intensive moisture balance

nourishing antioxidant cream

Ultra-rich antioxidant moisturiser for dry skin. Smooth away the appearance of dry lines and skin damage with stabilised Vitamin C as extracts help reduce the signs of prematurely-ageing skin.

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intensive moisture balance

Ultra-rich antioxidant moisturiser for dry skin. Smooth away the appearance of dry lines and skin damage with stabilised Vitamin C. Antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, vitamins A and E, and Ginkgo help shield against damage caused by environmental assaults. Soothing Echinacea and Centella Asiatica, combined with extracts of Grape Seed and Wild Yam, help reduce the signs of prematurely-ageing skin, leaving it smooth and firmer-looking. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.

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


  • Antioxidants help prevent free radical damage.
  • Strengthens skin's lipid barrier to prevent moisture loss.
  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines.

how to use

Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. Use twice daily, morning and night. Can be applied over or mixed with prescribed Dermalogica Concentrated Booster for additional results.

quick tip

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

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Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactamide MEA, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycolipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

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.

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.

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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.

overall rating write a review
4.9 out of 5
260 out of 265 - This product has a 98 % approval rating.
  • Best moisturiser i ever used
    5 out of 5
    I love how it hydrates intensively without any sting or itchiness.
  • Love this product!
    5 out of 5
    I have been struggling for years to find a great moisturiser that didn’t require a lot, left my skin feeling hydrated it didn’t leave residue on my face. Can’t wait to continue using this product
  • Alright Product
    3 out of 5
    Although it is a nice moisturiser, it hasn't helped much with my dry skin (due to weather change). It has a bit of a chemical smell too which isn't that nice. The 'skin smoothing cream' moisturiser is a much better option.
  • Fantastic product
    5 out of 5
    I absolutely love this product. in the past my skin has often felt very irritated and dehydrated during the winter months. However this mosturiser has cleared this problem for me. I thoroughly recommend it
  • Amazing!
    5 out of 5
    Awesome product that is great for the cooler months in NZ
  • Very hydrating
    5 out of 5
    I bought this product after having a child and my skin was very dry. This moisturiser is great, and has made my skin feel soft and silky. I love it. Highly recommend this moisturiser to anyone with dry skin. No greasy after feel too.
  • So happy with results
    5 out of 5
    I have found this product so good during the winter months. Normally my skin gets dry from the harsh weather but not this year. This moisturiser has kept my skin looking well hydrated and smooth without any greasy feeling.
  • love it
    5 out of 5
    with winter here my skin is appreciative of this extra moisture.
  • Great
    5 out of 5
    Great for the winter months. Really keeping my moisture locked in.
  • Best Ever
    5 out of 5
    Again my FAVOURITE moisturiser has rewarded me with soft nourished skin.
    I use it morning and night after my cleanse and toning.
    I am in my 50's and have been using this fabulous moisturiser for now 15 years it is perfect.
  • I'm back!
    5 out of 5
    I have come back to this product as it really is the best. You need such a little bit and such a nice result.
  • I love this product!
    5 out of 5
    I have used this product for several years now and have not found anything better. I have very sensitive skin and this product is perfect for me.
  • Just excellent!
    5 out of 5
    Have used this for a few years now and it delivers! Non greasy and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and non tight. Im almost 60 and strongly recommend this as an excellent nightcream.
  • 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5
    Love this product, been using it for a long time and it is very kind to my skin. Nice and creamy but sinks into the skin. My skin feels very soft.
  • All Time Favourite
    5 out of 5
    Once again Thank you Dermologica my Intensive Moisturiser has not disappointed. As soon as I apply it to the skin it absorbs instantly and my skin feels soft and supply.
    I wouldn't use any other product.
  • Best ever Moistuiser!!!
    5 out of 5
    I am in my 60's & have Keratosis through sun-damaged skin. I have been using this product morning & night for a number of years now & couldn't be without it. Redness & flakiness is dramatically reduced with amazing results. Fantastic moisturiser!!!
  • Love It!!
    5 out of 5
    I recently purchased this product and absolutely adore it!
    I have dry skin that soaks up any moisture and this product provides my skin with the perfect amount!
    It smells so deliciously clean and healthy, and feels lovely and velvety! Favourite moisturiser ever.
  • The only Moisturiser I will ever use
    5 out of 5
    This is my all time favourite moisturiser ,have tried many over the years but now I'm in my 50's this is definitely the best.My skin feels smooth and supple and fresh. I use it 3 times a day as I twice a day as I go to the gym feel naked without it on my face .
  • Best moisturiser ever
    5 out of 5
    Have been using this for years and every time I stop to try something new I regret it. This is fantastic for dry/very dry skin.
  • Great
    5 out of 5
    I love this product. I have tried other moisturisers over the years, but nothing compares
  • A Must Have
    5 out of 5
    I love how light and moisturising this product is. It's not too heavy and absorbs quickly. My skin loves this product.
  • My All Time Favourite
    5 out of 5
    The Intensive Moisture Balance is the only moisturiser that suits my skin.
    My skin is smooth and nourished.
    I use it morning and night.Highly recommended.
  • Best Moisturiser for long term Hydration
    5 out of 5
    This is one of the few Moisturisers I have tried that offers hydration throughout the whole day, especially in colder months. I also love that it list the active ingredients - other top brands are quite mysterious which makes me a bit cynical. Great packaging and easy to use day and night.
