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intensive moisture balance

ultra-nourishing moisturizer

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery.Learn More

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. BioReplenish Complex™ delivers a proven combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery.Learn More

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intensive moisture balance

Ultra-nourishing moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. 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.
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


  • Strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier.
  • Help rebalance the skin’s microbiome.
  • Intensely moisturizes dry, depleted skin.

how to use

After cleansing and toning, apply over face and neck 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, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Caprylate, Stearic Acid, PEG-8, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ceramide NP, Phytosterols, Centella Asiatica Extract, Linoleic Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Lactic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Hydroxystearic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol.

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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.

New favorite summer product


I love how light this moisturizer is and I think I'll get a lot of use out of t this summer. Not quite moisturizing enough for the winter air for me but def a formula that I like.

Illinois, USA


A Powerhouse of a Moisturizer


This is a powerhouse of a moisturizer that produces results. Upon application to my arms, face and neck, it is immediately soothing and comforting. The moisturizer is rich and creamy but not heavy or greasy on my skin. It absorbs quickly and doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin. After a couple of weeks of usage, my skin feels much softer and there has been a modest reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on my face and neck. A quality product made with quality ingredients. Highly recommended.



Super Hydrating


How does the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz compare to other products you've tried? • Would you buy the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz? • Were you aware of the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz before participating in this program? • Would you recommend the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz to others? I was excited to try the Dermalogica Moisture Balance Cream bc I've heard so many great things about this brand. This moisturizer lives up to its name. It moistures and leaves your skin feeling very hydrated. I have super dry skin and it felt great. The only issue I had was that when I tried it, I was going through an eczema flare up on my face and it irritated it a little probably due to the hydronic acid. However, once it cleared I tried it again and got great results. I would recommend this product to a friend. Its professional grade skin care that does what it promises.

Orlando, Fl


Absolutely Great Moisturizer


My skin gets very dry in the winter months and this dermalogica intensive moisture balance has solved my winter skin.  This is a nice rich moisturizer.  It is not heavy feeling on my skin.  It absorbs into my skin leaving it feeling soft and supple all day.  I've used it every day now for about two weeks and my dry skin is gone.  It absorbs quickly without leaving a tacky coating on your skin and doesn't interfere with your foundation whether it be liquid or powder.  Just a pea sized amount is enough and it spreads easily and evenly onto your skin.  I like that it comes in a squeeze tube so you can get all the moisturizer out of the container.  I will definitely be purchasing this moisturizer again, it works great for me.



No more dry and flaky skin!


From the first contact with my face, I was in love! This product is a miracle. I have always been embarrassed by my flaky dry skin. My foundation would sit on top and flake off if slightly touched. I washed my face and applied the moisturizer as recommended on the tube. I didn't have to put extra on, just a small amount went a long way! It did not feel greasy or heavy. My skin soaked it up; it felt supple and did not flake. When I applied my foundation, it glided on and looked unbelievably smooth. My skin feels and looks 100% better than it did. This is a product I will continue to use every morning and night. My old dry leathery skin is looking young again. I am finally looking more like my age.

Hookstown, PA


I would definitely buy this product.


I have used the Dermalogical intensive moisture balance moisturizer for a few days now. I love the product. It is non greasy (hard to find) , cool feeling, even smells great. It has aloe vera in it. It definitely locks in the moisture into your skin. I am very pleased with this product and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.



So moisturizing!


I have extremely dry skin, especially on my face. Most products do not satisfy my skin's need for moisture, and when they do, it takes two layers. This Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance accomplishes the goal with one application! This product lasts all day. I had never heard of Dermalogica before but I'm so happy to have found something that works so well for my skin! I will definitely continue to use this product and would love to try other products from this line.

Colorado Springs, CO


Another Dermalogica standout!


Dermalogica has an impeccable reputation in the world of skincare, and with their Intensive Moisture Balance cream, it's easy to see why. This cream was like a drink of water for my perpetually dry skin. Unlike so many other creams designed for parched skin, the Intensive Moisture Balance cream quickly aborbed into my face and felt light and velvety. I saw improvement within a couple of days. Since this cream also supports barrier recovery, it also helps trap moisture inside the skin. I have tried many of Dermalogica's outstanding products and their Intensive Moisture Balance cream will be one that I will add to my skincare regimen. Well done, Dermalogica!

Hamilton, NJ


Nice silky smooth feel


I keep this by me bed! It is so silky and smooth and doesn't feel greasy on my face. I have really dry skin and started applying 2 times at night before bed and after a week I only need to apply once and my face is softer than it has ever been! I love it! I received a sample in exchange for this review but in no was has the face that it was free impacted my opinion!

Commerce Tx


I would purchase this product!


Compared to other products I've tried the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz is really awesome. I have severely dry skin and ever since I received this product through this program my face hasn't been dry or itchy. I would definitely purchase the Intensive Moisture Balance 3.4oz. If available in a larger size I would purchase that one as well. Before participating in this program I was not aware of this product. I recommend this product to others especially if you're looking for a good skin relief and moisturizer.




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Is this a facial or body moisturizer?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this moisturizer on the face, neck and chest. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product non-comedogenic?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is an oil rich moisturizer meant for oil dry skin. If you are concerned with clogged pores, try Active Moist or Skin Smoothing Cream instead. Kind Regards, Bernadette


What is the difference between using this or adding hydro boost to a dermalogica moisturizer?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This moisturizer is oil rich for oil dry skin and it offers hydration to the skin. You should be ok using it by itself if your skin is dehydrated and lacks oil. Kind Regards, Bernadette


HI, I see this is a new formulation, with different packaging. Can you summarize the differences between the prior and new version of intensive moisture balance? I'm having trouble finding a synopsis on why and how it was changed on the web


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The new Intensive Moisture Balance formula delivers even more hydration to the skin and helps to balance out the skin's natural Biome. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I've been using this product for many years now. I notice Dermalogica keeps increasing the price. Is there a particular reason for the recent price increase? I don't notice any specific changes to the actual product itself. Thanks so much, Kristen


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Intensive Moisture Balance was reformulated to delivery even more hydration to the skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Dose this come with a spf


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can mix it with Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I have always used Intense Moisture... is this very different to the old one? I will be purchasing but curious to know if the texture has changed?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. New Intensive Moisture Balance is still oil rich for oil dry skin but now it is more hydrating as well. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product good for very sensitive, dry, skin? Or is skin smoothing a better option?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your skin is dry and lacks oil, Intensive Moisture Balance is the right choice for you. If it is dry and lacks water and oil, Skin Smoothing Cream is a good choice too. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Which is more effective for aging skin Active Moist or Intense Moisture Balance


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use either moisturizer and use Antioxidant Hydramist along with it. Antioxidant Hydramist is a toner that prevents aging without oil. Mist it on to firm, hydrate and fight aging. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can i use this product with the smoothing cream as my skin lacks oil and is dehydrated?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream can work with dehydrated skin that lacks oil. Rather than use two moisturizers, try a hydrating serum like Phyto Replenish Oil or Skin Hydrating Booster. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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