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Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin 50ml

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Skinstitut Moisture Defence Normal Skin a low intensity moisturiser that provides intense hydration with antioxidants. Ideal for normal to combination skin.

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4.6 of 278 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Love the velvety feel


This moisturiser is so lovely. The light milky formula soaks right into the skin without leaving an oily or shiny appearance. Also goes on well underneath makeup as it doesn’t leave a residue or texture on the skin.

Most Helpful Criticism

Good for sensitive skin


I like this moisturiser it’s good for under makeup not to heavy or greasy
  1. Good product


    I would recommend this product as it suits sensitive skin. Only downfall is the size of the product for the price compared to other products from this range.
  2. Love the velvety feel


    This moisturiser is so lovely. The light milky formula soaks right into the skin without leaving an oily or shiny appearance. Also goes on well underneath makeup as it doesn’t leave a residue or texture on the skin.
  3. Great Moisturiser for Breakouts


    This is now my go to moisturiser. This product was recommended to me by the Adore Beauty team as I was looking for a light moisturiser that helped with breakouts. It definitely does the trick. It is really light and hydrating and works well under under make up.
  4. Nice


    I have been using this product now for a months and I can see great results. My skin is more plump and looking more healthy. It keeps my skin hydrated all day. Highly recommend.
  5. Normal skin


    Wouldn't recommend for dry skin, as this does soak in without giving super long term hydration for me. I think this could be a good one for oily skin that doesn't need so much moisture
  6. Not moisturising


    I bought this moisturiser quite a while ago. It feels nice to apply, but I actually found it drying, which is why it's been sitting in my cabinet still full for quite some time. It's a shame because I love their sunscreen.
  7. Good for sensitive skin


    I like this moisturiser it’s good for under makeup not to heavy or greasy
  8. Perfect everyday moisturizer


    Have used this everyday morning and night for years and I won’t use anything else! Only need a small amount so lasts a long time too
  9. Lovely Lightweight moisturiser


    I find this moisturiser works really nicely in my skincare regime. Its lightweight and absorbs quickly into my skin. I have oily skin and find its hydrating enough for my skin.
  10. Leaves me oily


    Leaves my skin oily and doesn't feel very nice
  11. Love it!


    I have been using this product now for a couple of weeks and I can see such an impact using this in combination with the other Skinstitut products. It goes on easy and keeps your skin hydrated all day/night.
  12. Non clogging lightweight hydration


    This moisturiser provides a light weight hydration that absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave any oil residue. More suitable for those that have an oily skin and don’t like the feel of heavy oily moisturisers
  13. Keeps skin smooth


    This moisturiser keeps the face nice and hydrated. I would recommend it as part of a daily skincare routine. Keeps the skin smooth.
  14. Hydrating and light


    I have combination skin that is a little bit on the dry side. This moisturiser feels extremely light, but at the same time makes my skin feel subtle and hydrated.


    I have acne prone over 40 skin. Moisturiser feels light weight on and doesn't seem to block my pores making my acne worse.
  16. Alright


    Slightly under-hydrating but still okay if you are more on the oily side. Doesn't contain Dimethicone which is also great.
  17. Great product


    Ive been using this product for about 6 years now. I fly everyday for a living and tried many products before i started using Skinstitut. I never have to reapply during my flying duties and always get compliments for how great my skin looks. I also find compared to other products this moisturiser isn't oily. Highly recommend
  18. Only moisturiser for my acne prone skin


    I have tried many moisturisers for acne, sensitive skin such as Cetaphil, Cera Ve, Clean & Clear, but this is the only moisturiser that did not break me out at all. At first, I thought that Cetaphil and Cera Ve could not possibly break me out since it is very simple and is recommended for sensitive skin. However, this was not the case for me and once I stopped using those products and switched to this moisturiser, I found out that it was my previous moisturiser causing me to break out. I really recommend this to sensitive and acne-prone skin. This is the only moisturiser Id ever use unless I find a better one!.
  19. Provides moisture without the grease


    As someone who has oily combination skin, I love this moisturiser. It sinks in quickly and provides moisture without the greasy feeling.
  20. Plumps and brightens


    This feels really light on my skin and absorbs really well without leaving a greasy residue or any type of shine through out the day. I feel instantly refreshed when I apply this and my skin seems more plump and bright.
  21. Light and mighty


    Great texture, absorb fast, lovely scent, does the job of surface moisturising.
  22. All you could want in a facial moisturiser!