  • Intensive moisture balance
    5 out of 5
    Love this product! Has a silky feel when applied to skin. Great for drier skin, less breakouts.
    Erin Maree
  • My Fav....
    5 out of 5
    I outgrew the active moisturiser and couldn't get a product that would provide a decent balance between adequate hydration and no greasy feeling or blocked pores. I'm in my 40's and needed something decent. I have easily irritated skin and fine lines but the age smart versions are way too heavy for me. This one is "bang on". Recommended!!
  • excellent product
    5 out of 5
    This is the best moisturiser, I love it - excellent for drier skin.
  • excellent product
    5 out of 5
    This is the best moisturiser, I love it - excellent for drier skin.
  • Great product
    5 out of 5
    My skin often felt dehydrated and itchy especially during the winter. This product has solved this.
  • fantastic
    5 out of 5
    I've used intensive moisture balance about 5 years now and it still leaves my skin perfectly moisturised. I find it extremely good in autumn and winter time.
  • Love this!
    5 out of 5
    This is the best moisturiser I have used in ages!! Will keep buying.....
  • Skin feels nourished
    5 out of 5
    Love the feeling of this moisturiser - absorbs beautifully into my skin!
  • Now my permanent go-to nightcream!
    5 out of 5
    Just purchased another large tube because this stuff is simply the best!
  • Intensive Moisture Balance
    5 out of 5
    Love it. Good for sensitive skin
  • My Ultimate Moisturiser!
    5 out of 5
    This is the only moisturiser that works on my dry skin without leaving it greasy or itchy feeling. Great for day and night, the only moisturiser I need when I have to travel light.
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    The only way to decribe it is that it feels like my skin is singing with joy once I have finished my skin care regiment with this product. Highly recommended!
  • best product ever
    5 out of 5
    I love this moisteriser, I use it at night and wake up with soft smooth skin in the morning. absolutely love this product.
  • Fabulous Product
    5 out of 5
    I love this product - light with great hydration and my skin feels soft and silky smooth. Would definitely recommend!
  • Awesome product
    5 out of 5
    I use this product at night time. It is nourishing and leaves my skin feeling very soft and hydrated. I use it sometimes as a day moisturiser in the winter. I highly recommend this product.
  • Highly recommend
    5 out of 5
    Lovely, rich moisturizer that doesn't leave your face feeling greasy. I have breakout prone, dry skin that is flaky in patches and this is the best product for it. Last forever when used with a toner. Love!
  • Lovely product
    5 out of 5
    This is a great moisturiser for when your skin is needing a little extra. I use it in the winter when my skin gets quite dehydrated and it makes it feel soooo much better!
  • Great product
    4 out of 5
    Really nice moisturiser, great when your skin is feeling a bit dehydrated and dry. I use this in the winter when my skin needs a little extra.
  • Skin soft and moist again
    5 out of 5
    As I live in the South, during the winter months my skin becomes extremely dry.
    Using Intensive Moisture Balance at night has solved my problem.
    My skin is smooth and soft again.
    I love this product and highly recommend it.
  • Best moisturiser ever!
    5 out of 5
    I have used this moisturiser for about 8 years now, I am now over 60 and my skin still feels soft and people are always surprised at my age. From time to time I have tried other brands but this is the only one that makes my skin feel non greasy and at the same time soft. A lot of moisturisers also react with my skin so that it feels dry and tight by the end of the day- this never happens with Intensive Moisture Balance
  • Ultimate hydration
    5 out of 5
    My skin can be dry, slightly reactive to some products and needs lots of moisture. Does this moisturiser give my skin the hydration it needs? It sure does, my skin feels the best it ever has. The moisturiser is so gentle, yet so effective. This is my holy grail moisturiser-five stars!
  • Best moisturiser ever!
    5 out of 5
    After years and thousands of dollars, I have now found what is quite possibly the best moisturiser ever. I use it night and day and my skin has never looked better (with a history of hormonal breakouts and sensitivity). This moisturiser has done what no other has been able to - I now comfortably go outside the house without makeup.
  • A lifesaver for dry winter skin
    5 out of 5
    This is the moisturiser to go to when the winter weather dries your skin out and you feel the winter blues :)
    I normally use the skin smoothing cream during the rest of the year, but during the colder part of the year this is the moisturiser to help me out.
    My skin feel nice and soft again.
  • Non-greasy and perfect hydration
    5 out of 5
    Best moisturiser I have ever used and has great results! Dryness goes overnight
  • So light it's surprisingly moisturising
    5 out of 5
    This product doesn't feel heavy or oily but provides great moisture. Absorbs well and can definitely be used day or night.
  • Highly Recommend!
    5 out of 5
    I use this as my night cream and find it does a wonderful job. No tightness and skin looks and feels refreshed and nourished in the morning. Highly recommend!
  • Allday everyday user
    5 out of 5
    where can i start this moisturiser is amazing i have really dry skin and this moisturiser really makes my skin feeling different unlike other moisturisers that leave your skin greasy this one doesn't i absolutely love it! and would recommend my family to use it too . =)
  • Love this moisturiser
    4 out of 5
    I love the texture of this moisturiser - it's rich without being greasy, sinks in straight away and leaves no residue at all on my face (unlike most other intensive moisturisers). I've found it to be much better suited to my ageing skin than the Active Moist product, which is just a bit too lightweight for my needs.
  • Absolutely life saving!
    5 out of 5
    I first tried this product after finding that my Active Moist just wasn't quite moisturising enough for night time. I fell in love! It is great to apply, because it is not too thick or waxy, like other heavy moisturisers. My skin just drinks it up, and I wake up in the morning with silky soft skin! It is truly fantastic, ten out of ten!
  • Rich moisturisation without a greasy coated feeling
    4 out of 5
    This is my favorite Dermalogica moisturiser. It absorbs easily into my skin leaving it well moisturised without a greasy coated feeling.
    K Overeem

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