and feels gorgeous on my skin.
  • Amazing lightweight product!
    5 out of 5
    Great, non-greasy moisturiser that hydrates the skin and protects it against sun damage. Also great how you can see how much you have left on the side.
  • dynamic skin recovery spf50
    5 out of 5
    I love this moisturiser, it's light on the skin, for the mature skin type, and as sunscreen in it too. This product is in an easy used cylinder tubing and there's no waste.
  • My favourite product
    5 out of 5
    Lovely to apply, not at all greasy, sinks in well and doesn't irritate my ridiculously sensitive and reactive skin. And of course it's SPF50 too.
  • Can't go past this
    5 out of 5
    Really love this moisturiser and have been using it for a number of years now. It has a great SPF factor but it doesn't feel heavy at all.
  • Go to daily moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    This has become my go to daily moisturiser. I like to add a few drops of the skin hydration booster to it to give my skin some extra support against the wind, rain and cold over winter.
  • Excellent for dry skin
    5 out of 5
    This is the best SPF moisturiser if you have dry skin. I have this as well as the Pure Light SPF50 (which I also love) and use this one when my skin is feeling a little dry - particularly in the winter. Lovely to use, not too heavy and restores my skin within a couple of days.
  • An excellent product!
    5 out of 5
    I highly recommend this moisturiser to others. For me I know it works because when I use it I can visibly see a positive difference within a few days. My skin goes from looking tired to fresh, & the fine lines that were starting to appear seem to disappear. I don't tend to wear makeup so for me it's important that my skin looks good & I find this product combined with the eye cream does this.
  • Excellent product
    5 out of 5
    A great moisturiser with the added bonus of SPF50. Non greasy and feels lovely on your skin. A little bit goes a long way, well worth the money.
  • Best product!
    5 out of 5
    Love this product!!! so easy to apply, no residue as it leaves my skin so silky soft. Just purchased my 2nd tube after 6 months.
  • Developed sensitivity
    3 out of 5
    When I first starting using this moisturiser I absolutely LOVED it. I've been through 2 bottles over a significant period of time and I'm on my third bottle now. However I've developed a really bad sensitivity to the lotion and my skin starts to sting whenever I apply it to my face. Not sure what happened but it's time to discontinue :( Never had any sensitivity issues before either.

    Dermalogica NZ replied:
    Hi Lauren, sorry to hear that your skin has become sensitive. Our formulation has not changed so we would advise you to go into one of your stockists (you can find these listed on our website) and have a chat to a therapist about the changes to your skin as there are a magnitude of things that could be causing this sensitivity.
  • Happy skin!
    5 out of 5
    I've just purchased my 2nd bottle after 6 months of use and sometimes using twice a day! Such good value for money for how long it has lasted!
    My skin just loves this moisturiser and has proven a strong defence in this hot summers sun!
  • 5+ Stars
    5 out of 5
    If I had to go to a desert island and could only take one thing with me, I think it would have to be this moisturiser! The Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50+ protects my skin so well - I've never been burnt whilst wearing it. It has a wonderful texture to it too, it feels amazing on your skin - not greasy at all, just light and it's also the perfect base before putting makeup on. The pump on the bottle helps you get the perfect measure too. Could a product get any better? I'm such a big fan!!
  • Excellent!
    5 out of 5
    This is non greasy and leaves the skin feeling protected yet clean. One of my favs!
  • Can't live without it
    5 out of 5
    Great coverage, light weight and non greasy. Since i started using it the sun damage to my skin has not gotten worse despite the fact that I am in the sun daily.
  • Just the best
    5 out of 5
    I have been using this product since having had melanoma on my face. It provides the best moisturising for your skin but also the added protection of SPF 50. I wouldn't use anything else
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    I absolutely love this product! It's a great light weight moisturiser that leaves your skin glowing!! I love that it contains Spf - I have never been sunburnt whilst using it!!
  • Nice lightweight moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    I have been using this product for almost a month and I have noticed an improvement in my skin already. I have an oily t-zone but it has definitely helped de-shine that area throughout the day. It is easily absorbed and doesn't feel heavy on your skin like other moisturisers with sunscreen. I love the smell too. Loving the clear strip so you can see when you need to order more.
  • Great moisturiser
    4 out of 5
    A surprisingly light weight moisturiser for the excellent spf protection it affords.
  • Awesome moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    Have been using this product for a couple of years and it's the best thing that I've found. Really easy to use and you don't have to use much to get a wonderfully smooth "older" skin.
  • Fabulous Moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    Best product ever - non-greasy - and have noticed improvement in days.
  • Love It!
    5 out of 5
    Really happy with this moisturiser, love the pump, a little really does go a long way. Great it has SPF50 too, a necessity for our Kiwi Summer :-)
  • I can't live without this moisturiser!
    5 out of 5
    I can't say a bad word about this product - have been using it for quite a few years now and just love so many things about it. It feels amazing on your skin, it's not too heavy, it's hydrating, and best of the the sunblock is fantastic - I've never be burnt whilst wearing this moisturiser. The bottle design is fantastic - you can pump the moisturiser out in a measured dose, and there's a line on the bottle showing you how much is left. Highly recommend.
  • Fabulous product
    5 out of 5
    Fabulous product, wear alone or really nice under makeup. Great to have spf 50. A small amount goes a long way. Well worth the money.
  • Best Product!
    5 out of 5
    This is my favourite product, really nice moisturiser, my skin is dry and sensitive and this makes it feel and look a lot better!
  • The Best Moisturiser!
    5 out of 5
    I love this product, it is my favourite, my skin is sensitive and dry and this moisturiser makes it look and feel so much better!
  • Fantastic
    5 out of 5
    This is my daily moisturiser and I love it. I really like spf50 built in especially as we live in Southland were you tend to burn quickly
  • Amazing!
    5 out of 5
    Great product. Feels like you're wearing nothing at all + it's spf50!
  • Excellent Moisturiser
    5 out of 5
    This product is light on my skin, yet effective in maintaining moisture balance. I love the new panel on the side to let me know how much is left in the container.
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    I use this after cleansing and before my primer. It feels really hydrating and non greasy. Can't wait to get the next size up.
  • Best ever!
    5 out of 5
    Love this moisturiser. I have just gone to age smart range and am really happy with this. Doesn't fel greasy but does the job
  • It really works!
    5 out of 5
    I'm in my late 50's and spend hours outside in the sun and elements every day - always have. I've always used Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 every morning without fail and my face is now the youngest looking part of me!
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    Love the weight of this moisturiser. Really good for my sensitive/combination skin, and with the added bonus of SPF50. Love the side stripe so you can see when you are getting low. Excellent product, thoroughly recommend.
  • Non greasy
    5 out of 5
    This is a perfect medium weight moisteriser. Not greasy or heavy but really feels like it provides good hydration.
    I really like that it is a SPF50 too which can often make a moisteriser feel heavy - but not with this one. A small amount goes a long way.
    I like the pump dispenser too.

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1 answered questions

How does this compare in terms of thickness to the Skin Smoothing Cream? I usually combine the latter with the spf50 Solar Defence Booster but am considering trying the Dynamic Skin Recovery spf50 instead.

Written by Jane on 26/03/2017
Hi Jane,
Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 has a slightly thicker consistency than the Skin Smoothing Cream but otherwise is very similar in weight and will absorb easily without leaving any oily residue on the surface of your skin. Many of our customers use Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 in the morning and Skin Smoothing Cream at night.

I hope that helps,
The team at Dermalogica
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