    Dana C

    Not heavy or greasy, this moisturiser leaves my face feeling so fresh and clean. I have combination skin and most moisturisers that I have tried leave my face feeling greasy and shiny, but yet somehow still dry. This one by Skinstitut deeply moisturises my face and remains light throughout the whole day.
  23. Unremarkable


    It’s good enough, absorbs quickly and sits well under makeup. Good for those who do not like scented moisturizers.
  24. Good Value for money


    I highly rate this product, it provides my skin with enough moisture with out leaving it feel oily or greasy. Will buy again
  25. Great product - not too oily, not too dry


    I have normal/combination skin and this product works so well for my skin. It goes on nicely and makes my skin feel hydrated although its not too oily, and its never dry. I wanted something hydrating but not too thick or that leaves a thick barrier on the skin like so many other moisturizers. So i tried this and i won’t look back - perfect moisturizer for normal/combination skin!
  26. Leaves skin feeling moisturised but not greasy


    This is an amazing moisturiser! It is cooling on the skin and leaves the skin feeling deeply moisturised but not greasy or weighed down. Didn't give me any breakouts either!
  27. Very nice


    I love this cream because it does not feel sticky or thick and dries well. It’s not overly hydrating but it’s still my favourite.
  28. moisturizing


    Good overall moisturizer
    not too oily for my combination skin
    keeps my skin hydrated
    i use this every morning under my makeup
    doesn't clog my pores
    have been using skinstitut products for approx two years with good results
    very small bottle for using every day
  29. Great product


    I have been using this product for 12 months now an I will not use any other product! I apply it every morning before my sunscreen to make my skin stay hydrated through the day. These products give excellent results and last over time so value for money is great! I have added to my collection and have a great day/ night written routine to make sure I’m using all my products to keep my face glowing and healthy..
  30. Favourite


    This is my favourite product - leaves my skin looking and feeling beautifully hydrated without the weight of many products. But I too am disappointed that they are not prepared to provide a more convenient size tube as it is obviously a core product that you use on a daily basis. Also, from a waste point of view all that packaging for 30 ml when they could easily provide a 100 ml tube as well.
  31. Lush


    This moisturiser is lush and feels luxurious. I love applying it and a little goes a long way. It smells amazing too
  32. LOVE THIS!


    This moisturiser is my lifeline! It doesn’t irritate my skin, has a very subtle smell and thin lotion like consistency. My skin absolutely loves it and feels soft and hydrated. The only downfall is it only comes in a relatively small tube, would love a bigger size to be available.
  33. Amazing


    Absolutely love this moisturiser, I get dry spots on my face and ever since I’ve been using this I haven’t had any.
  34. Fab moisturiser


    I have been using the skin institute range for approx 2 years, this moisture is hands down the best I have ever used. Light weight and you only need a small amount
  35. Good for everyday use


    I have acne prone skin. I use this moisturiser everyday in the morning. It is lightweight and didn’t block my skin. Suitable for daily use.
  36. Great Moisturiser


    I have been using this moisturiser for the past 2 years and love it! It absorbs well, is lightweight and works well under makeup. I don't find it overly moisturising when I have dry patches. Works best when my skin is 'normal.
  37. Nice moisturiser


    I have nothing negative to say about this but I’m not sure I’ve found my “holy grail” moisturiser. It is very light so great as a daytime moisturiser but I feel like I’d like something a bit heavier at night. Doesn’t cause breakouts or irritate my temperamental skin so that is definitely a plus.
  38. Great moisturiser


    Love this. It’s just right. Not too oily or too dry. My skin loves it.
  39. Best moisturiser


    This moisturiser not only cleared my acne but left my skin feeling and looking soft and brighter . Definitely recommend
  40. silky and moisturising


    perfect morning and night, never oily and gives great hydration
  41. Perfect moisturiser


    I have used high-end moisturisers, drug store moisturisers, but this is the perfect match for my skin. Laser Clinics introduced me to Skinstitut. I can have troublesome skin, but this has kept my skin clear for months on-end. Lasts around 2-3 months, you only need a tiny amount!
  42. Like this Moisturiser a lot

    Foxy Bunnie

    Was recommended this brand and moisturiser and find it lightweight, absorbs quickly, feels nice on my skin. Would recommend to others, pay a little extra compared to what i was using but well worth it.
  43. One of my favourites!


