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What's the Best Dermalogica Moisturiser?

Everyone’s skin has unique needs, and there are so many moisturisers out there that finding the right one for your skin can be confusing!

Good news are: whether you’re looking for an SPF moisturiser that won’t clog pores, searching for a moisturiser to help breakouts or wondering whether oily skin needs any moisturiser at all, Dermalogica has got you covered with a moisturiser to suit every skin type and concern.

Here are my top picks for each skin concern!

The best moisturisers for
Oily Skin


Active Moist

An oil-free, lightweight prebiotic moisturiser that hydrates combination or oily skin.

Formulated with Prebiotic Moisture Complex, Active Moist provides oil-free hydration to work to promote a healthy microbiome - and actively bring the skin into balance.


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Oil Free Matte

This lightweight, ultra-sheer formula contains an advanced blend of Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Biotin and Yeast Extract. Oil absorbers help maintain an all-day matte finish, preventing shine without any powdery residue. Provides defence against skin-ageing UV light and helps prevent shine and skin ageing on oily, breakout-prone skin for an all-day matte finish. The advantage here is that this is a two-in-one moisturiser and SPF.


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Cooling Aqua Jelly

Weightless formula containing a retinol-like bioflavonoid complex, helps reduce excess oil and refine skin. Hyaluronic Acid locks in moisture to deeply hydrate skin. Blue Tansy Flower Oil and brightening Blueberry Extract help calm and soothe skin while providing antioxidant benefits. This is very popular for younger skins and men's skin!


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The best moisturisers for
Normal Skin


Skin Smoothing Cream

This is by far our most popular moisturiser, formulated with a complex that works on a molecular level to help reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). 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.


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Prisma Protect

Intelligent drone technology is activated by visible light to help boost skin’s natural luminosity. Breakthrough antioxidant technology helps protect skin against pollution. Broad Spectrum Defense SPF15 provides protection from UV damage, while a bio-ferment from sage helps maintain an even skin tone. Advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin + SPF.


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The best moisturisers for
Ageing Skin

Super Rich Repair

Deeply nourishing skin treatment cream for chronically dry, dehydrated skin. This heavyweight cream helps replenish skin’s natural moisture levels to defend against environmental assaults.

Powerful peptides and an acid-free smoothing complex support skin resilience and tone. Shea Butter and Oil of Evening Primrose help replenish and hydrate, while antioxidants help defend against free radical damage.


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Dynamic Skin Recovery

This is Dermalogica's best-selling moisturiser with SPF! Broad Spectrum moisturiser helps combat the appearance of skin ageing. Help minimise the appearance of skin ageing with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 that is perfect for the Australian climate.

Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays. Blends smoothly over skin for a perfect finish.


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The best moisturisers for
Dry Skin

Intensive Moisture Balance

BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery. A prebiotic Chlorella Algae complex helps rebalance the skin’s natural microbiome for healthy-looking skin. Hyaluronic Acid, combined with Echinacea, Centella Asiatica and Aloe Vera, locks in hydration to help enhance the skin’s moisture content and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Sound Sleep Cocoon

A beautiful night time treatment with Tamarind Seed Extract that creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin while encapsulated, motion-activated French Lavender Essential Oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning. Other key ingredients include Persian Silk Tree Extract which reduces signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality while Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract provides visibly radiant skin by the a.m.


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The best moisturiser for Pigmented Skin


Pure Light

It features Oleosome technology, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreens to increase SPF performance. A powerful peptide helps regulate melanin production while a potent blend of Red and Brown Algae combined with botanical extracts, help balance uneven skin tone. Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid fortifies the skin’s natural moisture barrier, reducing the appearance of 
fine dehydration lines.


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Pure Night

Oligopeptide, brightening Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Zinc Glycinate help control melanin (pigment) formation and hyperpigmentation, while Pumpkin enzyme smooths the skin. Cranberry and Raspberry Seed oils help restore critical barrier lipids, optimising 
skin hydration and reducing the appearance of fine dehydration lines. White Bird of Paradise Seed Extract helps increase skin luminosity while Vitamin C and Moth Bean Seed Extract fight signs of ageing.


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The best moisturisers for
Sensitive Skin

Calm Water Gel

Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin hydrate and soften while defending skin against dryness. Cactus Pear Extract helps soothe sensitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.

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Barrier Repair

Dermalogica's exclusive UltraCalming Complex contains Oat and botanical actives that work below the surface to interrupt inflammatory triggers that lead to sensitisation, while helping to minimise discomfort, burning and itching. Help restore a healthy barrier function with Oil of Evening Primrose, Borage Seed Oil and silicones as vitamins C and E help combat free radicals that can lead to inflamed and irritated skin.


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About the Author

My name is Rochelle, I have been lucky enough to be in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years helping clients achieve amazing results with their skin.

With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!

Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.

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