    Absolutely love this product. Very lightweight, fast absorbing, but very moisturising. I do not necessarily have dry skin but I am prone to dry patches every now and then. This product keeps my dry patches at bay and my skin very hydrated. I use this product day and night and it layers very well under my other products as well as my SPF. Also works very well under makeup for me. Light and fresh scent which I absolutely love.
  44. Go to moisturizer


    I really like this product. It leaves skin feeling good and is not too heavy, I’ve been exploring with a range of moisturizers and I feel like this is a great staple moisturizer, up to the normal standard of skinstitutes high standards.
  45. An amazing moisturiser!


    I have sensitive/dry skin. This product worked wonders, it’s smooth, absorbs really fast and you only need a small amount per application - making it long lasting.
    My only issue with this though is after exfoliating my skin, I irritated my skin in the more sensitive areas (around the nose and under eye area), so much so I would swap it out for another moisturiser.
    Overall, pretty happy.
  46. Best moisturizer


    So light weight and absorbs quickly. Have been using this range for years and it’s the best. Would definitely recommend to others
  47. Amazing


    I have combination skin type. This moisturiser is light weighted and very gentle. When apply to my face, it doesn’t feel sticky or heavy. I use this every day and night. Highly recommend.
  48. Love it so much


    This is the first time I tried this and I am loving it how my skin looks and feel of it. It’s nicely hydrating not overly. Love it under my makeup too. My skin is a combination skin prone to acne. But this moisturiser I am loving it.
  49. Love it


    I have combination skin. This moisturiser is lightweight and glides onto my skin so easy. I've only been using it for a week, but so far I love it!
  50. Best product from the skinstitut brand


    I bought the whole range from skinstitut range and I am most happy with this product as it is hydrating, not sticky and makes your skin glow after cleansing.
  51. Great product


    I switched from the skinstitut moisturiser for dry skin to normal and was a little apprehensive as the texture was so different but I really love this product. It is far lighter and almost gel like making it great to wear under makeup. A little goes a long way.
  52. Amazing product


    I have been using the skinstitut range for a year now and my skin has never been better. It took a couple months to start seeing results but It has definitely helped clear my skin.
  53. Easy lightweight moisturiser


    Love love love this moisturiser it's easy to use and lightweight. The only downside is its not hydrating enough for night time use.
  54. So good


    This product is small in size but has lasted my such a long time. It’s definitely good value for money. My skin has been so calm since swapping to skinstitute products. It’s so rare for me to have a breakout now
  55. Sensitive and affordable


    I have really sensitive and combination skin I had trouble finding the right moisturiser as it gets really difficult to find an affordable and the one for your skin. My skin reacts really quickly and gets red patches on some weathers but since I started using this my reactions have stopped and my face feels really soft and hydrated it’s really affordable and light weighted
  56. Hydrating


    I have combination/oily skin. This product is light and hydrating. It doesn’t make my skin feel very creamy when applying. It also works well for sensitive skin. Pretty good product.
  57. Great if you’re looking for a good, affordable moisturiser!


    Feels quite hydrating, and for the price is a really affordable moisturiser. It’s quite a small size but a little goes quite a long way and you don’t need much so it does last quite a while. I have a normal/oily skin type and this didn’t make me break out at all which i do find with other brands moisturisers!
  58. Soft and light


    This moisturiser is very soft and light. Doesn't have a grease feeling on the skin and make up sits really nice on top of it.
  59. Not the best for oily skin


    This moisturiser is very lightweight and I have found that it has sometimes left an oily residue on my skin.
    Definitely not suitable for those with oily skin.
  60. Great moisturiser!


    I have used this in the past then tried another product. Have come back to this product as it definitely suits my sensitive, mature skin. After just a couple of applications my face is now soft with no dry spots. Thank you!
  61. Light and moisturising


    I use this morning and night. It is amazing under make up and keeps my skin well hydrated. It’s extremely lightweight and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
  62. Super light!


    I hate heavy moisturisers - and this is certainly not one of them! It is light and feels like a dream when it is on. I have very dehydrated skin so this is perfect as my day moisturiser, but I add a few drops of oil to make it a bit more hydrating at night. Great for sensitive skin!
  63. Works well


    Not my favourite out of their products moistures and smells nice but not for me
  64. Light and hydrating - definitely recommend


    I have acne so am wary of overly greasy or thick moisturizers, this is the best moisturizer I’ve used for my skin. It’s very light on the skin and soaks in nicely, rather than feeling greasy and sitting on my skin. I’m currently using Stieve-A as a topical treatment for my acne which can be drying, but using this moisturizer is super helpful to keep my skin looking hydrated and the best it can :)
  65. So good


    This has transformed my skin. I dealt with severe acne and for so long couldn't find a moisturizer that made my skin glowy but didn't clog my pores. This honestly made my skin the way it is now! Highly recommend!!
  66. Everyday moisturiser


    Gentle on skin while also providing enough moisture to protect against dryness. Has a neutral smell and a little goes a long way
  67. Lightweight and amazing


    I have always hated wearing moisturiser on my face until now this product is so lightweight and has changed my skin dramatically, even my makeup artist noticed! On my 3rd tube!
  68. Not for sensitive skin


    I tested this first on my hand and found it super light. When I put it on my face, my cheeks when bright red. I usually have slightly reactive, sensitive skin. I’ve since been using it on my neck, and haven’t found it amazing
  69. Lightweight, great for daily use


    I love this moisturiser so much, I have one at home and one in my handbag.
    It sits perfectly under make up and can be mixed with a full coverage makeup (hourglass) to give a tinted finish.
  70. Love the smell


    Smells fresh like cucumber leave skin soft without a greasy look. I use this morning and night and noticed I huge different in my skin after only using it for a week.
  71. Great


    Great light weight moisturiser, soaks into the skin instead of sitting on top. Second time I have brought this product. Can not fault
  72. Great moisturiser


    I love this moisturiser. I use it day and night, it sinks in quickly while leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It's also a great base before applying makeup. The only issue I have with it is that I go through it so quickly, I wish it came in a bigger size!
  73. Beautiful and light, does the job perfectly


    I swapped to this moisturiser to avoid paying the $72 for the moisturiser recommended by my skincare therapist. I had heard amazing things about this moisturiser on the Keep it Cleaner facebook page, however, I was sceptical because of the cheap price tag. So far it has delivered amazing results for my skin and is the perfect amount of hydration. Also a much better scent than my previous moisturiser. I would consider a heavier cream for night, however I think this is absolutely perfect for mornings!
  74. New fave


    This moisturiser is my new favourite. It is a gel like hydrating formula that goes on really smoothly. I also really like the scent. It leaves my skin feeling really hydrated and nourished.
  75. Best moisturiser ever


    I wish I found this product sooner. It’s not too light, not too heavy, and is the perfect base for makeup. It feels nice and cool on the skin and keeps me very hydrated throughout the day. I’ve got combination fair skin, and I find it works best if I use both morning and night after serums.
  76. Good moisturiser


    I have been using this product for a little while now and I like it for a daily moisturiser, a little goes a long way and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated. It soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky which I really like.
  77. Great light weight moisturizer


    I use this twice a day and find it goes under make up really nicely. It also wear it at night as I don’t like the feel of heavier moisturizers
  78. Loved it - nice and simple


    Loved this moisturiser for summer - wasn't too thick on hot days and blended nicely into my skin. Only downfall was that I went through it way too quickly. Might have just been me though
  79. Best moisturiser yet!


    I find this moisturiser soaks into my skin so well and leaves me feeling extremely hydrated! I use it twice a day, just wished it came in bigger packaging size as I find I always have to re-stock!
  80. Light and non greasy


    Great light and hydrating moisturiser. I never used a gel moisturiser before so I was quite hesitant in trying this. It didn’t disappoint! You only need the tiniest amount, and it absorbs quite fast. I apply it once in the morning and it covers me all day.
  81. 100% recommend


    Fantastic all round deep moisturiser. Hydrating for night, yet I could still use it in the day if I needed without feeling gluggy. Perfect for my combo skin!
  82. Very lightweight


    I have normal skin and this is ok. It isn't going to do anything amazing but it doesn't claim too. It is a nice lightweight moisturiser.
  83. The best moisturiser ever!


    My skin was prone to breakouts before I was referred to this brand, and I’ve never looked back! This moisturiser is great on its own or under makeup and doesn’t make my skin go oily, so it’s perfect!
  84. Lightweight daily moisturiser, perfect to hydrate my dry to normal skin

    Deborah (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I found this moisturiser to be very light weight on my skin yet hydrating, was easily absorbed by my skin and didn’t leave my face looking oily or shiny.
    It played very well with all my foundations and my skin felt hydrated all day long.
    I only wore it in the morning under my makeup as I like a heavier cream at night.
  85. My go to moisturiser


    Favourite moisturiser on the market. Is nice and light while leaving my skin feeling nourished.
  86. Finally found it!


    I had to wait a few months before I wrote this review as it can take sometime before I know if a new product is working - and this most definitely is!

    I have dry to sensitive skin, that is prone to flaring if I get run down or stressed, or sometimes, just overnight, it will begin to reject a product that up until that point was fine.

    But since using the Skinstitut Moisture Defence (Oct last year), I have not had a single problem. I use it with a Retinal Serum and Facial Oil, and it leaves my skin so soft, smooth and moisturised. And when they say you only need a pea sized amount, that is all you need. It is enough to go down my neck and to my décolletage (and I have a few chins to get past before getting there :-).

    While my skin is not acne prone, I will get the odd digestive or hormonal pimple, and have noticed that I have been getting fewer of these. The pores on my nose also seem finer. This may be due to the combination with the serum and glycolic scrub (both Skinstitut) but still part of the outcome.

    I'm heading to 50, and I think my skin has felt the best it has felt!

    And to top it all off - that price is awesome!!!
  87. The best moisturiser!


    This was recommended to me by a skin clinic a couple of years ago and I have been using it ever since. I use it alongside other Skinstitut products and my skin has never been better!
  88. Love it


    I love this moisturiser. I use it in conjunction with the cleaners from this brand and my skin feels amazing. No signs of breakouts and my skin is super nice and hydrated. Doesn't leave a sticky feeling to my skin and my makeup applies sooo nice when I use this moisturiser beforehand which is amazing!
  89. Best moisturiser for oily skin


    I have oily/combination skin and this is the best moisturiser i've found that is light enough not to cause break-outs but still leave your skin hydrated. I use it on my neck as well and add a couple of drops of The Ordinary's Moroccan Oil when my skin is feeling particularly dehydrated.
  90. Staple Item


    As someone new to active skincare, I wanted a simple but good quality moisturiser for my normal 30 year old skin. This product is medium weight, has no strong fragrance, a little goes a long way, and is a good layering product. I use this daily under a skinstitut SPF 50 sunscreen and have feel it is a quality staple item to round out my routine.
  91. Nice basic moisturiser


    This is perfect if you are someone who likes a lightweight gel-style moisturiser. I have combination skin and find that it is a good daytime moisturiser however, not hydrating enough at night. It has never broken me out or irritated my skin either.
  92. Staple moisturiser


    I have very sensitive, breakout prone skin. This was recommended to me by a skin clinic a year ago and I have been using it ever since. It's light enough to layer with serums at night and SPF in the morning. At this price, this is the best moisturiser around.
  93. Awesome moisturiser!


    I have been using this moisturiser for a couple of weeks now and it is awesome! It has made my skin soft and really hydrates. And it is lightweight which is good! Highly recommend!
  94. Holy grail.


    Never again will I use anything else. My reactive over sensitive skin was repaired using skinstitute. I stupidly stopped and my concerns reappeared. Holy grail and yes, serious skincare indeed
  95. Good all rounder


    This is a good all round moisturiser, it's hydrating yet light and refreshing. I wouldn't say it's my most favourite moisturiser as I prefer the Age Defence SPF 50+ moisturiser over this one. But it's perfect for anyone who likes a light gel/cream texture.
  96. Good Moisturiser


    I have been through two of this tubes now and quite enjoy this moisturiser. I have oily skin and find that the normal skin works fine for me. It moisturisers the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Will definitely repurchase again as I think the product is great for the price.
  97. Great Lightweight Moisturiser


    I have really enjoyed using this product over the last month or so. I have been experiencing more breakouts than usual and was advised to start using a lighter moisturiser. It smells wonderful and is very lightweight so it doesn't leave your face feeling greasy. A small amount also goes a long way which is great considering I use it morning and night. At this stage I will definitely re-purchase when the time comes :)
  98. All round great moisteriser


    I have used many many moisterisers over the years, and this is the first one I have been 100% happy with. Does a great job and my skin always feels so nice after. If you haven't tried Skinstitut products before, you 100% should!
  99. Great product


    I use this for night cream great product not too heavy not too light
    If your after a richer cream buy the ultra dry
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